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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
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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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Lexington, South Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very friendly service. Sat on second floor porch. Great view, but windows and sills dirty with splattered sauces and spider webs. Moved to table inside and was very comfortable. Chicken on salad was rubbery and salad saturated with dressing. Server very accommodative and brought new salad without chicken and dressing on side. Much better. Food good, but not much flavor... More 

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Thank cpedrich
Georgia
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I haven't eaten through the menu at all, so I can only speak for the shrimp and grits. It is quite good, and the gravy that goes with it is thick and rich. Supposedly they have a wide selection of Oysters. Lunch is kind of pricey, and dinner even more so. Go for lunch.

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Thank Beathan24
Murphy, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great lunch @ the Back Porch Oyster Bar. I had oysters , which were great - girlfriend had grilled Mahi that was cooked perfectly - Owner knows his seafood

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Thank vineyardcreek
Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending 15 years cruising the Chesapeake Bay and enjoying all the fresh crabs and seafood "The Bay" has to offer, the Back Porch is a wonderful find right here in Northeast Georgia. We have eaten here for the past 3 years and every time the oysters, raw and otherwise, have been fresh, tasty and a real treat, quality of... More 

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Thank 29bobby
Lexington, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Shrimp and Grits and a Fried shrimp and fries plate. The seafood seemed fresh, the grits were tasty, there were a bunch of fries on the plate. We sat on the upper porch and had a beautiful view of the square. The AC felt great on the hot summer night.

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Thank Lesah68
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful little rest on the town square with a great front and rear porch. Fido is welcome on the front or rear porch. the helpings were small but the food was good; ony one taco on the taco fish plate compaed to the 3 we are used to. Nice quality fis and great oysters! Beer & wine inside or back... More 

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Thank charlesfredy
Dawsonville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is seafood at its best. Sitting on the back porch, second floor, you can see the panorama of the city while enjoying many seafood dishes. The upstairs porch is glass on three sides allowing the air conditioning to keep the guests comfortable. One of the favorites is the fish and chips....sometimes dishes come with corn on the cob which... More 

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Thank Jim M
Jasper, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The clams on the half shell are fantastic!!! Always fresh, my family take all our friends who come to visit us to the wonderful establishment for lunch or dinner! Don't miss the chance for great food with a friendly service!!$

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Thank Bkarter
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come here all the time to dine and always love it. I get the fish and chips almost every time and for an appetizer get the crab dip. Every time both items are amazing. I have had the shrimp and grits before and they are great as well.

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Thank Dalton L
Augusta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit. Loved the fried shrimp and fish and chips. Service was very good especially as busy as it was on a Holiday. The only thing I found negative was the outdoor porch upstairs. It has a great view of the square but the glass enclosure wasn't that great. It was a bit dirty. Even with the warmer weather... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
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!!

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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?