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All 72 Old Saybrook Restaurants

The Back Porch

142 Ferry Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
860-510-0282
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Ranked #38 of 72 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Price range: $10 - $24
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Ice Cream
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: 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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English first
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I wasn't quite sure how to rate this restaurant. We love it for it's music, food, location and atmosphere, but the wait times can be long, and the service can be great or seriously lack. And, while we love the music, we've found it sometimes attracts large groups who get inebriated very quickly and get loud and obnoxious. Love the... More 

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Glastonbury
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A great place to enjoy a meal while watching the boats dock at the local marina. They have live music most weekends and the food is very good. My husband and I enjoy the atmosphere here.

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Mad River Valley, Vermont
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

One of the few places along the Connecticut River you can dine and/or have drinks and watch this very scenic waterway. Food and prices are average, however, the view is superb. Summer afternoons with live music, can't beat that combination.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We enjoy docking our boat and stopping for food and drinks while on the river. Food always consistent, service is getting worse. Last stop we made our waitress went missing most of our dinner. We had to go ask hostess if we even had a waitress when we first sat down. Very disappointed. For the amount of money you spend... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My husband & I went to lunch at the Back Porch to celebrate our anniversary-it's a tradition for us. The huge back porch is covered & you can see the water with boats in docks & a drawbridge from anywhere on that porch. The food is good, well priced, and the service is fabulous! We were fortunate yesterday to be... More 

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have eaten here several times in the last few years and pretty much had excellent service. When I was here the beginning of the season ( only open in the summer) the food wasn't terrific bu the service was outstanding. Tonight however, left alot to be desired! When we told our waitress, Cassie, we would like to enjoy our... More 

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North Adams, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Great view and great food. Was with old friends for an overnighter, the hotel recommended the Back Porch and we were glad they did. I had the trout and it was excellent (the specialty drinks were good too). Enjoyed the dinner so much, we came back for lunch the next day where I had a turkey club- mad with fresh... More 

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Sturbridge
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Probably easy to find if you are familiar with the area . Plenty of parking across the street. Service was casual , indifferent and quick. Our lunch was forgettable. But the setting was very pleasant . Prices were moderate.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This waterside restaurant is along side a marina. We sat out on the dock and watched the boats coming in and out of their slips while having a late lunch.. We recommend the fried shrimp, salmon salad and the wedge salad. Generous portions, you won't leave hungry. They bring out a basket of crackers with a bean dip was very... More 

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Lyme, Connecticut, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great place to relax on a summer evening. It is very much a TGIF place. Atmosphere last Friday evening was buzzing with everyone enjoying the weather, the great marina views and the live music. I would not recommend this place for young families. The food is average to passable. Understand you are not going here for a great meal but... More 

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Additional Information about The Back Porch

Address: 142 Ferry Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Phone Number: 860-510-0282
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 24
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Ice Cream

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