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Backfins Crab House

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110 S White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-2740
+1 919-562-8500
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food. Soup is heavenly. All served in styrofoam cups and bowls though. And the red potatoes were boiled whole- no seasoning, butter, dill, etc. Just plain. Wasn't expecting that. Sweet tea is SUPER sweet. Beware. Good place to visit when you're craving the beach and seafood. Wish there were more grilled options.

Raleigh, North Carolina
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Maryland style crabs, etc. Everything we gave had here has always been very good. Oysters, cards, shrimp, scallops, etc...

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

They have a very attentive staff and they checked on us frequently. Everything we ordered was well seasoned and tasty. Enjoyed my crablegs , oyster and my appetizers. We will be going back.

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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Kind of expensive but my in laws from Maryland liked the crab cakes! Stick with them or something broiled fried is done so heavily but still very good!

Wake Forest, North Carolina
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Being to this place twice and decided it's really not worth it. When it's Blue Crabs season, they don't really have great supplies of various sizes of crabs, such as jumbo sooks or jimmy. It's very pricey as well and services are not that great. Not a place to go if you want crabs. They should chnge the name to... More 

Wake Forest, North Carolina
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200 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Feeling crabby? Besides Spongebob Squarepants' fictional Krabby Patties, you just can't beat Backfins. The emphasis with the crab cakes is on the crab rather than the cake—all crabmeat, no filler, seasoned and pressed into a patty. Be sure to ask for an extra helping of their awesome remoulade sauce, which you will want to slather on to bring out the... More 

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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Service was friendly and efficient. Mackenzie was amazing. Crap cake was the best I've had in a very long time. I will definitely be back!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Thank you for not having skinny jeans, thank you for not being hipster, thank you for not having reclaimed wood walls, thank you for not having free range organic fru-fru crap with micro greens, thank you for providing good portions of tasty well prepared seafood in a fun family atmosphere, cheers!

Wake Forest, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great seafood at reasonable prices and casual atmosphere. Largest snow crab legs ever. My husband and I love the crab legs platter. Big portions with two sides. Beveryone isn't very friendly.

Wake Forest, North Carolina
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This reminds me of crab feasts in Maryland. The crabs - in any form - are amazing. The wait time can be daunting depending on the day of the week but it is well worth the wait. I am not a hush puppy aficionado and these did little to change my mind but everything else is very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 S White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-2740
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 919-562-8500

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