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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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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
A MUST in Dahlonega

Fish flown in fresh every day. This restaurant matches anything we have experienced on the Outer Banks in NC. We had the shrimp penne and the crabcakes with a good white wine. Dined upstairs overlooking the square, but with air con. Staff and management extremely efficient and friendly, even at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Fish flown in fresh every day. This restaurant matches anything we have experienced on the Outer Banks in NC. We had the shrimp penne and the crabcakes with a good white wine. Dined upstairs overlooking the square, but with air con. Staff and management extremely efficient and friendly, even at 9 pm when we left. An experience which will leave... More 

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Greenville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great seafood, done in multiple ways. Our party had shrimp and grits, fried shrimp, talaria, and seafood tacos with Mahi Mahi. Everything was done well. The "secret sauce " was very good. More than enough for dinner and to take home for lunch the next day. We ate downstairs, but will try the steps and see the second floor next... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Live in the Greater Atlanta area and can not get as extensive a raw oyster choice for $2/each. Server could describe the size, saltiness and bold/bland flavor of each of the seven types available! Also had fish and chips and fried oysters. Fries were fine but the hush puppies a bit heavy and dry. We will visit again in September.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We asked five locals where they would eat and four said The Back Porch Oyster Bar. We sat in the upper conditioned sunroom and could watch everything on the square. Our server was pleasant and helpful. We shared the clam chowder and shrimp penne, which was great. Have never tasted better clam chowder. Our server mistakenly thought they were out... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The ahi tuna salad was really good. Sitting on the porch is relaxing with a great view of the town. Check in on yelp and get free hush puppies. My husband had the fish tacos and enjoyed them.

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Jasper, Georgia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a great place for seafood, the osters are fantastic. This is one of our favorite places to eat while in town. Menu has food for all ages. Our family ranges in age from 4 to 16, great place to eat. Very friendly and professional.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a nice seafood restaurant right on the square in Dahlonaga. There's a climate-controlled balcony so you can watch the activities on the square while enjoying your meal. The seafood was fresh and tasty, but the prices were a little on the high side.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Back Porch is right on the square in Dahlonega and we walked there from our hotel. There was a long wait so we settled for apps at the bar and we were pleasantly surprised!! The bartender was very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. Service was terrific! We can speak to the crab bisque, fried oyster app, crab dip... More 

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Ball Ground, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had lunch here and the vibe is so "coastal" it's hard to believe it's in the North Georgia mountains. Great place, food and service. Mahi Mahi taco was so flavorful and rice was great. Husband had fried oyster platter and cleaned his plate. Need I say more?

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Dalton, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Finding ourselves in Dahlonega on a summer Saturday night, the town was very crowded with tourists. I had checked with this restaurant earlier but they were heavily booked. After checking other restaurants in town, all equally booked, we decided to return and make a reservation and wait it out. But the owner noticed I had returned and since it was... 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

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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

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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