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$12 - $25
American, Seafood
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Reviewed February 21, 2020

We came across on our first night in town. We came right when they were supposed to be done serving. However they stayed open for us so we could eat. The server (I feel bad I can’t remember his name) was amazing and the food...was exceptional. We had the the crab cakes and crab stuffed salmon. Best crab cakes I have ever had! So happy to have had the opportunity to eat here!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 21, 2020

This is a great restaurant! They had the best crab cakes I’ve ever tasted! In addition, the service was wonderful. We thought that they were open until 10, but they were really supposed to close at 9. Even though they were supposed to be closing...they stayed so that we could eat! Exceptional service and friendly staff!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

What a great place this is. Small, friendly and great food. The crab cakes are outstanding. Lovely to have a real fire blazing on a cold night but also an outside terrace is available with heaters if required.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 2, 2020

I've been going to Backfin Blue for over 10 years. This restaurant is simply amazing. They are known for their crab cakes but you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. They offer several different fresh fish options daily. I have never had a...bad experience at this restaurant. Although I visit Backfin often, the quality of the food and unique atmosphere never gets old. My favorite dish is their Prime Rib. It's to die for.Always fresh and tender. Recently they changed up their menu a bit but the by adding a couple of interesting selections. The only complaint I have with the menu change, they serve only one additional item with your entree which previously was two. If you're looking for a quality restaurant in the area, make the trip to Backfin Blue. You won't be disappointed and the owner is also the chief.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 15, 2019 via mobile

Another tranquil spot in the cool and calm gulfport area. The atmosphere, service and cuisine were all in alignment for another great return. We look forward to our next visit to try other delectable dishes.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 26, 2019

This is a wonderful place for prime rib and crab cakes. Both were prepared perfectly. The service was attentive. The environment conducive for conversation. We will definitely return.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 16, 2019

We’ve been eating at Backfin for at least 15 years and have never been disappointed. The crab cakes are the real thing, not those sad patties masquerading as crab cakes, and the corn crab chowder is addictive.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 8, 2019 via mobile

The Prime rib was wonderful and Crab Cakes are better than anywhere close to here. The corn and crab chowder is fantastic. Best food in Gulfport.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 6, 2019

This is the place to go to have crab cakes! Nice, quaint, good service and the place to enjoy cocktails & good food!!!

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed November 3, 2019

We are both fairly well traveled, we have eaten in quite a few different cities and countries. When we found Gulfport and Backfin Blue, we stopped ordering crabcakes anywhere else. The rest of the menu is also worth raving about. We are pescatarians but several...of our friends go only for the Prime rib. The owner friendly and personable as is his staff which includes his lovely daughter and son.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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March 29, 2017|
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Response from Einnobgp | Reviewed this property |
No early bird menu, however on Mondays they have a prime rib special
June 1, 2015|
Response from Unionbeach | Property representative |
Hello, We take reservations for parties of 6 more and yes we are kid friendly. We have a kids menu and outdoor seating on our deck usually gives antsy young ones some room to move around. During the summer months the chance... More
March 30, 2015|
Response from Unionbeach | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for contacting Backfin Blue Cafe on TripAdvisor. Yes we do have a wheelchair accessible ramp that is accessible from the service alley that runs behind the restaurant. I suggest you call the restaurant... More
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