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14415 Dowell Road, Solomons, MD 20629
410-326-9900
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
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
Description: www.backcreekbistro.com

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
very nice

great place to relax and eat, especially with music by Bill Breslin. We went with 3 friends and everybody had great time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
bozenap2015
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Saint Mary's City, Maryland
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 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 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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Clifton, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Worst service ever. Had reservation, but waited for quite awhile to even be acknowledged. Took 15 minutes to get menus. An hour and a half to get our meals. Never got our salads. Never served bread (which was listed on menu). Never had drinks refilled. Menu item had a substitution due to being out of a vegetable. Pretty sure it... More 

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Saint Mary's City, Maryland
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

great place to relax and eat, especially with music by Bill Breslin. We went with 3 friends and everybody had great time.

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Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I were in Solomons for our anniversary and decided to try the Back Creek Bistro for our anniversary dinner. The restaurant is a little off the beaten path, but definitely worth the trip. The dining room overlooks the water, so it is a very pretty setting. We did make a reservation, although since it was the off... More 

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Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This place is really close to a 5, but the bottom line is the cost and food quality don't quite get it there. The staff was friendly and prompt. The location is a little off the beaten path, but the view was amazing. The establishment was clean and well appointed. The crab dip obviously did have crab in it, but... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We selected this restaurant for a special anniversary dinner. First they were going to seat us beside the speakers for the guitar player, we asked for a quieter table. We got a quieter table (but the acoustics of the room are still not great for dining). We placed our appetizer order and waited quite a while for the bread, even... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Casual dining with great view of the water and docks. Fun local dining great for picky guest's. Try the Filet Mignon.

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La Plata, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We have not eaten at Back Creek for awhile. I am writing the review because I don't think folks should be taken in by all of the "wonderful" reviews that are listed. We went for dinner as a family and we had a reservation. They lost our reservation and we sat at a very small, hot table for four people.... More 

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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

Description

www.backcreekbistro.com
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?