About Blue Fin - Columbia

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.

461-4 Town Center Place
Columbia, SC 29229
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Low Country, Southern, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
Clemson Road and Two Notch Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(803) 865-7346

Website:
http://www.bluefinrestaurantandbar.com/

Catering:
Catering available.

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.

Private Party Contact:
John Hankins: (866) 323-1573

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

Blue Fin - Columbia Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Special Occasion (6)
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Cozy (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Romantic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Business Meals (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Authentic (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

David the manager was delightful. Service was great.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Live Music, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We enjoyed the meal and the wine very much. The food was southern with some unexpected twists. Both seafood and steak were well-represented on the menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My husband and I really like Blue fun. Their food combinations are different and delicious. He usually gets the salmon because he likes it so much but is often tempted to try something else. Excellent she-crab soup.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Very nice place to visit with friends over lunch. Reasonable prices and good food. Staff are extremely pleasant and helpful. Overall a good dining experience.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Oyster Rockefeller best in town. Always enjoy my Blue Fin experience.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Our waitress was nice and quick. The restaurant was clean and nice looking. I did not like the slight stickiness of the table even after they are cleaned. The bread is a waste of calories it’s always stale and tasteless. However the food is otherwise quite tasty and presented nicely. I had the grilled shrimp. They were tasty and very buttery. My meal was served a little too cool for my personal taste but also not bad enough to complain. My friends had the barramundi and really enjoyed their meal. Overall we had a pleasant meal and I would go there again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Took Friend's here for 23 anniversary. Our server Sylvia was awesome. Everything came out hot and fast.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

had a great experience for our wedding anniversary. terrific service and the food was wonderful!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The atmosphere was great also the food was excellent. Most of all the waiter was very professional and knew the menu

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We always like trying new seafood restaurants and Blue Fin was on our list. Glad we came - we will definitely be back.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Healthy, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

If you are looking for inexpensive seafood, this is your place. Quality was very low-end and not what I was looking for. The burgers and wings I saw at other tables looked good.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Excellent service

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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 9, 2017

My friends and I went to celebrate my birthday. The atmosphere was nice but our booth was shaky and my food was subpar. I ordered she crab soup and it was mostly just liquid hardly anything else in it. My scallops were tough and my rice was cold. The service was great on the other hand.

Tags: Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The food was good and the service. The manager was rude and not very accomodating to customers. After he realized we weren't going to take his mess, he lightened up.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Went on Friday night. The a/c was broken so it was really hot inside. We were able to sit outside but in June that's a hot option too. They had issues with their menus so we had to wait a bit for one. But the food was fantastic and the service was too. I would go back, but I'd make sure the a/c was fixed first 😂

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Enjoyed the experience.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great presentation and fresh flavor. Erin was outstanding.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Have eaten at Blu Fin numerous times great experience this time! Only issue was Restaurant was very warm inside, fans were not moving air efficiently. Waitress was outstanding though

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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 2, 2017

I've been here several times and this place has been amazing!!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Vegan, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Scenic View, Fun, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Live Music
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We had a lovely Mother's Day brunch here. Food was wonderful and we had a great time. They were very accommodating for my 95 year old grandmother. We will definitely come back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went here for Mothers Day brunch. Food was excellent, great service despite being such a busy day. The seating was comfortable and spacious enough for our party.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Had an excellent meal with awesome service from Michael!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Down for graduation weekend and Sunday brunch st the blue fin was great !! Friendly people and good food. Highly recommend

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Portions were a little small for appetizers. Seating was comfortable. Food was above average. Service was really good.

A nice laid back place for lunch time.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Good food. Reasonably priced.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Generally good, however, my daughter's grilled chicken on her salad was rubbery and inedible. My swordfish was very good, as was the fried seafood platter and blackened catfish. We went there for a graduation celebration. I might return there for an every day meal, but not for a special occasion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Good food, good service. Not much that was remarkable -- except lots of vegetables offered as sides. The spinach and broccoli were prepared "just right."

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 (Charleston)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Always consistent food and service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 16, 2017

This was our first visit and we really enjoyed it. The food was delicious. We will return for more.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Went for Easter Brunch. Menu was limited, from regular Brunch menu. Prices were increased, didn't know this until check was given. Server, understood and check was adjusted. Felt this was sneaky, price changes were not posted on Easter Brunch menu. Food was good and service was good, but won't go back because of this. First and last visit.

Tags: Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Overall great experience! The lighting was a little blinding where we were first seated near the mirrors but our server was more than helpful in accommodating our request to move. He was very attentive thereafter and we have no other complaints. I had the house Riesling and it was very tasty and the grilled shrimp was plenty to eat. I would definitely recommend this place for a nice dinner.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 14, 2017

I found the atmosphere in the restaurant to be dark and pretty "plain Jane." The Ahi tuna appetizer was quite good. But the Caesar salad was covered in thick bottled-style dressing, and there wasn't an anchovy in the house--disappointing. I would say Blue Fin doesn't hit a high note with interesting fare. It all seemed to lack a level of enthusiasm and ambition.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on April 11, 2017

The location is great the place is quiet and cozy. We ordered the Mussels for the appetizer and it left lots to be desired. The broth was terribly spicy and the mussels in the shell we the size of a thumb nail. I had the Fried oysters and grits for my entree. It was pretty good. My wife ordered the fried chicken which came with mashed potatoes and collards. It was the best thing that evening. Overall the only reason I might come back here is because I have a Groupon . After speaking to the server about our meal no management ever came to follow up.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We go to this restaurant for all types of occasions. It's always a great time and great food! The service is always phenomenal and I love the environment.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Mike was a great waiter

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great service

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 3, 2017

The food was delicious but I have eaten here before and its always good.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Family gathering

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Great service. Food was incredibly salty. I have a salty palate and the food was across the board verging on inedible due to excessive salt.

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