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433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
+1 843-853-8181
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 19:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

Seriously one of the best cupcakes, if not the best, I have ever had. I wish I had eaten it my first day in Charleston rather than my last so I could have gone back and eaten more. I can only imagine what the red velvet might have tasted like - I am assuming red velvet meets heaven meets my... More 

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Thank Steph L
Charleston, SC
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

Expensive for one cupcake - but totally yummy. Frosting is rich - and cakes are delicious. There are drinks available in the cooler.

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Thank BusyMomSC
Saint Louis, Missouri
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331 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

A nice centrally located store, with different cupcake "menus" each day. We tried the black and white and the raspberry white chocolate ones. Both were very good, though the raspberry one was better (with a real raspberry in it!). This is a nice fun place.

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Thank Davigeta
Jacksonville, Florida
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

When I came across a cupcakery named Cupcake in downtown Charleston, SC it sounded like my kinda place. Their inventive flavor combinations and sky high frosting peaked my interest, but it was that first bite that sold me. The cake was delicate and flavorful yet not too overly sweet which paired perfectly with the subtlety rich icing. I enjoined a... More 

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Thank DrivenMeg
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103 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013 via mobile

Cupcakes were moist and full of flavor. Service was good as we were greeted immediately. We will return!

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Thank thefitnessworm
Indiana
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

The menu of cupcakes changes daily. My sister and I visited on a wednesday. We each picked a different flavor to try. She had the red velvet which was moist and delicious. I had the chocolate one. The top half of the cupcake was hard. Price of each cupcake was slightly under $3.

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Thank Sprout19
Granger, Indiana
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

We spent the afternoon walking through Charleston and were very tired but kept going so we could treat ourselves!! Cupcake serves several flavors every day with special flavors that change daily. We loved the peaches and cream cupcakes the day we were there. Thank you Cupcake!!

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Thank GTWD
Reidsville, North Carolina, United States
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80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

We also found this bakery on the way back from Sugar Bakery and I had to try there peanut butter chocolate cupcake which was scrumptious!

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Thank SandraT284
Norfolk, Virginia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

So good, the peanut butter and chocolate is always delish :) Husband had the Key Lime and the Red Velvet, said they were great as well!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

This was on my list of stops to make during our our visit to Charleston and I was not disappointed! I opted for the Cookies and Cream and it was pure deliciousness! The frosting was outstanding and the cake was very moist.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$4
Cuisine
American
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-853-8181
Description
Cupcake’s locally-owned bakery churns out innovative concoctions using the finest all-natural ingredients, like real vanilla beans, sweet cream butter, fresh fruit & rich chocolate. We top them with our signature homemade icing, colorful sprinkles, Reese's, Andes candies, chocolate covered almonds, chocolate chips & more. Enjoy one of 9 daily favorites or try one of our 50 seasonal specials!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?