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Does anybody remember the recipe for the crabcakes served at Faircloth Seafood?

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Mae Faircloth King, the owner of Faircloth Seafood, bought it in 1945 while it was an old boarding house and converted it into a restaurant. (Contributed photo)

Reader Susan Crawford has crabcakes on her mind and is looking for a certain recipe:

“When I was a little girl my grandfather would take us to eat at a restaurant near where the Bridge Tender is now called Faircloth Seafood. The seafood was great and they had the most unusual crabcakes. I wonder if there are any of the people that remember the recipe for this crabcake and what a wonderful place this was to go for Sunday dinner.”

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7 Responses to “ Does anybody remember the recipe for the crabcakes served at Faircloth Seafood?”

  1. On February 15, 2012 at 5:35 pm Pat Schlegel wrote:

    Speaking of the wonderful restaurant, Faircloth Seafood Restaurant, do you have a recipe for its clam fritters? A transplant here in the ’50s, their fritters were my favorite seafood and helped me to adapt to a new area. Thank you for your good works.

  2. On February 16, 2012 at 4:30 am Pat Small wrote:

    Reading your article brought back a very happy memory for me. My husband and I will be married for forty years on Feb. 26. On Feb 25 1972 my then boyfriend went to my father and asked for my hand in marriage, My father asked him what about the rest of her. We all had a good laugh about that but he did say yes and asked when when did we plan on getting married and we informed them the next day in SC. My parents were surprised since we had only been dating for two months. We decided to go out to eat since it was a special occasion and chose Faircloths, we had eaten there before, but wanted a night to remember we had about ten people and were seated upstairs with the weird stairs that were very steep. The food was amazing as were the wait staff. I wish they hadn’t closed as I miss the food there are very few good seafood restaurants with reasonable prices. If they were still around we would be frequent customers.

  3. On February 16, 2012 at 12:29 pm Frances Nunalee wrote:

    My husband and I were happy to read the question and comments on Faircloths on Wrightsville Sound. We have many times wished we could eat the crab cakes and clam fritters again. They were the best. The crab cakes were simular to the Maryland crab cakes but much better.
    We have found memories of spending Sunday afternoon after church at Wrightsville Beach and going to Faircloths afterwards.The 60’s were a great season for us.
    Someone please comeforward with the receipes.

  4. On February 23, 2012 at 7:18 pm Connie wrote:

    I too have very fond memories of going to Faircloth’s as a young girl. Sitting in the little rooms with no air conditioning but enjoying the food so very much. Through the years I have often thought about the crab cakes but have never found a recipe that compares. Hopefully someone will remember the recipe and there will be many of us who will be thankful.

  5. On February 29, 2012 at 2:25 pm Sandy wrote:

    I keep checking back on this “My Reporter” question, hoping someone will respond with the Faircloth crabcake recipe!

  6. On February 9, 2016 at 11:07 pm Dianne Montgomery wrote:

    I was born and raised in Wilmington. Have eaten a zillion times at Faircloths, my husband as well. We both are wondering about those wonderful and most unusual CRAB CAKES. Hope someone comes up with that recipe. They were the best we’ve ever eaten. Miss that place.

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