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Charleston Crab House-James Island

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145 Wappoo Creek Dr, Charleston, SC 29412-2119
+1 843-795-1963
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Myrtle Beach, SC
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199 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were promptly seated by the window with a great view of the Intracoastal Waterway. Blackened grouper sandwich was excellent. Captain's Platter, shrimp oysters and flounder prepared very well. Service was very good and courteous.

Thank michael43
Cincinnati, Ohio
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89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Family holiday trip. Always look forward to their She Crab soup. I've had the soup in other places throughout Charleston but the best is here. Found another favorite during this visit, the hush puppies were so good. The four of us all tried something different. The Grilled Seafood Trio was very good. They do have a small dock for those... More 

Thank redd9063
Indianapolis, Indiana
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and some of our family stopped in for lunch. We were quickly seated and our waitress took our drink/food order within minutes. The food was delicious and the drinks were ice-cold. I had the Market Street Steampot which had Alaskan Snow Crab, Lobster Tail, King Crab, Corn and Potatoes. We will definitely visit Charleston Crab House again when... More 

Thank Andrew W
Mauldin, South Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our first time here and we were very pleased with the choice of food items and, in particular, the friendly, attentive, and efficient service of Beth, our waitress. We never felt rushed or forgotten and enjoyed eating outside and watching the draw bridge and boats come in.

Thank debrabarnett
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This wasn't my first time here, nor was it the 2nd. It might have been the 4th. I keep returning because it's really good. I'm not a fish or seafood lover but everyone else in my party is. They weren't disappointed. Shrimp, crab legs and and hamburger were all delicious.

Thank Melanie M
Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a casual waterfront dining spot, and decided to stop in for our dinner. We ordered a steamer pot (to split between my husband and myself), and it was served in a relatively short amount of time. The contents were drenched in a buttery sauce which turned a great, healthy steamed seafood choice into a terrible dietary... More 

Thank SaraG2012
Chattanooga, TN
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104 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were six of us in our party and we ordered hush puppies for an appetizer. There were 8 in each basket and the first one I broke open was gooey inside (the others were fine but the gooey one kind of turned me off). I ordered shrimp and grits while one ordered grilled salmon, the other two couples split... More 

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had always made this our first stop for sea-food and had always been served a good meal. BUT NOT THIS TIME. The she-crab soup was just anything but hot, not even warm and the crab cakes were about the worst we have ever had. VERY DISAPPOINTED!

Thank Robin009
Mkt_ManagerCHS, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Crab House-James Island, responded to this review

Good afternoon, We are very sorry to hear about our experience. Do you mind emailing me at marketing@charlestoncrabhouse.com so I can further look into your experience? Thank you, Beth LaLone Brand Manager More 

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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend wanted to have seafood and would love a water view. I knew just the place I visited here in September 2016 and enjoyed the food and the view. This visit we sat outside on the deck. We sat close enough to the docks that we could see the fishermen cleaning their catch. Oh yea. The food. Great! I... More 

Thank Sheila P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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178 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting the Angel Tree on James Island, we were hungry and saw this restaurant on our way back. Food is good...not great...but good. I had shrimp and grits and my husband had soft shell crabs. Pleasant server.

Thank basketlady88
Mkt_ManagerCHS, Guest Relations Manager at Charleston Crab House-James Island, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you for your review. Do you mind emailing me at marketing@charlestoncrabhouse.com so I can look further into your experience and how we can improve for next time? Thank you, Beth LaLone Brand Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Wappoo Creek Dr, Charleston, SC 29412-2119
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > James Island
  • Neighbourhood: James Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-795-1963
Water front dining ---"Southern seafood and a Darn Good Time".

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