Giant Crab - Restaurant Row Restaurants & Seafood Restaurant Reviews

Giant Crab

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Giant Crab
Giant Crab features an extensive buffet that includes broiled, fried and baked seafoods, peel-and-eat shrimp, raw and steamed oysters, mussels and clams, prime rib, baked ham, roasted turkey, beef ribs, chicken, soups, salads, freshly baked bread, kid's selections like hamburgers, hot dots, corn dogs, chicken fingers and french fries, and a dessert bar that includes cakes, icecream, and fresh fruit in season.
Giant Crab
9597 North Kings Highway
Restaurant Row
843-449-1097
Rated 2 out of 5
There are currently 212 user submitted reviews for this restaurant.


Reviews of Giant Crab

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-17-2013
Morganton, North Carolina

Its not seafood restaurant,its a western food restaurant.About the price for this food...you can go to the Golden Corral to get better western food for less (half price).I recommend to check first the price and inside and food at any restaurant. The bossman it was bad with the employee at front me every minute,that made me feel bad.Asked me if I wanted the bill,when I was enjoying the food.Bad service from the waitress,will be for the mistreatment and abuse of the bossman?. Two year ago we ate at Seafare seafood restaurant,this time it was everything good,I don't know today.Today my wife wanted to try this restaurant,I not come back!
ref: 27051

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-20-2013
Morganton, North Carolina

A friend and I were staying in South MB and traveled up to North MB to eat at Giant Crab, which we had found in a brochure.This was Sept. 2012. When we entered, we overheard a waitress say that 2 people had gotten up and walked out because the price was too much. I wish that I had taken that clue and walked out as well. We had the buffet and water to drink. Our bill, with tip was over $50. (We also had coupons) The food that we chose was OK, nothing special. The service was also OK. In my opinion, there are no two people ever made which can eat $50 worth of food at one sitting, unless they are Sumu wrestlers, and then, maybe!!! So, $50 for 2 people to eat is just very exorbant. Especially for average food and average service. Well, "once burned,lesson learned." I ate ther once and that will be my first and last time of doing so. So, if you like paying out big bucks for nothing special, then that is the place you should go and eat.
ref: 26888

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:06-20-2013
Akron, Ohio

Really good crab legs, she crab soup and crab cakes. I was glad to see so many broiled/baked options since most buffets seem to fry everything. A few disappointments: calamari had the texture of a thick rubber band, the salmon was over cooked, scallops were chewy. There was entertainment the night we went. It helped the atmosphere with soft jazz. The place was totally overrun by kids and bad parents not watching out for them. They should insist that kids under 12 be accompanied by an adult. Overall, I was greatly satisfied with the buffet. Most everything was delicious, fresh and hot. The waitstaff is very attentive and happy to serve you. I definately got my money's worth and left with a smile.
ref: 26730

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-14-2013
Pleasant Hill, Ohio

this is an excellent seafood buffet. There is nothing you would want else for choices. all food hot! Service was great! Everything tasted very fresh! though 25.00 it was well worth it if you can handle alot of food! definitely rec over the Benjamins buffet!
ref: 26433

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:12-28-2012
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Absolutely love this place and visit it every year we go to MB! Great selection of food for everyone! if you can't find something to eat here, you have a problem. Look forward to vistiting again in 2013.
ref: 26235

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:12-23-2012
Conway, South Carolina

Every thing was great could not been better . Your coupons are out date . I go to Giant Crab every time I get a chance. I love your food.you can eat healthy. Are be a pig..
ref: 26225

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:11-10-2012
Bear Creek, North Carolina

We were looking forward to eating at your restaurant! But the receptionist at the Caribbean Resort strongly advised us to go to another restaurant due to your poor food service. Just thought you might want to know. We will be eating at Giant Crab next year when we visit south carolina again.
ref: 26146

Food:Top Rated
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:08-18-2012
Gastonia, North Carolina

This is the one place we make a point of visiting when we vacation in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area. The food is fabulous, love the variety (especially the seafood!) and the atmosphere is fun for the whole family. There is truly something for everyone on their buffet! Love it!
ref: 25819

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-18-2012
Columbia, South Carolina

My husband and I really enjoyed this restaurant. We really enjoyed the live band and the customer service. The only negative I have wiht this restaurant is the person standing at the door asking if we want a free picture for dinning there. This is a gag, the free picture is a passport size picture and they want you to buy the larger sized picture. I really think that is bad business, because for the amount of money you spend on the food, the picture of any size should be free...just saying. I personally think the restaurant to get a family member to take the pictures at no charge, this way the money can stay in the business and not to an outsider.
ref: 25810

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-26-2012
Monongahela, Pennsylvania

Absolutly Horrible!!!!! This is the worst buffet ever! $100.for 2 adults and 2 kids. The kids buffet food was a sin hot dogs and hamburger meat sitting in water. The "stuffed" stuff was just pure breading no flavor. The only thing that was ok was the crab legs
ref: 25657

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-21-2012
Conway, South Carolina

All these people are complaining about the price. If u can't afford to have good seafood then go to captain d's or long John silvers! My family has ate there numerous time and every family member or friend has loved it! All these people who said they didn't like it are freakin' crazy, but then they all talked about the price. Nothing is cheap in myrtle beach except these people that are complaining! Everything was great. They had the best selection of seafood, chicken, steak, prime rib and the hibachi grill was magnificent! I would never choose another buffet. Even the kids buffet had pizza, chicken and other stuff kids love. One year old shouldn't be eating seafood and stuff like that anyway!
ref: 25619

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-03-2012
Linden, Virginia

I think its rediculus to say $60 is too much for two adults and a child. I have ate seafood and paid over $100 for two adults at other places! this place has good food at a good price for anyone lookin for good seafood!.
ref: 25450

Food:One Star
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:05-20-2012
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

