Crab Catchers On the Water Front - Little River Restaurants & Seafood Restaurant Reviews

Crab Catchers On the Water Front

Seafood Restaurant in Little River

Crab Catchers On the Water Front
Unique local restaurant for casual dining overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Serving fresh local seafood for lunch and dinner. Live entertainment on weekends and great view of the Intracoastal Waterway from the deck. Watch the video of Crab Catchers.
Crab Catchers On the Water Front
4474 Waterfront Drive
Little River
843-280-2025
Rated 3 out of 5
There are currently 153 user submitted reviews for this restaurant.


Reviews of Crab Catchers On the Water Front

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-17-2014
Greenville, South Carolina

Love this place and have been going for 3 years. Best Crab Legs I have found. Awesome coconut creme pie and chocolate creme pie. The Blue crab bites and alligator bites are the best.
ref: 27557

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:11-18-2013
Lexington, South Carolina

The four of us had an delicious meal of steamed shrimp, oysters, gator bites, and coconut cream pie! L. was an excellent waitress so helped make our first visit a memorable occasion.
ref: 27141

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:10-30-2013
Bridgeport, West Virginia

Went to Crab Catchers after reading the good reviews and we were not disappointed. We had broiled shrimp and crab cakes and both were delicious. We enjoyed our evening so much we went back again before leaving the beach.
ref: 27120

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-19-2013
Ashford, West Virginia

I've been there around 3 different times and it is well worth the 8 hour drive for the deep fried corn on the cob......can't wait to get there this year...
ref: 26882

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-09-2013
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I'm a picky picky person when it comes to eating out and this was WONDERFUL... great food, great prices, great service. we ate outside on the water. it was exactly what you imagine when you think of a good old country restaraunt on the water. we got a cold seafood dip with warm tortilla chips to start.. DELICIOUS. I got the scallops, grilled. they were amazing (so much better than the 4 $30 scallops in high end places) they were huge and I had to take half of them home. My mom got the crawfish and she said she hasn't had it that good since she lived in Texas. highly recommend and we're actually going back tonight to get food to go.
ref: 26595

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:05-04-2013
Huntersville, North Carolina

Was recommended by some friends-place was fun and the food was outstanding!! We will definitely be back next time we are down!
ref: 26575

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:10-16-2012
Ellsworth, Ohio

Went to crab catchers with friends...recommended by them and they were not wrong! food was great! service was great! very relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely make this a stop when coming to the area!.
ref: 26083

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-17-2012
Greensboro, North Carolina

My friends and I ate lunch here. Our waitress was Jessica. She was outstanding!!! She helped us with our choices of food as well as giving us pointers about places to go and things to do in the Little River/Myrtle Beach area. We would highly recommend Crab Catchers to enjoy excellent sea food and the atmosphere of watching the boats passing by on the Intercoastal Waterway.
ref: 25987

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-08-2012
Belews Creek, North Carolina

We ordered a fried shrimp dinner and a scallop sandwich without bread. Both were good except the shrimp dinner was served with a almost ice cold baked potato and 2 hush puppies. 2 hush puppies? For the price most places serve a pile of hush puppies and how hard is it to serve a hot baked potato? We will never go back. Just not worth the money.
ref: 25946

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-24-2012
Norcross, Georgia

We went to Crab Catchers yesterday during our last day in Myrtle Beach based on the recommendation of a local. It was pretty easy to find and when we got there it appeared to be a dive. We got in and were seated immediately - this was about 2-3pm on a Monday, so there you go - and Ariel, our server, was great. The food was very fresh; wife got the shrimp sandwich (minus bread) and my son and I got the soft shell crab sandwiches. While the seafood itself was great, and the fried corn and fries were also good, as were the homemade pies - the real shocker came from the pricetag. We felt that for the *amount* of food we got, the price was exhorbitant at over $70 for LUNCH. The food and service, ambience and location were excellent - but the price tag alone will keep me from returning. I can't justify that cost for a dive, no matter how great the food is.
ref: 25647

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:One Star
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-19-2012
Lebanon, Virginia

After reading some reviews about Crab Catchers I was excited to try something other than an all you can eat Buffett . My family of seven entered the restaurant and waited to be seated and waited and waited... No one ever greeted us. Finally flagged down a server and asked her if we needed to seat ourselves. She said someone would come to seat us. Again we waited, waited, waited... Then we LEFT!!! I don't mind a wait especially for some good seafood but I do expect to be acknowledged in some form. A simple smile?? Hello?? We will be right with you guys? Can't comment on the food but if it was anything like the hospitality it would be POOR. This was a very disappointing experience for my family.
ref: 25600

Food:Top Rated
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-02-2012
Black Mountain, North Carolina

I was told about crab catchers by friends that have relocated to holden beach. My sister and I were visiting north myrtle and decided to give it a try. Not real impressed with the way they greet you--they don't--you have to go find someone and let them know you are there. The biggest drawback to me was the smoke. It is a bar-like setting, but there is enough space to have a non-smoking section....they do not have one. Sc is behind when it comes to smokefree policies in public places. Now for the food.....oh my gosh it"s great! the seafood gumbo was out of this world! they should put it over rice and call it seafood creole. At first, I thought the prices were too much, but after I had my meal, I was more than satisfied. I even put up with the smoke and went a second time in 4 days! the first time, I had fried shrimp/fried flounder combo. The second time I had fried shrimp only. The shrimp is butterfly shrimp and lightly breaded (i'm southern). My sister had the same thing, only she requested grilled shrimp and flounder. Both of us thought the food was the best we've tasted in years! please make a non-smoking section and we'll be 100% satisfied! and yes, it's rustic, but i'm a health educator and a germ freak and I thought it was clean.
ref: 25449

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-19-2012
Concord, NO

If you're looking to have a cold beer on a hot day overlooking the water, this is the place. Most dishes are deep fried but I think they will also do grilled for you too. I had the flounder fish tacos. They were only okay. The fish was kind of meager. They were dressed with shredded cheese and iceberg lettuce. The menu said they were supposed to have mango salsa but I didn't taste any. My husband had a crab cake sandwich, fried corn and hushpuppies with cinnamon butter that comes in a container on the side for dipping the hushpuppies in. Yum. Good crab cake. Light. Good flavor. No frills.
ref: 25356

