Backfin Blues

4.8
331 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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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints. My husband and I both had the twin crabcakes with lemon aïoli. They were enormous, made with jumbo lump crab and very little filler. I had the broken potatoes, which were crunchy perfection, and my husband had the garlic mash, which were deliciously garlicky, while still being subtle enough to not overpower the more delicate crab. This is my favorite “date night” restaurant, even though it’s 45 minutes and another state away from me.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gretchen was our server and she was fabulous! Food and drinks were delicious.. we love dining at Backfin!

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CH
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would go back . Good food and nice friendly service .

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JH
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All was fine with only the chairs not of sufficient sturdiness to support 6' 4" 250 lb. well fed customer!

Backfin Blues
Responded on April 15, 2019

Jay, thanks for your review! We look forward to your next visit at either one of our locations! Regards, Chef / Owner Bob Steele

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LT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Backfin Blues is our go to restaurant. We live in Havre de Grace just over the bridge and it is worth the drive. Rob makes us feel at home every time we visit . We come for the amazing food. The taste is fresh, creative and perfectly seasoned. Donna and I love to cook at home and really appreciate the care that the chef takes preparing the dishes. The friendly great service at Backfin Blues keeps us coming back. The 3 for 30 was an unexpected treat. We came for Donna's birthday on a Thursday night. We are usually out for dinner on a Saturday.

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TB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, it is my favorite restaurant, it is always a treat to go there, the food is amazing!

Backfin Blues
Responded on April 15, 2019

Tammy, you comments make all the hard work mean something and rewarding! My staff and I truly try to hit the mark every time. We can't wait to see you again, soon! Regards, Owner/Chef Bob Steele

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G
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, everything was hot and tasted great. They were busy so definitely glad we had reservations.

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RL
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So this place is nothing new to me I've been there five or six times since I found it 3 to 4 years ago been taking family and friends down and dinner was great Caitlin when's our waitress and she was top notch once again I'm almost 64 when I find something I like why change a good thing we try to get down couple times a year we're in Delaware 40 minute drive on a nice day while worth the trip food is the best!

Backfin Blues
Responded on April 15, 2019

Ron, what can we say? Your statement is like my mission statement to my staff! People will travel if you can deliver it all, great food and great table service. We may not hit the complete mark all the time, but we will deliver our very best, which should always be better then most! We appreciate you both traveling and your 5 STAR REVIEW! My staff and I cannot wait to see you soon at either one of our locations! Regards, Owner/Chef Bob Steele

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EP
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I, enjoyed everything from the meal to talking to the staff. The price of the meal was about right, we both felt that the manual had a lot to choose from.

Over all, we had a wonderful evening at the Backfin Blues, we looking forward too coming back with friends.

Cheers

Backfin Blues
Responded on April 15, 2019

Edwin, thanks for sharing your thoughts with others! We strive to hit 5 STARS every time we have someone walk through the door. We can't wait to see you and your friends, sooner then later at either one of our locations! Regards, Owner/Chef Bob Steele & Staff

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PC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so good! Food was delicious! Will be back! Thanks kay

Backfin Blues
Responded on April 15, 2019

Paul, Thanks for the 5 STAR REVIEW! I will be sure to let KK know you like the service as well. We look forward to seeing you at either one of our locations. Regards, Owner/Chef Bob Steele

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D
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We truly enjoyed our dinner at Backfin Blues. The location is Port Deposit is just beautiful and the Susquehanna River sits right behind the restaurant along with a riverwalk and additional bars.

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SH
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous food and great presentation. Friendly and prompt service..

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MK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was superb. We were celebrating a special occasion and while Port Deposit is a quaint little town and the restaurant is in what look's like a historic small town store, the inside was not as nicely decorated as I had hoped. There was little noise among the patrons, ---mostly just moderate noise from the kitchen. You can smell everything that is cooking in the kitchen--it's close quarters. It smells wonderful, but some may be sensitive to all the cooking smells. I would have liked it to have more historic type decorations or some kind of theme, or just had it feel a little fancier for the prices we were paying for dinner. We enjoyed our meal and our time together, but I just wish the restaurant "look" was more special.

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JS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable and we plan to come back. A very pleasant experience.

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JH
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Changed seating when we arrived which was not a problem for them, we were lucky & they provided the service!

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DG
Columbus
49 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Food was delicious (highly recommend the porterhouse porkchop) Only 2 complains were music was too loud to converse and long lulls between courses. The pork chop made up for it all.

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SP
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great wait staff, great cooks. I would recommend this place in a second.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food!

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FI
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fabulous in an unpretentious environment. Service was good but this is not a fine dining experience if that’s what you’re going for. Overall the price exceeded the value in my opinion, but I would still go back, so take that for what it’s worth.

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LR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Complements to the chef for another outstanding meal, along with good and friendly service, all leading to a very enjoyable evening

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M
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit, but it won't be our last. Brunch was wonderful!!!! Some of the best wings we have ever had.

