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: email@example.com
romaine, parm, focaccia crouton, anchovy dressing
iceberg, bacon, tomato, onion, blue cheese
Able to sit outside. Service and food excellent. Look forward to my next visit.
Everything was delicious, as always!
Nice cozy table near the bar as requested. Our first time here and probably our last. Food was disappointing. Flat bread was stale, the foie gras was overdone, and the short ribs were dry and overdone. At least the beets and goat was good as was the crab cake. Service was not that good as our waitress/bartender had just gotten the Moderna vaccine and was not feeling well. The bus boy was in a big hurry to clear our plates as soon as one was emptied whether or not both of us were finished with our meals. We will probably not go back.
Good food with a good menu selection. Service was great.
Visited for lunch. Food was excellent, as was everything else. Very highly recommend. Not my first time there. Consistently great.
Great food and great ambience. The service was a little slow due to them being short staffed during Covid, but our server was excellent when she was present. Highly recommended.
I had the special, Rock fish. Had a side of asparagus with it. I think the price was a little high for what I received($29.00). But it was very good, maybe a little over cooked.
My spouse got the filet with sides. He said it was good.
The waiter was ok. We never got our bread, which he said he would bring, but that was ok, because we didn’t really need it ! Not overly attentive. Took awhile for our check.
Will go back at some point.
Great service and food. Nice ambiance as well. Burger specials tonight so I ordered one. It was cooked perfectly with nice flavor. I like that they offered lettuce wrap in place of the bun. We also got the cheddar spread to share, which was really tasty. Will definitely be back.
This was a Birthday celebration. We had a great time was never rushed. Drinks to desserts were very tasty. The pumpkin mushroom soup was delicious.
Food was delish! Drinks perfect! Nice quiet and romantic. Hope more people go! Great neighborhood spot.
Great little restaurant off the beaten path - hidden treasure
Was a great place for date night!
The food and service was excellent. They have a great atmosphere and they were very conscious of COVID requirements. Highly recommend.
Great place for an evening out. Good food, good service and nice location close to home. The chef creates some amazing specials.
Our first visit back for lunch at our favorite Hockessin area restaurant since the pandemic shut-down did not disappoint. It was up to its pre-covid high standards. Service was gracious and the crab cake entree still outstanding.
I’ve been to this restaurant a number of times. It’s always a hit and during covid, it was quiet and really enjoyable. The service was outstanding and everything in the menu is a must try!
Food was really good. Got the better cheddar app. Other diner got shrimp app, which had thought was a bit overcooked. Filet very good. Crab cake ok.
Service was ok. Our server was very nice, but I didn’t like hearing staff discuss who is taking our table, etc. Talk about that out if earshot! I also spilled water and once I found someone to tell, they handed me some napkins — that was it. No assistance, and then they left all the wet materials to sit there on the table. Did not appreciate that, so not a ton of attention paid.
I’m sure we’ll return, knowing better what to expect in the future.
It was pretty good and steak was cooked nicely! Was disappointed they were out of the dessert we wanted when they only had 4 on the menu to choose from, also we ordered something to take home and half the items listed with the appetizer were missing from the package when we got home.
Love Burger Night! Excellent Beer Selection! Good Fun!
Recommend it highly.
Nice moderately priced wine list. Several craft beer choices.
The crab cake entree was very good and priced fairly. The Mahi Mahi w/lobster risotto was also very good. Portions were average in size.
Would definitely return.
Extremely pleasant experience. Our server, Julie, is very professional and friendly. We spoke with the manager to compliment all of the wait staff. Food is top shelf. Lamb and salmon entrées are remarkable. Wine list is commendable. Keep up the great work.
Service was on the slow side. Soup was delivered as we were still eating our appetizer. However, food was very good and reasonably priced. We will definitely return. Pumpkin mushroom soup was great.
We had a wonderful evening! We are glad we chose Back Burner to celebrate Valentines Day. We wish it was open on Sunday though-actually Valentines Day.
We were celebrating Valentine’s Day, but were very disappointed with our food. I’m not going to go on and on about what was wrong with both of our meals, because my heart goes out to all restaurants and what they have had to endure because of the COVID Pandemic. I know it effects their suppliers, their chefs, and all of the staff. We are trying to do our best to support our local restaurants. We still tipped generously.
I was disappointed in the number of choices on the lunch menu and the fact that they no longer have quiches prepared for lunch. The service was very good and attentive and my crab-cake and side dishes were very good.
Patti was great! We sat at the bar.
Good food. Good service more expensive then I thought but after all it was very tasty
Our sever Julie, was so sweet and full of information. The food was perfect, perfect portion size.
The menu choices were, as always, superb. The filet and the ribeye could not have been better. Our server, Diana, made our entire meal a treat. She is the best! You can be certain that we will be back again.....and again....and again!
Pumpkin mushroom soup a must. Filets done just right!
Great meal and Patty is the best!
Joined another couple for a double date before a night at Longwood Gardens. Everything about this restaurant was exceptional. They seated us by the fire, which offered a pleasant ambiance without being uncomfortably warm. After informing our server we were on a time schedule, she was very friendly and accommodating. We all ordered different appetizers and entrees and all were cooked to perfection & delicious. You really can’t go wrong with the menu. We drank wine, but they also offer an impressive selection of creative seasonal cocktails. The ladies room was clean and well stocked, & everyone abided by current Covid regulations. All in all our visit was a 10/10 and we look forward to dining with them again soon.
Excellent lunch menu, with lots of choices. It was difficult to select, as so many looked wonderful. The waitress was cordial, but not quite proficient with gluten free order. The restaurant noise level was quiet, but it was VERY cold! The temp was set to 64, which is too cold for a winter lunch. Perhaps they need to crank it up for the lunch time, then adjust as necessary.
Our server Patty made our visit wonderful! First time here and happy to support local during this crazy time. Look forward to returning! Great date night!
found this local restaurant and tried it out. They are following all COVID precautions. Food was good. Menu isn't extensive but something for everyone
Amazing food and amazing service! We will definitely be back soon!!
The best burgers and wow what a variety to choose from. The Brussel sprouts are a must. Great burger specials on Tuesdays.
Always a great dining experience at Back Burner. Recommend as a place for a quiet atmosphere and great meal.
Food was outstanding. I expect better trained servers from such a restaurant though.
Good food, pleasant atmosphere. Menu showed planning.
Back Burner Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 239-2314.
Back Burner Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1039 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.