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Southern Living magazine named the Charleston Crab Shack "One of the ten best seafood spots in South Carolina." With overflowing buckets of fresh seafood, great BBQ, daily specials and a rockin' happy hour, it's a good old elbows-on-the-table family feast. Kids eat free on Sunday. Join their Local Loyalty program for all kinds of rewards. Three Crab Shacks locations: Folly Beach, West Ashley and Coosaw Creek. Served by locals, eaten by locals.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Never again. Ordered Hot crab and artichoke dip and the hush puppies as our appetizers. The dip was 95% cream cheese; we tasted no crab or artichoke. The hush puppies were way over cooked but tasted okay. I ordered the fried flounder (not bad but...not great) and shrimp (pretty good) platter with grits (no salt or other seasoning AT ALL) and salad with Thousand Island (too tangy). My husband ordered the Calabash Seafood Basket with fried flounder, shrimp, and clam strips with slaw (good) and fries (battered and good). His experience was the same with the flounder and shrimp. Expensive lesson learned. ☹️More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Really enjoyed the She Crab Soup and Crab Legs. Hope to go back again soon! Hope to get in the winnings of a gift card!

Date of visit: June 2020
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hjr, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

Reviewed December 11, 2020 via mobile

We are local to the area and this was a our favorite seafood restaurant in the area! Food is cooked to perfection snd portions are generous! The cold crab dip is delicious. I highly recommend eating here! Service is usually great but Kelsey was outstanding!

Date of visit: November 2020
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hjr, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2020

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

Reviewed December 5, 2020

We had the steam oysters for our appetizer and they were cooked to perfection! Our entrees were just as good. The Charleston steam bucket had a lot of seafood that I had to take half of it home with me. My husband loves their fried...oysters dinner! Service was impeccable!! Great place to eat!! We love it there!! Danielle was our server. She was wonderful!!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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hjr, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2020

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

Reviewed November 8, 2020 via mobile

My mom and I stopped for lunch around 1130 on a Saturday. It was jot busy at all and we were seated immediately. Our servers were prompt and attentive the whole visit. We got the crab balls appetizer and as always they are fantastic! Especially...with the dip they come up. We each got the flounder basket meal, mine with fries and hers with mashed potatoes and gravy. We both ate everything. No complaints at all. The flounder was fresh and well prepared. My fries were seasoned and tasted great as well. I always recommend The Crab Shak here or on Folly. Great food!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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321westa, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2020

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

Reviewed November 2, 2020 via mobile

Great food great service definitely eat here again. Crab cakes awesome very little filler. Chocolate cake to go!!!

Date of visit: November 2020
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321westa, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2020

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

Reviewed August 15, 2020

Very clean and delicious seafood. We ate here with a family of 4 while visiting Charleston and really enjoyed the ambiance and hospitality. The crab balls are to die for and I loved the oysters.

Date of visit: August 2020
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321westa, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2020

Thank you for your kind words and your business. We look forward to serving you again, the next time you are in Charleston. Safe travels! Best Wishes, Steven Jones, Owner

Reviewed July 26, 2020 via mobile

The food was really good until my wife found a hair in her crab cake. If not for that, would be a five star review, but we lost our appetite after her discovery.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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321westa, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2020

I am very sorry for the experience you had. I hope my manager was their to address the issue and make things right for you at that time. All of our peole in the kitchen have hair nets or hats on, but we will look...More

Reviewed June 15, 2020

Great food at a good price. My wife and I were in Charleston for our 1st year wedding anniversary and eating at the Crab Shack was a great night.

Date of visit: June 2020
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321westa, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2020

Thank you for your support and kind words. Cogratulations on your 1 year anniversary! We look forward to serving you again soon. Best Wishes, Steven Jones, Owner

Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

First Time Here...Will NOT Be The Last !!!! Wow !!! Great experience from start to finish. Our crew came in for Friday lunch. Warm welcome and EXCELLENT service from Jeff. Ordered multiple items and were very pleased with everything we ate.

Date of visit: March 2020
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321westa, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2020

So glad to hear that youhad a great experience. I will let Jeff & the Team know about this. Hope to see you again soon. Thank you for your business. Best Wishes, Steven Jones, Owner

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Diane T
September 30, 2019|
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Response from Coosaw C | Property representative |
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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JoshJarnigan
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Response from anotherloulou | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is much better than Joes crabshack and the servers were really helpful.
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