Back Burner Restaurant
Featuring Nightly Specials & Daily Happy Hour
Outdoor Seating Available
Call For Outside Seating Reservations or Larger Groups
Signature dishes include:
- Pumpkin Mushroom Soup
- Shrimp Léjon
- Kennett Square Stuffed Mushrooms
- House-made Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
- Fresh Fish
- Featured Game
- Featured Steaks
The Back Burner is the perfect choice for celebrating all occasions. We offer passion, perfection, and unsurpassed quality in everything we do.
Our private Fire Place Room can accommodate groups from 15-28 people.
Reserve Today! For additional info, please contact our Dining Room Manager at 302-239-2314 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
crouton, crème fraiche, chive
Awesome food. Always a pleasant experience
Excellent service, food and wine list. Pumpkin, mushroom soup did not disappoint.
I think steak is moderate. Good wine. nice environment
Highly recommended halibut was overly cooked. I picked at the soft inside.
Great food, friendly staff, very efficient, nice ambience
Good food and great service
After lengthy wait, had to ask for a waiter to take a drink order. Service thereafter was inattentive and lackadaisical. Extraordinarily long wait for food to arrive. Had to ask hostess to get waiter to deliver our check.
Restaurant was uncomfortably cold. Overheard other diners register same complaint.
If this had been our first experience at this place, I would never consider returning. Overall a terrible dining experience. Truly awful.
Food great as well as service. A tad dark at table.
We have spent every anniversary here since we first got married. Every meal has been great and we look forward to the seasonal dishes!
I think it is a crime to charge $2.00 for ice in your drink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thankfully the food was very good. Service was fair We had to ask the waitress for everything
We were seated in the back room by ourselves and had to listen to the chef pound the chicken for quite a while
My meal was cooked to perfection! I had the surf and turf special for 24.95 and it was just the perfect size.
Maria, Thank you for coming in and dining with us! We appreciate you and your review. Regards, Chris
Excellent food, but service was extremely slow & our table felt ignored once we placed our order. Never got second drink, asked for dessert menu- never came back for order. Very disappointed, never had this happen before
Hello Rebecca, I apologize for the experience, it is nice to know where we have gotten off track so that we can fix things. The night you dined with us we allowed too many patrons in at one time for the amount of staff available that evening. Times are a little tricky with staffing on occasion but we need to do better regardless. Please reach out and allow us to make up for your experience with that 2nd drink and dessert if you like. Thank you for coming in. Regards, Chris
Delicious anniversary dinner!! Highly recommend the pumpkin mushroom soup!!
Cathy, Congratulations on your anniversary and thank you for celebrating with us. We hope we can be there for any occasion in the future. That soup is pretty good! Regards, Chris
Service was awful.
Desh, I apologize for the experience. Please feel free to reach out and let us know what went wrong so we can improve on our service in the future. 302-239-2314 Regards, Chris
I picked this place on a whim, as I was visiting my son at UofDel, and was happy that I did.. We will definitely be heading back soon.
I was very happy with my meal and great service!
Rasheeda, We are very happy that you dined with us! Thank you for choosing us and for the kind words! Regards, Chris
We were seated in a booth. It was very comfortable. Our server was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. Would definitely recommend Back Burner Restaurant to a friend.
Barbara, Thank you for choosing us to dine with. I hope you can come back and see us again. Regards, Chris
Food was very nice but there was too much pepper in the crab cakes.
We were disappointed with dinner
Great food, service, nice menu selection. Did not realize till after I ate they also have a place next store for to go or sit all looked great
While the food was outstanding, the waiter was personable and helpful, but slow to return to the table. Delicious gluten free dessert, but coffee I ordered with it was only warm. I drank it anyway ; when the server returned to the table ten minutes later, I asked for another cup. A small metal coffee pot was brought to the table, this time it was even less warm. We waited for another 10 minutes while our payment was processed.
It was our first visit to this restaurant and only have good things to say. Everything from the first hello, through the meal, our server...it was a great first experience.
If you like short ribs this is THE best I've ever had and worth going here just for this alone... Everything fantastic top to bottom including stellar service. Amazing!!
Great food and service as usual
It’s always a pleasure to dine at Back Burner restaurant. The service is outstanding along with the staff members. The food is consistently good and I always enjoy their burgers.
Great friends. Great meal
Not sure what happened....but the food was mediocre there was only one waitstaff person in the restaurant. She did an amazing job considering how many tables she was running.
I had the fried eggplant and my husband had the steak frites and both were cooked to perfection. Although we arrived at 5:00 for our reservation the service was just okay after our order.
Very nice restaurant. Need better social distancing in the bar area.
Consistently a wonderful dining experience. One of our favorites in the area.
Great place great food great service.
Family loved it
Despite the fact that the air conditioning was on the fritz, our first experience was wonderful. The server attentive and helpful, the food delicious, and the spacing comfortable for people who worry about the pandemic. We plan to make this one of our frequented restaurants.
A great way to spend our 11th wedding anniversary.
Dinner was very nice however VERY SLOW. I know it was burger night and we might have arrived at the peak time but it seemed to take forever for us to get our food. Waitress was sweet but rarely checked back with us. Water carafe was never refilled during the entire time we were there. Seemed like there were lots of wait staff but they weren’t sure what to do.
Outstanding service, excellent food! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, and plan to return!
The food is always delicious! I just recommended it to a few friends who will be in next week.
Girlfriends dinner was lovely at the Back Burner Tavern! Our server, Janet, was patient and shared her great sense of humor! Burger night was enjoyed by my friends but my crab cake entree was de-lish!
absolutely loved the atmosphere of back burner, as usual. have been there a number of times in the last 30 (???) or so years. from when it was in its former location. and the pumpkin mushroom soup? since my very first visit this has been a MUST have. still tastes just as good as ever. also, service and waitstaff excellent. cannot wait for my next visit! thanks so much for being there still (even tho one of my fav stores has closed down (everything but the kitchen sink) and still serving that excellent soup. oh, and the house salad? best ever !!!!!
Patty is the best server!!!!
Back Burner Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 239-2314.
Back Burner Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 1100 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.