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Backfin Blue Cafe

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2913 Beach Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
+1 727-343-2583
Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Easy dinner dining; we loved sitting outside

Bluefin's is a nice relaxed restaurant with 'porch' seating avail outside. The food was good, we ate there three times during our vacation week. Sort of like a relaxed, almost fine dining spot. We had several specials and no complaints. We bought young children with us one visit and it was fine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
hivanessa28
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near S Lake Tahoe
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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175 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
near S Lake Tahoe
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Bluefin's is a nice relaxed restaurant with 'porch' seating avail outside. The food was good, we ate there three times during our vacation week. Sort of like a relaxed, almost fine dining spot. We had several specials and no complaints. We bought young children with us one visit and it was fine. Good waitresses.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We ate dinner here with friends & had an excellent meal. My husband loved his pasta & I felt the same about my bacon wrapped shrimp. The setting is pleasant & our server very attentive & nice. The specials were a little expensive but we thought the regular menu reasonable.

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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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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418 reviews 418 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
424 helpful votes 424 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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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, Barbecue, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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?