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West Ashley Crab Shack

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1901 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29407-4784
+1 843-763-4494
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good lunch but pretty average. A somewhat decent selection, from a meat/3 type offering, sandwiches and baskets. My husband raved over the collards. My shrimp and flounder basket was good. Mama's pork chop dinner was good. Between us, she had enough for lunch the next day. I'm not sure I'd go out of my way to eat there, but If... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was good and worth the price. The flounder is great! The service was bad and it was not because the restaurant was packed.

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Moody, Alabama
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us stopped by on our way in to Kiawah Island for a New Years vacation. I have dined here many times and it is always good. Their steamed seafood selections are always the best and the low country boil is everything you would expect. This is a very casual child friendly place and you can come as you... More 

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Thank CRNAPREZ
CharlestonCrab, Owner at West Ashley Crab Shack, responded to this review

It is great to have you visit us whenever you are in Charleston! Thank you for your kind review. I hope you had a great time for New Years. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best Wishes, Steven Jones, Owner More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here the last night of our trip. When we got there,there was only two other couples there. Well the old couple sitting behind us. Complained the whole time about something. I felt sorry for the waitress wasn't her fault. So we figured this was going to be horrible. The same waitress took our order. And had our drinks... More 

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Macon, Georgia, USA
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Again this is a very good place to go get shrimp and oysters we got the fried shrimp and I got one of their many buckets varieties of crab legs shrimp and oysters corn and potatoes and it was very good the crab legs were especially good they cracked the way they were supposed to and I was well pleased... More 

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Thank spires244
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to The West Ashley Crab Shack to meet a friend for afternoon drinks and ordered the She Crab Soup, Salad and one the their famous Daiquiri’s! It was amazing are sever Leslie and the Bar Tender Larry were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. They new the menu and had great food and drink suggestions. My... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to try the Crab Shack despite some previously somewhat negative reviews. We had great service by our waitress, Lee. Our wait time was short and our seafood dinners were very good. We liked the casual atmosphere and the restaurant was very clean and comfortable. We will definitely be back!

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CharlestonCrab, Owner at West Ashley Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for deciding to join us for dinner. I am very happy to hear of your experience. I expect all of our guest have the same experience. Thank you for spreading the good word. We look forward to serving you again soon! Happy New Year, Steven Jones, Owner More 

Hollywood, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the meal was excellent. Rice was the best other than my own:). The server was very attentive. Made sure our glasses stayed full and wearing a smile every time.

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CharlestonCrab, Owner at West Ashley Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for your business and letting me know how your visit went. It is our goal for everyone to have this experience! Have a safe and happy New Year! Steven Jones, Owner More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in Charleston, visiting Magnolia plantation and gardens, decided we needed to get a quick snack. Located in a strip mall not within direct sight from 61. Glad we saw it. Shrimp basket and Black and Blue shrimp wrap were fantastic. Side salad, slaw, red potatoes were absolutely amazing. Generous portions which excelled beyond the many of the high end... More 

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CharlestonCrab, Owner at West Ashley Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your business and spreading the good word. E look forward to serving you again, the next time you are in Charleston. Happy New Year, Steven Jones, Owner More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stop on the way out of town. Fresh food and fast, friendly service. Crab dip and flounder were delicious and fresh fried okra was the best!

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CharlestonCrab, Owner at West Ashley Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by on your way out of town and for the kind words. This is the experience we want all of our guest to experience. Happy New Year! Steven Jones, Owner 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
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29407-4784
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-763-4494
Description
The West Ashley Crab Shack is conveniently located between Downtown & The Gardens. Specializing in local seafood cuisine with a southern flare. With easy access and large parking lot, able to accommodate tour busses as well as individual parking.West Ashley Crab Shack is wheelchair accessible and family oriented. Children are a specialty, with a full-page children’s menu meant for coloring, to a treasure chest of goodies to make the children smile. Not only does our children’s menu have colorings & puzzles, it has a variety of choices to satisfy all appetites, even Crab Legs.West Ashley Crab Shack has seating to accommodate all sizes of groups. From single dining to banquets, with a group menu capable of buffets to business lunches. Private dining room available upstairs with individual climate & music controls to fit all occasions.For winding down after work, try out our Happy Hour from 4-7. Offering a relaxing adult atmosphere with great Happy Hour food & drink specials. You will always find a friend at The West Ashley Crab Shack for Happy Hour.

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