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Cupcake DownSouth

433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
+1 843-853-8181
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Hours
433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cupcakes were great and the people were super nice. I had the mint to be cupcake mixed with ice cream and it was amazing.More

Thank knc328
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the Mint to Be - it sounds like you had the Cake Shake (your cupcake + ice cream in a blender, topped with whipped cream) or Cake Quake (your cupcake made into an...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love cupcakes, so we could not pass this place up. It’s smaller than expected from the pictures, but delicious nonetheless. We had red velvet, strawberry shortcake and death by chocolate. Each was moist and amazing.More

Thank KIM S
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a kind review, Kim! The Southern Red Velvet is our bestselling cupcake of all time so you were smart to pick that one, but the Strawberry Shortcake and Death by Chocolate cupcakes are also very...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in at about t 1:30 on a Tuesday and it was slow but plenty of options available. We tried a blueberry with lemon icing, mint with chocolate, and chocolate on chocolate. All were great. You can buy 5 and get one free too....More

Thank brandonhill28
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words, brandonhill28! I'm so glad you enjoyed your cupcakes. The Limon Blu (blueberry with lemon) and Mint To Be cupcakes are popular for sure, and you really can't go wrong with chocolate + chocolate, at least in my book! Come...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not normally a sweets type of person although my wife really loves them. I'm more of savory person but I admit I admired the flavor combinations and attention to detail. I sampled some of cupcakes and found the texture of the cake to be...More

Thank Johnny B
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review, Johnny B! I'm so glad you enjoyed all the flavors you tried. (Since you appreciate the savory side of life, check out our Red Velvet Coffee the next time you visit! You might also like some of our After...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I’m glad I found this spot on this rainy day. The staff was super nice and the cupcakes were delicious.

Thank Amanda L
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Hi Amanda, we're so glad you enjoyed your cupcakes! I'll pass along your compliments to our team; they'll smile to hear it. And I'm with you: there's nothing like treating yourself to something delicious on a rainy, cool Monday!

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Very good cupcakes. Amazing flavors to choose from. Husband will never get anything other than Red Velvet but it is worth it.More

Thank Seasonedtravel19
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Ha, we can't blame your husband - the Southern Red Velvet has been our bestselling cupcake since we opened our doors so it's got a lot of fans! We're glad you enjoyed yours too, and appreciate you taking the time to write us a review....More

Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

The inside is very cute and clean. All of the days cupcakes were displayed right as you walked in so you could clearly see the selection. I suggest looking at the menu ahead of time because they don’t really have it displayed (at least not...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Wife enjoyed topping off the night with a cupcake from Downsouth. It's right on the main strip, pretty easy to just pop in at the end of the night for a little treat.More

Thank clinderw
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

A lot of people do the same thing - swing by for dessert after a delicious meal or date downtown! We're so glad your wife enjoyed her cupcake and look forward to seeing the two of you again. Thank you for taking the time to...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I thought the cupcakes were decorated beautifully. The shop is cute, and the girls that work there were very sweet. The cupcakes were good, but I thought they were wayy too sweet. I couldn’t taste anything but sugar. I love desserts, but flavor is important...More

Thank eiblek
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Lots of options to choose from daily! And they are constantly offering new flavors. They do have vegan options, as well as regular cupcakes. The cake is awesome and the icing is very flavorful. When you arrive, Check the big board on the left to...More

Thank bwl8772
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you for your thoughtful review! You know, some of our customers rave about the amount of icing, and some lop off the top of it with their fork. Different strokes for different folks! We just don't want to disappoint our customers who do love...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$4
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-853-8181
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Cupcake DownSouth’s three locally-owned bakeries bake innovative concoctions using the finest all-natural ingredients, like real vanilla beans, sweet cream butter, fresh fruit, and rich chocolate. We top them with our signature homemade icing, colorful sprinkles, candies, chocolate-covered almonds, chocolate chips, and more. Enjoy one of our nine daily favorites or try one of our 50 seasonal specials!
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