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Cupcake DownSouth

433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
+1 843-853-8181
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
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433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Saw this place online and made a point of stopping during our trip. Inside, the place was cute. They had a nice display case, and a good selection of cupcakes. Staff was friendly. We chose 3 cupcakes to try. The cupcakes were good! The best...More

Thank JPTCLCS
Kristin C, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2013

Thank you so much for your kind words and your review! We are thrilled you enjoyed our cupcakes! We love that we use real butter and cream cheese to make all our icings too! Fresh is important to us. We have had customers make a...More

Reviewed 4 September 2013

Skip dessert at whatever restaurant you are at and hit this place after you eat. Located very close to the shops and restaurants downtown....the red velvet is the best!

Thank LORI H
Kristin C, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2013

Thank you so much for the review! We are so happy you enjoyed our Cupcakes! Red Velvet is our best seller, as it is so delicious! We hope you have a sweet day and hope to see you soon!! Thanks again!

Reviewed 3 September 2013

No visit to Charleston could be complete without a trip to Cupcake. Their salted caramel cupcake is just overly delicious. And the cakepops are tasty too.More

Thank Sheila W
Kristin C, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so delighted you enjoyed our Cupcakes (and Cake Pops) and Cupcake is on your list of places to go in Charleston! Salted Caramel is one of our staff favorites too, it...More

Reviewed 26 August 2013

Went here twice during our visit to Charleston and they have different varieties of cupcakes each day. Cupcakes were delicious. Great place to stop on King Street for a yummy snack to refuel.More

Thank melissa328
Kristin C, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2013

Hello! We are so delighted you decided to stop in Cupcake on your trip to Charleston! We are glad you enjoyed your cupcakes both times! Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We hope you had a wonderful time in Charleston and...More

Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

The cupcakes where okay. Nothing special...my local cupcake shop has amazing fillings. The coconut cupcake was decent but the vanilla with chocolate was plain. Too much icing on top. Tried the shop because I love cupcakes but we'll skip next time around.More

Thank MoultonFamily
Kristin C, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry that your experience did not exceed your expectations. We do have some cupcakes that have great fillings like cheesecake, and maybe you can try that one next time! We hope...More

Reviewed 8 August 2013

Charleston local here, and I just came back from another successful trip to the Cupcake on King Street. My family and I have been going to the Cupcake for years and they never disappoint! This time we took three out-of-towners with us and they were...More

Thank Archaeolog
Kristin C, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your cupcakes! Thank you for bringing your guests in for a sweet treat! Great suggestion for seating when our store is full! Marion Square is beautiful! Thank...More

Reviewed 28 July 2013

Just had keylime cupcake here, and it tasted great. The wife and daughter each had vanilla and both said that theres was wonderful as well. Recomend this stop to anyone in the charelston area.

Thank Leland H
Kristin C, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are thrilled your enjoyed your cupcakes! We hope you have a sweet day and hope to see you again soon!!

Reviewed 26 July 2013

Cupcakes were fresh, but a lot more frosting than I usually like, particularly when it is very sweet (as this one was). They have the traditional flavors (vanilla, chocolate, and combinations of the two) as well as more unique flavors, but all seem to come...More

Thank Mithena
Kristin C, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We value your experience and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed our cupcakes. We do put sprinkles on almost all of our flavors, but we are always happy to ice you...More

Reviewed 21 July 2013

We walked 2 miles to get to this place........so we wouldn't feel so guilty later. We had the chocolate cupcake with vanilla buttercream which was my favorite. We took 2 to go, one being vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream the other being vanilla cake with...More

Thank Barbara0414
Kristin C, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a response! We are so happy to hear that the trip was well worth your walk! Thanks for walking miles to come to Cupcake!! We are so glad you enjoyed your cupcakes and can't wait...More

Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

My wife and I have been to a lot of cupcake places only to be disappointed. Not here! We missed this place on our last trip but will be on our list for places to stop when we come back. This are not your store...More

Thank LPN1
Kristin C, Public Relations Manager at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review!! We are so happy you stopped in on your trip this time and enjoyed your cupcakes! We hope you had a great rest of your trip and look forward to seeing you again...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$4
Cuisine
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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Description
Cupcake DownSouth’s three locally-owned bakeries bake innovative concoctions using the finest all-natural ingredients, like real vanilla beans, sweet cream butter, fresh fruit, and rich chocolate. We top them with our signature homemade icing, colorful sprinkles, candies, chocolate-covered almonds, chocolate chips, and more. Enjoy one of our nine daily favorites or try one of our 50 seasonal specials!
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