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Backfin Blue Cafe

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2913 Beach Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
+1 727-343-2583
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, 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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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 48
    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
Intimate porch dining

Broad range of prices on a well though out menu. Here's a place where the owners are local and believe in giving good value to their customers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Rick K
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Bristol, Connecticut, United States
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Bristol, Connecticut, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Broad range of prices on a well though out menu. Here's a place where the owners are local and believe in giving good value to their customers.

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Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Had dinner here after spending the afternoon at Ft De Soto. The neighborhood is great for an evening stroll and the location of the restaurant was perfect. The food was good, service was prompt and friendly, and prices were reasonable. I ordered the southern BBQ salmon with roasted corn accompanied by the edamame salad (delicious), and hubby got the crab... More 

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Have eaten at Backfin Blue since the mid-late 90s and the food is still good and the atmosphere still lovely with the outdoor seating option! Enjoyed the crab and corn chowder and the crab martini! Both were delicious and the prices fair and reasonable. I recommend trying this restaurant which has been a Gulfport staple for quite some time.

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Johnsburg, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Very quaint small restaurant in Gulf Port, FL. The very VERY best home made crab cake appetizers you can get.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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262 restaurant reviews
410 helpful votes 410 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This was a really good seafood restaurant with steady and consistent service. The pacing was good. All the shrimp dishes were fine including shrimp coctail and bar b que shrimp. This family restaurant started "down the shore" in Jersey...and through marriage...moved into Maryland (Where they learned to make exquisite Crab dishes). If I eat there again, I would try a... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I had the crab cakes (a must have), he had the trio special (crabcake, BBQ shrimp and lobster ravioli ). Great ambience, great service and fabulous food.

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Gulfport, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It may not look like much from the street but this place has it all. The wait staff has a right balance of laid back with knowing what you want. The food is perfectly cooked and not too pricey.

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

Thanks for mentioning our hard working staff. It takes a unique blend of characters to gather in a little old house everyday (except Tuesday's) and feed a hundred or so of our friends. Glad you enjoyed your visit and our food. More 

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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I had the prime rib and he had the special trio of crab cake, lobster ravioli, and bacon wrapped BBQ shrimp. Had garlic toast and Bruschetta for an appetizer. Everything was incredibly delicious. We were told to go there for the crab cakes. I am a very picky eater and typically find that I don't like eating out much because... More 

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

Well I'm glad we have given you another dining option. Sometimes Chefs have a hard time dining out also for the same reasons you mentioned. I told my staff yesterday we will be running the Trio through "season" because it is great way to sample the menu on one plate. Keep us on your list! More 

Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Went for dinner with friends. We enjoyed the fish spread and escargots with drinks. I had a nice salad that was filling and tasty.

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

Thanks for visiting us. This time of year is the best time to enjoy sitting on the outdoor deck and watching Gulfport go by. Sometimes it goes by a little slowly but it does go by lol. Glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Bradenton, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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

Thank you, we always keep trying to get better. Thanks for mentioning two of my personal favorites, the Edamame Salad which both rocks and is very healthy and our Trio (we run as a special but always available) . Thanks for makingbthe drive. 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: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?