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Crave

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

Menu

SPECIALS‎
PLEASE NOTE - Specials are of limited availability and are subject to change without notice to ensure the highest quality.  We recommend that you call the restaurant to inquire about availability prior to placing your order.  THANK YOU!   We appreciate the opportunity to serve you!!
$12
Fried Green Tomato
Fried green tomatoes over butter lettuce with pickled cabbage, feta and creamy dill dressing
$14
Short rib 'Poutine'
Braised short rib and fried gnocchi poutine with cheddar cheese curds and herbs
$16
Steak tartare
Finely diced strip with capers, onions, mustard and balsamic served with fresh crostini
$25
Smoked salmon farfalle
Smoked salmon and farfalle pasta tossed in a bacon sherry cream sauce with heirloom tomatoes and asparagus
$29
Mongolian Steak
Asian marinated steak with fried sweet potatoes and grilled vegetables
$28
Grilled mahi
Grilled‎ mahi topped with a roasted poblano-peach sauce and served over toasted coconut and papaya rice pilaf
$9
German chocolate cake
Coconut and dolce de leche cream cheese icing, caramel chocolate drizzle, chocolate shavings and toasted coconut flakes
$8
Fried Peanut Butter Cups
Funnel cake battered deep fried peanut butter cups & local Wholly Cow ice cream topped with chocolate sauce
$8
Fried snicker
Fried snicker bar served with chocolate ice cream, topped with chocolate sauce whipped cream and cherry.
APPETIZERS‎
$10
Mac & Cheese
The most award winning Mac & Cheese in America (TRUE FACT)!  ADD: Pulled Pork +8,  Applewood Smoked Bacon +4, Broccoli +4, Grilled Chicken +6, Sea Scallops +15, Sauteed Shrimp +8, Short Ribs +12
$14
Crab Cake
Jumbo lump crab cake served over Spanish style corn salsa finished with spicy remoulade.
$11
P.E.I. Mussels with House Made Herbed Baguette
P.E.I. Mussels with herbed baguette. Please choose either Creamy White Wine or Red Curry Sauce.  **Red Curry Sauce is both Gluten Free and Paleo Friendly!
$11
Greek Dip
Featured in Charleston Chef's Table 2011 cookbook.  Hummus, olive tapenade, toasted Lavash bread, and mixed greens with feta, tomatoes, and cucumber drizzled with lemon vinaigrette
$10
Calamari
Jumbo all natural calamari battered in buttermilk and served with house marinara
$12
Spicy Yellow Fin Tuna
Sushi grade yellow fin tuna loin with avocados and cucumber salad served with crispy plantain chips
SALADS‎
$14
Cobb Salad
Romaine lettuce topped with egg, chicken, avocado, apple-wood smoked bacon, cheddar and croutons
$12
Chicken Caesar Salad
All natural chicken breast, Romaine, house-made Caesar dressing, shredded Parmesan, croutons and a Parmesan crisp.
$13
Local Butter Lettuce Salad
Butter Lettuce, gorgonzola cheese, pork lardons, red onions, julienne apples, walnuts and cherry tomatoes served with creamy dill dressing on the side. (ASK YOUR SERVER ABOUT ADDING A PROTEIN)
$12
Seasonal Salad
Fresh local kale, strawberries, candied pecans, croutons, red onion & goats cheese dressed with a blackberry vinaigrette
SOUPS‎
She Crab Soup
Crave's classic recipe topped with toasted crostini, creme fraiche and chili oil. 6/10
Tomato Bisque
House-made‎ with fresh herbs and a touch of Cream 5/7
Soup of the Day
Chef's soup of the day. Ask your servers for details. 4/6
SANDWICHES‎
Sandwiches come with choice of French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, or a Side Salad
$12
Crave's 3/4 Pound Burger
House ground, hand patted Black Angus beef on a toasted Brioche Bun with Romaine Lettuce, Tomato, and Red Onion
$11
Spinach & Tomato Grilled Cheese
Slices of sourdough bread layered with mozzarella, goat cheese, spinach and tomato slices then grilled to a golden brown.
$15
Prime Corned Beef
In-house cured USDA Prime Ribeye served on a brioche bun with aged Swiss cheese, sauteed mushrooms and house made thousand island dressing
$13
Turkey Club
Oven-roasted turkey, applewood smoked bacon, cheddar, romaine lettuce, tomato, and Cajun remoulade on a toasted ciabatta bun.
ENTREES‎
$29
North Atlantic Sea Scallops
Sea Scallops seared until golden brown then served on a bed of rich Lobster Risotto and Garlic pan-fried local Green Beans.
$28
Herb Steak Oscar
Seared rosemary & thyme encrusted strip steak accompanied by jumbo lump blue crab, asparagus and Gorgonzola cream sauce over mashed potatoes.
$21
Cedar Plank Salmon
Atlantic salmon fillet marinated in olive oil, rosemary, thyme, and garlic then grilled medium-rare and accompanied by sauteed Mediterranean salad.
$20
Chicken Marsala
Pan-seared chicken breast with wild forest mushrooms in a rich Marsala sauce, served over boursin risotto and steamed broccoli.
$34
Prime Ribeye
Chef's selection of Painted Hills Farms prime ribeye served with bacon & cheese loaded mashed potatoes and fried tempura green beans.
$18
Pork Milanese
Pounded Pork rib-eye, lightly breaded with fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese with Gorgonzola mash, sauteed spinach and a caper cream reduction.
$23
All Natural Short Ribs
Grass fed braised in Chef's sweet chili sauce over Gorgonzola mashed potatoes and topped with julienne vegetables.
$24
Seafood Pasta
Sauteed P.E.I. Mussels, shrimp, and hearty pieces of fillet of fish with garlic, shallots, and herbs in a white wine cream sauce served over fresh tagliatelle pasta.
$26
Hanger Steak
Served over a warm spinach salad with candied onions, walnuts, dried bing cherries, and triple creme french brie finished with a balsamic reduction.
$19
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
ONE HALF of a free-range, hormone-free chicken country-fried golden brown served with fried crispy red bliss potato salad, fried brussel sprouts and foie gras gravy
A LA CARTE SIDES‎
$5
Gorgonzola Mashed Potatoes
$5
Steamed Broccoli
$5
Julienne Vegetables
Tossed in a sweet chili glaze
$5
Sauteed Spinach
$5
Green Beans
$5
Fried Brussels Sprouts
$6
Creamed Spinach
$6
Sauteed Mediterranean Salad
$6
Boursin Risotto
$6
Crispy Potato Salad
DESSERTS‎
$9
Baked Apple Crisp
Chef's grandma's recipe. oatmeal maple crisp topping baked with north carolina cinnamon apples & served with vanilla bean ice cream and caramel reduction
$8
Double Fudge Cake
Double layered french chocolate fudge cake with marcona almonds and topped with chocolate ganache
$8
Sweet Tooth Bread Pudding
Classic bread pudding baked with the staff's rotating choice of favorite chocolate candy served with drizzled caramel. (a-la-mode +$3)
$8
Skillet Cookie
Chocolate Cookie with White Chocolate Chips & Chocolate Chip Cookie baked in our Country Skillets then finished with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.
$8
Wholly Cow Ice-Cream
Daily selection of organic locally made ice cream. A la Mode to any dessert +3
About
Located just over the bridge from Isle of Palms, within Seaside Farms, Crave proudly serves superb dining and classic cocktails to Mount Pleasant's residents & visitors. At the helm of the kitchen is Executive Chef Landen Ganstrom. Chef Landen's Mac & Cheese has won the past four consecutive Charleston Mac Off's, was named most Life Changing in America 2013 by ESQUIRE Magazine, and is listed by Yahoo! Travel & Leisure as the top Mac & Cheese in the country. Stop by any time for an upscale-casual experience that we guarantee will keep you coming back again and again.
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Seafood, American, Contemporary
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After a couple years of reading about the "life altering" mac-n-cheese, I was finally in Charleston and had a chance to visit Crave. I was a little disappointed in the mac-n-cheese. It was a bit too chewy and the cheese sauce cooled too quickly and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ken F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Have to try the BLT. Hard to finish all of it, but it is so good. Mac n cheese with short ribs, amazing. Also the best she crab soup I have ever had.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Brett F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The accompaniements to the hangar steak entree were wonderful... Spinach, walnuts, brie. Unfortunately, the steak was difficult to chew. Service was slow.. But the Manager did comp some wine to offset our disappointment.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank R_and_B204
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

