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Back Porch Oyster Bar

Public Square, 19 N. Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
+1 706-864-8623
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (137 reviews)
“crab bisque” (34 reviews)
“cioppino” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Public Square, 19 N. Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
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Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

The service was great and so was the food. Also there was so much food, we brought 1/2 back and will enjoy again later. We got a mocha Heath cheesecake to go and it was very delicious.

Thank love2gadabout
Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

We drive about an hour to have the crab dip! Yummy! We enjoy stopping by while on our motorcycle with friends. Great place friendly service.

Thank Infernotheclown
Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

After reading several reviews, I had a feeling that the fact there is a seafood restaurant in the North Georgia Mountains bringing in fresh seafood was getting lost and my hunch was correct. This is some really good seafood considering it is 6 hrs at...More

Thank volguy
Reviewed November 2, 2015

We had three couples that ate here on a Saturday night. We had reservations. Food was good. I had sea bass, to which I realized later it didn't seem to be Chilean sea bass. At $32 a pop, it should have been. My wife had...More

Thank sawneeman
Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Usually when I am in Dahlonega it is with my wife, and sometimes other couples for a weekend getaway. This time I was just on a walk-about by myself. I chose this place due to good reviews which were born out by my experience. Rather...More

Thank parfourrick
Reviewed October 29, 2015

This is my go to place when in Dahlonega. Decor, service and food is great. Super English style fish and chips. Crab dip appetizer is wonderful and big enough for 4 people to share before bringing on the main course. Wonderful crab bisque and clam...More

Thank DKM0226
Reviewed October 28, 2015

We went to eat dinner with some friends of ours. I had fish which was mediocre. My husband had steak & said it was the best steak he'd ever eaten.

Thank carolcoco
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Lee Creef and his wife have put together the best seafood resturants this far from the coast. The outer banks flair is obvious when you taste the mouthwatering cuisine that you will get. I live the shrimp and grits. If there for lunch they have...More

Thank Odiarfarms1
Reviewed October 26, 2015

We were drawn to Back Porch Oyster Bar last Saturday because of the cute curb appeal plus we remember it when it used to sit behind Bleu House off of the Dahlonega Square. We sat on the back porch under the trees. The food was...More

Thank AtlantaNavins
Reviewed October 26, 2015

The Back Porch is charming, and the food is cooked just right. It's astonishing finding fresh seafood in the middle of the north Georgia mountains. I took my mother and a good friend from New Hampshire (whose dad used to run a lobster boat and...More

Thank PeachyGrace
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Samantha J
Hi! Do y'all have any wines from your local wineries on the menu?
June 21, 2017|
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Response from royrosacia | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but there are tasting rooms downtown that have local wines.
Hi, are you wheelchair accessible?
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.
Pet friendly??
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups
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
  • 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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