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Back Porch Bar & Grill

605 N. 5th Street, Jacksonville, OR 97530
+1 541-899-8821
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good46%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“back porch” (27 reviews)
“brisket” (14 reviews)
“baked beans” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
605 N. 5th Street, Jacksonville, OR 97530
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Back porch has some amazing food. I had the prime rib special and my wife had the bbq chicken. They were both amazing. It was loud, but that is what you expect from a down home bar and grill. I would definitely recommend it to...More

Thank Craig H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place for a pleasant time, big portions of good food and an assortment of beers. Just be ware, have a big appetite before you start ordering.

Thank Richard V
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

The Back Porch is a great family restaurant that serves good American food at decent prices. The portions are large, we always have enough for another meal. Our favorites are the fish tacos, open faced steak sandwich, the ribs, the chicken the brisket and the...More

1  Thank galusha43
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Overrated. Good breakfast but slow service. Nothing special about this place. Potatoes cold, sausage only average.

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

After a long day we picked up some to go food. I'd heard good things so thought I'd give it a try. I got a huge cob salad - all of it was good but the bacon and chicken were especially tasty. My husband had...More

Thank TiffanyHonestandFair
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a great place to eat. I was on vacation and visited the small town of Jacksonville Oregon. We did the tourist thing then decided to get a bite to eat. The food was awesome. I had a BLT - I swear there was...More

1  Thank teresaclum
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We arrived in town in the late evening, and soon found many venues were closed by 8 PM. We were delighted to find this location, which not only is open later, but also provided a nice dining experience. Our waitress was friendly, attentive, and gave...More

Thank AstroDiver
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Every trip to Jacksonville, we try to make it to the Back Porch. The inside is cowboy kitsch, with pictures of real and Hollywood cowboys and Indians, and a wall of cowboy boots by the door. Waitresses are down-to-earth and friendly, and the food portions...More

Thank Tim and Kathy D
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Food is good, they have great hamburgers and excellent service. They have some fun alcoholic beverages as well.

Thank Melanie97526
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The barbecue here is OK, not great. We had the pulled pork and the chicken; the chicken was better. Fries were average; potato salad had too much mayo; baked beans had a good flavor but were WAY too spicy (and we like spicy food). The...More

Thank Twonette
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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 - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 605 N. 5th Street, Jacksonville, OR 97530
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 541-899-8821
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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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