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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 #6 of 66 restaurants in Dahlonega
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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!!
Restaurant details
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
Dahlonega, Georgia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Back Porch Oyster Bar is a beautiful spot on the Square to view the action, but the menu prices are way over what the local traffic can bear. Tourists can afford them, but we locals cannot. I have lived in Dahlonega 4 years and have been there once; I can't afford to eat there anymore. I go out to eat... More

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Jonesville, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Had dinner here and went back for lunch. All meals were great along with the service. Loved the seafood and burgers.

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Watkinsville
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My wife and I came to Dahlonega for a short Spring Break visit and found this excellent seafood place. Everything we ordered was excellent! I got a lobster bisque to start that was rich and meaty. My wife ordered shrimp and grits...great, smooth grits. I ordered the filet...nice big portion with mashed potatoes and asparagus. Too full for desert, but... More

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Hotlanta
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144 reviews 144 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We stayed in Dahlonega for the weekend and this place was recommended by the hotel. The food was excellent, oysters fresh, and the staff was a lot of fun. We sat on the lower porch and was served by a young lady that was a student at NGC. She was friendly, took excellent care of us, and we had a... More

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

this could easily be a great restaurant as they have the best fresh seafood in town. However, the service is spotty and it is not uncommon for them to not have something on the menu but the main detraction is the price. We no longer go because it is not reasonable to spend $100 for two people for dinner, two... More

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Smyrna, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I had the best shrimp and grits here I have ever had. The atmosphere is excellent. I ate upstairs with a beautiful view of the downtown square.

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North Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The seafood is usually good to excellent, but poor value for money - try the Bourbon Street Grill across the square for much better value for money, and also better service. We live here, so we should know. The service can be slow and variable as well.

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Nebo, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Gorged on raw oysters on the half shell before hitting the AT. Good time had by everyone present. Lot’s of trail tails and tall stories. Excellent hangout for would be outdoor adventureist, staff is quick, responsive and very friendly.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Great atmosphere. Love the building and the decor. The place was packed but we had reservations! Lots of great things to chose from on the menu. The service was good. Shrimp and grits was tasty but nothing outstanding. Food is very costly. The owner did come by and meet us which is always nice. Wine was good. They have a... More

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Auburn, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Reading the reviews from on line blogs, some of the ratings were as low of 68% to high of 98%, we decided to take a chance based on the input of what the locals shop owners had to say. Yes we were surprised of the quality of the meal. I had the Fish and Chips that was lightly breaded and... More

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