For those of you who have visited with us, you know we LOVE to eat out and try our best to recommend the best local restaurants based on what our guests are looking for. That said, we’re often asked, what’s our favorite restaurant. The simple and honest answer is we really don’t have a favorite restaurant. Actually, we like many restaurants in the area, and usually dine out based on the type of food, atmosphere and setting we’re looking for. So, being that its summer and all, we thought we would write about one of our favorite summertime restaurants ~ The Back Porch in Old Saybrook, CT.
The Back Porch is a short 20 minute drive from our inn and isn’t fancy by any means, but usually has a lively crowd and great views overlooking the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound. Nice beer and wine options with half-price Happy Hour on Monday thru Saturday nights from 4:00 till 6:00, and good food at a fair price makes this place one of our regular dine out spots. As noted earlier, we like this place for its setting, and like its name is literally a big covered porch that overlooks the water and several marinas. However, they also have a large/nice indoor dining room as well.
We are big fans of their Salmon, either over an entrée salad or as a dinner entrée. Dave personally likes the Blackened Salmon and feels it might be one of the best pieces of Blackened Salmon in the entire area. And the Salmon dinner entrée is served with “Lobster Mashed Potatoes”. That’s right, LOBSTER MASHED POTATOES!!!
Anyway, The Back Porch features a variety of starters, homemade soups, salads, seafood, steaks, sandwiches and more. Some of our Back Porch favorites include Lobster rolls, Fried Clams, ½ lb. Black Angus burgers, and the “Lobster Grilled Cheese” sandwich. The Back Porch is a must try if you’re in the area, and live bands usually play from Wednesday’s thru Sunday’s.
The Back Porch is a must try if you’re in the area, and worth the trip if you’re not.