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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Atlanta, Georgia
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was repeat visit to the Charleston Crab House. The deck and customer services was the same as I remember, however the Seafood was a tad bit off. The fried Flounder was exceptional however my Low-Country Boil was lacking something. I think it was seasoning that was missing. Other than that it was top quality.

Emporia, Virginia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were seated immediately in an outside table at our request since we had reservations. The view was beautiful and we were relaxed and not in a hurry. Our waiter was outstanding (Ryan) and made us feel like we were his only table. I had the crab rangoon appetizer and shared with a friend. We both thought they were wonderful!... More 

Thank Leigh M
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went here last week. They seated us out in a room with windows to view the water. We were seated right away on a Friday night. We ordered the hush puppies for $4 and they were super good. They were big and sort of sweet served with cinnamon butter! I am not a big seafood eater... More 

Thank Brooke P
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was mediocre and was in small portions for the price. The server had a snappy attitude from the start.

1 Thank Britany J
Apex, North Carolina
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411 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice view of the drawbridge and various boats meandering by. The bacon/shrimp appetizer borders on being illegal it is so delicious!

Thank Peter W
Orange, California
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166 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived on anFriday night at 7:00 seated in the main dinning room without a wait. Dress is casual we were a bit over dressed, but the ambiance is nice. We had the bacon wrapped shrimp as an appetizer which was good. For dinner we had the bucket with king crab, shrimp,sausage and potatoes. It was cooked perfectly and the crab... More 

Thank JIM B
Westminster, Maryland
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fairly large place with a lot of seating.Seems to be a very popular place.We did not order the most expensive meals on the menu,but what we got was no where near "Maryland Quality"seafood. Overcooked and bland. Mixed drinks lacked flavor and seemed weak.On the up side our waiter was pleasant,attentive and efficient.Last but not least "over priced"....

Thank 437jamesa
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I stopped at Charleston Crab House on our way from downtown back to our rental on St. John's Island. Waterfront dining and a crowd got my hopes up, but the service was slow and the 1/2 dozen oysters on the half shell that I ordered were the size of quarters. Not half dollars. Quarters. The "dinner salad"... More 

1 Thank SweetTMakes3
Garland, Texas
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118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome! We had really good service. The crab spread is wonderful and there's so much of it. I had oysters on the half shell and my husband had the king crab legs. Both were excellent and the view was great! There were dolphins playing in the river. You have to go here if your in Charleston.

Thank Julia H
Middletown, Delaware
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always great food and service. I ate outside on a beautiful day, the crab soup and hush puppies were delicious, as always. My waitress was very nice, and this was another enjoyable meal on the Wappoo.

Thank FollyBound

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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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?