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Back Porch

110 Back Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
252.928.6401
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Ranked #9 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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76% Recommend
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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

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
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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

Purcellville, VA
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I ate here on our last night of our week long stay on Ocracoke. The food was so fresh and delicious! Very nice atmosphere and great staff! Wonderful!

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Bsg
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I guess there was a good reason that our local friends from Okracoke told us that this was their favorite restaurant. The food was wonderful. I had the scallops and they were wonderful. I thought my wife made the best crab cakes but she said these were better. The service was so friendly and helpful. Thank you to all there... More

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backporchocracoke, Owner at Back Porch, responded to this review

We thank you for spending your special evening with us! We're so glad it was a good one! More

Hatteras
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The title of my review says it all! The bourbon chicken, crab beignets, homemade ice cream, and yummy cocktails are delicious! Every time we go we are never disappointed!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I usually avoid this restaurant as overpriced unless you are having a romantic meal which is not happening for me. Flying Melon had a wait of over an hour and this was close, so we went there. Had a great meal and prices were in line with other restaurants there like Howards, Gaffers. Three of us sent food back as... More

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backporchocracoke, Owner at Back Porch, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We work hard to keep our prices reasonable and know that our prices are in line with other comparable dinner menus on the island despite many comments to the contrary so we appreciate your pointing that out. We're sorry you had to send your food back, super busy nights can... More

Highland Heights, Ohio
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

This visit was as wonderful as out first visit over 15 years ago. We have always had dinner here as sort of a farewell to the Outer Banks. Wonderful fresh local food. Crab beignets are outstanding. As are any of the fish dishes. All the entrees come with flavorful rice and freshly prepared vegetables. Rarely have any room for desert... More

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Ayden, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Fresh Spanish mackerel was totally out of this world, together with shrimp and scallops, could not have asked for the food to be any better. Was a little disappointed in our waitress, could not speak English very well so we couldn't understand what the soup of the day was, just a little thing but nice to have ENGLISH speaking help... More

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backporchocracoke, Owner at Back Porch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review. We work hard to showcase our amazing fresh, local seafood and love to know it is appreciated by our customers. I'm sorry you had trouble communicating with your server. I can assure you that all of our servers are indeed fluent in english. One of our servers does have an accent in... More

Moseley
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Wife just had a salad and I had the crab crapes. We would recommend neither of these. But it is a popular place so maybe we just don't appreciate some tastes.

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