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“Excellent restaurant”
Review of The Back Porch

The Back Porch
Ranked #47 of 83 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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!
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Nice menu, beautiful setting, and great service. We went back 2 nights in a row!! I highly recommend it.

Thank Jill W
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

My husband and I ate there on a late Sunday afternoon on the deck. It was very hot, but the fans helped and there was a breeze. It was a beautiful view.
My husband had the fried full bellied clams and I had the lobster roll. He got lots of clams and had trouble eating them all. He said they were very good. My lobster roll was just lobster, which was fine with me. It was served with drawn butter and was very good.
The service was ordinary and pleasant. We would return if ever in the area.

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Thank Boggie62
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Still love the view, but.......
1. Invest in some fans for the outside deck. Dinner was sweltering- 90's- and the first table the hostess offers us is in the sun! And the seven of us include two young boys and a toddler.....and the place is empty!
2. Avoid the lobster roll at all costs! A hot lobster roll is DISGUSTING.......and dry.
3. Teach the host/hostess to actually smile and make your guests feel welcome. (Our waitress, however, was terrific.)

Not sure what's going on here, but it has clearly slipped since last year. Not sure we'll return.

Thank mkl2209
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

Band too loud for us to enjoy outdoor dining with family. More of a pick up joint with great views and a band in the bar and patio. We talk to our kids so indoors was better for us. Cute decor. Nice waitstaff with good attitude. Mussels worth breaking a diet for with foccacia for dipping. Highly recommend, needs more herbs. HERBS! Please. 16 oz steak nicely delivered and teens appreciated. Lobster salad ok, special salmon on greens not very special, salmon cooked perfectly, crust had no flavor/ Salmon on menu too much seasoning. Happy overall. Single and on the hunt, may be back, otherwise, looking for better food.

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Thank shoreviews
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Waiters took too long food took too long food wasnt done manager was awful to the employees calling them names. manager also sat down when it was busy. im not returning here ever

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Thank candiieyes
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