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The King Claw - Charleston, Charleston, SC

The King Claw - Charleston

4.7
4.7
101 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
King Claw: Juicy Seafood & Bar, a Viet-Cajun restaurant, in the former Yokoso Japanese Steakhouse at 1734 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Cajun, Shellfish
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (843) 868-6288
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    West Ashley
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 101 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Best Value

  • South Carolina

    Seafood

  • Charleston

    Best Food

  • Charleston

    Best Value

  • Charleston

    Great for brunch

  • Charleston

    Kid-friendly

  • Charleston

    Innovative

  • Charleston

    Good for groups

  • Charleston

    Lively

  • Charleston

    Seafood

101 Reviews
  1. John

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The boil bag is a hot mess but so fresh and delicious. Use the gloves and the bib. The fried catfish was also amazing. All around great stuff and great service.

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  2. NathanM

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    My waitress must of been out of it because seats were wet, no silverware, had to reminder her about our drinks, she didn't even refill our drinks, worst service I've ever had.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time. The good was great, hot and came at a decent time. Our server Michael was amazing! We always enjoy our time at King Claw!

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  4. DesareeB

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good. The service was great. Definitely will return

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  5. JonnyW

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sever was helpful and food was awesome, especially the sweet tea

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  6. MichaelC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent, and the waitress was friendly. The waitress, went over and beyond to accommodate

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  7. JackieS

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Reservations seating were already established by the open bar area. Seating were well taken care off, just didn’t care seated by the bar area.

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  8. Richard

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    They do not serve hot beverages! They also have plastic forks and knives... yuk! Food was okay, Service was great.

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  9. KenJ

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had reservations for 8pm. I was promptly seated upon arrival. Waitress was attentive and helpful the food and drinks were great

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  10. MelanieM

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The crab legs were overcooked and the rest of the seafood soggy. I have eaten at Juicy Seafood in Savannah and I expected the same great experience. Definitely not worth 1/2 of the money spent. Thank goodness the server was great!

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  11. Crystal

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Far exceeded my expectations for a seafood boil. Perfect amount of season and spice.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a table of 7. Our waitress was attentive and the food timely and plentiful. If we have one issue, it is that no salads are offered on the menu. A bit of greenery would have been appreciated.

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  13. JudyR

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointed that the grill menu was discontinued. Would recommend having new grill menu before removing old menu due to being allergic to seafood, I’m only able to eat fish did not leave many choices for me. That being said the food was delicious and service was excellent, very friendly, attentive and very professional.

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  14. SandyS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can’t remember the servers name but she was excellent!

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  15. KevinR

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Robyn, our server, was absolutely amazing. Could not have asked for a better experience.

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  16. davetherave

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The dinner boils are way way too expensive and they give twice the amount of food need. I am 6f2 / 250lbs and I got 2 large meals out of mine. Lower the portions and lower the price.

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  17. inounvme

    Philadelphia

    107 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is overpriced but it’s tasty and served hot. The key is the staff great service and management engagement!

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  18. Denise

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was very attentive and kind. Very good seafood.

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  19. Babygirl

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Best seafood I've had in years! Robyn was the best waitress we ever seen! Everyone there has great customer service skills.

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  20. Colton

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress made our experience even better and I can’t remember her name and I wish I did.

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  21. SeelyK

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, waiter was attentive. He helped us with the best menu selections. I had the Sailor Boil for around $43. 2 3 Crab claws, 1/2 lb of shrimp 🍤 Potatoes 1 corn Side order of sausage. I ate all crab claws because I didn't want to reheat at home but could have easily stopped it two. I think they have me an extra claws by mistake 🤫Didn't get through all of my shrimp potatoes or sausage and brought the rest home. The hush puppies are to die for. They weren't burnt and the breading was perfect. They have little pieces of corn and them. Top that with some honey butter and you are all set! It was very clean inside restaurant and in bathroom. We dined around 6pmband there was no crowd. We made a reservation but probably didn't need it. Overall, I give 5 stars 🌟 Oh, in preparation start drinking your water throughout the day. I don't have HBP. Food that good has a ton of salt... I don't even want to know how much but its not for the HBP folk.😆 Dont think about it even if you are healthy. Just enjoy 😉

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible service, would not recommend dining in. 20 minutes to place a drink order, had to ask for everything, no silverware! Plastic fork & knife, no plates! The kicker, was, the server had to borrow a claw cracker from another server! A crab restaraunt did not have claw crackers! Server stated all the customers stole them! Lol

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  23. Pause2shopdotcom

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal, great service -we enjoyed our experience very much except for being seated next to a very large TV that was showing fighting/wrestling - not appropriate for dinner.

