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Back Burner Restaurant

425 Hockessin Cors, Hockessin, DE 19707
+1 302-239-2314
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pumpkin soup” (11 reviews)
“filet” (11 reviews)
All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
425 Hockessin Cors, Hockessin, DE 19707
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I received an invitation to be a "substitute" in our local garden group. I accepted the invitation and then was told I need to bring a cheese tray along! I ran into the Back Burner to go and thankfully found Mary! She put together a...More

1  Thank Donna L
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for a drink but our bartender, Aine, suggested we try the $5 happy hour food - so we did. Wow! It was fantastic. We had some gourmet Brussels sprouts along with some bruschetta and a steak salad that were...More

Thank av8r4u
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We had a party of 18 adults and 3 children in a private room. Food was excellent and service perfect. I was so impressed that everyone's dinner came out exactly at the same time. Highly recommend this place for any occasion

Thank Lynn M
Frank M, General Manager at Back Burner Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2017

Hello Lynn, Thanks for the great review! We look forward to seeing you and Jack in the near future. Thanks again for choosing the Back Burner! Frank

Reviewed 24 March 2017

Six friends met for dinner. Our server was very attentive and pleasant. We all had the beef filet and one had it with shrimp scampi and the other with a crab cake. Our meals were delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank amrobinson1820
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We went last week. My wife loves their Pumpkin Mushroom soup.The special for Thursday was a Whole Lobster, some corn on the cob, and a few potatoes for 19.00. It will continue as a special all summer. We plan on eating their a lot on...More

Thank Eric C
Frank M, General Manager at Back Burner Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thanks for the nice review Eric! We will look forward to seeing you on Thursday! Frank

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Back burner has become one of our favorite places. Their pumpkin mushroom soup is hands down the best. We typically sit at the bar, but there is also a main dining room and a small room off the bar with a fireplace. The chef is...More

Thank Sue D
Frank M, General Manager at Back Burner Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Hi Sue! You forgot 1/2 Price wine bottles on Monday! lol But thank you so much for the great review with a little marketing! Frank

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Had lunch today at the Back Burner and everything was delightful as was the server - Dino. I had the pumpkin mushroom soup, oyster poboy, and the bread pudding dessert. All encouraged to have again. Definitely recommend. Kudos and good job!!!

Thank Marilyn S
Frank M, General Manager at Back Burner Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Hello Marilyn, Thanks for the great review! I am glad you enjoyed three of my personal favorites on our menu, and Dino's service! We look forward to seeing you soon! Frank

Reviewed 23 February 2017

WONDERFUL restaurant: spectaculiar foord: the pumpkin soup is marveous: the atmosphere is fabulous: the food choices are wonderfuL it is a great place for celebrations too

Thank danna l
Frank M, General Manager at Back Burner Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Hello Danna, Thank you so much for the great review! Make sure you say hello on your next visit! Frank

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is Back Burner a BYOB?
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
USD 16 - USD 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
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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