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The Back Porch

) #36 of 54 Restaurants in Old Saybrook ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
142 Ferry Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1440
+1 860-510-0282
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good36%
  • Average33%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
142 Ferry Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1440
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Reviewed yesterday

Went to have drinks and listen to music on a Sunday evening. Two people ate and we joined them for drinks. No waitress came over to ask if we wanted a drink. No bus boy cleared the table. When a musician from the band came...More

Thank Connlibrarian50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a nice day there is not a better place for lunch than here. The view of the river and bridges is fantastic. All the food is excellent. Service is quick and friendly. Wine list could be improved.

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Back Porch based upon a recommendation from a neighbor. It was one of those gorgeous summer days where a glass of wine and a lobster roll sounded perfect for a lazy lunch. There was absolutely no complaint about the lobster roll, it...More

1  Thank ELNO523
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went without reservations on a Friday night, but went on the early side figuring the place would fill up for the entertainment that evening. We sat on the porch, which was very nice and we could watch the boat traffic and trains go by. Great...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice watering hole with a view. Good staff. Busy place. Not a quiet place to spend your evening. The food was ok.

Thank dwasal
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Because it was almost empty (3pm) we have really good, quick service. The burger was excellent, and cooked just right. Fairly comprehensive menu for both meat and seafood lovers too.

Thank Teenzone
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

6 for dinner with various meals. Service was very good. The food left much to be desired. Steak, salmon, fried shrimp, stuffed shrimp, a wrap and fried scallops. Also, a bit pricey for what you get. No real bread, instead dry breadsticks out of a...More

Thank SoBreeze
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Have gone here a couple of times for lunch. The outside deck looks over the CT river and a boat yard where cars/ trucks come in and out and activity goes on all the time. It can be distracting to the view of the boats...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This place is great for Sunday afternoons!! There's always a band. I think they are a little overpriced but the staff is great and so is the location

Thank cherylkinct
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Went a few times over the summer..Food is ok.. in my opinion overpriced. Always takes awhile for waiter/waitress to take order and get your drinks to table. I recommend the chicken taquitos app and for a drink, they do serve fishers island lemonade (often hard...More

Thank carissa843
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
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: 142 Ferry Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1440
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-510-0282
Let us introduce ourselves! We are The Back Porch Restaurant on the Connecticut River in Old Saybrook. We serve lunch and dinner daily, featuring great food, a full bar, game room, and expansive patio with an incredible water views. At night we light our fire pits and on the weekends, feature live music. So whether you are in the mood for a meal or want to kick back with a drink and enjoy the cool breeze and sunset views, The Back Porch is the place for you!
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