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Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood Company

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$7 - $37
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American, Seafood
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All you can eat and then some. The buffet is plentiful with a lot of seafood and non seafood. The food is hot and fresh and delicious. The staff is extremely friendly and always helping clean the table and keep the drinks full and the...trash plates emptyMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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scbeachboy, Owner at Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, Mike! I am so glad you always enjoy your meal here at Crabby Mike's! Please spread the word and come back soon. Take care, Mike

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have never eaten at crabby mike's, you have no idea what you are missing out on. My family has been eating at crabby mikes for 20 years and it is by far, the best place at the beach, heck, in SC, to eat...crab legs. With their huge buffet, they have something for everyone. Excellent quality of food and the staff is always amazing. Well managed.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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scbeachboy, Owner at Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review and kind comments! I appreciate your continued patronage and I am glad you always enjoy your visits with us. I hope you will join us again soon. Take care, Mike

Reviewed October 7, 2022 via mobile

We visit Myrtle Beach at least twice a year. We love a walk on the beach at night finding shells. Love the lazy river and just relaxing at our villa but the real reason we love coming to this area is so many great restaurants....Typically we don't do buffets but Crabby Mike's is a priority on any trip to Myrtle Beach. We have found Crabby Mike's to just flat out be the best. The price was $48.99 each. I was surprised especially when the food quality was maintained. The selection was broad and the items I like were tasty. Shrimp, tuna salad. ham, sausage and crab cakes are top on my list. My wife well she stuck with the crab legs, crab legs and more crab legs. She finished wit a few desserts.i enjoyed a slice of peanut butter pie. Some jello and a pretzel (wish yjere was sheese dip). Our server Matthew was excellent. Great meal. Missed Mike the GM. Love the decor. Great location. Definitely the best.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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scbeachboy, Owner at Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2022

Thank you for your review and loyal business! We work tirelessly to maintain our quality at the lowest price we possibly can. Unfortunately, with this out-of-control inflation, it has been difficult and the price is certainly very expensive, but we feel it is very fair...More

Reviewed October 6, 2022 via mobile

Best seafood in the Myrtle Beach area. We live a couple of hours away but make day trips often just to eat there.

Date of visit: October 2022
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scbeachboy, Owner at Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2022

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for choosing to spend it with us! Thank you for your review and your continued patronage. I look forward to your next visit. Take care, Mike

Reviewed September 30, 2022

Took my husband here for the seafood buffet for his birthday. Buffet did not disappoint. Also the fact the two of us are allergic to shellfish, the buffet had many choices for us. Only think not good was the sirloin steak. Otherwise it was a...great experience.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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scbeachboy, Owner at Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2022

Thank you for your review! So glad you and your husband had a great birthday experience with us! I am sorry you didn't enjoy the sirloin steak. Sometimes sirloin cuts can be a little tougher than people expect. I hope you enjoyed the prime rib...More

Reviewed September 26, 2022

I come to MB in Sept. for an annual convention and Crabby Mike's is the first restaurant I visit. Year after year the crab legs and sea scallops have been outstanding and the other items on the buffet are very good. This year the crab...legs were much small and were being doled out three clusters at a time. They were also harder to crack. There were NO scallops on the buffet. A worker explained they were having a problem sourcing the scallops but did not have a good answer about why the crab legs were much smaller. The fried oysters were mostly breading and were over-fried. My companion ordered the scallops off the menu as it was her first time a Crabby Mike.s and I told her how good the scallops. When her plate arrived we just stared at what was on it. Instead of nice big sea scallops, we were looking at sort of flat round fried objects. When cut into they seemed to be bits of scallops pressed together. The texture of a nice juicy sea scallop was just not there. IF we go back, I'm going to ask to see the buffet before deciding to dine there. It cost too much money to be served mediocre food.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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scbeachboy, Owner at Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood Company, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2022

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry we did not meet your expectations when you dined with us recently. We have been having some sourcing issues every week for the last two years. The crab legs have not been small though. We have had...More

Reviewed September 12, 2022 via mobile

My family makes a point to eat at a seafood buffet for our last night of vacation every year. This was our second time choosing Crabby Mikes and it was better than we remembered. Great food, great service, and great management. Shoutout to our server...Erin who was very attentive and friendly. This may be our permanent buffet destination.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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scbeachboy, Owner at Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood Company, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2022

Thank you for your review, Shay! I am glad we exceeded your expectations this time around and I am elated Crabby Mike's may be your permanent go to seafood buffet! Erin does a great job for us and I will pass along your compliments to...More

Reviewed September 5, 2022

We were celebrating our 22nd year anniversary the second week in August. Our very first night, we had Michael as our waiter. We could not have asked for a better waiter! He was fast and very courteous! He kept the drinks coming and the table...clean. The crab legs were BIG and delicious!! The second time we came, the same week, Dominick was our waiter. We had excellent service from him as well ! We look forward to coming here next time on our vacation.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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scbeachboy, Owner at Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood Company, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2022

Thank you for your great review, Donna! Happy Anniversary! Thank you too for coming back for a second time! So glad you enjoyed everything and especially the service. Michael and Dominic both do a fantastic job for us. I will definitely share your compliments with...More

Reviewed August 27, 2022 via mobile

A delicious feast for our whole family. Delicious feast of crab, crispy perfect butterfly shrimp and loads of other goodies too. Courtney A was extremely attentive to our large family gathering. And we all had fun with the parking lot dance party. The great reviews...lead us to a highlight of our trip to the Myrtle Beach area.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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scbeachboy, Owner at Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood Company, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2022

