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Backfin Blue Cafe

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2913 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707-5547
+1 727-343-2583
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon 16:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Lutz, Florida
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 5 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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5 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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66 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Seminole, Florida
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

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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109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

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 12 October 2016

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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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

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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85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

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

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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, 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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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 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?