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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 - 10:30 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is very convenient for us, but we were disappointed in the quality of the food. Fried green tomatoes were pretty bland, hush puppies were the worst. The fish was okay, and when bread was requested with the meal, we were told the hush puppies (for $4) was the only option. Not going to return real soon.

Thank Straightshootah
Freeland, Michigan
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had the low country boil. The shrimp were good (not from the area) the corn was frozen, the smoke kielbasa was super. The dish was rather plain, but tasty. The fried green tomatoes were served with a Thai chili sauce; AWESOME! My wife had shrimp and grits. They were good. Elijah was our server. He was well versed, and described... More 

Thank russellp117
Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The view was great. The tails and legs platters were good. The she-crab soup was good. Service was very good. Would return.

Thank ShondaM96
Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view was great, She crab soup was good. Our only gripe was that the low country boil didn't taste like everything was boiled together- the potatoes were kinda bland. Everything else was good. We got the soft shell crab sautéed, it was good too. Overall, not the best thing ever, but not bad.

Thank Boo D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service was excellent. Make sure to ask for Beth. Her recommendations were spot on and service was timely.

Thank shawny1999
Dorval, Canada
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a premium location beside the inland waterway, and our server was efficient and engaging, but the kitchen does not understand seasoning. My wife had snapper which was perfectly cooked, but had not been seasoned. Simple salt and pepper before grilling would have vastly improved the dish. The pasta with shrimp, clams and Tasso ham was tasty, but a... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent Saturday my wife and I met up with friends at the Charleston Crab House on James Island to watch some of the football games. Great location with a fine river view but I can't gush about their food or service, pretty average bar food and very slow service when it came to refreshing our beer orders I... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seated by the door to the deck. It was a chilly evening and the cold air entering was not very conducive to a pleasant dining experience. We asked and were moved to another table. The waitress that moved us was most pleasant and understood, she was the best part of the evening. One meal was a house salad and the... More 

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Clemson, South Carolina
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134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our second visit here in five years. The food wasn't very good the first time, but we thought we would give it another try. The fried shrimp was alright, but the flounder was terrible. The grilled seafood trio was average tasting. Almost $70 for these two dishes and the tip. Even a fast food seafood restaurant has better... More 

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Mkt_ManagerCHS, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Crab House-James Island, responded to this review

I am very sorry that you didn't have an outstanding experience with us on your last visit. Would you mind emailing me at marketing@charlestoncrabhouse.com while I look into these issues futher? Thank you, Beth LaLone Brand Manager More 

e tn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good and creamy she crab soup. The house salad dressing is really really good too ranch with chunks of crab!

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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, Pub
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, 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: +1 843-795-1963
Water front dining ---"Southern seafood and a Darn Good Time".

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