By far the WORST place I have ever eaten at. The food was horrible and the prices were RIDICULOUS! The crab legs were over-cooked. Not worth the money at all. I have been to great restaurants where I have spent $97 on two people, so I know what good food is. The bill at Giant Crab was $70 for 2 and I wouldn't have spent more than $20 for 2. Avoid at all cost!
ref: 25154

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-18-2012
Cato, New York

We spent Spring break in MB. Our first shot at a seafood buffet at another restaurant left us less than impressed, so the next night we decided to give the Giant Crab a try. We were seated immediately after they made sure to get our coupon so that they could apply it. The hostess showed us where everything was on our way to our table, and our waitress was outstanding! On to the food: Everything was hot and fresh. We focused on the seafood, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I can not think of a bad thing to say - in fact, we chose to go back on our final night in MB. The place was packed - last night in town for lots of spring-breakers, yet we were seated immediately. Again all around great experience, great food and great service. This blows away the other seafood buffets in the area. I proudly wear my "She thinks my crabs are sexy" T-shirt.
ref: 24977

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-26-2012
Charlotte, North Carolina

JUST TERRIBLE!! My husband and I decided to spend our Labor Day 2010 weekend alone at Myrtle Beach. We usually visit Myrtle Beach once a year with our 2 children and we always go to the Original Benjamins, in this case I wish that we chose to do the same. As we decided to change things up this year we pulled into the parking lot of the GIANT CRAB, what a big MISTAKE! The food here was horrible, I ordered an icy acoholic beverage that was brought to me with a DEAD KNAT floating on the top of the drink..ewww... (and they had the nerve to ask did I want another one, UMM NO, I WILL DEFINITELY PASS) The food was cold, soggy, and greasy the utensils were dirty and there were knats over most of the seafood dishes. We basically wasted our money and our appetites were spoiled on our last night at the beach, this was a terrible experience for the both of us. The other bad part about this experience is that when you complained about the service to the "so called managment" they were not at all sympathetic and expected you to pay for food that you didn't even eat let alone swallow the drink with the dead knat floating around in it (I was looked at like I was the one who put it there and served it to myself, what in the ....) Never again would I ever step a foot into this place again, the GIANT CRAB on the building should fall backwards and crush the entire building (without anyone in it of course) so that they could start all over again, hopefully the next time the place would be appetite friendly and pleasantly appealing. FYI: By the way I have no association with any of the competing restaurants, what I wrote above is what we actually experienced at this restaurant as a vistor to Myrtle Beach, SC.
ref: 24853

Food:Two Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-14-2012
Whitney, Texas

We arrived at about 15 minutes after it opened at 3pm. The place was disorganized on arrival. No hostess was no where to be found. So we waited and waited..and waited. Finally the guy that cleans the tables came and sat the bunch of us folks waiting. Price was ridiculous at $25 a head. Food was cafeteria quality definitely not worth the $25. Nothing on the buffet was worth the price paid. Take my advise, the cuisine at Golden Corral blanks thie mess here. Not to mention the price is cheaper at Golden Corral. We will not be coming back.
ref: 24801

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:02-22-2012
Darlington, South Carolina

I really enjoy eating there. I 've been there several times and its always great. I liked it much better when it was just seafood. Not the hibachi too. That seems to have taken over the seafood theme. I prefer it the way it was before that.
ref: 24688

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:12-28-2011
Jacksonville, North Carolina

Visited December 2011; evening. Food above average. One in my party said crab legs were good, another said crab legs were bad. I guess it's a gamble. Wait staff okay, but not engaging. atmosphere pleasant. Food was constantly being replenished. Negative-PRICE! Now I know why no prices were listed anywhere. Despite the over all good review I have given, I will not pay this much for this restaurant in the future.
ref: 24434

Food:Four Stars
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:One Star
Posted:12-08-2011
Gaston, South Carolina

I ate here but was not worth the money 60 dollars for 2, i got at the resturant ay 7pm the food was cold and not very good the crab legs were very smallhad better food at other resturants for less money in myrtle beach
ref: 24367

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:11-27-2011
Nashville, Tennessee

Absolutely HORRIBLE!! Was very expensive and the food was bland and not only that they do not have the price of the buffet posted; even using a coupon it was $60 for 2 adults and a 3 year old...RIDICULOUS price for the quality of food. I wouldn't even pay $20. The only thing that was decent was the crab legs; and unfortunately I had already had a large plate of other items and didn't want to waste it or our money so I choked it down....EXTREMELY disappointed! The hibachi food was flavorful either. The bread was pretty good and the waitress was kind but that the only positive thing about this place... I am going to check this site before trying any other seafood restaurants...surely there is one out here that is affordable and tasty... btw Hamburger Joes has the BEST wings I have ever eaten!!
ref: 24333

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:10-04-2011
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

As usual the food was GREAT!! Loved everything. We love crablegs so paying $24 for all you can crab legs is a bargain. The Hibachi grill was excellent and the cook was informative. The best place to eat in Myrtle Beach!
ref: 24101

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-16-2011
Spotsylvania, Virginia

NASTY!!!!!!!!!!!! Everything was tastless and gross. Never again.
ref: 23696

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-14-2011
East Tn, TE

We arrived at the restaurant at 2pm and waited for the 2:30pm opening. At approximately 2:40pm they opened the doors. As we were seated, the staff was extremely friendly but that is where the pleasantries ended. The food was less than acceptable. Some wasn't even at a WARM level! Baked spinach had chunks of unmelted cheese in it. Fried food tasted like it had been fried and reheated or fried and refried. And even with a $6 per person discount coupon, it was still almost $100 for the 4 of us and that was with us all drinking just water. My son had eaten here several years ago and had always bragged about it, but not now! Don't waste your time or your money!
ref: 23667

