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Back Porch Oyster Bar

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Public Square, 19 N. Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
+1 706-864-8623
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Rome, Georgia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch during a college visit in Dahlonega. This place did not disappoint. The food was excellent and the service was great. We enjoyed our meal on the upstairs porch overlooking the beautiful downtown square. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank webnd1
Clearwater, Florida
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We came in for lunch on a Saturday and there were not many customers during this time. We were seated upstairs with a nice view of the square - too bad it was pouring down rain. We ordered the hot crab dip and it was served with toasted pita chips or something like them. I believe they were homemade and... More 

Thank Bucsfanz
Flowery Branch, Georgia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really? Rated third?? Crab cake was burnt. Calamari was just ok, seasoned alright but obviously frozen. $19 Mahi tacos were tiny chopped up frozen bits of fish like cat food and they used taco seasoning mix from a packet. Don't bother going here. Way overpriced too. The above with two beers was $57!!!

Thank Bettertogether2014
Dahlonega, Georgia
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102 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was pleasantly surprised tonight. I ordered the wedge and calamari appetizer. It was really good. Food came out in record time and server was wonderful. Hats off to Back Porch last night.

Thank FrogtownCreek
Dawsonville, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a dinner with my parents. No complaints about the food. Waitress was great ( Carly). The waitress over charged us by $99.51 but she never told us that she made that mistake. I found out after I got home that night. I immediately called and spoke with Lee one of the owners. He cut me off and... More 

Thank Jburgess8054
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate lunch here a few weeks ago and was amazed on how good the seafood was I had the Shrimp pasta and it was good. Nice patio overlooking the town the staff was friendly and welcoming very nice and will come back.

Thank Kayla B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since opening the management of this restaurant has treated its employees so poorly that both the food and the service have suffered greatly.

Thank Farwalker
Watkinsville, Georgia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Back Porch is a great place for an oyster fix. The fried oysters are on par with any we have had on the coast. The staff does a great job of describing the half shell options which are also very tasty. I have yet to risk the $18 for a cup of gumbo, but the other soups are well... More 

Thank robdesso
Canton, Georgia
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134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way home from a weekend in Blairsville and a day at Vogel State Park and had our doggies along. Everyone decided to go to Dahlonega for lunch and we needed a place to eat where we could take them with us. We found the Back Porch Oyster Bar and they have a pet friendly porch, perfect!... More 

Thank mysamdog
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the weekend for the first time in Dahlonega, GA with a friend. Saturday night we had dinner at the Back Porch Oyster Bar. My first visit. My friend insisted we order the chips & pico. I was glad we did. I could have skipped the entree and eaten the entire plate of chips. Fresh - crunchy on the edges... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
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: Public Square, 19 N. Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Dahlonega
  • Phone Number: +1 706-864-8623
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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Lawrenceville, Georgia
4 months ago
Athens, Georgia

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?