Crave Kitchen & Cocktails
Crave Kitchen & Cocktails

Crave Kitchen & Cocktails

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cravekitchenandcocktails.com/
  • Phone: 8438841177x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:00am-4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Low Country, American
  • Executive Chef: Landen Ganstrom
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Crave Kitchen & Catering offers custom-built gourmet menus for any occasion. We ensure that each event is treated with the importance and detail it deserves by providing the highest quality cuisine & service. Furthermore, we know that presentation is just as important as taste, which is why we are dedicated to providing spreads that parallel one another in both taste & presentation.
    Chef Landen uses fresh, local ingredients to create a uniquely designed menu to cater to your event. At Crave, we are committed to making sure your event is unforgettable.
  • Entertainment: Back Ground Music
  • Special Events: Monthly special events and dinners please check website for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: IOP Connector
  • Public Transit: None available
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available in both the front and rear of the restaurant, including a large parking lot with over 150 spaces available, at no cost, directly behind the venue.
A word from Crave Kitchen & Cocktails
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.

We are proud members of Fresh On The Menu, certified SC grown initiative with a heavy focus on locally produced products. Chef Landen is extremely sensitive to our Guests dietary requirements resulting in over 25% of our regular menu being gluten free.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Crave Kitchen & Cocktails reviews from OpenTable diners
85 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (47)fit for foodies (40)good for groups (37)special occasion (32)great for outdoor dining (29)kid-friendly (22)great for brunch (20)notable wine list (17)great for lunch (14)late-night find (14)romantic (12)hot spot (10)vibrant bar scene (7)scenic view (2)Show More
  • excellent
    mtpleasantdiner23
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I went for our anniversary and staff went out of their way to make it an enjoyable experience. Manager checked on us several times and waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. Food was some of the best we have had in Charleston, on par or better than many of the well know places downtown. Fish was fresh and prepared well and pork loin was some of the best I have ever had. Dining room was well laid out and there was perfect blend of sound so that conversations could be private without having to raise your voice. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Date Night
    CharlestonFoodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner last night at Crave. We were seated right away and the manager came over to introduce himself. He was extremely welcoming and thanked us for coming in. The service was outstanding. Our waitress suggested we start off with the mac and cheese, with was incredible and we followed it up with scallops and a special, the herb steak oscar. The waitress checked in on us from time to time and helped us pair dinner with wine. We cannot wait to return very soon! Thank you for a fantastic date night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Customer Service
    SCSharon
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The Maitre d. and our waitress were both very helpful and attentive. We were celebrating a birthday and they did everything possible to insure the birthday lady had a great meal. The maitre d. bought her a cocktail and the waitress furnished a piece of cake with candles for us to share. What wonderful service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SD14
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The hostess was friendly and the waiter attentive, the manage came by twice to check on our dining experiece. The food was very good especailly the scallops!! Would highly rate restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average experience
    JIDiner
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I was a little disappointed with my experience, mostly because I've had catered food from Crave, which was amazing... but the dining experience was very average. The restaurant was fairly empty (Monday at 6:30PM), so not much energy. The waitress was training a new waitress - after our meal was served, we didn't get checked on until we were almost all complete with our meals. Unfortunately, I really felt like my meal needed something, so that spoiled the experience for me. I couldn't flag anyone down without getting up, and didn't bother to do so.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impressive menu
    Dibles
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Set in a shopping center, we weren't certain what to expect. But the food was outstanding, the service was excellent, and the wine list was user friendly with good selections at a fair price. A very pleasant surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We arrived early, so we took a seat at the bar, and ordered a drink. The bartenders were so friendly, and did their job so well, we decided to have dinner right there. The food was great, and we plan on going back!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so good...
    CarolinaDreamer
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The Crave is not on our go back to list of restaurants. The salmon, though tasty, was raw and it wasn't from the sushi menu. The green beans were fresh but could have been trimmed for a better appearance and taste. The filet was not my understanding of medium....mooooooo.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FLgirl
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Fantastic food and cocktail menu. I do ruins thy should add a diner vegetarian main course, but they are always happy to whip one up that is great. Never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mac & Cheese - incredible!!
