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“just ok” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Folly Beach Crab Shack

Folly Beach Crab Shack
26 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439
+1 843-588-3080
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Ranked #7 of 28 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
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!
Statesville,NC
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57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“just ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Arrived at folly beach and vistited trip advisor for guidance as to restauarants within walking distance.Choose crab shack based of comments and menu with modest expectations and just hoping to have a decent average meal. Wait was typical, service was average. I ordered large portion fried oysters they were cold and honestly not that great. Very bland. My wife ordered fried shrimp which she didnt eat all of them. Not because they were not good but because she is a lite eater. I finished them, and they were pretty good. Service was not all that good either. My tempered expections were not meet. Not an awful meal but less than average.

Visited January 2013
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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thank you for your review. I always want to know about our guests experiences, both good & bad. I promise you I will address all issues. I would also like the opportunity to show you and your wife that we are better than the food & service you received. With that said, I would love to talk to you and make things right. My cell number is 843-437-2546. Again, I am sorry to hear about your experience and look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Ron Hill
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Louisa, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Dinner at the Shack”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Jan. 6, 2013 had early dinner with friends and it was just wonderful. The fried Oysters were the best I have had in years. My wife had the fried shrimp and they were wonderful. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was what you would expect at a beach environment. The Key Lime pie was a little tart but after the initial shock it was great! Would recommend and if in the area will go back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very proud of our seafood & we believe that lightly fried is the best way to fry oysters and shrimp. Thanks for letting us serve you and your guests and wehope to see ya'll again soon. Sincerely, Ron Hill
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Atlanta, Georgia
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Good Seafood at a Good Price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Unique little establishment in Folly. Food is seafood fresh and the staff is helpful and courteous. The Crab and Artichoke dip is simply amazing. A great stop in Folly if you are looking for seafood.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rwalterh, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feed back on your visit. I will let all our team members know about your kind words. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Ron Hill
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Snow Crab Legs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We had the Snow Crab Legs with red potatoes, corn and sausage. Great seasoning!! The Key Lime Pie was good, wish we would have tried the peanut butter pie. The service was great, had to wait in the bar for a table, we are not smokers, so I wish we would have waited outside.

Visited December 2012
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Rwalterh, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thank you, I am glad that you enjoyed your experience. Just so you know for your next visit, we do offer two bars. one is smoking and the other bar and the entire bar is non smoking. We hope to see you on your next visit. Sencerely, Ron Hill
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“A staple on Folly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Right on Center Street is one of Folly's most famous restaurants.
It is a great hangout for the entire family, with peanuts to grab for free, a toy chest for the kids and a great mainly (fried) seafood menu.
Try the fried green tomatoes. The crab shack truly has great for lobster tail or crab clusters.
Service is friendly and a good selection of beers on tap.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
So glad that you enjoyed your time at the Crab Shack. I am proud of our staff & the seafood that we serve. Next time your on folly, let us know, I would love to meet you in person. Thanks again, Ron Hill
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