Backfin Blues

4.8
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475 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff is great! The Eggs Benedict were luscious!

K
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! Seriously the BEST meal we have had out in forever!! Laura was such a great server! We cannot wait to go back!!

PM
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is not our first visit nor will it be our last to Backfin Blues.
The food has always been top notch and well worth the trip to Port De Posit for a meal.

DR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Waitress was on time with everything. Nothing to soon or to late.

t
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great meal. Valentine’s Day dinner in many places is rushed and mediocre at best but at Backfin you can depend on a great meal with great service. We love this place.

SH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We had a great dinner! The Wednesday/Thursday night specials are a great deal!

JC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome always

E
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lobster tail and cocktail were delicious. Sauce on my filet was too salty. I emailed the Chef with my concerns...never received a reply. That was disappointing.

JH
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting in a little town with a lot of character! Food was excellent-best sea bass I’ve ever had and they are quick to prepare any meal exactly as you want. Service was superior-we will definitely drive the hour and a half to return-it’s well worth the drive!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner!

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G
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can never say enough good things about Backfin! Great food, wonderful service and great people all around.

GC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service and great value, as always! We only dine out at Backfin Blues. We tried the rest now we stick with the best!

DM
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Backfin Blues! It’s a quaint, small town restaurant, but with bigger city food flair. We visited for my husband’s birthday and it was so great. The staff had pinned a birthday banner next to the table and a birthday card signed by all the staff on the table. Service was great (as always). We love that we don’t feel rushed there. Chef Bob’s food is always phenomenal. Do yourself a favor and make a reservation to go!!

m
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. Food, service, chef and drinks all amazing. You must try the fresh crab meat with asparagus, best appetizer I have ever had.

DD
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

KK provides outstanding service. Owner / chief chef visited our table. Enjoyed the great customized menu

BM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Backfin Blues is the best restaurant in the surrounding area by far! We drive an hour to go there several times a year. We don’t get to go out often, but when we do it’s always to Backfin. The food, service and atmosphere is excellent every single time. I really can’t recommend it enough.

JC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this Restaurant! Drive from out of town- once a month- stay over at hotel- just to have our favorite meals- recommend very highly!!

LB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had not been to BackFin in awhile due to a busy personal schedule and some issues with food prep at the place since the owner focused his interest on his new location in Havre de Grace. Well, had a great experience this past Sunday (Jan 12). Waitress Gretchen was great (she always is) and the food was back to it's outstanding quality. Kudos! We will be back soon.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our party of 5 had a reservation at 6. We sat near the front windows which was fine except for the proximity to the speakers. We requested twice to have the music moderated. Waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. Two of us had the blackened scallop over mushroom sauce; it was excellent. Others tried the barramundi, stuffed shrimp with crab imperial and crabcake. All plates were all but licked clean! Lobster bisque was also very good but I personally would have liked it a bit more creamy.

N
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Food was amazing and we had great service. Definitely coming back.

g
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had The Crown Filet with imperial crab.Absolutely Superb!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Please improve the ventilation of the cooking area. Our clothes smelled like the kitchen when we left.

DG
West Virginia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Great Food and Excellent Service!! Highly recommend!!

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with friends on New Year's Eve for dinner. As always, the food and service were outstanding! I love Backfin Blues!

OT
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a bar, such a kitchen. Just the best! Tonight: the stroganoff, the scallops, AND, oh, the duck. Always stellar!

G
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very large party for New Years Eve - 30 people. Although we go there all the time and always receive excellent service and food we did not expect the same on this holiday due to the size of our party and the fact that they were super crowded. Well, Sarah and Gretchen and the entire kitchen staff were amazing! Our drinks and food came out quickly and efficiently and was of.course delicious as always! Also, it should be noted that two of the individuals have food allergies and they always take extra care to ensure there are no issues.

Backfin - you nailed it yet again! Chef Bob, you should be very proud! Excellent!

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Imaginative but not over the top. Very enjoyable meal and worth the drive from Baltimore.

KO
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally amazing food.

M
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choices for bourbon and drinks food is always excellent.

JD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for my birthday and food and service was awesome!

CC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good experience. Great food and service.

PA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Backfin Blues never disappoints. Food is excellent. Treat yourself.

KD
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was always excellent, as usual. Chef Bob always makes our food just as we order it (which has some differences from the standard menu), due to dietary issues and preferences. Thank you Chef Bob!!

Our server, Cate, was awesome! Thank you, Cate!

They have a holiday special on gift cards - Spend $100 get $110. Yay!!!

Happy Holidays to everyone there. See you in January.

IS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints.

D
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Ask to sit in the back dining room. We were sat near the door and people were constantly going in and out letting the cold air blow in on us. People would go outside to smoke again letting the cold air and smoke blow in. One person even left the door open. The service and food were the highlights and had we sat in the back away from the door it would have been fantastic.

OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is good and made fresh you can tell. Our server was friendly. I wasn’t thrilled with our seat. Sitting along the kitchen wall is so loud. Be sure to ask to not sit there and you should be fine. Hot crab dip, wedge salad and salmon dish were good.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always consistently excellent.

t
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always! Gretchen took care of us with first class service.

JW
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and Gretchen is always a pleasure!!!

BM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far our favorite restaurant, everything about it is top notch. We’ve been coming here since it opened many years ago and have never had one complaint.