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Back Porch Oyster Bar

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American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Public Square, 19 N. Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
+1 706-864-8623
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Back Porch Oyster Bar Restaurant is inspired by coastal North Carolina...
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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  • 37
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very nice seafood Restaurant

My wife and I were visiting Dahlonega and decided to try this restaurant. It was a toss up between this one and the Bourbon Street Grille. We looked at both restaurants menus and opted for this one this time. The atmosphere was very nice. The waitress was very polite and attentive. The food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Dennis D
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Gaffney, South Carolina
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Gaffney, South Carolina
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were visiting Dahlonega and decided to try this restaurant. It was a toss up between this one and the Bourbon Street Grille. We looked at both restaurants menus and opted for this one this time. The atmosphere was very nice. The waitress was very polite and attentive. The food was excellent although a bit pricey. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Food was absolutely delicious and definitely met and exceeded expectations! If I'm ever in the area again I will definitely stop by again!!

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GA
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went here for lunch with friends. I ordered the fish n chips, which were okay. A friend had the fish tacos and said it was extremely salty. Prices were a bit high for lunch ($13 for fish, tacos were the same I believe). The deck is enclosed and air-conditioned, which was nice.

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've eaten here several times. The meals are consistently good. Sometime the desserts are not up to par. The seafood is flown in fresh a few times a week.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I spied this restaurant as I was driving through and decided to stop in for lunch. They definitely put a different spin on the selections. I ordered the Shrimp Scampi with Pasta which was served in a wine sauce. It was good, but not amazing. My main goal was lunch with an escape from the heat, which this provided. Wouldn't... More 

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Cornelia, Georgia
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We celebrated Father's Day here and were all very pleased with our meals (4 adults and 2 children). Our server was attentive and pleasant and kept our glasses filled without ever having to ask. We started with the calamari and some steamed shrimp, both of which were quite tasty. The crab bisque was delicious. As an entree I had the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Cute restaurant, nice waitress, good location however I was a little disappointed. I ordered the Shrimp any Grits which was a large portion but the Shrimp were not fresh Gulf shrimp but tiny little bland shrimp like you might get in shrimp salad sandwich at the local deli. If either the menu or the waitress had mentioned it I would... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Who would have thought that in the middle of "fried chicken country" one would find a wonderful seafood restaurant with fabulous food and really great service?!?! Outside is the charming town of Dahlonega and inside is Key West, Florida! Totally enjoyable and a fabulous wine and beer menu.... Go!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The Back Porch is a quaint building in Downtown Dahlonega. They have a back porch, front porch and upstairs porch with live music. We were greeted immediately by a very friendly hostess, who seated us and gave us great local shopping info. The waitress was prompt and knowledgable about the menu. We order the goat cheese fritter and pear salad... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Back Porch Oyster Bar has done an excellent job bringing fresh shellfish and fish to this historic mountain community. Large gulf shrimp, blackened Grouper and steamed Sea Bass are just a few entrees. Oysters used in all recipes are shucked fresh. The wine list is better than most of Atlanta's finest restaurants and a result of the owner's son, a... More 

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Additional Information about Back Porch Oyster Bar

Address: Public Square, 19 N. Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone Number: +1 706-864-8623
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Dahlonega
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 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 - 25
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Public Square, 19 N. Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Dahlonega
  • Phone Number: +1 706-864-8623

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar

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!!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 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

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