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Backfin Blue Cafe

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2913 Beach Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
+1 727-343-2583
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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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  • 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
Crab lovers dream

Love sitting on the deck, watching the sidewalk traffic, sipping a glass of wine, and eating crab without having to do the cracking and picking myself. The staff was so helpful with choosing wine, allowing me to taste a few, and very attentive at just the right moments. The crab cakes, which I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Sarah L
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Pinellas Park, Florida, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Pinellas Park, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Love sitting on the deck, watching the sidewalk traffic, sipping a glass of wine, and eating crab without having to do the cracking and picking myself. The staff was so helpful with choosing wine, allowing me to taste a few, and very attentive at just the right moments. The crab cakes, which I have had before, are huge! Also have... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I don't think I've ever had crab and corn chowder as good as the one served at Backfin Blue. And their crabcakes were the best I've ever had outside of Baltimore! The service was terrific, it's pet-friendly, and everything else we had was well prepared. We'd go back in a heartbeat.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

There's Good, theres Great & Then There's This Place! Me and my sidekick 'Robin', Stumbled upon it, after 2 yrs. of living just a few miles away. We tend to head to 'Downtown. St. Pete', assumption, that is were 'Great Food' exsists. However This Place 'Backfin Blue Cafe' is TRULY THE HIDEN SECRET OF ST.PETERSBURG!!!! Service was over the top... More 

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St. Petersburg, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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