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Crave Kitchen & Cocktails

4.5
2229 Reviews
$30 and under
American
**Our front patio is now heated and covered as well as heating on our side and back patios!!

Located just over the bridge from Isle of Palms, within Seaside Farms, Crave proudly serves superb dining and classic cocktails to Mount Pleasant residents & low-country visitors.

We are proud members of Fresh On The Menu, a certified SC grown initiative with a heavy focus on locally-produced products. Our Chef is extremely sensitive to dietary restrictions and sensitivities, resulting in over twenty-percent of our menu being able to accommodate guest allergies and food sensitivities.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2229 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from Greenville and wanted something close to Patriots Pt. Food was and service was top notch. Server was attentive, polite, knowledgeable, accommodating and funny. Will definitely be back when in Charleston again.

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vipTaraM
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We were seated in the outside tent area which was good since the restaurant was very busy and crowded. Our waitress was nice but inattentive. Our appetizers were brought out extremely fast before we even got our drinks. When our meals were delivered they were just put on the table wherever they could fit since our appetizer plates were not cleared or removed by the girl bringing the entrees.
I was disappointed with the food, I expected better after seeing the restaurants rating on open table. I will not return there are too many other great restaurants in the area with much better food and service

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vipRwill
Charleston
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very different restaurant - be prepared to wait for great food!

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Laura
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent a lovely evening with friends at this gem of a restaurant during Charleston's Restaurant Week kickoff. The food was amazing! I'm so grateful we had an early reservation before they ran out of the Clams Rockefeller. What a superb dish!! We all were raving about the flavor profiles and our server was a joy. Thank you Courtney for reminding us once again why we love Charleston Restaurant Week. This was my first time at Crave, but it won't be my last!!!

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vipRVAWm
Charleston
255 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Is diners at early lunch received knowing welcome. Server explained menus & wines with enthusiasm. Well worth listening. Soups and Mac & Cheese were just right & tasty. Return, absolutely, will try at dinner next.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Bread was stale; apple crisp dessert was soggy, too sweet and awful…expensive for what you get.

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SharonS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outstanding waitress Julia sat outside very attentive. Checked on us a lot. Food could have come out all together but I understand the situation with servers and kitchen with the pandemic things can be challenging.

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AmyM
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We went to brunch at 10:30 a.m., and the restaurant was not crowded at all. It did get busier as the morning went on, though. The service was stellar, and the food was good, but my mac & cheese was barely warm. (And they are know for their mac & cheese!) The prices were also a bit high, but portions were very generous.

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SANDRA
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had reservations but were seated by front door. A little cold when door opened.
HOWEVER WE HAD FRIENDS VISITING AND DINNER WAS FABULOUS.

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LiznSC
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were staying at the Homewood Suites almost next door to Crave and decided to give it a try. We found it be delicious and received great service from Courtney. We Enjoyed the macaroni and cheese and I had the cedar plank salmon which was very good. Definitely would recommend Crave to anyone looking for a nice friendly place to dine in this area.

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Alan
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an outstanding dining experience. The server was outstanding and the food was delicious.

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PeterP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, can’t wait to visit again!

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SeelyK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had our first date of the new year at Crave. We made reservations on open table which required a $25 deposit in case you don't show. Totally understandable.

Jacob was our waiter. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and the drinks. As an appetizer I was going to get the crab cakes. I appreciate his honesty and letting me know their crab cakes were heavily breaded. I opted to get the crispy Brussels sprouts which were absolutely AMAZING.😋 These were some of the best brussel sprouts I have ever had!

As an entree I had the scallops with risotto and string beans. String beans were a little bland but the entire meal came together very well.

My husband had the half fried chicken with collards which was good.

Great ambience and excellent for date night! What a great way to start off the new year!

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BeckyG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the scallops with Boirsin was excellent and my husband lived the planked salmon!

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and service! Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent attentive service. Food was great!

