Blue Fin - Columbia

4.3
355 reviews
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$30 and under
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Low Country
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  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch

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About

New to the Village at Sandhill, Blue Fin brings the taste of Charleston to Columbia with a Metropolitan flair. With an upscale casual atmosphere, Blue Fin can accommodate any occasion from the everyday to special nights out.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Low Country, Southern, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch/Brunch: 11am - 2:45pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
Bar Hour: Thurs - Sat open until 2am, open late other days depending on business
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Phone number
(803) 865-7346
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Private dining room can hold up to 30 people. Entire restaurant can also be booked and holds 200 people. Great for rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, holiday celebrations or private business meetings.
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Private party contact
John Hankins: (866) 323-1573
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Catering
Catering available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Clemson Road and Two Notch Road
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 355 People Are Saying
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Charlotte
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Frequent Blue Fin regularly, always great food and service.

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Charleston
4.0
Dined on June 18, 2018

The food and service were outstanding, but the temperature inside was at least 75-76 degrees.

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Charleston
5.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

Good as always. Great service and excellent food. Drinks are very good too. Highly recommend this restaurant,

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DE
5.0
Dined on May 14, 2018

My server and m anager were fabulous and very understanding when my date got lost and got there 15 minutes before closing. I had already ordered for him and they were gracious and allowed him to eat.

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Charlotte
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Everything we had was tasty and well seasoned from the shrimp and grits to the salmon to the pasta and shrimp to the fried fish platter. How do I know? Because I tasted everybody's plate.

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Baltimore
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day dinner was wonderful!

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3.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Overall is was a decent experience. The positive side is we didn’t wait long because we had a reservation. The food was mediocre. My sister in law requested a slight addition to the entree and the chef said no. The waitress was friendly which helped.

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New York Area
4.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

The food and atmosphere were fine, but the service was painfully slow. I don't think it was the servers fault, but it took a solid 45 minutes from ordering to receiving our food.

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KC
5.0
Dined on May 11, 2018

The food was amazing as well as the service. We were sat immediately with our reservations and our server brought us all water as she greeted the table. Cocktails came within 5 minutes and appetizers were very quick as well. Our entrees were served within 5-8 minutes of finishing our appetizers. No complaints at all. Everything was delicious and I'd recommend it to anyone who loves seafood.

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Mexico City
2.0
Dined on April 5, 2018

Shabby interior, dirty bathrooms, and bland food. Overall, very disappointing experience.

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Nashville
3.0
Dined on April 1, 2018

Didn’t have several menu items. Service acceptable but distracted.

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Charleston
5.0
Dined on March 28, 2018

Everything about the meal was amazing, our server, Shayla. even brought us a sauce that didn’t come with our spring rolls that paired amazingly. The steak was great and the pork chop was delicious! Thank you for a great night out Shayla!

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Raleigh
4.0
Dined on March 26, 2018

good food, nice selection, excellent service. would recommend

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Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on March 24, 2018

Exceptional service, good food. Will return and try other items on the menu.

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Charlotte
3.0
Dined on March 15, 2018

Staff was friendly and waitress was attentive but stretched thin. Food was OK, but took far too long to come out for a lunch shift. Not memorable. Just Eh.

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Charleston
5.0
Dined on March 11, 2018

Meal and service were exceptional, environment very conducive for conversation. Menu choices offered great variety. Overall, highly recommended!

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Charleston
5.0
Dined on March 10, 2018

Salmon was awesome! Had oyster Rockefeller and it was the best we have had!

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Charlotte
3.0
Dined on March 5, 2018

No need to go. Class C cuts of food
Preparation and presentation one step above Long John Silvers.

If read my reviews, this level of condemnation is very rare. The price to quality ratio (P/Q) is a 4 out of 10.
Advice to restaurant: Just reduce your price or start a buffet line.

Seriously, connective tissue in “ahi” tuna? Steak with 30% fat waste and connective tissue st your prices is simply criminal.
I hope you take this constructively to improve. Thank god for your bar.

