Fiddlers Seafood Knows Attention to Detail

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Fiddlers Seafood Southside
Savannah, Georgia 

Attention to detail is unmistakable. Nine times out of 10, if a restaurant understands how to be great in the little things, that trait is going to carry over in the taste and presentation of food, as well as the quality of service and atmosphere. Fiddlers Seafood in Savannah, Georgia nails it. From the coastal beach-shack vibe to the seafood inspired menu, stepping through the front door is like stepping back in time. Maritime, that is.  Black and white photographs depicting generations of happy fisherman families fill the walls, while char-grilled oyster platters and steam pot shrimp dinners come barreling out of the kitchen.

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The menu is posted outside on the patio, so you can get an idea of pricing and a jump-start on what you’d like to order.  Once seated, you’ll receive a tangible menu that opens up like a window (It’s these little nuances that make my heart sing!). It’s full of colorful, enticing and tempting pictures that will prolong your decision! After careful deliberation, I decided on the Lobster Sliders for $14.99–a trio served three ways: lobster salad, lobster sautéed in a garlic wine sauce and fried lobster.  I also ordered a Caesar salad for the sake of something green.  

THE FOOD:

I enjoyed the unique spin on the popular lobster roll. The bread was toasted and each filling provided a different flavor. The shape of the white plate was also a nice touch. I liked the fried lobster best. The crunch of the light batter with the succulent meat worked well. The menu is broken down into a few themed categories: Oyster Bar, Beginnings, Soups & Salads, Fiddlers Finest and Steam Pot. You can also choose from Fried, Land and Sammies selections. I plan to try the Seafood Nachos and blackened Fish Tacos on my next visit. Not to worry, Fiddlers Seafood doesn’t forget dessert. Key Lime Pie, Pecan Pie, Chocolate Brownie A La Mode and Clemmie’s Peach Cobbler range from $5.99 – $6.99.

THE ATMOSPHERE:

I visited during lunch on a Wednesday afternoon. The atmosphere was friendly, upbeat and coastal. In other words, my kinda party. Our waitress couldn’t have been more pleasant. We shared a few laughs and had everything we needed throughout the meal. Open seven days a week, with daily Happy Hour specials from 4 – 7 p.m., attire is casual and no reservation is needed. Live music happens every Friday beginning at 7 p.m. I can’t wait to visit again!

A fish pond flows around the restaurant.
A fish pond flows around the restaurant.

With two locations, Fiddlers Seafood has been around for over 22 years. I visited the Memorial Drive venue, but if you’re in downtown Savannah, be sure to check out the Fiddlers Crab House River Street location too. Either way, you’re guaranteed a great food escape!

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Harbour Town at Dusk

The Crazy Crab
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Nestled in the heart of picturesque Harbour Town in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, The Crazy Crab is a popular seafood house where you’ll always find a crowd.

With two waterfront locations on each end of the island, The Crazy Crab features lunch and dinner menus with selections like broiled and fried seafood, steamed shrimp and seafood pots, and of course The Crazy Crab Boil including snow crab legs served with baked potato and corn on the cob. Not only do they serve seafood, but chicken and steak too!

The menu design suits the relaxed atmosphere to a tee and the prices are adequate for the portion sizes.

After a day on the beach followed by shopping at Harbour Town, listening to the live entertainment and enjoying a cocktail at sunset on the marina, nothing says ‘Take a seat’ like the welcoming, nautical table above.

I couldn’t visit The Crazy Crab without ordering something showcasing crab. I chose Crab Cakes from the Broiled Seafood category for $23.95. Served with a spicy chipotle sauce, they were filled with jumbo lump crab meat and it was a shame I was too full to eat them both. Some Kinda Good y’all!

There wasn’t an empty table in the place! The windows surrounding the restaurant provide gorgeous views of the yacht basin in the casual, friendly atmosphere.

The bar area is always a happening spot!

If you ever visit Harbour Town, be sure to dine at The Crazy Crab, and let me know how your experience goes! I’m sure it’ll be a meal to remember.

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