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Blue Fin - Columbia

4.2
534 Reviews
$30 and under
Low Country
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 534 people are saying
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FredS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased. Exceptional meal and service. Server “Gabby” very attentive.

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vipCaramel719
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice area, décor, and staff was amazing. Food was also good and very good procing. They had karaoke on Friday night was very entertaining!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and a very attentive wait staff. The food was fantastic, the drinks were delicious, all in all, a great experience.

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viptweety
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We had eaten here a few months ago and enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere so we decided to go back. A complete 360. The food was decent but nothing more. The service was not very good, we were rushed and our server even asked if we wanted dessert while 2 people were not even 1/2 way finished. The worst part is that they started Karaoke at around 8 pm and it was loud and awful. Based on this night we will not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent with lots of choices at moderate prices. Great service. A little “less fancy” than expected. Atmosphere basically an upscale bar and grill. We had dressier clothes on but jeans would b just fine. Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious food and very good prices and service

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DianaP
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food served by very excellent servers. Would recommend restaursnt to my friends and family.

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CarolM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We are out of...the response to every question. Not the best experience

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kamran
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Delayed service. “We are backed up in kitchen”. They were out of martini glasses. Out of bread!! “bread is hard!”.
Soup tasted so bad that wasn’t eatable. Calamari was out of a cheap frozen bag at local grocery store.
Food was made by amateurs and tasted terribly.
Blu fin is no longer on our list for dining. It’s a shame because they used to be very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for our 5th Wedding Anniversary, my wife and I love this place most times we go there for special occasions and they didn't disappoint.

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CharlieC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Several years ago, this place was just terrible, but we tried it three months ago and it was good. So invited some friends to dine with us and everyone's food was great and the service was even better.

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viptweety
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was spot on. Calamari was tender, shrimp and grits excellent, the ahi tuna was great and the pork chop fantastic. Oh, yes the creme brûlée of the evening was really good. Our waitress was super . I will return in a few weeks.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Party of 1 visiting the area on business. I ordered the she crab soup, which was good. The catfish entree, on the other hand, was way too spicy and heavily seasoned. The broth took away from the fish and the seasoning was overpowering.

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JeremyM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really loved the food! Great waitress as well! Overall a GREAT place!

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SherrielB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the Sunday Brunch. The crab cakes and French toast were divine and you can not beat$3 mimosas.

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CharlieC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We visited this place two years ago and it was simply terrible, but a friend suggested that we give them another chance, and I am glad we did. It is not the greatest atmosphere, but with the improved service and food quality, I recommend this restaurant. It is one of the best restaurants in northeast Columbia, SC

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding great service

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JackN
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best swordfish I’ve ever had and I’ve had a lot all over the US.

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vipAnttraveseSmith
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Hmmm...I was a bit thrown off by the karaoke going on. Complete distraction from the conversation at the table. I completely thought it was totally different for what I'm use to experiencing throughout dining in Columbia, especially on a Friday evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
36 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Fantastic. Definitely will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Both the waitress and the manager were very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great experience! Promptly seated & the waiter was amazing! The food took a little while but the plating kept it hot the entire time we ate so the wait was not an issue. The Shipwreck beverage was sooo good as were the brussel sprouts. We will definitely be returning!

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LeahL
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

It took about 30 minutes for our food to arrive and the restaurant wasn't very busy. Also, the mashed potatoes tasted like they came from a box. The wait staff was very nice and attentive, though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food was delicious, from the apps to the dessert!

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BrooksY
Caribbean
29 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our waitress was not knowledgeable of the menu or her own job. She was not tentative, never ask if we needed anything, no refills on water. Did not ask if we wanted dessert, just gave us our check. Very unprofessional and clueless. We had to ask other staff to wait on us.
The food was decent.

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JamesS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I try to find the good in every dining experience so I'll start with the service, it was superior. Our waitress was attentive and took good care of the table. The food on the other hand was less than stellar. I ordered a ribeye and it was tough, full of gristle and basic tasteless. Unremarkable is how I would classify this meal.

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vipAudidave
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kellie is a great server. Food excellent as always.

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JayClay
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my then girlfriend, son, and daughter to dinner for Mother’s Day. When we arrived I told the staff that I was planning to propose that evening and they immediately assisted me in making everything happen. They offered to record, provided me with any assistance that I needed. Long story short she said YES! The food was delicious and portions were perfect. The drinks were strong and I will make it a point to eat here whenever we are in Columbia after we PCS. Thank you Blue Fin for making an amazing day more special than I could have imagined!

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NYCDinnerinROC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Blue fin was a great experience. The service was ok. But due to the holiday weekend, it was to be expected. The food was fantastic! Very flavorful. I would go back again!

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4xkrat
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

10 minute wait for a table took over 30 mins (with a reservation). Tuna portions were small, baramundi and vegetables were very salty. I would not dine there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We spent over two hours for lunch- some appetizers, 4 salads and 2 burgers. We had food allergies and requested a few simple things like no cheese and no croutons in the salads. All came with everything that we asked to remove. The server rarely came, our drinks were refilled once in two hours and dirty food dishes remained in the table for a LONG time while we waited for entrees. Finally another server saw the mess and cleared it for us. We also had to ask that server to get our server so we could get the check. Food was mediocre and service was terrible. Disappointing for a restaurant that we had a reservation for, which was not apparently necessary because the restaurant was not busy at all.

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JKFun
Little Rock
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, nice environment

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prompt, attentive service, nice selection of apps, entrees. Food was well prepared and tasty. We will be back again when traveling to Columbia.

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vipAudidave
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taylor was an excellent server. Highly recommend the braised short rib and Barramundi.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was fantastic, and the server was great!

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Jamgirl
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a very nice place for date night. The food is always hot and delicious. This is our second time making a reservation and we reside out of town and this is now our go to restaurant. Already making plans for third reservation.

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SueA
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Was expecting a classier restaurant as the dress code was dressy casual. We were seated in the bar area not the best. The food was okay not sure we will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter Brunch

FAQs

Blue Fin - Columbia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (803) 865-7346.

Blue Fin - Columbia is rated 4.2 stars by 534 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.