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All 70 Dahlonega Restaurants

Back Porch Oyster Bar

Public Square, 19 N. Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
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Ranked #4 of 70 Restaurants in Dahlonega
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My friends and I ate here for girls night and my expectations were pretty low. What a surprise! Wait staff knowledgeable about wines and oysters, specials like Hawaiian bigeye tuna, and great food with very satisfying portions. Not inexpensive by any means but great find overall, especially in a college town.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We certainly enjoyed our visit to the Back Porch Oyster Bar. The owner greeted us and really made us feel welcome. The oyster selection was fantastic and my husband got the Oysters Rockefeller and Oysters Casino for appetizers- they were fantastic! We also tried the Crab dip, which was excellent. The chef was very accommodating in preparing a special request... More 

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Dacula, Georgia
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223 reviews 223 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Good place with really good seafood and excellent service. Last trip here we had beautiful weather and sat outside on the upstairs deck, and it was great. The food is very good, and it isn't cheap, but you aren't eating from a plastic basket lined with wax paper kind of seafood place either! I suggest you try it sometime when... More 

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Dahlonega, Georgia
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Back Porch Oyster bar has great college town bar atmosphere and outstanding service. Normally very busy on weekend nights so go early. Being raised in costal Florida $3 per oyster almost gave me a heart attack.

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Dahlonega, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had a really good meal at this old stand by restaurant in Dahlonega. Seared tuna was outstanding.Good atmosphere added to the occasion. Greta service by great waitress.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Very fresh seafood that was a surprise. Prices a little high, and the Key West theme seemed a little out of place in the mountains. We are from Florida, so we are used to fresh seafood. The food was very good.

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Cairo WV
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

we went there specifically for the she crab soup and the better half said it tasted like it came out of a can. i cant say if it was but she is a really good cook and knows this stuff but i have had a lot better than this and i am a decent judge of seafood. the meal over... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This place is on the main square and looks inviting as you walk by. We decided to give it a try and were very impressed. My wife ordered the Crabcakes, and I ordered the Sea Bass. Both our entrees were delicious and the presentation was great. We both had asparagus and potatoes for sides. They were great also. Back Porch... More 

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Ellijay, Georgia
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Been wanting to try the Back Porch for some time and finally got the chance. Great service, small wait but expected when we walked up. Good choices on menu even the bus staff make sure your doing well. I ordered fried shrimp and scallops. Shrimp was way overdone, don't believe I have ever had shrimp that tough. Scallops were perfect... More 

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Visiting Dahlonega on an anniversary getaway and a friend told us that we had to try Back Porch. We were glad we did the food was excellent and the service exceptional. We arrived almost an hour early for our reservation and despite being a busy night the owner said not a problem and found us a table and continued to... More 

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Additional Information about Back Porch Oyster Bar

Address: Public Square, 19 N. Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone Number: 706-864-8623
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Dahlonega
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar

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