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Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood

290 Hwy 17 S, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-6097
843 238-3524
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Marion, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

While enjoying our beach vacation we asked locals where to dine for seafood and were told of crabby mike's. It did not disappoint! The place was packed but our wait was short. The waitress was great and the food was delicious! Will for sure return when at the beach!

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

It was a long wait to get those crab legs but obviously that's nothing new because they had entertainment for kids with hula hoop contests and photo opportunities with a Pirate. We waited almost 1 and 1/2 hours but noticed around 9:00 or 9:30 there was no wait at all. I'm not the biggest fan of the all you can... More

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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We love this restaurant. It is busy and cost a little more but worth every minute you have to wait. Will go back when return to beach.

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scbeachboy, Owner at Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! I appreciate your business and look forward to you and your family joining us again! Thanks for taking the time to post on Trip Advisor and don't forget to like us on Facebook! Take Care, Mike More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

As with any Calabash, not every item can be great, however most of the items we tasted was pretty good. The main item on our list was the crab legs. They were replenished constantly assuring my family hot and cooked to perfection crab legs. Our service was great. Our waiter was constantly checking on us to make sure we were... More

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scbeachboy, Owner at Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood, responded to this review

Dear Mike, Thanks for the great review! I am glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your dinner here with us! Our Executive Chef works hard to keep our buffet fresh and plentiful! Thank you for taking the time to notice and for posting on Trip Advisor! Please visit us again in the near future! Take care and... More

Conway, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

They have a very good buffet. They had snow crab legs and plenty of them. Our waiter was very good. It is not "fine" dining, it is very good buffet and do recommend it. They do have hot dogs and pizza for children. The food selection was good from frog legs to crab legs.

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scbeachboy, Owner at Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood, responded to this review

Dear Kenneth, Thanks for the great review! I always enjoy hearing from our guest....especially those that live near by! Thank you for your business and thank you for taking the time to post on Trip Advisor! I hope that you and your family join us again soon! Take care and don't forget to like us on Facebook! Mike More

Roanoke, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We are not seafood buffet eaters as we'd rather have freshly prepared seafood than what is served in standard buffet lines...BUT if our kids can talk us into it, this is the buffet we choose. Lots of choices, friendly staff, performer outside to entertain kids while you wait. Won't go every time we're at beach, but enjoy it when we... More

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were told this was the place to go for seafood buffet. The food was definitely not worth thirty dollars a person. The service was adequate, but our server was to busy to give us much attention, we had to request refills for our drinks.

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scbeachboy, Owner at Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood, responded to this review

Hi Cathy, I am very sorry you did not enjoy your visit to Crabby Mike's. We pride ourselves on serving the best quality food with the best service in the cleanest restaurant. I am sorry we did not meet you expectations in this regard. I hope you will give us another try in the future. Thanks for posting your review.... More

Southaven, Mississippi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I think I saw about everything I could possibly want in the seafood variety. My husband doesn't like seafood, but there was steak, pizza, catfish, and lots of other things too numerous to remember. There are loads of food for the kids to eat too, corn dogs , Mac and cheese, and more. This place is huge, so don't let... More

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Paducah, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I am usually skeptical of large buffets and especially seafood ones. This place is awesome! My friend and I had supper there and it was awesome. There was a large selection of items with the main focus being on crab legs. The buffet was constantly restocked with fresh food and the crab legs were fresh and warm, not tough and... More

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Bristol, Tennessee, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went to Crabby Mike's based on the 4+ star rating. It was well deserved. We were really surprised at how crowded they were at 4:00, but there was virtually no wait. There are signs all along the walls saying basically that you don't have to wait in the buffet line. Just go to whatever you want and get it.... More

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