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Charleston Crab House-James Island

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James Island
Seafood, Family Fare
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145 Wappoo Creek Dr, Charleston, SC 29412-2119
843-795-1963
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Water front dining at its best serving fresh southern seafood.
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 258
    Excellent
  • 160
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great She Crab Soup and Seafood

In a previous trip to Charleston, we had discovered She Crab Soup and I was anxious to have it again. Based on reviews, we chose the Charleston Crab House for dinner and we were not disappointed. We were promptly seated and our server, Hannah arrived to quickly take our drink orders and to let... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Sharon, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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524 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sharon, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

In a previous trip to Charleston, we had discovered She Crab Soup and I was anxious to have it again. Based on reviews, we chose the Charleston Crab House for dinner and we were not disappointed. We were promptly seated and our server, Hannah arrived to quickly take our drink orders and to let us know what the specials were... More 

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Brooklyn, Iowa
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We arrived about 7:30 pm. We had a short wait. The waitress was VERY attentive to our needs. We ordered fried oysters and broiled scallops and shrimp with fried green tomatoes as an appetizer--all excellent! The only item we didn't care for was the coleslaw- just not to our taste.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Newly remodeled and painted. The menu was sprinkled with several new choices along with long time favorites. The staff was friendly and prompt. The orders came out hot and tasty. The water front view of Wapoo Creek adds to the pleasure,

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Medford, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food was fine, if uninspired. I would imagine the location is more interesting during daylight hours when you can see the water. Service was fine, noise level high, prices OK but simply not up to the level of the other Charleston restaurants we dined in. Seems like a good place for families.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Our waitress ,Autumn , did an awesome job and the food was truly delicious traveled 90 min to experience the Charleston Crab House. It was worth the trip and look forward to returning again soon

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Charleston, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is the local restaurant that my wife wants to go to for special occasions. It's a seafood place with a bar. The bar and seating areas are separate and there is outdoor seating when weather appropriate. There is a view of the water (Elliott Cut on the Wapoo Creek) and the Wapoo draw bridge. The seafood menu is extensive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The food was amazing and the service was awesome. Our waitress Autumn was very friendly and helpful. Made my experience well worth it!

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Townville, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Wow! Jill our server was awesome. She welcomed us and filled us in on the specials. We started with cocktails, a local beer and a rum punch. The atmosphere was delightful with a beautiful view into the harbor. The best part was our meal, Jill delivered it piping hot and delicious. We decided on a local favorite and it was... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I got the Crab Pot here and it was delish! Cooked just right! Not overpoweringly seasoned so the taste of the seafood came through!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Amazing food, especially the she crab soup! The Wapoo Drive location sits right on the river for a nice relaxing meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 145 Wappoo Creek Dr, Charleston, SC 29412-2119
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > James Island
  • Neighborhood: James Island
  • Phone Number: 843-795-1963

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients

Description

Water front dining at its best serving fresh southern seafood.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?