Backfinz - Murrells Inlet Restaurants & Seafood Restaurant Reviews

Backfinz

Seafood Restaurant in Murrells Inlet

Backfinz
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
Rated 4 out of 5
There are currently 42 user submitted reviews for this restaurant.


Reviews of Backfinz

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:01-08-2014
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

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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Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:12-11-2013
Charleston, South Carolina

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.
ref: 27160

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-26-2013
Houston, Texas

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
ref: 26764

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:One Star
Posted:06-15-2013
Conway, South Carolina

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?
ref: 26711

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-05-2013
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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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Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-10-2013
Louisa, Virginia

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.
ref: 26601

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:10-21-2012
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

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!
ref: 26103

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-26-2012
Laurel, Maryland

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..
ref: 25661

Food:Four Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-23-2012
Lexington, SO

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.
ref: 25387

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:05-30-2012
Augusta, Georgia

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.
ref: 25218

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-21-2012
China Grove, NO

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!!!!!!!
ref: 24995

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-27-2012
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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!
ref: 24863

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:11-29-2011
Middle River, Maryland

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 ...
ref: 24338

Food:Three Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:One Star
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-26-2011
Arnold,, Maryland

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.
ref: 24058

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-15-2011
North Royalton, Ohio

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.
ref: 23970

Food:Top Rated
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-17-2011
Baltmore, Maryland

I love the place. The atmosphere and the people that work there make me feel at home. Cant wait to watch the Ravens there again this year. Ravens and Crabs on a Sunday....you just cant beat that!!!!
ref: 23704

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-13-2011
Baltimore, Maryland

Backfinz was great. I personally recommend it. Ray Lewis #52
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Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-13-2011
Washington Dc, Washington DC

As the president of the United States of America, I want to to give 2 thumbs up to Backfinz in Garden City, SC.
ref: 23661

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-24-2011
Glen Burnie, Maryland

I am surprised about some of the negative previous reviews. My wife and I who are from the Baltimore/Glen Burnie, MD area was informed about Backfinz by my sister (who use to work with the owner before he retired from the Postal Service in Maryland). When we went there last year (July of 2010), we were treated well by the staff, and the crab cake sandwiches we bought were fairly priced and with "REAL" crab meat (not fillers that are usually in pretend crab cakes, and were seasoned like we are use to getting in the better crab places at home (i.e. Romano's in Glen Burnie). There were other persons and groups there with Maryland ties, and they did not appear to have any problems with the whole crabs they were ordering. Before we left the place, we asked for and met the owner, who was pleasant. We are sorry that we were not able to get back there this year since we wanted to try other restaurants in northern Myrtle Beach (i.e. Rioz, near Broadway At The Beach and The Giant Crab).
ref: 23434

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-19-2011
San Antonio, Texas

Our experience at Backfinz was wonderful. Half of our party of 10 was from lower Delaware so we had pretty high expectations of what a crab house should be. The others had no experience eating hard crabs or what to expect. Rick, the owner and Laura the manager took great care of us even teaching the novices how to crack the crabs. The atmosphere was low key and perfect for a large party. We had the dozen large hard crabs, one order of all you can eat medium crabs, a pound of steamed shrimp, crab cakes, mixed seafood plate and a child's order. Everything was fantastic; authentic Maryland crabs served on butcher block paper. This was our favorite dining experience in Myrtle Beach.
ref: 23353

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-15-2011
Baltimore, Maryland

Smoky and depressing atmosphere, just one small TV playing CSI reruns for background noise. Wait staff is RUDE and unmotivated. Drinks were always empty, plates never cleared. Food is decent, but overpriced. Be prepared to wait 45 min fo them to steam your crabs. Not worth it
ref: 22614

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:One Star
Posted:03-23-2011
Owings Mills, Maryland

I have been to Backfinz on many trips to Myrtle Beach for many Raven's Games, My Mother Brother in Law and my Sister live in Murrells Inlet and I am moving down in a few months. Have never had a bad meal or service there but I must say when I was down in 09 I did bring down 350 lbs of JO spice for Rick because he was almost out so he did comp our entire meal and drinks...............have not been to the new place yet but will be soon and will let you all know. By the way I am moving from Baltimore and have been here all of my 45 years so that should tell you something. Let Bob know if you need more spice Rick......will be down soon........Joe..
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Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-21-2010
Greenville, South Carolina

