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Backfin Blue Cafe

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2913 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707-5547
+1 727-343-2583
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great casual restaurant, sit out on the outdoor patio or indoors and enjoy delicious seafood or prime rib. Known for their Maryland Style Crab Cakes, they also have other seafood dishes including a wonderful BBQ Salmon with Guacamole. Great Prime Rib specials, too. Something for everybody including Meatloaf! Reasonable selection of wines.

Thank John S
Seminole, Florida
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not very many places in Florida you can find Maryland crab cakes. All lump meat and no fillers. The portion sizes are very small for the meals, that's my only complaint. Otherwise the food is very good and fresh

Thank NancyHpebble33777
Tampa, Florida
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had dinner at Blacken Blue this past week. We thought the flavors were great. We had the bar b q shrimp and a crab dish. My only complaint was the portions were very small. On the shrimp entree there were only 4 medium size shrimp. Both of us left hungry. The outside seating was really nice.

Thank Mark P
Lexington, Kentucky
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At Backfin Blue we enjoyed one of the best meals we've had while vacationing in the Tampa Bay area. In addition to a superb meal, the ambiance of the place was perfect. Best of all, we discovered the community of Gulfport in the process of seeking out the restaurant.

1 Thank SojournerScholar
Chicago, Illinois
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a few recommendation for this restaurant we were looking forward to our visit. The service was very prompt and the menu was explained quickly after arriving. The food was kind of a mixed bag in our opinion. I had the crab cake sandwich, while my wife had their ravioli. My sandwich was hit and miss, the crab cake itself... More 

2 Thank zman96
Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic informal restaurant that does some of the best seafood dishes I know. I took friends last night and it was my second visit this week. They are known for their crab cakes - all crab and the size of a tennis ball. Very friendly and helpful staff.

1 Thank Artmo
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for first class food in a quaint setting, this is your place. Great service. It's not inexpensive, but I was surprised when the final bill was much less than I expected.

1 Thank Jon C
Ft. Lauderdale, fl.
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This place was very good. The food, the service and the cost. They had a good choice of food and everything we ordered was perfect.

1 Thank iamsteelrose
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food, great service! I had crab cakes with corn crowder and it was great! Our server was on top of everything, very friendly place!!

1 Thank grasseyes51
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Had crab stuffed grouper for a wonderful early dinner. Server was a delight. Highly recommended. Limited bar, beer and wine only.

1 Thank Patricia H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $25
American, Soups, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2913 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707-5547
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gulfport
  • Phone Number: +1 727-343-2583

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?