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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%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (151 reviews)
“crab bisque” (38 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago 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

Thank kw_bbg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank dalm0m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank BballTom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a nice lunch with family including a toddler. We were a bit louder than everyone else around us, but the baby gave us a bit of grace from the wait staff and other customers. All in all, the food was pretty good. I wish...More

Thank Matt G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Crab Dip & an Order of Calamari were tasty....Beers & Wine were enjoyed. Has a Beachy Sports Bar atmosphere. An Above Average place with attentive servers.

Thank JPEAtlanta
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Samantha J
21 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.
26 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.
7 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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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