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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 - 10:00 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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Woodstock, Georgia
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You won't believe what a great seafood restaurant is hiding in Dahlonega! Great Oysters, excellent salads, perfectly blackened snapper and my wife's favorite Sea Bass smothered in a choice of several wonderful sauces.. The owner will visit your table to see that all is well and the staff is very knowledgeable about the menu and provide great service. Don't miss... More 

Thank William S
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the lunch special which was a grilled salmon with brown rice and fruit chutney. They offered a remoulade sauce which was absolutely delicious. The salmon was done to perfection and very good. The portion was adequate. The rice was on the bland side but acceptable. The couple next us had the same thing and also enjoyed their salmon. Priced... More 

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Rochester, New York
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Back Porch Oyster Bar in Dahlonega is located right on the central town square. The restaurant has both inside and outside dining areas. We elected to eat inside as it was unbearably hot and humid the day we were there. Their nautically themed menu is quite extensive and prices are a tad above moderate. We dined on Scallops with... More 

Thank tallen001
Loganville, Georgia
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108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in after arriving in Dahlonega on a day trip. We arrived before the lunch crowd and sat on the porch. Had a nice lunch. Service is very good as well.

Thank Fred R
Cumming, Georgia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Shrimp and Grits and my friend had the Crab Cake... Singular. The Shrimp and Grits was AMAZING. Rich, flavorful, and loaded with different flavor elements like bacon and caramelized onions. It was 15 dollars for the lunch portion which possibly could have fed 2 people if you both were not too hungry. The Crab Cake was also... More 

Thank Maryveazey1
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had oyster sandwich with basil tomato rice totally awesome all the veg were fresh, sweet tea was truly southern highly recommend

Thank Frank S
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner for two & kids meal, plus two cups chowder. Food was very good. Bread excellent but you have to ask for it. Serve only beer & wine. The evening we visited, there was live entertainment, a young man playing guitar and singing. He was talented and music did not overpower the ambiance. There is an outdoor balcony... More 

1 Thank Jennifer H
Kuttawa, Kentucky
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175 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, Mother and I chose the Back Porch Oyster Bar for my birthday dinner. We had come to Dahlonega for my birthday to pan for gold. When we were seated, a nice woman came over and started chatting with us. She told us she was the owner. What a picture of southern beauty and grace she was! She asked... More 

1 Thank LuvRaccoons
Niceville, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my food - large portion of fish well prepared - but felt the prices were high. Service was friendly, and it was nice sitting on the porch overlooking the square in historic Dahlonega.

1 Thank Lois H
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing wrong with the food, but nothing great either. The calamari appetizer was good. We called a day before to make a reservation to sit on the porch overlooking the square and were told that they couldn't guarantee it even though there were only a few reservations already made for that night. The AC was broken and all of the... 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, Gluten Free Options
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, Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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
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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?