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Back Porch Oyster Bar

19 N. Chestatee St. (W. Main St.) Send to Phone
706-864-8623
From the North Carolina coast come the raw materials that inspire this contemporary, casual seafood spot.

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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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