The Grille at Back Creek

4.3
500 Reviews
$30 and under
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)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 500 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
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Michelle
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Another great meal at a reasonable price.

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BobL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

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.

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vipJoanC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is always exciting and delicious. The wait staff is attentive and prompt.

We always look forward to dining there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin pours the BEST adult beverages

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

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

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Rich
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

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.

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KrystalM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

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vipJNTenor
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great service
Clean restaurant.

Handicap parking needs to be improved. Golf carts continue to be parked in the handicap spaces and the access lane.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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

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vipWoody
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LeonardP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining was made even better by our server Morgan. She was attentive and very customer focused

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bestplaceforabirthday
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipNikkiD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere with an acoustic entertainer. Drinks were fabulous. Salmon salad was delicious. Sirloin ok…
Waitress was attentive and fun! Definitely recommend Back Creek.

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vipRhondaD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have Conley and Watson back! Emily and Dylan did a great job at the outside patio!

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vipChrissy
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nashville chicken is awesome!

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Steve
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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.

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John
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The food was good, the noise from the bar was unbelievable.

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vipChrissy
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipzkit711
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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bestplaceforabirthday
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We never have a bad meal at Back Creek. Food and service are first rate.so lucky to have this gem in our neighborhood.

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vipDP523
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

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.

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SebG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very casual, good experience.

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vipMiddletownFoodie
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From Chloe, the hostess to

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place- we hit the driving range before our reservation. Always a great experience at Back Creek!

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bestplaceforabirthday
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burger night is the best. The double stack Turkey burger is amazing.

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vipFungroup
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!! always an excellent experience.
Thank you Back Creek!

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vipHerm
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Crowded, haven’t been there in a while. Food was good server was great

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BB1EA
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorites due to the innovative and vast menu of well prepared food. Friendly, attentive and personable waitstaff.

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bestplaceforabirthday
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for burger night. Was delicious!

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foodie28
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside, nice relaxed setting. Great specials on Mondays.

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vipzkit711
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJrose70
Philadelphia
115 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

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.

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vipAmiM
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to enjoy a dinner w your heart hrob! or even a group of friends! A great place for a game of gofl!

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SusanW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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donnaW
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DeborahH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great tasting food and nice atmosphere, describes our experience at The Grille at Back Creek. Will definitely return and do recommend.

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mdarling
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CarolB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

FAQs

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 4.3 stars by 500 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.

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