We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great shrimp, crab, clams.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Folly Beach Crab Shack

Folly Beach Crab Shack
Ranked #2 of 35 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Relaxed laid back Island Restaurant. Featuring Local Grilled, Steamed & Fried Seafood! Outside Dining & Raw Bar. Voted # 1 by Folly Beach Local's & Voted Best Seafood Spot, Southern Living Magazine,2012. Live Steel Drums every Thursday night! Relax, Slow down, It's Folly Beach!
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level Contributor
123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great shrimp, crab, clams.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2012

We stopped in at lunch on a Friday and had a couple of clusters of snow crab claws, which were sweet and not overcooked. Then we ordered the lunch special of "popcorn" shrimp and clam strips. The shrimp were the size of a quarter, lightly breaded and fried, sweet and tender. Clams were ditto, and there were a pile of them. Our non-seafood-fan friend enjoyed her burger. Great casual "shack" atmosphere. Owner stopped by to say hi. Love the bucket set into the center of the table to catch the shells. They have live music sometimes at night, I hear. I would definitely go again!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Careygirl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,057 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    542
    308
    133
    47
    27
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Couldn't have asked for better!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

The calamari was some of the best of the best! And each of us couldn't have asked for better food. My friends crabs came out a bit on the cold side. We alerted the server, and it was immediately corrected. Without our even asking, they threw in a free beer and a additional cluster of crab. Excellent food and excellent customer service!

Visited March 2012
Helpful?
Thank JulieTravels79
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review, April 4, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We love serving our guest! Seafood is what we do, and we love to hear back from our guest and let us know that the same passion we put into our menu is appreciated. Makes going to work worth all the effort. I will pass along your kind words to our team. Ron Hill
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Level Contributor
56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Splurge on seafood worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed my crab clusters and peel-and-eat shrimp. Made a bit of a mess, but it was on our last night on Folly Beach. Costly, but scrumptious! A true treat for a Midwesterner.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank wintertraveler7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A little pricey but good.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

We have had lunch and dinner at this location. The food is a little pricier but it's really good. The crap dip is awesome! Raw Oysters were just "meh". Everything else was great though!

Visited August 2011
Helpful?
Thank candace h
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review, March 28, 2012
We love our seafood & we always seek the highest quality, with that said, the market on seafood right now is pretty high as you can imagine with fuel costs. I will address any issues we may have with our oysters. I will pass along your praises to my chef & his team members. Thanks, Ron Hill
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
United States
Level Contributor
80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Terrific seafood, funky fun vibe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

Quintessential beach town seafood spot. Super casual, lots of outdoor/open-air seating, tables come equipped with a sunken bucket in the middle for discarding the "open-it-yourself" seafood.

The steamed seafood bucket rocks. Crab legs, oysters, shrimp, corn, potatoes, sausage ... YUM! Very fresh and done just right. I would definitely stick to this or some variation thereof. Other offerings looked less impressive.

Great bottle beer selection, AWESOME waitstaff. Hostess left a lot to be desired, but I'll give them a pass I guess.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank wahoobbk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Folly Beach Crab Shack also viewed

Folly Beach, Coastal South Carolina
Folly Beach, Coastal South Carolina
 
Folly Beach, Coastal South Carolina
Folly Beach, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Folly Beach Crab Shack? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing