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“Fresh seafood!”

Folly Beach Crab Shack
Ranked #2 of 37 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
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!
Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

We have been here twice and ordered the crab leg bucket both times. This place by far has had the freshest most perfectly cooked crab legs we've had in Charleston. The only bad things I can say is the menu doesn't have a lot of options and the prices are kind of high. I love sitting outside in the fresh air when we go. Last time we were there there was a two man band that was amazing! I heard them say they play every Thursday. We will definitely be regulars.

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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2014

Thanks for letting me know about your visit. We only use alaskan snow crab legs, the best you can buy before moving over to the king crab. We always ask what is the best experience for our guests with always considering quality and value. That is why the crab legs are a little pricey. While I am glad that you enjoyed everything, there are some ways to give you more value on the crab legs, we offer a loyalty card that gives back 10% on any purchase, and much more. I look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Ron Hill

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

They didn't have fresh or steamed clams which was a bummer. The shrimp was $14 for a half pound steamed. Pricey!!! I had fried seafood which was good/not great. Wife had crab cakes good/not great. Beer was fresh and COLD and they had football on so that was a bonus

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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2014

I really appreciate all reviews. It gives me the opportunity to constantly improve. As you can see by most of our reviews, we exceed our guests expectations. Please feel free to call me on my personal cell. Not only do I want an opportunity to show you and your wife that we are better than what ya'll experienced, but I can make sure we have those fresh clams that you were looking for. Our fresh fish truck comes almost every day. I look forward to talking with you soon. Sincerely, Ron Hill

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Took a road trip from NJ to Charleston/Folly Beach. Most of our focus was to search out some great meals, especially since it rained most of the time.
My wife, nephew and I all agree that all three of our meals at Folly Beach Crab Shack was the best.
From the Shacks Specialties section of the menu we had The Carolina Crab Cakes, Shrimp and Grits, and The Crab Stuffed Flounder. All three dishes were absolutely delicious. I will definitely make an effort to get back down there again.
And of course the service was excellent, I wish I could remember the girl's name. The thing is though, down there everyone is nice, so it's normal. But when you travel all over the world and in big cities, and yes, live in NJ, it's not normal. So I appreciate it.

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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2014

Thank you so much! I am so blessed to have the best people that share my passion and serve with a servants heart. They are the ones that deserve all the credit! I will personally pass along your review for all to see. We hope to see you again soon. Ron & Staff

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Reviewed 15 August 2014

My best gal and I had a long day and stopped for a late lunch. The place was a little dirty in the corners, but we aren't sophisticates so we didn't mind too much.
I had a pretty tasty flounder sandwich. My best gal had a BBQ hamburger with shrimp on top, which was a bit of an odd combination, but she also wears purple toenail polish so what can you say about her choices in life?
The food was adequate for two hungry folks. We quiet enjoyed the hushpuppies also. I wouldn't recommend this place to someone who was looking for a good meal, but I would recommend it for someone who wanted something quick and dirty for good value and decent food. We weren't there for the evening, but it had a party feel to it and would probably be a good place to arrange a sloppy drunken one night stand.

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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2014

Thank you for your review, I am surprised by some of your comments that are not apprpriate. We have and always will have a 100% satisfaction policy. I would love to talk with you in person. My cell number is 843-437-2546. Normally, we exceed our guests expectations and I feel as though we fell short on your visit. I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully have an opportunity to make things right. Sincerely, Ron Hill (Owner) Folly Beach Crab Shack

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

We moved to Beaufort, S.C. recently and have decided to "be tourists" in our area to get to know it. So we went to Folly Beach because my wife listens to southern-based books-on-tape and Folly Beach is mentioned a lot. When we passed by the Crab Shack it drew us in and we were not disappointed. It was 85 degrees that day but the outdoor eating area had a nice cool coastal breeze augmented by ceiling fans. We ordered drinks - my wife had a Crabby Mary, then another, so yeah, she liked it. I had a Palmetto tap beer - the first one they brought in a plastic cup and it got warm too quickly, so I asked for a frozen mug for the second - much better - but I shouldn't have had to ask for the chilled mug. Food was great. I am a Yankee on a personal quest to try every different kind of shrimp and grits in the South...theirs is excellent, made with bacon, lots and lots of big shrimp...very, very tasty. My better half had a flounder basket she like a lot. John was our server, very personable and attentive and helpful. All and all, an enjoyable experience - though my wife said the lady's restroom was "under crabstruction" and needed to be cleaned up...I guess guys don't notice things like that:-)

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1  Thank Randy G
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LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2014

Thank you for all your kind words, I will pass them along to all my team members. We are in the middle of remodel on ladies rooms and I do oppligize for any inconvienance. We hope to see you and your better half on your next visit to Folly. Ron & Staff

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