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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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Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
142 Ferry Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1440
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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
Reviewed 21 July 2017

It's a fun location on the water. Very casual feel. We waited FOREVER at our table just to be greeted or brought water after being seated by the hostess. I finally grabbed a server and said, "Who is our server?" He said, "Oh, I actually...More

Thank 523amy
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Went to have drinks and listen to music on a Sunday evening. Two people ate and we joined them for drinks. No waitress came over to ask if we wanted a drink. No bus boy cleared the table. When a musician from the band came...More

2  Thank Connlibrarian50
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

On a nice day there is not a better place for lunch than here. The view of the river and bridges is fantastic. All the food is excellent. Service is quick and friendly. Wine list could be improved.

Thank Kathryn M
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Restaurant Details

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