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:05-16-2012
Langhorne, Pennsylvania

Just what I expect at a real seafood restaurant. Not a fancy place but has the charm of eating on the intercostal waterway. New England Clam Chowder is my wife's favorite. Watched them cleaning fresh Grouper and Triger Fish on the deck while we were there. We live outside Philadelphia and recently purchased a home in Calabash, NC. Tried many of the places in Calabash but Crab Catchers is our favorite. Fresh fish sandwiches with lightly breaded house cut French Fries can't be beat. Had my own restaurant in Langhorne, PA for 20 years and I know great places to eat and Crab Catchers is one.
ref: 25126

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-26-2012
Nags Head, North Carolina

I see where many of our northern friends complain about the fried seafoodmand then complain about the little amount of breading!! Remember the old saying: "When in Rome ..." That's what we Southerers like - fried seafood with light breading!! They actually knock the excess breading off of the seafood before cooking. I live in Nags Head, NC and I've started cooking my own seafood like that and people love myne. There are several mentions of no atmosphere! If you don't see atmosphere here, you ain't going to see it anywhere!! I like all of the food there especially the Seafood Gumbo - it's bright red and hot!! The oysters, shrimp, and everything there is good!! If some of you don't like their seafood, there is a Red Lobster somewhere close and remember "Delta id ready when you are!!"
ref: 25019

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-22-2012
Utica, New York

We ate at Crab Catchers last year and the food was amazing....I just recommended this restaurant to a friend going to Myrtle beach....Hopefully she won't read the negative reviews...It seems that some people are so picky and hard to please no matter what....
ref: 24836

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:02-28-2012
Conover, North Carolina

I have been coming to Myrtle Beach since I was born. I found this place last year. We seated ourselves on a bench facing the water. Took awhile for wait staff to take drink orders, but it is a very busy place. The food was good, music a bit too loud, overall i really enjoyed Crab Catchers. I will let my family know about his place. I enjoyed the waterfront dining the most.
ref: 24718

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:02-07-2012
Charlotte, North Carolina

For anyone that does not enjoy a good time with good food should not go there. The place is FUN. The atmosphere is local and real. Even when they are slammed the employees have a sense of humor and always seem to enjoy their work. For a good time and good food, don't miss this go back in time spot. Enjoy as we have for years.
ref: 24612

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:10-19-2011
Chicago, Illinois

Best seafood I've had on the Grand Strand. We've been there twice and both times it was excellent (although a lot of their dishes are fried, but that is Calabash/southern seafood for you). I think the Sea Scallops were the best I've ever had, and great clam strips. Not a lot of atmosphere, but that, in itself, makes it memorable. You are on a dock by the river...I guess you shouldn't expect tablecloth covered tables!
ref: 24196

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-27-2011
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

Tried it on the recomendation of a friend. Went on a Thur. evening around 6:00. Before the dinner rush , went right in to be seated. Had the fish fry, ( Sheepshead ) with sides potato and hush puppies, a side salad and as a born and bread southerner Sweet IcedTea. All the food was very good, the fish was excellent, and after all thats why I went there. Service was very good the server kept the IcedTea coming. The price was about the same as every other Restaurant I have visited.. 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. overall between above average and excellent.
ref: 24066

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-24-2011
Lynchburg, Virginia

OK so the place isn't fancy and may look like a dive, but that is part of its charm! The food is amazing! Great portion sizes, oysters during October come in GIANT buckets and are fabulous. I never hit the beach without at least grabbing a bite at Crab Catchers. Go there.
ref: 23774

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-23-2011
Calabash, North Carolina

Beware! Lobster was like an old tire. Dirty greasy atmosphere. Manager doesn't care about pleasing customers. Don't eat here!
ref: 23422

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-19-2011
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

I am a "local" now for 4 years, and I always take my out-of-town visitors here for a treat. Any other seafood proprietors (from N.C.) can have their kids or kids' friends log in and post false "ratings" - go and evaluate the place yourself! It has an old world fishing town charm, rustic...anyone knows some of the most "rundown looking" places are the best on the waterfront! Good friends from Long Island's North Fork LOVED it! Lastly, ANY item on the menu can be broiled or grilled...you only have to ask your server!
ref: 23363

Food:Three Stars
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-14-2011
St. Louis, Missouri

Terrible service. Outrageous price. Filthy filthy filthy filthy I can not use that phase enough to describe the restaurant. They is no way that they had changed the fryer oil since Friends was still on T.V. Dont spend your 60 dollars on two meals and one appetizer.
ref: 23290

Food:Top Rated
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-13-2011
Denton, North Carolina

Awesome Wonderful Fresh Food!!!! Going everytime I'm at the beach
ref: 23275

Food:Four Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-28-2011
Lumberton, North Carolina

The wife and I just tried this place. We were seated outside just as the sun was going down. I loved the atmosphere. The food was good. My only knock would be that it was a little pricey.
ref: 23092

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:06-23-2011
Hickory, North Carolina

we just happened upon this place and decided to go in - immediately went and sat outside on the back deck - the view and atmospere were wonderful - the bloody marys were outstanding - and the food (boiled shrimp, conk bites and seafood platter) were scrumptous !! its my new favorite place at myrtle - cant wait to get back
ref: 23031

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-20-2011
Summerfield, North Carolina

My parents told us about Crab Catchers years ago & we have been going ever since! The food is wonderful! No matter what you order it is good! My husband & I usually share the large seafood platter (grouper, fish, shrimp, crab cake, etc.) and it is enough for both of us. One daughter always orders Grouper & the other orders Crab Cakes...they are all delicious! Our son usually gets shrimp or the platter. Would recommed anything on the menu! The service is very pleasant. We go there all of the time!!!! The view on the waterfront is so pretty...make sure you sit outside!
ref: 23002

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-18-2011
Laurens, South Carolina

This is the best place to experience SC seafood in a relaxed atmosphere. This is a place frequented by locals for good reason. Our family particularly love the laid-back feel of the place, especially when we get an outside table right by the river. The fried shrimp is the best (very lightly breaded) and the deviled crab is the best we have ever had. Very reasonably priced!
ref: 22990

