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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 - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Biloxi, Mississippi
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117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I was very disappointed in the atmosphere and my meal. For the price I at least expected to get one of their signature plastic flies.

Thank donnakhf
Central Louisiana
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273 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Have been eating here since 2005 when our travels brought us near Gulfport and while here for a recent Goldwing rally we brought friends to dine with us for dinner. Dined outside as weather was pleasant and Kim came to get our drinks immediately. Teresa came to take our meal orders and did a great job. Both were very friendly... More 

Thank Greenfrogtrike
Gulfport, Mississippi
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

What a disappointment! We have always enjoyed Blow Fly and were hoping the new management didn't make too many changes. The wait staff are the same wonderful ladies, the food was very different. Onion rings had too much breading, burgers ordered medium well were very well done and dry. My husband had fried catfish and said it was "tasteless". There... More 

Thank Izzy515
Long Beach, Mississippi
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We were there for lunch on their grand reopening. The flounder was done perfectly, the shrimp PO-boy was huge and could have fed two. My catfish, red beans and rice were excellent. Nancy, our server did an excellent job meeting our needs. John, one of the owners took time to welcome us. Plus, a great view. We will be back!!!

Thank ScottH7755
Gulfport, Mississippi
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

good solid leisure food with a good view over back bay. Unpretentious. Recent change of owners but continues with very old coast tradition. Check on status of liquor license as this was in transition with change over. Not a linen table cloth place.

Thank Gordon S
John B, Owner at The Blow Fly Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting the Blow Fly and we appreciate your feedback. Liquor license is in place and we are now using black table cloths & candle lights on the patio in the evenings... great for date nights and viewing the incredible sunsets over the back bay. Tonight & tomorrow from 5-8pm we are providing live entertainment, a Jimmy Buffet style... More 

Muskegon, Michigan
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We waited and waited for our food. The tables around us came and went. We ended up leaving hungry but they did comp our iced teas and chocolate milk. There was a definite lack of communication between staff members and also customers. I'd love to review the food, but hey... I can't review it if I never got it!

Thank FreeToLaugh
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Used to be one of my favorite places but don't be fooled this is not the same food that was on DDD. Not even close.

Thank coastrat
Pensacola, Florida
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This was the first stop on a two day Diners Drive-ins and Dives tour. Great place on the water. Outdoor seating was great. The baked oysters is a good starter. Then the catfish and red beans made for a perfect lunch. Save room because the homemade banana pudding comes with your meal. We'll worth the easy drive from Pensacola.

Thank rrandle1001
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Everything was either undercooked or over cooked and tasted horrible. Service was not great. I would never go back here, it is easily the worst dining experience I've ever had.

Thank Randal D
Gulfport, Mississippi
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Food was Good. Atmosphere not so good. Needs better tables outside. They have new owners. We will try back in a few months.

Thank bananasminigolf

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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, Pub
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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Washington Ave, Gulfport, MS 39507-3342
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Gulfport
  • Phone Number: +1 228-265-8225
Best Seafood, Steaks & local specials like Hamburger Steak & Po Boys Famous Iconic Local Restaurant since 1955 featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives! Drive over & see us. Follow the Blow Fly!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?