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Back Porch 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
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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  • 283
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  • 106
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
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
Pure Georgia Gold

I would consider myself quite the foodie, so typically seafood restaurants no where near the coast make me a little nervous. No need for fear here, both entrees we ordered were absolutely delicious!! The crab cakes were to die for! To top off the wonderful experience, we had very friendly service... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Leanna C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I would consider myself quite the foodie, so typically seafood restaurants no where near the coast make me a little nervous. No need for fear here, both entrees we ordered were absolutely delicious!! The crab cakes were to die for! To top off the wonderful experience, we had very friendly service and either the owner or manager personally thanked us... More 

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Thank Leanna C
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me start by saying we are diehard foodies. I'll pay premium prices for great food! We were seated upstairs on the enclosed porch which was very nice. We started with the Crab Dip which was excellent. Fresh pita chips were the best I ever had. No full bar just so beer & wine. I paid $11 for one glass... More 

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Thank Toonsy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had the day off together for the first time in months so we decided to brave the cold and slippdry roads and headed up to our FAVORITE mountain dining spot. We were seated at the bar (our request) and promptly greeted by our bartender, Nikki. She took excellent care of us all night. We started off... More 

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Thank Tom R
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, why would I go to a seafood restaurant in the middle of Georgia? Well, because they fly their seafood in daily (they are about an hour from Atlanta) and it was delicious. Of course I had fresh oysters to start, then Cioppino and it was great. Our server was a delight and the owner came over to answer a... More 

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Thank wvjake
Americus, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the raw oysters, crab bisque and especially the wedge salad. Owner came by and welcomed us. Great staff.

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Thank Tami B
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seafood platter over priced with small portions, very small oysters, for the quality not worth the money, I expect to pay this on the coast for really fresh seafood not for here, will not go back.

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Thank Michael C
Dahlonega, Georgia
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the Hot Crab Dip, She-Crab Soup, and the Shrimp Penne. ALL were scrumptious. Went on the outside porch (paneled in) and were perfectly comfortable while it was 35 and windy outside.

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Thank Brad H
Douglasville, Ga.
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will make this short and sweet.......try the Crab dip!!!! The atmosphere and service here was great. If you are in the area this is a must stop!

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Thank AtlantaBry
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat while touring the town. We had our 2 dogs with us and we're trying to figure out were we could eat. We found this restaurant open and also allowed dogs on the patio. We were very excited and really enjoyed ourselves. It was very busy but then staff was very helpful and... More 

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Thank Dane F
Rainsville, Alabama
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful meal there with a great view of Christmas lights on the square. My husband had the catfish plate and loved it. I had grilled tilapia, garlic green beans,and trashy rice - all delicious. Service was friendly and efficient.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?