The Grille at Back Creek
Voted Best Restaurant in Middletown, Delaware by the Readers of Delaware Today Magazine! (2016, 2014, 2013)
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Crab Cake Sandwich
Our award winning NO FILLER jumbo lump crab cake, lettuce, tomato, tartar sauce, brioche roll
butter poached lobster, scallops, shrimp & crab, sweet peas, green onion, Old Bay cream cheese fondue, cavatappi, tarragon gremolata
Double Stacked Turkey Burger
cheddar + American cheeses, roasted garlic aioli, fried onions, red leaf lettuce, sliced tomato, pretzel bun
Great food and great service! Another great meal at a reasonable price.
Food was very good. Unfortunately we ended up getting there when a golf outing was finishing. Crowded and not enough staff to handle the regular customers. Noisy and then to top it off they had a live guitarist that put the noise beyond the ability to have a conversation. Would definitely go back but on a weeknight when it would quieter. Please no live music.
Kevin pours the BEST adult beverages
Lamb was almost raw even after I ordered well done .. they repeatedly brought me diet tea and soda when I order regular. Creme brûlée top was soft
This was our first time at Grille at Back Creek. On a positive note, the server was amazing, truly a one person show as it appeared he was the only server working. Unfortunately the food lack luster. I ordered a medium well 12 once steak that had no flavor. The sweet potato mash was very bland as well. My wife ordered a burger. The burger was not edible as it was extremely charred. When my wife showed the server, his response was "oh, wow!" A manager came over to apologize and asked if my wife would want something else on the house to make up for the experience. She declined and the manager asked her to reconsider, possibly dessert. My wife agreed to a dessert and the manager said he would put that right in. 10 minutes later and after I paid for the meal, the manager came over to inform us that they no longer had the dessert. We usually give places a second try if we had a sub par experience the first go around but I don't think we will be back, at least not for the food! We may try the range in the future.
The food was excellent and atmosphere great (minus the bugs and gnats which were horrible on their outside patio). Service was a bit slow and our waitress seemed angry. She never came back to ask if we wanted another drink and dessert took close to 30 mins to come out. There were several large parties on the inside deck (all gold members), which noticeably took priority over us.
Handicap parking needs to be improved. Golf carts continue to be parked in the handicap spaces and the access lane.
We have been to Back Creek numerous times and usually enjoy our experience. Our experience last night has us questioning whether we would go back again. We know that restaurants are running short and expect longer wait times….we have no issues with that. But the quality of the food should not suffer and last night the food was sub-par at best. The presentation was awful, the steak overcooked, the salmon and accompaniments over-salted. We are hoping it was just a bad night because we rather like going to Back Creek
Always great food, drinks and service at The Grille at Back Creek. Kevin is always on top of his game at the bar and Sierra is one of the best servers in the area.
Dining was made even better by our server Morgan. She was attentive and very customer focused
We just love having this gem in our backyard. Food is excellent. The chef specials on the weekends are always enticing. Great drinks too from Kevin and Craig and always top notch service.
Nice atmosphere with an acoustic entertainer. Drinks were fabulous. Salmon salad was delicious. Sirloin ok…
Waitress was attentive and fun! Definitely recommend Back Creek.
Great to have Conley and Watson back! Emily and Dylan did a great job at the outside patio!
Nashville chicken is awesome!
Food was overcooked big time. Ahi tuna appetizer was cooked well done which I've never seen before. Burger ordered medium was way overcooked.
Wait staff was awesome. I don't know what happened in the kitchen this night, but restaurant wasn't incredibly busy. Haven't been here in a while, but used to be very good food. Not sure what happened this evening.
The food was good, the noise from the bar was unbelievable.
There was a wedding when we arrived and it was beautiful!! I was worried about noise level but it was not as bad as I anticipated. Service was excellent and price was reasonable. It’s definitely a go too place with a huge menu.
This was a terrible experience. No waiter. Took 4x to get a drink order right. No one ever offered to take the food order. Gave up, paid for the beverages, and left. I had invited friends to go to dinner, and the evening was a disaster. I will never go back.
As soon as I walked in it smelled and looked inviting. All of the staff was friendly and attentive and the meal I had was amazing.
Back Creek was great, except they have been affected by the crabmeat shortage. They offered a luscious pineapple martini ( I had to get 2 of them!). Our food was great and so was the service. We had Chicken wings - with old bay honey sauce..... Yum! Salad with cranberries & nuts, fish & chips and the Back Creek burger. Delish! Great job Back Creek!
We never have a bad meal at Back Creek. Food and service are first rate.so lucky to have this gem in our neighborhood.
Very disappointed. We have been regulars for many years. The last two visits were bad due to service. This last time was an hour and a half until our meal was delivered. Not sure if the server forgot to enter the meal in or if the kitchen forgot. People who arrived 30-40 minutes after us were served and gone by the time we received our food. No reasons given. Food was delicious and the bar is outstanding as always. Sad to see this and apprehensive to go back.
Very casual, good experience.
From Chloe, the hostess to
Wonderful place- we hit the driving range before our reservation. Always a great experience at Back Creek!
Burger night is the best. The double stack Turkey burger is amazing.
Excellent service and food!! always an excellent experience.
Thank you Back Creek!
Crowded, haven’t been there in a while. Food was good server was great
One of my favorites due to the innovative and vast menu of well prepared food. Friendly, attentive and personable waitstaff.
Went for burger night. Was delicious!
Sat outside, nice relaxed setting. Great specials on Mondays.
we had Kevin. We love Kevin. He is absolutely the best - waiter, bartender worker. The drinks and food are staying consistent as well. It was fun.
The place was awful except for our excellent and attentive waitress. The chairs at our table were stained, the lights super bright and the decor in need of a general update. There was a duo playing guitar and singing and it was awful, loud and obnoxious and no one working there chose to ask them to be quieter. It made it hard to enjoy conversation or dinner. Food was average.
Excellent place to enjoy a dinner w your heart hrob! or even a group of friends! A great place for a game of gofl!
The bartender who was handling the dining room was awesome and very accommodating. The day was beautiful the view was superb. The menu has a lot of wonderful new additions. The best meal out of the three was the short rib sandwich.
We were seated promptly at our reservation time. Our server was very attentive even checking for food allergies. The food was delicious and we will definitely go back
Great service, great tasting food and nice atmosphere, describes our experience at The Grille at Back Creek. Will definitely return and do recommend.
Had a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch. Food and service were both great. A little disappointed the menu didn’t include many breakfast items but overall enjoyed our visit.
Food and service were great… The entertainment was good but too loud for the room... was very bright... would be better with dimmer lighting for dinner.
The food, drink and service were outstanding (as always), the issue was with the live music on Saturday (May 8th 2021). It was so loud we couldn't talk to the people at our table and we were sitting in the back dining room. We ask multiple times (as well as others), for the musician to turn down the volume. We went to Back Creek for an enjoyable meal with friends. We always enjoy live music, but we shouldn't have to yell at each other at the table to be heard.
The Grille at Back Creek offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 378-6499 ext. 2.
The Grille at Back Creek is rated 4.4 stars by 499 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.