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Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood

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290 Hwy 17 N, Surfside Beach, SC 29575
8432383524
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4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have visited this restaurant multiple times and have never had anything less than an awesome experience. :-) They have the best crab legs and seafood! I can't wait to visit this weekend and chow down on some great food! Thank you Mike for the great experiences and enjoyment that I have received eating at your fine establishment!!!

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Augusta, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we got to Crabby Mike's, we were so excited. Every year we go for the unlimited buffet which includes crab legs. We are never disappointed and have made it a staple on our trip. When we arrived, we were told at 5:30 that it would be a thirty minute wait by Lyle. We have a newborn and a 30... More 

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Thank brpoole09
scbeachboy, Owner at Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood, responded to this review

Hi, I want to thank you for your past patronage. I appreciate your business. I am very sorry we missed your quoted wait time and no one apologized to you. I have spoken to Lyle about the evening and we looked back on the wait sheets to see the wait times being quoted. We didn't find any 30 minute quotes... More 

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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Never have we ever,,,had a bad experience at Crabby Mikes, We even had our whole wedding party here back in 2003, went off without a hitch. Always good food and great service. We never miss at least one night here when we're in the Myrtle Area.

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Thank Alan M
CrabbyMike, Owner at Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood, responded to this review

Hi Alan! Thank you for the 5 star review! We loved when our customers celebrate special events at Crabby Mike's. We look forward to seeing you and your family on your next visit. Please tell your friends and family and like us on Facebook. Thanks, Mike More 

Lancaster, South Carolina
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant itself is fun and full of life. They have a wide selection of food that will fit anyones needs or wants. I had an issue with the fact that prices for the buffet were not listed on the menu as it is based off of the daily market price and for 2 adults and 1 child we spent... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the Johnny D's skillet and it was delicious.(I skipped the peppers). It had a wide variety of flavors in that one skillet. It wasn't real spicy (the sausage is), it just helped bring all the flavors together. Definitely recommend this place. Service was very attentive!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here before. Market price seafood buffet was $34 tonite. I ate three plates of prime rib first before seafood. They have about 40% non seafood selection also for people that aren't much on seafood. During peak season expect to wait for table if you don't get in line hour before they open. They have drinks you can get waiting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We make sure to visit Crabby Mike's every time we visit Surfside. If you go as soon as they open, there's no wait! Good food and not far!

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place. Best and freshest crab legs on the beach - and a lots of other great items on the huge buffet. Get here early - this place fills up quickly during the summer.

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Murrells Inlet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a buffet with a huge selection of everything from seafood to steak, prime rib, chicken and whatever else you can think of, this is the place to go! We are locals and try to go a few times a year - towards the off season because it's usually so packed. The crowds prove what a... More 

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

Hi! Thank you for the 5 star review! I am happy to hear that you enjoy so many of our buffet option. I love to hear great reviews from our locals. We will reopen Friday February 10th and we hope to see you soon. Thanks, Mike More 

Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

NOT trying to hurt this place in anyway... my reviews are usually all very positive, but this place was just awful. I took two friends out here in the winter for dinner and right when you walk in, it just looks very tacky and "tourist trapish" in its outdated appearance. First thing we noticed was the smell. It smelled bad.... More 

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

Michael, I have sent you a couple of private messages to ask questions but have not received a response from you. I really think you must have eaten at another restaurant because we have been closed for the winter since Nov 27, 2016 and do not open for the season until Feb 10, 2017. When we are open, the restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $30
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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: 8432383524

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