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-02-2011
Greer, South Carolina

We went to Crab Catchers to celebrate my dad's birthday while on vacation this year. On the way into the restaurant my mother stepped on a rusty nail, when we asked for a first aid kit all they could provide was a moist towelette. There was no hostess at the door to greet us, but rather a sign saying to go to the bar to request a table. We waited for about an hour and a half to get a table, the whole time we waited we could see several empty tables that just needed to be cleaned off. We finally got to sit down after the waitress "cleaned" the table, she left the table wet with crumbs all over it. The waitress disappeared after seating us, she finally returned about 20 minutes to take our order. After ordering we waited for over an hour to get our food. I ordered the Haddock sandwich which was not very good at all, it consisted of only a piece of fish on a hamburger bun, the fish had hardly any breading and was tasteless. My husband ordered the shrimp sandwich....also tasteless. My parents both ordered the fried shrimp, it was dry, tasteless, and had hardly any breading. Food was horrible, service was terrible, and the atmosphere was awful. I wouldn't reccomend this restaurant to anybody. Long John Silvers is better than Crabcatchers on the Waterfront.
ref: 22814

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-25-2011
Monclova, Ohio

We arrived later in the evening and had a great waitress (Nikki). to me, service makes the meal more enjoyable and she was exceptionaly fun. The food was better than average even though almost all is deep fried Large servings right on the water. a fun night for us
ref: 22709

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-22-2011
Midland,, N.

We hace been coming to this restaurant for years and it is our favorite place to eat. We eat here every day we're there . The scallops and fried corn is out of this world good and we have always received good service and never been disatisfied. We also buy and wear their tee shirts and wear them proudly, Midfland, N.C.
ref: 22676

Food:Three Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-16-2011
Wilmington, North Carolina

The waitress took snow crab leg clusters off of a plate of a table that had left, and proceeded to place them on my plate! No kidding. Terrible. DO NOT EAT HERE
ref: 22621

Food:Two Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Two Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-29-2011
Little River, South Carolina

Last visit was my last. Poor Service and Poor Food Quality.
ref: 22498

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-17-2011
Magog, Quebec, Canada, QC

We ( 3 golfers from Quebec) have been going to Crab Catchers for the last few years and have always been received with open arms. So much so that we feel at home just walking in the door. The food is excellent, the service fast and always with a smile. We are on our way in 3 weeks and are looking forward to our first visit to this special place.
ref: 22097

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-16-2011
Magog,, QU

Every year since 1996, annual golf trip permit several visits during three week period. Enjoy the staff membes without exception, the rustic but clean atmosphere, and love the food . the drinks are not exactly a sacrifice. PLAN TO BE WITH YOU AFTER THE 8 April 11. KEEPUP AS YOU ARE DON, NORM MARIO, MAGOG,QC, CANADA.
ref: 22084

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:02-09-2011
Raleigh, North Carolina

This restaurant absolutely has gone downhill in the past 2 years!
ref: 21822

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:12-20-2010
Little River, South Carolina

For the record, I have been employed at Crabcatcher's since 1992. In that time, we've had several employees, and still have them with us. We also have a staff, none of whom have been with us any less than a year. It would be very hard to keep us here at slaves' wages and if we were treated badly. 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. Nothing on the menu is anywhere close to $30, and if the person writing that review can find fish for $.20 I urge him or her to call us and let us know where to find it. Not to mention people are free to watch us cut our 'frozen' fish whole on the docks every morning. It's clear that the person who wrote this article is not only ignorant but misinformed entirely. 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.
ref: 21465

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Two Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:12-20-2010
Little River, South Carolina

I have been employed at Crabcatchers since 1999. 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. I'd also like to address the issue of the alleged $30 menu item, because there isn't anything on the menu near that price, as for fish for $.20, I would like them to contact me and tell me where we can buy fish for $.20. It is clear that the person who wrote this is ignorant to the actual running of the establishment and clearly misinformed. Everyone is entitled to their opinion about a restaurant, but a gross, anonymous attempt to ruin it's reputation based on false claims on an Internet blog is unjustified, childish and cowardly.
ref: 21462

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:12-16-2010
Calabash, North Carolina

The new owners treat and pay their employees like slave labor and they charge $30 for frozen fish they paid 20 cents for... Overall, this place has gone so far downhill in the past few years, if it were a jogging path, we'd all be tumbling downward from the steep decline…
ref: 21446

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:09-24-2010
Chattanooga, Tennessee

We almost changed our minds after reading some bad reviews, but thank the heavens we decided to risk it! This place is WONDERFUL! Rustic atmosphere & fabulous food. We went early, around 4:30, and were seated immediately on the deck (our request) overlooking the intercoastal. We had the shrimp and crab dips with fresh-made tortilla chips as our appetizer & they were delicious. My husband had the fried oysters and said they were the best he's had in many many years. They oysters were huge, and served in abundance. He couldn't finish them all! I ordered the "create your own" plate with shrimp and scallops, with a deviled crab on the side. Very lightly breaded and cooked to perfection, nothing was overdone, and again the portion was too big to finish. If you don't want fried, they will happily grill for you, just let them know. And don't skip the deep fried corn on the cob! Best corn on the cob I've ever had! We will definitely be back, and for more than just one visit on our next trip to Myrtle Beach!
ref: 20822

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-22-2010
Marshallville, Ohio

A favorite place to visit while at the beach...freshest fish you will find! Fries are great - but expect a little grease, after all they are fries! Nice, light batter on shrimp and the atmosphere makes you know you are at the beach and not some "chain" restaurant that could be anywhere! Try their homemade coconut cream pie...
ref: 20796

Food:One Star
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-06-2010
Pi, South Carolina

$3.75 for 12 oz. cup of beer and really greasy food!!!
ref: 20617

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-31-2010
Mahopac, New York

If you like everything deep fried and greasy than this is the place for you!! I won't be back!!
ref: 20534

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-23-2010
Washington, Pennsylvania

Does not look good from outside..best on the coast... Bar-none.. All locals eat here. Had ten of us (three children) everything was super. Children had nothing left on plate...excellent!.
ref: 20386

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-22-2010
Florence, South Carolina

