Chuck and Sue
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.
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...
of Backfins...August 2008
featured in the News & Observer
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
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
W...Wake Forest, NC
3 star rating - 12/30/2008