As a former Marylander, I have had to wait for yearly pilgrimages back to MD for trays of steamed crabs each summer during our Ocean City MD vacation. I've lived in upstate SC for 20 years now and this has been our tradition. This year we changed to Myrtle Beach in order to save money. I took a chance and looked up maryland steamed crabs online and found backfinz. I was not disappointed! Crabs came in fresh at 530. We arrived at 6. Immediately seated at a roomy booth and were quickly met by a server. Maybe it was all the MD memorabilia I was checking out or the TV in the booth that kept the kids occupied but I never recall waiting around very long for anything. In fact, we were checked on by no less than 3 servers making sure our drinks were full and we had enough of the all-you-can-eat crabs. Absolutely the next best thing to being in a Baltimore crab house. Sure beats the drive.
ref: 20354

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-25-2010
Manheim, Pennsylvania

we just bought a place in Myrtle Beach in Nov. of '09!Love the area and all the people,so friendly. Then we went to backfinz, and met the waitress from HELL! This blond,so called waitress also claimed to be the manager! We ordered crabs for $38.00 a dozen,the special is $30.00 for all you can eat. We got our bill and she OVER CHARGED us, we questioned it but since she the manager thats the way it is.We also had burgers, very thin, i ordered mine medium rare, it looked like a hockey puck!!!,there was a bit of green,think it was lettuce, there wasn't enough to tell! the red could have been tomato, i ordered it with lettuce and tomato. BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID IF YOU GO THERE!!!!!!!!!,you too, may experince the waitress/manager from HELL and her overcharging rath! NEVER AGAIN!!!! loose your manager or you will go out of business like the last owners!!!
ref: 19908

Food:Three Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-18-2010
Raleigh, North Carolina

The service at this restaurant is absolutely HORRIBLE. I am from Maryland and grew up on crab houses in Southern Maryland. My in-laws live locally in Conway, SC, so several times a year we go to Backfinz for crabs. The service is always very slow, but during our visit on 7/16/10 the service was just unacceptable. We called ahead of time to make sure they have crabs (we've been there before when they don't have crabs, so always call ahead) and we made a reservation for 8 people. When we arrived, they did not have a table ready for us. They told us it would be a half hour wait before the crabs were ready, so we ordered drinks and appetizers. Our waitress forgot several things we ordered, so we had to remind her several times. After about a 45 minute wait, a tray of 12 crabs were brought out for 7 of the 8 people in our party to share. Then no more trays of crabs came out. We finally complained and were told the crabs would be out in 10 more minutes, but we had heard that all evening and no longer wanted to wait so we asked for our check. Our waitress added an 18% gratuity to our tabs, but we did not want to pay this amount of gratuity for lousy service, so we told her we would not be paying gratuity. She then said we HAD TO pay the gratuity and threatened to call the police if we didn't. She finally relented and took it off the bill. Our waitress treated us horribly like it was our fault for the bad service. If you go to Backfinz, be aware that you will wait a very long time for crabs. My recommendation would be to go to Dirty Dicks in N. Myrtle Beach instead of Backfinz. The food and service are both very good at Dirty Dicks and they have crabs.
ref: 19810

Food:Four Stars
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Two Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:07-09-2010
Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Rick, the owner, is from Maryland and prepares his seafood in the authentic Maryland style which is far superior to the bland SC food. Steamed crabs, crab cakes, etc. are as good as any MD joint. Backfinz has moved to a larger place on US17-Business, about 1 1/2 miles north o the old Murells Inlet spot. We go there to watch Ravens games on Rick's TVs that are from the 70's. Let's hope he upgrades the TVs in his new spot. Rick is not a grouch at all, a very nice guy but low keyed. He loves cops, military and firefighters so if you're one of those, do stop in. If you are a Ravens fan, by all means come in...no Steelers fans at all! Maryland style seafood all the time!
ref: 19682

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-02-2010
Baltimore, Maryland

I haven't been their for a couple of years. The food was good. The service is very slow. Still can't get used to the smoking in the bar area. I just found out they moved. I hope it has a little more room. Over all we liked the restaurant.
ref: 19620

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-22-2010
Baltimore, Maryland

