BBC Tavern & Grill

4.3
153 reviews
$30 and under
American
The BBC Tavern and Grill is a hip, casual, yet upscale tavern and grill in the heart of Delaware's chateau country. We have a fun and eclectic menu with all of your favorites that you would expect to find in a traditional tavern and grill, such as homemade burgers, buffalo wings, chili, to hot soft pretzels with homemade mustards, crab and corn chowder, and we also serve entrees such as tender filet mignon, Eastern Shore crab cakes and Seared Faroe Island Salmon with French lentils, simmered root vegetables, bacon and a touch of rosemary.

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vipLoriV
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience1

I usually like BBC but the food has gone very much downhill. The burger was tiny and the chicken cheeseteak was terrible. It had NO cheese, was dry and NO buffalo sauce. The sweet potato fries were luke warm. Also, I know its the holidays but the noise level was off the charts!! We also were fairly close to the front door which made it extremely drafty. Upon asking for a different table we were told no ( WE DID HAVE A RESERVATION as well).

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TammyW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place! The food is always good. Just wish the tables were not so close together.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience2

No point in making a reservation. Our reservation was made for 7:00PM and we were not seated until 7:40PM. Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Table we were seated at was less than satisfactory.

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Karanne
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We had dinner Friday evening having made a reservation on Open Table (nice). I ordered the advertised 10oz pork chop with crispy sweet potato fries and mango arugula salad. What came looked like two small pork medallions, on top of the fries, then topped with the chilled salad. This made the fries cold and soggy, the meat was cold…overall a disappointing meal. My husband enjoyed his meal. This was reported to the waitress twice. She said she would tell the chef.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service

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vipPRM13
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Christian was awesome taking care of our table despite having most of the patio. He made Emma feel extra special on her 9th birthday!

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vipgrace
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Energetic noise levels.

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RawnH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Ashley is a very Friendly, Efficient and Professional waitress.

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vipValerieS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Chose this restaurant for its ample outdoor seating, the setting did not disappoint. Food however was average. My friends and I had the stir fry and penne pasta entrees; perhaps one should stick with the pub fare as these dishes looked more appetizing, coming to the tables around us.
Service was very slow but perhaps a temporary staffing issue as is common these days...but we were at our table with nothing to drink but water for a half hour.

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debsie
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside. Very pleasant. Service was great. Food was good and nobody bothered us. We sat and chatted for a while. We all had salads and ine shrimp taco. Food and pricing were good. No crab, but I understand that there is a shortage. We will most definitely come back

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vipALYGIRL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service! Highly recommend

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Hayley
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was ok.. service was kind of slow, especially considering the restaurant wasn’t crowded.

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lovedesserts
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience. Waiter very attentive.

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foodlover
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caprese sandwich was outstanding!

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susant
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a great dining experience! Service was top notch!

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vipPikeCreekDiner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

BBC is my go-to place for lunch and happy hours and sponsorships for good causes. But, unfortunately, they are still trying to figure out dinner.

Most of the entrees are not very inspired and not up to the quality of their app and lunch menu. For example, one in my party ordered blackened salmon with veggies, rice and strawberry salsa. She said the salmon was perfect, but the white sticky rice was cold, and the salsa was some cut-up strawberries in a cup.

And that's OK, they don't need to be all things to diners.

I do recommend friends to go to BBC for lunch and happy hour.

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Afinediner
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice pub with a good selection of appetizers, small plates, and main courses. Due to Covid, tables nicely spread apart. Unfortunately, nearest table, about 8 feet away had three of the loudest talkers ever. Though place in general was moderately noisy, these three were unbelievably loud. Fourth person at table was quiet(probably overwhelmed by the other three). Food was fine. Only issue was server did not ask if we wanted dessert, but did ask the other two tables nearest to us if they wanted dessert.

BBC Tavern & Grill
Responded on 20 May 2021

Thank you so much! I am so sorry you had noisy neighbors and that your waitress did not ask you about dessert. We will definitely make sure our staff knows to always, always ask!

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MarianneM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner with my 2 little granddaughters, the waitress was very attentive.

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CarolP
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great place to have a meal during this transition to full open. Outside space is protected from the weather and potential cold . Service is good . I have been there for lunch, dinner and brunch !

BBC Tavern & Grill
Responded on 20 May 2021

Thank you so much, Carol!

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JasonM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and atmosphere great service good value

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vipShoreGirl
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We love the BBC! Our waitress Julia was quite busy, as she had quite a few tables, but she was attentive and very pleasant. The shrimp tacos are so delicious!!

BBC Tavern & Grill
Responded on 20 May 2021

Thank you so much!

