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The Blow Fly Inn

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1201 Washington Ave, Gulfport, MS 39507-3342
+1 228-265-8225
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is a huge ramp for handy cap that I as a walker would have a difficult time walking up. They offered us their service elevator because there was a lady with us using a walker and it was dirty and disgusting which actually ruined my entire dining experience. Eat at your own risk.

Thank Deb B
San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sometimes I have food from a restaurant and think, "that was the best pizza/ribs/burger/etc. that I've had in a long time." Even more rarely, I have something that is simply one of the best meals I've ever had. That happened last Friday at the Blow Fly Inn. I ordered sautéed crab claws and shrimp and grits. The crab claws were... More 

Thank PCM549
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view. Friendly people. Food wasnt as good as it used to be. Especially for the price. Went for my birthday and it just wasn't as pleasant as it was before Katrina.

Thank Faith W
Normal, Illinois
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Senior couple. Restaurant is plain and simple decor. Food was great. Had a good selection of craft beers.

Thank Alan W
Gulfport, Mississippi
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This had always been a reliable spot for good food with a great view. Then there were management problems and revolving cooks. The restaurant was closed doe several months, and I was glad to hear it had reopened. The view is still spectacular, but unfortunately we were disappointed in the food. We'll go back in a few months and give... More 

Thank Nolafan2164
Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for birthday dinner with the family. Neat little restaurant. All the food was really good, everyone had some type of seafood (I had some fried shrimp) and no complaints. This is not a fancy restaurant but that's not a bad thing. Go there get some great seafood and enjoy dinner!

Thank MoJayRoger
Columbus, Mississippi
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

While the food was acceptable it did not meet our expectations. I would not go back as there are other restaurants in the area that are better. The website menu is different from the "place mat" menu on the table. It said they had crab soup, but the server said it was not available that night.

1 Thank Robert R
Magee, Mississippi, United States
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106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I was so happy to find out that Blow Fly had re-opened. However, I was disappointed in the food. It was not nearly as good as the original. My daughter and I were going to share a seafood platter. HA - along with the fries, there were 2 hushpuppies, 3 shrimp, 3 oysters (actually, I think it was one cut... More 

Thank Melinda W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food - crab cakes, tomato bisque; hubby had ribs...loved them! Informal, welcoming and uber yummy as well as very reasonable. We're glad we chose well!

Thank Janice D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Found this place on TA and decided we would give it a try. If you are not a local or have a GPS you probably won't know about it or how to find this place; it's off the main road and past some houses at the end of a road. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but like... More 

Thank Kelly V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Washington Ave, Gulfport, MS 39507-3342
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Gulfport
  • Phone Number: +1 228-265-8225
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