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Reviewed July 12, 2022 via mobile

Crab stuff mushrooms were delicious. Low country boil was very good! But the very best part of our meal was our server, Ansley

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 1, 2022 via mobile

I had a group of six adults and two kids. We arrived at the Crab House on Market Street in Charleston, SC around 6:30 PM and the hostess took our reservations for a party of eight and said the wait time was about 45 minutes...before a table will be available. When I checked back with hostess she told me that the party at the table we were going to be seated at was eating desert and it would be another 30 minutes. I checked back in with the hostess again and she said that the IPAD had cancelled my reservation I then asked to speak to the manager and she said the table they were going to seat my party at the people had finished their meal and paid the check but was having conversation. The manager told me that the party had been there over two hours and they were waiting on the party to leave before I could be seated because they only had two tables that could seat a party of eight and could not asked the party to leave. If the hostess would have told me it would be two hours before my party could be seated, I would have went to another restaurant. I wasted two hours of my guest and family time. Stay away from this restaurant if you have a large party.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed October 26, 2021

This place has amazing food! This was our first time eating here and it won’t be our last! Kenny was an amazing server! They were short staffed and he was the only server. He went above and beyond to make sure we were waited on...in a timely manner. We understand the staff shortage and it was no problem for us but we appreciate his thoughtfulness! I could go on and on about the food and Kenny but you’ll have to check it out for yourselves! It’s incredible!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 1, 2021 via mobile

Excellent fried shrimps and oysters. Delicious red rice with sausage andfried orka. Wonderful friendly service. One of my favorite restaurants.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 24, 2021 via mobile

We were seated quickly, wonderful staff and food was delicious! Just found this place randomly while on an overnight visit with my son and they had everything we were looking for!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 5, 2021 via mobile

We got the grilled seafood $24 and the portions were moderate and it it was OK service was slow. We also got the collard's Mac and cheese grits and that was all OK

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 23, 2021 via mobile

Worth every penny! Kenny was our waiter and he was AWESOME! We were not disappointed in the food or atmosphere. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 21, 2021

Oysters were fresh and delicious! Our waitress, Rachel, was very helpful in helping us choose the different kinds.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 14, 2021

The Jonah claws were delicious and were in a special sauce that was out of this world. The snow crabs were delicious as well. They only downside was that we had to wait a while before someone came to take our order. Then he forgot...the claws but brought them right away.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 9, 2021

We waited just a short while after giving our name. Ordered the Low Country Shrimp Boil...outstanding. My husband had the fried flounder and said it was also very delicious. Friendly service too.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 6, 2021 via mobile

I brought a friend that was visiting from Illinois and kept bringing him to places that use fresh seafood like Crab Shack. We got the crab/avocado dip and mushroom balls for apps. I got the fried flounder and he got the seafood platter with shrimp,...flounder and scallops. He ate everything and loved it. The waitress was very friendly and got all orders correct. Definitely recommend this location for great food.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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hjr, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2021

Thank you very much for your business & your kind words. It is good to know that everyone was doing their job. I will share this wiht the Team. Best Wishes, Steven Jones, Owner

Reviewed March 21, 2021 via mobile

I just couldn’t go to Charleston without having some seafood! If it’s from the sea, it’s for me! One of my favorite sayings. So I have lots of experience in seafood shops. That being said, the Captains platter at The Crab Shack ticked off almost...every box for me! With 2 flounder fillets that were lightly breaded, flaky and delicious, plus oysters that were cooked to perfection it didn’t disappoint! There were plenty of clam strips that were tender and delicious. And, the local shrimp really held their own against some of the tenderest ones I’ve ever enjoyed. Large, moist and breaded to perfection! But the thing that really surprised me was the red rice and collards. I know they are local favorites, but man they hit the spot. You’d better be hungry to take on this platter! We started our meal with crab balls and hush puppies. The honey butter with the hush puppies really went well. And the crab balls were great on their own! They served a tasty sauce with them that my wife really liked, but I just enjoyed that delicious crab filling all on its own. If your ever in Charleston, this is a definite go to place for seafood! And very reasonably priced too!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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hjr, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2021

Thank you for your business and your very kind words! Great sadvertising! We look forward to serving you again! Best Wishes, Steven Jones, Owner

Reviewed February 11, 2021

We are local to the area and this is always our seafood go to! The food is great, prices reasonable and always excellent service. The last time we ate here, Alicia was our server (she was new to us) and again, delivered excellent service just...like the others.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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hjr, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit and your kind words. I am very happy that you found us. I will let Alicia & the Kitchen Team know the did a great job. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best Wishes, Steven Jones,...More

Reviewed February 1, 2021 via mobile

Just in the area on some errands and saw this place, it looked inviting and we checked the menu. Everything looked good so we chose to eat here, Jeff was working the dining area and was very helpful. The special of the day was chicken...and shrimp Cajun pasta.....excellent! We had a hushpuppies as an appetizer and highly recommend this place!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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hjr, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit and your kind words. I am very happy that you found us. I will let Jeff & the Kitchen Team know the did a great job. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best Wishes, Steven Jones,...More

Reviewed January 27, 2021

Great atmosphere and food. Service was amazing. We had flounder and shrimp. Perfectly fried. Cant wait to go back.

Date of visit: November 2020
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hjr, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2021

Thank you so much for your visit and your kind words. We look forward to serving you again soon! Happy New Year! Steven Jones, Owner

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If you are a member of our Local Loyalty Program, one of the benefits is $15 off your birthday meal. Just come in and give your name and phone number to your server, and she'll look it us. Thanks!
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Yes it is much better than Joes crabshack and the servers were really helpful.
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The Crab Shack is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4