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The Crab Shack

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Menu

SHACKETIZERS
Pricing and availability for all items are subject to change.
10.99
Buffalo Shrimp or Oysters
panko fried, Buffalo sauce
9.99
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
7.99
Shack's Crab Dip
chilled with crackers
7.99
Fried Green Tomatoes
10.99
Crab Balls
with Remoulade
9.99
Crispy Fried Calamari
11.99
Lowcountry Shrimp Cake
with Dijon Lime sauce
4.99
Hushpuppy Basket
with honey butter
10.99
Hot Crab & Artichoke Dip
10.99
Mussels Scampi
garlic, scallion & tomato butter with garlic toast
SOUPS & SALADS
Dressings: Key Lime Vinaigrette, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Tomato Basil, Caesar, Ranch, Bleu Cheese and Honey Mustard Dressings. Pricing and availability for all items are subject to change.
5.99
Cup of She Crab Soup
Bowl - $6.99
5.99
With cup of soup 9.99
Shack's House Salad
Fresh greens tossed with tomatoes, red onions, mixed cheese and croutons.
16.99
Shacks Signature Crab & Avocado Salad
Lump crabmeat, red onions, cucumbers, avocado, tomatoes and cheddar cheese atop fresh garden greens.
13.99
Grilled Shrimp & Feta Salad
Heirloom tomatoes, feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette
10.99
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Tossed romaine, Parmesan, and crutons.
OMG SANDWICHES
All served with French Fries. Add Bacon for $1.50
10.99
BBQ Pork Sandwich
10.99
Shack's Cheeseburger
9.99
Flounder Crunch Sandwich
8.99
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
12.99
Lowcountry Shrimp Burger
13.99
“Double D” BBQ Shrimp and Crab Sandwich
BBQ deviled crab and fried creek shrimp, topped with scallions, bacon, fried onion strings and coleslaw
SHACKS SPECIALITIES
All served with choice of two sides except noted*
18.99
Crab Stuffed Flounder
Seared flounder stuffed with blue crab and topped with sherry cream sauce
18.99
Shrimp & Crab Casserole
Homemade pie stuffed with shrimp, blue crab, cheese and tomatoes
19.99
Carolina Crab Cakes
Fresh made cakes loaded with blue crab
27.99
Crab Duo
Fresh made crab cake with Remy lace and a large cluster of snow crab legs.
19.99
*Shrimp Scampi
Garlic, scallions and tomato butter over red rice
19.99
Lowcountry Shrimp Cakes
with Dijon Lime sauce
19.99
Fried Shrimp & Crab Cake Combo
Large, crispy fried shrimp with our famous crab cake
19.99
Shrimp and Grits*
Shrimp in Tasso gravy with bacon and cheddar cheese over stone ground grits
Half Rack 13.99
Half Rack with Grilled BBQ Shrimp 18.99
Full Rack 21.99
BBQ St. Louis Ribs
Served with rice and corn
SHACKS RAW BAR
Pricing and availability for all items are subject to change.
17.99
Barents Sea Snow Crab Cluster
13.99
2/3 Pound Peel & Eat Shrimp
8.99
*1/2 Dozen Oysters on the Half Shell
One dozen oysters
18.99
Steamed Oyster Bucket
FRIED SEAFOOD
Served with red rice and corn on the cob
21.99
Fried Scallops & Shrimp
16.99
Fried Flounder
19.99
Crispy Fried Shrimp
20.99
Fried Oysters
19.99
Crispy Fried Shrimp & Flounder
23.99
Classic Charleston Trio
A tempting combination of fried flounder, shrimp and oysters
24.99
Captains Platter
Fried flounder, shrimp, oysters and clam strips.
GRILLED SEAFOOD
served with New Potatoes and Garden Fresh Vegetables
19.99
Grilled Shrimp
21.99
Grilled Scallops & Shrimp
Fresh Grilled Catch
We purchase our East Coast fish daily to insure the best quality and value for our guests. Your server will be pleased to share a complete explanation of the chef's daily preparation. Market
23.99
Grilled Seafood Platter
Grilled shrimp, scallops and tilapia
STEAMED SEAFOOD TRAYS
All trays are served with steamed and seasoned new potatoes & corn. Add sausage to any tray for $3.99.
36.99
Charleston Steamed Seafood Tray
One Barents Sea snow crab cluster, 2/3 lb. large domestic shrimp& 1/2 dozen steamed oysters
33.99
Snow Crab Legs
Two large steamed Barents Sea snow crab clusters
29.99
Snow Crab & Shrimp Tray
One Barents Sea snow crab cluster & 2/3 lb. large domestic shrimp
26.99
Carolina Steamer
Steamed Shrimp, Oysters & Mussels (10 of each)
19.99
Frogmore Stew Tray
2/3 lb. Large Domestic Shrimp with Sausage
43.99
Minor Cluster Shuck
2 steamed Barents Sea snow crab clusters & 12 steamed oysters
149.99
Major Cluster Shuck
8 Barents Sea snow crab clusters $ 3 dozen steamed select oysters
SIDES
Red Bliss Potatoes ~ Mixed Vegetables ~ Corn on the Cob ~ French Fries ~ Coleslaw ~ Red Rice ~ Smashed Potatoes ~ Collards~ Small Salad … $2.99 each
2.99
Red Bliss Potatoes
2.99
Mixed Vegetables
2.99
Corn on the Cobb
2.99
French Fries
2.99
Coleslaw
2.99
Red Rice
2.99
Smashed Potatoes
2.99
Collards
2.99
Small Salad
LUNCH MENU
Award Winning She Crab Soup ~ Cup $6.99 Sandwiches served with French Fries ~ add bacon for $1.50 Pricing and availability for all items are subject to change.
12.99
Crabby Charlie
Crab cake, bacon, fried green tomatoes & pimento cheese English Muffin
10.99
BBQ Pork Sandwich
10.99
Shack's Cheeseburger
9.99
Flounder Crunch Sandwich
8.99
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
9.99
Fish Tacos
Fresh mahi topped with lettuce, cheese and fire & ice salsa
13.99
"Double D" BBQ Shrimp and Crab
BBQ deviled crab and fried creek shrimp, on toasted bun, topped with scallions, bacon, fried onion strings and coleslaw
9.99
Southern Meatloaf
Served with mashed potatoes and gravy, collard greens and cornbread
9.99
Fried Pork Chop
Served with mashed potatoes and gravy, collard greens and cornbread
9.99
Country Fried Steak
Served with mashed potatoes and gravy, collard greens and cornbread
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in to have appetizers and drinks. This place has a great atmosphere and an upstairs patio as well. The calamari, hush puppies & crab/cheese mushroom appetizers were great!

