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The Back Porch

142 Ferry Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
860-510-0282
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Ranked #43 of 70 restaurants in Old Saybrook
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Ice Cream
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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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
New Jersey
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Had lunch here a few years ago which was very good and this time went for dinner. We arrived on a Friday evening in the summer, there were a lot of people eating inside and on the deck so there is always the question of how will service be affected and I am happy to say that it wasn't. Our... More

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My wife and I eat here from time to time, and always bring people who are visiting from out of town to see the Back Porch. We have had some nice lunches on the patio, and it gives a great view of the marina and the water. It is a great summer locale, especially for visitors who do not live... More

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West Hartford
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Met at The Back Porch with friends for an early dinner. We really enjoyed ourselves. The food was great. Our server Tara was very patient with us. We all hadn't seen each other in a while and we were catching up. I have to say that there was only one thing that drove us all crazy. The entire staff, with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

OK overall. Had issue with N E clam chowder. Was delivered with clumps of corn starch and temp of chowder was only warm

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Groton CT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This places location is fantastic, after some friends raved about this so place my wife and I decided to check it out, the deck and decent entertainment draw in social drinkers and unwary tourist. First the hostesses seemed to be too preoccupied with their phones to greet guest, after being seated it seemed a long time before our waitress took... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Ok well here it is....this is a great place to eat, listen to live music, and all the while have great views of the Connecticut River and the marina it's located at. We first ate there just before Memorial Day and it wasn't yet crowded and was a really great experience. The band was playing and food and drinks were... More

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Essex, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Basically the atmosphere and outside patio saves it from being a complete waste of space. Two or three years ago this place was great. Now... It sucks. The waitress's are awful... Disappear for long periods of time. Forget what you wanted... Disappear again...you get the point. People behind the bar are well, below average.. And are so painfully slow I... More

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South County, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Went with a friend on our way back home from Norwalk. It seemed like a nice ocean front restaurant. We were seated right away on the deck, which was wonderful and has a very nice view of the harbor and drawbridge. We then watched numerous other tables around us being seated and drink orders taken for the next 15 minutes... More

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Old Saybrook
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We returned to Back Porch after being away from Connecticut for five or so months. We enjoyed the restaurant previously and we enjoyed it again. This visit we both had martinis (nicely made), split the house salad (quite ample), had filet mignons (cooked exactly to our order) and we split a hot fudge brownie ice cream (quite tasty) with coffee.... More

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GUTHRIE
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Very nice bar on the water, with great service. Really enjoyed the place. Would be a great venue for any party, has lots of space and good wines.

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