    Ivan
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Went for our anniversary. Food was perfect-Mac & Cheese -WOW! Wait staff and management went out of there way to make this a special evening. If you are vacationing at Isle of Palms put Crave on your list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite spot
    FeeFee714
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I was more than pleased with the food and service. Everything we've had from here combines unique flavors that blend so well the food melts in your mouth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining w/o going downtown!
    jerricaVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We are so lucky to live in Mt. Pleasant where there are amazing, downtown quality restaurants right around the corner. We absolutely loved every part of our meals at Crave. Famous macaroni and cheese was recommended to us and did NOT disappoint. Also the special pork belly risotto appetizer with apple cole slaw and blue cheese sauce was unique and delicious. Service was excellent and friendly- we had Ellie, she was great! We will definitely be going back for dinner and would also like to try brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    herbqueenVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    As usual food was very good. Highly recommend the buttermilk fried chicken. Waitress Shana was outstanding. Knowledgeable, professional and genuinely friendly. Peach cobbler is terrific not to sweet
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • STeve
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    wait staff is very helpful with gluten free items. wonderful gluten free coconut cake. a great place to dine if one has celiac.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food quality not what it used to be
    rena270
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We recently visited Crave with a group of my husband's coworkers. The food was not bad, but having been to Crave several times over the last several years, can definitely say the food quality this time was not what I remember and not up to par with surrounding restaurants, like Opal. For the price, not worth it in my opinion. I love the bar and new outside patio area and it's a great place to have a drink, but for good food for the price, I'd skip it and try Opal or something downtown.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sisters' Lunch
    Sisters
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The manager was very welcoming and attentive. The macaroni truly was life changing! We made a special trip to Crave, and it was worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • citygirl
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    In every aspect, a very good restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised to find this gem in a shopping center. We will return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    Luvtoeat
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Good quality food. Good service. Use local products. Wine selection limited. Overall good time/experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Experience
    fastbreak33
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food was great. Manager came out and checked on us
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal from our vacation
    Bman
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We stayed on Wild Dunes for 5 nights and this was far and away our favorite meal. We had a group of 7 and got a table reservation easily within 30 minutes. The place was not very crowded. It is within a shopping / hotel plaza near the Isle of Palms Connector / US17 intersection in Mt Pleasant. So it was a convenient 20 minute drive for us from Wild Dunes. The food was spectacular and everyone was happy and full. The Mac & Cheese and Crab Cake appetizers were very memorable and we will come back for more of both. Our entrees took a little while but were also worth it -- from the strip steak to salmon to scallops to pork loin to a huge 3/4 lb burger for my son. The manager came over twice to check on us. Delicious food and great service!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow!
    MelindaRocks
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    First time eating at crave and I was very impressed, not only with the food but with the amazing service. The best she crab soup and Mac and cheese I have ever had! Our server Melinda made some amazing recommendations and we were more than happy with all the food! Melinda was very sweet and did an amazing job taking care of us, would love to have her serve us again soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worth the visit
    herbqueenVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Good food. 4 of us and got 3 different dishes. I judge restuarants partly on how good the salads are. Ours were fresh with good local greens and seasonal fruit. Very good citrus dressing. Chicken picatta and the short ribs were particularly good, tender and we'll seasoned. Wait staff very professional and friendly without being intrusive. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everyone
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Everyone enjoyed their meal - both appetizers and main courses. Excellent, well priced wine and the seating arrangement and ambiance are great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • yukno
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The mac and cheese is awesome and the jalapeño margarita was refreshing. The rest of the food was average but a good meal & great service!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not One Complaint
    MO703
