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“Yum!”

The Folly Beach Crab Shack
Ranked #8 of 39 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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed October 16, 2017

This restaurant seemed to be busy during our entire stay but we didn't have to wait too long even for our group of 6. The bucket of crab legs & shrimp was really good & definitely plenty of food for two. The shrimp that came with the crab cake was very good but the crab cake wasn't as good as hoped. The she crab soup was very good as well. The service was very good considering how busy it was. If you are in the mood for seafood this is a good choice with plenty of options.

Thank Cindy W
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LCH076, Owner at The Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Cindy, Thank you! I am glad that ya'll enjoyed everything so much! I assure you I have already addressed the crab cake with my amazing Chef. We normally get raving reviews on our crab cakes. Thanks again and we hope to be able to serve you again soon! Ron Hill, owner

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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

My family ate are here recently because we love seafood. The staff was super friendly. We had a waitress named Danielle who really made it a great overall experience. Also being right off the beach is nice. We loved the cocktail area being able to listen to live music and enjoy the weather. We got the crabs and oysters. My husband really enjoyed his crab legs although my oysters could have been cleaned a little better. However, Danielle made sure to clean the oysters a little extra for him. Over all it was a good experience.

Thank Haley G
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LCH076, Owner at The Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Thank you for letting me know about your visit. I have already addressed the oysters with my Chef and my team members. I am glad that Danielle took such great care of the oysters. That is our culture, we always will correct any item at anytime to make sure we exceed our guests expectations. We are all about serving our guests. Thanks again and we hope to be able to serve you & your husband again soon! Ron & Staff

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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Went with wife and three other couples. Everyone was delighted with the superior quality of seafood and the portions were huge! My trio platter had large fried shrimp, fried oysters and fried flounder. All were cooked to perfection! A "must stop" visit on Folly Beach!

Thank JungleJym55
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LCH076, Owner at The Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Thank you so much! I will share your kind words with all my amazing Chef & all my team members. They all share my passion! Thanks again and we hope to be able to serve you again soon! Ron & Staff

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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

This is my 10 year anniversary of my move​ South from NH, when I was looking for a place to live on Folly Beach I was using the Crabshack as an Office my laptop out and checking on Craiglist several times a day ,
The Crew was always Friendly to both me and Snowball, my Dog at the Time
I settled in and after a while I became a regular always sitting at the outside Bar
I expressed to Ron Hill ,The Owner, that sometimes i felt kinda guilty hanging out and sometimes only just drinking Iced Tea .
Ron said not to ever worry that I was like Family.
Being Disabled is hard in these times but the crew at the Crabshack has always been the Best ...
Thank You for all the Great Times and Memories , Ron You Are Blessed ...

MW & Altoid , my Current Dog

Thank Mark W
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LCH076, Owner at The Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Mark, Thank you for all your kind words! You are like family! It is in our culture to always make our guests feel llike family & friends. See you again on your next visit. Sincerely, Ron Hill & Staff

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Perhaps we ordered the wrong items, but I found the crab cake to be a tad too salty and the she-crab soup to be really oily. However, we loved the atmosphere and our friendly waitress, but were just underwhelmed by our food. Will try again another time, since other diners loved their meals! I also loved that there was a treasure chest for the kiddos to pick out their own goodies to play with while eating and a Bloody Mary bar (I was driving so I had to skip that, unfortunately.) Plus the blasting AC was refreshing on a super hot day.

Thank Lorraine S
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LCH076, Owner at The Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

I am sorry to hear about your visit. I know we are better than what you experienced. I only wish people would say anything to anyone. Our Culture is to exceed our guests expectations. We would have more than corrected any issues you may have had. Too many people never give a restaurant a chance to correct mistakes. They just go straight to review sites. Again, I am sorry to hear about your experience. As you can see by all our other reviews, we normally exceed our guests expectations. Please feel free to call my personal cell, I would love the opportunity to make things right. Sincerely Ron Hill, owner 843-437-2546

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