The Grillin' Crab

Waterfront Dining × cuisine with character


About Us

Nestled along the Shallotte River on Main Street, The Grillin' Crab offers Shallotte's best waterfront dining options.

With a wide variety of cuisine options, The Grillin’ Crab will have your mouth watering and bring you back again and again. The sunsets along the river are a sight to behold, and with our covered waterfront deck, we provide the area's best venue to watch a long day come to a tranquil end.

Established in 2015, The Crab places an emphasis on food quality and the character of its recipes, using a southern sensibility with gourmet flare in the creation of each dish. The restaurant is under ownership by Kevin Richard, a restaurateur responsible for nine successful ventures on the Grand Strand over the last 25 years, including Filet’s in North Myrtle Beach.

When the picturesque location along the Shallotte River became available, The Grillin’ Crab as a reality began to take shape. With a perfect vantage point for every sunset over the marsh, the view from the building was an immediate priority in the redesign.

The Grillin’ Crab offers a wide range of Southern Coastal Fare with recipes straight from the minds of the restaurant’s creators. A bevy of seafood options are available, without neglecting the people’s love for a delicious prime cut steak. An extensive appetizer menu keeps every palate wanting more, and the lunchtime crowd has plenty to chose from with our unique twists on traditional sandwiches. Oh, and don’t worry…we didn’t forget about the kids.

So take a ride down Main Street in Shallotte, and when you approach the bridge over the creek, pump the brakes, and pull into The Grillin’ Crab. We’ve put together something extraordinary.

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(910) 754-8700



4812 Main Street
Shallotte, NC



Monday – Thursday


Friday & Saturday





Closed for Season


Choose Three Sides!

Ask your server about the fresh choice!




Fried Chicken


Pot Roast


Myrtle's BBQ Baked Chicken


Pork Chops

Friday ALL DAY


Famous Fried Haddock with French Fries & Slaw




Driving Directions

From Myrtle Beach International Airport

  • Drive North when leaving Myrtle Beach International
  • Get on SC-31 N from Robert M Grissom Pkwy
  • Follow SC-31 N to SC-9 N. Take the S Carolina 9 N exit from SC-31 N
  • Follow Wampee Rd and Hickman Rd NW to US-17 N in Shallotte
  • Turn left onto US-17 N
  • Drive to US-17 BUS N/Main St in Shallotte

From Wilmington, North Carolina

  • Take the US-17 exit toward Shallotte/Myrtle Beach
  • Continue onto US-17 S
  • Turn left onto US-17 BUS S/Main St in Shallotte