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Top 10 Myrtle Beach Area She Crab Soups

The She Crab Soup at Pine Lakes Tavern is some of the best in Myrtle Beach.

By Becky Billingsley

In its classic version, She Crab Soup in the Myrtle Beach area is a rich cream-based traditional dish studded with lump crab meat and containing crab roe (that’s where the “she” part comes from), mace, dry sherry and another splash of sherry on top to finish it.


She Crab Soup should be slightly pink in color with a thickness to the soup that is velvet-smooth. Of course Grand Strand chefs add their variations, such as nutmeg in addition to or instead of mace, finely diced vegetables, special garnishes or minced hard-boiled egg instead of roe.


If there are floury lumps or it has a sludgy texture, the chef should have started over.


I’ve had excellent She Crab Soup at the following restaurants. Learn more about each restaurant by clicking its name.



4606 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, (843) 282-6737


Frank’s Restaurant & Bar

10434 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, (843) 237-3030


Graham’s Landing

5225 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, (843) 947-0520


Gulfstream Café

1536 S. Waccamaw Dr., Garden City Beach, (843) 651-8808


Lee’s Inlet Kitchen

4460 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, (843) 651-2881


Louis’s at Sanford’s

251 Willbrook Blvd., Pawleys Island, (843) 237-5400


Mr. Fish

3401 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, (843) 839-3474


Pine Lakes Tavern

5201 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, (843) 449-4758


Russell’s Seafood Grill and Raw Bar

4906 U.S. 17 Business S., Murrells Inlet, (843) 651-0553


Salt Water Creek Café

4660 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, (843) 357-2433


Don’t see your favorite restaurant for She Crab Soup? Please add it in the comment section below this article, so we can all enjoy it!


This list was updated on Nov. 13, 2012. All Myrtle Beach Restaurant News Top 10 lists are copyrighted.

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