I love the place. The "down home" atmosphere makes it even more special. For those of you who are complaining, maybe you should reconsider. I think they all do a great job. We love coming here. We've been to many more "upscale" restaurants, but we like this one better. You should remember that oftentimes you are treated in response to the way you treat others. Maybe you should be nicer yourself. I've had to wait a LONG time at your supposedly "upscale" restaurants. Maybe the problem is you, not them.
ref: 19482

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-16-2010
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Backfinz was hands down the greatest restraunt that i know who owns. so all of you no life people writing bad reviews on here need to listen up. they make all of there food from fresh products so it takes more time to make. (Blank)(im not allowed to say) is the head chef and he is one of the greatest cooks in this world. it takes so long to make it because he prepares every meal himself. its 1 guy making all of the food. so when your moaning and groaning over how amazing the food is then you can give your thanks to the head chef. its pricey but worth it when you take the time to look into how your food is made then you realize its worth it. also they specialize in maryland crabs so if you dont like maryland crabs then why go there. think before you act and say all of these bad things. realization comes into play in T-minus NOW. be fortunate that you have the luxury to go to these restraunts.
ref: 19402

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-15-2010
Chicago, Illinois

After reading some negative reviews, and being from Chicago I was a bit worried about visiting this restaurant, but OMG best food I have had anywhere. You really will love this place if you love a REALLY good crab cake. We did visit with locals, and I'm not sure how that affected service, but ours was attentive, friendly and an all around great experience. The Shrimp, blue crabs, and crab cakes were out of this world. The owner came and talked to us, and was very friendly. we are in town for 5 more days, and I can't wait to eat here again before we drive home 16 hours. Go and experience this delicious restaurant
ref: 19354

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-30-2010
Charleston, South Carolina

We visited the old building May of 09 the building was old, however they have a brand new building on Kings Hwy heading into Myrtle Beach. When we got there we were greeted with a friendly staff, I ordered ayce blue crabs, OMG awesome! They took approximately 20 minutes to cook, but before I was done with the first dozen another dozen was brought out. I'd have to say that we received excellent service our drinks stayed full, the food was hot and delicious. My husband got chicken fingers and french fries outstanding, he also got a slice of cheesecake which was really good. We are not locals in Myrtle Beach, we love in Charleston, SC but we will make that drive just to eat there!
ref: 19151

Food:Two Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:11-20-2009
Laurel, Maryland

OMG !!! Heard this place was great, like home away from home for Maryland crab lovers, but hold your horses. The owner Ric and his daughter put the locals first. If you are visiting from out of town stay away. Do not expect fast service, over 1 1/2 hours for crabs, and they will not serve the food at the same time for everyone in your party. The young kids they have serving the food are nice, friendly and apologetic for the grumpy manager and owner. Does not feel like you are welcomed, unless you are a local that spends your time at the bar kissing butt with the manager. Stay away, trust me, you will not miss out on anything. Could have made better crab cakes myself with buying crabs in a can and making my own, waste of time and money.
ref: 17717

Food:Three Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:11-20-2009
Kansas City, Missouri

Backfinz was a horrible experience. While the food was good (really missed the blue crabs), the service was horrible. Took 2 hours to receive food and some never received theirs at all. They had the reservation for over a month prior to the date however, they put the settup in the back storage section and did not have enough mallots or silverware. One might be able to overlook the length of time for crabs since it does take awhile and our group was large however, management was the worst experience ever encountered. Would say that they seemed to treat the local patrons well so I would conclude that if you are local and visit often - high recommend; otherwize stay away - far away!
ref: 17716

Food:Three Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-31-2009
Staten Island, New York

I will never return! I agree wth one poster who said the manager, the daughter of the owner, was rude and was not at all concerned about her customers.The entire staff looked tired and not really wanting to be there! It just seemed like the worst atmosphere ever! Had the all you can eat crabs, yes they were good but they were dumped on the table in front of us and there was really no elbow room to eat and enjoy! It was a mess. I believe they should tear down the building and try again. The restaurant was dingy and smelled "old". I would not spend my money there again as I feel I could enjoy a great dinner somewhere else for what I paid! A mess! Maybe the owner should fire his daughter and take it over himself?!!!!
ref: 16422

Food:Four Stars
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-24-2009
Sumerduck, Virginia

