Back Burner Restaurant
Featuring Nightly Specials & Daily Happy Hour
Outdoor Seating Available
Call For Outside Seating Reservations or Larger Groups
Signature dishes include:
- Pumpkin Mushroom Soup
- Shrimp Léjon
- Kennett Square Stuffed Mushrooms
- House-made Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
- Fresh Fish
- Featured Game
- Featured Steaks
The Back Burner is the perfect choice for celebrating all occasions. We offer passion, perfection, and unsurpassed quality in everything we do.
Our private Fire Place Room can accommodate groups from 15-28 people.
Reserve Today! For additional info, please contact our Dining Room Manager at 302-239-2314 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Waited 15 minutes after being seated for a server to show up at our table. Ignored the entire time. Left the restaurent.
Food was very good and the service was excellent. Janet was our server and she was attentive without being intrusive - friendly and efficient. We sat in the bar area which is a bit more comfy than the dining room.
Best dinner I’ve had in years. Every bite was fresh, perfectly cooked.
Food was out of sight!!!Original, creative and delicious and beautifully presented. Probably short on wait staff. Appeared a bit overwhelmed.
Another great meal at the Back Burner! The food and service is always consistently good!
Our waitress Allie was outstanding! She was an absolute delight!
Very nice place for lunch with friends. Food is consistently good.
We enjoyed our dinners of steaks and salmon very much and they were perfectly cooked. Our waiter was very attentive and efficient. Will come back soon.
Very nice setting. Service was good and food was too. Prices are also reasonable.
Lunch at the Back Burner was fantastic. Service was great, food was delicious and prices for lunch at a tablecloth restaurant were quite reasonable. Would definitely recommend, and I'll be back!
The Back Burner in Hockessin, Delaware is a delightful place off the beaten tracks just outside of our town Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The food is always very good; menu with many options. Service is very good, atmosphere very pleasant, low key and comfortable. We highly recommend it!
Wonderful service and food! Thank you!
It had been five years since we had dinner at the back burner. The restaurant has nice look to it, a very casual and comfortable place. Our waitress was excellent. The menu is not extensive, and I am not a fish eater, But I didn’t joy the petite fillet added to my salad. The pumpkin mushroom soup would please people who love a lot of mushrooms because it was full of mushrooms of all kinds.
My seat was in a dark area. I couldn’t read the menu. Needs more lighting.
All an all perfect!
Food was delicious as usual and our waiter was very attentive. One of our favorite spots!!
A delicious delicate quiche with excellent potatoes and a very nice rose’. I’ll be going back!
My wife and I visited The Back Burner for the very first time on Wednesday November 10, 2021. We were very pleasantly surprised: the food is very good- excellent, service very good, prices reasonable and ambience very low key, nice soft music, wonderful. We LOVE The Back Burner!! It is now one of our favorite restaurants. We'll be coming back soon...
We’ve eaten at The Back Burner many times and are always impressed with the quality of the food. Unfortunately, this was the first time we both noticed that the server was not doing a great job; she even shared with us that she is trying to get out of the restaurant business. She did an okay job, just the bare minimum, and this restaurant is one that requires more than the bare minimum. We will be back, of course. I’m sure our server will be moving on to other things soon, but The Back Burner is going to be here for a long time. It’s great, and I can highly recommend it.
The food was very good. The Bedder-Chedder is excellent. The fact that everyone has a "staff shortage" was evident - but the waitstaff did their best.
Food good,service spotty. No bartender, waitress had to make our drinks.
Food was delicious but the service was sub standard. I know its hard to find help but these folks had obviously had little to know training of proper service. So disappointing since the food was so good but i wanted to get up and start bussing tables , or telling the staff what to do.
We loved the special way our meals were cooked. Lots of flavor — I had the haddock with risotto, light sauce, and
nice veggies. I took a cake for my friends birthday, and they kindly brought it out with candles lit.
Expensive, but worth a splurge!
Awesome food. Always a pleasant experience
Excellent service, food and wine list. Pumpkin, mushroom soup did not disappoint.
I think steak is moderate. Good wine. nice environment
Highly recommended halibut was overly cooked. I picked at the soft inside.
Great food, friendly staff, very efficient, nice ambience
Good food and great service
After lengthy wait, had to ask for a waiter to take a drink order. Service thereafter was inattentive and lackadaisical. Extraordinarily long wait for food to arrive. Had to ask hostess to get waiter to deliver our check.
Restaurant was uncomfortably cold. Overheard other diners register same complaint.
If this had been our first experience at this place, I would never consider returning. Overall a terrible dining experience. Truly awful.
Food great as well as service. A tad dark at table.
We have spent every anniversary here since we first got married. Every meal has been great and we look forward to the seasonal dishes!
I think it is a crime to charge $2.00 for ice in your drink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thankfully the food was very good. Service was fair We had to ask the waitress for everything
We were seated in the back room by ourselves and had to listen to the chef pound the chicken for quite a while
My meal was cooked to perfection! I had the surf and turf special for 24.95 and it was just the perfect size.
Maria, Thank you for coming in and dining with us! We appreciate you and your review. Regards, Chris
Excellent food, but service was extremely slow & our table felt ignored once we placed our order. Never got second drink, asked for dessert menu- never came back for order. Very disappointed, never had this happen before
Hello Rebecca, I apologize for the experience, it is nice to know where we have gotten off track so that we can fix things. The night you dined with us we allowed too many patrons in at one time for the amount of staff available that evening. Times are a little tricky with staffing on occasion but we need to do better regardless. Please reach out and allow us to make up for your experience with that 2nd drink and dessert if you like. Thank you for coming in. Regards, Chris
Delicious anniversary dinner!! Highly recommend the pumpkin mushroom soup!!
Cathy, Congratulations on your anniversary and thank you for celebrating with us. We hope we can be there for any occasion in the future. That soup is pretty good! Regards, Chris
Service was awful.
Desh, I apologize for the experience. Please feel free to reach out and let us know what went wrong so we can improve on our service in the future. 302-239-2314 Regards, Chris
I picked this place on a whim, as I was visiting my son at UofDel, and was happy that I did.. We will definitely be heading back soon.
I was very happy with my meal and great service!
Rasheeda, We are very happy that you dined with us! Thank you for choosing us and for the kind words! Regards, Chris
Back Burner Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 239-2314.
Back Burner Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 1122 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.