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“Best Breakfast In Milton”
Review of The Backyard

The Backyard
Ranked #2 of 32 Restaurants in Milton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Backyard. A market, restaurant and bakery focusing on seasonal and local foods. Traditional favorites and new ideas.
Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

The menu is a little on the snooty side, but I'm not complaining. The food was delicious, the employees were fun and friendly, and the atmosphere was nice. You can tell that some love went into the preparation of the food and the grits are absolutely out of this world.

It was a particularly slow morning when we went, so I can't describe what it is like during peak hours, but our breakfast experience was great.

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Thank Yanick R
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

The restaurant has some advantages, the food is somewhat interesting and there is a back deck and back yard for those who prefer the open air. Unfortunately, the terrible service ruins the experience. We spent one hour and thirty five minutes consuming breakfast only after requesting silverware, salt, water and waiting, waiting, waiting.

Needless to say, Milton isn't Paris, fine extended dinning isn't the norm in the country.

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4  Thank elvicat
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was our first time going to this restaurant. I read the reviews of others before going. I noted that the excellent reviews were from May and it is clear that they have dropped off this rating now that they are in peak season. First of all, the kitchen believes that the spice of the day is salt. It is used way too much in everything. We had the crab fries - over done, salty and the bits of crab were tasteless. The calamari is too crusty and also overdone. I agree with another reviewer that the sauces served with the calamari are too thick to be used for dipping. The crab cakes are expensive, salty, tasteless and mushy. The filler is a strange substance. It is just not right that they have cheap wines to offer and are charging over four times retail for a bottle. Even the high price Rehoboth restaurants don't charge this mark up. Other mains had by people in are party were OK, but again, they complained of the too liberal use of salt. So, I have to give them a poor rating. but hope that they read this and adjust their kitchen techniques and wine prices. It would be nice for them to succeed, but they need to build positive reputation and work for it.

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Thank TomWall60
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

Good, but not yet the best. We ordered fried calamari, a caprese hamburger, a grilled shrimp and quinoa salad, and a key lime tart. The best item by far was the key lime tart, excellent.. It had true key lime character on a crumb crust that perfectly accented the lime filling. It was topped with whipped cream and a half strawberry with some flavorful strawberry coulis underneath, an excellent presentation The calamari friti were crunchy and tender. There were two dipping sauces, a garlic aioli & jalapeno jam. Both sauces were very flavorful, but we found them too thick to adhere to the calamari. The grilled shrimp in the salad were a mixed bag. Three or four were very tasty, but two had a pronounced iodine flavor. The hamburger was good, but I have had better. It was garnished with lettuce, tomato, roasted red peppers, and mozzarella cheese, a tasty combination. I ordered it cooked medium. And, so it was, but it was quite dry, not at all juicy. I'm sure that I would have liked it better, if I had ordered it cooked medium rare. It would have been more moist. The french fries with the burger were hot and crisp, but like too many places these days, they were not consistently colored, some a very dark brown, a few even darker. While crisp initially, they became soggy after a couple of bites of the hamburger..

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Thank JamesBenson
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

While we have a few relatively minor criticisms of this restaurant overall it is a very good place to eat; particularly for Milton. During this dinner visit we had the Mediterranean Dip; Pork Loin; Stuffed Chicken and spring Pasta with a Crab Cake. None of us had any complaints. The food was the proper temperature, the presentation good and the portion size was quite ample. We topped the meal off with coffee and delicious desserts. Service has never been a problem when we have eaten at The Backyard -- be it either breakfast, lunch or dinner. While we have never used it they do have outdoor seating, which appears to be very nice. The traffic flow for the servers can get a little crazy considering the location of the kitchen. A few things we would like to see management change are they charged us for extra bread to go with the Mediterranean Dip. While only a $1 it is the optics of us spending about $150 for the meal and being charged for such a small item as extra bread. Also, it would be nice to have larger water glasses and a larger selection of desserts (there were only 3 choices on the menu). If you can't find a dessert you like on the menu their onsite bakery is great. For dinner try to get there between 5:00 and 6:00, after that it can get busy and a little loud.

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1  Thank Don34039
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