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433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
843-853-8181
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Description: Cupcake’s locally-owned bakery churns out innovative concoctions using the...
Cupcake’s locally-owned bakery churns out innovative concoctions using the finest all-natural ingredients, like real vanilla beans, sweet cream butter, fresh fruit & rich chocolate. We top them with our signature homemade icing, colorful sprinkles, Reese's, Andes candies, chocolate covered almonds, chocolate chips & more. Enjoy one of 9 daily favorites or try one of our 50 seasonal specials!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Enjoyed the visit and the ability to enjoy a treat mid day. The restaurant was clean and the staff were friendly. The cupcake smell could be wafted from outside which drew me in. I loved the range of choices and the packaging to be able to take home with me for travel. Will definitely be back!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Asheville
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the visit and the ability to enjoy a treat mid day. The restaurant was clean and the staff were friendly. The cupcake smell could be wafted from outside which drew me in. I loved the range of choices and the packaging to be able to take home with me for travel. Will definitely be back!!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

In my opinion, this is the best red velvet cupcake in the COUNTRY. Their other assortment of cupcakes are great. This is as good as you get cupcakes anywhere. This is only a take out, and get there early to make sure they have all the varieties for that day.

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prosperity
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

not a big variety, and did not taste fresh... very disappointed..had to walk a long way to find this place as it is on upper end of king street pssed francis marion hotel, was definately not worth the walk...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

These cupcakes are the real deal! Very tasty and reasonably priced. Nice moist cake with a good amount of mouth-watering frosting! There are a good variety if flavors available. I also loved that they have a schedule of which cupcakes are served each day. Visited Cupcake twice in our 4-day trip :)

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I LOVE CUPCAKE!! Every time we are in downtown Charleston my kids and I stop by for a treat! The cupcakes are not huge, but once my kids and I get halfway through our treat we are usually stuffed! Huge variety of cupcake flavors that changes every day, and the staff is always friendly. Always a big hit for me... More 

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Florence, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I was so excited to try this shop while touring the College of Charleston with my son. We both picked out a cupcake, stepped outside to eat it, after one bite we both threw our cupcakes away! They were just not good! Dry cupcake and overly sweet frosting. I was so disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I loved this place I got a caramel cupcake, and I loved how cute the shop was. They had a poster in the corner that said which days they were serving which cupcake plus had gluten free and vegan cupcakes! Would I recommend? Yes!

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Good if you're looking for a quick treat. Great flavor variety. I think some of the other bakeries and stores have better product. I feel like they are made for quantity, not with "love".

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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We look at all the positive reviews and decided to give this place a try. I dropped my wife off and drove around till she came out .We were very dissatisfied. The cupcakes are small and overpriced. Besides that they were not very good. The icing was good but the cupcake itself was very dry. Don't know where all the... More 

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Eastanollee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I liked this place so much that I stopped by both days that I was in Charleston and bought a half dozen to take home with me. The icing is delicious and I like that the cupcake itself is not too sweet which is a nice balance with the icing. I had the French Toast, Cookies and Milk, and Bourbon... More 

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Address: 433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
Phone Number: 843-853-8181
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
Average Prices: USD 3 - 4
Cuisine: Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: 843-853-8181

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 4
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Cupcake’s locally-owned bakery churns out innovative concoctions using the finest all-natural ingredients, like real vanilla beans, sweet cream butter, fresh fruit & rich chocolate. We top them with our signature homemade icing, colorful sprinkles, Reese's, Andes candies, chocolate covered almonds, chocolate chips & more. Enjoy one of 9 daily favorites or try one of our 50 seasonal specials!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?