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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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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

...for the food as much as just hanging out with fabulous people who run this restaurant. Maryland Crabcakes at their best, but really, everything is good. It's casual, and it's truly a family restaurant. Mostly, because they make us feel like family. We will continue to come back often.

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Thank DHNC
Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You have not had real seafood until you've visited Backfins Crab House. They have the best crab cakes! Other places claim to serve crab cakes, but you find yourself eating more bread crumbs than anything else. At Back Fins, the crab cakes are huge, and full of crab meat (absolutely delicious)!!!!

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Thank Kendita
Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried Backfin's for the first time last night and it was Delicious. Not the place to put on your fancy clothes for fine dining. No table cloths, just paper wiith plastic plates, and paper towels. This is casual dining at its BEST. The food was fresh and the service was attentive. The CRAB CAKES...were amazing, lump crab with just enough... More 

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Knightdale, North Carolina, United States
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I LOVE this place. Backfins has THE best seafood - especially if you like it "East Coast Southern Style" - fried! My mouth is watering just thinking about last weekend. I hope this will be one of our favorite haunts for date nights. It's perfect if you have children with you, too! I've been here before and it's consistently superb.... More 

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Thank Debbie L
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 18 January 2017 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.

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Thank Dana W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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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Thank kinkung2017
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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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Thank Tonya S
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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!

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Thank Holly G
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 

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Thank Janet M
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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205 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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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, Highchairs Available
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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