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Back Porch

110 Back Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
252.928.6401
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Ranked #8 of 29 restaurants in Ocracoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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English first
St. Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We were lucky to get a table on the screen porch right away on a Saturday night at this deservedly popular place. We took our waiter's advice on what was freshest (bluefish) and it was delicious, tender and flavorful, simply and well prepared, accompanied by rice and sauteed vegetables. A screen porch is the place to be on a balmy... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Love the atmosphere. Great location. We've visited this restaurant for years. This summer it seemed that the quality of the food and service has diminished. The quality of the meal is not worth the hefty price tag.

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Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I decided after dining at quite a few places during my week stay on Ocracoke, this was my favorite. I had the seafood platter with the catch of the day (bluefish), scallops, shrimp, and a crab beignet, the soup of the day (I believe it was crab corn chowder), and a peach/strawberry cobbler. This was by far the best food... More

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Mountville, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It has been 14 years since I visited the Back Porch, and I hope to go again sooner. Tristan was an excellent server. He knew the menu well, described items that we had question to, and was very attentive. My girlfriend and I started with the appetizers Poke, and their version of shrimp cocktail, both were excellent. A very nice... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have visited the Back Porch on several occasions but they were really spot on this last time. The Chef's special was a scallop dish with roasted red peppers in a lime sauce. It proved to be an excellent choice. The scallops were large and the lime sauce was delectable. I am normally restrained from jeopardizing my good etiquette, but... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Most of the folks at our table ordered the seafood sampler. The flounder, shrimp, scallops, rice and steamed veggies were very good, but we didn't care for the crab beignets. The beignets had too much mayonnaise mixed with the crab meat for our taste - we didn't like the consistency. The owners should consider updating their restrooms too small for... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Back Porch is one of the restaurants recommended to us by a "local." It was quite good and very pretty. Their bread was old world good. The seafood was delicious as well. I hope to go back again someday.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We've been visiting Ocracoke most summers since 2002. When we first started coming, the Back Porch had a reputation for being the best place on the island. I still have fond memories of a hazelnut dessert. But the quality seems to have slipped since then. On our most recent visit, the service was friendly and helpful but also slow and... More

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backporchocracoke, Owner at Back Porch, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at the Back Porch. I'm sorry your dinner was not up to your expectations. You are correct that in stating that you should not have had to send your plate back and while we did what we could to correct the issue, it should not have happened in the... More

Seymour, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Had an amazing dinner here, fresh shrimp and all the veggies were fresh local and the cucumber salsa was just so delicious. One of the pricier places we ate while on Ocracoke but well worth it for seafood. However my husband who will not eat seafood was not as impressed as I was.

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Tampa, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The shrimp dish with pasta was incredible. Probably the best shrimp dish I have ever had and that is saying a lot because I have enjoyed a lot of shrimp.

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