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Back Porch

110 Back Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
252.928.6401
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Ranked #9 of 30 restaurants in Ocracoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Augusta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We loved it here. Great food, service, and atmosphere. We will return? They were even super nice when I told them I'd dropped my credit card between the floor cracks and it was under the porch!

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Bloomington, Indiana
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Go here for the seafood. It is all local. Don't do anything silly like ordering pimento cheese. We had Spanish mackeral, Pamlico shrimp, scallops -- all simply broiled, cooked to perfection and outstanding. We were seated right away at 7:15 in July. The service was pretty good for a resort town using temporary summer help. The vegetable side was surprisingly... More

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We enjoyed sitting in the screened in porch area. Found several unique item on the menu. The horseradish encrusted salmon was fabulous. A nice wine selection at a reasonable price.

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Hampton, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

We've been visiting Ocracoke for many years and have dined at the Back Porch several times. In the past the food and service was great. Based on past positive experience we decided to dine there a couple nights ago. This visit the food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Of particular note was the sticky toffee pudding (I believe... More

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backporchocracoke, Owner at Back Porch, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary review. We'er sorry about the appetizer error but glad to know Tristan handled it well. We're lucky to have him on staff! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Ocracoke! More

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went out to dinner here after reading good reviews and was not impressed. Decor inside was strange and did not go with anything else inside. My boyfriend ordered Pimento cheese appetizer which came out in a ramekin that was hot and covered in hard cheese (appeared to be taken out of a microwave). The cheese in the center was not... More

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backporchocracoke, Owner at Back Porch, responded to this review

We're sorry the first half of your meal was so distasteful to you. I can only assure you, no "shredded cheese bags" or "egg rolls" were a part of the menu items you described - that being said, sorry you did not like them. We're glad to know that you enjoyed your entree and hope you'll change your mind and... More

Glasgow, VA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely meal with my spouse and another couple! Good seafood, comfort food and a nice variety! Eclectic atmosphere and decor! 10 minute wait on a Saturday night in July! I would certainly recommend to others!

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Always great food. Parmesan encrusted tuna was incredible. I didn't get it with the first bite but every bite I took was better and better. Scallops were awesome. Shrimp piccata was great. Crab beignets are too rich for more than just one. Only disappointment was that they didn't have key lime pie for desert. We'll be back next year.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My husband and I decided to come in for a cocktail and some appetizers on our last night of vacation. The bar only had a few people when we got there, but within a short while was quite full. Since we were two of only a few at the beginning we chatted with the bartender, beetle, which happen to be... More

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backporchocracoke, Owner at Back Porch, responded to this review

Thank you for posting such a nice review! We're so glad you came and had such a good time! We look forward to seeing on your next visit! More

Westfield, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We've been here on a previous visit and couldn't wait to get back for more of the spicy pimento cheese and bacon wrapped scallops with red wine caramel sauce. These dishes certainly didn't disappoint on this second visit. The seasonal fried blue fish was also really good. The service was very off putting. I felt like we were an inconvenience... More

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backporchocracoke, Owner at Back Porch, responded to this review

I'm so sorry you experienced such inhospitable service on your last visit to the Back Porch, busy nights can be a strain on the system and while that is not an excuse it lends logic to the way you were treated as I can assure you that is not the norm here. I understand your sentiments and at this point... More

Mooresville
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The delay in writing this review does not infer anything about the quality of our event, only a hectic schedule since returning to the real world. We worked closely with Daphne and Lisa to plan dinner for 20 of our friends who had made the effort to attend our wedding on Ocracoke. Following all their suggestions, including ordering from the... More

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backporchocracoke, Owner at Back Porch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! it was an honor and our pleasure to be a part of such an important event in your life! We look forward to many more :) More

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