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About Back Burner Restaurant

Executive Chef Chris Peters (former owner / chef of "Nonna" in Newark) offers seasonal selections of contemporary American cuisine, interlaced with Italian and French influences.

Signature dishes include:
- Pumpkin Mushroom Soup
- Shrimp Léjon
- Kennett Square Stuffed Mushrooms
- House-made Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
- Filet Mignon En Croute

Our Tavern Menu features several new and exciting cocktails, as well as light fare.

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 20-30 people.

Reserve Today! For additional info, please contact Frank Monturano at 302-239-2314 or email: events@backburner.com

425 Hockessin Corner
Hockessin, DE 19707
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
The Restaurant is open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.

The Tavern is open nightly until 10:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.

Sunday brunch is served on special holidays only.

Cross Street:
Old Lancaster Pike

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(302) 239-2314

Website:
http://www.backburner.com/

Catering:
Contact The Back Burner To Go for your catering needs at 302-239-2732.

Parking Details:
The Back Burner offers a large private lot for your convenience. Please note that the parking lot is a one-way design, which circles around "Panache" Furniture Consignment and leads back to Old Lancaster Pike.

Executive Chef:
Chris Peters

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please see our website, Facebook page, and Twitter for up to date information regarding our menu, specials, and more.

Back Burner Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (17)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Special Occasion (15)
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Great for Lunch (11)
Cozy (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Casual (10)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Bar Seating (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Romantic (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Fun (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Set seating times worked for Mothers Day. Very smooth and plenty of staff. Good selection of food options!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2017

We had a wonderful meal and very good service. Highly recommend dinner here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Great restaurant . Always relaxing environment . Always good food . Always great service. Sam our server excellent!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We.have never had a bad meal here. One of our favorite places

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 3, 2017

A favorite spot of ours. The food is excellent.
Very reasonably priced.

Tags: Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

For the menu prices, I would expect good service. Food delivered to the wrong people. Mixed up orders. Long delays. Disappointing compared to other visits.

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food4
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Family dinner for four of us. Everyone enjoyed their food. Staff were very friendly

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 16, 2017

My husband and I love this place it is our go to restaurant for any occasion we can get out with just the two of us. Always good food and service have never had a complaint.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We were very pleased with our dining experience at Back Burner. Although we were first seated at a table where the music was too loud and screeching, we changed to a quieter area where the music was less annoying. The menu was quite versatile for Easter brunch--many desirable choices. The table setting is especially appealing with tablecloth and napkins. The tiny muffins served were not especially good but the brownie sundae was delicious. The bread selection could improve but the other foods served met our expectations.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 14, 2017

A hidden gem for foodies. We've been back twice in one month. Super wait staff and a very cozy atmosphere. We had the pork belly appetizer at both meals and its the best we've had outside of La Fia in Wilmington and Fond in Philly. Really good food at reasonable prices. This restaurant will definitely be in the rotation!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Excellent food and special ambiance!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Hostess and waiter (Tristan) were very pleasant and attentive. Food was wonderful, and we all had different entrees which each of us (4) thought were really tasty. Love that there are 2 sizes for entrees and salads. We'll be returning soon, but probably not on 1/2 price burger night. A little too noisy for a relaxing dinner. Also, a little disappointed that the house Chardonnay was $11. Next time I'll pay more attention to the wine menu. All in all, a nice evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 29, 2017

It was a very relaxing and comfortable environment for friends' gathering. We enjoyed the delicious dishes with healthy ingredients and beautiful presentation. The service was very nice. We will definitely come back for many occasions.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 29, 2017

My friend and I had an early lunch at 11:30. We were the second patrons to arrive. Thus, it was very quiet and the service was prompt and attentive. The pumpkin mushroom soup was traditionally wonderful as well as the tasty flat bread always served with the meals. The house salad was perfect.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Dinner with friends. Food and service were great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 21, 2017

The service, knowledge of gluten free, and quality of our dinners were way below average. It was a huge disappointment and we will not go back

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 15, 2017

My wife had their surf and turf special, filet and a crab cake. She rarely has crab cakes out, as most are not as good as her own. She was very happy with her choice. I had an excellent strip steak. The atmosphere is warm, and the service was attentive, but not intrusive.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We had not been to Back Burner for years. But the great reviews recently made us want to see for ourselves. What a marvelous dinner! Service was good on a Saturday night. Wine list was great and prices were fair. The ambiance there is superb. The menu had lots of nice choices at very reasonable prices. However, the most important feature was that the food, all of it, was superb. We had pumpkin soup,shrimp lemon for appetizers and ahi tuna and the new seafood in tomato sauce entrees. Highly recommend all of them. The value for Back Burner is among the best in this area - we will be going there often.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Lobsters are Back.........

