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

4.3

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (11)
Special Occasion (6)
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Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Romantic (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Healthy (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Live Music (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Fun (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 2 days ago

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)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

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)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Had the Atlantic salmon it was awesome!

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 (Western NC)·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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Charleston)·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)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The Fish was over cooked!

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 (Charleston)·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.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·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)·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

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·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)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Late-night Find
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The dining experience was amazing!

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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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 (Naples)·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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 (Charleston)·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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (Charleston)·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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 (Charleston)·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 9, 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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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 29, 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 21, 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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