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West Ashley Crab Shack

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
1901 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29407-4784
+1 843-763-4494
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“crab” (34 reviews)
“seafood” (62 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1901 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29407-4784
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first time visiting this place because I heard they wonderful crab legs and they were right!! I had a bucket of crab legs, shrimp, potatoes and sausage!!! And to top it off.....college football!! Perfect Combination

Thank LaKisha W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in on Sunday afternoon and we're pleased with the ambience. Caters to both couples and families. We had the crab cakes, Charleston caviar and steamed shrimp. All was fresh, cooked well and delicious. Our server was Kenny, he was prompt, friendly and efficient....More

Thank Beachsiders386
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I both had the Special: She Soup, 12 Very large lightly breaded Shrimp with 2 sides and Keylime pie made at the Shack for 20.17 each. The wine of the week was only $23 and was very good also. I love shrimp....More

1  Thank T-P-Sunnyside
Reviewed 13 September 2017

When we visit Charleston this is a stop for lunch or dinner for us. Great drinks (very cold beer) , love the Peanuts too. We have never experienced a bad meal here and the service has always been top notch.

Thank SCh2ofowler
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I had the crab legs and it was just okay and I have had a lot better. The service was... eh and the prices were a little high for what you got.

Thank Askibunny
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We were hungry and drove past this resturant many times in the past. We wer in the area so we had a taste for seafood. The Crab Shack did not disappoint. The motif was seascapes and boating items. Unshelled peanuts greated you at the entry....More

Thank richapgar
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Crab bucket was fantastic! Well seasoned and perfectly cooked. Place was clean. Nicely stocked bar. Overall good experience.

Thank scbrtryz
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This had to be the worst food I have eaten in all of south carolina. The gravy was from a can, the shrimp was clearly frozen, small, and not good at all, majority of the food was premade Sisco Garbage! The salad came out WARM!...More

1  Thank DavidSoakcreek
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Once again Ray and the kitchen staff did a great job. Everything was fresh and very tastefully done. To have fryer seafood and be able to taste the seafood and not cooking oil is fabulous. The collards were clean crisp and flavored nicely and to...More

Thank dtkern
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I shared the crab cake platter and a basket of hush puppies. For dessert we shared the chocolate bomb cake. Waitress was exceptionally helpful.

Thank jfaithkepr
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12 June 2016|
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Response from anotherloulou | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is much better than Joes crabshack and the servers were really helpful.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
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: 1901 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29407-4784
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-763-4494
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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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