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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: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 198
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food

Excellent calamari. Very quaint. Excellent service. Nice area. Needs more parking. Everyone was friendly. Would definitely go back again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
utoometoo
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Harrisburg, PA
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Harrisburg, PA
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39 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent calamari. Very quaint. Excellent service. Nice area. Needs more parking. Everyone was friendly. Would definitely go back again.

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Easley, South Carolina
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The food was very good but a little pricey. The food was very fresh. The restaurant was a little dated.

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Thank DaltonUSA
Greensboro, North Carolina
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

For our dinner in Ocracoke, we compared several restaurant on line and chose the Back Porch because they offered "small plates". As somewhat senior citizens, we often can't finish some offerings. The restaurant is attractive and the staff very friendly and willing to chat (it was November, so not crowded). However, if you are there in off-season, watch where they... More 

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Thank luv2travel1943
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Early November long weekend getaway. A little surf fishing, bike riding and just enjoying being together. Frequent visitors to Ocracoke my wife and I feel this Island is a Perfect spot to just enjoy the relaxed comfort of getting away. And dining at the Back Porch is a perfect compliment to our stay. Over the years we have always found... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Definitely my husband's and my favorite restaurant on the island. Beautiful back porch setting with intimate dining that is spaced smartly so that you don't feel like you are dining with the table next to you. Never a disappointing meal; seafood platter, dragon bowl, crab beignets are some of our favorites. Specials are always worth trying. Engaging wait staff; we... More 

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Thank EdnaFay
Raleigh
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Restaurant recommended by several friends, location and atmosphere is great but food not so much. Crab cake appetizers were the best part of my meal, the shrimp was chuey and bland, with no flavor. Rice was good, side veggies, nothing to write home about. Very disappointed. Only ate have my plate and the server did not even ask why.

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Thank Nadine H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I have been going to Ocracoke for many years and always try to eat at the Back Porch. Their food is really good.

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Thank furrmanfelix2
Winston Salem
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I have visited Ocracoke many times, but had never eaten at The Back Porch. It will now be added to my places to eat rotation. Our server Kate was very sweet & did a great job of explaining menu items. My shrimp was served with grilled vegetables & rice was fresh & delicious. My companion ordered the broiled "seafood platter"... More 

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Thank lbb1017
Chesapeake City, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Very nice seafood, especially the shrimp. Lovely setting. Server a bit disinterested. Would recommend for a special evening.

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Thank Meryl E
Horseheads, New York
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Best meal of three on the island. Had the shrimp piccata, and the shrimp almost melted in your mouth. My wife had the seafood platter, and everything was excellent.

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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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?