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Charleston Crab House-James Island

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145 Wappoo Creek Dr, Charleston, SC 29412-2119
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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Ottawa, Ontario
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Out for a dinner on our southern holidays, my wife and I and her parents. Chose a place with good reviews, close to us. Man, did we hit it right. Our server, Beth, was friendly, interactive and lots of personality. Folks around us displayed and shared typical southern charm, through and through. (including an amazing couple who just decided to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was decent. Atmosphere was much like other seafood restaurants. The food was good but not great. Smaller servings for the price.

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was good... This is a place that adds in an automatic 18% gratuity though so keep that in mind. We ordered the crab dip which was pretty good but then my crab soup wasn't good at all (no crab?... Just cream) and my entrée had no flavor. My husband and i both ordered the seafood pasta and I've... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked in late, wore out from our drive; hungry for what we have heard to be some of the best crab cakes in Charleston. You did not disappoint on any level. A courteous hostess took us to a corner table with a beautiful evening view. Then we were greeted by our server Beth, who took wonderful care of us-... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice place to eat! There were three hostesses at the front who greeted us and we sat on the dock/patio. Brian was a great waiter! He brought us refills and was quick to respond for things. It was nice to see the water and there was a three seat bar-type table looking over the dock that single people... More 

Thank Maria S
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the great food & attentive staff at the Charleston crab house. We had a large party and were served/seated very quickly. Food was excellent!

Thank Rachel S
Davidson, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went over Labor day weekend as a "second choice". We originally were heading to Folly Beach to try out one of the waterfront places with high ratings. However, I called in advance and was told that it would be at least two hour waits at each. And on our way, traffic was crazy backed up. So we decided on... More 

Thank juliameyer76
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for lunch and have nothing but praise for the food and the waitstaff. We both had the low country boil and loved it. Service was very good and very attentive. Will be sure to stop back for dinner in the future.

Thank Randall F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic location at the base of a bridge along a water canal, the wait for dinner wasn't long considering there is bar area to enjoy a before dinner seating. You can sit either inside or on the patio area. If going at sundown, this is an excellent choice to observe boats along the canal and setting it provides. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came by boat and it was very accommodating. The service was great .The She crab soup was a little better than average. We ordered the grouper sandwich without the bun, the #1 crab pot and the seared ahi tuna, all were very good. All in all a good experience.

Thank Pamela R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
American, Bar, Seafood
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, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Bar scene
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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