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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
  • 280
    Excellent
  • 164
    Very good
  • 60
    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
Great seafood and atmosphere

Great seafood and service at a reasonable price. The fried seafood platter runs about $24. We were seated in the dining room close to the water and actually saw several dolphins or porpoises swim by right outside. It was a very enjoyable evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Zeep51
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Moore,SC
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
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Crozet, Virginia
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful shrimp and scallops served in a nice dining area overlooking an inlet. Saw three dolphins swimming while enjoying our meal. A nice highlight! Service was excellent and food served promptly. Very accommodating when it came to a dietary request. Prices run about $22 for a seafood meal, but well worth the price. Hush puppies were great. Food was excellent.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

My son, Carter, and I had an early supper last night at this restaurant. The food was delicious, the view outside was peaceful, and the service was superb. Our waitress, Hannah, hustled, knew the menu information, made helpful recommendations, and enabled us to relax. Thank you, Hannah. Ned McMillan

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OXFORD
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Hubby and I came for an early dinner. Had reservations at 6, but came earlier (5ish) and were seated immediately. Food was fantastic. Fresh. Cooked perfectly. I had the Carolina platter and hubs had the low country boil. Everything was spot on. Fantastic margaritas!!

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Moore,SC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Great seafood and service at a reasonable price. The fried seafood platter runs about $24. We were seated in the dining room close to the water and actually saw several dolphins or porpoises swim by right outside. It was a very enjoyable evening.

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Lewisburg
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The Carolina Platter was great. Crab cakes, crab legs, shrimp, and the grits were great. Prices are a little steep and the dessert was no better than grocery store desserts. Would eat here again but try and stick with ice water, no dessert, and no alcohol - the bill can grow rather quickly.

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Millsboro, Delaware
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service and great views. No wait time for dinner even though the restaurant was full. The food though, was just okay. The crab bisque didn't have much flavor. It's not a bad place, but it's not incredible either.

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charleston, Sc
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

This place always has the best tonight you can find in Charleston. The portion size is very good for the price you pay and the salads are sooooo good!! I never was a fan of the renovations done by flip this House. It looked really cheap and to Cheap beach u. But now it is been completely made over and... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This was the first place we stopped to eat when in the area. We were able to sit outside and had a great view of the water. We ordered the crab cakes for an app. They were probably my favorite in the area. We also shared their shrimp pasta... Also yummy! They have a large selection of fun Caribbean drinks.... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Had dinner starting with she crab soup which was pretty good...a little too much flour. We had the salmon salad and husband had the pasta with seafood. It was not outstanding but the setting was great.

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Chester, New Jersey
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The views of the intercoastal are very nice. I had the crab and shrimp combo, and my husband had the crab bucket. Food was tasty and service was good.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?