Thank you for your review! So glad you enjoyed your meal and especially your time with Courtney. He does a great job for us. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to him. I love it when Crabby Mike's is the highlight of...More

Reviewed August 23, 2022

Great Service, fantastic Seafood. We are locals and this restaurant is our very favorite. Can't go wrong eating with Crabby Mike's Been eating there for 25 + years and it just keeps getting better !!! Tom & Nancy

Date of visit: August 2022
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scbeachboy, Owner at Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood Company, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2022

Thank you for your review, Tom & Nancy! So glad to hear you always enjoy your dining experience with us! I also appreciate your loyal patronage over the years. I look forward to your next visit! Take care, Mike

Reviewed August 10, 2022 via mobile

We were visiting and asked the locals in MB what the best seafood buffet was in the area and they advised here! We arrived at open 330 pm and there was a large line of people. My normal thought pattern to leave kicked in but...my family calmed me and we waited. The doors opened and the best system I’ve ever seen kicked in! A plenitude of servers took to the many tables. We were seated and on our way through the buffet in minutes. The food was plentiful and delicious! I am a crab leg fan and I found them readily available , hot, delicious and large for the area. The mashed potatoes and coleslaw and everything else was really good as well! We had 3 kids under six who enjoyed the chicken tenders, pizza and fries! Everyone had some steak as well and there was no complaints on anything!! We will always go back here for our crab legs and buffet!! The owner is hands on and you can tell! Everything is right!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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scbeachboy, Owner at Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood Company, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2022

Thank you for your review, Carla! I love reading reviews about great experiences here at Crabby Mike's! Makes all the hard work worth every second of it! So glad you enjoyed everything when you dined with us. I hope you will tell all your friends...More

Reviewed August 10, 2022 via mobile

We got there at 3:15 as other reviewers said to get in line before they open at 3:30. At open, there was easily 100 ppl behind us but everyone got seated immediately. Our server, Brad T was great, the food was hot and fresh and...the price point was comparable to other seafood buffets; adults $47.99, kids $22.99. The crab legs were a huge hit and they never ran out of any food item. We loved everything about and will make it our new spot!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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scbeachboy, Owner at Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood Company, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2022

Thank you for your review! I am happy to read we are your "new spot"! Brad does a great job for us and I will be sure to share your compliments with him. I hope you visit us again in the very near future. Take...More

Reviewed August 4, 2022

Our server was very nice and attentive. Food was only ok, but the crab legs were good. Tables to seat 4 are tiny and spaced very close together. A lot of noise all around you w3ith people brushing past you. They didn't have enough crab...crackers and told us they are slow at coming in from their supplier. Our cocktails did not taste like they had any alcohol in them.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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scbeachboy, Owner at Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood Company, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2022

I am sorry we did not meet your expectations when you dined with us recently. It does get busy here in high tourist season and I am sorry you felt crowded. We definitely have had numerous supply issues with various items we have needed, crab...More

Reviewed July 29, 2022 via mobile

We went for a family dinner of 7 at the a little early. One of the family members was elderly and couldn’t walk a long distance or wait. The hostess station team took great care of her and seated us as quickly as possible. Once...seated, hush puppies (yum!) and the server showed up for drink orders and with plates. Even though we were all getting the buffet, we had other options we could have ordered straight from the menu. The buffet variety (over 200 items to include not only seafood but ribs, steak, ham, soups, salads) and quality of each item was beyond excellent! Of course the star of the show were the crab legs (I had both regular and Cajun!) but also enjoyed the scallops (fried and broiled), shrimp (fried, peel and eat, and butterflied), steamed clams, and sautéed mushrooms. Others at our table enjoyed the shrimp creole, crayfish, salmon filet, ribs, broccoli, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, and, of course, the large selection of yummy desserts of baked goods and ice cream. There were no lines at any of the stations even though the restaurant was packed. It’s laid out well and fully supplied so it was quick and easy to grab and move one. Thank you, Crabby Mike and your awesome staff (and Chandler!) for providing a great experience for our family that didn’t last all evening. My advice while in the Myrtle Beach area - go to Crabby Mikes! Even if you have a short wait, there’s plenty of outdoor entertainment for the whole family (and kid friendly) to include a DJ and the full bar is available to pass the short time. You will not be disappointed!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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scbeachboy, Owner at Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood Company, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2022

Thank you so much for your review, Debbie! I am very glad you and your party enjoyed everything about your visit! We work very hard to please each and every customer and I love reading reviews that reenforce all of our hard work! Chandler is...More

Reviewed July 24, 2022 via mobile

While on vacation in Myrtle Beach we decided after searching so Many websites and reading the reviews , that Crabby Mike’s looked like somewhere we would enjoy eating. What we got was SO much more ! Great food, Great Service, and Great atmosphere ! Stephanie...H. Was our server and she exemplified southern hospitality and efficiency. Thank you Matt . You are awesome!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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scbeachboy, Owner at Crabby Mike's Calabash Seafood Company, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2022

Thank you for your review! I am so glad you enjoyed your first Crabby Mike's experience! Stephanie and Matt are great employees and I will be sure to pass along your compliments. Please tell all your friends about us and come back soon! Take care,...More

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You can order off the menu ut since this place in primarily a buffet, I wouldn't recommend doing that. Try the Inlet Crab House in Murrell's Inlet. Excellent.
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$45 - $50 but well worth it!
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4