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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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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 67
    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 Delicious Cupcakes

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Palatine, Illinois
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Palatine, Illinois
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147 reviews 147 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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128 reviews 128 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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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, Bakery

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