We had my wife's birthday dinner at the Back Porch " between the bridges in Old Saybrook, CT.We sat on the deck and had a gorgeous view of a pretty active marina and the shoreline and drawbridge beyond.
The table started out sharing an order of fried calamari and mussels steamed with tomatos, garlic and peppers. The calamari was done well and came with two dipping sauces. The mussels were good, too, although I like them just a bit spicier.
I had seared diver scallops, my wife had the buttered lobster roll.Both were very good. The rest of the party had clams with red sauce over linguini, fish fry (with fresh tilapia), and grilled salmon - all very good and with appropriate sides that were also very well done. The wine and beer lists were excellent
One of the evening's highlights was the restaurant's ice cream parlor which was staffed by a very tan, blonde college student working through summer break. She had a great bright smile and she pleasantly capped our visit to the Back Porch.