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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: Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children

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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 66
    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
Most recent review
Salted Caramel... YUM

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
DavilaDC
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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120 reviews 120 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW 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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Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The treat is in the atmosphere as this tiny place is jammed with tourists and locals showing it off to tourists. We couldn't get a seat so carried out and it was fine, but the fun would have been in having tea and sweets in the lively surroundings. Staff is friendly and helpful.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A must stop on any visit to Charleston. Be prepared to take your time viewing ALL the offerings. Whereas we went in to purchase 2 cupcakes, we came out with five!!!!! The offerings are extensive and inviting (obviously). A word of caution: if you don't have a "sweet" tooth, prepare yourself for a "sweetness" overload!!!!!

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Denver
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 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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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: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert

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?