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Charleston Crab House-James Island

145 Wappoo Creek Dr, Charleston, SC 29412-2119
+1 843-795-1963
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“hush puppies” (123 reviews)
“seafood” (162 reviews)
“shrimp” (132 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
145 Wappoo Creek Dr, Charleston, SC 29412-2119
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for an ultra quick late afternoon lunch with fingers crossed we'd make it to the airport on time. Did not disappoint! Massive restaurant was mostly empty. Our server was very attentive and our meal (huge bucket of seafood, various appetizers etc) came out in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our entire family (grandparents, daughter and son-in-law, and three grandchildren) enjoyed Sunday lunch here. Good atmosphere, good view, good service, pricey but plenty of food. (so much we had to get a carry out). Took awhile to get everyone's order.

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch at the Crab House yesterday, after tying up the boat out front. Nephew and family tried a variety of dishes, all seafood, and the results were unanimous, a great place. Included is a nice view of the ICW.

Thank Josie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got detoured nearby and dove into this place - we were hungry! An absolutely fantastic meal! First time for she-crab soup for me, delicious, and the range of the menu was quite impressive. Both my wife and I were very impressed. Of course the view...More

Thank russells742
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Crab House is a little pricey but it's seafood, and it's good seafood! There is indoor and outdoor seating both have views of the water. The seafood stuffed mushrooms were delicious. The fried Fisherman's Platter was very tasty. I can't get enough of the...More

Thank Tamba5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in recently for lunch at the Charleston Crab House on a Saturday. We have been there on several occasions and enjoy the food and view. We obviously have not been there for lunch on a Saturday as they only serve the lunch menu...More

Thank aviddiner8375
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing ....see photos! The butter was the only food item which could have been better! Ambiance of eating outside on the water was a treat for our mountain loving family!!

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family dinner. $25 for one crab leg and about 6 shrimp with 2 sides. Sides were all starches except collard greens (which I don't eat). I requested to switch both sides for a small side salad and they wanted to charge about $5 more. I...More

Thank 13CCB
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We have been coming here since they opened. John Keener is absolute the best. Laura, our server is awesome! She was on her game Saturday night. The people and the food is why we keep coming back.. Mark, Trish and Taylor

Thank mgsearcy
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Came in for dinner around 7:30, walked right in without a wait, and got a table on the outdoor deck. If the bridge wasn't next to this place it would be in contention for best waterfront eating in my opinion. I had the tuna poke'...More

Thank Jason A
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Susan S
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Response from Candace71 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, so late. I don't think it is dog friendly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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Water front dining ---"Southern seafood and a Darn Good Time".
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