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Review of The Back Porch

The Back Porch
Ranked #46 of 84 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Price range: US$10 - US$24
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, 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 7 May 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.

Thank Ralph S
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Went to this place to meet and have dinner with friends. They had been there once before about a year ago. Copied below is an email exchange subsequent to this visit from friend and my response to it. Enough said..

"hi
thought back poarch restaraunt left a lot to be desired-
1.expensive
2.no butter for breadsticks-how did they get melted butter for lobster-???
3.lobster rolls were mostly all claws-dont like claws
4.music to loud-
dont think i will be going back-a lot better last year

still cant load adobe flash-but reading that big flaw exist-
microsoft recomends not using it till fixed-virus can attack-
oh well-maybe stop trying to load it for awhile-"

"I agree and then some on the Back “Outhouse” Restaurant!!!
Also – not in compliance with ADA Law for handicapped accessibility, I’m pretty sure.
Parking area full of boats in storage and potholes, not paved, no markings where to park....Just lousy, period.Never mind trying to cross the street to get to restaurant – it’s like the Indy 500 on that road - better be a good sprinter!"

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Thank shodan1
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

This restaurant overlooks the CT River between the Baldwin bridge and the railroad bridge. Nice menu selection with musical entertainment.

Thank Sailor-NHYC
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

This is a good place to drink but a mediocre (at best) place to eat. There is plenty of good, expensive beer both on tap and in bottles, and a decent -- though unremarkable -- dinner menu. They have a great bar and a very nice, open patio overlooking the Connecticut River, but the dining room is poorly arranged and a bit unwelcoming (as is the covered outdoor seating area, unfortunately). As unwelcoming as their dining room might be, their staff is really the low point of the entire operation: inattentive, somewhat discourteous, and poorly trained. If you go, go for the excellent bar and patio on a warm, summer evening. Again, the food is decent, but don't expect good customer service. If you go without expectations, you will not be disappointed.

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Thank PatchMeister
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Good place for drinks but sip outside. The place has a horrible stench inside. Go any where else for dinner. The food is expensive and horrible. The view is lovely just wish the food was. We have tried it several times and each time the place has disapointed us. The food is bland and unimaginative.

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Thank weeatout92
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