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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 #90 of 716 restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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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Spartanburg, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Stopped here for lunch last Saturday with my mother and aunt. VERY tasty food, good service, amazing view of the inlet, and even got to watch the drawbridge go up for a sailboat :). I had the low country boil with shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn. Very good amount for the price and very tasty. The buffalo fried oysters were... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I dined here along with my coworkers and my boss for lunch. The crab dip was fantastic, especially when you use the hush puppies instead of crackers. Our server, Sydney C, was very attentive, polite, and gave us above and beyond service. Everyone's food came out within 10-15 minutes, and we had a very enjoyable lunch. Except for some maintenance... More

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annapolis, md
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169 reviews 169 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

It was packed and it kind of reminded me of Red Lobster with folks waiting in the lobby for a seat. There was an open table in the lounge so we decided to take it and not wait an hour to be seated in the main dining room. This was not creative cookery which was fine, and most of the... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My girlfriend had a enjoyable dinner. The shrimp and grits was really good. Hush puppies were really good to.

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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

My mom has an onion and garlic allergy.... They were very accommodating. Laura Ames was our waitress and made us feel at home. We will recommend this place.

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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Not only was the food absolutely delicious, but our server made the meal even better. Dennis was so attentive, knowledgeable, and kind, our meal would not have been the same if we had anyone else. If I ever go back, I will be sure to look for him again, thanks for a great meal Dennis!

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Boone, NC
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6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The James Island location is really neat with the restaurant sitting on the water. It's a very beautiful and scenic setting. I prefer this location much better than the original Crab House in downtown Charleston because of this. The seafood is great. Everything I've had there has always been good. The hushpuppies you receive with your table are amazing! We... More

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Greer, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We chose the James Island location for our post-beach-wedding-ceremony dinner on Feb 22. This place was exactly what we were looking for! Relaxed dining atmosphere, friendly staff, beautiful views, plenty of parking, etc. We had a party of 25 and not a single hitch the whole evening. The menu offered everyone a wide range of dinner options. From chicken strips... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

My husband & I went to the Charleston Crab House & had the best waitress...she made the experience! Caitlin W was so sweet, knowledgable, prompt, & helpful! I've been to the CCH before but bc of Caitlin, I'll go even more!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Very nice, really enjoyed the view of the river during dinner which was very good. Menu had a lot to selected from. We were all extremely happy with our dinners. This was our 2nd visit and we will be back. Service was wonderful.

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