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Back Porch Bistro

10 N Main St, Inside of Northstar Emporium Antique Shop on the Square of Downtown Ellijay, Ellijay, GA 30540-3335
+1 706-636-1111
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (34 reviews)
“gyro” (10 reviews)
“apple salad” (13 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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10 N Main St, Inside of Northstar Emporium Antique Shop on the Square of Downtown Ellijay, Ellijay, GA 30540-3335
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great and all the food is fresh. Soups are awesome and home made!! Hot sandwiches are good and fresh ingredients! Their sides are amazing too and different than usual potato chips. They have edamame salad side and a great very different slaw....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank stephaniehedrick1
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Looking for a spot for lunch in this cute little Georgia town.......not far from where we were parked. We were hungry & there it was......locally sourced & fresh! I had a gyros....fresh warm pita stuffed with the usual lamb/beef, feta, tzatziki, lettuce, toms & red...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Vicki M
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Small tucked away restaurant just behind the traffic circle in downtown Ellijay. Open for lunch every day but Wednesday. A lot of great sandwich and soup options. The staff is friendly and the food is great. This will have to be a frequent destination of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

If you are in Ellijay you absolutely must stop by and try a sandwich you will not regret it! I tired the Cuban and I can honestly say it’s one of the best I’ve ever had. Great customer service as well! They were also able...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Connor M
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place to eat, and if you're lucky enough to be there at lunch on Thursday, you'll be treated with a fantastic jam session with local musicans. The food isn't bad, either. My Rueban was one of the best I've ever had, and my wife...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Met a friend and no crowd! Quick, friendly service. My generous portion of ham, cheddar and apple slices were on a multigrain wheat bread. The best! Friend had a small Greek salad with homemade dressing that she really enjoyed. Fresh comes to mind along with...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kathystephens2016
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

If you love bistros this is the place! Great selection of sandwiches and paninis. The ingredient combinations are creatively delicious. The vegetarian hummus panini was amazing as was the apple slaw. Wish I lived closer so I could be a frequent diner. Clean establishment with...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank dasaxton
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We live an hour and a half from Ellijay, but had never stopped for food. As we had our dog with us, we were limited in restaurant choice. Who knew that one of the best eateries in town welcomed pets on the Porch section of...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank welovedolphins
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Great stop, taking the backroads, going home from the cabin. Outside seating. Healthy food, delicious and right sized portions. The Cran Turkey panini sandwich was very good. As was the Curry soup and the Cowboy Caviar. Lunch hours only.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank dhoort
Reviewed 6 July 2018

This was a last minute stop for my GF and I. I wasn't sure what I wanted so we picked this place. It was very good. Excellent in fact.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jeffery j
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Response from litemood | Reviewed this property |
One of the best deli-type restaurants, very health conscious
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 N Main St, Inside of Northstar Emporium Antique Shop on the Square of Downtown Ellijay, Ellijay, GA 30540-3335
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gilmer County  >  Ellijay
  • Phone Number: +1 706-636-1111
The Back Porch Bistro is a Soup / Salad / Sandwich Shop with a fresh brew Coffee and Tea Shop attached. European Specials like their Bestseller Greek Gyro or an organic Hummus Vegetable Plate add a very unique and one of a kind menu to Ellijay, GA. Gluten free options, Vegetarian and Vegan as well. Tons of Parking, Seating. The Back Porch Bistro is attached to the Antique Shop on the Downtown Square. You will find tons of great merchandise that focuses on natural, local and fresh.
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