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The Back Creek Bistro

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14415 Dowell Road, Solomons, MD 20629
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff


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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant closing October 24

This has been one of our favorite restaurants in Southern Md. According to the Back Creek Bistro's website, the restaurant will close permanently after 10/24

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
Kevin D
Huntingtown, Maryland
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Good for:
  • Scenic view
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English first
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sorry to see it close. Our go-to-restaurant for special occasions. Great staff and owner. Many enjoyable evenings listening to the jazz and other entertainment.

Thank BaldEagle45
Nashville, Tennessee
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was fortunate enough to find this restaurant years back when t was new and in fact wrote the 2nd review it got here. I was also fortunate enough to be in the area again in mid October and went there for another excellent meal. I was sad to learn from the owner that after 5 1/2 years he was... More 

Thank dexter590
Huntingtown, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

This has been one of our favorite restaurants in Southern Md. According to the Back Creek Bistro's website, the restaurant will close permanently after 10/24

Thank Kevin D
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Pros: I loved the building (old, brick renovation). Loved the setting on the marina and it's west-facing so you can enjoy the sunset. Interior was fine. Hubby had prime rib and he said it was excellent (I was surprised to hear this proclamation since I make prime rib at home and it's off-da-hook, so this must have been very good... More 

Lexington Park, Maryland
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My sister-in-law and I enjoyed a very pleasant evening here on July 4, 2015. Our table was beside the window thus giving us a perfect view of the fireworks at Solomons Island. The view of the sunset came first, also quite lovely. The menue offered a wide variety of seafood and meat options. I enjoyed scallops in an orange sauce,... More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

menu was amazing, prices were on point, staff was friendly, atmosphere was beautiful, and they catered to allergies!!!!

Thank Michael B
Rhode Island
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Went to the Back Creek Bistro for dinner on a Sunday. We had 8:00 reservations and were the only diners in the restaurant. While the staff was probably anxious to finish up, we never felt hurried or rushed. Beautiful sunset views. Food was good, particularly scallops.

1 Thank marymcgol
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

When we scoped out the restaurant earlier in the day, we almost cancelled our reservations. Overgrown 'lawn,' weeds, kind of run-down looking. But we decided to still try it based on the fact that it has live music, and we were looking for a little entertainment. So glad we went in. BEAUTIFUL restaurant inside with a romantic view. The food... More 

1 Thank Kandipix
Alexandria, Virginia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Back Creek Bistro is a fine spot to have a cocktail, watch a sunset, have a fine dinner, and listen to some excellent live music. It’s the only place in Solomons, Maryland that offers all these treats. The drinks are mixed by owner Richard Fitzwater, an expert mixologist. His special Manhattan, made with Maker’s Mark, is a favorite of... More 

Thank wcorkern
Clifton, Virginia
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

there were 6 of us for an early dinner and we were of a varied age group, 19-91. There was no wait for a table (w/o a reservation) service was completely attentive, and our meals were served quickly with rave reviews all around. We recommend the sauteed scallops, the Ahi tuna, any pasta dish...........the negative reviews seen on this site... More 

Thank EJClifton

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14415 Dowell Road, Solomons, MD 20629
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Calvert County  >  Solomons
  • Phone Number: 410-326-9900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view



Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?