Backfin Blues

4.7
545 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Backfin Blues Bar & Grill offers the freshest, most succulent seafood, juicy Black Angus Steaks and Prime Rib, craft beer, specialty Martinis and after-dinner drinks; all hand crafted and made-to-order for your enjoyment. We do in-house and catered events. Chef Bob invites you to join him in his delectable living room. Sit back and enjoy some of the finest cuisine around, along with daily revolving specials !
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JulieM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so excited to get back down to Backfin Blues! It was the spot of our first date.
Food is so so good and the service was excellent! Thank you for a great meal and experience.

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vipTAS6082
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant ❤️❤️❤️We make it a monthly event. Everything from the food to the service spectacular!!!! They treat you like family and go above and beyond to please. It’s worth the 40 minute drive.

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Churchville
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of our favorite restaurants. There is always something creative/innovative on the menu which we love.

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Missy
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great. No complaints! We had a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Ask for well done for my steak and it came out pink!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I came for Valentine’s Day. The food was very good, but the appetizers were small portions not commiserate with the price.

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David04
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food an service were outstanding,
we would recommend Backfin Blues to anyone looking for an upscale evening.

JK
JessicaK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food. Little pricey, but expected for that area.

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AnneP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Meal was excellent and service was great. Take a sweater- it was very chilly!

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JoyceH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love dining at Backfin Blues! The food is always wonderful and the staff are amazing! I had the crab cake and it was the best I’ve ever had. Looking forward to returning!

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious meal as always! Rib eye and crab cake and roasted Brussels excellent!

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KarenH
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Crab dip was some of the best we've ever had and cajun snapper was fantastic. Only reason we gave 4 starts was because we were seated near door and every guest that stopped to be seated held door open so it was cold at times. Will go again!

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RobertB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great here.

JW
JillW
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was great! The crab cakes are my personal favorite. The Brussel sprouts are amazing. I think I could order those alone.
Service was excellent.
Even our daughters kids meal exceeded expectations.
It’s always nice to be welcomed with smiles.

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James
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Halibut was outstanding! Service was superb but not rushed. Great night to relax with good friends and good food.

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SteveW
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Had the blackened swordfish it was salty and dried out. Chef Bob was not there Wednesday night. Lobster bisque was great. We've eaten there many times over the years this was not their best effort.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Backfin blues is a great restaurant! Located in a cute little town in port deposit. I have been many times and have never been disappointed! Definitely a must try.

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vipMarkB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu! Great service and food! I had the Chesapeake eggs Benedict. Excellent! And I love their Bloody Mary!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year’s brunch

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LouM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

BackFin is usually very good but this time not so much. They were using the New Years eve menu on January 2 and with few options the prices were outrageous. Again, I would not have cared too much if the food was outstanding. It wasn't. I got the surf and turf and while the steak was tender there really wasn't much taste to it and the jumbo ship on top had no seasoning or topping and it was dry to the taste. On top of that our server Arial was really not into giving us a great experience. I had to ask for bread, refills and one person from our party of 6 had to get up to ask her for a drink from the bar. Just seemed she was more into her phone then checking up on her customers; especially a party of six were the lowest price dinner was $47. We love BF and will go back, we just didn't have a good experience this time.

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Mart
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meals, and the laid-back, relaxed vibe. This place NEVER disappoints.

SM
SharonM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have come here several times now. Most recently for my birthday. The food has always been excellent. Well worth the price paid. The service on our last trip was very good too. I wish I remembered the name of our server. She was so nice and and helpful with our selections.

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KathyM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can't go wrong with Backfin Blues. The food is outstanding, as is the service and atmosphere. It's fine dining in a casual atmosphere.

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vipLaurieF
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I am still completely blown away by the meal we had at Backfin. I am from FL where seafood is plentiful, but there is nowhere in FL that could possibly top this place. We all had the Stuffed Shrimp, and I expected shrimp with stuffing on top. What arrived at the table was one of the most outstanding dinners ever. The shrimp was tucked under the most delicious crab imperial. There was so many flavors happening with this dish I cannot adequately describe it. Simply delicious. And then there were the broken potatoes. So good. If you find yourself anywhere near Port Deposit, MD, and you like crab, do not miss the opportunity to go to Backfin.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Backfin blues never disappoints. Stuffed shrimp is my favorite. My husband loves mako shark and was super happy to see this on the menu. Delicious

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TammyM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always.

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Bushey
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The appetizers and main courses were hot and delicious. However, the side dishes vegetables and starch arrived either lukewarm or almost cold. I guess that the kitchen needs to pay more attention to temperature control when plating.

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BethW
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! It's my favorite restaurant. The food is consistently delicious and the service is excellent.
I can't say enough good things about it. Omg try the Filet au poivre!!!It is insanely good. The chocolate lava cake is so yummy too.
You gotta go there!

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vipBillS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fantastic as it always is. Best eggs benedict anywhere with outstanding service.

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CollegeProf1
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice, even with their limited menu. I had the crab soup which was delicious and ths stuffed mushroom appetizer! Excellent!
My wife had the stuffed shrimp, also EXCELLENT!
Advice to customers, IF is raining, DO NOT park at the foot of the restaurant. Park on a hill or incline. It was raining lightly when we got there. So I parked at the back level parking area. After torrential rain while dining, my wife and I had to traverse the flooded back parking area that had about 4 to 5 inches of water to get to our car.

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BethO
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was fantastic. My husband got the breakfast pasta and couldn’t stop eating it, (even though he was already very full). We will definitely be making the trip from Baltimore to try some more of your delicious dishes in the very near future.

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WhitG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Never disappointed here. Had the filet and it was perfectly cooked and you could have cut it with a butter knife. Had a crab on crostini appertizer and I’m not sure what the sauce was but it was a home run.

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JohnS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We enjoyed the food and service. Lobster was great and so was the stuffed shrimp. Only negative was the game show volume on the TV. It was louder than the background music. It took away from our dining experience.

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Churchville
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of our favorite places. We look forward to their email each week to see the imaginative offerings. The food is always delicious and service outstanding.

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Beth
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT food and service, as always. Highly recommend for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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RichardM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for a fair price. We sat at the bar and had friendly service from the bartender.

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vipBillS
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Backfin never disappoints. The food, drinks and staff are the best !!

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michaelm
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Back Fin Blues. The food and service are always outstanding. Thanks for being our “go to” special place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent - food was delicious and portions were generous. Thinking of trying brunch next...

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SherriR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was awesome. Our table was close to the kitchen and it was very loud.

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You can order delivery directly from Backfin Blues using the Order Online button. Backfin Blues also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 378-2722.

Backfin Blues is rated 4.7 stars by 545 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.