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: email@example.com
11-3. Choose: American Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Raw Onion, Ketchup, Mayo, House Pickle, Raw Jalapeno
romaine hearts, herbed croutons, parmigiana cheese, anchovy dressing
Woodside Ice Cream
We joined a couple for their first meal out and had a lovely evening. I think we closed the Back Burner down! The food was fabulous and our waitress was absolutely lovely.
Great food and great atmosphere! My party of two was seated quickly and enjoyed a very friendly wait staff along with fantastic food/drinks. Also a pretty phenomenal playlist with a mix of just about everything.
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Service was slow,
Wonderful, as always. I dined here on 11/14 to celebrate my birthday with my partner and friends, and we were surely not disappointed!
The pumpkin mushroom soup was fabulous, as always and the crab cakes amazing. I got the tequila cocktail you had on special and it was perfect.
My friends and I enjoyed our time having lunch together and our extended visit.
The Back Burner is always consistent. I get a great meal with a rustic ambiance. Love the linen tablecloths which seems to be missing in many higher end establishments.
Nice people. Very good value.
This was not the normal visit. In the past, everything was great but not this time. We waited twenty minutes waiting for our drinks and only received them because we flagged down a hostess. Our food order came out incorrectly and the young man who brought it out was surprised that I wanted to send it back. The creme brulee desert was runny. Overall, it just wasn't a good night.
They have a nice little area outdoors. They were definitely understaffed, but we weren’t in a hurry. Food was great as always.
Great Food, Great Atmosphere, and Great Employees.
Fantastic dinner... crab cakes were delicious! The Pumpkin Mushroom soup is a must! Service is always spot on! Great location and the decor is on the rustic side but very eloquent. Definitely a great place!
Allowed us to have a very leisurely lunch. Good food.
We actually we not able to dine. We made a reservation that was available on open table to only drive to Back Burner and find out that they were closed due to an employee contracting Covid and are closed for 2 weeks. This message was taped on the door as we arrived..... we knew something was up when we drove there and the mere place was dark and no cars were anywhere in sight. Open table was not notified so it’s not their fault. It was a 7:30 reservation so we were kinda left with little options on no options to go anywhere else as many places were already booked as it was a Saturday night. Such a bummer...... we were really looking forward to dining at Back Burner as their food is amazing.
I apologize for the confusion, We had an employee ,who was not working that day, test positive from a daycare setting. As a result we closed at 5 that evening. All reservations were contacted or messages were left where available. If we missed yours before we got online reservations shut down I apologize but our primary focus was on customer and staff safety. Since then we have deep cleaned and the entire staff has been tested and none have tested positive from this incident. We are now open.
My Wife & I enjoy Dining on the Patio /
Service Fine / Food Very Good
Looking forward to another wonderful experience at the ‘Back Burner!
Best part is still Better Cheddar -- everything was fine, except a minor screw-up on the menu which was quickly corrected. Our serve, Same, was fantastic, and we HIGHLY recommend the stout on tap - excellent!
Enjoyed a nice outdoor happy hour experience.Highly recommend.
Excellent food , great presentation! This has been a go to place to treat that special someone!
Nice dinner and service was great. Food was excellent like usual. Noted on our reservation celebrating our anniversary but nothing was mentioned in the restaurant by the staff.
First, every COVID precaution was in place. We sat inside, and there was plenty of space between tables. Our server, and I wish I remembered her name, wore her mask and kept a safe distance.
We made a last minute reservation for dinner. Our appetizer was shrimp lemon, and it was perfect. For dinner, we ordered filet mignon, a burger and I had French onion soup. The soup is not a soup, per se, but it was delicious. All of the food was prepared as requested and delicious.
For dessert, we had the whiskey apple bread pudding - amazing! This perfect little spot is the best restaurant in Hockessin.
As always. Our diner was delicious. We enjoy having dinner at the BB.
Great meal and great service
Their outdoor space is so quaint and perfectly spaced. They really did a great job. I hope heat lamps are added so we can continue to dine outside as the weather dips. Their new menu also didn’t disappoint. Their roasted acorn squash over a pumpkin purée takes like fall on a plate. My only regret was not ordering the pumpkin cheesecake (next time).
Food is always good. Onya,Patti and Janet are the best.
Good food. Excellent atmosphere . Very friendly staff
Love this restaurant. Tables are spaced far apart and everyone was wearing a mask including customers as they came in. Great place to come and talk with friends, never rushed and very attentive. I feel very safe eating out here.
Food has always been excellent. The crab cakes and burgers are very good and large.
I would highly recommend.
Always a Great time! The food is the finest and always prepared and served professionally and courteously. We make at least one trip per month or more. Definitely worth it.
Stephanie was wonderful. It was great to dine in a restaurant once again.
Service and food are spectacular. This is definitely going into our regular rotation.
Great service, food, and ambiance! All precautions being observed!
Alway great at BB
Very nice night out with my daughter to just now celebrate Mother’s Day. Burger night was the best.
Great food and the staff took great and the proper safety precautions. The food was delicious. Our first time there and if it were closer, it would be a go-to spot for us. Highly recommend it!
40th Anniversary dinner was superb!
Such a great restaurant-food always so good and great menu.
Very nice, but a few more vegetarian options would set this restaurant apart from the others in Hockessin.
We have been going here for years and have never been disappointed until now. We are chalking it up to the covid-19 crisis and the fact that maybe they are not using a lot of food. The best description I can think of is that the food did not seem "fresh". We had the burrata and tomato salad, and the tomatoes were awful, especially for this time of year. They were not good and were definitely hothouse ones. The stem end was not cut off a couple of the slices, making them even less appealing. The greens that came with looked old and were wilted. The rest of the food was okay, but not outstanding like it usually is. This will not keep us from returning since I am hoping that our disappointment is the result of the pandemic.
Back Burner makes their own Limomcello. it was in the featuerdcocktails and so I has it straight as a dessert something. the rest of the meal was also fabulous.
Service and food right on. Service is always excellent w/great wait staff.
Back Burner Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 239-2314.
Back Burner Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 989 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.