(Editor note: this awesome eatery is currently closed for the holidays. Their outgoing phone message says they will reopen on December 26, 2017. Their phone number is 843-449-1097.)
With no shortage of great places to chow down in South Carolina, it probably comes as no surprise that Myrtle Beach keeps right up with the Joneses when it comes to good eats. And this one unexpected eatery, a buffet nonetheless, is not only a head-turner from the outside, but also has a gigantic fresh seafood spread your tastebuds won’t soon forget.
The Giant Crab, located at 9597 N Kings Hwy in Myrtle Beach, will make you do a double take, that's for sure! And the restaurant is appropriately named, wouldn't you say?!
The outside is adorned with that giant crab over the door, a lighthouse, a crashed boat (of sorts) and other interesting ocean-themed fun like this shark popping out of the side of the building.
And on the inside you'll find a buffet with no less than 170 items including a never ending pile of snow crab legs, among other things.
If you're just not into seafood and want something from the land, there's a carving station and pasta station featuring prime rib, baked ham and made-to-order pasta.
But that seafood, though. That's the main attraction at The Giant Crab. From those giant crab legs, to clams, mussels and crawfish it's a seafood bonanza and you may have trouble deciding what to fit on your plate on your first trip to the buffet.
With 170 items you can imagine there must be a wide variety of tasty foods to choose from. From soups, to steamed and raw shellfish, a deluxe salad bar and scrumptious desserts, the Giant Crab dishes up more than you can possibly even sample in just one trip to this restaurant.
But you can try, right?
And their drinks... well, let's just say they're oversized as well. But one thing that is pint-sized is the Kid's Corner - a kids' buffet with all sorts of foods kids will love.
The Giant Crab in Myrtle Beach has some coupons on their website. You can find them at
, because who doesn't love to save money? And even if eating here is a splurge in more ways than one, it's totally worth it.
Have you been to The Giant Crab? Did you do a double take in front of this seafood restaurant?
Giant Crab Seafood Restaurant: 9597 N Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, SC 29572. Hours: June 1 – Sept 4 open at 2:00 p.m. to close; Sept 5 – May 31 3:30 p.m. to close.
Check out their website here.
For another fun adventure while you’re in the Myrtle Beach area,
check out this store that only sells purple merchandise. Everything is purple!
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