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BS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious. From the pre dinner rolls to the crab cakes- everything was on point and perfect.

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S
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our meal experience at Backfin Blues. Food is excellent and the staff is super.

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J
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as i have said before - i would like to leave poor reviews so there is more for me - but I would not as this is one of my favorite restaurants - why - the people that run it and the food is outstanding

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M
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was very good. Small mixup with veggies but no real complaint because what ones I got were very good. Waitress was excellent and so was food.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best food in the area. Our favorite restaurant. Never disappoints.

Backfin Blues
Responded on February 26, 2019

We love and work so hard to earn your comments! My staff and I do our very best to make your evening memorable! We can't wait to see you again as soon as possible at either one of our locations. Regards, Chef / Owner Bob Steele

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LK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the new Chef creations! Chef Sydney is amazing!

Backfin Blues
Responded on February 26, 2019

Lynda, We absolutely love your review and are excited about the opportunity for Chef Sydney success! She has worked hard, starting as a dishwasher, going to culinary school and interning under Chef Bob. My staff and I are looking forward to rewarding you and your friends with awesome menus and delightful craft cocktails, beers and wine! Regards, Chef / Owner Bob Steele

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JW
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!!! We visit often and they always remember our names!

Backfin Blues
Responded on February 26, 2019

Jill, thanks for taking the time out of your day and sharing your thoughts with others. My staff and I are grateful for your 5 STAR rating and so look forward to seeing you soon! Regards, Chef / Owner Bob Steele

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BA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food with friendly service. We had brunch and the omelet was huge. the shrimp was cooked perfectly. I do not like bloody Mary's but I get one every time we visit--they are that good.

Backfin Blues
Responded on February 20, 2019

We are so very glad you enjoyed your brunch! I will be sure to tell Rob he hit your selective Bloody Mary list! We look forward to seeing you soon at either one of our locations! Regards, Chef / Owner Bob Steele

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service great, food was amazing

Backfin Blues
Responded on February 20, 2019

Amazing matches you review and ratings! Thanks for taking the time to review us. We look forward to seeing you soon at either one of our locations! Regards, Owner / Chef Bob Steele Backfin Blues Bar and Grill Backfin Blues Creole de Graw

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J
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always - a fantastic experience - great food, drinks and conversation were had by all. From wait staff to bar keep to chef - this place has it all

Backfin Blues
Responded on February 20, 2019

Jeff, we love that you took the time to share your thoughts with others! We so look forward to seeing you again soon, at either one of our locations. Regards, Chef / Owner Bob Steele

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SP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fabulous except for the bread. The service was also excellent.

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m
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner on Saturday was exceptional. Our server, Gretchen, was the best. Our dinners were great. I had crab cakes and my husband had, he said, the best filet he ever had. To top off my evening, I had a wonderful chocolate martini which was good enough to lick the glass. I didn’t but I really wanted to. Keep up the good work and we will see you soon. Joan Metzbower

Backfin Blues
Responded on February 20, 2019

Joan, thanks for all your comments from the filet to licking your glass, which I approve of! I will be sure to let Gretchen know her service was appreciated! We so look forward to seeing you soon as well at either one of our locations! Regards, Chef / Owner Bob Steele

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G
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Is it wrong I’ve been there twice in a weekend? Fantastic food, great service and I always feel like I’m dining with friends. I guess I kind of am! See you next week!

Backfin Blues
Responded on February 20, 2019

My staff and I have to tell you, your comments is what we fight thru for every day! We too look forward to seeing you soon at either one of our locations! Regards, Chef / Owner Bob Steele

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JD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were there for Valentine's Day. It was great, as usual!

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NO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

food was good but it was very loud, staff did a fine job

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p
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Backfin Blues several times and our experiences are always very satisfying. The food is great especially the mussels. The lava cake desert was to die for. Our waitress Gretchen was very thoughtful and gracious. You are missing a great place if you haven't been here.

Backfin Blues
Responded on February 20, 2019

Phillip, thanks for taking the time to review us! Our servers kick butt and certainly Gretchen is one of them. We look forward to seeing you soon at either one of our locations! Regards, Chef / Owner Bob Steele

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r
Baltimore
52 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Meal was fantastic. We both had the double lobster tails that were perfectly cooked! Delicious! Expensive but worth it!

Backfin Blues
Responded on February 20, 2019

South African Lobster is the best in the world! We love your 5 Star review and look forward to seeing you soon at either one of our locations! Regards, Chef / Owner Bob Steele

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l
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal with our family last Sunday! The food was well prepared and served promptly! They have a very nice brunch menu and the servers are knowledgeable and friendly. We will be back!

Backfin Blues
Responded on February 20, 2019

My staff and I appreciate your 5 STAR Brunch review! We so look forward to seeing you soone at either one of our locations. Regards, Chef / Owner Bob Steele

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Past this place over a 100 times. The food was awesome.

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