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Back Porch Oyster Bar

Public Square, 19 N. Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
706-864-8623
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Ranked #4 of 67 restaurants in Dahlonega
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Back Porch Oyster Bar Restaurant is inspired by coastal North Carolina cuisine, our seafood is fine dining in a fun atmosphere. Our menu runs the gamut from simple fried catfish to Ahi tuna tartare, pan seared Chilean Sea Bass in a lemon beurre blanc, and cold water lobster tails. We also have a wide selection of cold water oysters from Northeastern U.S. and Canada. Yes you can find great seafood in the North Georgia Mountains!!
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Back Porch Oyster Bar Restaurant is inspired by coastal North Carolina cuisine, our seafood is fine dining in a fun atmosphere. Our menu runs the gamut from simple fried catfish to Ahi tuna tartare, pan seared Chilean Sea Bass in a lemon beurre blanc, and cold water lobster tails. We also have a wide selection of cold water oysters from Northeastern U.S. and Canada. Yes you can find great seafood in the North Georgia Mountains!!
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English first
Knoxville, TN
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for lunch during a two-night stay in Dahlonega. Based on previous reviews, we were not disappointed. We both had the oyster po' boy as well as good beer on tap. We ate on the second level, which had a seaside flavor, and our wait-person was prompt and knowledgeable which earned her a nice tip. The restaurant is... More

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Buford, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Excellent Restaurant on a great Location in Down Town Dahlonega. The Menu has a nice selection, a little bit on the pricier side. Service and food is super, very relaxing, you can choose between inside or outside dining

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Orange Park
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

While visiting friends we went to the Back Porch and what a delightful experience. My husband had the raw oysters as an appetizer and they were great. The special for the day was Red Snapper in herb butter with roasted asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes. It was delicious and a really large amount. The others in our party said their... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My sister and I so enjoyed our lunch here-- wish we had returned for dinner! 3 dozen raw oysters were yummy with a side of seasoned fries! Excellent service and fun ambience added to the fun.

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Jekyll Island, Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My wife and I came here for dinner and did not regret it. I did not expect to get the quality of food that they have here. We ordered Blackened Ahi Tuna as an appetizer. The owner came over and chatted with us while we waited. He said that he gets some of the best and freshest seafood, which I... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My family and I had a wonderful meal at this restaurant. The owners are from coastal North Carolina and know seafood. Their seafood is flown in fresh every single day. I see several complaints about price, but honestly, I didn't think the prices were that high considering the quality of the food. Yeah, it's not a cheap as chain restaurants... More

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were walking by with our niece and three pups when we were greeted by the owner with doggy treats. We had to stop and were certainly glad we did. Often times in tourist towns, quality takes a back seat to marketing, but not here. Freshest of seafood (UPS delivered a package while we were there) expertly prepared. Great wine... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

my partner had the shrimp and grits, which he liked, and I had a delicious scallop dish with potatoes and lemony arugula. our only regret is that we hadn't made a reservation so that we could have sat on the front porch, which overlooks the town square.

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Jefferson, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It was ok. Not something I would do again..Oysters were steamed, but brought to us on ice...also double the price that they were are another seafood restaurant.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Friendly staff, good service and good food. We had a table for six, and we sampled a good variety. The place is set up as seafood bar as advertised, but the prices were quite a bit higher than I would have expected. The portions were extra large, but most of us couldn't finish. I would have been happier with lower... More

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