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Backfin Blue Cafe

2913 Beach Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
727-343-2583
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Ranked #6 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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Texas
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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

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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Middletown, Connecticut
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
251 reviews 251 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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

Top Contributor
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68 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We love Back Fin Blue! My wife and I have been out of the area for 5 years and wanted to go back to a restaurant that had been a winner before we left.Jennifer, our server was very efficient and personable.Being from Baltimore I wanted to see if their crab cakes were as good and my wife wanted the crab... More

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

Thank you for your review, I was happy to pass your kind comments on to Jennifer. Like I tell people all the time, buy good crab, follow the instructions on the side of the Old Bay can and don't mess it up! More

Gulfport, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Had the Prime Rib and the Chicken, both served with a fresh salad and Garlic mashed potatoes. Lots to eat, all fresh, hot and cooked to perfection. A great selection, from seafood to pasta, everything we have ordered has been well worth the price. Outside dinning is very nice, inside is small and can be loud when full.

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

I hear you, lol, our little house can get noisy when there is a gang in there! There is a local fellow who grew up in the house who visits us from time to time and I wonder how unusual that is to see your former abode full of people enjoying dinner night after night? We appreciate your patronage and... More

Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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 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

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Harold R, Owner at Backfin Blue Cafe, responded to this review

thank you for visiting during the summer heat of Gecko Fest. I am catching up our Trip Adviser page now and it is 45 degrees outside! We appreciate you taking the time to share your reviews and hope you get to visit us again. 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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