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West Ashley Crab Shack

1901 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29407-4784
+1 843-763-4494
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (34 reviews)
“seafood” (60 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1901 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29407-4784
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Many repeat visits to this local chain with a nautical theme. Roasted peanuts in a barrel when you enter. Warm ambiance but a refresh is in order to keep this venue at the top of the seafood options in Charleston. Service was good but slightly...More

Thank Howard P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was truly great. The service was very slow. Go if you have the time. I felt line they had a new staff who were woefully untrained.

Thank Vicky H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here because it was convenient and out of the traffic of downtown, the service we had was excellent at our table, but the food is average at best. They should take the lobster mac and cheese off the menu, lobster was rubbery and...More

Thank southerngal61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my 2nd visit in 2 months. The Staff was great. The Oyster Shooters and Shecrab Soul are my favorites. The will accommodate special orders.

Thank Caprice B
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the atmosphere. Our server was ok. We did come in about 30 minutes before closing so I gave him slack. We ordered hush puppies for appetizer and I liked them though they were by no means the best I've had. My husband got...More

1  Thank Morgan Y
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Restaurant is in a strip mall. Small place that had a good variety of seafood. The bar took a while to get our drinks out and the place wasn't that crowded. We enjoyed our meal but were sitting next a very noisy family that made...More

Thank debed-ILLINOIS
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Big fans of seafood after living part-time on the Gulf coast for many years. Service was very good. Food was average with some good and some bad. Good: fried shrimp, collards, and roasted peanuts. Bad: fried flounder, mixed vegetables, and corn-on-the-cob. Fried flounder left the...More

Thank Shaconage
Reviewed 9 May 2017

West Ashley Crab Shack has a large room upstairs (no elevator) that accommodates about 30 people, perfect for a group. Hamilton was very helpful when arrangements were being made via the phone. Kylie was an impressive waitress as she kept everyone's drink orders straight and...More

Thank btowhee
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

The food was ok. It was more of a bar type atmosphere. The food was hot and arrived pretty quick. The staff is good and attentive. I ordered the BBQ shrimp and crab sandwich. I could tell the crab was fresh but we could tell...More

Thank teddypain12
Reviewed 26 April 2017

What a nice way to finish our first night in Charleston. We were looking for local flavor and we found it.The She Crab Soup was a great appetizer. The Double D sandwich with shrimp and crab which was invented here was exactly what I was...More

Thank TundraJayco
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do they have unfried seafood? I'm not a big fan of fried seafood because it's not as flavorful.
12 June 2016|
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Response from anotherloulou | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is much better than Joes crabshack and the servers were really helpful.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29407-4784
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-763-4494
  • E-mail
The West Ashley Crab Shack is conveniently located between Downtown & The Gardens. Specializing in local seafood cuisine with a southern flare. With easy access and large parking lot, able to accommodate tour busses as well as individual parking.West Ashley Crab Shack is wheelchair accessible and family oriented. Children are a specialty, with a full-page children’s menu meant for coloring, to a treasure chest of goodies to make the children smile. Not only does our children’s menu have colorings & puzzles, it has a variety of choices to satisfy all appetites, even Crab Legs.West Ashley Crab Shack has seating to accommodate all sizes of groups. From single dining to banquets, with a group menu capable of buffets to business lunches. Private dining room available upstairs with individual climate & music controls to fit all occasions.For winding down after work, try out our Happy Hour from 4-7. Offering a relaxing adult atmosphere with great Happy Hour food & drink specials. You will always find a friend at The West Ashley Crab Shack for Happy Hour.
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