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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
Closed now
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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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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are interested in seafood in North Georgia, this is the place to go. The owner has seafood flown in regularly and if it is not proper quality he does not serve it. The snow crab is fantastic, but he best is the Hawaiian sea bass! Also if you are in the mood for some unusual and/or expensive wines... More 

Thank Chris G
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wow, an impressive place. Some of the best Atlantic King Salmon (yes I understand this is not on the east coast, but easily rivals), the rudabar au gratin, the green beans with mushrooms and whatever sauce they used with it, spectacular! And how can you pass up homemade pumpkin pie with a praline sauce. Normally I don't eat dessert but... More 

1 Thank vlepak
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dozen raw on the half shell were $24 (which is ridiculously expensive). Other than that, the food was delicious and the beer was incredibly cold. We had the ceviche, seared tuna, clam chowder (amazing!) and the oysters. And beers. Everything was delicious. Only complaint is lower the price of the oysters!

1 Thank Hara S
Plant City, Florida
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is great. We had a view of downtown from our seat. The food was really good. However they were out if a lot of seafood & the waitress was not knowledgeable about the outages. Also the live music was very loud for the small room we were in.

1 Thank Jbodnar9372
Saint Charles, Illinois
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We would return to the Back Porch Oyster Bar and Grill in a heartbeat. Our experience was memorable. The service was good. The casual dining atmosphere was welcoming and presentation, portion size and food quality were top notch.

1 Thank IntrepidGin
Thomson, Georgia, United States
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120 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went at the time of the Gold Rush Festival which is the 3rd weekend of Oct. We had no wait and the restaurant was very busy. We were able to enjoy the back porch and it was so nice and just enjoyable. The food was delicious. My husband ate the Raw Oysters and I had the fried Green tomatoes... More 

Thank Beth D
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for years and the oysters are flown in fresh Everything on the menu is great add trish's special sauce for added flavor. Erdwinger Dunkle beer is hard to find and is very special.

Thank Jim H
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My father and I were in town and I saw the rrstraunts sign and out of the selections in the area we decided to dine here. We were greater at the door by a lovely young lady who smiled brightlu6and welcomed us to the reatraunt. She showed us the lunch menus and then led us to a seat on the... More 

Thank Dudley M
Augusta, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They were out if scallops and grouper so our plans changed. We had some wine and a bowl of soup. I had she crab and my husband had clam chowder. Both were excellent.

Thank lindawB191NX
Homestead, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The shrimp and grits were delicious, the French fried probably need to be reconsidered, small fries and not very many.

Thank ckmitch1

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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
US$15 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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?