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Southern Living Magazine named the Charleston Crab Shack "One of the 10 Best Seafood Spots in South Carolina." With overflowing buckets of fresh seafood, great BBQ, daily specials and a rockin' happy hour, it's a good old elbows-on-the-table family feast. Join their Local Loyalty program for all kinds of rewards. Three Crab Shacks locations: Folly Beach, West Ashley and Coosaw Creek. Served by locals, eaten by locals.
PRICE RANGE
USD 5 - USD 20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Beach
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good basic seafood, service was excellent and live music was good. Enjoyed the experience and the food was on point.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Rwalterh, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Michael, Thank you! I am glad that you enjoyed your visit so much! We hope to be able to serve you again soon. I will also pass along your review to all my team members as well. Thank you again for taking the time to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We always eat at The Crab Shack when we go to Folly Beach. Never disappointed with the food! Love their fried shrimp. This time I had the Shrimp and Grits and it was so good! Not spicy hot and had the best flavor! My new...favorite dish.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Rwalterh, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Kathy, Thank you for taking the time to let me know about your visit. I will pass along your kind words to all my team members as they all share my passion on serving the very best seafood & service. The Shrimp & grits are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't stop. Took forever to be seated. Three waitresses just ignored us. Atmosphere poor and not feel very clean. Short of items we wanted. So just walked out. Tried another place which was fantastic with service and food.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Rwalterh, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for letting me know about your experience. I assure you I have addressed the issues you mentioned. There is no excuse for your experience. We feel way short of my standards and I would love the opportunity to make things right. I have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time trying the food & it was very delicious! Would defiantly go back soon & also very friendly staff.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Rwalterh, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for letting me know about your visit and the 5 Star review. I will pass along your kind words to my amazing team as they all share my passion on serving our guests. I am glad that you enjoyed everything so much and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My childhood best friend & I stayed at the Edge of America & went to the Crab Shack for dinner. The food was incredible! Best calamari & fried flounder sandwich I have had in many years! They also had a Steel Drum Duo playing outside...that was great! Between the salt air, cool breeze, food & entertainment we couldn't ask for anything more. You must check it out!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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LCH076, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to let me know about your visit. Thank you for all your kind words. I will pass along your comments to all my team members as they all share my passion on serving our guests with a servants heart....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a place to eat lunch and took a chance on the Crab Shack. First of all, the menu was so faded we could barely read it. The food was good but the place really needed to be scrubbed....The window next to my table was filthy. The bathroom was also really dirty. It’s in a great location but needs sone tlc.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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LCH076, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Jeanne, Thank you for letting me know about your visit. I assure you I have addressed the issues you mentioned. I am glad that you enjoyed the lunch, but feel that we feel short on my standards. I would love to have the opportunity to...More

Reviewed 1 September 2021

We had dinner here and had an awesome server, Rosanna! The crab cakes entree was very good. The grilled mixed seafood entree was good, not great as the shrimp and scallops were delicious but the mahi was overcooked and a bit dry. The margarita was...also very good.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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LCH076, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2021

Thank you for letting me know about your visit. I assure I have addressed the Mahi issue with my Chef & his team. I wish you would have said anything to anyone, we would have had an opportunity to make things perfect. With that said,...More

Reviewed 31 August 2021

A family dinner, those who got the boil were lucky, very nice & fresh, I got the fisherman's platter, OK but not great (greasy), the crab cakes were awful (about 95% greasy bread, hardly any crab). The drinks were awful.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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LCH076, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2021

I would love more details about your visit to share with my team. I wish you would have said anything to anyone, we would have more than made things right. Too many people leave a restaurant without giving them a chance to make things right....More

Reviewed 16 August 2021 via mobile

We were looking for seafood on our family vacation and happened upon this restaurant while searching. I am so glad we did because the food was amazing and our waitress was awesome. We plan to visit again when we are back for vacation.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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LCH076, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2021

Katie, Thank you so much for all your kind words. I will pass along your review with my amazing Chef and all my team members. They all share my servants heart. We hope to be able to serve you and your family on your next...More

Reviewed 6 August 2021 via mobile

The food was delicious. Had the crab balls. Some crab cakes and a burger. Delish. The frozen drinks were pretty amazing too. Highly recommended and will returnMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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LCH076, Owner at The Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know about your visit. The Crab balls are a signature award wining appetizer. Made from scratch daily. I also have to say we have an amazing burger, always fresh, never frozen. Next time try...More

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N G H
10 December 2019|
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Response from LCH076 | Property representative |
Yes, we have ramp that get you through the front door and ton the out side deck. Along with a handicap bathroom. Just as for assistance.
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aym864
10 December 2019|
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Response from 324melaniep | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly, this venue is wheelchair accessible. There may be one step to overcome at the entrance way.
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11 August 2018|
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Response from LCH076 | Property representative |
I will offer you my personal cell , I reach out to ever review. Good or bad. Once again, my cell number is 843-437-2546, Ron Hill, owner
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Crab Shack

Yes, The Crab Shack offers takeaway services.

The Crab Shack is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4