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433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
843-853-8181
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Ranked #150 of 755 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $4
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Cupcake is an adorable place to visit. They have different cupcake flavors each day posted on a chalkboard. Saturday night our choice were red velvet, pumpkin, chocolate with vanilla icing, and a few more. We bought 2 to eat right away and 2 to take home to our children. We all gave Cupcake 2 thumbs up!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

If you're looking for an amazing, hoity-toity culinary experience, look elsewhere. If you want a pretty good cupcake with a ton of frosting, come here! I really think this place could be improved SO MUCH with a little more creativity. For a place that focuses solely on cupcakes, the flavors are a little boring and expected. The quality is also... More

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Cupcakes were ok but not fabulous - too faddish in the varieties for me. Give me a good old fashioned cupcake with a heavy vanilla flavor cake and a Southern buttercream icing. I don't often indulge in one but when I do, I want the real cupcake I see in my dreams!!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My boyfriend and I wanted to snag a small dessert to bring back to his apartment, so we decided to stop in and see what all the fuss was about! Walking into the cupcake shop, you're greeted with the smell of warm chocolate cake. That smell alone is worth the trip to this store! There's a small service counter where... More

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I don't know how anyone could complain about the cupcakes here. I went here to pick up a half dozen for my boyfriends birthday. The lady at the counter was friendly and even offered her opinion on what to get. I picked the red velvet, strawberries and cream, and chocolate almond. All I can say is AMAZING! The cake is... More

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nyc
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186 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The staff is amazing here as is the staff in the Mount Pleasant location. The cupcake flavors are ridiculously yummy - with a special shout out to the banana pudding! and candy bar flavors... but salted caramel, red velvet, death by chocolate, peaches and cream, oreo cookie...etc etc are all amazing. THEY NEED TO SHIP THESE CUPCAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Monte Sereno, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife and I stopped in for a cupcake and were very pleased with the choices and flavorful cupcakes. Yummy. However, while the younger women working in the shop were helpful and pleasant, what appeared to be the co-owner was very snooty. It was as-if customers like us were bothersome interrupting her busy day. Recommend skipping this cupcake place, as... More

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I stopped here for the 1st time when I dropped my daughter off at C of C last August. I arranged for cupcakes to be delivered to her dorm for her birthday, and she & her friends enjoyed them so much I just did the same thing again this week. Can't wait to get my own red velvet cupcake when... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Have enjoyed since they launched on King in downtown Charleston years ago. They have a nice mix of flavors depending on day. Easy to access. Kids like.

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Vienna VA
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149 reviews 149 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stopped into cupcake for a late dessert and the group of 4 sampled 6 cupcakes and brought a selection home. The variety was excellent, cake was moist and frosting real and delicious. If you are in Charleston and want a cupcake -- this is the place. Eat in or take to go -- great assortment, two different sizes, and... More

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Additional Information about Cupcake

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: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert

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