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Backfin Blue Cafe

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2913 Beach Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
+1 727-343-2583
Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 54
    Very good
  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great crab cakes and Chef's specials

The best crab cakes in the Tampa Bay area, for sure. The chef's specials have always been a delight. And the crab and corn chowder is delicious. Go soon!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
martialfit
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St. Petersburg, FL
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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St. Petersburg, FL
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The best crab cakes in the Tampa Bay area, for sure. The chef's specials have always been a delight. And the crab and corn chowder is delicious. Go soon!

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The food at the Backfin Blue Cafe was superb. The best meal we've had in the 15 years we've lived in Florida. For this native Baltimorean, the crabcake dinner was comparable to anything from home. The chocolate mousse cake was to die-for. Friendly service in a quaint, bungalow setting. We can't wait to go back for our next meal.

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Gulfport, FL
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Occasionally I get a hankerin' for good prime rib dinner with garlic mashed potatoes. This is the spot on Monday nights.... you might need a reservation. You'll love this 1920's bungalow.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were recommended here by friends and it didn't disappoint. We had to try the crab cakes & they were full of lump crab meat w/o filler. The prime rib was tasty & tender. We also got the bacon wrapped shrimp & corn chowder/ crabmeat. All the dishes had unique flavors. Service was impeccable. We will be going back. Thanks... More 

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Gulfport, Florida, United States
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Always enjoy this place. Food is well presented and tasty. Prime rib is huge and had to take half of the small one home! The outdoor patio is the best to sit in and often reservations are needed.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Even with an early arrival at 5:15 on a hot July night, the inside seating was pretty scarce. 3 of us squeezed around a small table. Our server Paulius was welcoming and knowledgeable. Escargot appetizer was yummy. I had sangria which was very good. Crab cakes were great with big pieces of lump crabmeat. Hubby enjoyed his macadamia mahi. As... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Went back to Backfin Blue after some service mishaps and thoroughly enjoyed my dinner. A lot of it had to do with the friendliness of my server, who was a marked improvement over some of the staff who've waited on me in the past. Only drawback was it took about an hour for my meal to come out and they... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Small place in the heart of old Gulfport offering a nice selection of seafood, vegetarian and land entrees.

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Willard, MO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Backfin Blu was recommended to us by our cab driver from Bats Taxi while he was taking us to Salty's to listen to a good friend play outside for a while. When we walked in, there was no one there (about 8 PM) so we were kind of "iffy" on it :) Staff was very nice and attentive. Both of... More 

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Seminole, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

It was an occasion, the two funny old uncles, slightly pickled, take their visiting niece, of whom they are exceedingly proud, to dinner. The young hostess, explaining that the server was backed up, took our drinks order, over the course of which she moved from somewhat disinterested, to slightly officious and finally on to borderline itchy. Note to management: it... More 

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Additional Information about Backfin Blue Cafe

Address: 2913 Beach Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
Phone Number: +1 727-343-2583
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 12 - 25
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Barbecue

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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: +1 727-343-2583

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children
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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