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Backfin Blue Cafe

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2913 Beach Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
727-343-2583
Tuesday
Closed
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious meal!!

We hadn't been here in a few years and I think it has gotten better! The crab stuffed salmon , garlic mashed potatoes and tomatoe and artichoke salad made for a perfect dinner! My husband really enjoyed the triple sampler plate, a crab cake, bacon wrapped shrimp and lobster ravioli. His edamame... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Char M
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Bradenton, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bradenton, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We hadn't been here in a few years and I think it has gotten better! The crab stuffed salmon , garlic mashed potatoes and tomatoe and artichoke salad made for a perfect dinner! My husband really enjoyed the triple sampler plate, a crab cake, bacon wrapped shrimp and lobster ravioli. His edamame salad was so flavorful! We will be back... More 

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amherstburg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

When vacationing in Florida we always make a point of dining here. We have never been diappointed in fact it just gets better. Must haves the corn chowder, crab cakes and prime rib. Also any special has been excellent, can't wait to return.

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Newton, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went to the Backfin on our way to Clearwater and it got a 4 thumbs up. We hadn't been there for a few years and it was better than we remembered. My wife had the crab cakes (90% jumbo lump crab + 10% panko breadcrumbs according to the waiter). I got the portobello mushroom/crab entree. The sides were also a... More 

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Gulfport, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I'm originally from Maryland, and am a snob when it comes to my crab cakes. To put it simply, I won't order them unless I'm visiting family in Maryland. Someone recommended Backfin Blue Cafe to my family years ago, and we all went for dinner. We were all impressed by how well they did their crab cakes. The best we've... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had a discount to use at this restaurant. Great way to try new places, jackpot!!!! The fish spread was out of this world , I asked our server and she highly recommended it. She was spot on. I had shrimp that was awesome, hubby had Salmon grilled with crab stuffing and topped with another piece of salmon and a... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This very small cottage family restaurant is known for the crab cakes. They are the best I have ever had and I have ordered Maryland crab cakes often in many different places There is little or no breading, all crab and not fried.... delicious. Our server, Matt, was excellent and very accommodating to any needs we had. We split the... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This Cafe will always be in our memories. Firstly, for the excellent service and food. We had the prime rib and I asked for an outside cut, medium rare. Thats what I got (not an easy task) and it was perfect. Jennifer, our waitress was efficient and a lot of fun. But hear this. I somehow let my money wallet... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

On a recent trip to St. Pete had the PLEASURE of dining at Backfin Blue Cafe...heard they had the best crabcake in Florida. Being from The Chesapeake Bay area I had to try it... They're right! Even more...it might be the BEST CRABCAKE I've ever had. You gotta go try it...

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Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I've always heard good things about the Backfin, but have never had a chance to experience this quaint little place first hand. Until tonight that is! For a monday night it was pretty busy and there was a small wait when we arrived (around 6.) We waited on the front porch since the small bar was full, which was fine... More 

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Gulfport, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Stopped by for dinner the other night. Ate on the porch. Very nice. Had a wonderful bruchetta. I had the Mahi Mahi and my wife had the Crab Cakes. Very tasy, good service-we will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2913 Beach Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gulfport
  • Phone Number: 727-343-2583

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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