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Back Porch Oyster Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
Public Square, 19 N. Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
+1 706-864-8623
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (137 reviews)
“crab bisque” (38 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Public Square, 19 N. Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped for lunch this week. Ordered She Crab Soup and Crabcake. Both were well prepared with “just right” seasoning.

Thank T W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of my favorite places, the food is excellent!! Be prepared to spend a little more than normal for what you’re getting but I promise it’s worth it... plus check out their wine list!! Amazing!

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The shrimp and grits was fantastic as was the special of Australian sea bass over cocoanut rice with asparagus. The service was friendly and quick. We come here every chance we get.

Thank Nikki0715
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for lunch while passing through on a leaf pepping adventure. we were greeted by a friendly staff and the service was equally adequate. The shrimp and grits are great.

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was with my Mom who could not climb the stairs so we were seated in the downstairs dining area which is not as charming as upstairs and the service was a bit slow but that was not unexpected since the server was primarily stationed...More

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dahlonega was a perfect place for lunch on the way to see fall foliage and Back Porch a terrific place to eat. The vintage building is right on the historic square and since we arrived right at opening we got a prime table in the...More

Thank Toni B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Passing through town. Friendly service, excellent oysters, a little pricey but very tasty. Soup was fantastic. Nice little place. Inside was ok but definitely enjoyed the outdoor atmosphere. Would go back to try something else. Fun place.

Thank sunnydazesunnydaze
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We both enjoyed our meals. I had the surf and turf, she had fish tacos. We shared a key lime pie, perfect recipe.

Thank James A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right off the edge of the town square you will find Back Porch Oyster Bar. No one in our group had oysters but we certainly had a variety of different dishes. Most of us loved what we had....from Shrimp and Grits to the Catch of...More

Thank pebbleskip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bowl of bisque and a wedge salad was Devine. Location on the square gives you a great people watching place, esp if on the upper level porch.

Thank 1124DianeT
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Samantha J
22 June 2017|
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Response from MoxieGirl1997 | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember if they were local. But there are places there that do. I wish I could remember.
27 March 2017|
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Response from bigmamaDahlonegaGA | Property representative |
Hello! We do have a ramp that accesses our front porch. No stairs required.
8 October 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
US$ 15 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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
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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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