A Day-Long Staycation In Little River

by the Little River Chamber of Commerce

Little River is a great place to live, but when is the last time you’ve seen it through the appreciate eyes of a tourist? In case you needed an excuse to get out and about, here’s how you can spend the whole day at the Little River waterfront.

Start at Crab Catchers for an early lunch, meeting your neighbors at our token hole-in-the-wall. Since they get their seafood right off the boats, it will be the freshest meal you’ve ever had.

Here’s a great local’s tip: ask what’s fresh from the seafood market. You can have them box it up and cook it up later. 

If you haven’t had gator bites, try them here— they’re delicious. Otherwise, pair the blue crab bites with one of their three different fish tacos.

Then, head back to Mineola and park in the public lot. Your next stop is Pirate’s Treasure House, where you can get a variety of unique home decor and gifts, including some locally handmade woodwork.

Then, head down the road towards the waterfront. Take the first set of stairs back to the docks to find the Sea Screamer. This yellow boat is fun for all ages, and offers a dolphin sighting guarantee. Just make sure you wear an outfit you don’t mind getting wet.

Once the boat ride is over, you’re already at your next destination— Capt. Juel’s Hurricane Restaurant.

Family owned since 1945, this restaurant is a local must.

For a truly Southern taste, get the Fried Green Tomatoes and She Crab Soup. If that’s not your thing, then try their namesake sushi roll featuring shrimp tempura and crab. 

Then, stay here for a quiet afternoon with friends or look for live music— there’s always an option close by.

If you need more excitement, head back down the stairs and board the Big “M” Casino, South Carolina’s only gambling cruise ship.

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