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Re: “Crab Shack

I don't know what these trolls are on or where exactly they are going from the 3 crab shacks, but if they are talking about the crab shack on Folly Beach, they are obviously off their meds or trolls for work as a web advisor for a competitive restaurant. For instance, The Super Saturn kind of gave themselves away as they mentioned leading people away from the "Clean" establishments downtown. Jealous?! Competition? I doubt he's ever worked at a downtown restaurant as most all of them have rats, roaches, mold and bacteria in the kitchens under the units, etc. I've worked in the expensive restaurants downtown (I won't mention names) and let's just say some kitchens don't deserve near an A rating but get at least $40 a plate for food. Did they go to the other ones in other locations versus the one on Folly Beach that has been a favorite for 18 years as the FBCS is locally owned by a 40 year veteran of restaurants and is really picky about the quality of the food and the cleanliness of the place. Guy above, says the crab legs are "precooked" but the clusters are frozen which is WRONG! as they are flash frozen and purchased from local seafood distributors while the crab legs are inspected for quality. The owner also pays for the top grade levels of seafood as yes, you can purchase low grade seafood and the lowest is usually served in places like Chinese buffets. They aren't pre-cooked and for the price he pays, they had better not be or frozen twice. He'll send them right back. He checks all of the food personally before letting them deliver the fresh food. He purchases locally sourced shrimp from McClellanville which don't have that "soapy" cheap shrimp taste list a lot of places do. The scallops are Bay Scallops and are the top grade level and simply amazing! Two Things to get, the She Crab Soup which is actually the REAL recipe of Charleston and not loaded down with a ton of fake or canned crabmeat and the Shrimp and Grits are terrific. The fried foods are lightly battered so they have a great taste as in fact, pretty much everything on the menu is fantastic. Now, is the FBCS a 5 star restaurant with nice 1000 thread count table cloths?! NO! It's a "SHACK" with buckets which means it's going to be ultra casual and just a fun place to eat and a great value for the money which is still fairly costly due to seafood with the higher grade quality of the food which cost more but well worth it. While this endearing "Dive" has the lived-in local restaurant feel, it is deceptively "clean" versus the "shack" look as the kitchen gets cleaned every night even the cooking units and every weeks the entire place gets a serious scrub down for extra cleanliness! It is a fried and grilled seafood place after all which requires extra cleaning daily. It is one of my favorite places to go and get real, local seafood versus downtown where they give you a few shrimp and a 6 oz steak for $45 dollars. I mean, if you like California - Manhattan - Charlestonian fusion then look no further than downtown for the food is great but bring the CC as most of the high end restaurants will charge as they're menu is nouveau cuisine which is fine, but what happened to real Charlestonian restaurants? The Folly Beach Crab Shack Might not look like an ultra-modern snobotorium where you will drop $200 for 2 people to eat, but it's got honest food, good quality food that tastes great and is affordable. This place is a must, for visiting Charleston. I would also recommend Page's Okra Grill on Coleman Blvd. if you want good ol' southern cooking while staying in Mt. Pleasant near Shem Creek along with The Wreck and Shem Creek Bar and Grill for good seafood in an ultra casual local restaurant. Downtown, there is McCrady's, Peninsula Grill, The Mill's House, The Harbor Club, Carolinas, Henry's for the cool history and don't miss Hank's Seafood which is pricey, but great! Also, do not miss Rue De Jon, Coast, Fish, Husk or Cru Cafe as Cru is a small romantic dining bistro in an old Charlestonian Single home but highly recommended! Btw, If you crave duck, go to a local dive bar called the Tattooed Moose and get the Duck Club Sandwich which was featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Now, then, let's get back to the reviews above...some people are just never happy unless they complain and the top three statements were not' warranted had the reviewers knew the behind the scenes truths of supreme level of seafood served "beach/shack/rustic" decor with historic artistic murals of Folly Beach with a lived in look. It's a Seafood "SHACK" for the kid in all of us! It's where the older locals go to eat and nowhere else as it's the "Cheers'" Folly Beach. Seriously, get the She Crab Soup with the sherry! Thank you for reading the truth. Best, a true Charlestonian.

Posted by GhostArtist on July 12, 2018 at 10:20 PM

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