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Back Porch Bar & Grill

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605 N 5th St, Jacksonville, OR 97530-9659
+1 541-899-8821
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Forest Grove, Oregon, United States
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Some really good BBQ and service! The ribs were amazing, as was the brisket. The choice of sides were good too!

Thank CBauer7
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch looking for some good food in a good atmosphere and got that and more. Great food, great service, family friendly and HUGE portions. We had the Mongo Burger and a Southern Style Philly Cheese Steak and both were tasty and more food than we would ever have needed for a meal! The table next to... More 

Thank lulabelle541
Tacoma, Washington
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

The minute you step out of your car in Jacksonville you catch the whiff of the wonderful wood smoke coming from the Back Porch. It's the kind of BBQ you wake up in the middle of the night craving! The Baked Beans and Potato Salad are the better than your Mother made. Chili like you have never tasted. Coconut Prawns... More 

Thank Marti W
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

We went with a large group. Service was pretty good considering the group and it was a Saturday night. The food was actually good BBQ. Plenty of food to eat. Presented nicely.

Thank Michele M
Exeter, New Hampshire
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Son recommended that we grab takeout here and go to a Brewery to watch Monday Night Football. We got a half chicken, brisket dip sandwich and combo plate. The food was good and filling.

Thank Chris_603_2
Orlando, Florida
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

A great little restaurant with a back porch atmosphere. Food & service are terrific, reasonably priced, & located in the quaint town of Jacksonville. After enjoying some shopping in the downtown area, we stopped in for dinner. On the menu are a variety of choices & combo's like ribs, beef brisket, pork loin, & smoked sausage. Portions are generous &... More 

Thank WineTimeashland
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

The only bad thing about my visit was that there was no way I could finish all the food, and I really wanted to! The chili was smoky and meaty, and the Back Porch sandwich was packed with delicious BBQ. Great find inn a small town in Oregon, highly recommend.

Thank Thor R
Jacksonville, Oregon
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Best BBQ and burgers around. If you like pulled pork with cole slaw, then the Sanantonio is for you. If you like burgers with a kick then the Roy Rogers burger is for you. My boyfriend loves it. Honestly I think we eat there at least 2-3 times a month. If you want something lighter then the Crispy Fish Tacos... More 

Thank Amanda E
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Great BBQ -- the brisket sandwich is my favorite with an Ashland Amber pint. Soups and salads are very fresh. I usually take half of my order home for leftovers.

Thank Lee S
Medford, Oregon
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74 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Had this burger today the "Mongo". It was awesome. Cooked perfectly and very filling. Service was very good and friendly. The Pulled pork sand was very tasty with a nice sweet bbq sauce and loaded with meat. Can't belive this place isn't busier.

Thank Greg103074

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $23
American, Barbecue, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
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 - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 605 N 5th St, Jacksonville, OR 97530-9659
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 541-899-8821
Family owned and operated since 1989, the Back Porch Bar & Grill, formerly known as the Back Porch BBQ, can be found in the Historic town of Jacksonville, Oregon. Serving up authentic Texas Style BBQ, Steaks, Burgers, Sandwiches, Wraps, Entree Salads, and so much more, the Back Porch Bar & Grill will please even the pickiest eaters of your group.
Whether your destination is Historic Jacksonville or the Applegate Wine Country, the Back Porch Bar & Grill is definitely the place to eat before or after your visit. Our city boasts its designation as a National Historic Landmark, having preserved its Gold Rush Roots from the 1800s. The Back Porch is filled with wagon wheels, saddles, and pictures from a long forgotten era, keeping with the theme of our historic city.
For the over 21 crowd, our bar is the perfect place to eat, relax, have a drink, watch a game, and enjoy catching up with friends. We feature some great local wines, beers, and amazing signature cocktails.
Open 7 days a week, the Back Porch Bar & Grill invites you to "kick off your boots and stay awhile."

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?