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KimS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing dinner with my sister in law on the patio last week. Service was good and the atmosphere was alive. I had the penne with asparagus and spring peas and she had the shrimp tacos. It’s was so nice to be outside and have someone else cook. The music was loud the tv was on and people were laughing and joyful. Just exactly what my head needed. And, I had a new plan for my own asparagus!

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Janice
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious crab cakes...will certainly be looking forward to getting them again; no filler.

BBC Tavern & Grill
Responded on 20 May 2021

Thank you so much!

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JMCLEAN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The service was sub par. We had reservations and then we’re told the only seating that they had for us was outside. It was freezing and the heaters didn’t help. They had a event going on this evening and that seemed to take priority over everything else. We won’t be going back.

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DianaM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poke bowl delicious and healthy. Everyone enjoyed their meals (3)

BBC Tavern & Grill
Responded on 11 April 2021

We're so happy to read that, Diana! Thank you so much for dining with us!

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vipMandy
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Another great meal at BBC. We were thrilled to get a table outside under the tent, and only had to wait 10 minutes. Service was great, and the food was very good. We will absolutely go back!

BBC Tavern & Grill
Responded on 11 April 2021

Thank you so much, Mandy! We really appreciate your support!

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CarolP
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

As we start to get out and resume our new normal, this is my safer go to place. The staff is always nice and I am supporting a local place! I meet friends for lunch here. Outside can be a little noisy at prime times . The food is reasonably priced . I recommend the restaurant!

BBC Tavern & Grill
Responded on 11 April 2021

Thank you so much, Carol! Please come again soon!

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BlueMoon
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We have been customers of the BBC for 4 years. We would go maybe 8 times annually. Until this recent visit, the restaurant had been a reliable, good quality experience. This time, nothing was good. Not the service, food, ambiance or noise levels. It was bad. So much, that we will not be going back anytime soon.

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libbyn
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Very accommodating hostess; took note of our request to hold a table for us that we felt was a covid safe location.
Food was very good and fun atmosphere.
Wait staff service was just okay; super busy so understandable.

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CharlesM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and the place has a good inside ambiance, they had an outside set-up that was a little noisy. The service was a little slow but not bad slow, she had more outside tables then in. Overall is was a great meal experience.

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vipAndrew
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great salmon salad!! I always have a good meal here.

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PaulaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

On this recent visit, I ordered a vegetarian dish with rice, vegetables and tofu. I asked for brown rice and they didn't offer it, so ok, white rice. But the vegetables were left over mush. I had expected crunchy carrots and broccoli that were fresh. Not reheated ones from yesterday. And tofu should be sautéed with a bit of a crisp. This chef just cut it in cubes and tossed it in. the texture was disgusting. The entire dish was inedible. My companions had ordered soups and split a London broil sandwich. It looked much better. Maybe it was just this one dish, but it certainly made me not want to return. I called the manager later that day and got apologies, but no offer of a comped meal to make up for the horrible lunch.

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vipSalB
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best lamb stew I ever had! It paired well with the Guiness stout. My wife loved her burger!

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MichelleA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating at BBC Tavern and Grill, won’t be our last time! Outstanding food and service! Highly recommend the scallops.

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vipkibbum
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fish tacos were terrific - big, perfectly cooked shrimps, great sauce & sweet potatoes. The sliders, salmon salad and crab cakes were also very good. Nice selection of beers and other drinks, not too long a list. Especially enjoyed trying Wakey Wakey Coffee Stout for the first time. We didn’t catch our server’s name but she was very attentive and helpful.

The only issue I saw was that, on such a warm sunny day the weather flaps were left down, which resulted in feeling we were seated indoors when our table was, technically, “outside”. My advice, if sitting outside matters to you, call to ask if the flaps will be down when you want to go there. Otherwise, enjoy!

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vipAmandaW
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love all the new outside seating, lights, and fire pits. It’s one of the largest and nicest outside areas in Delaware. Great job BBC! Feet very safe too!

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Becca
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Some restaurants do not cook calamari well. It was delicate and crispy. Cooked to perfection not rubbery at all. Thank you, well done. We enjoyed. Waitress did not '
rush our table to order and we were with friends that we did not see for several
months. It was a great experience.

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GaryB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Have visited before and enjoyed BBC.
Seating was very bad. I sat 4-5 feet from my wife across the table and with the noise it was hard to hear her. We were seated very close to people standing and chatting at the bar and our table was continuously bumped by staff walking past.
The nachos meal was not up the standard that we had previously had.
The wings, although good, were not what we had ordered.
The on line menu did not work and staff seemed to be doing us a favor in supplying us with a paper copy. We only got one between both of us.
We will not be returning unless we hear that things have improved.

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vipstevek
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always consistent. Quite a few menu choices plus daily specials.

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