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Backfin Blue Cafe

2913 Beach Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
727-343-2583
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Ranked #6 of 35 Restaurants in Gulfport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $35
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Gulfport, Florida
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My husband, mother-in-law, and I stopped in for dinner preceding a play. We started with the bruschetta, which we had ordered on a previous visit so were expecting it to be excellent - and it WAS! I'm not sure how it's prepared, but it was wonderful as always. My wild mushroom ravioli was also delicious: flavorful mushrooms wrapped in tender... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Recommended by another business as an excellent seafood place. Folksy/rustic appearance was okay. We ate on equally rustic porch since weather was nice. One waitress was dressed perfectly for a biker bar which seemed inappropriate. We had a nice crab appetizer that was fine (in a martini glass), a crusted mahi combo which was fairly tasty and the Bacon Wrapped... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We've dined here three times for the Monday night 10OZ. Prime Rib special for $10.99. You might have to wait on a Monday night as this is a small cafe (no reservations) and one of the few open on Monday nights in Gulfport. The covered patio is pleasant if the weather cooperates. Start with a glass or pitcher of their... More 

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Texas
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Went here with family one Friday night in October. Had a beer at their small bar while waiting for an outside table on the porch as it was a lovely evening. The food, overall (at least graded by 3 of 4 of us), was very good. I had Bacon Wrapped Basil Stuffed Bbq Shrimp which I would not order again.... More 

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Gulfport, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Went in with a group of four friends. The first employee we saw was rude, which made me want to leave right then. I had the crab cakes and it was so so.. You walk in and smell FISH, I am sure if you love fish and buying fish, when you go to a fish market or a place who... More 

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Harold R, Manager at Backfin Blue Cafe, responded to this review

I am sorry that you felt that our service was not up to our usual standard. I will say that the best way to solve an issue like this [since you are in the neighborhood] is to contact me directly so I can make necessary "adjustments" with the server. I would like to point out that fresh fish having no... More 

Middletown, Connecticut
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Service & food were excellent! Cafe setting with more upscale menu. Prime rib & shrimp/crabcake meals were both done well.

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Harold R, Owner at Backfin Blue Cafe, responded to this review

Glad you found us. We just recently started doing the crab stuffed shrimp special again with the return of our former Chef, I had forgotten just how good those are! Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to share your review. More 

Bradenton, Florida
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Worst Crabcakes ever! The salad and coleslaw was very good. $70.00 with tip for 2 drinks and 2 poor meals? My husband had Portabello something and it looked like someone threw up?? I had one bite. I got 2 Crabcakes just bigger than a .50 cent piece. I gave 1 to my husband and I took 2 small bites of... More 

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Harold R, Owner at Backfin Blue Cafe, responded to this review

Dang you must carry some big change! Sorry to hear you and your husband didn't like our food but liked our server. i liked your husbands shirt, though, representing old school! More 

Bradenton, Florida
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256 reviews 256 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Met some friends here for dinner. Great friendly service, but food was only OK. Also very expensive for what you get. Very quaint place to eat .

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Harold R, Owner at Backfin Blue Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you didn't like our food, but glad our service impressed you. I do have to give you a complement on the shirt you were wearing that evening, it totally rocked [or should I say was "jazzy" with the trumpet?]! More 

Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We love Back Fin Blue! My wife and I have been out of the area for 5 years and wanted to go back to a restaurant that had been a winner before we left.Jennifer, our server was very efficient and personable.Being from Baltimore I wanted to see if their crab cakes were as good and my wife wanted the crab... More 

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Harold R, Owner at Backfin Blue Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I was happy to pass your kind comments on to Jennifer. Like I tell people all the time, buy good crab, follow the instructions on the side of the Old Bay can and don't mess it up! More 

Gulfport, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Had the Prime Rib and the Chicken, both served with a fresh salad and Garlic mashed potatoes. Lots to eat, all fresh, hot and cooked to perfection. A great selection, from seafood to pasta, everything we have ordered has been well worth the price. Outside dinning is very nice, inside is small and can be loud when full.

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Harold R, Owner at Backfin Blue Cafe, responded to this review

I hear you, lol, our little house can get noisy when there is a gang in there! There is a local fellow who grew up in the house who visits us from time to time and I wonder how unusual that is to see your former abode full of people enjoying dinner night after night? We appreciate your patronage and... More 

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Additional Information about Backfin Blue Cafe

Address: 2913 Beach Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
Phone Number: 727-343-2583
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gulfport
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Seafood

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