With beach season right around the corner in Myrtle Beach, that means seafood season is nearing as well. In this latest edition of our seafood blog, let’s cover some of the most popular seafood items you can find in Myrtle Beach, SC.
The most popular seafood item is crab legs, hands down. With a taste sweeter than that of fish and a texture that is softer than lobster, crab legs are a major hit among both Myrtle Beach visitors and locals. They can be intimidating to eat at first, but once you figure out how to eat them (learn how to eat crab legs here) then crab legs will quickly become a favorite seafood option if they aren’t already.
Another popular seafood item in Myrtle Beach is Calabash seafood. Calabash seafood is a style of cooking seafood rather than a specific item, but it must be included high on the list. Calabash-style seafood is a style of lightly battering and frying seafood, which originated in Calabash, NC. Several items, from shrimp to oysters and much more, can be cooked Calabash style and it is mouthwateringly delicious.
A third seafood item that is incredibly popular in the Myrtle Beach area is oysters. Whether preferred fried, steamed or raw, oysters are a favorite among so many seafood lovers. The fresher, the better, and some of the freshest oysters are found in Myrtle Beach.
These are just three of the most popular items, but the truth is that the list could go on and on. If you are in the Myrtle Beach area and are searching for any of these three items or other delicious seafood options, visit Captain Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood on S. Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, SC.