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433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
843-853-8181
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cupcakes!!!!!

Good cupcakes, if a little pricey. Buy by the dozen is cheaper. Liked the salted caramel and Dulche de leche. The Black and White was so-so.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Charleston, South Carolina
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Be prepared to be literally knocked over with butter creamery aromas upon entering this boutique cupcake house nestled between bustling King Street restaurant destinations. Ever since this establishment made Food Network TV, they've had lines out the door ever since. In the battle of cupcake wars, I would list them at the top. Red Velvet is my favorite. Have lunch... More 

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Elizabethton, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Some of the best cupcakes I've had. The black bottom was heavenly; it's a good thing I live so far away!

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place is right across from my favorite restaurant in the country, Hall's chophouse. In the age of over priced cupcakes it has done well. Worth a stop if you are already hanging out on King Street.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Good cupcakes, if a little pricey. Buy by the dozen is cheaper. Liked the salted caramel and Dulche de leche. The Black and White was so-so.

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Bluefield, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Absolutely delicious! Would definitely recommend! Chocolate frosting tasted just like my mom's homemade.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The cupcakes are very dry and the icing is extremely heavy. Most of the everyday flavors like vanilla, chocolate, etc, are old tasting. All of the cupcakes leave you wanting something to drink. Plus they are about 3.50 each, too much for a cupcake.

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Keller, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We just happened to be walking around and spotted this cupcakery. The inside was cute and smelled heavenly. The cupcakes were good, but not the best I've had.

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Columbia, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

After dinner the wife and I stopped at cupcakes for a quick dessert treat. Lucky for me one of the daily special was a cupcake called Mint to be (mint and chocolate). It was amazing with loads of mint flavor. The wife ordered the salted caramel cupcake. She said it was very good, but could have been better had the... More 

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Enjoyed the visit and the ability to enjoy a treat mid day. The restaurant was clean and the staff were friendly. The cupcake smell could be wafted from outside which drew me in. I loved the range of choices and the packaging to be able to take home with me for travel. Will definitely be back!!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

In my opinion, this is the best red velvet cupcake in the COUNTRY. Their other assortment of cupcakes are great. This is as good as you get cupcakes anywhere. This is only a take out, and get there early to make sure they have all the varieties for that day.

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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: Cafe

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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