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:One Star
Posted:07-28-2011
Chicago, Illinois

Bad food. WORST meal I have ever eaten at any buffet.!! $27 per person + $8 per drink + 8% mandatory tip. WHAT A RIP OFF !!!!!! Of course when you walk in you don't know how much the buffet is until you are seated. We went with the early bird coupon and DIDNíT received six bucks off. Some of the food was not even warm, too spicy, too salty, greasy or had no taste at all. The prime rib on the carving station was so raw it almost appeared not cooked at all. There website is full of crap, they may have had 50 items, thay have no fish to chose. The crab legs were small, and rubbery (wait 15 minuts to get them). For two people with a 3 kids it was $200.00. I could have gotten one heck of a meal for that somewhere else (Red lobster) DO NOT EAT THERE. The name of it should be GIANT CRAP !!! Few hours later after we left I and my son got sick. I will contact Health department. Avoid the Giant Crab at all cost...
ref: 23478

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-25-2011
Dawsonville, Georgia

I have read so many BAD reviews on this restaurant that I really didn't feel the need to write one. But, I will because I don't ever remember eating at a place with such horrible food in my life! My husband and I came to MB to enjoy the beach and seafood. This food was worse than any seafood or any other food that I've ever eaten. Frozen seafood from the grocery store would have been better! The food was bland, not warm, not cold, the seafood had no taste, etc. Just completely unacceptable!! I tired a few things off the bar and just couldn't tolarate it. Our bill for two buffets, one ice tea, and one water was $65.00!! We paid the bill and will never go back!! This was the biggest waste of $65.00!! NEVER AGAIN!!! It has taught me to read reviews for all restaurants that I've never been too!
ref: 23446

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:07-25-2011
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

No prices posted anywhere. Went in and ate got the bill and was $94 for two adult and 2 kids buffets. Sticker shock to say the least. Definitely not worth the money. I know it was my fault for not checking the price but wow wasn't ready for that.
ref: 23441

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

The only good thing about this restaurant was how fast we were seated, the line was wrapped around the parking lot but it moved rather fast which was very surprising. The food was one of the worst I have ever had, if you want crablegs DO NOT EAT HERE!!! They had no flavor & was rubbery. I tried other things as well, all of the fried seafood was dark brown where you could tell the grease hadn't been changed in a longtime. The service was awful, we had to ask for refills & then at the very end with our bill our waitress decides to bring a drink without us having to ask, sorry too late, horrible service. Not worth the money at all, if I'm going to spend $75 for two people without alcohol the food & the service needs to be on that level.
ref: 23421

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:One Star
Posted:07-17-2011
Fayetteville, North Carolina

Oh my lord...this place has to have the worst food ever!!! Do not eat here!!! Terrible!
ref: 23333

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:07-17-2011
Burlington, Kentucky

Over priced buffet. Too much fried and stuffed seafood. Crab legs were too small to bother with and overcooked which made matters worse. People were bumping into each other and they were not at capacity yet. Bathrooms were a joke, dirty, with only two stalls for an establishment that appeared to be capable of seating at least a couple hundred. Will not be returning.
ref: 23323

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-30-2011
Greenville, South Carolina

We just ate there couple days ago. everythhing smothered in butter. Way too much fat. Too much seasoning. Was not impressed at all. Won't be back.
ref: 23111

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-11-2011
Indianapolis, Indiana

Decided to eat here Thursday evening (06/09/11) and WOW what a mistake! The service staff was very friendly, but the food was horrible. Some food appeared to have been on the bar for so long it was all crusty and dried out. Alot of the serving utensils were covered in other foods on the handles (gross!) and we had to wait in line for crab legs because they had run out on two occassions. What a disappointment to finally get the crab legs and find they weren't even as thick as my pinkie finger!! Figured with a name like "Giant Crab" we'd get bigger crab legs than that. Spend five dollars more and eat at Captain George's!!!! Horrible food.
ref: 22916

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-05-2011
Kingston, Ohio

Really love the food here! If you love seafood, this is the place! They have seafood and fish fixed just about any way you'd want it, a salad bar, dessert bar, comfort foods, prime rib, a hibachi grill and piles of crab legs! I try to eat here everytime I'm in Myrtle Beach. Definitely recommend this restaurant
ref: 22854

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-05-2011
Fishers, Indiana

Had to give the place a try and will never go back. The food was average and the price wasn't worth it (family of 3, $100). I've had better food at half the cost.
ref: 22847

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-26-2011
Morganton, North Carolina

The Giant Crab in mrytle beach was disgusting ! I love seafood and my family of 8 ( including my parents and grandmother) all went to Giant Crab because I wanted seafood buffet. First we took coupon in and presented it . We were seated and told where everything was. At first I was excitrd to see large variety . Everything was gross! how do u mess up peel and eat shrimp , crab legs or raw oysters?! I kept going back to get more food hopibg to find something deceny enough to eat .. I didnt . Then got check and coupon wasnt taken off ( per person as it says) and my bill for 2 adults and 3 kids was $142! my parents bill for 3 adults was $118! they added 15$ and $20 gratuity to our checks ! and dont waste your time with their "free" photo, lol. Dont eat at Giant Crab! .
ref: 22711

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-06-2011
Myrtle Beach, SO

bad food...i worked there for two weeks..trust me..the handling of the food is really bad..illegal immigrants..re-heated left overs..dropping food on floor..using it anyway..DO NOT EAT THERE.
ref: 22535

Food:Two Stars
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Two Stars
Noise:One Star
Posted:03-27-2011
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Danger - Stay Away. Anyone who has eaten at this restaurant and thinks this is "Good Food" is out of their minds. This has to be one of THEE WORST restaurants I have ever eaten at - in MY LIFE.
ref: 22183

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:02-21-2011
Columbia, South Carolina

