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Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood

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290 Hwy 17 N, Surfside Beach, SC 29575
+1 843-238-3524
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 52
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Exactly what you'd expect from a seafood buffet

Let me preface this with saying that you need to have reasonable expectations. This is a buffet, the food isn't meant to be anything else, yes much of it is reheated from frozen, but what do you seriously expect? My husband and I ate crab legs (and lots of them), cold peel and eat shrimp, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Meg B
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Roanoke, Virginia
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  • Families with children
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Herlong, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 NEW via mobile

Horrible! We have eaten at other places here that were very good and this one is awful. They are all about the same price. There was not a sea scallop in the place. Imitation crab was used extensively. All the shrimp were small too. Lobster bisque had some lobster flavor but could not find any lobster in it, but it... More 

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New London, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

This was our first time to Crabby Mike's and we will definitely go back. This was absolutely the best buffet we've ever been to! The prime rib rivaled most steakhouses and the crab legs were cooked perfectly and the meat slid right out. Our server was very nice and kept us supplied as needed without prompting. The only minor problem... More 

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Bassett, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Was delicious as usual. Expensive but well worth money. Great food, great service. Go year after year. Always great.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

The staff was really respectful towards our family and 1.5 year old daughter. They were quick on drinks but very overburden with customers being overly needed. The food is reasonably good and you can get all you can eat crab legs for $30 an adult. There is a lot of fried food which was surprising. Our daughter had a minor... More 

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Andrews
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

All you can eat crab legs! They keep them full and hot! Of course, there was everything anyone could possibly want, and all was really good. Do not go if you do not want to overeat. If I am going to a buffet this is definitely my choice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We Love this place! The food is always hot and ready. . Today we had a New to us server "TREY". Very polite, right there before our tea glasses needed a refill. Always had fresh plates. We had a great meal made even better by our server. Thank you.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Let me preface this with saying that you need to have reasonable expectations. This is a buffet, the food isn't meant to be anything else, yes much of it is reheated from frozen, but what do you seriously expect? My husband and I ate crab legs (and lots of them), cold peel and eat shrimp, and prime rib. It was... More 

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Chicago Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

OK this place is a buffet so don't gripe about it being a buffet. The crab legs were chock full of meat and our server was very attentive. I liked everything I ate except the gumbo. But that was just one thing.

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Sanford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Our server, Bruce, was the best of the best. I use to be a server and I am real critical on how things are done. Drinks never were less than 1/2 empty, he kept dishes cleared from the table and was very informative of how things worked. I also met the manager and he was just as awesome. I also... More 

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Boston
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

If you like fried seafood and crab legs, this is your place! It is very ticky-tacky inside. The wait staff is great - keeping the plates cleaned off and bringing hot butter for the crab. Make sure to find a coupon in the big tourist coupon books to save some $.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 290 Hwy 17 N, Surfside Beach, SC 29575
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Surfside Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-238-3524

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?