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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 - 8:00 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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Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We made a dinner reservation at the Back Porch for Valentine's Day based on reviews and our love of seafood. The evening started out with the hostess seating my wife and me at a round table in the upstairs corner by the bar. Despite there being empty tables out on the "porch" we were not given that option. We asked... More 

Thank tbaysports
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a delight on the the square. The view is amazing from the front porch and the food is a pleaser. I highly recommend this to anyone in the area or for that special date night. Prices are not your normal fair but well worth the visit.

Thank Claymade
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed lunch here on a winter weekday. Service was prompt and courteous. I had the crab cake with spinach, and my husband had the fried oyster sandwich with grilled asparagus. My crab cake was generous and very flavorful. His oysters were fried to perfection. We will not hesitate to eat here again.

Thank FlyingDeb
Savannah, Georgia
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We sat upstairs on the porch overlooking the square. The place has a beach vibe which was nice, but strange to look outside and see snow on the ground. We had the ahi tuna for a starter, and we both loved it. We also both had the shrimp and grits. We both thought it was good, maybe not the best... More 

Thank Savturtle
Temple, Texas
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the Oyster Bar last week for my friend's birthday dinner and it was delicious. I got the filet mignon with potatoes and asparagus. The filet was amazing. One of the top 3 I've ever had. The asparagus was kind of overcooked and tasted charred. The steak and potatoes were both so good I didn't even care. I... More 

Thank AshleyG05
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at this quaint place while visiting Dahlonega. She crab soup was very good to start and the crab cake was pretty good but overpriced for the portion. Calamari was ok. Shrimp and Grits were good. Kids menu food was bleh. Bottom line - food is not bad but slightly overpriced and don't take the kids!

Thank original21
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in after reading the reviews on trip advisor to be surprised by the best meal we had while traveling over the weekend in Georgia visiting the Amicalola Falls. I got the special seafood trio of Lobster trail (big portion), mahi mahi (big portion) and shrimp (6 shrimp). All were char grilled to perfection in a lemon butter sauce... More 

Thank Jazzykin
Dahlonega, Georgia
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Portions are small, prices are high, "specials" were the highest priced items which were recommended. Equal dishes in other comparable restaurants were much less expensive. If you are willing to have 3 small portions for an entree for $25 + (scallops Florentine served on light bed of spinach and side of 2 small red potatoes cubed (food did taste good))... More 

Thank Tracey R
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere felt like a beach restaurant. We sat upstairs on the porch enjoying the views of the square. Ordered two bottle beers. They came without glasses and lime / orange. Ordered Ahi Tuna and shrimp & grits. Tuna was good, I have had better. Shrimp & grits had 5 shrimp and lots of onions. Sauce was awesome. Lunch was good... More 

Thank Debbie B
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Service was atrocious. Waited almost 45 minutes after we ordered with no acknowledgement by waiter on status of food. Prices high especially with the terrible service and being out of several of the menu items.

Thank Susan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?