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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, 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 6 days ago via mobile

Good seafood at a reasonable price. Masking enforced. Great drinks. Casual. January so easy to get in. No crowds.

Date of visit: January 2021
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LCH076, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you! We are proud of our seafood as well as our service. WE hope to be able to serve you again soon! Ron Hill, owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food. Good value. Great waitstaff. Nice vibe. I'm sure this place really hops during the tourist season pre/post pandemic.

Date of visit: January 2021
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LCH076, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Gregory, Thank you so much for all your kind words. I have shared your review with all my team members as they all share my passion & servants heart. We hope to serve you again on your next visit to paradise. Sincerely, Ron Hill, owner

Reviewed December 15, 2020

Jason was awesome and helped a first time visitor get greats meals for the family. Food was amazing and quick

Date of visit: December 2020
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LCH076, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! Jason is amazing! I am glad that everyone enjoyed everything so much! We hope to serve you again soon! Ron Hill, owner

Reviewed November 30, 2020

Visiting the area from Texas, we needed a fresh shrimp fix. This place place delivered that and even more! The crab artichoke dip and the steamy shrimp hit the spot after a cold windy beach walk. The atmosphere is warm and the service is Carolina...friendly!! Highly recommend!! We will be back next visit for a big seafood dinner and local beer.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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LCH076, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your visit! It was a pleasure meeting you and your wife. I am glad that ya'll enjoyed everything so much! We hope to see you again on your next visit to paradise....More

Reviewed November 16, 2020

I am a local and eat at all the restaurants on the island frequently. The Crab Shack is one of my favorites. Great atmosphere and they have responded to the Covid guidelines nicely. Their food is very consistent, moderately priced, with nice size portions.

Date of visit: October 2020
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LCH076, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dave, Thank you for your kind words! We love our locals and visitors to this beautiful Island. We are proud to serve our guests for the past 21 years! We hope to serve you again soon! Ron Hill, owner

Reviewed October 30, 2020 via mobile

I had the best experience at crab shack from beginning to end! Eric was the host, the people in line infront of us were SO rude, and Eric handled it with such grace. They were on a wait so he directed us into the raw...bar, where we met Rebecca. Another amazing employee at the Crab Shack, she made me a crippled crab and my husband a crabby monkey and they were the best drinks we’ve had in a long time. After a brief wait, we were seated and our server was Rozanna. What a rockstar, probably the best service we had on our whole vacation. She was funny, sweet, answered all of our questions, and was so attentive, even with a full restaurant. I hope she is still there on our next trip to Folly Beach, we will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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LCH076, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2020

Thank you so much! I will share your kind words with all my team members as they all share my passion on serving our guests like family & friends. We hope to be able to serve you again soon! Ron Hill, owner

Reviewed October 29, 2020 via mobile

We just left from here celebrating our 15th anniversary and my first time ever at the beach. We are staying at the tides hotel and the crab shack is just a 4-5min walk. Great friendly atmosphere. Ron has a great crew there. I got the...crab leg bucket with corn and potatoes, best crab legs I've ever eaten. The wife had the crab cakes, greens and red beans and rice. She said best crab cakes and the greens were also the best. Highly recommended and WE will be back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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LCH076, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2020

Ron, Thank you for choosing us to help celebrate your 15 wedding Anniversary! I am blessed with an amazing team that is nothing short of amazing! They all share serving hearts. We hope to serve you again on your next visit to paradise. Sincerely, Ron...More

Reviewed October 29, 2020

I went to the crab shack on folly beach the other day. All previous experiences were awful until my experience with Rosanna. She was attentive and respectful and would 100% have her be my server again!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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LCH076, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2020

Travis, Thank you so much! Rosanna is the best! I assure you I will share your review with her as well as all my team. Ask for Rosanna the next time you are in in and I'm sure she would be delighted to serve you!...More

Reviewed October 29, 2020

Staff is helpful and pleasant. Our waitress Danielle was not only helpful with suggestions but she funny too! Had us laughing throughout the meal. Will definitely go back!

Date of visit: October 2020
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LCH076, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2020

Thank you! Danielle is amazing and has the serving heart that every restaurant owner is looking for. She and all my team share my passion on serving our guests. Hope to see you again on your next trip to paradise. Sincerely, Ron Hill, owner

Reviewed October 29, 2020

Rozanna was the best server we’ve ever had! Funny and made our experience memorable! We will be back for sure!

Date of visit: October 2020
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LCH076, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words. I will also share with Rozanna & all my team. We hope to serve you again soon! Ron Hill, owner

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N G H
December 9, 2019|
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Response from LCH076 | Property representative |
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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aym864
December 9, 2019|
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Response from 324melaniep | Reviewed this property |
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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