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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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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good food during first Friday Art walk

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Rosemary F
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Small place in the heart of old Gulfport offering a nice selection of seafood, vegetarian and land entrees.

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Willard, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Backfin Blu was recommended to us by our cab driver from Bats Taxi while he was taking us to Salty's to listen to a good friend play outside for a while. When we walked in, there was no one there (about 8 PM) so we were kind of "iffy" on it :) Staff was very nice and attentive. Both of... More 

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Seminole, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

It was an occasion, the two funny old uncles, slightly pickled, take their visiting niece, of whom they are exceedingly proud, to dinner. The young hostess, explaining that the server was backed up, took our drinks order, over the course of which she moved from somewhat disinterested, to slightly officious and finally on to borderline itchy. Note to management: it... More 

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Gulfport, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This place is by far the best place to go to in Gulfport! Thank you to the staff for a great experience! Loved the food and the service and if you don't get the crab cakes you are SO missing out!!! Loved eveything!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Originally planned to stop in O'Maddys for my husbands birthday dinner... Just to find out the kitchen was closed that day. Back up plan: find best place nearby on TripAdvisor. Read some of the reviews and decided to give Backfin Blue a try. So, so glad we did!!!! We dined on the porch- which had a very quaint, romantic feel.... More 

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Washington DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I'm not a fan of restaurants that don't take reservations, so wanting to try Backfin on a Saturday night was a gamble. We walked up and down the main street of town until a table was available (about 25 minutes) and were seated just inside the door in a crowded, basic decor setting with others. Backfin was a standout because... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Great Maryland style lump crab cakes, nice evening meal out on the porch, good wait staff. My sister and I were staying in the neighborhood the first week in April and the weather was glorious.

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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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Additional Information about Backfin Blue Cafe

Address: 2913 Beach Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
Phone Number: +1 727-343-2583
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 12 - 25
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Barbecue

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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, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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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