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Charleston Crab House-James Island

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145 Wappoo Creek Dr, Charleston, SC 29412-2119
+1 843-795-1963
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Walnutport, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I enjoyed our dinner here. The view was great being seated at the windows. My husband and I sometimes order opposite entrees and then share. We did this here. I ordered a juicy steak and my husband ordered assorted seafood. Presto.. surf and turf! Both entrees were cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. Our server was very friendly... More 

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Chagrin Falls, OH
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113 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located right on Wappoo Creek, there are many tables by the windows, with a good view of the water. All of our food was good, but the she-crab soup was absolutely wonderful! Service was attentive but not in-your-face. Expect prices to be at the upper end of moderate. All in all, a delightful lunch.

Thank TravelDog83
Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the Low Country Boil an it was perfect to split for a light night dinner. Food was awesome as well as the service! Would definitely recommend an will definitely be back! Yes we had the hush puppies too an yes they are wonderful!! Great atmosphere, just a little cool to sit on porch.

Thank Mary R
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very average food. Thus the three star rating. The hush puppies were good. I had the shecrab soup which was really awful. The view is nice but this is basically a red lobster

Thank Sean M
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stop by for lunch during the annual Guard conference. Food was great not to much breaking on the fried food. Fried green tomatoes were prefect

Thank Gene L
Lancaster, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dawn our waitress was great. Food was good too! I'm not a seafood person but the rest of the party loved it. They had choices for us non seafood people too !

Thank mjsledz
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came there in the late evening just over an hour before they closed and had a great dinner experience for our anniversary. The ambiance we great. They're right on the water of Wappoo creek in an accommodating area of Charleston. It's worth the drive and close to Folly Beach. Our server Elijah was on the top of everything.

Thank Shawn J
Augusta, Georgia
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234 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neat little place on the river and the food is good. We had crab pot 2 and 4. It didn't look like enough but it was. Good service, we were thanked by 4-5 wait people as we left and they weren't even waiting our table. we did reserve a table on Friday night but got there half and hour early... More 

Thank Tootallal
North Charleston, South Carolina
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a beautiful February day in the low eighties this was the perfect spot to sit out in the sun, watch boats on the water and eat. We had crab dip appetizer, two had fried shrimp and a shrimp salad. All were great. Our waiter Elijah was tremendous making sure the fan behind us was on, providing bug spray not... More 

Thank cherylbX6403ZH
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the place really great crab legs The staff was very friendly The food was good it was very filling. Great prices

Thank Vivian C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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
Water front dining ---"Southern seafood and a Darn Good Time".

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