The Grille at Back Creek

4.6
253 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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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 253 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
28 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
29 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
62 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
1 review
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
6 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
29 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
7 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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HD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

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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l
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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JD
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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D
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

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

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

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

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

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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KT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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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z
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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