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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
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
  • 37
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  • 25
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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
If You Have a Sweettooth

Out walking King Street and had read about Cupcake in multiple media. Nice selection. Cupcakes were very good. Nice way to take a few minutes to indulge

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2015
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Awesome! This is now a tradition of ours, every time we come Charleston :) so yummy!! The staff is super friendly & patient, since there are soo many delicious choices

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Thank Carol L
pkellycooper, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake, responded to this review

Thanks so much for stopping by! We hope to see you again on your next visit. More 

Melrose, Florida
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Cupcake was a highlight of our trip! We went in to get a little snack and walked out with 3 cupcakes. The chocolate salted caramel was so delicious that we went back that night and bought 4 more to bring back home with us. Each day they have featured flavors. Sunday had 5 kinds we wanted to try, so we... More 

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Thank BLK1222
pkellycooper, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake, responded to this review

Thanks so much for stopping by! We hope to see you again next time you're in town! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Came here with the family for dessert. This place will not disappoint. The lemon cupcake is to die for. My favorite out of all is the plain vanilla with vanilla frosting. Visit here once a week.

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Thank owlet12
pkellycooper, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake, responded to this review

We're so happy you stopped by! The vanilla bean cupcake certainly is a crowd pleaser. :) More 

Hickory, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Cupcake Down South is such an adorable shop, and everything tasted amazing!!! We were given samples of the cotton candy cake pop (tasted more like vanilla), and were smitten. We purchased 2 cake pops, in addition to the 2 cupcakes we originally went in for, and we plan on having the cake pops at my Charleston wedding next year. The... More 

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Thank DWdoris
pkellycooper, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake, responded to this review

So glad you love the cupcakes! We are excited to be a part of your big day! More 

Ormond Beach, Florida
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Out walking King Street and had read about Cupcake in multiple media. Nice selection. Cupcakes were very good. Nice way to take a few minutes to indulge

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Thank bruggesfc
pkellycooper, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake, responded to this review

We're so glad you stopped by! Please come see us again. More 

Lexington, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Very cute décor with wrought iron tables and chairs. Clean with friendly staff and samples. I had the strawberry waffle cupcake and a blueberry cupcake to go. They were very fresh and tasty. Very reasonable prices and they offer a variety of sizes. Lovely sugar rush ! A block behind Visitors Center.

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1 Thank kythoro
pkellycooper, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake, responded to this review

So glad you stopped by! We hope to see you again soon. You should try our holiday flavors! More 

Long Island, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We needed a sugar fix after a day of eating and drinking. Cupcake did not disappoint. We loved the variety of flavors! Prailine and Bourbon Pecan were delicious!

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Thank LisaandJarrett
Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Not impressed with how the actual cake part looked. Ive made prettier ones from a box at home. The mile high icing was nice looking but I personally dont care for something that's 2/5 cupcake and 3/5 icing. My husband liked the Chocaholic one. He likes just about any kind of chocolate dessert.

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1 Thank Kim R
pkellycooper, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake, responded to this review

Hi, Kim! Sorry the cupcakes weren't for you, but we're so glad your husband liked our Chocoholic one. We'd love for you to come give us another try. We can actually ice one especially for you with less icing if you ask when you're in the store. Have a great day! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

While there are always old favorite flavors, cupcake continuously changes their special flavors to match the season so if you haven't been in a while it's worth the stop.

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Thank Dee262
Lititz, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

then you must visit! We got some "to go" after touring Charleston and they were delicious! Southern Red Velvet was my favorite. :)

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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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