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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 742 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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  • English first
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English first
Charleston, South Carolina
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Great meal - shrimp was fresh and flavorful and crab legs were delicious!! Nice scenery, really nice wait staff and relaxed atmosphere! Crab soup and crab dip are both excellent choices for starters! You will enjoy!!

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Triangle, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

First of all, ask for Rebecka, she's an excellent server. I got the Soft Crab. 2 Jumbo crabs fried to perfection. My friend got the grouper which looked awesome. Be sure to get the she crab soup as an appetizer. Wow! It's better than what you get in the Chesapeake Bay area!

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Charleston
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was by far and away one of the most amazing restaurant experiences I have ever had. My boyfriend and I went in yesterday and were just floored by our amazing server, and the phenomenal food. Kathy, who has been there since '92 went out of her way to make us feel welcome as we have just moved to James... More

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Charleston, SC
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Recently went their for lunch, wow, what a shock when I saw the prices. Cheapest thing on the menu was soup & salad for $ 9.95. If this was fine dining or 3 star restaurant, I could see it. Seriously, the only reason we would go there is because of the view.

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Charlotte, NC
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

On vacation I saw this restaurant from the bridge and decided to go there for dinner. The staff was friendly and helpful. The she crab soup was filled with lots of crab meat. To my surprise fried soft shell blue crab was on the menu. It was delicious! I had a wonderful dining experience at this place. Eat there when... More

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Charlotte
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My cousin came in from Chicago and I am in Charlotte and we took a girl's vacation to Charleston. It is off of the highway going to Folly Beach and you can see them from there. We were staying at the Marriott on Lockwood and it was turning in a few places to get there, but we did and we... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My husband and I decided to drive to Charleston from Myrtle Beach for the day of our anniversary. At the end of the day we wanted to enjoy a nice meal...We chose this restaurant due to the reviews on Trip Advisor. We are rarely steered wrong from reading some great reviews...From our fried green tomatoes and crab soup, hushpuppies and... More

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Near Chicago
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My wife, daughter and I ate here for our 21st anniversary. Service was quick and attentive. Our daughter even approached our waitress to ask if there were something they do for anniversaries. We got to enjoy the chocolate cheesecake as a result! We all tried different dishes as we really wanted to experience fresher seafood than we are afforded inland... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

First, expect an 18% gratuity fee to be automatically added to your bill. The food is already overpriced. It was nearly 90 dollars to feed two adults, and two kids, 11, and 9....and we dranked water, instead of soft drinks or tea. Kathy, our server was terrific. She did everything requested to accommodate us, and she did not disappoint. Overall... More

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York, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was our first seafood meal on our trip to Folly beach and after reading the reviews to this place we decided to give it a try. Let me just say you HAVE to eat out side the view from the deck is beautiful, we were able to watch the sun set as we ate which only added to the... More

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