I've always wanted to try the Giant Crab. So, we went there this weekend. This place is way overpriced for the quality of food we got. I ended up not being able to eat a lot of what I got. The stuffed flounder seemed okay till I started getting small bones in my mouth. I've never had flounder before with bones in it. I guess the best things were the sweet potatoes, and the oysters weren't bad. The key lime pie wasn't bad. But I could have gone to Golden Corral for half the price and gotten better food. I was very disappointed.
ref: 21902

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:01-01-2011
Bennett, North Carolina

Food was horrible and greasy. I love deviled crabs, but theirs were awful w/ unidentified brown meat and lots of grease? Went right at opening and baked potatoes were dried out already. Decided to try this place again after bad experience a few years ago but we should have stayed away. Got charged over two dollars for tea after already paying over twenty-five per person for the meal. Thought the seating was a little tight in our area. All the customers and servers bumping table walking by.
ref: 21540

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-08-2010
Brooklyn, New York

One of the better buffets in MB. Even my vegetarian girlfriend was thrilled with Giant Crab. The 'hibachi' station lacks the sake that would give the real flavor of hibachi, but you end up with some pretty decent fried rice. The crab legs were great, as were most of the seafood dishes. Desserts were (as usual) weak, but better than most buffetts. I will gladly return to Giant Crab. Even writing this review is making me hungry.
ref: 20662

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-31-2010
Mars, Pennsylvania

The Giant Crab was the WORST meal I have ever eaten!! The food was all cold and horrible. My 1 year old (who eats about anything) took one bit and then refused to eat anything else. The crab legs were cold, small, and rubbery. Everything on the buffet looked like you could easily get food poisining from it. Actually my husband barely made it back to the room before getting sick. The staff was RUDE from the time we walked in the door. DO NOT EAT HERE AND WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!!
ref: 20530

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-25-2010
Christiansburg, Virginia

We always do the buffet. When we are in town for a weekend visit, we always dine with Giant Crab. The food is delectable.
ref: 20429

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-15-2010
Wilmington, North Carolina

This was one of the worst meals that I think we have ever eaten in Myrtle Beach. We live just over the border in North Carolina and make day trips to Mrytle Beach often. Some of the food was not even warm and the food was way too spicy or had no taste at all. The prime rib on the carving station was so raw it almost appeared not cooked at all. The strawberry shortcake that I tried for dessert was dried-out cake with strawberry frosting in the middle and a small piece of strawberry on top. The service was very good and the waiter we had was very good. The price (with coupon) was in line with other local restaurants if we would have been able to eat the food. This is one restaurant that we will cross off our list and we didn't hesitate to tell some other people who asked us in the parking lot what we thought and when we told them they left too.
ref: 20271

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-04-2010
Wilmington, Delaware

I was on vacation last week with my girlfriends (7/26-7/31) and we saw the brochure for Giant Crab in our condo. We visited the first time and it was so awesome and delicious we came back two days later. I have never tasted food so good. Everything I selected for my plate was yummy. I only wish there was a Giant Crab near my home town. I would go every weekend!
ref: 20081

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-03-2010
Wintergreen, Virgin Islands

I have read some of the reviews above....... I can't believe the complaints. The Giant Crab is perfect. I've eaten there several times & plan on going back in Sept. Was there in April this year. The wait staff was pleasant (always there to help if needed) and the food was delicious. Not cold as some have stated above. The price is in line with the other restaurants there. Hey!!!! You are on vacation. Spend a little money and enjoy it. You only have one life to live................
ref: 20065

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-30-2010
Lynchburg, Virginia

WOW! I can't believe all of these people have had a horribl time. My family and I have been going to this place for a few years now. IT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING :) I have never had cold food that should have bene warm or warm food that should have been cold. Yes the bathrooms are a little gross but the service is great and food is awesome!!!! price may be high but you only vacation once a year, right? It's best to only go if you really like crablegs as that is really what you are paying for. GREAT TIME WILL COME BACK AGAIN!
ref: 20008

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-24-2010
Niles, Michigan

The Giant Crab is an amazing alternative to the over-commercialized Bennetts Calabash... We go there solely for the snow crab legs. You truely get all you can eat. They are delicious and succulent. Every leg you get is full and juicy - no tiny legs with bland morsels of stringy meat that won't even come out of the shell in one piece. They make you feel like a professional crab cracker! Every one comes out in one huge lump of meat and the servers keep emptying the tray of shells as you keep eating. The selection of additional food is amazing as well. They offer (as advertised) 170 items! That is crazy! I enjoy everything there except the dessert which could use some improvement. I wasn't impressed with any dessert but the ice cream. They had peach soft serve which was really good but i personally like the crab legs so much that i could eat them as dessert too! Go here above any other buffet style seafood dinner. You won't regret it. you could easily pay the same price for a pound and a half of crab legs anywhere else!
ref: 19900

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:One Star
Posted:07-22-2010
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

We are locals and we had family and friends visiting from out of town. Took them to Giant Crab. The food was strewn all over the bar, most of the food appread died out. The apperence of the bar was very poor and dirty. The T-Bones steaks were cut in to 4 pieces. The mac and cheese was very watery. The osyters were very small and over cooked. The food was of low quaility and without seasoning. The floors and rest room were dirty. It was very over priced. I would not recommend this to anyone. It was very embarrrassing for us taking our out of town guest to this place. DON'T GO. AVOID AT ALL COST!!!!!!
ref: 19875

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-11-2010
Baltimore, Ohio

I have been to Myrtle Beach many times. We finally decided to give it a try. The food was fresh and there were many choices for my kids to pick from. When we got our bill, we were shocked that drinks were not included with the meals. Especially for two children that were 8 years old. For the money we were charged with two children of that age you would think that the free photo that was offered would have been the 8X10 and not the one you needed a magnifying glass to see. I just think that people spend their hard-earned money to vacation there that you would not gouge them anymore. Other restraunts in the area were cheaper for the four of us and serve better quality food.
ref: 19721

