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Back Porch

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110 Back Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
+1 252-928-6401
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Conway, South Carolina
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The setting was really nice. the main seating area was on a room that seemed like an enclosed porch.....with a lot of natural wood and island-themed furnishings. However, for a place that was not nearly at capacity, we had to wait a long time before being seated and longer that usual to be served. The food was very good and... More 

Thank Riverlife_90
Asheville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My wife and I traveled to the island for some R&R but all the while thinking in late October and right after a hurricane the food wouldn't be all that fresh and the service might be not so great. We were wrong! The Back Porch had a full menu available and the service staff was the same as it would... More 

Thank cigarman13
Ashland, Virginia
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We ate dinner here the first day they were open after Matthew. We ate on the enclosed porch. Food, service and atmosphere were great. My wife had the half order of scallops, I had the half order of Shrimp, and we split a sticky toffee dessert - everything was excellent and certainly enough food. One of the 3 best restaurants... More 

Thank Don_Ashland_Virginia
San Diego
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had a large group for dinner and they were able to provide great service and all the food was hot and tasty. They had put us in the porch area so we had plenty of room to mingle and enjoy each others company without being disruptive to other diners.

Thank Lovinlife57
Usa, Japan
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Our second visit in 2016, we found food, service, and ambiance holding up superbly. This visit we enjoyed the crab bignettes as an appetizer and they were excellent. The fresh shrimp dinner was delicious, and the warm bread was unsurpassed.

Thank doctorcee409
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125 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We have been to Backporch at least 20 times over the years but the last several visits have been disappointing. The wait has been terrible, even when there were many open tables, the food has been sub-par. we have had two visits in a row where an item was actually inedible and had to be sent back. That isnt something... More 

2 Thank MarylandTravelgirl
New Bern, North Carolina
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We love the Back Porch. It has the most interesting menu, great wine and it has such nice decor and ambiance. Service is also outstanding. Highly recommend!

Thank laurakaz13
Sacramento, California
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This little surprise stop was amazing. Pecan crusted drum was fab. Great mango mohito and blood orange sorbet to top it off. Can't imagine a better meal.

1 Thank cindy h
Durham, NC
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258 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The friendly hostess prepared us for the 30 minute wait, so we thought we'd wait in the bar - nope. All seats taken. Decided to grab a drink and wait outside. Bartender laid a cocktail menu down for us, and the next time she stopped by us my husband ordered my drink. She laughed and said, "you're awfully persistent"! Rather... More 

3 Thank CarsonsMommy
West Saint Paul, Minnesota
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Our motel owner said this was our "upscale seafood dining spot" and he hit the mark. Had the wahoo specialty, a not often seen mild but dense flesh fish which is delicious. Very nice list of beers and wines, reasonably priced. Great service from local and knowledgeable young people. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Robert R

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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
American, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Back Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Ocracoke
  • Phone Number: +1 252-928-6401

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?