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Back Bay Seafood Restaurant

1458 Magnolia St, Gulfport, MS 39507-3515
228-248-0505
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Ranked #27 of 192 restaurants in Gulfport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Great seafood and service excellent. A place where the locals go which is always a plus in my book. Check it out.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Great seafood and service excellent. A place where the locals go which is always a plus in my book. Check it out.
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Family of 8 people including 4 children came for lunch last day of July. The guys ordered gumbo and girls the apple and walnut salad and both meals were very good. Service was quick but we were the only people at around the 3pm time slot. Children seemed to enjoy their meals. Great service and friendly waiter. Son-in-law was told... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Service was good. The fried green tomatos were bland. The bayou platter was good. Not impressed just another restaurant.

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Richmond, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

In town for a week-long visit and softball tournament, we've dined in a number of seafood restaurants. We were delightfully surprised with our dinner and desserts at Back Bay. The menu has a good variety of seafood items as well as several offerings for those not in the mood for seafood. Our party consisted of 3 adults and 2 children... More

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Gulfport, Mississippi
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The guy that owns this place owns several restaurants in the fine dining sector along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I was not impressed by the service at this location. Albeit was almost closing time, our server had no substantial personality. He seemed more interested in cleaning than taking care of his guests. My steak came back highly undercooked and had... More

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Diamondhead, Mississippi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

For the most part their menu is average. The seafood (both fried & broiled) lacks imagination along with overbattered & small portions of seafood. Staff has problems listening to orders (Especially at the bar). This would be a great location if the staff & kitchen could get their act together.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The interior was much nicer than the outside, giving a try at fine dining atmosphere, however the brown paper table clothes kind of took away from that. Also, the dinnerware needs updating. The plates and bowls looked like something out of the 70's. Our server made excellent recommendations and was very pleasant and attentive. The food was great. The Oysters... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Rode by this place a few times and finally stopped in. I wasn't impressed right off the bat and should of left then. The hostess, well she just seemed miserable. The place was cute but not sure why any restaurant would put a roll of brown paper over top of beautiful black tablecloths. I thought this reduced the atmosphere from... More

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Gautier, Mississippi
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204 reviews 204 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I bragged on this place to a co-worker only yesterday. I stopped here this afternoon for an early solo visit full of appetizers, entrees and libations. The hostess (since I was alone) asked if was eating at the bar. No, a table. If I wanted to sit at a bar I would have gone to a bar. She seated me... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This used to a restaurant we frequented at least once a week. The last time we went here they had changed everything to a "fine dining" from the southern seafood place it had been. We were completely unaware about the change. The sign was the same there was no rebranding. I felt sort of duped and because of my southern... More

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Have been going to Back Bay for a few years and just recently went and noticed a change in decor and menu, Great Change! Loved the food, service was very nice.

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