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Back Porch

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110 Back Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
+1 252-928-6401
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Greenville, South Carolina
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at the Back Porch! We sat on the porch, which was very relaxing, Had a view of their garden area. The food was delicious, and we had an excellent waitress!

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1 Thank Elaine H
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Two for supper on Thursday ... crab cakes (excellent) and calamari pasta (excellent) ... very good service ... we will go back ... thank you.

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1 Thank Howard P
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I got the seafood platter ($27) and really enjoyed it. It had bluefish, scallops, crab cake, and shrimp with rice and vegetables. My husband got the fried shrimp plate ($20) and enjoyed his meal also.

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Thank KarenSB64
Hampton, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went late at night and were seated indoors in a rather remote little area with fabric seats and pillows. My Mom is 85 and enjoyed having a pillow behind her. We ordered the fresh catch of the day. For dessert, the Key Lime Pie was very refreshing. My parents had eaten here 24 years ago for their 25th wedding... More 

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Thank Georgia K
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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115 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends had recommended the Back Porch, especially for dining in the bar area of the otherwise sprawling restaurant with both A/C interior and large exterior screened split-level dining areas, We were greeted at the bar by Beatle who after five years is an institution at the Back Porch. She's a charming, cheerful local lady who can mix up great cocktails... More 

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MS
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First class dining in a relaxed island atmosphere. Island vacation "laid back fine dining". The specialty Mojitos started the dining off followed by island fare prepared with a slight Asian influence. The bacon wrapped scallops in a reduced red wine sauce were some of the best I've had. Our waitress, LuLu, made the experience better. Great personality & her recommendations... More 

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Thank swseal13
Virginia, USA
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77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant deserves a much higher rating than its current one. We had an absolutely superb dinner in a lovely setting (inside)--with almost no wait and a great water, Colin. We had excellent fresh jumbo lump crab meat (a special), mussels and bouillabaise for members of our party. If you want fried food and a long wait, you can go... More 

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Thank MargaretVirginia_USA
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was spectacular! I had the steak and my fiance had the seared tuna. It was wonderful! The setting was really relaxing, although a little hot on the "back porch". But overall it was a pleasant experience! The wait staff was really nice and went overboard to make my 18mo old son was comfortable and even offered to walk... More 

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Thank Deborah R
Morehead City, North Carolina
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ex relent food, a bit pricey but worth it. Had local fried shrimp and they were delicious. Two out of our table of four substituted mashed potatoes for jasmine rice, Waitress totally at ease with substitutions. We asked a lot f questions and if waitress did not know the answer, she went and asked! Amazing desserts! Husband had a piece... More 

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1 Thank beamer98
Ocracoke, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorite bar and restaurant on Ocracoke is the Backporch and Beatle is my all time favorite bartender. No matter what you order she knows how to make it for you. She is super fast and so much fun to visit with. I urge everyone who wants to have a nosh and a drink to go to the Backporch. You... 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
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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?