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Memphis
4.0
Dined on March 4, 2018

This was my second time at Blue Fin, but this time it was for brunch. The food was excellent. However the service was very slow. It was a table of 3 and we were seated immediately because we had reservations. Our waitress did not come take our drink order for another 11 minutes. It took her another 7 or 8 minutes for her to bring our waters. We finally got our drinks and then we ordered. It didn't take too long for the food to come out, but our waitress didn't check on us until we were done eating so we didn't get any refills on our waters or anything.

It wasn't crowded so I'm not sure if some of the workers just called out that day or what. I had a great time at Blue Fin for dinner, but this experience at brunch was not the best.

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VP
5.0
Dined on February 18, 2018

The atmosphere was great, the service impeccable and the food fantastic. The location was absolutely perfect!

If there was one thing that I would change, it would be the cracked leather on the seat cushions. It sort of takes away from the atmosphere when you are being seated. Once you'reseated, you forget about it, but it would definitely improve the upscale ambiance to have the seating repaired.

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Memphis
4.0
Dined on February 18, 2018

Service was awesome and super fast. Food was also great.

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Charleston
2.0
Dined on February 17, 2018

I'm sorry but we were not impressed. We just moved here from Charlotte and this place had good reviews so we tried it. My husband and I both were disappointed in the food and drinks. My cocktail tasted like sugar water and the food was very bland. The service was great. We won't be back though.

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Charleston
4.0
Dined on February 14, 2018

The atmosphere was pretty good. I enjoyed it and will go back again

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Charlotte
5.0
Dined on February 14, 2018

It was Valentines Day so I was patient with the waiter. However it was still rather slow considering the amount of servers and runners working that night. The food could have used a tad bit more seasoning and it’d be nice if the restaurant offered complimentary rolls while you wait on your food. Once the server finally came to our table, he was very courteous and we were pleased with his service overall aside from the fact that he did take a while to approach us. The cuisine at the restaurant is described as being low country so it’d benefit the restaurant to actually research authentic low country cuisine to add a few more authentic meals to help expand their menu selection.

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Jacksonville
5.0
Dined on February 14, 2018

Blue Fin was a great last minute Valentines dinner spot. Great food, decent wine list and superb service. Don’t be scared off by the outdoor mall setting. One of the best options in the NE/Fort Jackson area.

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Charleston
5.0
Dined on February 14, 2018

Had the Atlantic salmon it was awesome!

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Western NC
5.0
Dined on February 10, 2018

We have she crab soup appetizer and Oysters Rockefeller they were both excellent. Our server was very attentive salad main course were both excellent I would recommend the pork chop. We had decaf coffee with our dessert excellent evening

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Charleston
3.0
Dined on February 4, 2018

very far drive for us. However waitress was phenomenal. The food was ok. Had a groupon so that helped

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Charleston
5.0
Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food and service. However, there should be more dessert options

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Charleston
3.0
Dined on January 19, 2018

If you're looking for drinks and great appetizers this is the place. Other than that the entrees are horrible. Overly salted and not fresh.

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Charleston
5.0
Dined on January 16, 2018

Best food we had in Columbia. Staff is friendly and attentive.

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Charleston
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Great dinner date at bluefin. Food service and everything outstanding.

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Charleston
3.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

The Fish was over cooked!

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Charleston
4.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

Second visit for spouse and I. Food and service good, but restaurant beginning to look a little tired. Of concern was also a faint but pungent odor -- like booths had been wiped down with an old damp towel??
Did not mention to the manager (? we assume), who was very friendly and checked on us a couple times (positive point!).
Not sure we'll go back.

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Charleston
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Blue Fin holds a special place in my heart as I have gone there to celebrate birthdays, had date night there as well as gone for drinks with friends

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Charleston
3.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

The reason we didn't give an outstanding review overall was due to this being New Year's Eve and there were no specials

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Chicago
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

The wife and I ate at Blue Fin on New Year’s Eve and had a great experience. Food was good and Michael our server did a great job. We will be back.

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Charleston
5.0
Dined on December 23, 2017

Outstanding service, and delicious food, made for a delightful evening with family.

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Charleston
5.0
Dined on December 21, 2017

The dining experience was amazing!

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Charleston
5.0
Dined on December 9, 2017

Very good food and selection. Excellent service. Private room for parties.

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