The Grille at Back Creek

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$30 and under
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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)
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4.5
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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b
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, as usual. You can’t beat the quality of their food, especially on 1/2 price burger night.

W
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service (Jordan) were GREAT !!! Always treated like family at Back Creek, that is why we always go back.

b
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

For the first time, I was disappointed with my dinner. It did not live up to the description. My dinner companions food was delicious.

KB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never fails! Delicious as always!

JA
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience1

The food was top Notch. However the noise level is off the Charts. The place tries to be a fine eatery with pricey but well portioned and succulent main dishes but fails in the ambiance which is just a glorified sports bar. In fact, it is much louder than most sports bars I frequent. For the price of the main meals and drinks, there should have been a tablecloth on the well worn table. Service was pretty good. I can only recommend this restaurant for loud parties or for trivia night style dining. As a place to have a nice quiet dinner with a fate...run away. Dont waste your $$$.

SR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated upon arrival, after about five minutes the hostess brought us water, we waited another 15 minutes but never saw a waiter, so we left. We were there to eat a meal, not drink water. We ended up getting Chinese takeout.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was wonderful and the band was the Best! Staff is always so kind and accommodating.

b
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a great time. The good is so well prepared and the drinks are too!

D
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was awesome, thanks

GH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Went for a mid week dinner with my wife for our anniversary. Fairly crowded for a Thursday, and very noisy. I have a minor hearing loss, and I had trouble hearing her across the 2 person table. Crabcakes and prime rib were both good though, and the dessert was really good.

JD
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

New entree - chicken parmigiana - was good and is worth trying.

RI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good, but getting served took a long time. The servers did not know who was to serve our table, so no one served us foe awhile.

N
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tables are way too small for 4 people. Too many glasses, plates, etc. w/4 of us.

JB
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Monday night 1/2 price burgers was amazing. Many choices and combinations. The Memphis Burger was awesome. I will be going back.

DS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The menu and food were awesome!! The waitress was really sweet and good!! The noise level was intense so made it very hard to enjoy the meal and have a conversation with my husband. I would suggest maybe putting some temporary screens or something to absorb sone of the noise from the bar. It’s a shame to have such a marvelous menu and not want to come back because we couldn’t hear anything each other said:( very frustrating!!!

TM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food is very good. Servers are kind & friendly. Bar area is noisy. Burgers are delicious and a great value! Daily specials are always very good and are generous portions.

CA
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience!

DP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took a couple who had never been to Back Creek and they loved it. Food was wonderful!

e
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

the music starred to early and was to to loud for a nice dinner. after many nice years of dinner it was disappointing

b
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love burger night! Great food and an amazing price

M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked reservations for 4 people for Friday 6.21.19. When we arrived we were told that our reservation had been canceled and they called my cell on Wednesday to notify. I never received a call and asked what number they called. They missed my number by 1 digit. (I verified opentable had my correct phone number) Very disappointed that they did not cancel through OpenTable. If they had I would have had a chance to make other arrangements. The manager Gary Campbell did not seem to care and felt that he was in the right since he made a call even if it was to the wrong number.

G
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall1food5service5ambience1

We went for dinner and were seated in the bar area. We had to leave because of the noise! It was loud and louder. The accoustics in this restaurant are very bad. We keep going back because the food is so good. But we don't go for dinner very often because of the noise. We ended up leaving before we were done eating because of it.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good and convenient! The dining club is a plus - great way to save money for patrons! We love it

L
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

This was a nice, clean, bright dining room and our server was very good. My husband really liked his brisket burger and fries. I had the brisket mac & cheese. The pieces of brisket had a lot of fat on them, which was disappointing. We ordered the apple cobbler to go and when we got home, found it was about 1/2 cup of baked apples - no apparent cobbler. Again, disappointing. We liked this place and would be willing to try it again, but I would order something different and get dessert somewhere else.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s day

E
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

It took forever for staff to come. Then when I order a drink it was messed up it took 10 minutes to order another drink and 1o mins to get it. By time I got the drink dinner was almost done.

DP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We are dining members at Back Creek and have never had a bad meal there. However one area they could work on is the speed at which the food is delivered. It seems we do not have time to complete our appetizers and then the main course arrives too quickly. When dining out it’s supposed to be relaxing. It feels like we are being rushed to get through our meal so the table cane be ready for the next diners. Back Creek has some awesome young servers who are super polite and friendly. Overall we live Back Creek but would like the main courses to be slowed down a bit while we enjoy our appetizers and cocktails.

P
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

There was no greeter. Went to bar to verify our reservation. Bartender told us to sit at any table. Potential table had not been bused. Asked bartender if someone could clear the table. Table was bused but there were crumbs all over the table and chairs. Wiped the table and chairs ourselves. Did sit for a few moments. But the bar was SO noisy we did move to a quieter part of the bar. Up to this point we were not impressed. BUT we got a server that made it all go away. Our server was the BEST! She made suggestions about how to cook the burgers, choice of potatoes, substituting a salad for fries and checking with us MULTIPLE times to make sure we enjoyed our meal and if we needed anything else. She make the get together with special friends an enjoyable outing. I wish I could remember her name so I could personally thank her again for making our meal so wonderful.

OT
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food & great service

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends getting together after 20 years. Back creek Grile was awesome

SB
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Very disappointed. We have been there many times and recommended it to many. Crab cakes burned, nachos overdone, as well as other entree's. Not sure what was going on.

AB
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was glad we'd made a reservation on OpenTable; the folks just ahead of us at the hostess stand were quoted a 40-minute wait! The wait staff was very friendly and the food was delicious--we literally didn't leave a single french fry on our plates. Atmosphere was casual, and we ordered sandwiches so the cost was very reasonable. Would recommend!

HB
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Out of Yueng-Ling?? Burgers were great! Great value!

DP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dinner was good on Cinco De Mayo however we were a little disappointed that our dining club card discount wasn’t honored as usual. There was no mention of this in the email we received and we were told it was printed on the specials menu but it wasn’t obvious. We did feel a bit rushed and when we arrived with reservations it was obvious that perhaps they were overbooked and tried to put us on the patio (there were no other people seated on the patio). Ultimately we did get seated inside but felt like we were a bit rushed through the evening. We are regular diners so this was a bit surprise.

MF
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cinco de Mayo was amazing! Wish Chef Miguel would add these dishes to his every day menu. thanks for great food, service, and drinks - Chef, Alivia and Kevin!

LP
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I’ve had in a long time...will DEFINITELY go back!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We've never had a bad meal here. The crab cake or ahi tuna appetizers are always awesome. Mediterranean salmon entree is great as is the "surf and turf" (crab cake and filet mignon).

b
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends. Had a wonderful time as usual

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Easter Sunday Brunch!

KC
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

We’ve been here quite a few times. They used to have a nice Easter brunch. This year it was a rip off and gross. 30$ per person for terrible overcooked food. 8$ for a virgin Bloody Mary (I’m pregnant). Our server was sweet but nobody told her about our table we waited a long time for drinks and to go to the crappy buffet. Worst of all the bathrooms were DISGUSTING. Must be new management. The only redeemable quality this year for us was the Easter bunny and egg hunt. It was strange though a teenage girl was following the bunny around but was aloof and not offering to help with pictures.

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