The fried shrimp is the best very lightly breaded and the deviled crab is the best we have ever had. As locals, from North Myrtle Beach. Our waitress brought it back and then just presented the sandwich order as a full dinner order. We were really excited to have finally made it to little river to eat at Crab Catchers. I had fried oysters which were the best I have had.
No matter what you order it is good! Most dishes are deep fried but I think they will also do grilled for you too. We decided to try it on a Monday to avoid the crowds. Children had nothing left on plate. There was quite a wait to get a table, but it came as no surprise because the place was busy! Would recommed anything on the menu! Tried many of the places in Calabash but Crab Catchers is our favorite. Meanwhile, a young male server was laughing.
They were a nice size and very fresh. Anytime I visit the coast I always look for a good, authentic seafood place to find fresh fish and shrimp,and Crab Catchers was my pick when visiting Myrtle Beach this time. I lived in south carolina for five years, and now every time I come down to visit, I have to eat here. The place was packed at 5:30. As a whole, our table ordered fish, devil crab awesome , crab cakes excellent , shrimp, we all had the fried corn awesome , and hushpuppies. The price was about the same as every other Restaurant I have visited.
I had the garlic shrimp which was very good. And seafood baskets of Calabash-style fresh catch fish and shrimp make up much of the menu. After ordering we waited for over an hour to get our food. The southern hospitality shines through, and I am never disappointed. We have heard nothing but good things for years however our experience was horrible. Not what I was after.
Our server seemed to go out of her way to avoid making eye contact with us. You're entitled to an opinion about a restaurant, but a former employee or their associate attempting to ruin it's reputation by writing clearly refutable statements on a website is infantile, vengeful and cowardly. We always stuff ourselves everytime we go. Service was very good the server kept the IcedTea coming. There was a little bit of a wait so we decided to eat at the Tiki Bar. The grouper was dry and again, too much breading. Our son usually gets shrimp or the platter.
We had a fabulous experience! Yeah the waterway is beautiful, but the deck is run down looking. Best corn on the cob I've ever had! The fish was kind of meager. We have several employees who have been with us five years or more and the rest have been with us between one and four years, you don't get loyalty like that by treating your employees horribly and I don't think they'd stay there for the slave wages. Food tasted like it was frozen and reheated. We had been warned prior to going there that drunks were commonplace there.
The food is less expensive than what you would pay at many restaurants on hwy 17. What enticing foods I saw. Even when they are slammed the employees have a sense of humor and always seem to enjoy their work. I think the Sea Scallops were the best I've ever had, and great clam strips. However, the wait to get a server to come to the table and then the 50-minute wait for our food to arrive after we ordered was unacceptable. We met wonderful locals inside that recommended a few dishes.
Besides waiting for a while for our order to be taken, the menu has changed. I like dives, but I don't expect to pay premium prices for sub-par food. For those that say you have to wait to long to be seated. There are several mentions of no atmosphere! Two notes the portion of fish was excellent, and they dont start you out with a pound of hushpuppies, you get some with your meal. They have a inside dining room - but it does not have near the ambiance. My parents both ordered the fried shrimp, it was dry, tasteless, and had hardly any breading.
I love the food it is excellent and the drinks are great!! We will definitely be back, and for more than just one visit on our next trip to Myrtle Beach! I saw alot of good reviews on this place, so decided to check it out. In fact one of the 'new' owners has been managing the place for several years already, the other two have been owners since the beginning. It was a beautiful evening and we were seated outside on the patio on the water, our waiter was the best. Rating: 5 We hace been coming to this restaurant for years and it is our favorite place to eat. No, sir, It's not tea residue. I hoped it was on the outside but nope, I could scrape it off with my straw and it was now floating in my water. I ask the owners to come back.
Feel Free to go if you want to experience rude wait staff, moldy drinks and crappy food. The raw oysters were huge! After our meal, my friend was curious about how the grouper tasted, since he never had it before. It was very intersting to watch. The atmosphere is great for a crab shack feel and very kid-friendly. Enjoy a very relaxed and casual atmosphere with indoor dining or waterfront dining where you will be greeted by our friendly staff. We usually eat lunch there.