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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 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Willard, United States
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was here a couple of years ago, the service and food were great. Too cold for rooftop seating today though. Nonetheless, back to the shrimp and grits. The sausage and mushrooms were cut too big. And I was expecting cheesier grits (like another restaurants) and a more tomato-based gravy. They were ok, but I won't be ordering them here... More 

Thank Diana H
Long Beach, California
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service and the food was really good. I had the Asian Salmon with grits. I think they have the best grits in Charleston.

Thank Trails4GMZ
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Charleston for 7 days. Half way through we tried this restaurant. If it wasn't for our server "Miss B" we would have given this stop a 0. We ordered She Crab soup which tasted like it came out of a Campbell soup can(condensed) awful!!! 2 house salads right out of a bag. Finally the dozen oysters!!! They... More 

Thank RadiatorMan
Fuquay Varina, North Carolina
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Glad we stumbled upon this restaurant while wandering through downtown Charleston. We had dinner on the rooftop patio which made the evening even nicer. Highly recommend the hush puppies! The best I've ever had, light and fluffy and not greasy at all. We also had the grilled seafood trio and the sautéed PEI mussels. All were great and the service... More 

Thank chanss
London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, great food and fun environment. Quickly and happily accommodated a large family with 3 tired and insane kids. Amazing selection and possibly the best red rice and collard greens ever! Top marks for the shrimp stuffed bacon and crab balls.

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charleston Crab House was convenient to our hotel and the market. I would rate the dinner we had as very good. Our server Amberly was attentive while not being obtrusive. We ordered ahi tuna and crabcake. Both were very good and prepared to our liking. This restaurant also has an ample wine list.

Thank Judith W
Fort Worth, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best thing for our meal was an off menu dish of vegan tacos my daughter had. Grilled peppers and onions over fresh cabbage with a Chipotle sauce. They were very tasty and she devoured them. You should probably add them to the menu for other vegans. The rest of us had low country boil which was fine but not enough... More 

Thank Eric P
Miami, Florida
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First day in Downtown Charleston and decided to eat dinner in this restaurant. Got seated upstairs, and service was descent. Food was mediocre, and that's it.

Thank L C
Cape Cod
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185 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was excellent as Ambry was very friendly and attentive. We started off with the seared Ahi appitizer which was excellent. I had the Captains platter entree and the oysters were excellent but the rest (fish and shrimp) was just average. My wife had the Crap Cake entrée which was very good but not the best Charleston has to offer.... More 

Thank Bill246
Bella Vista,AR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made a reservation for a busy Saturday night, and very glad I did. There was no wait, and we were seated immediately. It took a bit to get initial service and drink orders, but after that, service was very good the rest of the evening. We came as a group, so ordered a few appetizers to share, and they were... More 

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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
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
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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