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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Sunday Brunch Dockside

The Black Marlin Bayside Grill
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 

Nothing says vacation to me like Sunday brunch dockside, and The Black Marlin Bayside Grill in the Carolina lowcountry delivers. Breakfast is a meal I don’t make time to enjoy often, so when I do, it’s a real treat. After a weekend of lounging in the sun, The Black Marlin with its casual, welcoming atmosphere was just the place to dine.

 A wide variety of menu options are available with very reasonable prices.

A good drink always has a proper garnish. On the left, this isn’t just any old Bloody Mary. This is a Cucumber Bloody Mary made with Effen Cucumber Vodka. It was peppery and smooth and everything I had hoped it would be. At right, a refreshing Mimosa.

I ordered the Dulce De Leche French Toast with bacon. Dulce De Leche literally translates to “candy of milk,” I later learned. It’s basically a caramel sauce. The french toast was garnished with passion fruit. How awesome it that? Definitely a step up from your average french toast dish. The bread was the perfect thickness and no syrup was needed.

I also enjoyed coffee with cream. I had it all!

Every table was packed. Even my Shih Tzu, Ewok, was welcome to sit on the deck!

The Black Marlin has a self-serve Bloody Mary bar! How cool is that? You basically order a Bloody Mary, then you bring your drink over to the bar and flavor and garnish it however you like. Very cool.
This is the hurricane bar which opens for lunch and dinner.

After a delicious brunch, Ewok and I took a stroll on the Palmetto Bay Marina to admire all the yachts. We will definitely visit The Black Marlin again!!

Do you have a favorite restaurant or brunch spot on Hilton Head Island? Given the chance, what would you order for brunch?

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