The Grille at Back Creek

4.6
263 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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Neighborhood
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 263 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.2
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
29 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
27 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
34 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
30 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
1 review
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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KB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We truly enjoyed our experience at Back Creek Grille and would recommend it.

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JD
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great new appetizer - crab dip nachos - is definitely worth trying.

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j
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was fabulous and the wait staff knowlegeable, fun and efficient.

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F
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequent Back Creek and the manager,hostess,bartenders and service representatives are always friendly and on point. We are a diverse group in terms of our food preferences and our orders are delivered perfectly. There is consistency with food portions and delivery. The alcoholic beverages are excellent and always delivered with a smile. Overall our experience has been an excellent one. Keep up the good work Great job Back Creek 😊

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G
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Went here for dinner, and specifically wanted crab cakes for two of us. Were informed that they were out of crab cakes. One crab cake dinner was substituted by a fried shrimp dinner. The other, was a crab nacho appetizer. Because of this, we had to pay for one child's dinner (free dinner per adult entree). I understand that the terms were not met, but they would have been met if there had been crab cakes. But the food was good, although there was very little crab on the crab nachos.

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l
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was in a hurry to eat and run, told the waiter and i got my food before the rest of my family. Speedy, Personal Service.

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RG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

As always, love Back Creek Grille and Chef Miguel!

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J
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Our waitress was very inattentive and seemed disinterested in serving us and more interested in socializing with a table of friends. When we arrived only a few tables were sat, but it took her nearly 10 minutes to visit out table. The delay was so noticeable the hostess brought our water and promised she would be by shortly. When she arrived, she brought more water - then almost seemed annoyed we wanted drinks first and not wanting to do a full order. When we did order, she then spent nearly 10 minutes sitting at another table with friends. I am certain our appetizer was delayed waiting for her to get it and bring it to our table.

My meal did not taste good, but that was more personal preference. My wife had it during a previous visit and liked it.

As more people arrived, the noise level increased dramatically. I had difficulty hearing my wife and we were at an intimate table for two. This happened during our last visit, but we were at a table for four, so I moved closer. Overall, the sound quality is not good when there is a crowd. Near the end of our meal they started with live music, which maked the noise level insane.

When the waitress brought out meal, she never checked in again until we were ready to pay the check. By that point I just wanted to go boxes and to get out. I was afraid if we ordered dessert we would be there another 45 minutes.

Overall, we probably will not return.

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S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Food was delicious from appetizer to dessert......and the food was plentiful! Matt was a great waiter and our food was brought out in a timely manner. This was not our first visit and will definitely not be our last.

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k
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Ordered the Ahi Tuna. They served with Srichi instead of Wasabe. I asked for Wasabe, they did have any Wasabe but failed to inform me when I ordered. Ketchup with Ahi Tuna, not a good combination.

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S
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience is perfect for the purpose - this is a restaurant associated with a golf course. The food and service is tip top. And when I say that, I mean the the food really is notable. We had a lovely evening there.

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CT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 4

Very very warm inside.
I know it was very warm outside but not until crowd thin out st 9:25 you could feel little air.
Will not go back when it’s warm outside

Got charge 50 cents for pickles

Thought I would give it one more time. Lady time charge for bread

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R
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

This was our third or fourth visit. The food has always been very good. We’ve had appetizers, salads, prime rib. All have been delicious. The staff is very friendly & helpful. One word of caution - some of the good is spicier (hot)than expected - wings, ribs, & taco salad!

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JD
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mediterranean Salmon was outstanding. Paired nicely with draft Stella!

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LP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a fantastic meal! We plan to return soon! Thanks for a great time!!!

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k
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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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PA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

We eat at Back Creek often — typicslly at least once a week. We are members if their diners club. The food is excellent. The crab cakes are outstanding — some of the best in the area. Service is friendly and typically good. Prices are reasonable. With the diners club discount, it is an excellent vslue (assuming you eat there often enough to cover the monthly membership fee. )The negatives are first: noise level. Acoustics are terrible — so with even a few people in the duning room, conversation is very difficult. Second: the carpeting is beyond dirty and stained. They sttemoted tonhsve it ckeaned sine tune ago, but it is beyond cleaning. Only new flooring will make this restaurant look decent — and consistent with the quality of the restsurant otherwise. This complaint is the sole reason we do not take friends to The Pub to dine. The old expression, “Penny-wise, pound-foolish” comes to mind.

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z
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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SM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

One word - Delicious!

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