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“Delicious and elegant!”
Review of The Back Creek Bistro - CLOSED

The Back Creek Bistro
Price range: US$12 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian, American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Fine dining on the waterfront with a relaxed atmosphere. We feature Prime Rib, Swordfish, Rack of Lamb, Lobster, Blue Crab, and the best Burger in town. Featuring live Jazz, Cocktails and Wine. Great for special occasions and everyday dining.
Maryland
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Delicious and elegant!”
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Recently had dinner at the Back Creek Bistro in Solomons. The meal was delicious and the restaurant was a delight. Excellent service, as well. We will definitely return. A perfect evening out with good friends!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Mann6
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English first
Southern MD
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not going back”
Reviewed 26 July 2013

We went there when they first opened, Things should be good then but they were lacking. Party of 5, composed of 4 adults and one child. None of us considered going back. I had the worst chicken almondine thing. Even my un-picky hubby thought it was gross.Tough over cooked steaks. Cocktails were not good either.

Visited August 2012
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2 Thank shmltn
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Mount Airy, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A hidden gem in Solomon's”
Reviewed 21 July 2013

My husband and I read a review in a boating magazine and decided we would try it out! They need more advertising! Larger signage...if you go up to the building from the first level (near the water) you have no idea there is a restaurant tucked upstairs. So a sign with arrows and maybe a menu on the marina level would help attract more diners.
We went with a party of 6 and everyone loved their meals! My husband had the pork and I had the salmon - both were just wonderful! Great detail was put into the presentation. They had live (quiet) music. The view is just beautiful. Our waitress was very good. Oh! And the passion fruit martini's were just wonderful! A great overall experience for a quiet, romantic dinner.

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank mchokanson h
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Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Blue Crab Gnocci!”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We go to Back Creek Bistro often. It's a great little find tucked away behind the main drag of Solomons. The restaurant is small, but not too small to accomodate both a few larger tables and several small tables and you can catch a gorgeous sunset over the bridge from most tables. There is a small, but friendly bar where you'll often find locals and semi-locals from the marinas catching up and enjoying a casual, delicious meal.
I've had 2 dishes (and order them repeatedly): The seafood linguini, the blue crab gnocci, and the champagne scallops. Let's go with the gnocci - it's pretty unique to Back Creek Bistro. The gnocci is plump and there is a more-than-ample amount of delicious lump crabmeat, all tossed together by a richm delicious, white vodka sauce. YOu will NOT be disappointed!
Another added bonus is the live enertainment. Mostly of the lounge nusic genere, but the performers are all genuinely talented and it's just one of the added bonuses that you aren't likely to find anywhere else in the Solomons/Lusby area.

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Anna P
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Not so memorable”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Not many choices in Solomons. This one was OK. On the night we ate there, there were too few wait staff -- and they seemed less experienced. Food was OK, but not great. View across water was good. "Live music" was sad.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank W S
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