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Charleston Crab House-Market St

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41 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-2002
+1 843-853-2900
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited in Feb 2017. The restaruant was conveniently located to the inn where we were staying and right in the middle of the market...great place to stop and eat while taking a break from shopping or horse-drawn carriage tours. The restaurant was uber-crowded and although the service and the protion sizes were great, the food was kinda so-so. We were... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the moment we walked in until we left, everyone that worked there was friendly and welcoming. Our server was great. I had the Alaskan snow crab bucket and my husband had the shrimp and grits. Both were super tasty. We enjoyed dining on the rooftop.

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Leland, Iowa
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211 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We travel extensively and have eaten at hundreds of different restaurant. This may have been the absolute best meal we've ever had! My wife, son and I each had a crab pot and everything in them was out of this world. Even the vegetables were amazing. The dessert was also fantastic. Our server Amberly was terrific and she definitely added... More 

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Murrysville, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I ordered the ahi tuna tacos, and did not want the fries or coleslaw side dish. I asked for a side salad, even if I had to pay an up charge. No can do. So, I ordered the house salad and did not take the side and paid the extra money. The tacos were delicious, with a surprising topping of... More 

Thank vmellon
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a light lunch and cocktails on a nice sunny day. Crab dip was yummy! Rum runner and lemonade cocktail were great. Blackened grouper sandwich - big portion - we split and it was plenty with the dip app. Fun atmosphere.

Thank jcpK6455AJ
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived in Charleston around 7 pm with three young kids. The Charleston Crab House was literally around the corner from our hotel. It looks like a tourist trap but it's not! Good food and friendly service! We had the calamari and hush puppies for appetizers and the fried seafood-flounder, shrimp and oysters for dinner. The kids had chicken fingers, and... More 

Thank Nymoon78
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was excellent. I loved the shrimp n grits, a definite Charleston tradition. Boys loved the crab legs and my husband, a non seafood lover, had a great burger. The waiter was awesome. The restaurant was clean and the outside deck was fabulous for a warm day

Thank Lisa B
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They are a great restaurant. Our waiter was able to make food and drink suggestions that were great. Their food was fresh and served promptly.

1 Thank Brittany M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stumbled upon this gem. It has local eclectic decor, the ceiling fans were multiple old fans attached to rotating ring, very cool. We weren't super hungry so we shared blackened shrimp salad and grilled seafood trio(scallops, shrimp & Grouper). Both full of southern flavor with a little spicy kick. Highly recommend both. We sat at the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best taste, selection, quality & choice of seafood you'll find in downtown Charleston. A fine beverage selection & a keen to serve staff both await you. The interior is beautiful & the location makes it a walking delight.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-2002
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-853-2900
"Southern Seafood and a DARN Good Time"

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