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Backfins Crab House
Ranked #7 of 148 Restaurants in Wake Forest
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 5, 2012

On the way home from Florida we stopped in and had a wonderful experience, we have gone back 2 or 3 times since and it only gets better. So far we have not ordered a complete meal, we take turns ordering appetisers 4 or 5 of them will do you in especially the cream crab soup.

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Reviewed July 24, 2012

We frequent this establishment as much as possible!!! My wife, as a child, used to go to a crab house in virginia that is owned by relatives of these owners. We love it!!! True crab house with great food and prices. PLEASE BRING BACK THE CRAB DIP!!! You guys rock!!!

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Thank Thorlo
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

This was our second visit. The first was shortly after they opened a few years ago and since we weren't big on blue crabs and their menu was at the time pretty limited we were not sure we would be back. So I purchased a Groupon to give it a second try. So glad we did! Their menu has expanded which was a blessing for those of us still not fans of blue crabs. Our table included chargrilled oysters which were to die for, snow crab legs, cooked perfectly, fried scallops and shrimp which were delicious. You are not going home hungry but instead most likely with take home containers. Its' down home, nothing fancy, the kind of place that should be sitting on the waterfront with ocean breezes and the sound of seagulls. Our server was awesome, on the ball and the people working the bar were friendly and hospitable. The only thing I wish would be that they have an outdoor patio. The two table they have out front on the sidewalk doesn't work. It's the kind of place that needs picnic tables set up outside. Another diamond in a place you might walk by....don't....step through those doors, yell hello and order a meal to remember. Oh, and for those of you who are all about those blue crabs...they looked like fun, lots of hammering going on and happy faces enjoying!

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Reviewed May 25, 2012

When my inlaws are in town, we always seem to visit this restaurant, which is only a few miles from our home. The wait staff are very friendly and generally knowledgeable about their menu. The menu items are delicious, and we see the seafood delivered fresh from the coast every afternoon. The kids can draw on the brown-papered table cover. Most things are fried or steamed, which may be very appetizing for many patron. We have fun when we go!

Thank Ashley B
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

The fried oysters were excellent as far as size, taste, and consistency. Unfortunately, the fried shrimp was overwhelmed by too much seasoning.

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Thank Traveler M
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