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Back Deck, Boston, MA
Back Deck, Boston, MA
Back Deck, Boston, MA
Back Deck, Boston, MA
Back Deck, Boston, MA

Back Deck

4.3
4.3
1882 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Back Deck offers professional backyard grilling in a laid-back city setting seven days a week. Back Deck brings the outdoors inside with details like exterior carriage lighting and glazed brick in the dining room and an open kitchen that invites guests to watch the flame-licked fun. Back serves polished takes on cookout classics as well as dishes cooked over an open flame at homes across the globe. Almost all of the menu is grilled on three hardwood charcoal grills hand-picked to accommodate many differing options.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 670-0320
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Paul Sussman
  • Private party facilities
    Back Deck offers professional backyard grilling in a laid-back city setting seven days a week. Friends and family meet for charcoal-grilled favorites inspired by the food served at casual cookouts along with porch-perfect cocktails, beer and wine.
  • Private party contact
    Sarah Short: (617) 670-0320
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Crossing
  • Cross street
    Corner of Washington
  • Parking details
    We offer night and weekend parking validation of $2.00 off for local area lots.
  • Public transit
    We are conveniently located next to the Downtown Crossing T stop and Silver Line Stop. We are just a short walk from Park Street, Chinatown and State Street stops.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,882 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,882 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved it! They even offered me a gluten free menu (& the menu actually had options other than just a salad)!! So so yummy!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Lobster mac and cheese!! Hummus was outstanding as well.

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  3. JerryS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    good food, good service, polite and courteous staff, quiet, quaint. food ready in no time. what more can you ask for. Thanks

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  4. Jane

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect pre-theater brunch/lunch. I love this restaurant. Food is good; service is excellent. Been there many times.

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  5. JenniferP

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very convenient to The Opera House. Menu is a bit ordinary and food is mediocre. Could use some menu changes.

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  6. Partrca

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Back Deck is our go to before the Sunday matinee at the Opera House. Wide menu and the food is fresh, drinks are cold and dessert is delicious. Our wait person was friendly and efficient. We’ll be back!

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  7. MichaelG

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service was overshadowed by not so good food.

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  8. Skippy1958

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, a good meal served by very capable, friendly wait staff.

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  9. Kumquat

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is our go to place every time we come to Boston for the ballet or any kind of show or concert.

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  10. HJ66

    Greater Boston

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing, have been there before but won’t be back.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Abbiamo mangiato molto bene piatti tipici americani come hamburger e ceasar salad. Ottimo rapporto qualità/prezzo. Ottimo menù gluten-free.

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  12. Jean

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great. The service was slow and the waiter inattentive. We had to have him come back a number of times as he walked away before we were finished with what we were saying. He never asked how our meals were, if everything was okay. It seemed that we were an inconvenience. It was a little loud, but not too bad.

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  13. ShericeS

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to grab a bite before a show or ballet.

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  14. PurpleMom

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was not my first trip here but it was one of the best, which was surprising because the friend I was meeting was stuck in traffic and lost navigating in Boston. I arrived first and they seated me promptly. Shout out to our server, Kevin, who was absolutely fantastic! He was patient and kind while I was waiting, brought me menus and let me order drinks and food while my friend was still en route (and arrived 40 minutes late). He didn't rush us but was respectful of the time and quickly brought our order and the check so we could make it to our 8:00 show. Great experience!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    There’s a separate Gluten free menu with many options

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  16. NaidaG

    Venezuela

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food arrived barely warm.. poached eggs undercooked, pork was over cooked ( Eggs Diavalo). French toast barely warm, side scrambled cool to taste.

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  17. PeterH

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great. Burgers are great value. Only negative was that our table was immediately adjacent to a wait staff workstation which was in constant use. It was like the staff were on top of us. Needs a divider.

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  18. NMAS

    Greater Boston

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, casual vibe as always. Luke everywhere, prices have climbed and portions have shrunk. But certainly the best option for non- chain, unpretentious food downtown.

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  19. MichaelBlackson

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Bad service, bad tables, bad everything. I would not recommend this restaurant to a friend or my worst enemy

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  20. DonnaL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I had a wonderful dinner, great service, pleasant atmosphere and waitstaff. We appreciated the not too in your face constant “what can I get you”, but being there when we did want something! Great time ! Great food! Thank you, We will be back! Donna

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  21. Dinerout1

    Greater Boston

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good was good. We had burgers and were pleased that they were cooked as we ordered them. I like that for 2$ we were able to change our side to a salad. I did come from a show at the opera house and forgot to ask for the discount. I wish the waitress asked if we went to the show.

