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Backfin Blue Cafe

2913 Beach Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
727-343-2583
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Ranked #5 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
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Little restaurant with great food!!!! Jennifer, our waitress was so friendly and very attentive. Known for its blue crab cakes and I can see why-excellent! My husband had the meatloaf and it was very good and had a unique different taste for meatloaf. Nice little outside porch sitting area which made the experience even more rewarding. Will be back.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed our food and that Jen took good care of you. I will pass the compliment on to her. Hope you get to visit us again! More

Gulfport, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Gulfport Fl. has a Gecko Fest every year to celebrate our weirdness and the end of the summer. Big doings with thousands of people roaming the streets and enjoying the good old hospitality of the town. Walked into town with my wife and sister-in-law to get something to eat and listen to the Double M Band. Being August in Florida... More

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

Well I'm glad the rain chased you our way. Reading your review brought back visions of Geckfest which is our busiest day of the year. I am glad you got to see our staff in action, sometimes sitting at the bar and watching the action is like "dinner and a show". Most folks are amazed at what we are able... More

Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Was at GeckoFest on Saturday and stopped by with friends for dinner. The crab cakes were amazing. And the key lime pie for dessert was outstanding. We sat on the porch because one of us had a dog so it was a little warm but that didn't take away from the great meal.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I just moved to St Petersburg three days ago and know nothing of the area. We were driving around the area looking for restaurants and Backfin blue popped up on my Garmin. We had no idea the Gecko fest was going on or where the restaurant was. We parked and started walking and ran across the Backfin. To sum it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

The best crab cakes ever! I've eaten here several times over the years even though it is 30 minutes from my home. The owner and staff are terrific! I highly recommend!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

we went to Gecko Fest and stopped in...haven't been there in a long time. I had a special, Crab Cake Eggs Benedict and Chuck got the Crab Margarita appetizer. OMG..it was soooo good and just enough without being too much. Lots and lots of big crab chunks...they didn't go wrong with that! Our server, Kris, was great. we'll definitely go... More

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Windsor, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We`ve eaten there a few times and have never been disapointed. The crab cakes and corn chowder are excellent.Prime rib is perfect.The specials are allways very good .You can`t go wrong there ,give Backfin a try.

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I was there two weeks ago.We sat outside and it took a long time to order and get the food. The food was insipid and very expensive. The children ordered chicken tenders and it was very spicy.Never will eat there again!

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

Thank you for sharing your concerns. We are always trying to improve and hope our food appeals to everyone so your input is important to us. Our former Chef has returned to town and we quickly put him back to work to jazz up some of our specials. I have instructed the servers to caution parents as to the spice... More

Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Headed out on a Monday night to another restaurant and found it to be closed. And that was a "stroke of good luck" because we had a delicious dinner at Backfin Blue. We both chose entrees from the evening specials: she had tilapia with a crab cake and I had mahi-mahi topped with 4 or 5 jumbo shrimp with a... More

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

Well we're glad you found us! Sounds like you ate all the right stuff. I also find when traveling that some of the most memorable moments are the unplanned ones. Hope you get to visit us again. More

Gulfport, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food is always great. Very eclectic. Their prime rib is excellent. My husband and I try to make this our New Years Eve dinner place.

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

Good tip on the New Years Eve dinner. I tell people we are the last minute holiday dinner destination since we don't make you jump through hoops to get a reservation (taken on holidays) and you don't have to buy into an inflated (price) holiday package. Good to hear from you and keep coming back. More

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