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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 - 21:00
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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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Canton, Georgia
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really cool having lunch on the porch over looking the square in Dahlonega. The beer was cold, fish & chips good and my oyster poboy excellent. Both the fish and oysters had a very light batter which was what we wanted.Service was a little slow because it looked as if they were short on wait staff. Would I go again,... More 

Thank Bill B
Rome, Georgia, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pricey, but Worth It!! Some of the best seafood we've ever had. Great service, with a quaint-coastal feel.

Thank Marie B
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in for a late lunch on Sunday after a weekend road trip around north Georgia, before heading back to Atlanta. The two of us split the Calamari, Tuna Ceviche, and the Gorgonzola Shrimp Linguine. All were great, the Linguine was one of the best pastas dishes I have ever had, anywhere. Will be making return trips to Dahlonega to... More 

Thank Michael H
Toronto, Canada
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97 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We sat upstairs on the balcony and enjoyed a delicious meal with excellent service. I tried fried green tomatoes for the first time and they were wonderful. Try the calamari done in a sweet and sour sauce.... Excellent! There were 4 of us and we all had something different, all enjoyed our meals immensely.

Thank barbintoronto
Georgia Coast, Georgia
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good seafood it's fresh I love the raw oysters and the lobster is good. The soups are very good also really anything on the menu is very good

Thank Lynn F
Alpharetta, Georgia
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here on Sunday afternoon for a drink and some appetizers. We'd heard good things about this place from friends so we were excited to try it. On this particular day I guess they were busy and short staffed. We were able to find 4 seats at the bar (which was empty). The bartender was nice to us... More 

Thank BigDave1326
Marietta, Georgia
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened upon this gem of a restaurant because I wanted to try something new since I've dined at most places in Dahlonega. They have mahi mahi flown in daily and all of their seafood is very fresh and cooked to perfection.

Thank joegaboy
Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made a dinner reservation at the Back Porch for Valentine's Day based on reviews and our love of seafood. The evening started out with the hostess seating my wife and me at a round table in the upstairs corner by the bar. Despite there being empty tables out on the "porch" we were not given that option. We asked... More 

Thank tbaysports
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a delight on the the square. The view is amazing from the front porch and the food is a pleaser. I highly recommend this to anyone in the area or for that special date night. Prices are not your normal fair but well worth the visit.

Thank Claymade
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed lunch here on a winter weekday. Service was prompt and courteous. I had the crab cake with spinach, and my husband had the fried oyster sandwich with grilled asparagus. My crab cake was generous and very flavorful. His oysters were fried to perfection. We will not hesitate to eat here again.

Thank FlyingDeb

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids
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?