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Backfins Crab House

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$$ - $$$
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110 S White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-2740
+1 919-562-8500
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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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'll caveat this review by saying I'm from Maryland. Crabs, beer and football, that's what Maryland does. I went in with an open mind. We had a little bit of a wait but it went quickly. We sat at a picnic style table and I really enjoyed the décor. It was like we were at the beach. The restaurant is... More 

Thank Kathleen H
Durham, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I both agreed. Crabcakes just awesome! We will return. Low key. Friendly staff. Great food.

Thank JimfromDuke
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to say this place has the best crab cakes in NC. Reminds me of home. We eat here several times throughout the year. Being from the DMV, blue crabs ... a must. Not a huge fan of the snow crab legs but they are my kids absolute favorite while I love the blue crabs.

Thank Michelle Y K
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from MD and when I eat a crab cake I expect lump white crabmeat with very little filler lightly grilled. It should fall apart into chunks when you put a fork in it. You know the seafood is fresh when they sell out of key items such as blue crabs, every night.

Thank Jeff P
Pensacola, Florida
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109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here because there were rave reviews about it but we were beyond disappointed. First, we were a party of 7 and they had an open table that sat 6-10. When we had been waiting 15 min (they quoted us 45) we asked about that table. They told us they were waiting to save that for a larger party... More 

Thank Bentina T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Don't expect fine dining, but the food is great and the place is fun. Big helpings and delicious food. The staff is helpful and friendly.

Thank Stephen D
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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489 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

One crabcakes platter will feed 2! The crabcakes are so large and mostly crab. Very fresh and delish!!

Thank LPLoveToTravel
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The food is good. The owner is personal and nice. Seafood is great and when you great it has flavor!

Thank Doward16
Raleigh, North Carolina
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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.

Thank DHNC
Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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)!!!!

Thank Kendita

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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
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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?