For a year now the food at crab catchers has not been the same... Not sure what has happened, but the seafood platter , fried shrimp and grouper bites are over priced for the amount you receive. And its sitting in a bed of grease.. I ask the owners to come back..
ref: 20375

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-12-2010
Union, South Carolina

While on a trip from Myrtle Beach to Carolina Beach, we were disappointed to find out that our restaurant of choice was closed. We decided to ride to Little River to see if we could find another seafood restaurant. When we pulled into the parking lot of Crab Catchers, I was kind of skeptical and very hungry. We were seated immediately. When the hushpuppies and crab dip were served we knew we were in for a treat! Our grandparents were able to share a seafood platter. They thoroughly enjoyed every bite! I had the crab cake sandwich and home fries with malt vinegar...with a side of FRIED corn on the cob. It was FABULOUS! My husband had the soft shell crab sandwich. He wouldn't even share a bite! We completely enjoyed this experience and we can't wait to return to Crab Catchers!
ref: 19731

Food:Three Stars
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-01-2010
Greensboro, North Carolina

This place was absolutely not worth the money! $5.99 for a kids corn dog and fries? The only things that were somewhat reasonably priced were the daily specials but don't get your hopes up for anything great on the specials menu... choice of haddock sandwich, hamburger, or shrimp sandwich with fries for $5.99. I had the haddock sandwich but I might as well gone to McDonalds for their fish fillet sandwich. I wanted to get the soft shell crab sandwich but didn't want to pay close to $14 for a sandwich and fries. All of the other seafood options are way over-priced so the rest of my table ordered chicken... we should've just gone to Chick-Fil-A! The service sucked. None of us were offered a refill when we ran out of drinks. All in all I give this place a 1 out of 10. Don't waste your time or money!
ref: 19600

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-28-2010
Newport, Rhode Island

I was recently in town visiting family and we heard from the hotel about this restaurant. We were warned about the wait and that the food sometimes took up to an hour to arrive. We decided to try it on a Monday to avoid the crowds. There was a little bit of a wait so we decided to eat at the Tiki Bar. The atmosphere was very laid back and the food did take a little longer than most places but was definitly worth the wait. We had oysters the size of your hand and ordered a Seafood Platter. It was big enough for the 2 of us with food left over. The food was excellent and the service was great even when they got super busy the bartender, Kat, was attentive and introduced everyone at the bar to us. We felt like regulars by the time we left. We will definitely be coming back the next time we are in town! Great food, Great Service, and Great Atmosphere!
ref: 19556

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-21-2010
Mooresville, North Carolina

The atmosphere was very relaxed, the waitress was excellent. The drinks were great and the food was phenomenal! The raw oysters were huge! The calimari, corn, hushpuppies and shrimp were all excellent! We will go to Crab Catchers again as soon as we can.
ref: 19470

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-17-2010
Georgetown, Tennessee

It was pretty crowded, which is a criteria for me when going to a restaurant for the first time. The food was good, but some of it was a little greasier that I would have wanted. I traveled with 2 teenagers and my husband all of who have no problem ordering more food than they will possibly eat. So that means I get to try everything they don't finish. I suggest the calamari as it was probably the best thing we ordered. It's on the water, but our seats weren't the best as again it was pretty busy and we were hungry and didn't want to wait for a better table. I would definitely go there again.
ref: 19417

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-05-2010
Highlands Ranch, Colorado

We ate an early dinner here, so not a bad wait for a table.Very enjoyable eating on the deck. The crab legs and steamed shrimp were delicious! Also had mahi mahi which was good. Service was very good. Would highly recommend.
ref: 19234

Food:Four Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:One Star
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-02-2010
Greenville, South Carolina

Good restaurant, but don't park anywhere except marked spaces. I parked in a vacant lot and had my car towed, which cost me $190 plus a cab ride to get my car back. There as a very small sign 20-30 yds. from where I parked indicating it was a tow away zone. Talking to some locals this happens all the time. I'll make sure to tell everyone I know to stay away from Little River.
ref: 19198

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-23-2010
Northampton, Pennsylvania

Visited this amazing eatery on may 13, 2010. I had the crawfish for appetizer & my friend had the oysters on the half shell. Both were excellecent. Soft shell crab sandwiches & fries followed. My first soft shell crab sandwich and it was totally beyond my expectations. I could probably eat about 3 more, without the roll of course, but I did not want to look like a glutton. While we were enjoing our meal on the deck outside, we viewed jet skiers, all sizes of boats & a boat that had 3 men fishing anchored right where we could watch. The most amazing happening tho, was watching a gentlemen filleting the fresh caught fish of the day. He had the fish done in no time flat. It was very intersting to watch. I enjoyed watching the all the waitresses bring out orders so I could see the different menu items. What enticing foods I saw. The king crab legs were huge, the gumbo was mouth watering,and everything else I saw was just as yummy looking. All the waitresses, ours was tasha, I think, were genuinely pleasant & friendly. She also was very knowledgeable about the foods on the menu & answered our questions we had about certain foods. I must say the other waitress was also very friendly & funny with her customers. After our meal, my friend was curious about how the grouper tasted, since he never had it before.he asked for it outside the bun :) and oh my gosh, it was so good. Not strong or fishy.(i'm looking forward to cooking with it in future). I would also like to add that it became windy & the staff was told to lower the umbrellas, but a customer at the next table put up such a fuss. A gentleman who was working inside then came out & explained the reason for taking down, & still the customer refused to let them do it. The gentlemen told him they cost alot of money if damaged & the customer said he did not care he would pay for it. No one else at any of the other tables had a problem with them coming down. The gentlemen left it up but said if anythiing happened the customer would be responsible. I was very impressed with the way the situation was handled so professionally. Kudos to the staff! great staff,great atmosphere, great location,great menu selections,great scenery and fantastic food! this a must place to eat if you are ever in little river. I am so glad my friend bought a condo in myrtle beach, now when I visit, I will be able to come back to crab catchers and try more items on their menu.(wanted to try the deep fried corn but too full, I sure will the next time) crab catchers you are the #1 seafood place to eat in my opinion. God bless all of you and may you have years and years of continued sucess..
ref: 19091

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-16-2010
Maryville, Tennessee

