Every shack, whether it's a love shack or a Shaq O'Neal, houses a spirited presence and is well suited for dunking. Slam dip some seafood with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of steamed shrimp, grilled fish, and sea fare at the Crab Shack, which have locations in West Ashley, Folly Beach, and Coosaw Creek.
The Crab Shack takes local focus to a whole new briny depth by plucking all their seafood from nearby waters. The menu of seafarer's feasts includes the parmesan-coated smoked crabeque sandwich ($11.99), tasso-gravy-covered lowcountry shrimp and grits ($15.99), and the frogmore bucket, which is stocked with two-dozen large shrimp, steamed with a special butter sauce ($23.99). Patrons can also order the she-crab soup, a trademark dish served with a heaping dose of feel-good, as all profits go to the Hollings Cancer Center.
With wooden tables, palm fronds, and sailing ships decorating the interior, the atmosphere is reminiscent of a summer vacation spent in Margaritaville sans Jimmy Buffet's insistence on everyone getting a cuttlefish tattoo. Ron Hill, a local to the Folly Beach area, has owned and operated the Folly Beach location since its doors opened around 10 years ago; the other two locations are owned and operated locally as well.
Although reviewers are mixed on cuisine, customers enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. TripAdvisors give the Folly Beach Crab Shack location an average of 3.5 owl eyes. Yelpers give the Folly Beach location a three-star average, and 79% of Urbanspooners recommend it.