Backfinz - Seafood Type Restaurant in Murrells Inlet with 42 reviews

Backfinz

Seafood Restaurant in Murrells Inlet

 
Backfinz
Rated: 3.7 out of 5 with 42 Reviews

The ONLY place on the grand strand to serve Maryland style steamed blue crabs and REAL Maryland style lump crab cakes (The right way).


Backfinz
4396 Hwy 17 Business Murells Inlet, SC
Murrells Inlet
843-357-3069
Hours: N/A
General Info:
  • Outdoor Seating
There are currently 42 user submitted reviews for this restaurant.

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Backfinz
Posted: Jan 08th, 2014 at 12:02 pm
From: murrells inlet, SC
By: pb


Avg. Rating:5
Comment to review posted on Posted:05-10-2013 regarding the smoke in the restaurant....guess you don't have to worry about it any longer since the restaurant has closed....probably due to all of the 'negative' reviews that others have posted.....including you.....
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Backfinz
Posted: Dec 11th, 2013 at 12:38 pm
From: Charleston, SC
By: christina


Avg. Rating:5
Since the military moved us from Maryland to Charleston I've been looking for a good place to have Maryland Blue Crabs, finally found Backfinz, the crabs are the best just as if I was in Maryland and the service is always great as well. So glad I found Backfinz. I make trips from Charleston just to eat there.
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Backfinz
Posted: Jun 26th, 2013 at 7:27 pm
From: Houston, TX
By: jg


Avg. Rating:3
We're here now and this place is horrible. The owner's daughter is horrible and the owner doesn't care. They are out of some of the choices on the menu and out of all drought beer. We are from Virginia and Maryland and live in Texas so we came along way for blue crabs. They better be good. Terrible service. If this were a Redskin's restaurant, I guarantee the service would be impeccable. GO SKINS. Houston Texas
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Backfinz
Posted: Jun 15th, 2013 at 7:06 pm
From: Conway, SC
By: g


Avg. Rating:1
We moved from MD several years ago. I have NEVER seen a crab house that had no crabs at 4:00 PM on a Saturday evening and stayed in business. Walk in the front door of Dominoes; they have no dough... do you ever go back?
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Backfinz
Posted: Jun 05th, 2013 at 1:05 am
From: Myrtle beach, SC
By: c.o.k


Avg. Rating:3
Dear Post 5/10/2013, Please learn how to spell simple words and use proper grammar before posting negative comments to someone else...
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Backfinz
Posted: May 10th, 2013 at 2:52 pm
From: Louisa , VA
By: adp


Avg. Rating:3
I would like to comment on the post dated 10-21-2012. My wife and I ate there and enjoyed the crabs very much. Since we got there very early we were some of the only ones there and didn't see anyone smoking and did not smell any smoke. HOWEVER! your comment about smoking and people being from up NORTH . Which I moved from Maryland 45 years ago. Some of us have lung problems (COPD) and smoke causes us to have exacerbations( Look it up) and we can't be around cigaret smoke or anyother type of smoke. I wasw a smoker for 57 years at 3+ packs a day. Sorry to say I didn't know how bad I stunk and how much it affected others. Now I do and I opologize to all those I offended with my smelly cigs. Get with the program , it's becomeing a thing of the past. it's 2013 and people want a smoke free environment to eat in. It's been proven a smoke free environment brings in more customers. Have a good day. Now I have to find a smoke free crab house, which there are. I might have to travel to N. Myrtle Beach, but I at least will know that I will enjoy my crabs because I will be able to taste them and not think I'm smoking a cigaret. Have a good day.
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Backfinz
Posted: Oct 21st, 2012 at 4:01 pm
From: Murrells Inlet, SC
By: bp


Avg. Rating:5
Backfinz is great place... Ric and Laura (the owners) DO NOT treat the locals any better that anyone else as someone previously wrote.....the service and staff are excellent....the food is excellent....and as far as smoking in the restaurant....it's in the bar area only and the place is big enough for all you non-smokers....only the northerners seem to complain about this!! Some people aren't happy unless they have something to complain about apparently.....THE CRABS ARE EXCELLENT.....I am originally from Baltimore so I know about great steamed crabs, and Backfinz is the best in the Myrtle Beach area!
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Backfinz
Posted: Jul 26th, 2012 at 11:22 pm
From: laurel, MD
By: nesss925


