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Charleston Crab House-James Island

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145 Wappoo Creek Dr, Charleston, SC 29412-2119
11:30 am - 10:30 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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Greenville, South Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is now one of my favorites when in Charleston, great location offering good food and a view of the water. That's why we all visit Charleston anyway right!

Thank Derrick O
Orangeburg, South Carolina
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99 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a very good lunch at Crab House. Although we were tempted to get something off of the dinner menu we went with the lunch offerings and weren't disappointed. We got the calamari appetizer. It was out in minutes. So we knew it was cooked correctly. Very good. We both chose fried plates and were surprised by the ample... More 

Thank Oburgtravler
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came for the she - crab soup which we had seen in other reviews was supposed to be one of the best in town. Don't believe the hype. I ordered the soup and house salad and hushpuppies. My husband got the blackened grouper sandwich and waffle fries. The view was pretty and service was average/good. Hushpuppies were OK but... More 

Thank Jennifer P
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We vacation in Charleston about every other year on average, and Charleston Crab House is one of the places we always visit when we're in town. Our personal favorite is the Charleston crab pot, which never disappoints!

Thank John P
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The "First time" I went was with my sister. We sat outside under the umbrellas and it was so nice. The service and food were both impeccable. So much so that when my son and my soon to be daughter-in law came for a visit, I took them there. We again sat outside, a little warmer this time but still... More 

Thank Sherri J
Irving, Texas
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent view of the river. Good music. Outdoor seating. Local brews. You can drive or boat your way here. There's a dock! Your choice of snow or King crab ...when it's in season. Yum!

Thank BrookeSheree
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Staying a few nights in Charleston, James Island and the place was convenient. I had the crab cakes and my friend had the grilled shrimp. We were not disappointed. 😊

Thank Sheila P
Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are locals and visited on 8/4/16. we were delighted to be greeted by and well taken care of throughout our meal by Beth. She was helpful and very descriptive in her delivery of specials, suggestions and opinions. She was on point with everything from drink refills to dish removal, all the while having a great attitude. Our meal was... More 

Thank nickey t
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Steam pots are delicious and reasonably priced! And you can't beat the view sitting outside! Something about sitting next to the water adds to your experience

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Houston, Texas
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128 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us stopped in for lunch. Lots of shellfish, which I cannot eat. Decided on a salad and fresh fish sandwich. Salad was huge and good. Blue cheese dressing was very good. I wanted the Mahi Mahi sandwich but they were out. Substituted Grouper, which was tasty but could have been a larger piece. The sandwich was sloppily prepared,... More 

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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
Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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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