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West Ashley Crab Shack

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1901 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29407-4784
+1 843-763-4494
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
Sweetwater, Tennessee
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 the crab basket. It was only his 2nd time eating crab and he had trouble... More 

Thank Morgan Y
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191 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 it tough to have a conversation.

Thank debed-ILLINOIS
East Tennessee
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 impression that it wasn't flounder; meat was mostly black instead of white, and taste was... More 

Thank Shaconage
Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 served meals. She shared a bit about herself which was of interest to our group.... More 

Thank btowhee
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 our appetizer was frozen, our calamari tasted like frozen fish sticks but with with added... More 

Thank teddypain12
Portland, Maine
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223 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 looking for. The cheeseburger was excellent as were the fries. The server was very helpful... More 

Thank TundraJayco
Louisville, Kentucky
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I like to hit up the West Ashley Crab Shack when in town. Their boils are tasty. Get a Crabby Mary and don't forget the Key Lime pie!

Thank Tom A
Bloomingdale, NJ
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298 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Any place that has a bucket for shells built into the center of the table can't be all bad! We had the clams and mussels and crab clusters. The bar makes the largest margarita I've ever seen--so large I could barely lift if. All in all it was fun and our waiter, Larry, was just great. Very casual atmosphere with... More 

Thank Carolyn B
Naperville, Illinois
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310 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This was our first visit. The exterior and interior are very attractive. The service was prompt and attentive. We enjoyed the snow crab bucket and the large crab cakes. They offer a variety of sides. The collards and the "Charleston Caviar" were outstanding.

Thank LenEvanston

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?