I have been going to Myrtle Beach for the past 8 years and Crab Catcher's is a must stop when I am there.I eat there a few times during the week that i am there. The view and the food is worth stopping in for. I do agree that the fries are a bit on the oily side but that is my only complaint. I will be there July 4th thru the 9th of July and can't wait to take my girlfriend and daughters.Cya then ! Ed W. in Maryville,TN
ref: 19019

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-26-2010
Brook Park, Ohio

We visited Crab Catchers on the recommendation of one of the bartenders at the Sands Beach Club bar. The atmosphere was great, & we were treated to an excellent experience having "Trigger Fish", a local catch for the very first time. The wait was a bit long, & we were seated outside, atop the building, due to the crowded nature of the restaurant. Our experience was very good, & we plan to return there again this year.
ref: 18868

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-20-2010
Little River, South Carolina

We visited Crab Catchers on 4/19/10. This was not our first visit and we have previously enjoyed our visits to this quaint restaurant. We have made a habit of eating at this restaurant an average of 2 times per month during the summer months. We were VERY DISAPPOINTED with this visit.

The prices have been increased to an unreasonable level for the quality of the food and the type of restaurant. They were rather busy but the service was still okay. The food quality was very, very bad.
ref: 18828

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-18-2010
Hillsborough, North Carolina

Crab Catchers On the Water Front is an absolute "MUST" for us on any trip to the beach. The fried corn on the cob was our first and we cannot forget how fantastic it is. Woooooowwww! We usually eat lunch there. Everything is so good. And, we can see our friend's home from at Tidewater where we often stay when not at SOS and staying at the AVISTA....
ref: 18809

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-08-2010
Georgetown, South Carolina

Hi Tim , I was invited to eat there , may 2008, The reviews are great and see you stay busy....Hope to make it this year!!
ref: 18732

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:11-27-2009
Burlington, New Jersy

We are from New Jersey and visit the Myrtle Beach area at least once a year. Every year Crab Catchers is the first restaurant we go to. (It's also usually the last before we leave, plus maybe another visit in between. It's that good). For those that complain about waiting for a table - umm, isn't that a sign that the food is good since many people want to eat there? For those that complain about waiting for the food - this isn't some fast food drive-thru...they prepare the catch of the day right by the dock and quite frankly, good food takes time. So get there early enough, snag a table outside & be patient as you watch the boaters on the waterway and enjoy a great meal. You can have the fish fried or grilled (my preference). I've had mahi mahi, sea bass & trigger fish there - all were excellent. Even my 10 year old in the midlle of her "I'm not eating that" phase has asked to get Crab Catchers sea bass! Be sure to ask for the honey butter to go with your hushpuppies! P.S. I made my family risk hurricane-force winds to get a piece of pie!
ref: 17754

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:11-24-2009
Sunset Beach, North Carolina

Filthy. If you want seafood there are lots of places withing 30 minutes drive that are at least clean
ref: 17733

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:10-11-2009
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Terrible experience. The place was grungy and dirty. My kids found bugs all in their drinks. When we confronted the waiter, he ignored them. Finally they brought new drinks, which still had bugs in them. Food tasted like it was frozen and reheated. There was many health hazards around. People were smoking everywhere, and my kids were coughing and could not enjoy the meal. Never go there.
ref: 17433

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-10-2009
Bowie, Maryland

I'm from NC and we've been visiting Myrtle Beach over the past three years and each time we asked for great "simple" seafood, you know fried shrimp, oysters and fish, we were given a restaurant that was overpriced and simply not very good. This year we were told by our concierge that there was a place that was just what we were looking for. We had visited some of the local buffets and you get what you get. Tourist food. You know gobs and gobs of "average" food that you can gorge yourself on. I want to say that the food here was excellent! The shrimp and fish are fresh and it's prepared just right - lightly battered and fried golden brown. If you want "a lot" of food, I recommend the Seafood Platter..a bunch of food that will make you forget the All You Can Eat places..it will be "all you can eat". So if you're contemplating..just stop and make the drive to Little River and enjoy yourself. You won't regret it.
ref: 17092

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-07-2009
N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

A FANTASTIC place to sit and relax. Never rushed, good food, excellent staff and a beautiful view. As locals, from North Myrtle Beach....thanks Little River for a great place to get away from it all :)
ref: 17050

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:One Star
Posted:09-06-2009
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

I was very disappointed with Crab Catchers. Several of my friends had recommended it. The wait for a table was average for the time of day I was there. 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. A table of 16 that was seated after us got their food before our table of 3. Their server was more on the ball. Our server seemed to go out of her way to avoid making eye contact with us. When paying the bill, we complained to the manager and she said "That's normal" when we voiced our complaints about the service. And for the price, we could have gone to a restaurant with a much nicer atmosphere. I like dives, but I don't expect to pay premium prices for sub-par food. The food was overdone and the hush puppies were inedible. If you want to hang out on a dock and drink, this may be your place. Maybe the drinks come to the table faster than the food. My recommendation is to find another restaurant -- there are lots of choices and Crab Catchers is the worst I've found in my 10 years living in this area.
ref: 17047

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-06-2009
Winston Salem, North Carolina

The quality and the level of service provided are borderline 2 stars. The scallops, the soft crab shell and the shrimp and the fried oysters were AMAZING. I don't like calamari, but it was really good - for calamari. The rest of the food was really below average. The chicken tenders, the crab cakes had WAY TOO MUCH BREADING. The grouper was dry and again, too much breading. The fries were so oily and greasy. The wait time was ridiculous - not so much the waiter's fault, more the kitchen's fault. The other reviewer was right. Find a waitress and grab a table. The atmosphere is great for a crab shack feel and very kid-friendly. I would go again but only get the scallops, the oysters and go earlier than 6:30 when the kitchen won't take 1 hour and 30 minutes to get out two platters that taste like they've sitting awhile.
ref: 17036

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-26-2009
Wausau, Wisconsin

I've visited this place over 10 times in only visiting NMB 4 times!! I love the food it is excellent and the drinks are great!! I love the servers they are like family to me, they don't just throw your food on the table and say here eat it! They also get you seated in an excellent amount of time! The great thing is that you have a perfect view of the water and great food to eat while you watch huge boats pass by! The atmosphere is great for families and it is not very noisy! Over all Crab Catchers is like a 2nd home to me!
ref: 16880

