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The Back Porch

142 Ferry Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1440
+1 860-510-0282
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good37%
  • Average31%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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“mussels” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
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142 Ferry Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1440
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Food is good and the outdoor seating is overlooking a marina on the Connecticut river by the railroad bridge. Bands play most nights . Unfortunately, it closes on labor day. Only open in the summer.

Thank BoinCT809
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Ate on the porch, very nice cool day, watching water. Good delicious food, generous portions, service quick. Had clams, scallops(had to request) lobster rolls-yummy.

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I am always surprised when I see a not so great review of a place we enjoyed. I wonder if we really were at the same place. A friend had told us that this was one of her favorite restaurants, and when, in the area,...More

Thank r s
Reviewed 23 August 2018

The Quality Inn recommended we try The Back Porch for dinner after a miserable day of pouring rain...we walked in and immediately appreciated the beautiful nautical decor mixed with old 'back porch' decor, not overdone, very attractive, and the view of the CT river was...More

Thank luvtheshore2017
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This was once a great restaurant, but for the last couple of years it has been mediocre at best. Service has also gotten REALLY POOR.

Thank bdag
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The Back Porch is a nice place with good food. There are inside dining rooms and a large bar area inside and a "back porch" with wonderful views. You can look out at the CT. River and the train bridge as well as the boat...More

Thank NYCIrish1944
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Skip the food! This is more of a drinking establishment. Way better places to eat in Old Saybrook and virtually anywhere on the shoreline.

Thank WTBY
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Soup of the day was Seafood Bisque-delicious-full of shrimp, fish, and few potatoes, seasoned nicely. The Scrod Florentine was nicely cooked, bright color to the vegetables . Others in our party had fried whole bellies and mussels-everyone was satisfied and the folks with traditional fried...More

Thank Annldj
Reviewed 26 July 2018

My family and I had a great dinner on the porch even though it was a breezy evening. A great band played in the background, the food was good and our waitress was attentive and super friendly. At the end of the night we walked...More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We had here dinner last night ...looks like a nice place to eat on the water but it was chilly and there was a wait so,we ate inside .... we were pleased with our meals ... one in our party ordered a steak .. it...More

Thank Tan-girl1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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