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The Back Creek Bistro

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14415 Dowell Road, Solomons, MD 20629
410-326-9900
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5:00 pm - 8:30 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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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
Lovely sunset plus very good food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
marymcgol
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Rhode Island
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Lexington Park, Maryland
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

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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!!!!

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Rhode Island
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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.

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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 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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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 

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Clifton, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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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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