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Backfin Blue Cafe

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2913 Beach Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
+1 727-343-2583
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon 16:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Gulfport, Florida
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good food. Relaxed, pleasant service. Crab cakes are the best I've had south of the Chesapeake. Obviously a seafood place, but I heaar their prime rim and steak are also excellent.

Thank ab0si
Baltimore, Maryland
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the better meals I've had. Highly recommend the tuna and crab dish. Excellent taste and lovely presentation.

Thank Robert D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Ate at Backfin Blue Cafe with my husband and parents this evening. Where do I start? Sweet, Quaint, Homey feel... very inviting! Don't be fooled by its small inside dining area, it's top notch believe me. I just love going somewhere to eat that I can wear jeans but still get upscale food. Now on to the food. Crab cakes...... More 

Thank Jessica L
Gulfport, Florida
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to this restaurant for many years and they finally broke my back and i won't be going back. The prime rib special on Mondays is delish and well worth the price. However, my friend ordered a special macadamia crusted grouper which came with a very tiny house salad and that was it, a piece of fish... More 

Thank Einnobgp
Treasure Island, Florida
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206 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

My wife and I stopped in early on night and had a great crab salad and a pretty good meatloaf. Cold beer and friendly service.

Thank oahudrew
Lutz, Florida
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Backfin Blue is a small restaurant, built in an old house in "downtown" Gulfport. The majority of the seating is on a deck outside and the atmosphere is very small town. The reason I first came here was my desperate search for a Maryland crabcake in Florida. To date, this is the best I've found. My wife and I have... More 

Thank Russell H
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109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Had a hard time finding somewhere that had good reserves in the area and was very pleasantly surprised by this restaurant.

Thank Aaron Y
Plainfield, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Love this town and the cute atmosphere of this place. Eat on the porch and enjoy a glass of the best house made Sangria ever! A crab cake sandwich and prime rib sandwich were fantastic the night we went. Walk through downtown afterward and see the moss hanging in the trees. A real Florida gem!

Thank cbavon2015
Dublin, Ireland
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67 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

OK. Here's the story. Have eaten here before and loved it however this time wasn't impressed with them: the half empty restaurant should have signalled that something was awry in the kitchen. Starters were wonderful - I had Shrimps wrapped in bacon & basil with sweet coleslaw whilst my wife ordered the lump crab cake. The shrimps read weird but... More 

Thank John O
Harold R, Owner at Backfin Blue Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you and all our Tripadvisor friends who help us with their reviews. I can see where our server could have handled your concerns about your prime rib more effectively, perhaps offering you another cut [ prime rib has a fattier end on the chuck end of the prime and the leaner end is the sirloin end ]. I... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 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

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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
US$12 - US$25
American, Seafood, Soups
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2913 Beach Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gulfport
  • Phone Number: +1 727-343-2583

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