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Folly Beach Crab Shack

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26 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439
+1 843-588-3080
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Dublin, VA
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Crab Shack was within walking distance of our Hotel (the Tides), and came highly recommended. Our food orders were huge and hot! Very good!

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All of my life I've grown up in Charleston, a seafood "capital". I worked at one of the best surf and turf restaurants called Henry's in the late 80's. I've been to almost every restaurant in Charleston for over 40 years. I know good quality seafood and taste. There are different grades of seafood and the higher the grade, the... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good choices between fried and steamed sea food. They also have turf options if you do not like seafood.

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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you! I am glad that you enjoyed everything so much! I will share your review with all my team members as well! They all share my passion in serving others. We hope to be able to serve you again soon! Ron & Staff More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Food! We came in mid November. No wait. The food was hot. The fried green tomatoes were great and fried shrimp was delicious. These were THE BEST crab cakes I have eaten in my ENTIRE life!! We will be back for sure!!

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Thank sandradee2405
LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you! We do have amazing Crab Cakes. All made in house from scratch. Next time, try the crab balls, they are made with our crab cake mix and lightly fried. A local favorite. I will share your review with all my team members as well. we hope to be able to serve you again soon! Ron & Staff More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jason, the bartender was sweet and attentive, so funny too. Loved the way we felt welcome amongst the locals and had some great drinks, great sweet tea, and pulled pork sliders off the late night menu. A fun spot for sure.

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Thank Rachel L
LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you! I have shared you kind words about Jason and your experience with all my team members. I agree, Jason is awesome! We hope to see you again soon! Ron & Staff More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

She crab soup was exceptional. Bloody crabby was better than she your typical Bloody Mary. Fried calamari was great (not tough and rubbery) and the flounder and grits and crab cake were also really good. Our server Kathleen was great! Thanks for making our Folly beach lunch a great stop!

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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you so much! I will share your kind words with Kathleen as well as all my team members! They all share my passion to serve our guests. we hope to see you again on your next trip to paradise! Ron & Staff More 

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148 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is right in the middle of Folly. The have a bar and large screen TV' here. My snow crabs were absolutely delicious. The reason for the 3stars my husband ordered the grilled shrimp and scallops. He said the had no taste or seasoning at all. Salt didn't even help. Oh well I guess it's all in what you... More 

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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for letting me know about your experience. I am glad that you enjoyed your crab legs so much. I have already addressed this issue with my Chef as we have an amazing seafood seasoning we use for our grilled seafood. I wish you would have mentioned your husbands shrimp and scallops to anyone of my team members, we... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Crab Shack is a place we go each time we visit Folly Beach. We've had really good seafood, great conversations with the local residents staff and got to listen to live music. We love it and look forward to going back next time we are in town!

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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you, we are a local favorite and we love treating all our guests as locals as well. Folly is an amazing community and welcomes all visitors to our little Island that we refer to as paradise. we hope to be able to serve you again soon! Ron Hill, owner More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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110 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for Sunday brunch. All four of us had their crab cake and flounder benidict(sp). It was drop dead perfectly prepared and superbly delicious! Our waiter Kathleen was one of the best people we have ever had in a restaurant. She put the whole experience over the top. We will definitely go back and it was worth the ride... More 

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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Why Thank You! We are trying to become "World Famous" and your review is getting us one step closer. We hope to serve you again on your next trip to paradise. Sincerely, Ron & Staff More 

Bridgeton, North Carolina
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99 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

And that's just what we did. Caroline the bar tender was local and very knowledgeable about the menu. We sat out side at the bar on a beautiful day and enjoyed our margarita,and a glass of wine. Both were very good. We wanted to try the crab dip. Caroline explained that they had hot or cold crab dip. After her... More 

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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you! I can't wait for ya'll to come back and try our amazing seafood entrees. Please introduce yourself the next time you are visiting us. I would love to meet you in person. Sincerely, Ron & Staff More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Folly Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-588-3080
Description
Relaxed laid back Island Restaurant. Featuring Local Grilled, Steamed & Fried Seafood! Outside Dining & Raw Bar. Voted # 1 by Folly Beach Local's & Voted Best Seafood Spot, Southern Living Magazine,2012. Live Steel Drums every Thursday night! Relax, Slow down, It's Folly Beach!

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