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I personally have been to Crave a few times, never been disappointed. I took my a friend there from out of state, who normally can find a compliant or two about every resturant, we have ever been to, but this time the bar was set high, not one complaint. I was so surprised. Everyone is friendly and you can tell the take pride in their food and service, with so much competition either you find people who care or dont care, but Anthony and the rest of the Crave Crew definitely cares!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • all you could need / want
    chsguy
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    this place has never lost its quality. from the moment that the hostess welcomes you to the time that the servers do their magic. food is awesome - prices are more for that special occasion than a regular dinner fare. Lobster pasta - awesome - real lobster. Elly (our server) was the hit of the evening.. her charm.. her energy....her ability to treat you like a friend from the moment she meets you are rare in this day in age.....she is a definite asset to crave. keep up the good work
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Freshly Made & Delicious
    Jamgirl
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food is absolutely to die for I had the lobster pasta and my boyfriend had the fry chicken. Everything was very fresh and grown locally. The manager and executive chef stopped by our table and we mentioned how delicious the meals were so the chef asked if we wanted to try the Mac and cheese. Of course we said a big fat yes- please if you enjoy Mac and cheese try Craves it wins many awards and boy it is worth it. The fry chicken is very crispy and crunchy. We live in Charlotte and before leaving the next day we went and had brunch -the shrimp and grits and the hamburger also delicious. Give Craves a try you will not be disappointed this will be our to go spot while in Charleston!!! Open a restaurant in Charlotte :) :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Night in Town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We just moved to into the Seaside Farms area of Mt. Pleasant and wanted our first experience to be a special one. Crave exceeded all of our expectations. Anthony, the General Manager came over and introduced himself. He even checked on us personally during the evening. I had the Sea Scallops with lobster risotto which was fantastic! My wife had the fresh trout special and was very happy. At the recommendation of our server, Johnathon, I tried the cocktail special, a drink with chopped apples and plums as a "filter" for the drink itself. I usually don't do fruity drinks, but this was very refreshing after a long day of unpacking boxes! A couple of glasses of wine and we had a wonderful experience. Great service and wonderful food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Last minute suprise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My sister-in-law and I went to Mt Pleasant for ladies weekend. I'm glad we decided on Crave for our Saturday night dinner. The food was amazing. Apparently the owner flies in scallops from Maine weekly. They are never frozen! I couldn't believe how perfect everything was. Our waiter (who was absolutely adorable), made us feel right at home. He suggested we add pulled pork to our Mac-n-cheese appetizer and I'm glad we did. The best I've ever had. We had bloody Mar's which isn't exactly a dinner drink, but who cares! It was wonderful. The vodka was infused with garlic. Yum!!! The lighting was perfect, dim but still bright enough to see. The music was great too! We kept singing(to ourselves of course) the Beach Boys and Elvis! We left stuffed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Neighborhood Find
    Handbgqn
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Staying in the area for vacation we spotted this restaurant near the grocery store in a shopping center setting. Read great reviews online so decided to try it for our last night dinner. We were 8 people including an infant. They were so accomodating to us. The food was superb and our server was excellent. We also liked that the menu was varied so everyone had a choice no matter what preference. Would highly recommend if you are in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    debsdefenders
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I am a transplant from Atlanta and a newbie to the Mt. Pleasant area, my party ate at Craze on Saturday evening.....everything we ordered tasted wonderful. We were all delighted with the award winning mac and cheese appetizer and extensive wine list. Two in my party ordered the salmon, one ordered the giant perfectly seared scallops...I am dieting and ordered the chicken caesar salad and a cup of broccoli soup. I'm not sure if I saved any calories, considering there were huge slices of chicken breast in a jumbo bowl of romaine lettuce drenched in a yummy cheesy dressing. I would recommend this restaurant to friends! The manager walked around to all of the tables to welcome and thank all of their guests for dinning with them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Craving to go back!
    Tyler
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Was in town for a wedding and we stayed in Mt. Pleasant. Had a reservation, but the weather was amazing and they have a beautiful patio so we requested to sit outside. Normally, I would have expected a wait, which I was fine with. However, the manager at the host stand promptly sat us which was a huge bonus! We shared a bunch of apps and then did entrees and dessert (along with a bunch of cocktails). Top to bottom, everything was fantastic. Host, management, server, chef and the entire staff are on point and the food and drinks are superb. I'm not from the area but if I was this would be my go to spot. Great job to the entire team - well done! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
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