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DavidJ
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was on New Years Eve. We sat outside and asked for the fire pit to be turned on - this was done immediately. Our waiter (Greg I think) was excellent. He said he normally worked behind the bar but was helping out as it was so busy. He recommended a bottle of red wine which was excellent.We ordered crab cakes and mussels - fantastic. For the main course the short rib and the snapper were perfectly cooked. We asked for a to go box - Greg carefully transferred the food for us but we forgot to take it with us. We eat here a lot and are never disappointed. Thanks to Greg for great service.

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DanM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family came in from Chicago for a few days of nicer weather (thank you for exceeding our expectations South Carolina) and we were looking for a nice NYE dinner. I read tons of reviews and while most enjoyed Crave, there were many who said the food wasn’t cooked well or that the portion sizes were too small…I don’t get the negative reviews.

We had two steaks that were done perfectly. The short ribs were amazing. The chicken marsala was delicious, and the she crab soup and mac and cheese was really very good. Service was awesome, the music was great and you could actually have a conversation over dinner without having to speak up to be heard over the background noise. Definitely recommend Crave.

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vipEsterP
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great meal at Crave! Server was excellent and timely, especially during NYE!

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vippgfromsc
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The New Year’s menu was excellent and so much food. We did our best to eat everything. Pam, our server, was wonderful. The atmosphere was exactly what was expected, busy yet pleasant. Definitely coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New Years Eve

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BeeBee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful time! I know it was NYE - we did make a reservation- but it took a while for a waiter to greet us and take our drink orders. The food was delicious and we enjoyed our time. Slightly expensive for what we got - $7 for a side of grilled asparagus which was 2 pieces of asparagus cut in half to make 4 pieces.

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BrendaW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. The food outstanding. It's so nice to be able to sit at your table and not rub elbows with the table next to you. The servers very nice.

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Etsharp
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We go to crave regularly - seems lately the food is just average My daughter enjoyed her mussels and tuna my husband had steak and I had salad with steak both were nothing special. Our waiter never checked in with us after we got our food. Post dinner we sat for at least 15
Minutes with dirty plates in front of us Just not a great dining experience

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LeslieK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Staff was friendly. Nothing special. It was loud and hard to hear conversation. Felt very quick. Get them in. Get them out.
More the way it is supposed to be. Staff did a nice job, so no complaints in that regard.
I’d compare this to a chain restaurant ( maybe it is)?

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The "famous" Mac n cheese is good but not "life-changing" as the menu claims. I splurged and added scallops to my Mac n cheese for an additional $15. I was shocked when my meal arrived topped with TWO very small scallops. The whole experience was overpriced for mediocre food and service.

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Cotton
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mac and cheese truly is life altering. Julia was our excellent server.

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Cywinton
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were able to make a same day reservation. The food was great especially the bread service, plank salmon and Brussel sprouts. Joel, our server, was awesome! His attitude and attention to detail was beyond outstanding!

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vipDataman98
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Kind of pricy especially for the scallops. 4 scallops for $38.00. The food tasted good.

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vipDavidC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal with great service.... helped to make the Holidays a little bit brighter.

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NathanK
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Mac and Cheese and cocktail (i.e. Cucumber Mint Mule) I have had to date.

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Krnave
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and service. The food was amazing and the service prompt and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

There was eight of us 6 adults and 2 children under 6, for a birthday celebration. Food was good but one meat dish came out cold and sitting outside in the higher 40 degree weather wasn’t the greatest, eating with our coats on. There were heaters but the projection of heat was nowhere near us. Our waitress was great and made the night a little better but there was nothing she could do. I’ve eaten at many outdoor places and never was it that cold where when you asked if they could sit you inside. I know we were a big party but split us up if you have to that would of been fine. We had reservations and the people in front of us didn’t and they ate inside and there were 6 of them. Don’t know if we will ever go back.

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MeganA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! The mac & cheese is amazing, as well as the skillet cookie!

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Scott
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Great food and service. We have a small Christmas party every year and you place is always top on my list...good price for the food and experience.

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RNMommy
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG, delicious!!! And the service was outstanding. You have got to visit this fine establishment even if it's out of your way! Just facts .

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vipLauraM
Chicago
1 review