The Grille at Back Creek

4.4
486 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 486 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Steve
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience1

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

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vipChrissy
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
1 review
Dined on 11 July 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 9 July 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 5 July 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
14 reviews
Dined on 5 July 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 3 July 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
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Very casual, good experience.

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vipMiddletownFoodie
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From Chloe, the hostess to

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 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
15 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipFungroup
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipHerm
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on 29 May 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 26 May 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
15 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for burger night. Was delicious!

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foodie28
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipzkit711
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 16 May 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
109 reviews
Dined on 15 May 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 14 May 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 11 May 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
8 reviews
Dined on 9 May 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 9 May 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 9 May 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 8 May 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.

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vipWoody
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

The food, drink and service were outstanding (as always), the issue was with the live music on Saturday (May 8th 2021). It was so loud we couldn't talk to the people at our table and we were sitting in the back dining room. We ask multiple times (as well as others), for the musician to turn down the volume. We went to Back Creek for an enjoyable meal with friends. We always enjoy live music, but we shouldn't have to yell at each other at the table to be heard.

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Steve
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Everything was awesome; food service quality, quantity. Only bad point was noise level. Hardwood floors and hard ceilings made it hard to hear each other speak at the same table. If you’re OK with a loud atmosphere; the food was creative and excellent and great service. Will definitely come back. Maybe with earbuds LOL

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vipMiddletownFoodie
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great dining experience at Back Creek Golf Club!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Food is exceptional. Service is lacking.. needs some work on the service. All good intentions But the food makes up the difference. The wait staff needs some training. Seem very young. This place has a lot of potential.

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Krista
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The waitress was awesome I wish I could remember her name. The entire staff was more than caring, careful and efficient when it came to the multitude of my food allergies. They made me a delicious meal that they put thought and care into, instead of slapping something edible on a plate for me to deal with. The food was delicious, the service was great and the wine was good!! We would definitely go back and recommend it to a friend. The only thing I ask is please put some Gluten Free Pasta options to go with the Vegan Alfredo & Plant Based Sausage dish. No other restaurant around even offers a dish like that for people like me.

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MikaelaD
Miami
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place!! Great date night spot and definitely a hidden gem.

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vipDP523
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

From start to finish. Great meal great service. Karlin was our waitress. Very attentive.

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vipzkit711
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Back Creek is back! Finally. We went Friday nite 4.23.21. After a couple of stutters, we had a great meal, great service and a nice time. It was kind of loud because there were golfers in there eating that had a couple of drinks, but that is to be expected and there were quieter places to sit ( that were available) that we did not choose ......
The menu choices were good. The specials were good as well and they always have drink specials. I think Back Creek made some necessary wait staff changes and all went well. We will return.

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MichelleU
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meals were very good. I got crabcake sandwich no filler. My husband got chicken fajita salad it was huge and good. My sister got pork tacos they were filled completely. Drinks were good and band was playing.

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LindaG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love the facility, love the food, love the wait staff, love the live music, hate the noise level from the bar. Looking forward to warmer weather when the entertainment can be outside. Oh, and anxious to be able to dance again!

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vipRobertG
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family was visiting from NY and we all had an amazing dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food! Love this place it’s awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service.

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vipKEITHF
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Burger night is a new favorite for us, The burgers are outstanding!

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vipWoody
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food by Chef Aaron is AMAZING !!! The gator soup was outstanding to start and the new meal selection is spot on !!! Steaks and seafood were ordered this night and all items were A+. Crab cakes were large with no fillers and the seafood scampi is the best I've had. Make sure you don't miss the dessert menu and if you love peanut butter the peanut butter cookie skillet will take you over the top !!! The bartender Kevin makes a great Cosmo (according to my wife), plus the expresso martini was a hit for dessert as well. Server Sierra was so attentive to our table and made sure the night was one to remember. Thanks Back Creek for another great night !!!

FAQs

The Grille at Back Creek offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 378-6499 ext. 2.

The Grille at Back Creek is rated 4.4 stars by 486 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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