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
Crouton, crme fraiche, chive
Steak House Burger
lb, american, onion ring, apple wood bacon, horseradish aioli, brioche
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.
We were less than pleased by the food. The pita brought to our table to share was burned. We asked for another basket that was baked properly. The waitress said she couldn’t do that, as the entire batch came out like that. I have made this bread many times at home. It literally takes 5 minutes. Also, some of our drinks and food was not delivered as we ordered. It will be a while before we return, if ever.
Dear Anonymous, I apologize that the bread was overdone or burnt on your visit. I have bread for days that we could have provided. I welcome any other input you may have, feel free to call me. Regards, Chris 302-239-2314
Dinner was very good. Still a great neighborhood restaurant. We certainly will return soon.
We enjoy the Back Burner and go every week. Please, please bring back Happy Hour!
Arlene, We do have 1/2 priced apps from 3 to 6 Monday thru Thursday Due to seating limitations and heat we will not have the 1.00 oyster that you are looking for until September
We had a very enjoyable meal. Service was excellent. We will be coming back again.
I always have great meal at backburner
Bring back the 1/2 price burgers and specials on Tuesdays, pls. My husband and I have been regulars of the Back Burner Tavers for years. Always enjoyable and excellent food.
Our first restaurant meal since COVID 19 restrictions was a real treat. All the food was both interesting and good and the service attentive without feeling intrusive.
We enjoyed a superb evening. The food was excellent. The service was excellent and they’re following of Covid guidelines was equally as excellent. We couldn’t asked for a better evening.
We will not be returning. The service was terrible. There were only approximately four seated tables in the entire restaurant, but it took 20 mins to get water and 30 for our drinks from the bar. Every time I looked for our server, he was at the bar just talking with the bartender.
Then, we were sat right next to the kitchen. Seeing the chefs wipe their hands on their aprons and without face masks left me so uneasy. Also, I got to see when our food was finished but it look ten mins + for it to be actually brought to us because the server was too busy chatting with the bartender.
Dear HaleyR, I apologize for the inattentiveness of your server. There is no excuse for what you describe. I have spoken with every one about your experience and hope that we can learn from this. To ensure the safety of both the guest and staff we temperature screen and sanitize daily. All persons in kitchen must have a mask on and wear gloves. If you saw otherwise I would love to hear from you regarding this and any other concerns you may have. Regards, Chris
Thank you so much for having us and adjusting to the new social distancing rules. The food was delicious! Great portion sizes!!
We had dined at Back Burner for years every week until the Covid-19 shutdown. When they reopened, we were delighted to go back. Although things are different with reduced capacity and social distancing, it was still great to get back to the same cordial staff we've always enjoyed, and the exceptional menu offerings. Our meals were outstandingly good, and service provided by Janet was excellent. We'll be back next week!
It was good that you are back open
Classic restaurant in Hockessin. Lighting is a bit dated. Focused lighting at each table would be good. Menu is very good. Food was well prepared and timely. Wine selection was not over whelming but good. Server was very professional. Appeals to an older crowd.
Food and service right on point. Interesting and varied menu.
Celebrating new homes in the family.
We like the Back Burner, its local for us and offers cocktail hour prior to dinner. Very quaint, good food, good service very enjoyable.
Back Burner Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 239-2314.
Back Burner Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 973 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.