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Cupcake

433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
843-853-8181
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Ranked #138 of 716 restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I wandered in out of curiosity and came out so happy. They have many options to choose from. Some are your basic cupcakes, and some are such unusual flavor combinations. For instance, I ordered an orange cupcake with a candied orange slice garnish, It was moist and over the top delicious, Only disappointment was that they do not ship to... More

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Kristin C, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you sweet review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Creamsicle Cupcake!! We definitely think you should take another trip to Charleston! It is a sweet place to be! More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My girlfriend and I stopped in a quick sweet snack. Had the caramel macchiato cupcake and red velvet. Both delicious and just what we wanted! Service was friendly enough. Not rude like the other reviews say but not personable enough to become a hang out spot. Will go again and again for the tasty cakes!

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Kristin C, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are elated to hear you loved the Caramel Macchiato and Red Velvet Cupcakes! We look forward to serving you again soon! Hope you have a sweet day! More

New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Whenever I go to Charleston, this is the first stop on my list. I sit down have a cupcake and bring a dozen back to the hotel. I wish I could give everyone in the world this like cake o'bliss!!!!

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Kristin C, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a sweet review! We are so happy to hear we are the first stop on your visit to Charleston! We look forward to serving you again and hope you have a sweet day! More

Norfolk, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I had teh Caramel Macchiato cupcake and it was amazing. Just the right size for a treat. I recommend visiting here and try one of the delicious cupcakes.

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Kristin C, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Caramel Macchiato Cupcake! We hope you have a sweet day and look forward to serving you again soon! More

Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We live in Charleston and consider "Cupcake" to be one of the many perks of the city. I get a red velvet "mega" and half a dozen assorted for my teenager's birthday every year and the girls all RAVE. These cupcakes are the best and the staff is great.

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Kristin C, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your sweet review! Our mega cupcakes make the best birthday cakes! We are thrilled to hear your daughter enjoyed it so much! We hope you have a sweet day and look forward to serving you again soon! More

Alexandria, Virginia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stopped at Cupcake on a Friday afternoon for a quick treat after a day of shopping. The bakery was cute and the staff were very friendly. We were having a hard time deciding which flavors to order so the server gave us suggesting and descriptions of what was in each treat. The cupcakes were moist and fresh. The cake... More

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Kristin C, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your cupcake and experience! We hope you have a sweet day and look forward to serving you again soon! More

tucson, az
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112 reviews 112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We had seen Cupcake Downsouth the previous day and it sounded familiar for some reason, but they were closed for a holiday break. Our group of five, which included two teenagers, needed a treat after a grueling day of sightseeing. Today was our chance! I like to sample cupcakes from all over and this being our first trip to Charleston,... More

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Kristin C, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and visit us while in Charleston. We appreciate your feedback and will address the situation to ensure that we are able to exceed your expectations. We hope that you enjoyed your Cupcake! We hope you have a sweet day and look forward to serving you again! More

Baxley, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

If you like cupcakes, give this place a try. Very delicious and not expensive. I would recommend it to everyone.

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Kristin C, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your sweet review! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your Cupcake! We hope you have a sweet day and look forward to serving you again soon! More

Brunswick
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Beautiful cupcakes, great assortment of flavors. The red velvet was delicious! Lots of frosting! My daughter had a white and black (?). White cake, chocolate frosting. Perfect for her. They have several flavors each day, with a base of maybe 4 that are available every day and alternating flavors during the week.

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Kristin C, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming in and enjoying our Cupcakes! We appreciate your feedback and time to write a review. We are elated to hear how much you enjoyed your cupcakes! Our Red Velvet is our most popular! Our flavors change daily and seasonally! We hope you have a sweet day and look forward to serving you again! Thanks... More

Suitland, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

My group and I ordered 4 cupcakes: black & white, caramel machiatto, black bottom, and candy bar. They weren't bad, but just really on the sweet side. In fact they were so sweet that no one managed to finish their cupcake. Frosting to cake ratio was a little high for my liking, I'm more of a 3 to 1 cake... More

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Kristin C, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are definitely the place to stop when you are craving something sweet! We hope you have a sweet day and hope to serve you again soon! Thanks again! More

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