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Back Burner Restaurant

425 Hockessin Cors, Hockessin, DE 19707
+1 302-239-2314
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pumpkin soup” (11 reviews)
“filet” (12 reviews)
“surf and turf” (4 reviews)
All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
425 Hockessin Cors, Hockessin, DE 19707
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here for my daughter’s birthday. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff...ask for Tina, she was happy to make great suggestions and provided top-notch service! We were all hungry for something different, and everything we ordered was delicious! From surf and turf to salad to wings to...More

Thank M W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

10-11-17 Took a party of seven from church to this restaurant for lunch. We had been to the Dupont house near by and one of the ladies had lived in the area years ago and was familiar with the Back Burner. What a winning choice....More

Thank Bob1789
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here a lot years ago when my parents lived in area. Over the last 10 years probably here once a year but don't think we had dined in for probably 2-3 years. We were going to be here on a Sat night and from...More

Thank M C
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Excellent food. Very slow service. The experienced waitstaff was very friendly and efficient. The newer staff not so much. Two hours for a main course hamburger was a bit long of a wait. The pork belly was delicious and perfectly cooked. The pumpkin mushroom soup...More

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 29 September 2017

My wife and I went here with a friend from our college days. The food was excellent and the service was spot on, if a little frantic. We don't get to see our friend very often, so the quiet atmosphere was perfect for our get-together....More

Thank slaterinde
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Great American fare from seafood to steak it's a mouthwatering experience. You must try the Pumpkin Mushroom Soup to get a taste of the warm homey feeling Back Burner can create. There is also a to-go shop so that you can bring home a taste...More

Thank VisitWilmingtonDE
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We joined good friends here for dinner and neither of us had dined here before - what a treat! This is a very comfortable, very nice restaurant tucked away in a shopping center in Hockessin. Our server was doubling as the bartender as we arrived...More

Thank Staecy A
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The hostess misrepresented items and also charged for items we did not order. Two of us went there and one person ordered a soup. But when the bill came there were charges for 2 soups. One lamb item was prepared well. Another person ordered a...More

Thank Casey C
Frank M, General Manager at Back Burner Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Hello Casey, First off I personally would like to apologize for your less than perfect experience at the Back Burner! It seems to me you were given inadequate service along with very poor communication from your server. I can assure you there are no shady...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017

This gem of a restaurant is tucked at the back of the upscale Casual Marketplace. The decor was understated and welcoming and we were seated in a quiet corner as I'd previously requested on "Open Table". Our pleasant and accommodating waitress Tina served our 2...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The Back Burner in Hockessin is a very good place to eat! The food is very good; and also attractive. They specialize in Sweet Potato-Mushroom soup and Crab Cakes. I have had the soup, the crab cake dinner and crab cake sandwich, their house salad,...More

Thank hasbet1
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6 January 2017|
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Response from gmom44 | Reviewed this property |
No you can not BYOB, called restaurant to verify
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 Hockessin Cors, Hockessin, DE 19707
    (Old Lancaster Pike)
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Hockessin
  • Phone Number: +1 302-239-2314
  • E-mail
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