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-11-2010
Baltimore, Ohio

I have been to Myrtle Beach many times. We finally decided to give it a try. The food was fresh and there were many choices for my kids to pick from. When we got our bill, we were shocked that drinks were not included with the meals. Especially for two children that were 8 years old. For the money we were charged with two children of that age you would think that the free photo that was offered would have been the 8X10 and not the one you needed a magnifying glass to see. I just think that people spend their hard-earned money to vacation there that you would not gouge them anymore. Other restraunts in the area were cheaper for the four of us and serve better quality food.
ref: 19720

Food:Two Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:Three Stars
Seating:One Star
Noise:One Star
Posted:06-29-2010
Myrtle Beach, SO

We dined at the Giant Crab while vacationing at Myrtle Beach. The food was really great, but one of us did get sick that night (granted he ate almost 5 plates). The price was ridiculous. We were charged $125 for 4 people on buffet. However, the waitors were friendly and were of good service. When we walked in the door there was a huge line that wrapped around but we were seated in under 10 minutes. From a scale of 1 to 10 I would rate it a 8.5. I was very satisfied. The shrimp and crap legs were fantastic!
ref: 19562

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:06-26-2010
Williamsburg, Virginia

While the food was not spectacular (it was more like eating hot garbage) this establishment gave our family the best memories of our trip to MB. We came here with heavy hearts due to the passing of Michael Jackson and the Giant Crab did indeed lift our spirits, much in the same way it lifted the bile into our throats from the various bad odors in the main dining room. Overall, while we may not be going back..ever...we do talk about this restaurant frequently.
ref: 19524

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-20-2010
Norwood, North Carolina

Gave them 2 chances...both times the crab legs were cold and rubbery!!! NEVER AGAIN!!!
ref: 19460

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-01-2010
Fayetteville, North Carolina

We ate here in spring 2010 and it was not worth the money. The food wasn't good at all and it was pretty pricey.
ref: 19189

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-01-2010
Philly, Pennsylvania

Giant crab not necessrily mean big crabs. We've been eating in so many seafood restaurants and so far this is the least. Snow crabs and shrimps were poor quality..very tiny...paying 22.95 isn't worth it. I dont like the smell of that room near the tavern either. Sushi looks mushy and not done right. If you are here just for the seafoods, this is not the place for you!!!
ref: 19173

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-30-2010
Charleston, South Carolina

We've been visiting the Giant Crab for about 3 years now, always excellent food and service, just don't recommend sitting in the back room, smells musty and moldy. We will continue to visit the Giant Crab. We love the crablegs and hushpuppies.
ref: 19152

Food:Four Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-26-2010
Kingsport, Tennessee

The Giant Crab was a delicious experience. The food was very tasty. My favorite was the crab legs, but everything else was very good. The dessert wasn't my favorite but it was ok. Our server was very nice and imformative.
ref: 19117

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-04-2010
Dalton, Georgia

Freezer seafood from the grocery store would have been better than what we had. What should have been hot was cold and what was supposed to be cold was warm. We were all sick that night. It was bad. Very, very bad. And the pilfering in your pockets begin the second you step up to the door. Pass on the souvineer pictures. They are the size of postage stamp. The staff was there. And that s about it. And the bathrooms were nasty. made me wonder about the kitchen. Save your money. Go to a McD's and have the fish sandwich. Its fine dinning compared to the Giant Crab.
ref: 18929

Food:Two Stars
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:04-18-2010
Chattanooga,, Tennessee

My family & I were in Myrtle Beach for the first time in 25 years. We were so excited about eating at the Giant Crab. Wow....was that for naught. This is the worst place to eat in Myrtle Beach. There was so much artificial crab meat in everything that I couldn,t even eat most of it. Do you know what that stuff is made of? Yuck!!!! The crab cakes were full of filler, the stuffed flounder was like stips of rubber band wrapped around more filler, the oysters and tiny clams were dry as my sense of humor and these rest of the food was over cooked and just plain nasty. Thank goodness we had a coupon or I would have been really mad. In a nutshell,,,,save your time and money....pass on the dreadful Giant Crab. I did,however, like the outside of the building.
ref: 18818

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-14-2010
North Canton, Ohio

Let's face it, who cares about the atmosphere? It's all about the food, right? Well, the food here was awful. It does not matter if you get 150 items or 170 items to choose from when those items are this bad. Worst meal we had on the entire vacation. Price (with $10 off in coupons) was still around $45 for 2 people. I wish someone had told us - "Do Not Go Here!"
ref: 18771

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-09-2010
Bennettsville, South Carolina

My family and I have been going to Giant Crab for aboout three years. The food and the service is excellent. I can't believe some of the poor comments. We come to the beach atleast two to three times a year and we can't wait for the crablegs. All of the food is good, but the crablegs are our favorite.
ref: 18733

Food:Four Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-08-2010
Durham, North Carolina

We always go to Giant Crab when we visit Myrtle Beach. It was great a few yrs ago but since then, the quality of service has dropped considerably. The waiters and staff are not so friendly. For the price of a seafood buffet it's a bit pricey but so is everywhere else. The food is ok but the crab legs are exceptional. Other items on the buffet could use some improvement.
ref: 18724

Food:One Star
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-23-2010
Mills River, North Carolina

STAY AWAY! The food is terrible. Tasteless. Expensive. No prive posted! The five star, glowing reviews must be from owners or employees paid to write them. I don't see how this place stays in business.
ref: 18561

Food:Three Stars
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:One Star
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-12-2010
Allentown, Pennsylvania

