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Backfins Crab House

110 S White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-2740
+1 919-562-8500
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“blue crabs” (19 reviews)
“crab cakes” (52 reviews)
“clams” (28 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
€€ - €€€
110 S White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-2740
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was our first visit to Backfins Crab House and we were celebrating a birthday with our family. It is located in downtown Wake Forest and there is plenty of street parking available. We arrived at 7:30 PM on a Saturday in January and were...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 6 January 2018

I have tried all of the TripAdvisor top ten restaurants in Wake Forest and this is my personal favorite. The blue crabs are delicious! I used to live on the beach and they are just as awesome. They use a different spice (not quite old...More

1  Thank uncwmel10
Reviewed 3 January 2018

I would have never believed it until I tried their food. The place is not fancy AT ALL! Everything is served on paper or plastic (including silverware) but the food is amazing. Best crabcake and fried shrimp I have EVER had!

1  Thank Tams4
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Ate here with my wife for lunch one day and honestly were not impressed. We had been told by a few different friends how good it was so we wanted to try it out for ourselves. Maybe it was an off day..but..the service was slooow...More

Thank GottaSeeAll50
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

A quaint little Streetside seafood restaurant. Food is good and priced correctly. The wait staff made sure we had a pleasant experience. We would go back there again.

Thank peter p
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Two weeks ago we arrived at 5:30 to find there was an hour wait. We passed. Last night we arrived at 4:45 to a 30 minute wait that turned into a little longer. This is a very popular, busy place. Get here early if you...More

Thank blueeyesform
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Backfins Crabhouse has THE BEST SEAFOOD in all of NC. It seems as though this restaurant is a secret shared only by the locals in Wake Forest. The selections are super fresh, well cooked and served piping hot. Beverages never get less than half full...More

1  Thank Madeline103119148
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Tried it again, and once again so disappointed. I smelled like grease walking out. Food was bad.. I gave it a second chance, but no more.

Thank TriciaH
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Excellent seafood and reasonable prices. Generous portions too. Located in the quaint downtown area of Wake Forest.

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Located in small, old downtown environment. Just north of Raleigh. Seafood is specialty and served as you like it. Multiple choices. Small indoor informal atmosphere . Service is super. Food served in a basket . Oysters ,crab cakes and crab legs available.as are salads and...More

Thank stephen l
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Daphne M
3 May 2016|
Response from Calvin N | Reviewed this property |
Dear Reader, I think it should be okay to make a reservation for 8 people. I would suggested you rsvp soon. Enjoy!
Bobbie Jo M
1 March 2016|
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Response from prsquirt | Reviewed this property |
They don't take reservations. Great food, but not the place for large groups. But always call to see if they have a private room that regular customers might not be aware of.
26 September 2015|
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Response from DDiva0903 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they sure do!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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