Day 17 – Favorite Seafood Restaurant!
Learn the ASL signs for ‘crab’ ‘alligator’ and ‘cat’
Every time my husband and I visited Savanah we would eat at the Crab Shack. This turned into one of our favorite restaurants. It is a very unique experience that you can’t get anywhere else. You drive down a small dirt road to get to the place. It could very easily get missed and many people have driving right past it I’m sure. When you drive up the dirt parking lot is full of cars, you might have to drive around a bit to find a spot but the effort is well worth it. Then you go up and put your name in to the hostess stand. You can either have a pre-dinner drink in the bar or you can go and feed the alligators. On this occasion we were lucky enough to be seated right away when we got there.
We were really looking forward to taking the kids to the restaurant as it is an experience in and of itself. The open air deck with apple bushels hanging on the lights, the big fans and the water in the background gives the restaurant a really down home, back woods type of feel. My daughter loved the fact that each table had a hole in the middle that had a garbage can underneath so you could just throw your bits and pieces into the hole. The best part of the experience for the kids was the wild cats walking around and waiting for food. After dinner the kids were able to feed their left overs to the cats. I have to tell you these were the best fed cats I’ve ever seen. They all got to feast on shrimp, crab, muscles and other yummy seafood delights.
The topper of the evening was being able to feed the live alligators. You can purchase alligator food from the bar (they are on a special diet and are only fed these little pieces of specially made food). Then Fireese could put the bait on a fishing line and hang it into the cage to feel the gators. This was a cool experience for her and now she can forever say she fed a live alligator at the age of five.
If you are ever in Savannah I would highly recommend stopping by the Crab Shack for a fun experience and great food! You won’t regret it!
Now we are on to our next stop, Myrtle Beach!