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The Grille at Back Creek

4.6
226 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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)
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;

Dinner:
Sunday - Tuesday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm (Bar closes at 9:00PM)
Wednesday & Thursdays: 5:00pm - 9:00pm (Bar closes at 10:00PM)
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm (Bar closes at 11:00PM)
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Phone number
(302) 378-6499
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Miguel Rivera
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 226 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined a day ago

The head chef wasn’t in the kitchen which caused delays in service and food coming to the table incomplete. The staff fixed the issue with the plate and the food was excellent

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The Grille at Back Creek is always a pleasure to dine at. Always delicious always consistent with great service! We will return.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything was outstanding, the Fish and Chips were the best I have had. The Pear and Walnut salad was great. So glade that our waitress recommended that I only get a 1/2 salad. I write a Restaurant review for our community paper bi monthly the Grill at Back Creek will be the featured restaurant in the next issue.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

One word - Delicious!

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Food and service were very nice. Place was busy. The singer they had on the Friday night was too loud and made our dinner out with our parents from out of town disappointing.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Hadn't been here in awhile but had been hearing good things so we decided t check it out along with some friends. I reserved a table for 10 via Opentable outside and they were able to accommodate. Food was good, we started by sharing some nachos. Service was good until about 3/4 in and then it slowed down for no apparent reason, took a while to get get a final drink and then our checks at the end. however, I would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The veal / angus beef meatloaf was outstanding - well worth try!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We had a group of 8 for a celebratory dinner. All were very pleased with their meal. Something for everyone!

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Too loud. Children running around yelling. Parents just letting it go.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Had a party of 10 and waitress did a good job!!!

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The food at Back Creek has never disappointed us. Last night I had the caramelized salmon and my husband had the chicken pot pie. However, our entrees came out one minute after our appetizers (garden salad for me & crab cake for my husband). I wanted to eat my meal hot, so I ate all of the entree (very good) and boxed my salad to go. Tried to eat salad today for my dinner, but it was too soggy and wilted, so I basically wasted $6.

Our service was very slow.... maybe our server was a rookie. We were almost finished with our coffee before we ever got our dessert (Apple crisp with vanilla ice cream...very good).

Also, there was a female singer with guitar playing last night which made the noise level too loud for us. We could barely talk to each other. Probably won't go back when they have music. The restaurant is just too small for the sound to disseminate to a comfortable level.

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2.0Dined on May 19, 2018

While the staff was ok, it took a while to get our order in and not very knowledgeable about the selection liquor. Ordered a “simple ribeye” medium rare and it came out rare with white fat that was not cooked. Not impressed with the food. If you call something simple, please get it right!

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

The service was great. There was a mistake made and one of the seven entrees did not come out with the rest. However, when it came out it was just as delicious. The wait staff was so apologetic that they comped the meal. That was more than what was expected. Will certainly be back in the near future.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

As always, the Grille at Back Creek never disappoints! Always good, always consistent. We had a great time!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Just wanted to go out to lunch NOT to celebrate Mother’s Day. But, knowing it was M’s Day, we made reservations. No mention of the Mday Buffet on the web. NO MENTION THAT IT WAS $40/person. What a ripoff. We’ve eaten at Back Creek many times. My husband is a golf member. Unpleasantly surprised at a pricey brunch that cost us $90 (buffet + OJ and house wine). NOT HAPPY. Previously, I’ve given very high reviews but not for today.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother's Day Brunch was outstanding! Loved how my children had options to choose from and that they also had options for adults - 2 carving stations with their famous Thursday prime rib and a juicy pork tenderloin, and a made to order omelete station! Really enjoyed the ish with crab topping too! What a great buffet selection.

View was very nice too and so was service.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day brunch

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We come here often, always good food and service, but were disappointed by the Mother’s Day brunch. Way overpriced for the food selections, should have included a Mimoso or cocktail for almost $40/person. Buffet had no green vegetables, heavy on starches. Pork roast was cold. Omelette station was nice but a long wait. Overall, come here for great sit down meals but buffet was lacking.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food was excellent, as well as the service. I was not expecting to see dishes like Octopus ceviche in a deep fried avocado, or for dessert, waffles stuffed with nutella and ice cream. Both dishes were incredible. I will definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Had a lovely dinner with friends. Appies and dinner were both very good. I especially loved the ceviche! The chicken piccata was a big hit, too. Noise level was low, so we could enjoy wonderful conversation. A totally enjoyable evening!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

We had great food and a wonderful dining experience with our friends. Never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Always a great experience

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Excellent cuisine for the price.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Love eating here on a date night and even a night with the kids. Kids eat Free day is a great savings for us.