What a delightful venue for a family evening out or a romantic night with the spouse or significant other. The food and service were simply fantastic. Oh, and their Mac n Cheese is the best I’ve ever had. Our family of 5 shared it as...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sshane777
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Crave is one of our restaurants that we frequent often. I come a lot with my husband and we sit at the bar. The bartenders are great and very attentive. The food is really good too! I’ve also come with girlfriends and we always have...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jackiewiltshire2014
Reviewed 30 November 2018

My daughter and I enjoy dining at Crave when she visits from New York. We decided to go to dinner one night over Thanksgiving weekend. We called for a booth and while it was not guaranteed we did get a booth. Thank you. The reason...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank annoncapecod
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

It’s easy to drive by and not notice this little restaurant. It’s worth a visit! Hands down, the best mac and cheese I’ve ever had! I ordered the Chicken Marsala for dinner and my husband had the filet. We were both very happy with our...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CheriN501
Reviewed 15 November 2018

This restaurant is a place we go several times a year when we come to Wild Dunes. The staff have always been great whether we are a party of 2 or family reunion 20+. The manager Jeff is thoughtful and watchful warm and inviting. Our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mary s
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Crave is in a great location and the food is delicious! We have brunch and dinner there and both were good. You must get the Mac n cheese with braised short ribs! I wish the service was,a little better. The staff is just not that...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jenn M
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Ate here on the advice of local friends....who doesn’t like some macaroni and cheese....the added bonus here is they have add ons to go in it....we chose chicken and would choose it again!!!! And don’t even start me on the desserts!!!! Yummy!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ksaltsma
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23 December 2018|
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According to “open table” they are taking reservations for Christmas Eve.
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Hi Alice! So sorry for the slow response! (We're still working out the kinks on all this modern technology). First and foremost, we appreciate your interest in bringing your group to our restaurant very much! It's... More
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We do for lunch, yes! Lunch is served Monday - Friday from 11am until 4pm. My apologies for the delayed response!
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