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The Blow Fly Inn

1201 Washington Ave, Gulfport, MS 39507-3342
+1 228-265-8225
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“banana pudding” (55 reviews)
“crab cakes” (87 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1201 Washington Ave, Gulfport, MS 39507-3342
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Reviewed 6 days ago

For about 20 years we have gone to the Blow Fly Inn whenever we come to the coast, which is at least twice a year for a few weeks at a time. Starting in 2016, we learned that changes had been made in the management...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Their schedule seems to be somewhat erratic since they were closed a few times when we arrived, but we finally found them open, and gave them a try. The burgers were acceptable with a nice view of the bayou but that is the long and...More

Thank Bill L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I kept hearing a lot of talk about this place. I decided to check it out for myself. My first observation was that there were flies flying all around the inside of the restaurant. I get that the name of it is blow fly inn,...More

Thank V3985NZmarcd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a long time coast icon, made a come back after Katrina gutted it. It a shame to see it close down but it just didn't keep up the food quality and appearance over the last 2 years.

Thank RBreeland
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I ate at the Blow Fly three times in my 24 years living on the Coast. Each time, I had great expectations based on recommendations by friends. However, I was terribly disappointed by the poor quality of the food I was served and the "I...More

Thank jdhiggs
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Another restaurant I once loved ruined forever! The Blow Fly Inn was once my favorite restaurant on the coast. How the mighty have fallen. Prior to this visit I had been to Blow Fly many times. On one visit I drove up anxiously awaiting an...More

Thank B5John
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Wonderful variety of food - Pretty good lunch prices - The Banana Pudding was a terrific bonus at lunch - The bay made a great view!

Thank duparker2017
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Ever since the property owner decided to part ways with the proprietor who ran the restaurant for many years, this jewel has lost its luster. I have tried the fried catfish on two occasions giving them the benefit of the doubt and the filets were...More

1  Thank Coast395
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

From the appetizers to the main courses, everything was delicious! We had the onion rings, spinach artichoke dip, prime rib, steak, shrimp, hamburger steak, and the best crab cakes ever! Excellent food and outstanding service! Our son received a free dessert of his choice for...More

Thank radamsok
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

One of the worst dining experiences I've ever had. We came in early to avoid a crowd. When seated our waitress began asking really personal questions of a friend and just kept talking without any mention of food. By the time we received our food...More

2  Thank Robert M
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25 February 2017|
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Response from Nolafan2164 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about Blow Fly. I know Shaggy's on the beach and the Half Shell Oyster House have gluten free options
Warren M
6 April 2016|
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Response from 690SeasonedTraveler | Reviewed this property |
As I remember, there is a fairly long ramp that does lead up into the Blowfly as well as steps.
24 January 2016|
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Response from Donna R | Reviewed this property |
I would think they would have to allow service animals, if that is what you are asking about. However, I would call to ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Washington Ave, Gulfport, MS 39507-3342
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Gulfport
  • Phone Number: +1 228-265-8225
  • E-mail
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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