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Back Porch Oyster Bar

19 N. Chestatee St. (W. Main St.) Send to Phone
From the North Carolina coast come the raw materials that inspire this contemporary, casual seafood spot.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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Back Porch Oyster Bar, Dahlonega, GA

Back Porch Oyster Bar Restaurant Review

: Festooned with nautical iconography such as taxidermied swordfish, this casual seafood spot occupies a two-story former residence that overlooks downtown Dahlonega. We like the seating on the upstairs front porch that provides a good street view. Former chef Jason Davenport has departed the restaurant; he had managed the wine list, which is being revamped, as is the menu. But in the meantime the kitchen continues to offer gently prepared fish and shellfish. Escolar ceviche is a highlight, with its fresh avocado, tomato, yellow pepper and a citrus mirin ponzu sauce. Designed as an appetizer, it's an ideal light, hot weather lunch dish. A respectable she-crab soup makes a fine starter, or consider the cold-water raw oysters when available. Back Porch Oyster Bar is soft-shell crab central in town when they're in season. Landlubber choices are chicken, pork and beef. For dessert, get the Key lime pie.


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