Food:Three Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:08-07-2009
Plattsburgh, New York

Couldn't find a parking place, great atmosphere, a little pricey, excellent crab cakes, nice live music, prompt service. I would go back again if we could eat outside. Fun!
ref: 16580

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-29-2009
Essex, Maryland

This place is the real deal if you are a seafood fan. The shrimp..fried, steamed or buffallo are great!!!! The catch of the day is as fresh as it gets!!! The servings are a little measured, but fair for the price. This isn't an ALL YOU CAN EAT CRAB LEG PLACE. The bad stuff is, the parking and the wait at dinner time. The unexpected treat was live music while we had our meal. The outside deck is a little small but, hey it allows everybody to have a clear view of the boats coming and going on the waterway. The price for food and drinks was excellent!!!!!
ref: 16393

Food:Top Rated
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-26-2009
Alexandria, Virginia

The ambiance cannot be more nautical. Very rustic. We were seated at the Tiki bar on a pier over the river. I strongly recommend that you visit when the weather is nice and eat outside at the tiki bar. They have a inside dining room - but it does not have near the ambiance. The food was excellent! I had fried oysters which were the best I have had. The oyters could not be fresher and they were large. My girlfriend had the fried shrimp, which she also thoroughly enjoyed. They were a nice size and very fresh. Neither dish was overtaken by too much breading - a commom mistake at many restuarants. The staff was very friendly and the service was adequate. Price was quite reasonable. The only negative is that on a Saturday nght parking is rather tight. I highly recommend this restuarant. A definite return.
ref: 16311

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-22-2009
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Best fried shrimp we've ever eaten (and we've eaten ALOT of fried shrimp!) Huge raw oysters and delicious crab legs! Everything was super affordable and the folks were all very nice. If we ever go back to the area we will not miss the opportunity to eat there again!
ref: 16213

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-13-2009
Little River, South Carolina

We went there for lunch on a Tuesday. The waiter was excellent in helping us get seated upstairs. The food was average at best. A large hot dog and a tiny crab cake in a hamburger bun were both unappealing and they took an hour to prepare. Yeah the waterway is beautiful, but the deck is run down looking. I don't get all the wonderful reviews.
ref: 15995

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-09-2009
Southington, Connecticut

My parents live in Little River so my family travels there often to visit. We LOVE Crab Catchers!! They have the best fried shrimp I have ever had in my life!!! Everytime we visit, we go to Crab Catchers. It is a great family restaurant and not at all expensive. I highly recommend it!!!
ref: 15923

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-28-2009
Hagerstown, Maryland

We've just returned from a trip to Sunset Beach. I went to Crab Catchers for my birthday on 6/25/09 with two friends. We had a fabulous experience! We loved the bar waitress (who ran her butt off, by the way) who even found time at the end of the evening to give us the recipe for Long Island Iced Tea - yummy. Get the buffalo shrimp for an appetizer - absolutely delicious. I had blackened mahi mahi which was good, but my friends had fried shrimp and scallops, and loved them. Not greasy fried, but instead light and a little bit crispyl This is a no frills place with a family atmosphere. Don't go if you want to be pampered or are in a hurry, but do go if you want an authentic seafood waterside experience. Oh, and by the way, if it's your birthday, you get your age % discounted from your meal. I'm hoping I make it to 100!
ref: 15727

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-25-2009
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

We had dinner at Crab Catchers on 06/24/09. We were cordially greeted and offered a place virtually any where as we were early and this was our first and only time we will go to Crab Catchers. We placed our order and waited over 30 minutes for hush puppies that we ordered early for the two children in our party. When our food finally came (one hour later and remember we were early) it was greasy (swimming in cold fat) cold and presented by throwing it at us. In addition we did not get all we asked for and had other food on our tray for another party. My husband was given the wrong dinner. Our waitress brought it back and then just presented the sandwich order as a full dinner order. Cleanliness was not a priority here either. This is the worst restaurant that we ever went to.
ref: 15672

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-20-2009
Winston-salem, North Carolina

Our favorite place! My husband and I are regulars to the Myrtle Beach area as well as Crab Catchers. We love to travel, and have experienced many restaurants, but this by far is our favorite! We love it so much, we had a large order of the deep fried corn served at our wedding. If you want to visit an amazing, true "beachy" seafood restaurant- this is it! You will feel right at home and LOVE the food. Crab Catchers, see you next Saturday...
ref: 15599

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:06-20-2009
Galloway, New Jersy

I have been vacationing in Little River for the past two years and next will be three years. This is a great place with awsome food!!! It is one of my first stops after unpacking and wanting a good meal. The deep fried corn is to die for! I never had it until I came to Crab Catchers. Sitting outside is awsome. The wait time for your food is a little much but I think it is because they are always tremendously busy. The wait staff is average at best. But that is not enough to ruin a great meal and time with family and friends. You will enjoy this place.
ref: 15597

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-17-2009
Westerville, Ohio

We went on a Tuesday night (afternoon) and had no problem getting in and seated. This place is not on the main drag and you will have to look for this one, which is what I like. Very laid back atmosphere here. Shorts and sandals and a T-shirt and you'll fit right in. Love the location on the waterway and watching the boats go by as we ate. The food is less expensive than what you would pay at many restaurants on hwy 17. Good food, cold beer, laid back place and great location. Try it and you will not be disappointed
ref: 15534

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-12-2009
Anderson, South Carolina

This restaurant did not disappoint. We checked the reviews on this site and had a pleasant time. The atmosphere was GREAT and the food was WONDERFUL! ...A wonderful. authentic experience of beach life...
ref: 15420

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-11-2009
Kingsport, Tennessee

My family visited Myrtle Beach the weekend of Mother's Day, we had heard of Crab Catchers on our trips the previous year, but didn't have the chance to get there. We made it a priority this trip and it was a delight. The food was excellent, we absolutely loved the atmosphere. It was a beautiful evening and we were seated outside on the patio on the water, our waiter was the best. It was crowded and yes we had a wait to be seated, but it was very much worth it. We will definately be back to Crab Catcher's.
ref: 15389

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-04-2009
Belmont, North Carolina

