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Backfins Crabhouse

  • 110 S. White St.
    Wake Forest, NC 27587

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. They're offered in any quantity you like, from a single crab to the $24.95 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 by the bottle only.


  • Accessible to people with disabilities:
  • Monday Hours: closed
  • Tuesday Hours: closed
  • Wednesday Hours: 4-10pm
  • Thursday Hours: 4-10pm
  • Friday Hours: 11:30am-10pm
  • Saturday Hours: noon-10pm
  • Sunday Hours: noon-9pm


  • Group Seating (30 or more):
  • Reservation Recommended:
  • Serves Dinner:
  • Serves Lunch:
  • Dinner Price for Two: $$ $20-$40
Other Amenities
  • Private Dining:
  • Takeout:
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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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