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The Grille at Back Creek

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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)

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 407 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipleelee
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience5

We are very disappointed that bc is still running a limited menu. We have been dining club members for years and have loved our weekly dinner with the family. We even worked hard to continue to support bc through the pandemic. However, the limited menu and inconsistent food quality is why we are canceling our membership. It is with a sad heart because we love the staff but the cost vs quality is a major issue.

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Nita
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had reservations for 3 on Saturday 8/15. Upon arrival we were ushered to a table very close to a large group of golfers(?) who were extremely noisy. We asked to be seated away from them, and were escorted to a table sitting directly over a large floor ac vent. It was freezing. The Cuban sandwich was so-so. The salmon salad got rave reviews while the chicken fajita salad was almost inedible it was so full of jalapeños. The noisy diners stayed for most of our dinner. The acoustics of the dining area are pretty rough - it felt like we were in a cafeteria with all the ambient noise. With 2 alcoholic drinks, we spent $77 for this, before the tip. I don’t think we will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

What an awful experience! We sat down at the time of our reservation and were told that we need to hurry and make an order because the kitchen was closing soon. We ordered nachos which were absolutely disgusting (shredded cheese thrown on top of some cold chips and never melted) and pretzels with cheese dip that was brought out in a plastic to go cup and looked like coagulated brown pudding and tasted just as bad. Everything was served on flimsy paper plates and we were given tiny plastic utensils to eat with. The server never once stopped by our table to ask how our meal was or if we needed anything. There was a man behind the bar, who I am assuming with the manager, who kept taking his mask off while he was making the drinks and then pulled his mask down around his chin while he carried big serving platters of food around to the different people. If you are going to wear one and have signs all over The place that you are requiring masks and signs telling people to wear their mask correctly, then at least have the decency to wear your own and wear it correctly. Especially when you were handling other peoples food. My daughter’s Mac and cheese with brisket was a big hard blob on the plate with fatty pieces of brisket on top. The restaurant was extremely warm. Overall just a horrendous experience. I know that times are tough and it is difficult to deal with Covid but I have never been to a restaurant that has been more ill prepared and chaotic.

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BillG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All things considered with the covid 19, Back Creek Grille rates Great to us.

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zkit711
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grill at Back Creek is consistently good and in these challenging times, VERY COVID COMPLIANT. The restaurant is very well run and we can't tell you how much we appreciate the opportunity to be able to have a SAFE place to enjoy a meal out. Thank you Back Creek for everything you are doing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience3

Many times we’ve done there and they rush us and tell us the kitchen is closing soon. Our reservations were at 7:30 we got there at 7:30 and they told us we needed to order right away if we wanted to get meals. This is about the 3rd time it’s happened. Great food, nice staff but of the kitchen closed at 8 on a Saturday night they need to tell people that. As a side note, this happened twice before COVID.

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vipFungroup
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service were excellent! all adhered to Covid precautionary rules. the view of the golf course and the excellent cocktails made by Kevin and service by Renee made the evening great! The manager also took time to say hello and converse with us
Thank you all for a great experience
The Grahams

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BernadetteC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Potatoes with crabcake were really runny. Mixed vegetables were just OK. Used to having a salad and roll with meals. No dessert available except for ice cream. Pretty lame for the price we paid.

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DanielN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Given the current situation with COVID-19, we were very uncomfortable sitting inside for dinner with a young lady sitting at the bar (I believe she was employee who just finished her shift) totally oblivious to how loud she was talking and laughing (without a mask on). Our fault for not choosing to sit outside on a very humid evening, but none of the employees seemed to notice or care. We have been out to eat a few times since the restaurants opened back up, and this is the first time I actually felt uncomfortable. The plastic utensils were so flimsy I could hardly cut my fish with them. Food was pretty good and the music outstanding, but unfortunately, I could not wait to leave.

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vipWoody
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at The Grill at Back Creek. Service is outstanding (thank you Cate), the atmosphere is lively and the food/beer selection is one of the best in town.

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zkit711
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back Creek is always consistent, always delicious. Service was top notch as well!

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Herm
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

They were just getting open as the restrictions lifted in Delaware on dining inside. They were busy they were short staffed yet our service once young man got to our table was very good. Service was with paper plates and plastic cutlery which was barely sufficient to cut the food.I understand it was trying conditions for the Club dining room however this is a fair and honest report

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MargaretF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Server did not remember drinks. Touched fruit with hands. Was not good.

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vipFungroup
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome service and everyone was adherents to safe precautions. Excellent food and drinks. Renee and Kevin are an asset to this establishment. We come here every Monday and sometimes a day or 2 more

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual.

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Berk
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for 4. We all had a great time. The young lady playing the guitar and singing was outstanding. Our server was very nice and proficient. We were not rushed and enjoyed every minute of being back out for drinks, dinner, and music. Thank You!

The Grille at Back Creek
Responded on June 13, 2020

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our server Shawn seemed more interested in discussing football with another customer then checking on his tables. After we finished eating, we waited for check for about 15 min before he came over with it. Stood at the bar and chatted with a customer that was not even his table, overall it was just very awkward for us. Food was very good though. Not sure if i will come back though.

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GeorgeK
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Arrived early, no problem. Our server, Kevin, was excellent and glad to see the return of seated dining.

