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Back Porch Oyster Bar

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Public Square, 19 N. Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
+1 706-864-8623
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Dallas, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best seafood anywhere... We visit everytime we are in Dahlonega. Don't think seafood would be weird in North GA- they bring in fresh everyday. And... So we can say is ORDER PIE - any kind... Even if you take it to go.. Trust us!! They are homemade from the crust up!

Thank Cindy R
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the nightly special which was good. A great selection of beers and the view from the top floor dining room out into the downtown area is where you should sit.

Thank Cris R
Athens, Georgia, United States
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly service, and a nice view of the downtown area from the climate controlled upstairs porch. The menu is simple and straightforward, but everything we tried was tasty and well prepared. The fried oyster sandwich was exceptional for a mountain town, They had a good selection of beers and wines, though this place is definitely family-friendly. I'd call this a... More 

Thank Annie W
Gainesville, Georgia
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a place 5 hours from the coast you can count on fresh sea food through out the week. I had the Blackened Grouper and it was awesome. Our server was fantastic, the owner stopped by our table to make sure we were happy and well served. One of our group members had Grilled Opa (fresh from Hawaii) snd we... More 

Thank Robert J
Peachtree Corners, Georgia, United States
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for a late lunch on our way home from a weekend trip in the N GA mountains. We wanted to eat in the Square, and we also wanted to eat somewhere we had not eaten before. We ate on the enclosed back porch which was fine, but I would recommend the upstairs front porch overlooking the square. They were... More 

Thank Pam G
Smyrna, Georgia
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142 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took a day trip to the area and loved this restaurant. We had a late lunch on a screened in deck that overlooks the historic downtown square. The server was friendly and the food was excellent. Pricing is moderate to high with lunch for 2 at $35 for two.

Thank Blues2cup
Canton, Georgia
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really cool having lunch on the porch over looking the square in Dahlonega. The beer was cold, fish & chips good and my oyster poboy excellent. Both the fish and oysters had a very light batter which was what we wanted.Service was a little slow because it looked as if they were short on wait staff. Would I go again,... More 

Thank Bill B
Rome, Georgia, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pricey, but Worth It!! Some of the best seafood we've ever had. Great service, with a quaint-coastal feel.

Thank Marie B
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a late lunch on Sunday after a weekend road trip around north Georgia, before heading back to Atlanta. The two of us split the Calamari, Tuna Ceviche, and the Gorgonzola Shrimp Linguine. All were great, the Linguine was one of the best pastas dishes I have ever had, anywhere. Will be making return trips to Dahlonega to... More 

Thank Michael H
Toronto, Canada
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102 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat upstairs on the balcony and enjoyed a delicious meal with excellent service. I tried fried green tomatoes for the first time and they were wonderful. Try the calamari done in a sweet and sour sauce.... Excellent! There were 4 of us and we all had something different, all enjoyed our meals immensely.

Thank barbintoronto

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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
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?