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Back Porch

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110 Back Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
+1 252-928-6401
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner

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  • 183
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great restaurant but skip the bar!

We loved this restaurant. The menu is original and varied, so no matter how hungry you are or what you feel like eating, you can probably find something here. The atmosphere is funky and lively -- very fun. The only downside was the bar, which was tended the night we were there by a young woman... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
cwarrenlaw
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Williamsburg, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Beaufort, North Carolina
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I haven't been here in a while, but when I remember to bring a collard shirt I will go here again. They used to have a great pad thai dish which I am not sure if they make anymore.

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Chengdu, China
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177 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Pleasant place with good food and service with a smile. For memory they only do dinner but I think you can book. Put this one on your radar.

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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great atmosphere, and the food is great. Be careful as we always dupe ourselves into thinking we can dine cheap and always end up ordering like it is our last supper.

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Salmon Arm
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177 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We really enjoyed this restaurant, especially the outside seating adjacent to a lovely, lush garden. When you're on Ocracoke in the summer, do you really want to eat inside? I don't think so. The food and service were great. Our waitress was a mature woman who had grown up on the island, and she was funny, informative and efficient. Our... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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66 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We loved this restaurant. The menu is original and varied, so no matter how hungry you are or what you feel like eating, you can probably find something here. The atmosphere is funky and lively -- very fun. The only downside was the bar, which was tended the night we were there by a young woman with a ferociously outgoing... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina, United States
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Back Porch is a long time favorite. It is fine dining with a French feel, the seafood is excellent, the deserts are to die for and they have a great bar. The wait staff is very professional and you will not be disappointed if you dine there.

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Laurel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Too many items on the menu to be as good as we were told. Potatoes under-cooked, and tepid at best. Filet of fish ordered should have had skin removed entirely rather than left in place on under-side. Portions disproportionate for the 5 meals delivered to our table. One could have fed 2 people, while another looked like a small appetizer.... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Our best meal so far after ten days on the Carolina coast. Atmosphere was relaxed, lovely waitress. Menu offered good variety and the dishes we ordered were perfectly cooked, fish platter with fish of the day (bluefish), scallops, shrimp and crab cake was fabulous as was the tuna with mango salsa. As usual portion sizes were huge which left no... More 

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Sanford, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We were looking for a nice relaxed place to have supper, and the Back Porch was recommended to us. We walked over to the restaurant...on Ocracoke you can walk to most locations...and were seated in the screened side porch. The breeze was nice!! Our waiter was excellent. We were never rushed. In fact as we were eating the comment arose... More 

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Hillsdale, New Jersey
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The Back Porch is one of the three decent restaurants in Ocracoke. The best part of it is precisely the "back porch," which is a large semi-open seating area. It is screened in on three sides, with the fourth side leading back to the bar and the reception area. It is not air-conditioned, but the overhead fans maintain a good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 110 Back Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Ocracoke
  • Phone Number: +1 252-928-6401

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?