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“A staple on Folly”

Folly Beach Crab Shack
Ranked #2 of 36 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
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!
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Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A staple on Folly”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Right on Center Street is one of Folly's most famous restaurants.
It is a great hangout for the entire family, with peanuts to grab for free, a toy chest for the kids and a great mainly (fried) seafood menu.
Try the fried green tomatoes. The crab shack truly has great for lobster tail or crab clusters.
Service is friendly and a good selection of beers on tap.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank cbroo
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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
So glad that you enjoyed your time at the Crab Shack. I am proud of our staff & the seafood that we serve. Next time your on folly, let us know, I would love to meet you in person. Thanks again, Ron Hill
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Kailua, Hawaii
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“It's FUN!”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Frequently they have live music, great for kids they have a little toy chest of cheap trinkets that kids love to rummage through, food is good...buckets of crab legs, sausage, potatoes and corn are great. Fried fish gobbled up by my 5 year old every time! (if they don't have it on the menu they will try to accommodate, like the kids' portion of fried fish, or the lunch tacos served at dinner time.) super nice people, very rustic, wear your sandals and shorts.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Steven G
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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Steven, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience, We love serving our guests and am proud that we have your children's approval. I will pass along your kind words to all our team members and we hope to see you & your family on your next visit. Sincerely, Ron Hill
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A required visit...or three”
Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

Folly Beach is my favorite vacation spot, and no visit is complete without a trip or three to the crab shack. The food is always great, the staff is always friendly, and I always eat too much! I live in Estonia, but I will be heading back home to SC in a couple weeks and you can be a visit is already in the works!

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Thank Noostie0831
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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Thanks for your kind words. I will pass them along to our team members. Let us know when you are going to be back on folly, I would love see you on your next visit. You can reach me at 843-437-2546. Ron Hill
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Flat rock, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

A friend of mine recommended this restaurant so we thought we would give it a try. I ordered a crab dip appetizer for $8. Our waitress brought out a plastic saucer of something the size of an ice cream scoop and a few captain's wafers. I thought it may have been a complimentary appetizer but realized it was the crab dip. Then we ordered a seafood bucket for $18. The waitress said it was enough for one person and she was right. I thought the food was overpriced. Their food may be great but I was not willing to pay over $50 to find. out. I thought going to a seafood restaurant on the coast would not be so expensive. I was not willing to pay their prices.

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Joseph C
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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit. We strive to exceed all our guests expectations and I feel as though we let you down. I assure you I will personally address all issues you mentioned & check on the portion you received on the Crab dip. As you know, Crab legs have gone way up in the past year. I apologize and wanted to reach out to you personally. Please feel free to call me at 843-437-2546. I would love the opportunity to make things right. We all work way to hard for our money & we have always had a 100% money back policy for our guests. sencerely, Ron Hill
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Solon, Iowa
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“Get the bucket!”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Order a bucket of seafood and leave satisfied! Oysters, shrimp, crab, potato, sausage served up in perfect fashion!
The wait staff was superb!

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Jay M
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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Jay, Thanks for letting us know about your visit. The Buckets give our guests a little bit of everything. I am glad that you enjoyed the seafood & I will let our team members know that you also loved the service. Hope to see you on your next visit. Ron & Staff
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