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“Cool Spot”

Folly Beach Crab Shack
Ranked #2 of 35 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, 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!
Charlotte, North Carolina
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255 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Cool Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

Stopped here for a snack on our way out of town. I had noticed a few hours earlier that the covered outdoor seating area was really crowded at lunch time. We had some steamed shrimp and crab legs. Both were good. We had a few fruity cocktails. They were too sweet for me but I know many people would like that type of drink on a beach vacation. The server was friendly and attentive. Just a cool beachy place. Overall a good experience.

  • Visited January 2013
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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time and giving us a reveiw. We have always wanted to be a beachy litte place where you could relax and enjoy some great seafood. Next time try our margarita, it's my favorite over the tropical drinks. Let us know when you are on Folly. Would love to meet you in person. Thanks again for your kind words. Ron Hill
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Not so Good”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

We used to make this part of our trip here every time we came to Folly Beach. Now not so much. The last couple of times we felt like the food had slipped. I think it just wasn't as fresh or clean as it used to be. It has a great atmosphere outside and is fun to be at but the food isn't the draw. Cheap beer and fun might be though.

Visited April 2012
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Rwalterh, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thank you for your review, while almost all of our reviews are great, we also want to know when things are not up to our standards. With that said, I feel as though we have fallen short. I promise that I will personally look into all issues. I would also love the opportuinty to make things right. I know you have enjoyed the Crab Shack in the past and you know that we are better than what you experienced. I would love for you to give me a call on my cell number and give me an opportunity to make things right. (843) 437-2546. Thanks again for your review. Sincerely, Ron Hill
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Lakeside, Ohio
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“Sinfully Rich!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised by all aspects of our visit tonight. The restaurant's name is the essence of truth in advertising. The ambiance is sandy casual and you cannot help having fun. Best of all was the food. The she crab soup, shrimp and grits and the crab and shrimp pot pie were excellent, with very fresh seafood and a sinfully rich. Don't miss the key lime pie. All for an extremely reasonable price.

  • Visited January 2013
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Rwalterh, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words! The She Crab soup is awesome & I am glad that you enjoyed some of our signature dishes. I will pass along your comments to our team members. We love to serve our guests & are glad that you enjoyed everything. Please let us know the next time you are in. Sincerely, Ron Hill
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Statesville,NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“just ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Arrived at folly beach and vistited trip advisor for guidance as to restauarants within walking distance.Choose crab shack based of comments and menu with modest expectations and just hoping to have a decent average meal. Wait was typical, service was average. I ordered large portion fried oysters they were cold and honestly not that great. Very bland. My wife ordered fried shrimp which she didnt eat all of them. Not because they were not good but because she is a lite eater. I finished them, and they were pretty good. Service was not all that good either. My tempered expections were not meet. Not an awful meal but less than average.

Visited January 2013
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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thank you for your review. I always want to know about our guests experiences, both good & bad. I promise you I will address all issues. I would also like the opportunity to show you and your wife that we are better than the food & service you received. With that said, I would love to talk to you and make things right. My cell number is 843-437-2546. Again, I am sorry to hear about your experience and look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Ron Hill
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Louisa, Virginia
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“Dinner at the Shack”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Jan. 6, 2013 had early dinner with friends and it was just wonderful. The fried Oysters were the best I have had in years. My wife had the fried shrimp and they were wonderful. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was what you would expect at a beach environment. The Key Lime pie was a little tart but after the initial shock it was great! Would recommend and if in the area will go back.

  • Visited January 2013
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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very proud of our seafood & we believe that lightly fried is the best way to fry oysters and shrimp. Thanks for letting us serve you and your guests and wehope to see ya'll again soon. Sincerely, Ron Hill
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