Its a GREAT place for fresh seafood, loved the friendly staff, had no problem getting the food out in time, you can eat inside or relax on the deck that is on the water...Will be back!!
ref: 15301

Food:Two Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:06-01-2009
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Horrible Experience! I went Crab Catchers for a meal with 15 other friends. They ended up seating us at two tables back to back as they couldn't move the tables-understandable. The food was very average for part of our group and BAD for the other part. We had two tables (1 drinking alcohol and most of the other was not drinking) They clearly delayed the food of the drinking table so we would buy more beer and wine. 1/2 of our party had to wait 25 minutes on us to get our rushed food and eat it. Most of the seafood was below average and this ruined the entire evening. The waiter acted like we were at fault for all coming to the restaurant at the same time and didn't apologize at all for their error. There are plenty of other restaurants which I'm sure offer better service, better value, and better food in that vicinity. BEWARE!
ref: 15247

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-19-2009
Advance, North Carolina

Casual dining, just what we wanted at the beach. Great seafood, hushpuppies were awesome too. We will make sure to visit again the next time at the beach.
ref: 15025

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:04-25-2009
Kannapolis, North Carolina

My parents have had a vacation home at North Myrtle Beach since 1992. We have always enjoyed coming down to experience great seafood that is fresh. But as the years have past the choices have become slim to none for fresh seafood. So in 2004 when my boyfriend and I were told about Crab Catchers we decided to give it a chance. It was wonderful! The conch fritters are to die for and I am in love with the crab cakes. His favorite is the grouper sandwhich. We have been regular customers for the past 5 years and have even driven down in the winter for one night just because we were craving the Crab Catchers seabass. Everyone that works there has always been very pleasant and now they treat us like family. My favorite time is in the summer when we can sit out on the waterfront, drink a beer, eat great food and relax. For those that say you have to wait to long to be seated....well you should be more patient while you're on vacation. So, Crab Catchers...I will see you in a few weeks!
ref: 14724

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-20-2009
Cullowhee, North Carolina

I just got back from a trip to North Myrtle. We LOVED Crab Catchers!! We first took a seat outside, but it was getting cool, so our waiter was kind enough to put our names on the waiting list for a table inside. He brought us drinks and appetizers while we waited. The food was excellent!! From now on, every trip I make to Myrtle Beach I will be eating at Crab Catchers! Try the fried corn-- OMG-- it is YUMMY!!! The folks are friendly and it is the perfect atmosphere!
ref: 14656

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-08-2009
Bowling Green, Kentucky

OMG!!! Crab Catchers has possibly the best seafood (if not ALL food) I have ever eaten!!! 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. Let me tell ya, it was more than worth the 24 mile drive from MB to get there. The food was great, the service was very fast and friendly (visited mid-week and was seated immediately!!). Only service complaint I would have is our drinks were never refilled, but everything else was so great we could easily overlook this flaw. If you are looking for frills, this is not the place for you, but if you want a clean place to eat great food, it's perfect. The prices are very reasonable and the portions very generous. Have marked this down as a "must go" whenever we return to the area (which may be sooner than later if I start craving that sea bass :-) !!!!) Would highly recommend to anyone who loves fresh seafood as much as I do!!!!
ref: 14488

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:04-06-2009
South Bend, Indiana

I should begin by saying that i'm writing this review on behalf of 5 other people, and we all agree on the comments made below. Vacationing from northern indiana, we are staying in north myrtle beach. Our neighbors (locals) suggested crab catchers (cc) to us when asked where we could get the freshest seafood. Despite being off the beaten path, cc was everything we were looking for in a great meal and experience. There was quite a wait to get a table, but it came as no surprise because the place was busy! my group enjoyed a few cocktails and waited out on the deck, enjoying a beautiful evening. Once seated, the waitress was very upfront about the fact it would be 30-45 minutes before our food would arrive. We were there to socialize and have a great time, so we didn't mind. The waitress was awesome about keeping cold drinks flowing to the table. She was an excellent all-around server, with all orders being correct, drinks always full, courteous and professional; couldn't have been happier with the service. Being from indiana I don't claim to be any kind of seafood expert though, I do a lot of hunting and fishing back home. I can appreciate fresh fish, and let me say that anyone at my table who had fish on their plates received the freshest, flakiest fish we could have asked for. The bay scallops were a fabulous addition to my entree, and at only $6 to add them on. They gave me an excellent portion (approx. 8 scallops), and they were cooked perfectly. As a whole, our table ordered fish, devil crab (awesome), crab cakes (excellent), shrimp, we all had the fried corn (awesome), and hushpuppies. Everything was excellent. We felt like the prices were fair, especially for the freshness. We had a great time, and would highly suggest making this a stop on your culinary path!.
ref: 14455

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-04-2009
Little River, South Carolina

One of our favorite restaurants to go to along the Grand Strand! We are locals and when we have company from out of town, we always bring them to Crab Catcher's. Great food...great atmosphere...great live entertainment on the weekends...great value for your money....friendly service!
ref: 14430

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-01-2009
Chicago, Illinois

This place is the best! I lived in south carolina for five years, and now every time I come down to visit, I have to eat here. The deep fried corn is probably one of the best things I have ever eaten in my life. The seafood is fresh, and I love the atmosphere. This restaurant has more character than most five star restaurants I have been to. The southern hospitality shines through, and I am never disappointed. Crab catchers always makes me want to move back to south carolina..
ref: 14112

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:02-21-2009
Greenville, Ohio

Six of us had lunch here... definitely a no-frills restaurant, ultra casual. Our meals were good but we went away hungry.
ref: 14019

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:02-01-2009
Susquehanna, Pennsylvania

We are three month "snowbirds." We have been coming to Myrtle Beach for 6 years, but with the variety of restaurants, this was our first visit to Crab Catchers. One of the "locals" recommended it. What a great find. Our party of three had the crab cake platter, the grilled shrimp dinner and the fresh catch dinner of sea bass. All were excellent. The deep fried corn on the cob was unique and delicious. The hostess and waitress were friendly and helpful. This may have been our first visit, but definitely not our last.
ref: 13794

Food:Top Rated
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:11-25-2008
Concord, North Carolina

