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Back Porch Oyster Bar

) #3 of 64 Restaurants in Dahlonega €€ - €€€ American, Bar, Seafood
Public Square, 19 N. Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
+1 706-864-8623
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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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 3 days ago

All items that are gluten free are clearly labeled on the menu. The food was delicious and the service was great.

Thank rebeccabrianne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The servers are amazing. They accommodated my request and smiles the whole time. And food delicious as well.

Thank Monica H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I were going through Dahlonega and happened upon this gem of a restaurant. It was Mother's Day and the restaurant was very crowded even at 3:30 in the afternoon but we were seated immediately in what I considered the best table in...More

Thank CCkirk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met family here for a weekend visit in the North Georgia mountains and I am glad my aunt chose this place! It is in a fun old house with great decor. I had a huge fried sampler and barely finished it all. It was...More

Thank rbashear67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sat on the porch and enjoyed people watching on the square. My mother and I really enjoyed the fish and chips and shrimp and grits Waitstaff was very friendly.

Thank Jane D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Normal service. Relatively loud. Food was fantastic and the portions were huge! I had a salmon salad and my wife tried the shrimp pasta and we were both very happy. A little pricey for the environment, but the food made up for it.

Thank BAHogan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our favorite to do is drive up to the "mountains." After hiking, we love this place for 2 things. The food is great, but being able to seat on the second story balcony and watch all the folks walk by. It is shaded...More

Thank lehmannron
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to BPOB this past weekend. I know it was Bear on the Square festival going on. You would have thought they would have had a lot of staff to accommodate the large crowds. We waited just about 45 minutes for...More

Thank abauer18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was not very hot when served, just average food, nothing special. Felt the prices were high for quality of the food and service was not good.

Thank cheryla765
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the colors the moment we walked in. They were sold out of our first two menu choices so we picked a third option. The fried oysters were so tender and delicate. They were amazing. We also had the gorgonzola shrimp linguine that made...More

Thank CyndiLynnB
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Hi, are you wheelchair accessible?
26 March 2017|
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Response from Cindy R | Reviewed this property |
There are two - three steps on the front porch of the restaurant. That is the entrance. There isn't a ramp. I think you could navigate well inside the bottom floor if you can get up those two - three steps. However, within... More
Pet friendly??
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.
Do you accept reservations?
16 May 2016|
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Response from wvjake | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely - lovely place.
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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
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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!!