Thursday night's special is whole lobster with corn and potatoes. Yum

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Outstanding Value, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 2, 2017

While the service was excellent they were out of lobster and it was lobster night.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 2, 2017

They were SO ACCOMMODATING for my broken foot and scooter. Lobster was huge and delicious. Live music just added to a wonderful meal.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The Back Burner proved to be a mixed bag. My wife and I had dinner there on a Saturday night, and while the food was delicious the service was atrocious. Our waitress disappeared for long stretches of time, requiring us to track her down just to refill our water. We ordered drinks – my wife asked for a glass of cabernet and I ordered a draft beer – and it took the better part of 30 minutes before they were brought out.

The wait time for the food was also astonishing: Neither of us ordered anything unusual or off-menu, but from beginning to end, the meal lasted 1h 45 min. And to top it off, they prepared my entree incorrectly. But by the time it arrived at the table, we were so hungry – and so concerned about extending the wait time even more – that I simply took the entree they brought.

They offered to comp us a dessert, but we passed. When I checked the bill before leaving, they had charged us for more drinks than we actually ordered.

Again, the food itself was outstanding. But the incredibly slow service – and sloppy attention to detail – guarantees that we won't be going back anytime soon.

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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Start to finish great meal. Cannot wait to go back!!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Spicy, Outstanding Value, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Sadly service was so slow took 20 minutes to get veg side to main course not second drink asked for x 2 maitre d' couldn't be less concerned waitress nice but didn't make up for slow kitchen and mediocre food . At higher end restaurant they would not switch a search for a vegetable really . Sad used to be do great

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food3
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Great food with some nice specials. Will make almost all the menu items gluten-free. Crabcakes are gluten-free!

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Oh everything was delectable. Dino was the server; he was polite, professional, and gave great recommendations. I had the oyster po-boy, pumpkin soup, and the bread pudding...yummo. Definitely will return. Great eating spot at reasonable prices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great Beer
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 16, 2017

We all enjoyed our food, but the server didn't seem to be able to divide our check into two couples, even though we told her at the time of ordering. We had a mess getting the bill straight. Was a nice quiet place, acoustics relaxing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Menu was a bit limited, but food was delicious and well presented. Service was a bit slow, but waitstaff and management were very kind and pleasant.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We had a special Valentine's Day dinner and it was outstanding. The mushroom soup and the stuffed mushrooms were delicious as starters. We both had the lamb as the entree and it was prepared to perfection with the cauliflower puree and roasted brussels. We will definitely return for other special occasions.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We went to the Back Burner for Valentines Day. We had an early reservation and it was not crowded. Service was excellent and the food is delivered promptly. I had the seared scallops and my wife had filet mignon. Both were very good, I especially like the large meaty scallops with polenta and pepper relish. We enjoyed the desserts - Creme brûlée and bread pudding. An enjoyable night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The service was great, the pace of the meal was just right and the food was delicious, especially the pumpkin mushroom soup.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Hadn't been to BB in about 7 or 8 years. Very much improved. Good meal. We will return.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2017

An excellent restaurant with god food, pleasant surroundings, very good service. A little difficult to find unless you know Hockessin. Favorite dining for our friends. The pumpkin/mushroom soup is outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2017

One of our favorites -great food

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Had a birthday celebration with a good friend. Arrived at 5 pm for happy hr and 1/2 price appetizers. Had the fireplace room to ourselves. Had 1/2 bottle of wine with a beautiful dinner afterwards in same room. They then brought is a free dessert for my birthday. Bringing hubby back for a date night as well. Wonderful night!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Always good food and great people. An every week favorite.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Every thing was great except our onion rings came at the end of the dinner. Not sure where it was waiters fault or the kitchen staff. No matter it should not happen. This is not the first time this has happened.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Everything was so tasty! We went for a special birthday celebration. I had called ahead to make note of that, hoping for a candle or something. Little disappointed that nothing was done in recognition of that. Food was excellent. Atmosphere was terrific. Service was fine.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Awesome food and service. Reasonable prices. A great night with friends.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Excellent as always! Our favorite restaurant for many years. Wait staff always friendly and remember names do customers. Excellent explanation of menu selections and specials. Ingredients are always fresh and many time local. We try to go there as often as possible.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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