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Charleston Crab House-James Island

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145 Wappoo Creek Dr, Charleston, SC 29412-2119
843-795-1963
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Water front dining at its best serving fresh southern seafood.

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    Very good
  • 71
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  • 29
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Everything Crab

My first Crab Ranch Salad dressing but it did not disappoint. Afterall, add crab to most anything in a seafood restaurant and all will be well. The she-crab soup was a bit thick for my taste but the sherry was evident and roe sufficient. It also had nice large pieces of crab meat. The appetizer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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Brookfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We found this by chance on our way back to our hotel from Folly Beach, spying the Florida style roof, spacious deck on the idyllic riverway watching boats come and go and a great A/C cooled interior dinning room with panoramic views through large glass windows. Food and drinks were perfect on this sunny Saturday and servers were attentive. A... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The food and view at the restaurant were wonderful! We arrived for lunch about 11:30 so we had a table by the window with a view of the drawbridge so it was fun watching a sail boat go through. The food and service were wonderful! I could not believe they actually put a splash of sherry on the She Crab... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My first Crab Ranch Salad dressing but it did not disappoint. Afterall, add crab to most anything in a seafood restaurant and all will be well. The she-crab soup was a bit thick for my taste but the sherry was evident and roe sufficient. It also had nice large pieces of crab meat. The appetizer of shrimp wrapped in bacon... More 

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Avoca, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped here after our day at Kiawah beach and it was awesome. We got right in with no waiting and our food came out fast. We all had seafood and it was great!! It was a little price but not unexpected for good seafood.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We happened to see it by chance. Wow it was great food and on the water. Crab ranch dressing and grilled shrimp were delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I requested the patio. It was a 30 minute wait, but well worth it. The waitress was very nice, but wasn't sure about menu items. Otherwise, she was great! Dinner was fabulous! The fried lobster was really good! I wish we had found something as good in Myrtle Beach!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We ate here with a large group of kids and adults on a Monday night and were able to be seated immediately. Very clean, and pleasant atmosphere. You have the option of eating outside, but we took the dining room on this evening. We still had a view of the water, and we enjoyed watching the boats go by as... More 

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Wallkill, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Very friendly but does not take reservations. Waterfront with outside seating...very casual. Has outside fans to help with the heat and dock access. Great decor

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The food and service was great. The noise level was a 9 out of 10 in the main dinning area. I would still recommend to others!

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Fletcher
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We took 5 adults and 1 child to the Crab House and had a great meal. We ordered the Crab Dip, Hush Puppies, and Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Shrimp for appetizers to share. My husband who does not care for seafood loved the shrimp. All three appetizers were well received by the group. We had a variety of entrees from simple... More 

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Additional Information about Charleston Crab House-James Island

Address: 145 Wappoo Creek Dr, Charleston, SC 29412-2119
Phone Number: 843-795-1963
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > James Island
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Seafood

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?