Well the place is nothing to write home about and the service is not good. The food was good though. One had the Fried Shrimp which was fried almost overdone but the shrimp had a good taste. Another had the Steak and Crab Cake. Steak was good, cooked as ordered (medium rare) and Crab cake was filled with crab no filler. Last Dinner had the all you can eat crabs for 30.00 which is a great price. The server said they were small and medium. These were small crabs but had a lot of meat and tasted good. If you come here be prepared to wait, service is SLOW and not all that good. Food was good but besides the All you can eat Crabs was a bit pricey. The tables and chairs are plastic but a good quality. The whole place is nothing to look at but not dirty.
ref: 16242

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-15-2009
Bullard, Texas

I have traveled over over the world and have eaten in many resturants. Never in my life have I been treated with total disrespect. I waited for over an hour for my crabs and was told that they would be out any minute, well the any minute turned into two hours. Other members in the party who had ordered food other then crabs were served within 30 minute or never received their food. The night manger was a complete waste of time to even talk to. It appeared to me that if you were a local you received your food in a timely manner, but if they didn't know you, you went to the end of the line. I would rate this place because I would never call it a restaurant the worst dinning expierence I have ever had.
ref: 16024

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-26-2009
Manassas, Virginia

Worst place EVER! We had a family reunion and half our family waited 2 hours for food that never came. We asked to talk to the manager who turned out to be the daughter of the owner, and she shouldnt have been managing a restroom let alone a business. She was rude, unprofessional and did not care about customer service. We had family in from Europe and she actually had the nerve to say "go back to Europe" when we expressed the disappointment with the service. Rude management and waiting hours for your food that is overpriced and may not ever come...
ref: 15687

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-03-2009
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

My wife and I moved from Kent Island, Maryland to Myrtle Beach two years ago. The thing we miss most from back home are the blue crabs, crab cakes, and shrimp. A neighbor of ours who also used to live in Maryland told us about a family owned restaurant called Backfinz. We decided to try it out and the food was out of this world. The blue crabs were even better (and a LOT cheaper) then the ones we used to get at home. The crab cakes were delicious and hands down the best crab cakes you will find anywhere outside of Maryland. The shrimp were steamed and seasoned perfectly, just like you would get back home in Maryland. The owner Ric, and his daughter Laura run the restaurant and are very nice people. Ever since our first visit to backfinz we have been eating there at least 6 times a month. We just can't get enough of it. This is the BEST seafood restaurant by far in this area and we recommend it to everybody we talk to. If you haven't been to Backfinz, you have no idea what you're missing!
ref: 15264

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-01-2009
Eastport, Maryland

We had had crab cakes and crabs and were blown away at how good they were, the place is a little small but clean and friendly. We will be back in EVERY time we visit Myrtle Beach. Great job guys!
ref: 15243

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:03-27-2009
Loris, South Carolina

We heard so much about how their crabcakes were great, however we were somewhat disappointed. They were all crab meat but very little flavor. We also were very disappointed in the overall cleanliness of the place, the unpleasant odors and the price of the food which was substantially higher than the menu posted on their web site. Finally the restrooms were not fit for use. We certainly will not visit there again. By the way, we lived in Maryland prior to moving to this area and know what real Maryland crabcakes are.
ref: 14359

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:02-13-2009
Baltimore, Maryland

The food was tremendous. We got the all you can eat crabs, steamed shrimp, and crab dip to start off. The shrimp were pretty good size and steamed with a lot of old bay and onions just the way i like it. The crabs were the best I've had in a long time and I live in Maryland. Very good size crabs for all you can eat. The service was great. Laura, the owners daughter, waited on us and she did a great job. Heather also took good care of us and she's cute as a button! The atmosphere is what it is. This place is full of baltimore memorabilia which makes us Marylanders feel at home. Our bill was half of what it would be if we went to a crab house in Maryland. Cheap beer and steamed crabs will keep me coming back everytime. If you love steamed crabs the way they should be steamed then Backfinz is a must to go visit.
ref: 13921

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:01-06-2009
La Plata, Maryland

We have been searching the Grand Strand for years trying to find a restaurant that serves steamed blue crabs. We had crabs, shrimp, and crab cakes and they were all amazing, some of the best we'd ever had. The staff was very fun and friendly and now Backfinz is a MUST everytime we visit the strand.
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