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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
Rougemont, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The food was hot and tasty. The service was excellent...and we loved that it was family oriented. Tried the fried pickles. Enjoyed the oysters. Liked that we had a number of choices on the menu.

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Knightdale, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We went for dinner and the wait wasn't all that bad. They had hula hoops for entertiainment and a DJ so it was nice. The food was amazing and for only $10 more you could add lobster. They were 1 lb whole lobsters and steamed. Again, amazing!

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We'd visited this place a few times in past years and because it was our date night, decided to go back. We knew the wait was going to be long as it always is. We were told 30-45 minutes. That's doable. It was 60 minutes later. That's alright, too. No kiddies to keep quiet and it was gonna be worth... More

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

If you want to sit and eat king crab legs until your fingers bleed - this is perfect. Other than that, it's just another buffet BUT with cuh-RAAAAAZY wait times. Every time the family eats here, we show up at 3:30 when it opens so we don't have to wait, then sit there and eat likes its our job. And... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This place is wonderful! They offer a variety of different items on their buffet. The crab legs were hot and ready to serve every 5-10 mins. I was disappointed when they did not have the lobster as advertised but, I love my visits at Crabby Mike's any day! I brought a first time visitor to Crabby Mike's! Now, that we... More

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Feasterville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went around 4:30 and got right in however on the way out it was about an hour wait. Server was really nice and kept asking how we were doing and if we needed anything. The food wasn't exciting at all. Very blah. Would not recommend to anyone unless they just wanted a place to eat crab... More

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

Hi Phillip! I am very glad you enjoyed your service but I am disappointed that you did not enjoy our food. I would have to say that your comment about the food being "blah" was very unusual. Most customers tell us that they think our prime rib is as good or better than any steak house and that our ribs... More

Greenville, South Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We were not happy at all. My 2 daughters and granddaughter barely touched their food. The food was cold and it tasted bad. This place is way overrated and overpriced. I was afraid that what little we ate was going to make us sick. The wait was approx 1 and a half hours. Not worth it.

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

Hi Jackie! I am very sorry you were unhappy with your meal here. We have a very experienced staff that normally does an incredible job of keeping all the food fresh and hot. I am also sorry we had such a long wait when you were here. Good business is a blessing and a curse. Our waits this time of... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This is a great vacation dinner spot! After a long day at the beach, this was perfect where everyone can get what they want. Get there early! The wait can be really long!

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

Dear Shelly, Thanks for choosing Crabby Mike's! I am glad that you and your family enjoyed your time here with us! Our Executive Chef works hard to keep our buffet fresh and interesting....there is truly something here for everyone. We appreciate your business and we hope to see you again soon. Take Care and don't forget to like us on... More

Cleveland, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This place has BUFFET down to a science! We went at 3:30 on a Tuesday - when they open - they do not take reservations - the line had already formed! Once the doors opened - the pull everyone inside - to create the indoor line - but did a great job of getting everyone seated quickly. I think we... More

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

Thanks for the great review! I am glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your dinner with us....Our buffet is very busy and my staff works very hard to ensure everyone has what they want and need. They are very good at what they do....some have been here over 25 years! Thank you for taking the time to... More

Salem, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

So, we definitely wanted to take advantage of being on the shore and close to fresh seafood. Crabby Mike's is great. There is ample seating, excellent service (John was our server, and he was attentive to our needs), a great atmosphere, and the food is hot, delicious, and there is plenty of seafood (shrimp, fish, mussels, clams, oysters, etc.) and... More

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

Hi! I am so glad you enjoyed your food and service when you last dined with us. We take great pride in offering the best food with great service in a clean fun environment. I am sorry I had to set the buffet price at its present level. We are not the cheapest nor are we the most expensive buffet... More

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