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Backfin Blue Cafe

2913 Beach Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
727-343-2583
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Ranked #7 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
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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
Gulfport, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Iowa City, IA
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220 reviews 220 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Tho the place was packed, the service was good. Two of us shared macadamian nut encrusted mahi mahi with salad and garlic potatoes for $32. Simple and tasty, if pricy. We sat inside, mostly because the place was so full. Noise level might not be as great if seated outside.

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Gulfport, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My husband, mother-in-law, and I stopped in for dinner preceding a play. We started with the bruschetta, which we had ordered on a previous visit so were expecting it to be excellent - and it WAS! I'm not sure how it's prepared, but it was wonderful as always. My wild mushroom ravioli was also delicious: flavorful mushrooms wrapped in tender... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Recommended by another business as an excellent seafood place. Folksy/rustic appearance was okay. We ate on equally rustic porch since weather was nice. One waitress was dressed perfectly for a biker bar which seemed inappropriate. We had a nice crab appetizer that was fine (in a martini glass), a crusted mahi combo which was fairly tasty and the Bacon Wrapped... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your visit. I have shared your review with the staff and addressed some of the issues you mentioned, including dress and appearances. Of course with our 87 year old wood frame Florida home we operate in, we are going to be a bit rustic. We believe, in the restaurant business, it is important... More 

Leesburg, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We've dined here three times for the Monday night 10OZ. Prime Rib special for $10.99. You might have to wait on a Monday night as this is a small cafe (no reservations) and one of the few open on Monday nights in Gulfport. The covered patio is pleasant if the weather cooperates. Start with a glass or pitcher of their... More 

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

Thank you for mentioning our Monday night Prime Rib special. We use Nebraska certified Black Angus prime which always comes out nice. Good tip about the wait for seats but it helps if you come early on Mondays, like before 6:30. We also recommend early arrival during season, now through April because the special is while supplies last and we... More 

Texas
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137 reviews 137 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Went here with family one Friday night in October. Had a beer at their small bar while waiting for an outside table on the porch as it was a lovely evening. The food, overall (at least graded by 3 of 4 of us), was very good. I had Bacon Wrapped Basil Stuffed Bbq Shrimp which I would not order again.... More 

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

Thank you for visiting with your friends. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your food and our server accounted for missing your chowder. We do everything thing we can to keep our prices as low as possible although this year we have seen both Grouper (real domestic Grouper, that is) and crab hit record highs. One thing that concerns me... More 

Gulfport, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Went in with a group of four friends. The first employee we saw was rude, which made me want to leave right then. I had the crab cakes and it was so so.. You walk in and smell FISH, I am sure if you love fish and buying fish, when you go to a fish market or a place who... More 

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

I am sorry that you felt that our service was not up to our usual standard. I will say that the best way to solve an issue like this [since you are in the neighborhood] is to contact me directly so I can make necessary "adjustments" with the server. I would like to point out that fresh fish having no... More 

Middletown, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Service & food were excellent! Cafe setting with more upscale menu. Prime rib & shrimp/crabcake meals were both done well.

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

Glad you found us. We just recently started doing the crab stuffed shrimp special again with the return of our former Chef, I had forgotten just how good those are! Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to share your review. More 

Bradenton, Florida
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124 reviews 124 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Worst Crabcakes ever! The salad and coleslaw was very good. $70.00 with tip for 2 drinks and 2 poor meals? My husband had Portabello something and it looked like someone threw up?? I had one bite. I got 2 Crabcakes just bigger than a .50 cent piece. I gave 1 to my husband and I took 2 small bites of... More 

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

Dang you must carry some big change! Sorry to hear you and your husband didn't like our food but liked our server. i liked your husbands shirt, though, representing old school! More 

Bradenton, Florida
Top Contributor
270 reviews 270 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Met some friends here for dinner. Great friendly service, but food was only OK. Also very expensive for what you get. Very quaint place to eat .

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

Sorry to hear you didn't like our food, but glad our service impressed you. I do have to give you a complement on the shirt you were wearing that evening, it totally rocked [or should I say was "jazzy" with the trumpet?]! More 

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Additional Information about Backfin Blue Cafe

Address: 2913 Beach Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
Phone Number: 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 25 - 35
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Seafood

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