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Backfin Blue Cafe

2913 Beach Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
+1 727-343-2583
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (55 reviews)
“crab cakes” (126 reviews)
“meatloaf” (14 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2913 Beach Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really good meal. There was a large portion of backfin crab meat on my salad. Menu offers a wide variety at reasonable prices. Wine by the glass is a generous pour. Very friendly staff. A Gulfport must visit restaurant.

Thank George B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Backfin Blue about 18 months ago and, to be fair, didn't give it the best of reviews......mainly due to a prime rib issue. We revisited BB very recently and think it only fair to share our experience which, this time, was wonderful. Neither of...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been our GO TO for many years! The Crab Cakes are the best in all of St Pete and Tampa! All the food is amazing! Always consistent!! The wait staff is the best, they are always so much fun!!!!!!! The deck is...More

Thank joseph1971
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know if this place changed hands or what . But it was my first time here this season and in my opinion it's not quite the same. I have always bragged about how good their crab cakes were and I was very disappointed...More

Thank thomas m
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner on a Friday evening . The prime rib dinner was very good . My wife had the seafood special that was tasty also . Very friendly service.

Thank Bluelake8213
Reviewed 27 November 2017

My husband and I had dinner here twice, both times outdoors on the quiet covered patio. Casual restaurant with great food, good service, and friendly staff. Memorable dishes were Backfin salad with lump crabmeat and shrimp, prime rib, crabcakes, and mahi-scallop combo, all reasonably priced....More

Thank Saganorth
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

When a restaurant gets recommended by employees of another unrelated restaurant, you know you have to try it so we did! From the outside, it looks small but there are plenty of tables inside and out. Now to the food — GREAT! Service - GREAT!...More

Thank Christine T
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I have lived in the area for more than six months and this is the first time we have visited this restaurant. Don't make the same mistake as me, GET THERE RIGHT AWAY! My wife and I go to many restaurants but this was the...More

Thank 355timothys
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Large chunk crab cakes, super friendly service set in a charming yet funky village known as Gulfport. Gulfport is a good place to stroll after eating. This is not upscale but a porch table is an attractive setting for a fine meal.

Thank PascoBob
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Getting anything with crab on it will work here. They have it in plenty and don't disappoint. My son wanted pizza though and he liked it. I got this trio with lobster ravioli, bacon wrapped BBQ shrimp and a crab cake. So delicious.

Thank Toby M
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Questions & Answers
29 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Einnobgp | Reviewed this property |
No early bird menu, however on Mondays they have a prime rib special
1 June 2015|
Response from Harold R | 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
30 March 2015|
Response from Harold R | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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