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Calabash Seafood vs. Traditional Seafood

The Calabash Seafood Difference

When visiting Myrtle Beach, SC, it’s tough not to notice the abundance of Calabash seafood signs adorning the street sides. If you’re not from the area, there is a strong chance that you have probably never heard of Calabash seafood. So, what is it? Is it as good as people say? We’re glad you asked.

Although we may be a little bias, Calabash seafood is every bit as good as people talk it up to be. Whether you prefer shrimp, scallops, clam strips, calamari, flounder, tilapia, whiting, or any other seafood, it’s twice as good when served Calabash-style.

Calabash-style seafood is a style of lightly battering the seafood and then frying it to the perfect temperature. The breading, when cooked correctly, adds an incredible combination of crunch and flavor that is not found with traditional styles of cooking seafood. If you find yourself in Myrtle Beach, be sure to get a taste of Calabash seafood.

Curious as to where Calabash seafood got its name? Check out a prior post of ours for a quick history on the origins of Calabash seafood.