On July 8th, 2017 my spouse and I headed to one of our favourite Tybee beach restaurants. I say favourite but we had only been twice, this being our second time. The Crab Shack is a bayou style restaurant that serves seafood. Its main offering being crab.
We arrived at approximately 6 in the evening. We Approached the hostess station and was seated immediately.
It had been a long day on Tybee beach and I was starving. The menu had several crabs, shrimp and fish options but I was determined to order a “Captains Platter.” This platter was a ‘sample’ platter of boiled shrimp, rock crab, king crab, mussels, crawdads, corn, sausage and potatoes. We ended up ordering a platter for 2 people. My spouse does not eat mussels, so we substituted more potatoes for those.
We were there with our two kids who ordered off the kid’s menu. My son ordered boiled shrimp and my daughter a hot dog. We all got drinks as well. I ordered coke and my partner, he ordered ginger ale. We were parched after drinking salt water all day. I went through 2 cokes before the food arrived. Our server was nice and brought the kid’s food first. When our food came out, we looked at it in astonishment. It was a lot of food.
After eating what we could of our food, it came time to pay. The bill was just over 70 dollars, so not cheap. When we paid we asked for a small bag of gator food. These bags are 3 dollars apiece and have four pieces of gator ‘bait’ to ‘fish’ for gators with. The children were thrilled for the chance to feed gators. Cera went first, then Jayson, and finally Aaron.
Now Aaron’s gator was a tiny one. He targeted it because all the bigger guys kept taking the food and we felt bad for the little guy. The little one bit on and he would not let go. Aaron and I both had to pull the cane pole but this guy death rolled as if we would steal back the food. It was pretty cool. I tried to feed a gator too, but my gator was crafty and knocked the food right off the pole.
Out of a five-star system I give The Crab Shack five stars. It is a great place with good seafood and a fun Bayou atmosphere. They have cool lunch specials and great seafood platters. If you stay in Tybee and are hungry, The Crab Shack is a must.
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