Crabby Mike's is one of those resturants that surprizes you: the touristee exterior hides a well run resturant offering a very good buffet for a reasonable price. My wife is a crab leg fan and Crabby Mike's has some of the tastiest and best prepared crab clusters on the beach. I stick with the other items and was amazed at how tasty the shrimp and grits were. Of course, so was the BBQ (vinegar and pepper-very spicey and very good) and the fried fish. The interior is cute-again, a little touristee, but it gives you something to look at while your spousal unit is on her seventh helping of crab! The other fun thing to look at are the other diners but that is a story for another day.
Somehow, despite being busy, the buffet stayed full and fresh (the salad bar portion was very fresh with a good cesar salad dressing), the tables were quckly bussed, and the floors kept clean. Our server, Jon, was great-prompt, attentive, but not hovering! Passed my server test-kept my tea glass filled!!!
Some of you may ask how a $26 buffet can be reasonable-look at the variety of the buffet, the way it is kept freshened (no cold mashed potatoe's here), the quality of the food, the preparation of the food (tasty not "generic"), and the cleanliness of the buffet area. Also, coupons are gnerally available to knock a few bucks off.
Finally, an area few comment upon-the bathrooms were clean and did not have an instituional "bathroom odor." You didn't feel like you needed a bath when you left the bathroom!!
We hit Crabby Mikes whenever we are at Myrtle Beach and have no hesitancy in recommending it...just don't eat a big lunch then plan on coming here for supper!!
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