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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
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting from Florida and wanted to try a local place. They did not disappoint. We shared The Charleston Steamed Seafood Bucket, added sausage and extra crab legs. It was delicious and our waitress Kelsey was great. We will be going back before leaving for sure!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always enjoy the food and atmosphere at this restaurant. Kenny, our server was great! I recommend the (hot) crab and artichoke dip, its delicious.

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CharlestonCrab, General Manager at West Ashley Crab Shack, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we thank you for being a loyal customer. The Hot crab and artichoke is my favorite appetizer too!! We will be sure to recognize Kenny and his awesome service! Thanks again, Brandy W. Gibson General Manager More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

West Ashley crab shack (WACS) is a place I've passed so many times over my several years living in the Charleston area but never went in until this weekend. We usually go to Easterby's on 61 as it does the best seafood deals in Charleston, but we wanted a change and I wanted a decent beer (IPA). The WACS didn't... More 

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

We are so happy to hear that that you enjoyed everything so much! We look forward to serving you for many more years to come as your new tradition! More 

East Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We were in town before going on a cruise. We decided on the West Ashley Crab Shack because it was close to our hotel. We started with the crab dip which was amazing. I'm craving it now. I had the fried shrimp and crab cake. It was delicious and filling. My husband had the grilled shrimp, scallops, and tilapia which... More 

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

Hope you enjoyed your cruise! Thank you for choosing the West Ashley Crab Shack and thank you for your kind review. We hope that all of our guest leave feeling the way you did. Best Wishes, Steven Jones, Owner More 

Springfield, Missouri
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

we ate at the Crab Shack twice during out week in Charleston. I had the crab duo both times. Crab cake and snow crab legs. very little filler in the crab cake, large chunks of crab meat. informal and fun dining with peanuts in a barrel by the front door. be sure to get some before you go to your... More 

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Thank MLA153
CharlestonCrab, Owner at West Ashley Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. This is the kind of experience we want all of our guest to have. We are honored to have been your choice twice, while you were visiting Charleston. We look forward to serving you again, the next time you visit. Best Wishes, Steven Jones, Owner More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Went to West Ashley Crab shack with my Mom on a cold rainy day, we were looking for some great seafood with a great price. We were quickly seated but once we got to our table it took about 45minutes before our server came to take our food order and drink order. She didn't seem to thrilled that we were... More 

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

I am very sorry to hear about your visit at my restaurant. This is not the experience that we expect to give our guests. Why someone from my team did not inform me of this event is very disturbing to me. My Manager should have been all about taking care of you and making the situation to your satisfaction. I... More 

Manning, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Using your website when flying in from Phoenix AZ we need to have a great meal. You service provided that with a great restaurant and service was top notch and the flounder stuff with crab topped off the evening. Thanks. Great place to eat.

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

I am grateful for your kind review. I am glad the my Team provided you with the experience you deserved. We look forward to serving you again soon. Best Wishes, Steven Jones, Owner More 

Prosperity
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Every year we go to Charleston, SC to the beach and a visit to the Crab Shack is,a must! My children love the lobster and I love the fried green tomatoes.

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Thank Brenda K
CharlestonCrab, Guest Relations Manager at West Ashley Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing the Crab shacks as a destination every time you visit Charleston. We look forward to serving you again, during your next visit to Charleston. Best Wishes, Steven Jones, Owner More 

Laurens, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I was in Charleston for a book signing event over the weekend of July 22 and 23. I had already planned to visit The Crab Shack - a regular for me every time I'm in The Low Country. The difference for this trip was that I rounded up nine other friends who were looking for 'local seafood, not a chain'... More 

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

It is great to have a loyal guest from out of town. Thank you for helping make Kenny and the West Ashly Crab Shack World Famous! I appreciate your continued business and we look forward to serving you the next time you are in Charleston. Best Wishes, Steven Jones, Owner More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The food was fine, but the service wasn't very good. It took awhile to get seated which is expected on a Friday night. But after we were seated, we waited over 15 minutes before we were assigned a waitperson. Maybe it was because of a shortage in staff...whatever the reason was, I thought it was kind of ridiculous. Overall though,... More 

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

Thank you for letting me know about your visit. I am very sorry to hear that your experience was not up to our standards. Our serves are assigned sections, therefore there should have been zero laps in time for you to be greeted within 60 seconds. I will be addressing this issue with our team. I is good to know... 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, Bar, Pub, 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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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