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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” (142 reviews)
“crab bisque” (35 reviews)
“penne” (8 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 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious house salad with balsamic vinegar. Also nice Caesar salad. Great sea bass, and Ahi tuna and steak. Also loved the chocolate cake! Friendly, efficient wait staff.

Thank Leah W
Reviewed 1 week ago

There has been a lot of unexpected stuff in North Georgia lately. Who would have ever dreamed a tropical storm would visit this area. That's for people at the beach, or on the coast, right? Sure it is. My thoughts are with all in North...More

Thank 513jenniferf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our food and atmosphere at this small town restaurant. Food was very good as well as drinks. They had some hiccups with the steaks but made up for it with comps. Fun town and nice people.

Thank Stallone1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant several times and always have found the same things - moderately good food, service and ambience. It's not the best place or the worst place, just something in between. Nothing that stands out but consistently decent food, with an...More

Thank GreenhouseGirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Liked the look of the place and the open front porch so decided to try this Key West style restaurant. Ultimately ate here three times in two days because it was so good. The chips and pico were amazing! The third meal I tried the...More

Thank marydashlee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far my favorite of the three restaurants I tried in town. This place has big front porches - one on street level and one up a floor, along with indoor seating. Seafood feel with a distinctive Key West ambience. The food was strikingly good,...More

Thank ScottEvon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled to Dahlonegha for an overnight anniversay trip and went into town for dinner. On the recommendation of a few friends we wanted to try Back Porch. We walked up to the front porch and after the hostess brushed past my wife she promptly...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many times - Easy drive from Atlanta with good food - and service and ambiance. Solid seafood in beautiful Dahlonega- Does it get better?

Thank BJCtravelin
Reviewed 18 August 2017

A casual, funky beachside atmosphere makes the Back Porch an ideal place to tip a few or enjoy great seafood and Southern specialties. The full bar offers signature cocktails and a wide assortment of craft brews in bottles or on tap. The oysters on the...More

1  Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This was our second visit to Dahlonega. Each time we made it a point to enjoy the food and beer at The Back Porch. This time we enjoyed the fish tacos and the shrimp and grits. One word: Outstanding!

Thank Bob W
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Samantha J
22 June 2017|
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Response from Lynn F | Reviewed this property |
They do have winery's in the local area and other towns close by. I'm not sure if they have it on the menu .
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
US$15 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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
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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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