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The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek

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  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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About
The Crazy Crab provides a spectacular waterfront dining experience overlooking beautiful Jarvis Creek. Our menu is derived from Low Country recipes, and each entree is individually prepared to order. Our Alaskan Snow Crab Legs are the best on the island - winning local awards for multiple years. We provide entertainment for the whole family with an onsite playground, the largest salt water fish tank on Hilton Head, live music and crab races during the summer, and a perfect view of breathtaking Low Country sunsets. We have both indoor and outdoor seating on our expansive deck and are pet friendly. The Crazy Crab at Jarvis Creek is perfect for your rehearsal dinner or private party. During non-peak
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Playgrounds
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s been a while since we’ve been down to HH for a vacation. We went to one of our favorite spots and had an excellent experience and Judy guaranteed us a good time. if you go to crazy crab, request Judy!!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Kori, Marketing at The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining time with us!

Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I had been vacationing in Hilton Head for a week, the Crazy Crab was the last place we ate at and we were blown away!! The food was fresh, hot and so delicious!! If we could give it more stars we definitely...would!! We got the steamed shrimp appetizer, and shared the fried and boiled platters. Everything was AMAZING! We will most definitely be returning!!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Kori, Marketing at The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek, responded to this reviewResponded today

Wonderful to hear! Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining time with us! We look forward to having you back again soon!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Knowing that Hilton Head is in full summer season we decided to have a late lunch about 2 PM. We asked for a water side on the porch and were seated immediately. We had an experienced waitress, Theresa, and she was training a new young...lady. Since we had been here before we placed our drink order and our lunch order at the same time. Then we talked a while with the servers. They had just stepped away when the server arrived with our meals. The beverages hadnt even arrived. Everything was right and delicious. We had picked the right time and enjoyed a leisurely relaxing meal.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Kori, Marketing at The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much! We are very glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We greatly appreciate your review and hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 4 days ago

