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Charleston Crab House-James Island

145 Wappoo Creek Dr, Charleston, SC 29412-2119 (James Island)
843-795-1963
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Ranked #83 of 744 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: James Island
Description: Water front dining at its best serving fresh southern seafood.
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I had some kind of oysters with cheese and herbs, grilled. Best oyster dish I had on the trip. Service was just ok. Great view though.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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39 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I'm not sure what it is about eating out on Sunday's in South Carolina but it appears most of the primary chefs take that day off and what's left isn't necessarily the best! So it went today at the Crab House. My wife and I took a guest for Sunday lunch. The good: Our server Lauren was very good, sitting... More

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Food is good. The crab cakes are very meaty and flavorful. Service was good. The place has a shabby chic atmosphere; the décor is a little dated. Get a seat on the glass enclosed porch. It may be a little muggy due to the SC humidity but you will have a wonderful view of the water. My companions had the... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Food was very good, service was excellent even though they were very busy. Indoor and outdoor seating with great views.

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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a great place to eat. You can be dressy or casual and still fit in perfect. Even though it was terribly hot we opted to sit outside on the deck and enjoy the water view. I had the crab cakes and everyone else got the market pot filled with crab, shrimp, clams, corn, etc. Hush puppies were amazing! Service... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We were not impressed with the environment or the food. The service was okay. The food was bland and the atmosphere-environment needs a definite "pick me up"! Although it attracted us with being on the water, it was not worth our time on this short visit to Charleston. We hope and pray the owners take advantage of the chance to... More

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Canton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

GREAT, friendly service. Dennis was an excellent server. Answered any and ALL questions so professionally but yet very down to earth. GREAT views of the water way, Actually saw Dolphins swimming by. Definitely recommended for a great dinner.

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Lexington, Ky.
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41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good, friendly service, good food and a great view. I always get the snow crab. Their crab puppies are usually quite good.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Went to Charleston for Party wanted some of the local flavors (seafood) pick this place afer reading reviews of course. Me and the Wife said anytime we come back we are eating here. we ate outside it was lovely.

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Leesburg, FL
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21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Delicious soft shell crab sandwich! Fast service and reasonable prices. Great water views....just a little tricky to get to. But definitely worth the search!

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