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Back Porch Oyster Bar

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” (153 reviews)
“crab bisque” (38 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Public Square, 19 N. Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to stop in and have a nice lunch on our way to visit the wineries. We were greeted at the door with a story of how one of their waitresses was late and there is only one server working so...More

2  Thank DawsonBill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To begin we had a reservation for 6 at 7:00 on Jan. 20, 2018. We arrived at 6:55 and we were seated right when we walked in and it went straight down from there. We sat at our table for about 10 minutes before a...More

3  Thank W M
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Came to see Christmas lights and decided to step in for dinner. We really wanted to leave when we sat down. It was pretty expensive considering the atmosphere. We went with it thinking the portions would be large. My husband had the catfish “platter”. One...More

Thank Suzy J
Reviewed 13 January 2018

I’ve had their raw oysters many times and grilled fish a time or two. My husband like the pasta dish. The only reason I didn’t give it a 5 is the price. A little expensive.

Thank TravelboundGeorgia
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Met up with former colleagues on a cold Saturday. The porch was toasty warm and very comfortable. We were all happy to chat and catch up with each other, and we were not rushed to order. Fried Green Tomatoes and crab cake appetizers were shared....More

Thank Redee2GoGoGo
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Nothing outstanding one way or another. There was a small problem with an order, and the owner came to the table as took care of it immediately.

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

I am from a sea food town and we take fish seriously. I ate here for dinner with my family, I had the shrimp and grits, not bad, my brother, mom and dad had fish. The "grouper" was not at all grouper it tasted too...More

3  Thank kw_bbg
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We were in the area touring some vineyards. A friend recommended the place so we called ahead. I never thought about Georgia & oysters. We ate downstairs. I felt like I was at somebody’s grandmother’s house; the furniture was the same. My medium rare burger...More

1  Thank dalm0m
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Our second visit to Dahlonega this year ... first visit to Back Porch. Visited yesterday for lunch looking forward to having oysters. I ordered the Oysters Rockefeller ...... very tasty, warm, not hot. My wife ordered Fried Green Tomatoes .... tasted good but terrible value,...More

1  Thank BballTom
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We reserved Back Porch Oyster Bar for our son’s rehearsal dinner. It was perfect. All food was excellent from appetizers, to salad and entree items. Drinks and food came quickly and with a smile. The space was excellent. Geoff was our host and event planner....More

Thank Nancy J
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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
USD 15 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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