The Grille at Back Creek

4.5
283 reviews
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The Grille at Back Creek is a full service restaurant, bar, & public golf facility located in Middletown, Delaware.
Voted Best Restaurant in Middletown, Delaware by the Readers of Delaware Today Magazine! (2016, 2014, 2013)
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4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere and delicious food.

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D
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and service. The deserts are unparalleled.

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L
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special shout out and thank you to Gary the manager, everything was perfect. A little disappointed with Kevin the bartender and my drink called an old fashion that came out very sweet due to putting way too much cherry juice. Craig the other bartender corrected the mistake and the drink was delicious.Always a good time always good food always excellent service thank you for accommodating us and all of our needs.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The chef always have very good weekly specials. I had the shrimp and chorizo with zucchini noodles. My husband had the fish and chips that reminded us of what we had in England

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JD
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the weekly prime rib special and it was terrific. Paired with reduced price drafts, it’s a great deal.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tonight was prime rib night and it was cooked perfectly. I’m a rare beef person and so many places over cook prime rib. This one was perfect and the flavor was awesome. The crab cakes that others had were also delicious.

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RK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were upstairs for a special event (Yards dinner) so it was not a great locale. Event, food and service were great. We are very pleased with the quality of the food over the past year in terms of variety, preparation and quality. Service seems to becoming more consistent as well.

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KS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Eric is gem! Been awesome to see the progress in the renovation, and that it hasn't effected Chef being able to deliver an awesome meal.

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B
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Crab cakes were excellent just as advertised. Very friendly staff and service was great.

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SG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Been here several times for Burgers night, service was slow.... it was also freezing due to renovations... had heaters but they were barely on...had to eat with a coat on... it was not a comfortable evening.

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KS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

While still under renovations they offered a great menu on the terrace to keep us regulars happy. Great to see the progress.

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PP
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived at the restaurant and were told that they were not open to the public. This was after receiving a text confirmation the day before.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

New Years eve

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KH
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Our waitress, Kate, was awesome! Food was amazing, very inviting and cozy. Will definitely be back!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Third time we’ve been there. Food was outstanding- truly a value. Service was polite and prompt. Environment is a little loud due to acoustics in the room. Food really was good

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PP
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All very good. Bar noise was very loud though.

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CR
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Overall, we had a good experience but the loudness impinged on our conversations. Good: Nice staff and the dinner (salmon on a bed of risotto) was delicious (4.5/5 stars). Bad: The restaurant can get VERY loud (> 80 dB = busy street, per sound meter smart phone app). Ugly: Google’s turn-by-turn directions for the *street address* are not entirely accurate (you will “arrive” at what looks like a residential neighborhood). While the street address is technically correct, Google Map shows 5 entries “At this location”. If using Google Map, be sure to click on “The Grille” first to get more accurate turn-by-turn directions to the restaurant.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Shells and a piece of actual plastic in the crab cakes. Server delivered a medium rare rib eye stating it was sitting under a heat lamp for 20 minutes - it was overcooked. Terrible service at a terribly overpriced amount.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Service and food was excellent. We had a party of six for dinner and they sat us next to the acoustic music! A little loud for my taste a dinner!

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SM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kevin was a delight! Very prompt and handled our table of 20 very well. Best service we've ever had!

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DM
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

We were seated immediately. After 35 minutes, we inquired if someone could take a drink order. After another 15 minutes or so, a drink order and menu selection were taken. People stopped by to see if there was anything we needed, but food and drinks were produced after a very long wait of more than an hour. Yes, it was burger night but customers were leaving and the crowd had thinned. Unacceptable.

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W
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Would have liked to seen bread given as a side. Food was very good.

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R
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for our 22nd wedding anniversary and it was everything my wife and I could have imagined. The warm fireplace, live music, food and service was excellent. I would definitely recommend and hopefully will be back soon...

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JD
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Half-rack of ribs platter was terrific. Meat-wise the half-rack was equivalent to a full rack at other local restaurants. Crab dip appetizer was great as usual

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t
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

My chicken piccatta was not tender at all. It looked like two huge chicken breasts w/some kind of sauce poured over it.. it was not cooked or simmered in lemon consitute. It was not chicken piccatta in any sense of the word.

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CF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love to go to Back Creek. The waitstaff are wonderful and very friendly. They all wished us Happy Anniversary! The Banquet Manager is great. Overall a vey nice place for fantastic food. We are also a member of the dining club which is great!

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MH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Based on the reviews I expected more. This place is ok for lunch or basic dinner. We were celebrating our anniversary, I wouldn’t recommend celebrating and milestone here. The ambiance is outdated.

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GJ
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall good experience. The only negative was the carafe of water that was placed on our table had large pieces of white debris floating in it. Otherwise the food and service were good

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L
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at this restaurant was excellent… Our servers were unbelievably efficient friendly cooperative. The food was abundant well proportioned absolutely delicious and with so many entrées to choose on the regular and specials menu. We had seated 36 people there for dinner tonight. Everyone was served at the same exact time with a few late arrivals. again hats off to the servers with a excellent job I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anybody for every day dining, Special occasions, birthdays, anniversaries, romantic dinners, and get-together dinners with friends. Their happy hour is a must do ! the bartenders are quick efficient and Friendly. Again a special thank you to Gary the manager and Frank the owner… A job well done our group was extremely happy… Thank you, thank you, thank you For helping me arrange this dinner of the Delaware single Boomers group. We will definitely recommend and return.

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HF
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Fantastic menu selection. Food is fabulous. We had an early reservation on a Friday evening so the noise level was exceptionally loud. But that is to be expected on a Friday night. We always enjoy the food and drinks and service here.

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We were there on a Monday and got the burger and beer special. The burgers are 1/2 price and they never disappoint! Bottled beers are 2 dollars on Monday also. The salad is also very good there. Supposed to have the best crab cakes but I haven't tried them yet.

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W
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great time at The Grille at Back Creek. Service (Jenn was our server/bartender) is always GREAT and you can't beat the food selection. It's our home away from home.

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TS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is our second time dining here. Both times everything was amazing.

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JW
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We went as a Sunday together time event. The wait staff was excellent, the wine menu is very good and the meal was outstanding. Would definitely recommend for all occasions.

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JD
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

"Simply Salmon" was nicely prepared and is well worth a try.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food. Decent service. Very very noisy

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W
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Kris , she is the best. Food and staff is great at BackCreek. Love to diners discount. One of my favorite places and never had a terrible meal here.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to back creek at least twice a month. The best restaurant in Middletown by far!

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W
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good and awesome service. We love the diners club discount.

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AE
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Back Creek is our go to place! Food is always excellent and the staff is the best in Middletown!

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