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  22. michellep

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All three of us had a great meal. Pleasant server

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  23. JulieC

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our table was ready before reservation time: Our server, Kevin was attentive and efficient. Food was Excellent and expresso martini was delicious!

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  24. elbb

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant was disappointing. Food was just ok and just warm. Nothing outstanding. No need to go back.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious !!! The server was great. Told us to close the menus when we were ready to order and that was his queue to come back to us. Loved it !!

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  26. AprRC

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect location to have lunch before going or after going to the theater. We loved the atmosphere and the service was great. Definitely make reservations online prior as the restaurant was filled the entire time we were there. The hostess was very friendly and we were sat right on time for our reservation. The food was very good and reasonably prices, actually less than we thought based on it's location. We definitely recommend the Back Deck.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Slightly slow service. And menu could be updated. French toast was dry.

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  28. RonB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot for dinner before a show at the Opera House

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Busy theater night. Service was cordial but slow due to kitchen/bar volume. They did their best. Food was quite good.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The burgers were Great! One guest got the Lobster Roll and found it dry and tasteless and was not happy with the chicken tenders. Another guest was unable to eat the Cobb Salad

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  31. LindaB

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such great gluten free offerings! It’s like a hidden gem in the theater district

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  32. Flade

    Greater Boston

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I Always enjoy a good meal with reasonable prices. I had the turkey burger. It was very tasty. And I really liked the fries.

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  33. AprilR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place does amazing with celiac allergies. Theu are conscientious, have a gluten free menu, and the brownie sundae is my favorite.

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  34. Lioretti

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Back Deck is my go-to for a pre-theatre meal. It is so helpful that you have a gluten-free meal for my friends who need that!

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  35. MaryEllenTSouthend

    Greater Boston

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great little place. Great menu too. Good variety for all

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  36. Excellent

    Greater Boston

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were pleased with our meals. Hadn't been there in several years and my spinach salad with steak tips was very good and a good portion. My companion got the pork tacos and there was a ton of pork, and it was good. I did feel my glass of wine seems small, and my companion said the prosecco was not very good. Overall, I would recommend them as they have a good menu, and we were pleased with our food.

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  37. JenniTS

    Greater Boston

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Sigh. Dinner before a show. Our waiter was sweet. Placed the orders. Food came. My friend’s was fine (spinach salad with steak tips). I had steak tip dinner which was ….cold. They graciously took it back. Thankfully (I thought) they re did the order (vs sticking it in a microwave). However….steak tips were raw (technically I believe the restaurant term is “black and blue”. Nice again (this time with the manager) they took the dish away. Not wanting to risk this dish a third time, I just asked for a plain grilled chicken sandwich. Which was fine. The good news (and why I gave this place a 3 instead of zero) was the staff were attentive, very apologetic and did comp my meal. They just need done training in the kitchen. I’ll go back just to give them another chance

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  38. JamesA

    Glasgow

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arrived at the time of our booking, was quiet when we arrived and got busier whilst there. Staff were all really friendly and attentive. Food was quick but fresh and tasty with good portion sizes. Ideal location as we were going to the theatre a few doors down.

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  39. Trish

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and atmosphere was great! Perfect location if going to the Citizens Opera House after.

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  40. Phil

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to go before the theater. Very friendly staff. Food prices were reasonable and very good

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FAQs

Back Deck is rated 4.3 stars by 1882 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Back Deck

2 West Street, Boston, MA 02111

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Corner of Washington
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Crossing
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We offer night and weekend parking validation of $2.00 off for local area lots.
  • Public transit
    We are conveniently located next to the Downtown Crossing T stop and Silver Line Stop. We are just a short walk from Park Street, Chinatown and State Street stops.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Paul Sussman
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 670-0320
  • Private party facilities
    Back Deck offers professional backyard grilling in a laid-back city setting seven days a week. Friends and family meet for charcoal-grilled favorites inspired by the food served at casual cookouts along with porch-perfect cocktails, beer and wine.
  • Private party contact
    Sarah Short: (617) 670-0320
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