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Backfins Crab House

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110 S White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-2740
+1 919-562-8500
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16:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Tonya S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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Thank Holly G
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Janet M
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Michelle P
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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!

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Thank Jason G
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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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.

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Thank Lisa D
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The crabs are delicious. I love that you can get a 1/2 dozen. The hush puppies were good as well. My only negative was the waiting time we were told 40 minute wait to be seated it was an hour. But once I tasted the crabs it was worth the wait. I will just go when they first open moving... More 

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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, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?