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Back Porch Bar & Grill

605 N. 5th Street, Jacksonville, OR 97530
+1 541-899-8821
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good47%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“back porch” (25 reviews)
“brisket” (13 reviews)
“baked beans” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
605 N. 5th Street, Jacksonville, OR 97530
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11 - 20 of 113 reviews

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Great place to stop in for lunch uin a laid back atmposphere. We had Santa Fe spring rolls and shared a pulled pork sandwhich.

Thank mdk3875
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Back Porch BBQ is our favorite "go-to" when we're in Jacksonville. You can cut their beef brisket with a fork. So tender! Portions are huge. Great value. Everything home-made. An acquaintance we met who was raised in Texas recently ate there and gave it his...More

Thank SilverAnniversary84
Reviewed 30 June 2017

You absolutely must love heavy greasy dishes to like what they offer in this restaurant. Restaurant is themed as Southwestern, but that may be an insult to the genre. We started with deep-fried green beans which came out a very dark unappetizing brown. It is...More

Thank Len T R
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We stopped in for dinner on a Monday night. The hostess correctly guessed that we'd be more comfortable in the bar since we didn't have kids and the dining room was packed with families. We both ordered brisket. My husband had the sandwich and I...More

Thank TCA99
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We are spending two days in Jacksonville after visiting Crater Lake National Park. We are taking it easy & relaxing. We went to Back Porch for breakfast / Lunch and we were very surprise with the food they served. The restaurant is easy to find...More

Thank Gerald M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

it will do. About the only thing open on a Monday after a hot day of winery visits. I had a cool spinach salad that was excellent. My mate had a French dip with fries. This IS a BBQ joint, but his meat was over-smoked...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We make sure to come here every time we're in Jacksonville. Amazing flavor and so well-prepared. The meats are never dry and the cocktails are superb, too. I wish they had a gluten-free bun option so that I could enjoy the entire menu!

Thank Cari Z
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Sometimes it's just hard to find a good barbecue restaurant unless you live in the south. We are new to the Rogue Valley, and a medical receptionist-cum-barbecue connoisseur recommended Back Porch to me. The moment we walked in I was excited by the unmistakable aroma...More

Thank Tricia2Tango
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We love barbecue so had to try the Back Porch. The owner was very friendly and accommodating. The brisket sandwich was large and very good. There was a large serving of french fries which we couldn't finish. We were also offered as much soda as...More

Thank CR42015
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We chose the Back Porch after reading the reviews here and are sure glad we did. We choose to eat our lunch in the bar rather in the dining room. My friend and I had the Roy Rogers burger and they were delicious. The meat...More

Thank Barry C
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, 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 - 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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