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  24. RandiW

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I don’t know if my expectations were high but everything was just ok. Nothing was impressive. The server was alright. We got king crab legs and a couple of clusters of snow crab and had to ask for crab crackers. There was 3 of us she brought 1. She grabbed the pair off of the table that was beside us. The restaurant was dirty. Had trash on the floor everywhere. You can tell nobody at the restaurant takes pride in their job or goes above and beyond. My son spilled his drink and the guy that came out to clean it was nice but besides that everything was mediocre. Wasn’t worth the 150$ I spent that’s for sure!

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  25. AmberN

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our group of 6 tried 6 different steam pots. All of them were great. Waitress checked in several times and kept drinks filled. Highly recommend. If we had found it sooner on our vacation we would’ve eaten there again.

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  26. AnthonyG

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great. Kids had shrimp tacos and they were delicious. We had the the boils and the king claw sauce was delicious. Lilly was out server and she has an amazing personality, she sang happy birthday and gave a slice of cheesecake to celebrate. It was more of a loud, fun atmosphere so great for a family outing.

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  27. MichaelK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It may have been a bad night, but we placed our order and waited 1 hour and twenty minutes and no food came to us. We cancelled our order ( as it still wasn’t even being prepared yet) paid for our drinks and left. One manager lied to us and said “ 5 more minutes” and the other manager gave us a $50 gift certificate ( which we used for the drinks)… They blamed it on a large party that was going on, but they continued to seat people… no idea how the food was as we couldn’t even get a hush puppy!!!

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  28. Bill

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the few places where you can actually get king crab.

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  29. Nisha

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Kings Boil, everything was delicious and cooked perfectly. The portion was good for the price

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Our server was amazing! She handled all of our needs and helped us with everything we requested! Definitely a place to check out! Family friendly.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The seafood is really good and it’s a fun family experience!

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  32. Celeste

    Charleston

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Good seafood boils, generous servings, friendly service, great value for Charleston.

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  33. DanielleH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came as first time guests to King Claw to celebrate my husband's birthday and thoroughly enjoyed it from the time we were sat down to the time we left. Robin was our waitress and she was amazing at suggestions and keeping on top of her customer service! Would definitely come back.

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  34. KayH

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food, being from another country it was so exciting and charming.

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  35. ErickP

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was pleasant and was seated immediately with reservations. Food was good - extra corn and potato would've been a low-cost, nice way to add a little extra value to the meal.

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  36. Twiggy

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Seafood Bag Blue crabs on menu, but they haven’t had them in years need remove off menu Size of crab leg cluster- tiny Food was fresh and tasty Shrimp, corn, sausage and eggs were tasty and not overcooked Service was excellent with waitress Hostess station could use refinement on customer service

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  37. JimmyT

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The place was very clean. Service was good, but the food was nothing special. I didn't care for the crayfish and the grouper wasn't good. I will not return, but others in my group didn't complain.

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  38. KellyP

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was impeccable, the restaurant was clean and the food was phenomenal! I'm so sorry I cannot remember my server's name because she made it a wonderful first time for us!

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  39. CarrieV

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Dark, we were the only ones there, could not sit outside like originally requested, and overall felt like a bad chain restaurant. It was not a good experience and food was not good. Our server was nice, but we will not be going back.

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  40. MikeR

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, and a great value; I did a very simple boil with just 1/2 pound of sausage, that meal was less expensive than a drive thru, I kid you not. My wife got the crab legs, they were fantastic. If you like seafood, you're in the right place. Robin our server was the best.

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FAQs

The King Claw - Charleston does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. The King Claw - Charleston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 868-6288.

The King Claw - Charleston is rated 4.7 stars by 101 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The King Claw - Charleston

1734 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    West Ashley
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Cajun, Shellfish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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