I will start with the food, the food was somewhat cold but they had sushi! The sushi was ok but the sushi had like no meat or vegitables. The crab legs were good, avarage, but we got what they called "butter" but it was obivisly oil! We didn't belive it so we called over the waiter to ask for acutal butter but he brought us the same stuff! The best part was the dessert the apple cobbler YYYUUUMMM !!!! The kids were very small section of the buffet and it overpriced for kids and adults.
ref: 18465

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-02-2010
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The food was excellent. I love the new Hibachi grill and the made to order steaks!! Had a wonderful time look forward to our next visit!
ref: 18371

Food:Three Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:One Star
Noise:One Star
Posted:02-28-2010
Shallotte, North Carolina

There was 11 people in our family. Most of the family enjoyed the crab legs and clams, but the other food was not good at all. The service was great the waiter so no nice and friendly. All in all I will not go back we live in brunswick just across the line.
ref: 18356

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:02-11-2010
Blacksburg, South Carolina

My fiancee and I always eat at the Giant Crab! We changed our vacation date because the restaurant was closed when we had originally planned to be in Myrtle Beach. We know they food quality is great and the price is not a problem because we plan for it. I agree with another person that the bad reviews were probably written by the competition. We actually celebrated our engagement by heading straight to the Giant Crab! We'll be in Myrtle Beach next week and look forward to eating there! : )
ref: 18195

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:01-05-2010
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Excellent! we had such a good time here over the holidays. Everything was wonderful! thank you for such a wonderful experience..
ref: 17976

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:11-26-2009
Alabaster, Alabama

Don't even think of going here. wish I had read the reviews here first! The food was awful. Even with a buy one get one free coupon, it was highway robbery for the cheap not even Captain D's style seafood. Nasty! Absolutely not worth eating.
ref: 17748

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:10-29-2009
Charlotte, North Carolina

I LOVED THE GIANT CRAB!!! The staff was great and very helpful, everybody was so happy and smiling. The crablegs were great my husband loved them. The kid's bar was wonderful for my children with such a variety all geared towards what kids like to eat. There so many items to chose from it was exciting. The made-to-order pasta was outstanding. We will defintely be coming back again next year!!
ref: 17578

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-23-2009
Thomasville, North Carolina

The food was horrible. And I think that it is way OVERPRICED! Some of the food that was gotten off the bar was cold and disgusting. Have been here many times before and I have to say that this is the worst that it has ever been. So much that I will never eat there again. All I can say is watch out.
ref: 17537

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:One Star
Posted:09-18-2009
Elkin, North Carolina

Me and my family went to giant crab for our first time and will never go again. please go at your own risk. The name of the the restraunt is GIANT CRAB, the name of it should be GIANT CRAP!!! when we steped into the restruant the stinch was almost unbearable.After we were seated, we took a look at the menu and when we saw the outragouse prices we very sirously thought about leaving right then, but my Father insited that we stay. That night we orderd the buffet, and the food was horrible. like i said before please go at your own risk and i insist that you bring some extra money because you might want to go to an diffrent resraunt!!!!!
ref: 17173

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:09-06-2009
Arden, North Carolina

Looks appealing from the outside. Don't be fooled! Inside is grimey, Staff is indifferent bordering on rudeness. Food may be of adequate quality but it is barely warm and tasteless. It seems that all the fried items are fried together. Far too expensive for what you get. Have a much better meal somewhere else.
ref: 17048

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:One Star
Posted:09-06-2009
Cincinnati, Ohio

I really have no words on just how awful this place is. The only glimmer was their Crab Legs. My husband loves them so he was happy there. Otherwise I was more than disgusted with everything else. So much so that I wouldn't eat it and asked for my money back. The staff didn't care and were rude to me though I gave honest courteous feedback about the most disgusting slop I've every had. Do yourself a favor and stay away. You will thank yourself when you save money rather than waste it. Seriously I am appalled that they have ANY repeat customers. DISGUSTING!!!
ref: 17033

Food:Three Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-31-2009
Zebulon, North Carolina

The crab legs were great,the attitudes of the waiters ,below average. the price wasn"t that reasonable, expecially for kids.
ref: 16956

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:One Star
Posted:08-07-2009
Flecther, North Carolina

Made the miserable mistake of trying to eat at this restaurant 7/15/09. I say "trying to eat" because the food is terrible. Even the waiter was seemingly apologetic. When I asked for a manager to complain I was met with stoney silence and a request to come back another time. Yeah, right! The great reviews must have been written by management or staff. As you can see most reviews really pan the place. AVOID. AVOID.AVOID!
ref: 16581

Food:Four Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-20-2009
Mount Airy, North Carolina

Overpriced, but good food all the same. We went with the early bird coupon and received about six bucks off, so this was good. The crab legs were really huge and plentiful and DELICIOUS. I loved the shrimp and other crab dishes. I didn't eat anything that I didn't like. I really liked the peel and eat shrimp. I wanted to try the pasta they made to order, but I was too full! The dessert was a highlight, with baklava and a unique dessert that looked weird but tasted so good! It had shredded wheat, chocolate, whipped cream, nuts, and something else, and it was the perfect ending. I know others are reviewing badly, but we honestly loved our meal, BUT the price is way, way, way too expensive.
ref: 16145

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:One Star
Posted:07-16-2009
Brooklyn Ny, New York

Let me start with this commen, the food was not seasoned and tasted like sea water. Not only was the food was over cooked, it all tasted the same. The chicken tasted like it was fried with the fish, the wait staff acted like they were at a comedy roast featuring me. They were very repulsive and showed no professional conduct to customers as well as my family. There was one bright light in the whole place but it was in the restroom. It was very poorly lit where we were seated. I did manage to get the attention of one of the staff members who stated that he was sorry that every thing was a disaster. My list could go on but the worthiness of my experience prevents me from doing so. Be afraid of this place. Be very afraid....
ref: 16067

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:One Star
Posted:07-02-2009
Greeneville, Tennessee

