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“Cute little place for a nice lunch”
Review of Back Door Cafe - CLOSED

Back Door Cafe
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Reviewed January 8, 2017

We visited on a cold, windy Saturday. BDC was warm and welcoming with attentive, prompt service. The menu presented so many temptations it was difficult to select which looked the most enticing. I selected the quiche of the day with a cup of chili-vegetable soup. Both were delicious! A small slice of cataloupe, a wedge of pound cake and a few tortilla chips accompanied my selection. One companion had the tuna wrap and the other chose a chicken quesadilla--they were pleased as well. We shared two killer desserts--chocolate-candy cane cake and peanut butter fudge cake. Both were yummy!

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Thank janm410
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Reviewed December 30, 2016

This is a great place for a quiet, casual lunch, especially if you enjoy light fare. Their salads are great - fresh, with a good assortment of greens and accent vegetables - and they are large and filling. The ambiance is nice, and there is an outdoor eating area - albeit a very small one - in the back. Very pleasant in the summer.

The only real negative - and for some people this is a big one - is that in order to get into the cafe, you have to go through a narrow outdoor corridor of sorts between the cafe and the adjacent building. I went to the Back Door Cafe last summer with a friend who is mildly claustrophobic, and that 20 or so foot walk was very unsettling for her.

The price is comparable to the larger chain restaurants, with better food and better atmosphere, so I'd have to call this a good value for the money.

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Thank Peter C
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

I always get the Nutty Tuna Wrap with a house salad and it is very good combination of flavors. They are known for their freshly made tuna. They also have great salads. The atmosphere is always friendly and it has an artistic flair about the decor.

Thank Ron G
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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Wow. This cafe does everything picture perfect from hospitality to service to presentation to menu selections. We thought we knew what great gazpacho was but Bill takes his gazpacho to another level. The two servers, Meg and Emily, managed the entire cafe never missing a detail. They were poetry in motion. It is such a pleasure to dine in a really pleasant atmosphere experiencing really delicious food prepared by a creative chef and efficiently served by upbeat competent servers. The quiche of the day was perfect for the hot day.
Kudos to Chef Bill and the staff.

Thank Chris L
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Reviewed July 16, 2016

Good food, terrific service and an outdoor patio for dogs. Plus is that it's one block from the Dickinson campus.

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