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The Blow Fly Inn

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1201 Washington Ave, Gulfport, MS 39507-3342
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food good not great as before. Prices seemed higher than before. Service from the wait staff were excellent as usual. View is still beautiful. The restaurant has changed ownership and was closed for a while. First owner's landlord in now the new owner. Food is getting better but not as good as before. Not as crowded as before.

Thank RPMueller
Biloxi, Mississippi
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After reading reviews, I was very disappointed. The menu is tiny, the staff was huddled near the front cash registered just hanging out because there was basically no one else dining, and the food...bad. Hamburger steak was a perfect circle of what tasted like frozen processed meat and soy. I was expecting a fresh handmade patty for the price. The... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Saw a segment of Diners, Drive Inns and Dives which featured the Blow Fly Inn. Since wife and I were going to be in Gulfport for the weekend we decided to give it a try. Did see on Facebook that there had been some internal difficulties and the restaurant closed for about a month. Fast forward to Saturday afternoon after... More 

Thank Steve T
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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have been faithful customers of The Blow Fly Inn for many years; making the 6 hour trip at least 8 times yearly just to eat there. We were devastated to learn that the restaurant had closed and reopened under new management. As long-term customers, we simply could not believe it!!!! This week we decided to travel... More 

Thank lindakenTennessee
Quitman, MS
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is great at Blow Fly Inn. The staff was great We had a large group and we all loved the food. A little pricey

Thank 568bethanym
John B, Owner at The Blow Fly Inn, responded to this review

Good to hear from you. We just had another review on our steaks. Here you go if you are interested... Top rating #5 = "steak tastes incredible" They are grilled, yes really grilled on an open flame. No pre-baking. SPECIAL! Chandeleur Brewing Starts today. We are offering a special with Chandeleur Brewing, a local brewery that is well known for... More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Red beans & rice, great seafood, and scenic views of Gulfport's Back Bay. Portions are great and prices are fair ($14 for shrimp dinner). Service is good old southern coast hospitality, nothing pretentious, definitely honest. Keep a watchful eye on the water for jumping fish (was told they're mullets) and possibly a stray alligator from the nearby islet. Not to... More 

Thank smokeringer
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten there several times since opening under new management and had some great seafood. Very happy!!!

1 Thank Sheila S
Gautier, Mississippi
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disappointing ~ we have eaten at the Blow Fly for many years. The food WAS delicious and flavorful. We understand why it has new management and were happy that it reopened ~ but, the menu has about 1/2 the choices. The food looks like it is "from the frozen bag, pop into the fryer" seafood...no seasoning, flat. The grilled mahi... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good large portions for reasonable prices. Small menu choices with American and sea food options. IPA local beer on tap along with traditional choices. The fresh catch flounder with creole rice was delicious. The catfish po' boy was huge!

Thank Lisa L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was wonderful for our family of 5! It was in a location that I wouldn't have expected (sort of out of the way), but it is right off the highway. We went on a Saturday evening and there was no wait (this was mid April). It has a beautiful scenic window (our hostess sat us right beside it!)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Washington Ave, Gulfport, MS 39507-3342
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Gulfport
  • Phone Number: 12282658225
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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