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Roadside Seafood

807 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412-3434
+1 843-754-5890
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“bam bam shrimp” (43 reviews)
“fried shrimp” (77 reviews)
“onion rings” (38 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
807 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412-3434
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The staff was friendly and attentive. The food. was amazing and the prices were reasonable. The place was packed so there was a wait, but nothing unusual. All in all we had a great meal at a good price.

Thank LaWanda R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We love fresh seafood and love to try local places. The 30 min wait was fine, but an hour+ for our meals, no. During our hour wait the waitress came back twice to tell us they were out of something we ordered. One meal came...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite widely disparate reviews-we liked it . A former food truck turned physical dining spot , it is a bit short of charm i tried the sea crab soup and it did have a few pieces of shell? in it---Still tasty My grilled flounder with...More

Thank jfadds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

500+ reviews. 4 1/2 stars. My wife and I stopped here because we wanted seafood and found the place on TripAdvisor. Is it common for the owner of a restaurant to sit at a table and speak to his watch during phone calls so that...More

Thank 4tunes2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered the fried shrimp and the she-crab soup. Both were delicious -- although if I go again I'd probably just order the fried shrimp. Friendly service. Full of locals. It can be easy to miss the parking lot driving down from Charleston. There was...More

Thank TomfromBoston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Roadside is a great "beachfront" style place. While the menu is very wide ranging, the best part is the taco list. The Bam Bam shrimp, the Hot Mess (shark nuggets with Bam sauce), an the oyster tacos are excellent. The oysters were crispy on the...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent!!! Definitely commands a repeat performance! Grilled shrimp and scallops were seasoned and grilled to perfection.

1  Thank Lorraine L
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Do you want to eat where the locals eat? Try Roadside Seafood. Small dining area, and maybe a little bit pricy, but plenty of items to choose from, and fixed grilled or fried. Shrimp, Frog Legs, Sea Scallops, Flounder, Shark Bites, Oysters, you name it....More

1  Thank Al B
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We had one night in Charleston and our priority was to enjoy some alligator. Our hotel had a list of twenty or so restaurants only three of which were seafood. We found only Roadside Seafood to have alligator. Judging from the packed parking, we knew...More

1  Thank Angela A
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We have been here a few times now and they have been pretty consistent. Good food but lousy service. Employees seem scattered and stretched. Forgetful of our orders on two of three occasions. Yes, we have been here twice that they totally forgot our appetizers....More

1  Thank Charleston_Bellman
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27 May 2016|
Response from roadsideseafoodtruck |
No, bathing suits with cover-ups, when people come from the beach, yes sand in their shoes too, to suit and ties. We hope to see you soon!! Tabitha Myers, Event Coordinator
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412-3434
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > James Island
  • Neighbourhood: James Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-754-5890
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Roadside Seafood is a casual seafood restaurant. We started in 2012 as a mobile food truck. As our popularity grew, so did our demand. So we opened doors to our family owned restaurant in April 2014. We serve fresh seafood the way you want it. When it comes to the normal sea fare like oysters, shrimp, and crab cakes, we've got you covered. However we also have unique menu options like shark, frog legs and gator tail! We were picked by Charleston Magazine's Food & Beverage issue as the Best She-Crab Soup along with Best Down Home Seafood 2014. We have also been named as the No. 2 Best Fried Shrimp Spot in Charleston, by the Charleston City Paper! So c'mon and see why we claim to have the "Best BAM Seafood in Charleston"!!!
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