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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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Ashland, Virginia
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate dinner here the first day they were open after Matthew. We ate on the enclosed porch. Food, service and atmosphere were great. My wife had the half order of scallops, I had the half order of Shrimp, and we split a sticky toffee dessert - everything was excellent and certainly enough food. One of the 3 best restaurants... More 

Thank Don_Ashland_Virginia
San Diego
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a large group for dinner and they were able to provide great service and all the food was hot and tasty. They had put us in the porch area so we had plenty of room to mingle and enjoy each others company without being disruptive to other diners.

Thank Lovinlife57
Usa, Japan
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second visit in 2016, we found food, service, and ambiance holding up superbly. This visit we enjoyed the crab bignettes as an appetizer and they were excellent. The fresh shrimp dinner was delicious, and the warm bread was unsurpassed.

Thank doctorcee409
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118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Backporch at least 20 times over the years but the last several visits have been disappointing. The wait has been terrible, even when there were many open tables, the food has been sub-par. we have had two visits in a row where an item was actually inedible and had to be sent back. That isnt something... More 

1 Thank MarylandTravelgirl
New Bern, North Carolina
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love the Back Porch. It has the most interesting menu, great wine and it has such nice decor and ambiance. Service is also outstanding. Highly recommend!

Thank laurakaz13
Sacramento, California
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little surprise stop was amazing. Pecan crusted drum was fab. Great mango mohito and blood orange sorbet to top it off. Can't imagine a better meal.

1 Thank cindy h
Durham, NC
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218 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The friendly hostess prepared us for the 30 minute wait, so we thought we'd wait in the bar - nope. All seats taken. Decided to grab a drink and wait outside. Bartender laid a cocktail menu down for us, and the next time she stopped by us my husband ordered my drink. She laughed and said, "you're awfully persistent"! Rather... More 

3 Thank CarsonsMommy
West Saint Paul, Minnesota
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our motel owner said this was our "upscale seafood dining spot" and he hit the mark. Had the wahoo specialty, a not often seen mild but dense flesh fish which is delicious. Very nice list of beers and wines, reasonably priced. Great service from local and knowledgeable young people. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Robert R
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A thoroughly charming Island restaurant! That is, if you dismiss the jolt that is the unpleasant British hostess who greeted us upon our arrival. My friend was led past a number of open seating opportunities on the enclosed side porch and guided to a tiny table in the very back darkened corner. We had been looking forward to this highly... More 

3 Thank LizzieLovesLunch
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80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner obviously. I had seafood platter, wife had bourbon crusted chicken, sister had horseradish crusts salmon, brother in law had seafood stew. All very Good. Chicken was best. Scallops were chewy. Had toffee pudding with ice cream for dessert and that was amazing. Excellent setting, very romantic, friendly and knowledgable staff.

Thank tdunmir

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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
American, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?