Date of visit: August 2019
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321westa, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. I am happy to hear the Team took good care of you. Thank you for your business and we look forward to serving you soon. Best Wishes, Steven Jones, Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Happened upon this establishment by luck . We were out shopping & saw this restaurant while driving by . We decided to try it out for dinner . Upon entering the staff were quite friendly . Always a good start . Our server Nikki was...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank windrich
321westa, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. Alos, thank you for your business and we look forward to serving you during your next visit to Charleston. Best Wishes, Steven Jones, Owner

Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

Went at 7:30 on a Saturday night and it was about a half hour wait so we decided to eat at the bar. The bartender was great! She suggested the Shrimp and Grits and it was awesome. Very friendly staff and great food.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 737DW
321westa, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words and your business. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best Wishes, Steven Jones, Owner

Reviewed July 29, 2019

Visiting the area, wanted to check out a kitschy seafood restaurant without the tourist crowds. Nailed the seafood shack vibe, but in strip mall sort of way (considering the location- that makes sense. Service was prompt and courteous. Food: The crab artichoke dip was rich...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank MistyO21
321westa, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

I am sorry we did not meet all of your expectations. Thank you for the review...we will continue to strive to make everyone's experience what they deserve. I will be sharing this with the other Managers and the the Kitchen staff to ensure everyone knows...More

Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

Definitely nothing special about this place. We’re not seafood connoisseurs by any means and I’m not necessarily saying the food was bad. I guess we just expected something better than we could get in Oklahoma when coming to the coast where so much fresh seafood...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank shawnam99
321westa, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2019

Uninspired is definitely not the feeling we want our guest to leave with. I am happy your enjoyed your food. Dinners should be brought out at the same time and we are always happy to correct our errors, never be shy about letting us know...More

Reviewed July 17, 2019

We loved our meal at the West Ashley Crab Shack! If you're visiting Charleston and you've lost your patience with the crowds, this place is for you. This was our favorite meal in Charleston. We loved the tables with the buckets in the middle for...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank ouraqtlcr
321westa, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2019

Thank you for your kind review and your business. We look forward to serving you again during your next visit to Charleston! Best Wishes, Steven Jones, Owner

Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

I tried the crab soup and is really good. The place is lovely, a piece of sea in a restaurant. Worthy for a quick break!!!!

Date of visit: July 2019
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321westa, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2019

Thank you for the review and your business, very kind words!. We hope to see you soon! Best Wishes, Steven Jones, Owner

Reviewed June 25, 2019

We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary and were not disapointed. It looks like an old sea shack as you pull up to park. We sat near the bar and enjoyed the service from Mathew. We have the artichoke crab dip and the she crab...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Frank R
321westa, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2019

Happy Anniversary!! Thank you for the kind words and your business. I will share this with Matt & the Team. We hope to see you soon! Best Wishes, Steven Jones, Owner

Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

I love this place. Liked it so much, I went back three evenings in a row. Plenty to choose from on the menu. The hot seafood dip and hushpuppies are delicious. Love the crab soup. Kiley was my server all three nights. Very professional, attentive...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 502bethm
Steven J, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2019

Thank you for the review and your business, ..OUR NEW LOYALTY GUEST! :) We hope to see you soon! Best Wishes, Steven Jones, Owner

Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

We went here for dinner as we were looking for some good, fresh seafood. We were not disappointed! It was so yummy! We had the grilled fresh catch(salmon), grilled shrimp, scallops and tilapia, crab duo and the ribs with bbq shrimp. It was all so...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank KellyS9
Steven J, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2019

Thank you for the review and your business. Thank you for spreading the good word! We hope to see you soon! Best Wishes, Steven Jones, Owner

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Yes it is much better than Joes crabshack and the servers were really helpful.
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