BBC Tavern & Grill

4.6
141 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The BBC Tavern and Grill is a hip, casual, yet upscale tavern and grill in the heart of Delaware's chateau country. We have a fun and eclectic menu with all of your favorites that you would expect to find in a traditional tavern and grill, such as homemade burgers, buffalo wings, chili, to hot soft pretzels with homemade mustards, crab and corn chowder, and we also serve entrees such as tender filet mignon, Eastern Shore crab cakes and Seared Faroe Island Salmon with French lentils, simmered root vegetables, bacon and a touch of rosemary.

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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hayley
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was ok.. service was kind of slow, especially considering the restaurant wasn’t crowded.

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lovedesserts
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience. Waiter very attentive.

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foodlover
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caprese sandwich was outstanding!

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vipsusant
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a great dining experience! Service was top notch!

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vipPikeCreekDiner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

BBC is my go-to place for lunch and happy hours and sponsorships for good causes. But, unfortunately, they are still trying to figure out dinner.

Most of the entrees are not very inspired and not up to the quality of their app and lunch menu. For example, one in my party ordered blackened salmon with veggies, rice and strawberry salsa. She said the salmon was perfect, but the white sticky rice was cold, and the salsa was some cut-up strawberries in a cup.

And that's OK, they don't need to be all things to diners.

I do recommend friends to go to BBC for lunch and happy hour.

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Afinediner
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice pub with a good selection of appetizers, small plates, and main courses. Due to Covid, tables nicely spread apart. Unfortunately, nearest table, about 8 feet away had three of the loudest talkers ever. Though place in general was moderately noisy, these three were unbelievably loud. Fourth person at table was quiet(probably overwhelmed by the other three). Food was fine. Only issue was server did not ask if we wanted dessert, but did ask the other two tables nearest to us if they wanted dessert.

BBC Tavern & Grill
Responded on May 20, 2021

Thank you so much! I am so sorry you had noisy neighbors and that your waitress did not ask you about dessert. We will definitely make sure our staff knows to always, always ask!

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MarianneM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner with my 2 little granddaughters, the waitress was very attentive.

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CarolP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great place to have a meal during this transition to full open. Outside space is protected from the weather and potential cold . Service is good . I have been there for lunch, dinner and brunch !

BBC Tavern & Grill
Responded on May 20, 2021

Thank you so much, Carol!

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JasonM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and atmosphere great service good value

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vipShoreGirl
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We love the BBC! Our waitress Julia was quite busy, as she had quite a few tables, but she was attentive and very pleasant. The shrimp tacos are so delicious!!

BBC Tavern & Grill
Responded on May 20, 2021

Thank you so much!

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KimS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing dinner with my sister in law on the patio last week. Service was good and the atmosphere was alive. I had the penne with asparagus and spring peas and she had the shrimp tacos. It’s was so nice to be outside and have someone else cook. The music was loud the tv was on and people were laughing and joyful. Just exactly what my head needed. And, I had a new plan for my own asparagus!

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Janice
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious crab cakes...will certainly be looking forward to getting them again; no filler.

BBC Tavern & Grill
Responded on May 20, 2021

Thank you so much!

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JMCLEAN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The service was sub par. We had reservations and then we’re told the only seating that they had for us was outside. It was freezing and the heaters didn’t help. They had a event going on this evening and that seemed to take priority over everything else. We won’t be going back.

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DianaM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poke bowl delicious and healthy. Everyone enjoyed their meals (3)

BBC Tavern & Grill
Responded on April 11, 2021

We're so happy to read that, Diana! Thank you so much for dining with us!

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vipMandy
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Another great meal at BBC. We were thrilled to get a table outside under the tent, and only had to wait 10 minutes. Service was great, and the food was very good. We will absolutely go back!

BBC Tavern & Grill
Responded on April 11, 2021

Thank you so much, Mandy! We really appreciate your support!

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CarolP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

As we start to get out and resume our new normal, this is my safer go to place. The staff is always nice and I am supporting a local place! I meet friends for lunch here. Outside can be a little noisy at prime times . The food is reasonably priced . I recommend the restaurant!

BBC Tavern & Grill
Responded on April 11, 2021

Thank you so much, Carol! Please come again soon!

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BlueMoon
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We have been customers of the BBC for 4 years. We would go maybe 8 times annually. Until this recent visit, the restaurant had been a reliable, good quality experience. This time, nothing was good. Not the service, food, ambiance or noise levels. It was bad. So much, that we will not be going back anytime soon.

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libbyn
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Very accommodating hostess; took note of our request to hold a table for us that we felt was a covid safe location.
Food was very good and fun atmosphere.
Wait staff service was just okay; super busy so understandable.

