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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

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  • 44
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good food and a quaint ambience

We ate at the Back Porch on Friday, July 17. We were seated on an enclosed screened area that apparently was a porch at one time. The menu is impressive, and I could have ordered any one of several intriguing dishes. I settled for a half order of fried scallops. They were fresh, perfectly prepared... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Chillicothe, Ohio
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Gastonia, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

During the last evening of our first trip to Ocracoke, we could not have been more pleased by the incredible experience we shared by choosing to dine at the Back Porch on July 25. We have continued to reminisce about every detail from the food to the service and overall visit. Our waitness, Alison, was simply delightful with her friendly... More 

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We ate at the Back Porch on Friday, July 17. We were seated on an enclosed screened area that apparently was a porch at one time. The menu is impressive, and I could have ordered any one of several intriguing dishes. I settled for a half order of fried scallops. They were fresh, perfectly prepared and delicious. An advantage-half orders... More 

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Ocracoke, North Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I've enjoyed ANOTHER great experience at The Back Porch - one of my favorite restaurants anywhere, on or off Ocracoke Island. We were greeted with a warm welcome as we walked through the door. Our waitress was a true professional keeping that warm welcome that started at the door while also keeping a low profile appearing just when we wanted... More 

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

While our service was excellent, and the setting is lovely (large screened porch) both my husband and I both didn't care for our food. We had shrimp empanadas and the dragon bowl with chicken. Nothing terrible but nothing to write home about. Drinks were excellent-best we had on the island. The menu has many choices and I guess we should... More 

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Staunton, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

When we found the wait too long for a table at Flying Melon, just around the corner we enjoyed a fine meal at Back Porch that serves up some of the best seafood on the island.

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king, nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Last week was our first visit to ocracoke. Loved it. Had a blast. I had read a few reviews of the Back porch so we searched it out. We were not disappointed. Had a short wait. Service was good and the food was awesome. My husband had the dragon bowl and I had the sauted scallops. All was delish. We... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We have been going to Ocracoke for 25 years and this always included at least one dinner at the Back Porch per trip. We got to know the owner and even bought her cook book. The service was always provided by local people who recognized us. The food WAS out of this world, beyond excellent… from the warm home baked... More 

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backporchocracoke, Owner at Back Porch, responded to this review

I find this "review" to be offensive and inappropriate. The bulk of this critique is simply erroneous. I suggest doing some basic fact checking before posting such a slanderous commentary. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My husband and I have vacationed in Ocracoke the past two summers, and both times we went to Back Porch for dinner. Our food and service was outstanding. The chef's experience and creativity is evident in the menu offerings that change based on what's in season and freshest that day. I highly recommend the Dragon Bowl with tempeh (or shrimp,... More 

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This restaurant was just across the street from where we were staying and recommended by the motel manager so we had to try it. We were not disappointed. Our waitress, Alison, made a suggestion as we were not really up to a meal. That turned out to be outstanding and most definitely would try the crab cakes again. Liked the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This was, honestly, a pleasant surprise. My son, who is a chef, and several foodie friends were along for the meal and I had no idea what to expect. We are VERY picky about restaurants that charge these kind of prices--not cheap!--but this was delightful. Everything was good to great; I had the Bourbon Pecan Chicken--very good sauce!--and we shared... More 

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Additional Information about Back Porch

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

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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?