We absolutely love this place!!! It is the best seafood we have ever had. We live about 4 hrs away and visit the beach every year. We make this place a "must stop" for our trip. The wait to get the food is a little long and I am not much for waiting, but will for it!! The seafood platter is the best, a lot of everything. We always stuff ourselves everytime we go.
ref: 13346

Food:Four Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-05-2008
St. Louis, Missouri

Excellent local seafood. VERY casual, Great atmosphere (right on the water) An out of the way place that mostly only locals knows about. Very good.
ref: 12985

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-10-2008
Asheboro, North Carolina

Wow--great oysters on the half shell and crab legs. Staff was wonderful to all of us, especially our 9 yearold handicapped son. Very fresh food and relaxed atmosphere.
ref: 12342

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-22-2008
Greensboro, North Carolina

Our hotel clerk suggested Crab Catchers to us when we asked about a good resturant close by. It was an excellent recommendation! Our meals included the fish "catch of the day" fried and served as tasty nuggets; Fresh boiled and grilled shrimp both cooked to perfection and seasoned just right; Steamed blue crabs that were fresh tasty and well portioned for the money. The deep fried corn was a superb side dish. We arrived at about 5:00pm on Saturday and our party of four (4) was immediately seated. The waitress was friendly and informative, service was excellent but we could tell they were getting busier and a "wait for seating" list had started just after we arrived. Parking was no promblem for us but I suspect it could be challenging if you arrive later. We plan on retuning everytime we are in the area and I hope the atmosphere never changes!
ref: 12043

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-14-2008
Morgantown, West Virginia

We had dinner there last Tuesday with our children, and enjoyed it very much. Surprisingly, it wasn't crowded at 5pm on a Tuesday in July. There were a few people at the outdoor bar who had just come in off their boat. A few tables inside and a few outside were occupied. We sat out on the deck, and my wife had the "catch of the day" as a sandwich and I had grilled shrimp. We both had the deep fried corn, slaw, and hushpuppies, and beer to drink Our 14 year old son had a chicken sandwich, and our 8 year old daughter had a burger. All of our meals were very good. In fact, this was probably the best meal we had on vacation this year. I would recommend Crab Catchers to anyone.
ref: 11915

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-06-2008
Litle River, South Carolina

After four months of living in Little River, the locals we have met, all have mentioned Crab Catchers. As my wife and I are Catastrophic Insurance Adjusters, we have had the pleasure of dining in restaurants all over the great USA. Our March 23rd trip to Crab Catchers at 7:00pm was well worth our time. We met wonderful locals inside that recommended a few dishes. Seating was average, though quicker than expected. My wife had the grilled shrimp,stuffed devil crab,baked potato,hush puppies and cole slaw. I had the trigger fish,stuffed devil crab,deep fried corn on the cob,french fries and cole slaw, and nice locals next to us gave us a wonderful piece of Birthday cake. Compliments you could hear from us throughout the meal. She stated it was the best grilled shrimp she has ever had. For me, EVERYTHING was excellent. Quality was Excellent.Servers were Excellent. I advised them they needed to be making a million dollars a year! They were hard working and pleasant, smiling throughout the pace they carried. A American salute to the owners Son, who when seeing my Army shirt, asked if I had served, and when I responded with a Yes, he thanked me for my service. That is respect you rarely find anymore. Hats off to this entire establishment. If your looking for Good Food, Friendly Service and a good time, look no further than Crab Catchers!
ref: 10901

Food:Four Stars
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:04-12-2008
Charlotte, North Carolina

It was some of the best fried seafood I've had in this area (way overpriced) because it wasn't greasy like most other places. I did bite into a large piece of oyster shell and some of the fried shrimp still had shell pieces on them. My big gripe is the staff. OK, the place is crowded but the staff gave us and especially my kids a hard time for being in the way while we were waiting for our table, which was a good 45 minutes. After we were seated, it was another 45 min before our food came. Overall, decent food but have a thick skin dealing with the stressed out staff.
ref: 10609

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-02-2008
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The last of its kind! Don't miss it. I'm here 40 yrs and I've seen so many of the truly 'local' places vanish to "progress" that it sickens me. This is real, true-blue southern seafood eating with the old-timey trimmings. Yeah,it's run by a damn Yankee but he didn't change any of the old ways. No Chinese farm raised, genetically altered shrimp,no Chilean sea bass that Chileans toss away as junk fish. This is REAL seafood. The drinks are fabulous, prepared by my doll Justine the bartender who should be paid twice what she is. You may have to wait....but what the hell...you're on vacation, righht? Why are you wearing a watch? What are you doing with a cell phone? Are you nuts? Watch the boats, gaze at the stars, listen to the music, close your eyes, this is paradise! It don't get no better than this...try it..you'll like it.
ref: 10503

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-23-2008
Little River, South Carolina

After four months of living in Little River, the locals we have met, all have mentioned Crab Catchers. As my wife and I are Catastrophic Insurance Adjusters, we have had the pleasure of dining in restaurants all over the great USA. Our March 23rd trip to Crab Catchers at 7:00pm was well worth our time. We met wonderful locals inside that recommended a few dishes. Seating was average, though quicker than expected. My wife had the grilled shrimp,stuffed devil crab,baked potato,hush puppies and cole slaw. I had the trigger fish,stuffed devil crab,deep fried corn on the cob,french fries and cole slaw, and nice locals next to us gave us a wonderful piece of Birthday cake. Compliments you could hear from us throughout the meal. She stated it was the best grilled shrimp she has ever had. For me, EVERYTHING was excellent. Quality was Excellent.Servers were Excellent. I advised them they needed to be making a million dollars a year! They were hard working and pleasant, smiling throughout the pace they carried. A American salute to the owners Son, who when seeing my Army shirt, asked if I had served, and when I responded with a Yes, he thanked me for my service. That is respect you rarely find anymore. Hats off to this entire establishment. If your looking for Good Food, Friendly Service and a good time, look no further than Crab Catchers!
ref: 10384

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:03-21-2008
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

My wife and I are from Myrtle Beach and friends of ours took us here one night. We both ordered the oyster sandwitch and I have to say it was so full of oysters I had a hard time fiting it in my mouth and finishing it all. I have to say it was one of the best if not the best oyster sandwitch I have had,and the price was reasonable also.We will be going back soon.
ref: 10363