Avg. Rating:4.2
More than expected. Should have coupons. Would have visted sooner. I now have a place to go everytime im in myrtle beach. Doz jumbo great and service excellent..
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Backfinz
Posted: Jun 23rd, 2012 at 11:41 pm
From: Lexington, SOUTH CAROLINA
By: wg


Avg. Rating:3
Worst service ever! Crabs were good, but it took forever to get them. Out of shrimp and condiments. Waitress (who is the owners daughter) could really care less if you ever got your drinks or food. We were regulars, but we will never go back.
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Backfinz
Posted: May 30th, 2012 at 6:14 pm
From: Augusta, GA
By: emw


Avg. Rating:4
My primary residence is in Augusta Georgia but I have a house in Severna Park Maryland also. Going to Backfinz makes me feel like I'm at home and going to Seaside in Glen Burnie.
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Backfinz
Posted: Apr 21st, 2012 at 10:01 pm
From: China Grove, NORTH CAROLINA
By: dm


Avg. Rating:5
DO NOT READ THE BAD REVIEWS!!!!I am a former Maryland resident and anyone that knows Maryland steamed crabs knows that you cant just get them anywhere!!! We have searched and searched since moving to NC over 6 yrs ago and a 4 hr trip vs a 7.5 hr trip to Md is it!!! We found Backfinz on the internet and we drove that 4 hrs to meet the best hard working staff EVER!!! I was so glad to find them and sit and eat crabs for 30.00 all u can eat and check out all the Baltimore Colts Orioles and Raven pics on the wall! So go there and judge for yourself before reading the negatives!! I love you guys and will take the trip as I have for 2 yrs now just for your crabs, get a room and come home the next day!!! Stay in Myrtle!!!!!!!We LOVE YOOOOOOOOOOOU!!!!!!!
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Backfinz
Posted: Mar 27th, 2012 at 12:36 pm
From: North Myrtle Beach, SC
By: a. wesloski


Avg. Rating:4.3
Everything I heard it would be. A friend of ours from Maryland recommended we try this place. I never heard of it so needless to say I was very excited to try it out because I used to live in the Baltimore area (Towson) and I missed steamed crabs. When we got there I could see people cracking open crabs at their table and realized that I came to the right place. Once we got seated my wife ordered the crab cake platter and I got the all you can eat crabs. We also ordered the crab dip appetizer while we waited for my crabs to be steamed. The crab dip was very good. It came with old bay already in it but I like a lot which was nice because I noticed they have old bay on every table. Our food came out about 25 min later and it was awesome. The crabs were as good as they are in Maryland and my wife couldn't stop talking about how good her crab cake was. We were there for about 2 hours. The owner came over and introduced himself while I worked on my crabs. Very friendly staff and owner. My wife and I will definitely be back. If you like steamed crabs and crab cakes the way its done in Maryland then check this place out!
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Backfinz
Posted: Nov 29th, 2011 at 7:49 am
From: Middle River, MD
By: ldh


Avg. Rating:4.2
We LOVE Backfinz! It is THE place to watch Ravens games. We bought a home in Surfside a year ago, but had been vacationing in the area for years prior to that. The new place in Garden City is fabulous. My only complaint is the smoking. Now that it is banned in Maryland, I've gotten used to a smoke free environment. Maybe someday ...
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Posted: Sep 26th, 2011 at 1:26 pm
From: Arnold, , MD
By: lh


Avg. Rating:2.3
Drove an hour to go to Backfinz for the Ravens/St. Louis game - 9/25/11. It was so very cool to see all of the Ravens fans there. Had to leave at half time because the smoke was so bad in the place. Service was ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!! Waited the entire first half of the game to get steamed crabs and then the waitress said we hadn't ordered them. Then, she came back and said they gave our large crabs away and only have mediums left. Soup was cold and service was only good by the kids bussing the tables. We won't be going back again.
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Posted: Sep 15th, 2011 at 9:03 pm
From: North Royalton, OH
By: ebb


Avg. Rating:5
Awesome! I haven't had blue crabs in years. Just as I remember them from 1979. Note to visitors to MB, Backfinz has moved. They are just before the Garden City Furniture Store going south on Hwy 17, right side of the road. Not a big sign, but it's worth finding it.
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