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433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
843-853-8181
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Ranked #144 of 763 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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Denver
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The cupcakes were delicious. The minis were a perfect size and a great way to try multiple flavors. The place is small so we took ours to go. Parking is a little difficult, so we left a driver in the car to circle the block. Don't worry, he got an extra mini for his troubles!

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Buffalo, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

After dinner, we stopped in for a cupcake. It was delicious. My wife and I shared a cupcake. The icing was great. Service was fast and friendly.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

had the gluten free cupcakes. you would never know they weren't made w/flour. excellent icing, really need the coffee/tea to offset the sweetness

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Better than your grandmother used to make! Real ingredients, well-mixed, make this place a great stop for a to-go dessert that lasts for two days!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Most delicious red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting. Also tried a few other options and wasn't they all were amazing.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Think this is more of a tourist trap than a great bakery. More icing than cupcake. Also very dry. Just go buy some Duncan Hines save your money on these.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's a great concept and well executed. The stores are always clean and the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the product. However, to me, it's just a box cake mix with some flavored icing. I only go because my kids love it.

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ripley wv
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Such an excellent choice! Varieties change daily. Too much to choose from!! The icing is obviously home made from scratch and the best I have ever had!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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