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Folly Beach Crab Shack

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26 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439
+1 843-588-3080
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

After reading the other reviews on trip advisor I was excited to head to Folly Beach Crab Shack with my family. The atmosphere is fun and vibrant but the food was disappointing. The best thing we had was the grilled shrimp, which was a big hit with all of us. We also had the grilled Mahi special, but it was... More 

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1 Thank gcormack329
LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I assure you I take all reviews to heart and learn and share them with all my team members. What I never will understand is the people that visit only once, never give us the chance to correct a mistake and then decide to write a negative review. I assure you had you mentioned anything... More 

Sheffield Lake, Ohio
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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Ate several times at the Folly Beach Crab Shack. Everything was fresh and good! Really recommend the She-Crab soup and anything with shrimp as the shrimp were ALWAYS plump, crisp and just delicious. Very nice servers that made us feel welcome!

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Thank Bellojoseph
LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you so much! You just described my standards and passion on how all our guests should feel when visiting my restaurant. We hope to see you again soon. Ron & Staff More 

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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We can't visit Folly without a trip to the Crab Shack! We have so many memories of Folly which includes the CS. I recommend the oysters and the crab & shrimp bucket with corn & potatoes Yum! So good. The shrimp & grits are amazing! And for those who don't enjoy seafood...the burger is fabulous! They offer seating inside &... More 

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2 Thank Shana C
LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you!! We are a seafood restaurant, but we do offer an amazing burger as well as our world famous hand pulled BBQ sandwich. I am glad that everyone enjoyed everything so much! We hope to see you again soon! Ron & staff More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Ask for no old bay on the crab though. It's best al'natural! Staff is wonderful! I feel like all the staff are friends and we are just customers. The food is consistent (and had been for 10 years+) We love CS and go almost ever other night when we're in town.

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2 Thank Martia R
LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words as well as being such a loyal guest. I am blessed with the most amazing staff. They all share my passion and culture. All that visit the Crab Shack are treated as family and friends. We never refer to our guests as customers. Other places do, we don't. It is all about "building relationships".... More 

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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We always enjoy Folly but it's not complete until we visit the Crab Shack. I just don't know how a place can be so busy and still greet you with a smile, great cocktails and wonderfully food. MK behind the bar is like a machine with a great attitude. She keeps the drinks coming while keeping a eye on everything.... More 

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1 Thank Marion C
LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you so much! It was great seeing you last night. You are right about MK taking care of everyone. She is amazing as well as Haley. I am blessed to have a staff that shares my passion and culture of always treating our guests like family. Thanks for taking the time to give us a shout out on TripAdvisor.... More 

Williston, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Me and 2 of my sisters were there this past weekend and we were all impressed with the food....We eat seafood all the time in Savannah GA. and its very good there as well but the Crab Shack at Folly Beach is AWESOME!!! The crab & artichoke dip was amazing...the shrimp was the excellent!! The service was great as well!!

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1 Thank cwcwashington
LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let me know about your visit. I will pass along all your kind words to all my team members as well. They all share my passion and live our culture every day. We look forward to serving you again soon. Ron & Staff More 

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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We went as a party of 7 (3 kids) were seated immediately it was almost 6pm. The food was ok nothing spectacular but not bad.

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1 Thank Dianalovestripp
LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for letting me know about your visit. As you can see by all our other reviews, we normally get raving comments on our food. I would love the opportunity to talk with you in person and identify all items you and your party ordered. I am passionate on delivering excellence and not ok food. I would also like... More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

This is the one place that we always go every trip to Folly. It's not fancy but it's cool as heck in a beachy-shabby-shacky sort of way. There's no better seafood anywhere. It's very casual and you can be yourself. The staff is always friendly and helpful, too. It's a great place that's become a Folly Beach landmark for good... More 

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2 Thank fun2drum
LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you so much!! I will share your review with all my team members as well. They all share my passion in serving our guests the best seafood and service on the beach. Thanks again for taking the time to give us a shout out on TripAdvisor. We hope to be able to serve you again soon, Ron & Staff More 

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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

This place was touted to be very touristy but we enjoyed it very much. The shrimp were big, full, and mouth-watering!! Yum! We also had the crab dip which I thought was mediocre. we also ordered crab balls which were delightful! The tomato pie was also another great surprise. Yum!! It was definitely worth going to. The Frogmore Stew was... More 

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Thank Gwen W
LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thank you! I still don't understand why anyone that has ever been to folly would say we are touristy. Maybe the one's that have never been in our restaurant. The local's all support us, the police, firemen and even the Mayor and his wife eat eat here on a daily basis. We have received awards for best hospitality on the... More 

Louisville, Ohio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

The She Crab Soup was out of this world. Great service as well. Shout out to our server, Andrew. The atmosphere was great. We sat on the patio and there was a nice breeze blowing with music playing in the background. It was a great first choice for the start of our vacation on Folly Beach.

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3 Thank sdv47
LCH076, Owner at Folly Beach Crab Shack, responded to this review

Thanks! The She Crab Soup is house made and the real deal. I am glad that you enjoyed everything so much! Please introduce yourself the next time you are in, I would love to meet you in person. We hope to see you again soon! Ron & Staff 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
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Folly Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-588-3080
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!

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