As I mentioned on Wednesday, while Steve and Kathy were here we ate at Crabdaddy’s Seafood Grill and Bar. Tom and I have eaten at a lot of restaurants on the island but never at this one. It is only open at supper (from 5 until 10) and we aren’t big seafood eaters. But Steve and Kathy wanted some fresh seafood so it seemed like a good time to check it out.
Crabdaddy’s Seafood Grill and Bar is located next to the Crab Trap. It’s a little confusing, because of the similarity of the names, but there isn’t any connection between them. Crabdaddy’s was started by Charlie Williams in 1988. He wanted to serve locally sourced seafood using family recipes. His son, Josh Williams, owns the restaurant now. The restaurant is ranked third among seafood restaurants on the island on Tripadvisor, which is pretty good since most of the restaurants are seafood restaurants.
Crabdaddy’s décor isn’t anything special. There are old pictures of St. Simons Island on the walls, but other than that it is just dark wood. We were seated as soon as we arrived at a quiet corner table which was perfect. Our waitress was super-efficient and obviously local. She did a great job taking our order and keeping our drinks filled.
Kathy ordered scallops but couldn’t decide whether she wanted them sautéed or blackened. Our waitress suggested half of each and that is what Kathy ordered. Steve got a crab soup appetizer and shrimp pasta for his entrée. Tom ordered grilled chicken and I got a pork chop. The waitress brought our drinks and a loaf of fresh-baked bread for us to enjoy. The bread was wonderful!
Steve and I both enjoyed our food very much. The pork chop was especially delicious, moist with wonderful seasoning. I don’t know what kind of dipping sauce it had but it was sweet and tart and perfect with the pork chop. Tom said his chicken was a little dry. Kathy was enjoying her scallops but thought the inside was a little slimy. She wasn’t sure whether they were spoiled or if fresh scallops were just naturally slimy. After eating most of them, she decided to stop just in case they were spoiled.
Crabdaddy’s is famous for its bread pudding, and they had bread pudding for two or four on the menu. We declined dessert because we were all full.
I enjoyed our meal at Crabdaddy’s but Tom felt it was a little overpriced. I think all the restaurants on the island are overpriced. We typically spend $50 on dinner for the two of us and we don’t order alcohol. Which is why we usually prefer to eat lunch out. Slightly smaller portions and usually a little less expensive.
The best part of the meal, of course, was the company. We enjoyed having an opportunity to talk with Steve and Kathy in a quiet place while we waited on and enjoyed our food. Good food is always better with good company.