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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, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 24
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I loved this place I got a caramel cupcake, and I loved how cute the shop was. They had a poster in the corner that said which days they were serving which cupcake plus had gluten free and vegan cupcakes! Would I recommend? Yes!

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Good if you're looking for a quick treat. Great flavor variety. I think some of the other bakeries and stores have better product. I feel like they are made for quantity, not with "love".

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Miami, Florida
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We look at all the positive reviews and decided to give this place a try. I dropped my wife off and drove around till she came out .We were very dissatisfied. The cupcakes are small and overpriced. Besides that they were not very good. The icing was good but the cupcake itself was very dry. Don't know where all the... More 

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Eastanollee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I liked this place so much that I stopped by both days that I was in Charleston and bought a half dozen to take home with me. The icing is delicious and I like that the cupcake itself is not too sweet which is a nice balance with the icing. I had the French Toast, Cookies and Milk, and Bourbon... More 

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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5 restaurant 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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NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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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: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakeries

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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?