We may not have waited to be seated but when we were the waiter wasnt very friendly. The food wasnt that great it was barely warm and it wasnt that tasty and nothing was fresh. and the food is definitely NOT worth the $$$$$ you have to pay!!! my family and i are probably never going back there again!
ref: 15810

Food:Three Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-30-2009
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Giant Crab was OK and that's it. This restaurants food is nothing special, and is definitely not worth the $$$. The food was not fresh and was just warm. However, the service was great and the atmosphere of the restaurant was excellent. Maybe they had an off night, but i don't think we will be going back.
ref: 15789

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-27-2009
Somerset, Pennsylvania

My family recently went to myrtle beach for one week. We ate at this restuarant and the food was ok. The crab legs had no meat and the food was cold.the only thing we liked was the sweet tea and onion rings and a rasberry and strawberry daquior. I would like to warn everybody how expensive this place is and my father got sick after eating there that night.
ref: 15721

Food:One Star
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-26-2009
Oxford, New Jersy

This was the worst restaurant my wife and I have EVER been to and we have eaten all over the US, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, Bahamas, France, Switzerland and Germany. The fried shrimp, popcorn shrimp and deviled crap cakes all tasted the same. The prime rib was fatty, the crab legs were tasteless and had almost no meat. Definately not worth the money. Basically, the only redeeming value to the meal (and I use that term loosely) was that we could get up and leave. Which we did.
ref: 15699

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-23-2009
Cloquet, Minnesota

Once again, the 6th year in a row is an A+ at The Giant Crab! (2004-2009) We eat there every year when we go down to Myrtle Beach! It's a tradition now! My oldest son who had never been there before and is stationed in Georgia was very impressed and said he will be going to eat there again in the very near future! Keep up the good work!!
ref: 15652

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-22-2009
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The crab ranged from not-so-good to rotten. Prime rib and roast beef were good. Almost the entire buffet was awful. Trays filled with empty clam shells. Extremely overcooked cold shrimp. Only the shrimp creole was decent, but rice has uncooked or dried bits mixed in. Fake crab everywhere. Really awful. Never go here. Even the staff don't touch the seafood when they eat.
ref: 15628

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:06-19-2009
Denver, North Carolina

Avoid this place at all costs. The food is terrible and the buffet bar had the appearance of being quite dirty. My 4 year old complained to us that his chicken nuggets were not good, so he ate fries only. The front of the restaurant enticed us to give it a try but for $23.95, the food is NOT WORTH IT. I had a salad, and tried the fried chicken and the sweat potatoes, both did not taste good. My wife was repulsed by the appearance of the seafood, so she decided not to eat it, and settled on a salad and peach cobbler. Our waiter was nice enough to get our bill modified to soup and salad bars for us and the kids meal.
ref: 15589

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-17-2009
Wheeling, West Virginia

We have made the Giant Crab a must do on our yearly vacations to Myrtle Beach. We absoulutely love the variety of food, great service and atmosphere.
ref: 15535

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-16-2009
Columbus, Ohio

All of the food was of very low quality, the fried chicken was really good. Stay away.
ref: 15510

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-15-2009
Lexington, South Carolina

On June 13th we tried the Giant Crab. First of all the taste and quality of the food was terrible. I tried almost every item on the buffet and the only items edible were the crab legs and the peach cobbler. My husband had to go chase our waiter down to get a refill on our drinks after thirty minutes and he was talking with three other waiters doing nothing. We gave the Giant Crab a try we won't go back.
ref: 15507

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

Been to a lot of restaurants.on 06/09/2009visited Giant Crab good service good food.will go back again.big crablegs prepared just right.price to high but all restaurants on the row are.
ref: 15385

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:06-08-2009
Falls Church, Virginia

I can't understand the poor reviews I have read about this restaurant. I honestly believe they were written by this fine restaurant's local competition! I visit Myrtle Beach 2 or 3 times a year and always make it a point to have at least one meal at Giant Crab. The service is "southern-friendly", the food is flavorful, just like home-cooked, and the over-all dining experience is a joy. EAT AT GIANT CRAB!!
ref: 15345

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-20-2009
Ivanhoe, North Carolina

Avoid the Giant Crab at all cost... It's not worth it.... Read below for more details! I am in complete shock at the unprofessional service I received when dealing with the manager at this location. I live in nc and frequent myrtle beach. I decided to take my husband there for his birthday this year and celebrate. He chose to eat at your restaurant because we had heard excellent things and have never been ourselves. We went in on may 12th around 8:30 pm. I was truly disappointed that the food was not as good as we expected, but figured since we were in late that was the cause. I was overlooking this, at first. The prime rib was cold. The salad bar wasn't available because it was being cleared. Some of the deserts were not there as well. I mentioned this to my server and he offered to get me a salad... But I declined, although now I wish I had. I asked to speak to a manager after we paid for our meal, but was told one wasn't available right now and was offered to take my name and number. I again declined because I had the phone number on my receipt and planned to call back once I got home. Little did I know that would later be a problem. I had no idea this place was so bad with customer satisfaction. Once home, I called, which was on the following friday and was told I would receive a return call once the situation was looked into. Come monday the 18th, since I had received no return call, I decided to try once again. I am so disappointed in the service I received from the manager I spoke with that I am no longer shocked this restaurant was so bad. I will never eat there again. This meal is not worth the $57 I paid which did not include tip for 2 adults. I was told by the manager that had I dealt with the problem that night something could have been done. She didn't bother to take notice that I did try to speak with someone that night. She didn't even bother that I tried to call someone earlier too and this was my second attempt. This manager told me she was sorry this happened but there was nothing she could do because *i* didn't report it that night. She said I should have let them take my name and number and I should have let my server get me a salad. She kept passing the blame to me. It was my fault she couldn't do anything about it. I had my receipt, my servers name, the time I was there... What else could she need? I just don't understand. It was much easier to overlook the food issues I had but it's impossible to ignore the horrible customer service I received from management. I know this is a long review but I want you to know that I got the worst treatment at this place than i've ever gotten else where... To sum it all up: the food was okay, not worth $24 a person. The service was okay until I asked for a manager... It went downhill thereafter. The buffet was sparse some food wasn't there... They were clearing it. Customer service from management was horrible. Avoid at all cost..
ref: 15041

