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Backson's Fine Burgers and Mussels

#251 of 1,688 Restaurants in Porto
££ - £££, European,
Rua de Miragaia 54, Porto 4050-386, Portugal
+351 22 319 6911
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (15 reviews)
“guacamole” (3 reviews)
“buffalo wings” (2 reviews)
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Bar, European, Contemporary, Portuguese, American, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Rua de Miragaia 54, Porto 4050-386, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited this place last year and liked it a lot, so I decided to return. The burgers are still every bit as good, and the non-burger menu became much more varied. I wish they had added homemade lemonades and teas though. New outdoor seating...More

Thank Ольга Ф
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found Backson’s by chance and were positively surprised by the high quality of the food and the great service. We had beef and veggie burgers, both amazing! The place is off the touristy paths but it’s totally worth it the walk.

1  Thank Evguenia A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

10 minute walk down river- free parking - below main road Wife and I staying around the corner for month and were delighted to find Backson’s. Easy 5 Star rating: Food - great selection of different than local - * big hamburgers w different toppings...More

Thank dmduncan65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked away rather, but easily walkable from town. Really friendly and knowledgeable host. Slightly limited menu - largely burgers and mussels, but very good.

Thank TheShuffs
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A bit out of the way but worth seeking out offers something different including craft portuguese beer

Thank Colster10
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Food was delicious. We ordered both a regular burger and a vegetarian burger and both were very good. Be prepared for a lot of food!

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Had the mussels twice while we were staying nearby - fantastic!! The World Cup was on at the same time which was streamed in english so an added bonus!

Thank Moi B
Reviewed 18 May 2018

We were walking close to the river and looking for lunch. Restaurant looked so nice so we stayed there and we did good thing. They had friendly staff, good food and craft beer! Highly recommend.

Thank KatarinaFurova
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Wife and I had an excellent dinner of guacamole/chips, BBQ ribs, and Portuguese style mussels ! Service was great and very friendly. We now know why Backson's reviews are excellent !!

Thank carriercj .
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Friendly owners in a restaurant behind the river wall in Miragaia. Specially is ribs, burgers and mussels. Good craft beer. Fair prices.

Thank msa0019
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua de Miragaia 54, Porto 4050-386, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 319 6911
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Our concept is to take popular meals and recreate them in a class above, keeping the price affordable. The core menu consists of American-style thick burgers and Belgian fresh mussels, with an addition of a few specials - such as fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs. To make the experience complete, we keep a long list of exceptional starters, several kinds of craft beer on tap, and a selection of high quality wine. Located in the heart of Porto, on river Douro, in front of Palacio de Alfandega, we strive to create experiences that are both affordable and memorable.
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