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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“crab” (35 reviews)
“seafood” (64 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1901 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29407-4784
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The staff at West Ashley seafood were very friendly. The service was great and the food came out in excellent timing. Everything was so fresh and the crab cakes were DELICIOUS "that sauce", OMG! The shrimp was amazing as well, not over breaded or overcooked....More

Thank 121lynn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right after you walk in, there’s a huge barrel of peanuts that you help yourself to. They have a hole in the middle of each table that a bucket drops down in to so you have a place to throw your peanut shells. I had...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

She had shrimp and grits and I had fried seafood. Easy stop between Kiawah and I-26. We will be back.

Thank Monta S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I loved this place. Food was good and staff friendly. A little slow, but came by often. I had the shrimp (it was great) and my wife had the crab legs. Fresh and well prepaired,. The key lime pie was really good...More

Thank Edgar P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious fried green tomatoes, Double D BBQ shrimp sandwich was wonderful. Great atmosphere, kids friendly. Outdoor tables comfortable. Pet friendly outside dining.

Thank Greta O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were immediately greeted when we sat down and our server, Kiley, was great!!! She was very mature and did an amazing job for a 19 year old. If we go again, we are definitely requesting to have Kiley. She kept us laughing and ensuring...More

1  Thank Lauren W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and his friend love the in the shell peanuts- They had the fried flounder and really liked it. Sides were pretty common- cept for the exceptionally good collards!! We ordered a side of the hushpuppies- small and tasteful=with the butter! I had the...More

1  Thank Dawn2010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had crab stuffed flounder. It was ok. I prefer fried. Service was great! Good place to eat. Great sides. She crab soup was divine.

Thank Deme P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a very rainy monday in Charleston, my wife and I went for dinner at the crab shack. Decor is nice, but staff were slow to greet us on arrival. There was no one at the reception station and we're finally seated by a waitress....More

Thank CosmicVagabond
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On business trip and craving some good down home food. Meal did not disappoint! She Crab soup and shrimp and grits. Both scrumptious. Peanuts in the shell a nice touch. Kitchy vibe...fun!

Thank Pammiebeth
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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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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 buses 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. 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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