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-17-2009
Baltimore, Maryland

AWFUL!!!!! There website is full of crap. There was no pasta bar, the peel and eat shrimp were overcooked, and tiny. You could barely peel them. The crab legs were overdone. They had no roastbeef, prime rib, ribs, only 1 soup. They may have had 50 items, and they were all bad. I live on the chesapeake bay and get good seafood. This was garbage. I think alot of it was premade frozen food. All breading and no meat. For two people with a coke and an ice tea, it was $67.00. I could have gotten one heck of a meal for that somewhere else. Red lobster (which is disgusting and uses microwaves in their kitchen) is better. Go to a nice place and skip the buffets in MB.
ref: 15003

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-16-2009
Cloquet, Minnesota

YES, YOU CAN BELIEVE THE POSITIVE REVIEWS! Could there be a chance that employees wrote one or more of these? Possibly yes. Me and my wife live in Minnesota so I don't think we work at The Giant Crab! (too long of a drive each day) :) We've eaten there 5 years in a row and have NEVER had a bad experience! Could the Giant Crab have an off day/night? I suppose every restaurant does from time to time! Once upon a time me and my wife had a cafe in Duluth, MN and I know we served good food, but we might have have had an off day once in a while. We're flying into Myrtle Beach in the middle of June of this year and YES, The Giant Crab is a shoe-in on our agenda! Thanks, and God Bless!
ref: 14992

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-08-2009
Dayton, Ohio

DO NOT BELIEVE THE POSITIVE REVIEWS, THEY HAVE TO BE POSTED BY THE STAFF. 1) 25 bucks a piece for an adult. 2) Food was the worst my wife and I have ever had 3) Food was the worst - greasy, cold, all tasted the same (this was worth posting twice.) Save yourself from the expensive stomach ache, and find another place to eat!!
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Food:Two Stars
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:Two Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:04-05-2009
Clinton, Ohio

My husband and I ate here about a year ago and it will be the last time. The place was dirty, food cold, and the crab legs were the worse around. They need to take the giant crab down outside and turn it backwards.
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Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-30-2009
Charlotte, North Carolina

My family and I enjoyed this buffet so much we dined there 3 times last week. The staff is sooo friendly. There is such a variety of food to choose from. Some of us do not eat seafood and we still had such a variety. The dessert bar was wonderful so many items and specialty desserts. We visited last year and they have done some remodeling it looks great. Keep up the great work and see you next year!!
ref: 14384

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:03-29-2009
Mcmechen, West Virginia

We ate there last year great food cant wait for 2009 vacation we will be back keep up the good work..
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Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-21-2009
Susquehanna, Pennsylvania

My husband and I hadn't been to the Crab in a long time, but were given a gift certificate. After reading the reviews, we were not expecting much. WRONG. The restaurant was clean, the food hot and delicious, the crablegs plentiful, and the service above par. We spend three months in the winter in Myrtle Beach and have tried most of the "seafood buffets." I would say the the Giant Crab not only matched the others, but exceeded them in food and service. We were there on a Friday and intend to go one more time before we leave.
ref: 14293

Food:One Star
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-19-2009
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Yes I will admit I am a tourist....we visited the Giant Crab on our third night here in Myrtle Beach and the food was THE WORST I HAVE EVER HAD at any buffet. I work in food service and am not sure why this establishment has not been shut down. Nothing was hot. The "prime rib" was cold and very very rare. The food all tasted the same--we had the chicken soup and it tasted like seafood (how do you mess up chicken noodle soup??)! The cheesecake was still frozen when placed on the dessert bar. The crab legs were cold and very overcooked. I am from Wisconsin--it does not take much for me to view seafood as great (since we are lacking it in the midwest). I thought this place was disgusting I would not reccommend it to ANYONE! The fact they do not list their price leaves the customer(s) to have a large "surprise" at the end of their terrible experience. Four of us had dinner and one drink a piece and our bill was $140.00 not including tip! THIS PLACE IS NOT WORTH THE MONEY! IT SUCKS!!!!
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Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-12-2009
Charlotte, North Carolina

We recently dined at the Giant Crab and thought it was great!! The atmosphere was so comfortable and kid friendly. We sat near the bufffet with a view of the waterway so my kids could watch to see if any boats went by which they enjoyed. The service was excellent she was very attentive to our needs and was very good with children. We loved the food we filled up on everything there is so much to choose from. I thought for an all you can eat buffet the price was great considering the variety they offered. The kids loved the gift shop and the souvenir pics they offered. Keep up the good work Giant Crab!! We will see you next year!
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Food:One Star
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:03-07-2009
Trinity, North Carolina

We were seated very quickly and our orders were taken quickly. Although that did little to make up for the extremely high prices and poor quality food. For just myself and my husband and our two children it was over $75.00. Most of the food was bland and had little or no flavor. Of course when you walk in you don't know how much the buffet is until you are seated and you feel it would be rude to just walk out after you ordered your drink and you are then told how much they charge per person. They have very little for kids to eat, hot dogs and chicken tenders and small pieces of cheese pizza. I would suggest going somewhere else and saving your money for something to entertain yourself and any others with you..
ref: 14161

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-05-2009
Carlton, Minnesota

Me and my hubby make it an annual event on our yearly vacation to eat at the Giant Crab! it's always great! I can't wait until our vacation this summer! :) .
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