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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (137 reviews)
“crab bisque” (34 reviews)
“cioppino” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Public Square, 19 N. Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We shared chowder, gumbo, oysters and a greek salad. The 19 year old girl serving was both enthusiastic and energetic. The service was good as was the food. The white wine (Pinot Grigio) was reasonably priced and very good quality. The ambiance and the setting...More

Thank William K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent food,little pricey,but worth it.Service excellent,Love the atmosphere.Will return on next visit!

Thank Wanda C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We've eaten here several times. The food is good, but the service can be "iffy." Prices are reasonable, and the atmosphere is nice.

Thank travelj60
Reviewed 4 days ago

Drove to Dahlonega from Atlanta for a post Fathers Day lunch. Impressed with menu: nice selection of seafood items. I opted for a light luch - a bowl of thew crab bisque. It was absolutely delicious. My son had the Mahi Mahi Taco. He enjoyed...More

Thank HankmidGA
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It took 1 hour a 10 minutes to get food after ordering. Fish tacos were more like shoe string potatoes with slaw. Out of oysters, blackened grouper over priced but good. They ran out of 2 different house wines then sold up with no guilt....More

Thank Bruff T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a nice meal on the front porch. It was a Sunday evening so it was quiet on the square. The seafood was well-prepared and delicious! I had the shrimp with pasta and a delicious cream sauce (only wish it had more gorgonzola chunks)....More

1  Thank cathshungry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beer was cold, Wedge salad was very good as well. The blackened tuna was cooked just right. The owner is from my neck of the woods in OBX, NC. Great guy, walked around talking to everyone. Very nice place. Bartender did a great job

Thank TeamUSMC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mahi Mahi tacos were quite good. My wife had the chicken blt which she enjoyed. Service was quick and the staff was friendly.

1  Thank 770drm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner last at the restaurant after spending the day at 3 different wineries. This was our 2nd time at the restaurant. We visited a year earlier and met the owner and his wife. The food is good and I will be back. Service last...More

Thank royrosacia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Dahlonega for the weekend & ate here the first night. Atmosphere is great! Love the decor & style. I wanted salmon and saw that there was an option to add it to a salad for $10. Salad was $9, it came out...More

Thank skourasfam
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Samantha J
Hi! Do y'all have any wines from your local wineries on the menu?
22 June 2017|
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Response from royrosacia | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but there are tasting rooms downtown that have local wines.
Hi, are you wheelchair accessible?
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.
Pet friendly??
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
Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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