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CharlesM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and the place has a good inside ambiance, they had an outside set-up that was a little noisy. The service was a little slow but not bad slow, she had more outside tables then in. Overall is was a great meal experience.

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vipAndrew
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great salmon salad!! I always have a good meal here.

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PaulaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

On this recent visit, I ordered a vegetarian dish with rice, vegetables and tofu. I asked for brown rice and they didn't offer it, so ok, white rice. But the vegetables were left over mush. I had expected crunchy carrots and broccoli that were fresh. Not reheated ones from yesterday. And tofu should be sautéed with a bit of a crisp. This chef just cut it in cubes and tossed it in. the texture was disgusting. The entire dish was inedible. My companions had ordered soups and split a London broil sandwich. It looked much better. Maybe it was just this one dish, but it certainly made me not want to return. I called the manager later that day and got apologies, but no offer of a comped meal to make up for the horrible lunch.

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vipSalB
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best lamb stew I ever had! It paired well with the Guiness stout. My wife loved her burger!

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MichelleA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating at BBC Tavern and Grill, won’t be our last time! Outstanding food and service! Highly recommend the scallops.

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vipkibbum
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fish tacos were terrific - big, perfectly cooked shrimps, great sauce & sweet potatoes. The sliders, salmon salad and crab cakes were also very good. Nice selection of beers and other drinks, not too long a list. Especially enjoyed trying Wakey Wakey Coffee Stout for the first time. We didn’t catch our server’s name but she was very attentive and helpful.

The only issue I saw was that, on such a warm sunny day the weather flaps were left down, which resulted in feeling we were seated indoors when our table was, technically, “outside”. My advice, if sitting outside matters to you, call to ask if the flaps will be down when you want to go there. Otherwise, enjoy!

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vipAmandaW
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love all the new outside seating, lights, and fire pits. It’s one of the largest and nicest outside areas in Delaware. Great job BBC! Feet very safe too!

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Becca
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Some restaurants do not cook calamari well. It was delicate and crispy. Cooked to perfection not rubbery at all. Thank you, well done. We enjoyed. Waitress did not '
rush our table to order and we were with friends that we did not see for several
months. It was a great experience.

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GaryB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Have visited before and enjoyed BBC.
Seating was very bad. I sat 4-5 feet from my wife across the table and with the noise it was hard to hear her. We were seated very close to people standing and chatting at the bar and our table was continuously bumped by staff walking past.
The nachos meal was not up the standard that we had previously had.
The wings, although good, were not what we had ordered.
The on line menu did not work and staff seemed to be doing us a favor in supplying us with a paper copy. We only got one between both of us.
We will not be returning unless we hear that things have improved.

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vipstevek
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always consistent. Quite a few menu choices plus daily specials.

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vipBsel
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I felt they did a good job providing a safe outdoor eating experience during Covid. I wish they had more GF vegetable, soup, lunch options. Overall, very happy.

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Cake
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the BBC! The nachos are always delish and may new favorite appetizer other then the pretzel sticks are the brussel sprouts! My husband loves the Salmon Salad and I also love the Spicy fried chicken sandwich! Yum

BBC Tavern & Grill
Responded on February 27, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us! We're so glad you enjoyed your meal!

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TedB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

They did a great job on Valentines Night. Always get great service there

BBC Tavern & Grill
Responded on February 27, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us on Valentine's Day, Ted!

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Kathleen
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BBC Tavern and Grill had very good food and service. We will definitely go there again.

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JEANETTEM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly knowledgeable staff and delicious food! Cozy atmosphere.

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vipKasey
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did not have our reservation their computer was down, food was not as good as last time and we will not go back. Since they did not have our reservation we were put at the bar area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Food is great and so is the service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very sweet and attentive. The food was great, we got the hummus plate, shrimp tacos, and flank steak sandwich! I also went on a Saturday and they had 50% off select wines. Great deal!

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JRuocco
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice food selection, but could be better for gluten free options. Great cocktails.

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CandyM
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love coming here the food is always good and the servers are very nice.It was one of our favorite places to go before my fiancé passed away. I love going here

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DelawareFoodie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Salmon was overcooked and chewy. Brussel sprouts were way undercooked - very hard and flavorless. The half chicken entree was good. Coffee is very weak; seems like the grounds were rationed.

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vipEDoc
Philadelphia
154 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dine outside near one of the fire pits. We started with an absolutely delicious Chicken Tortilla soup. Our entrees were the awesome Salmon Salad and the Vegan Stir Fry with Shrimp which was delicious!!
Our service was outstanding!!! We highly recommend this neighborhood jewel!

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