5 Spots for the Most Delicious Crab-Related Dishes on Your Next Litchfield Vacation

There is no meat like crab meat.

Crab fans know this. They know that when you’re headed to Myrtle Beach, you’ll find some incredible crab dishes if you look in the right places.

Here are five restaurants that got it right.

1. Pawley's Raw Bar

Visit this laid-back seafood joint if you’re serious about the crab.

WHAT TO ORDER: Start with the Blue Crab Dip, with tortilla chips, or the unforgettable She-Crab Soup. The Crab Melt Sandwich has a house-made blue crab salad, served on open-face toasted sourdough bread.

PRO TIP: Try the Lowcountry Boiler Pots. Enjoy shrimp, mussels, crab legs, and more, with drawn butter and Old Bay seasoning.

2. Captain John's Seafood Grill

To the crab aficionado, this place is paradise.

WHAT TO ORDER: Start with a crab cake appetizer, New England-style. For something light and delicious, try the Homemade Lump Crab Cake Salad. Captain John also makes a version of lump crab cake in a sandwich.

PRO TIP: The grandaddy is the steak with a choice of shrimp, scallops, or crab cake. Guess which one we chose? It’s an absolute royal feast.


3. Hanser House

Hot crab dip is a delicious way to start a spectacular meal.

WHAT TO ORDER: When we say hot, we mean spicy. The Hot Crab Dip is a favorite fit for sharing. The recipe for Hanser Family She-Crab Soup has been a secret handed down for generations, so see what the fuss is all about.

PRO TIP: Have a taste for crab without an ocean-sized appetite? Hanser House serves a petite plate, a quarter pound of fresh crab meat, grilled or fried.

4. Frank's & Frank's Outback

The only obstacle between you and tasty seafood is making a reservation online for Frank’s.

WHAT TO ORDER: Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes. They’re something special! The have whole-grain mustard sauce, braised collards, and Adluh Mills stone-ground grits. Frank’s Outback serves an appetizer version that is a terrific starter.

PRO TIP: Frank’s wine list has a pairing for crab cakes. Order Moet Rose Champagne, from France, with its bright fruitiness.

5. Pawleys Island Tavern

The atmosphere is light and tchotchke, but the menu is no joke!

WHAT TO ORDER: Get crabby off the bat with the Crab Dip appetizer, with pimento cheese and spices. Their crab balls are famous, too. And the Crab Cake Sandwich the serve comes on a sesame seed bun with slaw.

PRO TIP: In for lunch? The Crab Cake Plate is ideal for sampling their delicious specialty. It comes with fresh fruit, a house-made potato salad, and slaw.


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