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The Crab Shack

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Southern Living Magazine named the Charleston Crab Shack "One of the 10 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. 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.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Beach
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great lunch in the awesome beach town of Folly Beach! @the_crab_shack didn’t disappoint. Fresh seafood is the best!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Rwalterh, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review review! I will pass along all your kind words to my Chef as well as all my team members. They all share my passion on exceeding our guests' expectations. We hope to be able to serve you again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last weekend and enjoyed the food, parking was a bit of a challenge for busy summer month but we managed. Moat of the island was walkable we just didn't know before hand. The food was excellent. Friendly staff.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Rwalterh, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to let me know about your visit. I am glad that you enjoyed everything so much! I will pass along your kind words to all my team members as they all share my passion on serving the very best...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, great atmosphere (live music), and friendly staff. Would recommend sitting outside. Wait was only about 20 minutes even at its busiest pointMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Rwalterh, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thomas, Thank you for taking the time to let me know about your visit and the 5 Star review! We are a laid-back Island restaurant that loves to serve up some awesome seafood & drinks after a day at the beach. I am blessed with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do yourself a favor and get the crab legs seafood bucket. The food here was delicious, the service was great, the drinks were great, the wait was minimal. Add it to your list of places to eat at and you'll thank me later. Check out...our blog!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Rwalterh, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for all your kind words. I will pass along your 5 Star review to my Amazing Chef and all my team members. They all share my passion on serving the very best seafood, drinks & service. We hope to be able...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to this location, and it did not disappoint. Great seafood, great sides, and great service! Definitely recommend!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Rwalterh, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Rosie, Thank you so much for the 5 Star review! I will pass along all your kind words to my Chef as well as all my team members. They all share my passion on exceeding our guests' expectations. We hope to be able to serve...More

Reviewed July 8, 2022 via mobile

Great seafood, great atmosphere, great service! Family friendly restaurant with a great menu of seafood favorites, just a short walk from the beach. My wife and I, as well as our family had a fantastic experience while dining here. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Rwalterh, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Danial, Thank you for all your kind words and the 5 Star review. Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know about your visit. We hope to be able to serve you again on your next trip to Folly Beach. Sincerely,...More

Reviewed July 5, 2022 via mobile

Had such a wonderful experience. Eric was our server with good suggestions and a great personality! Definitely would recommend this place. Great food, good people & wonderful atmosphere.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Rwalterh, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2022

Thank you so much for your kind words and the 5 Star review! Eric shares my passion on serving our guests and treating everyone like family. Thank you again for letting me know about your visit and we hope to be able to serve you...More

Reviewed July 5, 2022

So for starters our server was amazing his name was Eric, he was just the sweetest and he made sure all of our needs were met and MORE! I had gotten the fried shrimp and flounder with red rice and greens(it was my first time...trying flounder) and it was out of this world! If you really want a taste of the ocean this is the place.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Rwalterh, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know about your visit! Thank you for your kind words and yes, Eric is amazing! He shares my passion on serving our guests the very best in seafood & service. We hope to be...More

Reviewed July 5, 2022 via mobile

This is probably one of the best places I have ever ate at!!! A perfect place to go on vacation you can’t go wrong with this place! This has also been the best customer service I’ve ever received , our waiters name was Eric and...he is the sweetest most kind person who has ever served me . The owner is the most respectful person too! I 100% recommend this place best service and cook out there!!! DEFINITELY WORTH IT!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Rwalterh, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Megan, Thank you for your 5 Star review! Eric is an amazing team member as well as all my team members that share my passion on serving our guests like family & friends. It was a pleasure meeting ya'll and we hope to serve you...More

Reviewed July 4, 2022

I found out about The Crab Shack while researching potential eats on a recent trip to Folly Beach - and I'm so HAPPY I did! They have delicious, high-quality fresh seafood and The cherry on top was the staff - they were very helpful in...navigating us through the menu and helping us select the best dishes. Shoutout to our server, Nick, for being so awesome!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Rwalterh, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2022

Laurie, Thank you for choosing us over so many options on Folly Beach. Thank you for your 5 Star review and all your kind words. I will pass them along to all my amazing team members as well. We hope to be able to serve...More

Reviewed July 3, 2022 via mobile

Family of 5 looking for crab and shrimp! Long day on the beach with our 16, 23 and 25 yr old sons. We are property owners and have been here several times over the last 30 years. Food and drinks were great and did not...disappoint. Our server Kathleen was on top of us and brought another cocktail when they accidentally put whipped cream on one! Such a great local place. We will be there again this week before we have to head home! Crab Shack is back on our list!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Rwalterh, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2022

Thank you for all your kind words! Kathleen is an amazing team member and shares my passion on serving our guests the very best in food, drinks & service. We hope to serve you and your family again soon. Sincerely, Ron Hill, owner

Reviewed June 24, 2022

Spilt the Crab & Shrimp Bucket with my pops and it was a solid 11/10. They were a little busy, but service was still timely and friendly. For the first night of our vacation, stopping here was a good start.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Rwalterh, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2022

Craig, Thank you so much for the 5 Star review! I will pass along all your kind words to my Chef as well as all my team members. They all share my passion on exceeding our guests' expectations. We hope to be able to serve...More

Reviewed June 24, 2022 via mobile

We had the best experience here! Had the seafood platter. Comes with collard greens and red rice. So good! They brought our dog a bowl of ice water and cooked him some chicken with no seasoning. There are not many tables available if you bring...your dog. Just get there early like we did! Actually ate here twice during our short stay .More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Rwalterh, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2022

Sheri, Thank you for taking the time to let me know about your visit. I am glad that my team took such good care of you and your dog. I am blessed with an amazing team that loves to serve the very best seafood along...More

Reviewed June 21, 2022 via mobile

I looked at the menu online and wanted to order the seafood casserole. As soon as we were seated I hear the waiter telling another table that they haven’t made the seafood casserole in a long time. I thought maybe I had looked at an...old menu but no, it’s still listed on the current menu. Oh well, not a big deal. We order the crab balls as an appetizer and they were very good. Our frozen drinks were also good. The she crab soup was very gravy like. Not a fan. The waiter recommended the Charleston steamer bucket. The crab legs were very small and just ok. The shrimp were decent but not deveined, cocktail sauce was good. Oysters were over cooked. The corn was mushy and the potatoes were ok. The bathroom smelled like an outhouse and we saw a huge roach crawl out of the condiment tray on our table. Needless to say we will not be going back.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Rwalterh, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to let me know about your visit. I assure you that I have addressed the issues you mentioned. I have and always will have a 100% satisfaction policy. With that said, please call me on my personal cell. 843-437-2546....More

Reviewed June 16, 2022 via mobile

My family enjoyed an early dinner here. There was no wait and the staff was friendly. The food was fresh and delicious and it came out pretty quickly.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Rwalterh, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2022

Thank you so much for the 5 Star review! I will share your kind words with all my team members as they all share my passion son serving the very best seafood available. We hope to serve you again on your next visit to Folly...More

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N G H
December 9, 2019|
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Yes, we have ramp that get you through the front door and ton the out side deck. Along with a handicap bathroom. Just as for assistance.
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December 9, 2019|
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If I remember correctly, this venue is wheelchair accessible. There may be one step to overcome at the entrance way.
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I will offer you my personal cell , I reach out to ever review. Good or bad. Once again, my cell number is 843-437-2546, Ron Hill, owner
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Crab Shack

Yes, The Crab Shack offers takeout services.

Yes, The Crab Shack is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Crab Shack is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4