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2.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We normally have a great dinner here. Burgers are very good.
On this occasion it was HORRIBLE.

When we came to the table I was immediately grossed out, and told the waitress as much. The table was covered in a dirty liquid and the carpet was covered in food bits and wet spots. Two of the chairs we covered in the same , beer smelling liquid. We replaced them with two chairs at the next table (so someone else would have the same issue...). Later, my daughter cut her finger on the chair next to her...from the broken glass bits that were on the seat (the chair we didn't move but i guess should have). Now we know why there was so much liquid on the table! Horrible bussing. Fortunately, the bar tender had a first aide kit...manager not around. The waitress never asked us for more drinks when we waited 45 mins for the food to come. When the check finally came, we waited another 15 mins for her to come collect it ( I couldn't wait to leave). When she came back, my told told her about the glass embedded in the chair...she was confused but not that concerned.

Wont be going back for a while.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

They had a golf outing that day. Louder than usual. Piano player was great. Food and service great too

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our first visit. Celebrated my birthday and my sister's birthday. We absolutely loved it! Food was delicious, server (Cara) was excellent. Can't wait to go back!!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

1/2 price burgers on Monday were fantastic!! Service was awesome! Though, it's not truly Spring yet, the view here is awesome, too!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My family has always had Easter Brunch here and always enjoyed their buffets. This year, however, they did an a la carte menu for Easter. We loved it! We loved being able to choose from brunch or lunch food.

Shannon was outstanding as our server and bartender and Chef Miguel and his kitchen whipped up delicious dishes to appeal even to the most picky of eaters - my kids!

Really enjoyed the fun egg hunt and photo opps with the Easter bunny. Was well organized and my kids really loves the bunny and treats!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The staff were very obliging and prompt and informstuve

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was very good. Place was packed and therefore, exceptionally noisy. Service was exscellent.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This was our first visit so we did not know what to expect. Overall we had a great experience. Our server Kevin was great. Very helpful and responsive. The food was the highlight. Great flavor and portion size. The ambiance was nice. It was louder than I expected for a golf course restaurant, but we were seated right next to the bar which could have been the issue. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Good food and service

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Nachos were burnt and the St. Patty's Day sausage special made me ill.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Delightful and fun experience tonight for St. Patrick's Day. Sean and his trainee, Chelsea, were outstanding servers and we always love our drinks from Jenny, Craig, and Shannon.

Thank you to Chef Miguel and his team for bringing Irish food to Middletown! Truly reminded me of my Irish Grandmother's home cooking!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We went for family meal on St Pats day and discovered they were having dancers for Irish day. Seemed it was overwhelmingly occupied by the family of the dancers but it was still nice. A little loud but understandable. Nice enlosed, heated patio for seating as well as a bar area with tables and high tops.Nice golf decor, warm. Food was typical upscale golf course fare. It was good and sufficient portion sizes. Prices about average or below typical. Would like to go back in summer and enjoy the patio and a more relaxed dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Prime rib Thursdays are good!
Also recommend joining the dining club

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Kind of slow service and dinner .. food not as usual.. waited long time for dinner..service seemed”off”

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Service was not great. Very slow... had to ask other waitresses for things cause we couldn’t seem to find our waitress. Were given 3 different bottles of ketchup all mostly empty... ask for another 2 beers had to wait because the bar was not stocked properly..by then we were ready to leave. Ask for all our burgers to be med well and one was undercooked so had to wait for that. Asked for lemons and a to go container... had to wait for those as well... not sure what was up... service was off.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Always a GREAT time at Back Creek !!! Jen was our server/bartender and she always does a GREAT job. This is by far my favorite place in Middletown. The Chef has monthly dinner specials that can't be beat. Great beer, wine and cocktail selections as well.

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