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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
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Crossville, Tennessee, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

She Crab soup was enjoyable, crab cake was scrumptious and the salad was lovely. Very nice lunch at a decent price.

Thank napbead
Acworth, Georgia
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We saw the Charleston Crab House several times while driving in the area, and finally decided to give it a try. We ordered appetizers, seafood and steaks, and the bottom line is everything except the price was average. The food and service were good, but nothing that would inspire my family to make a return visit. Being it is a... More 

Thank ISC624
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate here earlier this month. Fantastic food and service. Sat outside overlooking Wappoo Creek. Very relaxed atmosphere. We'll be back! Big thanks to our server, Brian.

Thank Kevin H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited here for dinner on a recent vacation to the Charleston area. The view, the food, and the service was outstanding. As others have mentioned, the hush puppies are terrific and were a great start to a great dinner. Our entire group left very happy - their seafood selections are fresh and well prepared. Overall it was a great... More 

Thank Mark R
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at Charleston Crab House James Island for our last seafood dinner of this trip. We were very happy with our meal, service, price, etc. My wife and I decided to split a salad and seafood platter. She enjoyed the oysters, I enjoyed the shrimp, and we shared the flounder. Everything was done to perfection, the portions were large... More 

Thank John G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious she crab soup fresh huge shrimp and crab legs Steamer pots grilled broiled cedar plank salmon all of it is fabulous and delicious one of the best meals you will have in Charleston area don't go to Market Street go to James island

Thank gale k
Jasper, Georgia, United States
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very high quality and presentation of the food, fair prices. Even the Alaskan Snow Crab tasted fresh.

Thank Gerry G
Butler, Pennsylvania
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329 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Hungry Detective and wife stopped in for dinner on a Saturday around 5 pm and what a disappointment!!! Our server was on point and did a wonderful job but the kitchen failed terribly...This is a crab house and you would expect the crab legs to be fresh and steamed properly...our crab legs were satires with water and soggy!!! Enough... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best dinner we had during our visit! Loved the view also! Great service and the view can't be best!!

Thank nikityree
Toms River
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103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a quick lunch Very convenient across from the Market We had salads one with fish one with chicken both were very good service was OK

Thank mjrfd99

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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, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
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: 18437951963
Water front dining ---"Southern seafood and a Darn Good Time".

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