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“Seafood in N. Georgia?” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Back Porch Oyster Bar

Back Porch Oyster Bar
Public Square, 19 N. Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
706-864-8623
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Ranked #4 of 70 Restaurants in Dahlonega
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Back Porch Oyster Bar Restaurant is inspired by coastal North Carolina cuisine, our seafood is fine dining in a fun atmosphere. Our menu runs the gamut from simple fried catfish to Ahi tuna tartare, pan seared Chilean Sea Bass in a lemon beurre blanc, and cold water lobster tails. We also have a wide selection of cold water oysters from Northeastern U.S. and Canada. Yes you can find great seafood in the North Georgia Mountains!!
Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Seafood in N. Georgia?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We headed over for lunch. It was not very busy and the staff was very friendly. The Crab Bisque was excellent, the Oyster appetizer was very good. Finally the Cuban sandwich was excellent. We had a nice lunch with seafood North Georgia. Who knew?

Visited October 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“So Good we ate here 3 nights in a row!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We ate dinner on the Porch on Monday, had delicious Fish Tacos and Thai Shrimp. They were understaffed and had to call Trish, the owner to come in and waitress, and she took great personal care of us. Trish and her husband run a charming, friendly restaurant/bar. We went back there on Tuesday afternoon to watch the Red Sox game before going to another restaurant for dinner, but Natalie the bartender took such good care of us, and the crab dip was so delicious, that we cancelled our dinner reservation and stayed there! When Wednesday came and we needed to eat dinner, we decided to go back to the bar and watch the Sox game. We ate dinner at the bar and Trish's son Brian was our bartender. They were also short-staffed this day, and Brian kept apologizing (but he didn't need to) and he even bought us a round. We had the special of filet with mashed and lobster, and it was perfect.
The food is delicious here, the staff friendly and fun, and the decor is a mix of Key West/ Outer Banks. Will DEFINITELY recommend and wish we had a local bar/restaurant just like it. Enjoy!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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17 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Great atmosphere, great food and TV's for watching the football games. We had the Crab dip and it was perfect, full of meat, cheese and a little spicy and the pita triangles made a perfect dipping accompaniment. We also had the Gorgonzola Shrimp and Pasta and it was perfect. Rich sauce, great seasonings and lots of large shrimp and a generous portion. Friendly wait staff and great atmosphere. We sat upstairs where the TV's were so we could watch the Saturday College Football games while we rested and enjoyed our meal. Highly recommended.

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Douglasville, Georgia, United States
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“Simply A-MA-ZING!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

My husband and I normally just settle for just ok when we go for oysters on the half and peel n eat shrimp!! Well.. To say the least that was not the case this time!! Not only was both of those available, they were the BEST then the server described every dish to a tee and knew so much about the dynamics of the establishment , it was amazing!! We then had the biggest most perfectly cooked filet and seared scallops that I've ever seen displayed better yet tasted!!! Makes us want to live in Dahlonega just for the Back Porch experience!! Can't wait for the next trip! If you come to Dahlonega and don't dine here, you've wasted a trip!! Believe me... I never post reviews but this couldn't be passed up...

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gainesville, Georgia
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“All food is good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We eat here pretty often. Always a good meal. Calamari is definately worth the try! But meals are good.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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