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Backfins Crabhouse

Here's what folks are saying about Backfins in Wake Forest...



Online Reviews

Topix Review

Chuck and Sue - AOL

We are both from Maryland having lived around the DC area. We have enjoyed crabs for several years. Our first adventure to Backfin was a fantastic journey. My wife ordered the crab cakes and has stated that they are the best she has every eaten (and she has tried a lot.) I had the fried oyster basket and was pleased with my order. On another occasion, we ordered a dozen steamed crabs along with the hushpuppys and brought them home. We had our own little crab feast on the deck. For my wife's recent birthday, she wanted to go to Backfins turning down an opportunity for Ruths Chris and the 42nd Street Oyster Bar which I had suggested. Again, she had the crab cakes and they couldn't have been better.
Our grandson is up this weekend from Ft. Bragg and we are ordered steamed crabs and hush puppys and have our own little feast.
It's great to see a good crab shack.

More Topix

The Jenkins brothers and family have been catching, cooking and "living" the crab life for many many years!!! They know their crabs and are wonderful people as well!! I look forward to visiting the new restaurant whenever I am near the area! Best of luck! Keep up the good work...



Opening of Backfins...August 2008

as featured in the News & Observer

The opening of Backfins Crabhouse last week in Wake Forest may not have made as big a splash as McCormick & Schmick's, but for fans of Chesapeake Bay blue crabs, it's a trophy catch. The new restaurant's owners, brothers Jim and John Jenkins, hail from Maryland, where their family has been in the crab shack business for three decades. They've re-created that tradition here with tables covered in brown paper and mallets for cracking the shells of the house specialty, steamed crabs. Crabs are offered in any quantity you like, from a single crab to the all you can eat Crab Feast.

The brothers are also proud of their Maryland style crab cakes, which John Jenkins says are "all jumbo lump, with just enough cracker to hold them together." Other options include peel and eat shrimp, oysters and clams on the half shell, and Southern fried seafood platters. There's a modest wine selection, and beers are -- true to crab shack tradition -- available individually by the bottle.

Yelp Reviews

Daniel W...Wake Forest, NC
3 star rating - 12/30/2008


Backfins Crabhouse 110 S. White Street • Wake Forest, NC 27587
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