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Back Porch Oyster Bar

19 N Chestatee St, Public Square, Dahlonega, GA 30533
+1 706-864-8623
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (151 reviews)
“crab bisque” (38 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
19 N Chestatee St, Public Square, Dahlonega, GA 30533
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rude service and overpriced food ! I will never go back here ! We had an elderly person with us and they made us walk up all the stairs in order to eat there

Thank katzrkatz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seafood is always a little iffy in the mountains but Back Porch came through like a champ. The shrimp was crispy and sweet. Sides were well prepared. Tea was cold and refreshing. We ate on the upstairs porch and enjoyed people watching while we ate.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed March 27, 2018

For just one waiter he did an excellent job and the food was very good! We sat in the outside covered patio watching visitors, traffic, talking was very relaxing, will do it again soon!! Kathy K.

Thank jkkephart1975
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We have been eating at the Back Porch for ten years or so. But not any more. It has closed permanently.

Thank Rodhake
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Nice little surprise on the square in Dahlonega. Food and service was wonderful. Atmosphere was very relaxing.

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed January 27, 2018

My wife and I decided to stop in and have a nice lunch on our way to visit the wineries. We were greeted at the door with a story of how one of their waitresses was late and there is only one server working so...More

4  Thank DawsonBill
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

To begin we had a reservation for 6 at 7:00 on Jan. 20, 2018. We arrived at 6:55 and we were seated right when we walked in and it went straight down from there. We sat at our table for about 10 minutes before a...More

6  Thank W M
Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

Came to see Christmas lights and decided to step in for dinner. We really wanted to leave when we sat down. It was pretty expensive considering the atmosphere. We went with it thinking the portions would be large. My husband had the catfish “platter”. One...More

2  Thank Suzy J
Reviewed January 12, 2018

I’ve had their raw oysters many times and grilled fish a time or two. My husband like the pasta dish. The only reason I didn’t give it a 5 is the price. A little expensive.

Thank TravelboundGeorgia
Reviewed January 9, 2018

Met up with former colleagues on a cold Saturday. The porch was toasty warm and very comfortable. We were all happy to chat and catch up with each other, and we were not rushed to order. Fried Green Tomatoes and crab cake appetizers were shared....More

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Samantha J
June 21, 2017|
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Response from MoxieGirl1997 | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember if they were local. But there are places there that do. I wish I could remember.
March 26, 2017|
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Response from bigmamaDahlonegaGA | Property representative |
Hello! We do have a ramp that accesses our front porch. No stairs required.
October 7, 2016|
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Response from bigmamaDahlonegaGA | Property representative |
Hello! We love having your furry friends. We offer pet-friendly seating downstairs on our patio.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 N Chestatee St, Public Square, Dahlonega, GA 30533
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Dahlonega
  • Phone Number: +1 706-864-8623
  • E-mail
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!!
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