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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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12:00 PM - 7:00 PMAll hours
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433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
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1 - 10 of 355 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

What a great little dessert haven in downtown Charleston. I was in town for a book festival, and discovered this little shop in one of the trips around the area. So glad I did, as the staff was great and the treats delicious. I myself...More

Thank MCEtter
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome spot for a delicious snack. Close to all the action on King Street. Yummy fresh baked goods and coffee.

Thank HR218guy
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for the kind words, HR218guy!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great selection of cupcakes and other sweet delights.Try the individual cheesecakes. Eat on site and then take your favorites home to enjoy later.

Thank Phillip W
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you for your review, Phillip! Much appreciated!

Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Got a Coconut and a chocolate cupcake to split between mom, dad and 3 kids. We like sweets, but these were super sweet! Even though we wanted to try more flavors, I'm glad we didn't buy more! Both were delicious, though, and I would totally...More

Thank Bmlinville
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you, Bmlinville! We're glad you enjoyed it! Come back to Charleston anytime

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I walked in 8 months pregnant and needing a good treat. I am gluten free so I didn't get my hopes up, but they had a gluten free cupcake. It looked average, but it sure over delivered. It was not only outside the box of...More

Thank Jen B
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

So glad to hear this, Jen B! We have a lot of gluten-free customers and hear that the GF carrot cake is one of their favorites. Congratulations on the upcoming birth!

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Moist, plenty of options and variety, close to other restaurants on King St. for an after-dinner bite! We love cupcakes and did not disappoint - wish we had one closer to where we live!

1  Thank grudolph7
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you, grudolph7! (We do have a location at least a little closer to where you live - downtown Columbia SC - swing by if you're ever that way!)

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Friends and I visited Cupcake during a trip to Charleston. We all got different flavors of cupcakes, mine being the lemon which was delicious. The staff was very friendly and the decor was super cute. My friends got the French toast and carrot cake flavors...More

1  Thank Kellie T
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you, Kellie T! I'm very glad you enjoyed it and appreciate you taking the time to write this review. We love to hear it - stop in again anytime!

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Haven't been here for 4 years and it is still excellent! Cupcakes have delicious flavor and are very fresh. Worth the trip!

1  Thank Sammar A
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you, Sammar A! I'm very happy you enjoyed it! We'd love to see you again whenever you're out this way.

Reviewed 7 August 2017

son had the double chocolate cupcake with the tall icing, very tasty...dismayed they closed at 7pm when we tried to visit another time. cupcake only 3.50 , very reasonable.More

1  Thank spacemountainmom
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review, spacemountainmom! I'm glad your son enjoyed the double chocolate cupcake, but am sorry we missed you the second time. We stay open late Thursdays-Saturdays so it must have just been another day. We...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017

I had first went to Cupcake since they first opened about 10 years ago. I had recommended them to everyone that I knew and visited Charleston. I used to visit the Mt. Pleasant and downtown Charleston location every 1-2 months for this delicious treat when...More

Thank Thomas11223344
Kristin C, Owner at Cupcake DownSouth, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you so much for coming to Cupcake DownSouth over the years – it sounds like you've been coming since the very start! I'm sorry your experience this time wasn't top notch. We strive to be consistent and give our customers (whom we love) the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 4
Cuisine
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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