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Cupcake

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433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
843-853-8181
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, 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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  • 115
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  • 69
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great cupcakes!!!

I'm very particular about my cupcakes and also bake quite a bit for my family, which I find makes me even more critical of other bakeries. We stopped in randomly on a Wednesday morning and after I asked a few questions about the frostings the nice girl working offered me a sample of the frosting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Blythewood, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Never fails, delicious and easy. A hundred characters on cupcakes, is this 11th English class? Ok I'm typing more. Free cupcakes would have been better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Got six of these, not only are they beautiful, but they are delicous! Had the LimonBlue, Strawberry and Bourbon so far. All wonderful! Too pretty to eat, BUT I DID ANYWAY!!!

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New York City, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I'm very particular about my cupcakes and also bake quite a bit for my family, which I find makes me even more critical of other bakeries. We stopped in randomly on a Wednesday morning and after I asked a few questions about the frostings the nice girl working offered me a sample of the frosting so I could decide for... More 

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

APRIL 9 2015. These cupcakes were the best I've every had! We really to Charleston to visit the Children's museum and that was a waste of time. However, going to the Cupcake DownSouth Store was delightful. The cupcakes are expensive, but are well worth it.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Anyplace that has one dish in multiple flavors and is as busy as Cupcake is must stop territory for me. When you have a one trick Pony this busy that Pony's trick must be really good. This Pony's trick is indeed good. I had a salted caramel cupcake and it was very good. Dense moist cake with a nice chocolate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I love the cupcakes, their sublime! Me, my 15 year old daughter and her 2 year old had a blast! This is my new favorite place to eat desserts! Their coffee is great too!

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Palatine, Illinois
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63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We took a little walk down on King street, and after having lunch on one of the restaurants around, we stopped by here for some dessert. The coconut cupcake was absolutely delicious. I don't recommend more than one cupcake per person, but I do recommend sharing with your family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I love cupcakes. The cake part was divine and moist and the icing was perfect. I had a strawberry cupcake and got the carrot cake cupcake to go. Both were the best I've ever had.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The perfect size for a mid day treat. The cake was prefect and the salted caramel icing was even better. Will be back next time in Charleston!

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Barrie
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in to pick up a couple of cupcakes to take back to our hotel room for dessert. The shop is quaint with lots of flavours to choose from. We were standing at the display trying to narrow down our choices, when the server said they had a special if you bought nine. This made our choices easier to make... More 

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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: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakeries

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?