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Folly Beach Crab Shack

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American, Bar, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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26 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439
+1 843-588-3080
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Relaxed laid back Island Restaurant. Featuring Local Grilled, Steamed...
Relaxed laid back Island Restaurant. Featuring Local Grilled, Steamed & Fried Seafood! Outside Dining & Raw Bar. Voted # 1 by Folly Beach Local's & Voted Best Seafood Spot, Southern Living Magazine,2012. Live Steel Drums every Thursday night! Relax, Slow down, It's Folly Beach!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome food, inconsistent service

The food is absolutely amazing, although it takes time sometimes. We've been here like couple of times and we recommend this place if you're looking for a place to hangout with your friends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Miguel C
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Food, service and atmosphere was GREAT! Anytime my friends & I are craving a true SC seafood experience this is where we come!!!Give them a try....YOU WONT BE SORRY!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food was awesome. I couldn't finish all of it. This is now my favorite place to eat. We really enjoyed our night.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The food is absolutely amazing, although it takes time sometimes. We've been here like couple of times and we recommend this place if you're looking for a place to hangout with your friends.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have been visiting the greater Charleston, SC area for over 30 years. We have eaten at a myriad of wonderful restaurants; however, the Folly Beach Crab Shack has been absolutely the best dinner ever! In fact, it was so good that we went back two nights in a row. I had the grilled scallops and shrimp... More 

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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Wow, What a compliment! I will pass along your kind words to all my team members! I am very blessed to have an amazing team that shares my passion! This is exactly what we strive for each and every guests that visits us. I use all reviews as an opportunity to excel and improve. I will use your review to... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Our server was very nice and the food was delicious! I'd never had crab before, and I really enjoyed it here- not fishy at all. The crab and artichoke dip was also phenomenal!

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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words! It is so nice for people to take the time to let us know how much they enjoyed everything. I take all reviews as a way to keep in touch with our guests and what they are experiencing. I will share this review with all my team members and thank them for sharing... More 

Georgia
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We went here per TA recommendations; however, after sitting down at a table with a big bucket in the center, a leftover crab piece at my elbow and the table wet from an apparent attempt at swiping off the precious meal, we just decided we couldn't stay. It was just too greasy and unkempt.

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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let me know about your visit. First, I promise you that I will personally address all issues you mentioned. That is not my standard, and I sincerely apologize for your experience. As you can see by most of our reviews, we exceed our guests expectations. With that said, I will use your review... More 

Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Oh how I wanted to love this restaurant. The reviews were fairly positive and I do love seafood. The service and outdoor area were great! The food not so much. Except for the hushpuppies, the food was really very average. The seafood and fish didn't seem very fresh. The Flounder was very thin and deep fried with the skin on,... More 

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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to let me know about your experience. I wanted to reach out to you. I feel as though we fell short of my standards. I know we are better than what you experienced as you already know from reading our reviews prior to visiting. I would love the opportunity to have you give us another... More 

Badin, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Awesome place with good drinks and killer crab dip. Nightlife on the patio was perfect. Best cover band we had ever heard. Played all kinds of requests to perfection.

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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thanks, What you just explained is exactly what I want all our guests to experience. A laid back for Shack where you can relax and some great food, friends, family & some great local music. Thanks again for taking the time to let me know about your visit. Ron & Staff More 

Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We popped into the Folly Beach Crab Shack, because the restaurant we had planned on eating in, closed at 3:00 PM. We didn't know what to expect & were pleasantly surprised. The service was fast, drinks were not watered down, like so many of the beach bars have a tendency to do. We had the Shrimp & Grits, as my... More 

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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thanks, I am very proud of our shrimp & grits. I will also pass along your kind words to my Chef and his team. They are all amazing and share my passion for making sure we serve the best. We hope to see you again soon! Ron & Staff More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is centrally located and right along the main room when you come into Folly Beach. It's also a short distance to walk from the beach. My sister and I stopped here for lunch, and we were able to sit outside and enjoy people watching. Our waitress was attentive, but not disruptive. She made some great recommendations, and we... More 

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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thanks, Your review is all about my vision of a perfect place on Folly. Laid back, no rush, enjoying great food with family and friends. I am blessed with an awesome staff. We never want to be more than a local restaurant where locals and visitors to our Island come together and share a little of what Folly has to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Folly Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-588-3080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

Description

Relaxed laid back Island Restaurant. Featuring Local Grilled, Steamed & Fried Seafood! Outside Dining & Raw Bar. Voted # 1 by Folly Beach Local's & Voted Best Seafood Spot, Southern Living Magazine,2012. Live Steel Drums every Thursday night! Relax, Slow down, It's Folly Beach!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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