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Charleston Crab House-James Island

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$$ - $$$
James Island
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145 Wappoo Creek Dr, Charleston, SC 29412-2119
+1 843-795-1963
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Columbia, South Carolina
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and excellent service! We had 2 different steampots. They are messy but delicious. Great desserts as well! Will definitely go back!

Thank Chinamom_333
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We ate here on our last visit to Charleston and were looking forward to dining at the restaurant again. The food is delicious. The last time we sat on the deck watching the drawbridge eating good seafood in the sun. Everything was great. We ordered two appetizers and two steampots. The drinks were great and the wait staff were efficient.... More 

Thank Danie R
Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Elijah was the server for me and my party and he was very efficient and friendly. The food delicious and the atmosphere was pleasant.

Thank friendlygirl54171
Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Elijah waited on my husband & me at lunch today. He used very nice manners and was pleasant to talk with as he made an excellent idea for a chef's special for the day. He made our lunch experience a pleasant one. Mary Ellen

Thank mmegeath
Charleston, South Carolina
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always love Charleston Crab House. Top 5 Crab Cakes and She Crab Soup. The service was great and the views by the water are amazing!

Thank Chad N
New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting family over the Holidays and on arrival to the airport we noticed the large Crab House advertisement in the terminal ! We made a trip downtown and noticed there was a wait line outside the restaurant. First clue that it must be good ..we were seated quickly and our server Caitlin introduced herself ..She answered all our... More 

Thank casfrazier
Plano, Texas
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here after visiting the Angel Oak. Very convenient to one another. The location is water front which is always nice. The view is not spectacular, but the waterfront locale creates a certain ambience that can be very romantic. We started with she crab soup and it was the thickest heartiest we had during our Charleston week. It was... More 

Thank TravelJunkieABC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family were downtown and were in the mood for some seafood. We spotted the Charleston Crab House and the decision was made. We were seated immediately upstairs. It was a little chilly so we unfortunately couldn't sit on the rooftop patio. Our waitress was Caitlin. She was so sweet and the kids loved her accent. Everyone enjoyed... More 

Thank Rebecca H
Tyler, Tx
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband chose a Flounder basket, which he enjoyed. I wasn't very hungry so I chose She-crab soup & an appetizer - BBQ shrimp & grits. The sweet BBQ flavor on the shrimp & grits was better than I expected. I would order this dish again. The She-crab soup was the 1st I've tried. I didn't care for the nutmeg... More 

Thank BRBass
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fried lobster was so good. Seafood tasted so fresh. Service and food excellent. The mashed potatoes loaded with real bacon where great and the coleslaw was delicious.

Thank Mrslewisaug

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
American, Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Wappoo Creek Dr, Charleston, SC 29412-2119
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > James Island
  • Neighborhood: James Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-795-1963
Water front dining ---"Southern seafood and a Darn Good Time".

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