Backfin Blues Bar and Grill

Your Go-To Bar and Grill

Tasty Seafood Dishes, Beer, and More!

Have a taste of the most succulent seafood dishes, juicy Black Angus steaks, prime ribs, and refreshing craft beer Port Deposit, MD has to offer when you dine at Backfin Blues Bar & Grill. We offer a wide range of exquisite meals and drinks to guarantee your complete satisfaction. Our seafood dishes are made with the freshest ingredients, and our specialty Martinis, after-dinner drinks, and craft beer are made-to-order for your enjoyment. Come and visit us today! Reservations are highly recommended on our busier days – Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Brunch. We also recommend you to book a reservation if you’re planning to dine with us on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

A Brief History of Our Restaurant

Backfin Blues Bar & Grill was established by friends of Chef Bob Steele back in 2004. They were inspired to get into the restaurant business, never actually having experienced the business prior to that time. Their love and passion for food and great times inspired them to find a unique location in Port Deposit, MD.


Chef Bob has been in the restaurant business since 1978 and has worked his way up the ranks in the field. When the owners came to him with the opportunity to purchase Backfin Blues, he and his family decided to purchase the business in 2007.


We have received many commendations, too. Our customers have given us the label of an “upscale dining restaurant – in a casual atmosphere.” Additionally, we boast an award-winning menu. We are the winner of the 2011 CMUS Talk of the Town Award for Excellence, and we have been consistently rated 4 out 5 stars by the Reward Networks.


We aspire to give our customers great service with fine food and cocktails, along with featured wines. Our goal is to have you come in as a stranger and leave as a friend! It is our goal to serve you. As Chef Bob says, “Bon Appetit!”

Our Restaurant’s Weekly Specials

  • Wednesday: $1.00 Off Any Draught Beer, Chef's Featured Specials

  • Thursday: Specially Priced Wine by the Bottle, Chef's Featured Specials

  • Friday and Saturday: Chef Featured Specials, Special Wine of the week, and Cocktail of the Week!

  • Sunday Brunch: Open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, serving brunch to all. Dinner options are available on the menu as well. Chef Featured Specials include The Hangover Burger, Filet Mignon, Eggs Benedict, Breakfast Quesadilla, and more! These specials are subject to change.

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Our Bar & Grill’s Food Offerings

Brunch Menu

Dinner Menu

Wine Menu

Ask Your Server or Bartender for Pairing Suggestions
Samples are Available for Any Wine Served by the Glass

Ask Your Server or Bartender for Pairing Suggestions
Samples are Available for Any Wine Served by the Glass

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Book a Dining Reservation Today!

What are you waiting for? Head over to our restaurant today and treat your palate to amazing flavors. Our customers flock to us from all over Cecil County, MD, the surrounding areas, and every part of the country just to try the amazing food that Chef Bob Steele makes in our kitchen. A glance at any of our menus tells the story. We do in-house and catered events as well. If you want to try some French and Creole dishes, you can visit Backfin Blues: Creole De Graw. Give us a call or send us a message to learn more.

Backfin Blues Bar and Grill

Backfin Blues Bar & Grill

19 South Main St.

Port Deposit, MD 21904

Phone: 410-378-2722

Hours of Operation

Wednesday to Thursday - 5:00 PM – Closing Time

Dinner served until 9:00 PM


Friday to Saturday - 5:00 PM – Closing Time

Dinner served until 10:00 PM


Sunday - 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Monday to Tuesday - Closed


During Thursdays, the kitchen closes at 9 PM, while during Fridays and Saturdays, the kitchen closes at 10 PM but the bar will remain open.