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The Back Porch

142 Ferry Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1440
+1 860-510-0282
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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good37%
  • Average32%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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American, Bar, Seafood
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142 Ferry Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1440
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came on a recommendation of a friend. Had lunch and was not overly impressed. The meals were dry and not very good. The view was ok overlooking the Connecticut River and the boats

Thank MrPudly
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

I had a blast here with my parents and a friends family who is into lighthouses like me. I had fun looking at his albums. Great waitstaff and fun Waterfront restaurant.

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 27 January 2018

I visited this restaurant in the peak of the summer. First, it was packed which made service a little slow. The meals and drinks were very pricey. I did not find the food to be exceptional, especially given the prices. There was some music playing....More

Thank DFS60
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Sat outside on a beautiful September afternoon watching all the activity on the waterfront. Lobster roll was good but boring compared to the plentiful lobster grilled cheese. OMG pure food heaven. We'd come back again for lunch when we're in the area and get 2...More

Thank PG-NY
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Fun place to visit on a random saturday night in September. A few of my family members and I met my girlfriend and her daughter from an impromptu dinner and hang out recently. Great time. Fun crowd, attentive staff and above average food. Located on...More

Thank 101noah
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This was a very disappointing dinner from the cocktails on. Martinis served in daiquiri glasses not even as we ordered. The server didn't come back for a while so one person from our party went back to the bar for olive juice so we could...More

Thank CityPatty2016
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a late lunch. A local spot with a great view of the river. Split a delicious lobster roll and relaxed, taking in the view. Good service too!

Thank lisacochrane
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Spent a few hours on their deck overlooking the river. Good waiter/barman who made some great cocktails.

Thank ForbesB
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Disappointed. Great location, boats, water. But, food was way way overpriced and not great. Service, they just don't care. I live nearby but hadn't been here in a while, and really hoped for better. I got a $14 glass of wine and it tasted like...More

Thank alisa62
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice visit for lunch. Sat on the deck. Service was attentive. Menu was varied with something for everyone. Also, came back on a Friday evening to check out the night life. Very crowded, with limited seating. Lots of fun though!

Thank diddy66
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
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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