The Grille at Back Creek
Responded on June 13, 2020

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We will be sure to let Kevin know what a great job he did! We look forward to serving you again in the near future!

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vipRhondaD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike is a great server! Always a good time and the atmosphere were refreshing given this time we are in!

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vipRhondaD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time...excellant service and food. The staff is exceptional!

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vipJimD
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Back Creek held a Mardi Gras party on Sunday, including a special menu for the day. Normally the Chef's interpretations are very well done but the large turnout appears to have overwhelmed the kitchen. Service was much slower than usual, despite the efforts of the wait staff to keep things moving. The Jambalaya special was a huge disappointment. Billed as: Chicken, shrimp, and andouille sausage all sauteed with garlic, oil, and Cajun seasonings served over Creole rice and topped with green onions. The dish was served over NOODLES, with no rice. And the seasonings tasted more Italian than Cajun. But having the special event on a Sunday Instead of just Friday and Saturday) was a great idea and was well-received by customers.

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CyndiG
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The server was either very inexperienced or had something going on. She disappeared for chunks of time, didn’t clear our appetizer plates , empty bottles,or our dinner plates. We were constantly trying to make room at the table with the next course arriving. We’d ask for drink refills and it took forever. The cocktail sauce for our shrimp appetizer was frozen. Again, the server was no where to be found. We ended up asking the bartender to go find her. The food was okay. We ordered the chefs specials being it was a weekend. We would have enjoyed the meal a lot more if the service was decent. How can they be so shortstaffed on a weekend. There was live music that was just okay. They were too loud though. We like music. We just like to talk at dinner without having to scream to each other. I’d go elsewhere until TheGrille gets their act together.

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vipRobertG
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin took amazing care of us with exceptional service!!!

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MichelleR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy our meals here. Crabcakes, very good (and I'm a bit of a crabcakes snob) my husband NY strip was delicious. Friend got skirt steak, ordered medium but came out rare, never as good once it has to be cooked more. Waitress friendly and efficient although she did not hear our ahi tuna app order, very apologetic but was too late once we realized mistake. Will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was very good. A bit pricey for what I was expecting

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ErynS
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

They seemed to be a little overwhelmed with Valentine's Day rush. Our food took so long that we forgot that we ordered an appetizer. Acknowledging that allowed us to enjoy the experience. The food was good, but the Tres Leche cake was AMAZING! I would go back just for another slice of that. I would definitely try again at a less busy time to fully enjoy the experience. As it is in a community, it was a little hard to find on a dark evening night. There were no lights leading up to it, which made the drive up feel a little sketchy.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Have been here several times and for a quick Valentines dinner it appeared the staff wasn’t quite ready as I had someone else’s dish but my wifes was fine, just not a lot of flavor in my Shrimp and Crab dish?

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Worst experience I have had at the Grille. Had reservations through Open Table for 630. Night started out fine. The waitress took our drink order within in a few minutes of being seated. After about 7 minutes she came back saying she would be right back with our drinks. She then proceeded to take care of another two tables, one of which she went to the bar and got their drinks. After watching her do this, I looked up at the bar and the bartender was just pouring our drinks, which she passed by and took another 3 minutes to get them and bring to our table. In all it took her over 15 minutes from drinks order to get us our drinks, a beer and a glass of wine. At this time we were ready to order and they were out of the special for the night. When I asked why they gave us the specials menu, the waitress stated that they hadn't communicated yet to the hostess stand they were out of their special. Completely dumbfounded how you could be out of your Thursday special by 630 at night. Ended up leaving without ordering dinner or touching our drinks. Went to a different place and got our food almost fast as we got our drinks at the Grille. All around very disappointed.

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Stephen
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Extremely slow service for a Friday night. Very loud I the bar area, louder with the live music. Live music was very good though! Food was good, just not wow. Would like to go back and try sitting in a different area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Our waitress was not very good at all.

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vipJimD
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prime Rib night is well worth the trip! Excellent beff at reasonable price.

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viplkh123
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The bartender was also hostess and server and did a very good job. Food and drinks came out in a timely manner. Portions were very good, most of us took half our meal home.

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vipMariannR
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were there for burger night. The burgers were delicious. Services was a little slow and the noice level was high.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great experience

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ScottC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I always enjoy the food and atmosphere at the grille, however this time the food was sub par. 4 out of the 8 people that were with us had the ribeye. All 4 were very tough and not cooked properly. All the other food was very good. The noise level that night also seemed a little over the top.
We did say something to one of the managers about our meal. She said she would see what she could do about it but never returned to our table.

Scott

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JillK
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for 14 people and the table was ready. Service was fantastic, the food excellent. Our guest and ourselves had a good time. It was a little noisy but the overall experience was very good. Our server mike was on the ball and did a very good job of taking care of us.

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vipwirelessdog
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Consistently great food and service!

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vipRobertG
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!!! Always superb and Chef Miguel has a few amazing new additions to his menu!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always great to hang out with Kevin on a Sunday afternoon.

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Kristina
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

It was VERY loud. It was like being in a full blown bar atmosphere. We came in to eat to have a business dinner meeting and had to reschedule our meeting due to not being able to hear. The food and service was good. The hostess was not very personable when greeting. For a high end country club, the standards her are not very high.

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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 4.5 stars by 407 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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