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Back Porch

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110 Back Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
+1 252-928-6401
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I wanted to love the Back Porch -- dining out while relaxed rested and happy on vacation, what's not to love?? -- but our experience was marred by being seated at a table in a sunny window where it was miserably hot and being bothered by flies. Inside a restaurant with big old buzzing black flies! The appetizers were uneven... More 

Thank ALOfromDC
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the Back porch after many recommendations but were slightly disappointed. The online menu doesn't match the one we were given and the meals that had drew us in weren't even available. The spaghetti I got for my children had great flavor but our other meals were quite disappointing. I am a big foodie but we won't be... More 

Thank Appalachianhikerx4
backporchocracoke, Owner at Back Porch, responded to this review

I'm sorry for your disappointing experience at the Back Porch. While our new website is under construction our old site continues to display last year's menu. Sorry for that, I hope to have the old site down very soon. We do run daily specials which tend to be quite popular and do run out within the course of that dinner... More 

Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Be aware that most of the restaurant is NOT air conditioned. Fortunately, we went on a rainy night so it was pleasant sitting on a porch. I got the crab cakes for $27. They were small with a lot of filler. No jumbo lump crab in my crab cakes... We paid a lot of money for a sub-par dinner.

Thank chevy432
backporchocracoke, Owner at Back Porch, responded to this review

The Back Porch has both an interior air conditioned dining room in addition to a large screened, open air porch dining area (hence the name Back Porch). Diners can choose to sit in either space. I'm sorry you did not like our crabcakes and while indeed we do not use jumbo lump in our crabcakes they are 75% crab meat. More 

Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you come to Ocracoke, you go to the Back Porch because this restaurant is Ocracoke. The food reinvents itself every year while lovingly maintaining the traditional requests, crab beignets and crab cakes being the number one example of yumminess. But as you inhale as many of those beignets as possible, don't miss some other treats- the shrimp empanadas, the... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to Ocracoke, NC for the last 14 years. We always come to the Back Porch first to enjoy a good meal when we arrive. The other reason is because of the Best Bartender on the Island. Beatle will make you smile while she fixes your drinks. The conversations are helpful as well as informative. Go see... More 

Thank oldmom1
Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to Allison (sp?) for the most outstanding and professional service we had during the entire weekend on Ocracoke! I have to say I was disappointed, in general, with the service in this town. And then we went to the Back Porch for dinner! There was Allison with her charming British accent and her impeccable attention to detail. The food... More 

Thank JuJu W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a surprise. Loved this place. Somehow I wasn't expecting it to be so classy and it exceeded my expectations. Loved the decor, the food, the atmosphere. This is a new favorite of mine on the island. I'm sorry I did not come sooner!

Thank ImpossibleToFind
Atlanta, Georgia
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139 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We prefer Dajio's to this place, but had an excellent meal here none the less. Large rooms, nice staff, and good portions. There is a good bar menu.

Thank BILLandDD
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited Back Porch several times and prefer eating in the bar area. We like the food menu better and the relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Deb J
Moyock, North Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic menu and Wine list. Filet mignon was cooked to perfection . I had a salad with crisp granny Smith apples and added the sea scallop appetizer. It was Fabulous . The food was prepared and brought out quickly even on a Saturday evening. Definitely number 1 dining experience on Ocracoke Island.

Thank Carmen101

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Back Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Ocracoke
  • Phone Number: +1 252-928-6401

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