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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
$$ - $$$
142 Ferry Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1440
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went there for lunch today.Service was fine nice outdoor seating with a view.Ordered fish and chips when the order came it was mistakenly served with blue cheese instead of tarter sauce and obviously it was previously fried.The fish was comparable to a large fish stick...More

Thank Ralph t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for dinner last night (Wednesday 5/30) with my husband after not having been in a few years. Got there around 7 to a relatively empty restaurant, maybe 5 other tables. Were seated immediately by a friendly hostess, waited a few minutes too long to...More

Thank Elana H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In chronological order, arrived with the family for a dinner on Saturday at 6:30om, the parking was not great in the lot across the street from the restaurant. The lot was way too packed given it was shared with a marina with trailered boats everywhere....More

Thank ajs2492018
Reviewed 30 April 2018 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.

1  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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
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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