Backfin Blues

4.8
688 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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional as always. Service was also wonderful!

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DiannaZ
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Sunday brunch. Food is outstanding. Sometimes made to order to accommodate special dietary needs. Service always excecellent. Attentive & always with a special welcome & smile. Make this your special place. You will not be sorry.

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SarahE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious from the appetizer to dessert. The waitress was beyond sweet. Ambiance is cozy! Cannot say enough good things about this place.

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KathleenR
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a special night out or when you are in the mood for special food, this is the place. Stuffed Rockfish and filet mignon au Poivre were perfect, as were the espresso and vodka martinis. Great, friendly service. Relaxed dining. Thank you Backfin for a wonderful evening.

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vipguru
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch amazing as usual.My girlfriend had the poached eggs on an English muffin with Canadian bacon,hollandaise sauce and crabmeat.I had the chipped beef gravy over toast with the hand cut rosemary hash browns..Both were very well prepared and delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

been here several times & always good meal. this time food was fine but restaurant was very smoky…from burnt toasts or something.

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Foodie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. We will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fantastic hosts of our Airbnb at Rolling Hills Ranch suggested this place for dinner, and it did not disappoint! Our server, Coral, was very friendly and attentive, and our steak and pork chops were divine. The ambiance was really cute too. Even though it was busy tonight it still felt intimate. We’ll be sure to return. Reservations strongly suggested.

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GPWin
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant came through for us again!

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Xnuc
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is very good, service very friendly and made for an enjoyable evening. Great bartender, best drinks (crushes)!

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vipFredF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

We frequent often, Great service and atmosphere. Kitchen must have had an off night as 3 of 4 meals were not up to par. A little disappointed we were not offered any good will concession when mentioned. Will likely give them another chance as the food is normally wonderful.

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vipLaurieF
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was my third time at Backfin, and it was as good as my first visit. This place is truly a gem, a place you’d never suspect has the food and service quality of a 4-5 star restaurant. We all enjoyed our meals, from the crab and artichoke appetizer to the crab cake entrees. This has become one of my favorites. Looking forward to my next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience great food and a great waitress Jackie!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and good service! Will definitely be back in the future!

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vipKeithM
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as usual!

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George
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was Delicious. Waitress staff excellent even with a large crowd from a wedding there .

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viplmelko
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was delicious. We were seated outside on patio due to a private wedding inside. It was raining & our tablecloth got wet, but the owners daughter was very attentive & changed the wet tablecloth immediately. The service was attentive.

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JaniceT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The best service I have had in a while! Hostess was friendly, efficient, and helpful; was quick to make a couple of adjustments for a water-drip from the outdoor covering (it was raining pretty hard when we got there). Wait staff was knowledgeable and helpful with any questions we had about the food or drink menu. Coral was amazing, friendly, and efficient - definitely a keeper! Everyone there was spot-on!

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winendine
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Food was excellent and service was very good despite hosting a wedding reception in another room at the same time. Did not disappoint!

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SusanM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great food and service! Would highly recommend!

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RobertY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad meal whenever we are there. Meals are so unique, made with fresh veggies , Just so yummy !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic restaurant, we go there for brunch every Sunday.

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viprbdiner
Baltimore
75 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience as always. Great outdoor seating. Food was excellent. Had the large lobster tail. Husband had Peking duck. Both were great. Service was perfect too. We’ll be back!!!

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vipTAS6082
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t ever get enough of the experience here. From Food, to being treated like family. Service is outstanding. Even in the days of Covid when getting good service is hard to find. They go above and beyond as a team to give exceptional service every time

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AndreaR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and awesome service. Loved the amberfish and was thrilled the waitstaff offered an additional side option since we are limiting starches. Good wine selection and a lovely outdoor dining experience. Will definitely be back!

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Cynthia
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was vey good. Service was very slow but I appreciated the fact that they explained they were short staffed as we were being seated. That’s to be expected in this Covid era. I’d definitely return.

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Elton325
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Brunch service was a little slow today due to a large group of guests. I ordered a Belgium waffle but got French Toast. We already waited so long that I chose not to say anything. We were there 2 hours which was too long for a party of two.

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vipMAfromLA
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in Baltimore but travel up to Port Deposit to visit this restaurant - it is simply my favorite!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Sunday brunch. My husband had the eggs Benedict with filet mignon and I had crab cake. We also had pork belly over cornbread. It was simply one of the best meals we’ve had in recent memory. The food was absolutely delicious. The service was great and it was a very charming restaurant. Highly recommend!

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BrandonM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and freindly atmosphere. Highly recommend

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WaltN
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went for brunch and it was great. The only problem was presenting the "Local Flavor" gift card. They said they couldn't take it because we had to spend $45. I pointed out that that said it was for take-out. After waiting for over 20 minutes for a resolution it was determined that we only had to spend $30. as was stated on the certificate. We also asked 3 times for a bag to put remains in and that was never fulfilled by our waitress. The brunch was tremendous but spoiled a bit by mix up.

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DavidsonJack
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We decided to do brunch and were pleasantly surprised by not only our easy requested accommodation outside but also the new value priced special of 3 eggs etc for $9. Bailie, our server, could not have been any more pleasant and welcoming. We also got to chat with owner Bob Steele who visited out table. Great way to start a Sunday!!!

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vipJillW
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Backfin! The food is amazing and staff and service is awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful gem in the heart of Port Deposit! Food, drinks, service and ambiance were all top notch. Will definitely be back.

JR
JoanR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome like always. Service was remarkable. Our server was very helpful with the menu.

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Renaldo
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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cliff
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grilled Caesar salad and blackened Ahi tuna were really good

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JohnS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent. The waitresses were pleasant, knowledgeable of the menu and we could not ask for anything more. The main courses were cooked to perfection and we said as much to them. If I had to point out a very minor complaint, it was the stuffed mushrooms - they were prepared as a casserole - not what I expected but good.

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Lynn
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were on the covered porch. Everything was great, food, service and the bloody Mary's are exceptionally good.

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DawnJ
E. Tennessee
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was delicious!

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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 4.8 stars by 688 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.