We were delighted by the food and atmosphere! However, the highlight of our evening was the superb service by our server, Theresa.. The restaurant was busy but she made us feel like her only customers. We had a group of two tables with kids at...one of them. I have seldom had such a wonderful server.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Kori, Marketing at The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We hope to have you back again soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited here for Fathers Day 6/19/2022 and had the worst meal we've had in a long time. We ordered the special for the night which was the surf and turf. Our steaks were ordered medium rare, and came out cold and well done. I...am certain the steak didnt have any seasoning on it, not even salt. The vegetables weren't cooked hardly at all, crunchy, and also cold. The rice was clearly a Ben's microwaved rice pouch although the menu description makes it sound like gourmet rice. These meals were $39.99 a piece. We were honestly shocked at how bottom of the barrel this meal was, especially since we had visited to the other crazy crab location and it was absolutely phenomenal. It was so disappointing because this location (Harbor Town) was closest to our condo and we were expecting the same great experience. The server was attentive, but when we told her how disappointing the surf and turf was, she immediately got cold and said she would return with the manger. Jason was the managers name, and after we told him how dissatisfied we were with our meal, he cut us off and said he would make sure to let the cooks know it wasn't a good meal. Never once offered a discount, free desert, gift card, nothing. We paid $130 bill (not including the tip) for a meal that was absolutely terrible. Embarrassing actually. When you come on vacation, a top highlight is the food. We enjoy eating out at the "top rated restaurants" in HHI, and nothing made us feel more sick than spending our hard earned vacation money on a meal that wasn't worth $10. What is worse is a cocky manager who could care less what we thought. We won't be back and we will be sure to refer other tourists to the other locationMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Kori, Marketing at The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are very sorry to hear this. This is at our other location, Crazy Crab Harbour Town. We have sent you a message back via Facebook to resolve this with the manager. We sincerely apologize for your experience and assure you that we have addressed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A food factory. Maybe ok if you have kids but the food quality is no better than red lobster. The portions are very small with the seafood covered with French fries to make them look large. To increase table turn they use waiters to take...your order and expeditors to deliver it. You never see the waiter again until he brings the bill. Go to Hudson’s.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Kori, Marketing at The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry to hear about your dining experience with us at Crazy Crab. We assure you that we are addressing these issues. Although we have food runners to deliver your meals to you, our servers are there to help and bring you everything else...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointing, called and made my reservation, the girl said we have a table by the window. Get there, no window. We are in the middle of the room with a bunch of kids running around. So I go to the hostess stand, and the...rude lady, in charge apparently, tells me that nobody would have told me that, so I must have hallucinated it I guess. So I ask for a seat outside, she says ALL she has is a high top, as far from the building as possible. I normally don’t care if I get a high top, but I need some knee surgery and it was uncomfortable. We ordered and ate, and there were several empty tables the whole time we were there. It just bugs me that she was rude and insinuated that I was lying. Also, my husband ordered some kind of stuffed fish, wasn’t stuffed, they just just threw the shrimp and sliced a “half” of a lobster tail down the middle and threw it on top, strange lazy way to serve stuffed fish, might have been flounder. I come to HH every year and go there every year, sometimes the other Crazy Crab, and it’s not like it was. However our waiter was awesome, very nice and personable. I will take my money elsewhere in the future. Teach your hostess some manners, I’m sure I’m not the only one she has ticked off, maybe she’s the crazy crab.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Kori, Marketing at The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very sorry to hear about your dining experience with us. We sincerely apologize for the miscommunication during your visit and the issues with your meal. We would have loved to have addressed this during your stay and promptly fix this for you. Please...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the fried seafood combo- flounder and shrimp. About 6 small shrimp and small piece of flounder. Mostly fries. It was enough for me but not for most people. My husband got the BLT which he said was very good. Beautiful view of the...marsh.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Kori, Marketing at The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and your feedback! We are glad to hear that you both enjoyed your dining time with us. We are looking forward to seeing you back at Crazy Crab!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My parents have been coming here 20 years. My mom ordered her usual crab legs that weren’t even edible. We complained to our waitress and was told she filled out a from and put it in the “complaint box”. Hudson’s never would handle a complaint...this way. But they also would never deliver disgusting, soggy crab legs to a table to eat!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Kori, Marketing at The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very sorry to hear that this happened during your dining experience with us. We sincerely apologize and assure you that we have addressed this. This should have been handled much differently and taken back to give you properly cooked ones. We understand that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming to HHI for 13 years, I can’t remember the first time we came to Crazy Crab but what I do remember is we always loved it. And since we stay for 3 weeks, we get our 3 reservations in when they...open them up, months in advance. But this time… We sat in a primo station, outside against the railing so you would think they’d stick a top server out there. Nope. The server seemed like we were a nuisance. No “Hello welcome to Crazy Crab!” No explanations about the menu. Just a barely mumbled drinks? Our food was just dropped on our table, you can guess the rest. And then, the piece d’resistance “The Original Boil” market price crab legs. 4 people ordered it which off the bat guarantees a $$$ bill. It was so disgusting. Two of us got clusters that were like thin rubber and when opened had no crab in them! One was replaced, one took so long we just told them to cancel it. The cluster portion at the bottom of the legs tasted like it had been sitting in disgusting sea water for days. My mom ordered the oysters, on an island that the oysters came from. They were so old or poorly stored (my guess is frozen) that they literally broke apart if you tried to use the fork to pull them out of the shell, just gross. These were returned. I can’t remember what my dad ordered, but I do remember he didn’t finish it which is saying a lot. We have reservations for 2 more nights this trip and we will be canceling them. I truly hope they get their act together by this time next year. The Crazy Crab has always been one of our favorite experiences and for nostalgia and the view alone I am giving them their 2 stars but truly, they don’t deserve it.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Kori, Marketing at The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very sorry to hear that this is how your dining experience went with us. We sincerely apologize and assure you that we have addressed this with our staff. We strive to make sure each and every customer leave full and happy, we are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience. Our Server ,Beth was fun and we enjoyed having dinner here. Food was brought out promptly and cooked to perfection. Most definitely a favorite place to eat. Highly recommended when on Hilton Head Island!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Kori, Marketing at The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining time with us! We look forward to having you back with us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek is a must every year. From now on, asking for Beth is another must! She was wonderful!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Kori, Marketing at The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much! We are so glad you all enjoyed your dining experience with us and service! Looking forward to having you back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mom is visiting from Massachusetts and wanted some seafood. We went here for an early dinner after spending the day at the beach. I did make a reservation said we had to eat inside. Arrived and we were able to get the perfect table...outside overlooking the creek. The service was on point and perfect. Our meals were severed quickly and were fresh and delicious. I think this was one of my moms favorite restaurant experiences on the island. Well done. We will sure be back.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Kori, Marketing at The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wonderful to hear! We are so glad to hear about your amazing dining experience with us! Thank you so much for your feedback and review! Looking forward to having you both back again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The shrimp and his puppies both were good along with the dozen oysters on the half shell. But The crab cakes were “mush” very unpalatable. The texture of the flounder was also mush. Like it has been thawed and refrozen. This was consistent opinion throughout...our group of 6. This use to be my wife favorite place to eat, this is our 37th trip to HHI and as long as I can remember we always ate at Crazy Crab every time we are here. I’m sad to say we are writing this off of our list and won’t be returning.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Kori, Marketing at The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are very sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy your dining experience with us. We sincerely apologize for the issues and assure you that we have addressed this. We understand that we cannot give you back the time that was wasted, however,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful as always. We arrived early for our reservation so we visited the bar. We were waited on by Corey and Fab(ulous). We had appetizers until our table was ready, Corey was accommodating and he and Fab were a great combo, fun. Then we were...waited on by Honey and honey she was. The food was scrumptious and the staff were fantastic as we have a wheelchair. Great date night for us. I highly recommend The Crazy Crab.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Kori, Marketing at The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much! We are very glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us again! We greatly appreciate your review and look forward to seeing you back for another time!

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Yes, The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek offers takeout services.

Yes, The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5