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The King Claw - Charleston, Charleston, SC

The King Claw - Charleston

4.2
4.2
57 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

8:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 57 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Good for groups

  • South Carolina

    Good for special occasions

  • Charleston

    Good for groups

  • Charleston

    Good for special occasions

  • Charleston

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beware the king crab legs are good, but price is incorrect not $37 but $72.
  2. RR

    RobertR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was a very delicious low country boil . The portions were more than ample . My server was helpful but never intrusive.
  3. DB

    DaleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    upon arrival, we were seated immediately. sever was there within two minutes. Dinner arrived within 20 minutes and was super The sailor boil was excellent, as was my wife's salmon glaze stir fry, If you are in the area we will go back
  4. ES

    ElizabethS

    Charleston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food are excellent. Great happy hour too.
  5. VM

    VanessaM

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Christmas dinner was great!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Just dinner with my son, enjoyed the food but no one seems to care working there
  7. KF

    KevinF

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere with my family.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is ALWAYS good 😊. The food excellent!
  9. JH

    JeffH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Arrived to the restaurant it very loud the customers that were near us was just as loud as the music that was playing we did not get our drink order until 20 mins after being seated. We left was not worth the headache to continue to wait.
  10. KW

    KevW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    I had reservation and had to wait 45 minutes to be seated is what the hostess said well if waiting after that amount off time this couple walks in and hostess states everyone follow me never ask who was next or anything so we followed her to the seating area only to be told we would have to wait another 15 min, she thought we were the couple and their 2 children who just arrived. You know its alright to hire someone for the job but they definitely need to do a better job of training the people. Good customer service seems to have been thrown out the window or never been taught at various places these days
  11. j

    johns

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    King Claw is a very nice dining experience. The food was great!
  12. L

    Lance

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience1
    Dinner reservation at 8:30, I believer we walked out just before 11pm. It took about an hour just to get our drinks and then food followed about a 1/2 hour after that. Luckily we were catching up with another family so conversation made the wait tolerable. My problem was that our waitress kept saying there was no bar service and what was taking so long. However they didn’t seem short staffed as there was always 6 to 8 employees around the service station. My other problem was one of them was vaping. Is that a thing? Ok, the food was as expected, boils were great, fried meals good. Nothing stood out as exceptional. Our server was super sweet. Just watching all those employees standing around doing nothing, made it very difficult to except the wait.
  13. RW

    RitaW

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience! Great service! Would recommend this place.
  14. F

    Foodie

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food was good but not as good as it usually is. The shrimp was also smaller. The eggs were overlooked and harder than boiled eggs should be. The floor is a slip hazard. I voiced this to the server and she directed me to the manager. The manager said that because of the rain, it’s worse. It has been slippery even when it hasn’t rained. I recommended more mats on the floors. The manager said that the employees are aware of the slippery floors and know what shoes to wear. I told her that customers won’t be aware when they come in and that I almost slipped a few times. I had to walk extremely slow to walk around to the restroom and around the restaurant. I figured telling her about the issue would get a different response.
  15. LW

    LeronW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    The food and the customer service is cool. I just feel they need to do some high dusting for the airborne dust particles. Take an air compressor and catch those rafters and lights. Other than that I didn't see any other issues that stuck out to me.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were engaging and attentive. They made selections and added extra touches without being asked. Food was excellent. Mor
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was marvelous
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Super delicious and laid back atmosphere.
  19. SP

    SavaghaP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Frozen drink machine was down and several items we wanted they were out of. Crab clusters were extremely small.
  20. AP

    AmyPinTN

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent! Best crab legs we’ve had in years, and we eat crab often. The fried oysters and hush puppies were outstanding too. Not one bad item in all of the orders (party of 6). Zero complaints, other than I wish they’d open one in Hilton Head too. We will go anytime we’re in Charleston! Kiri (spelling?) was our waitress and she was great. :)
  21. T

    Tacoman1954

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food here was very good. Had the low country shrimp boil. The boil had plenty of shrimp and plenty of sausage. Had the boil seasoned with Cajun hot which was very good! I would highly recommend going for a low country boil
  22. D

    Desiwil

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Are waitress didn’t check on us after the initial order. Had to flag her down to get the check and had to flag someone else down to give the checks to. Frozen beverages were to thick to be liquor. Fries were order and brought late after our meal was done. Had 2 send back because they weren’t Cajun fries as ordered.
  23. NA

    NA1434

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Robin was our server and she was amazing. Food was great also! love this place
  24. G

    Gayau1

    Toronto

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Food was good, friendly service but could use some training. Sat the entire time until leaving with our piled up dirty dishes. Washroom was dirty, overall restaurant could use a good clean up. Smelt foul when going in so we sat outside.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Slow service but nice server. Very loud but it didn't bother us. Barely received refills. Food was okay, I ordered the king claw bowl and didn't receive a corn even though it was supposed to come with it
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On Easter, we wanted to give the Moms in the family a break and celebrate with crabs for lunch. The staff was very accommodating to our large party, waitress friendly and attentive to the table, and food was tasty! We’ll be back!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Low country boil at its best!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was very good and brought out quickly. There were a lot of things on the menu that were unavailable which was a little frustrating. Our server Robin was excellent and made our dining experience worth the inconvenience.
  29. Z

    Zimmerman

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Omg...best Low Country Boil around. We shared the Kings Feast and loved every bit of it! Restaurant is very casual, so dress accordingly. Prepare to get a little messy even though they provide bibs and gloves. We all started with the frozen drinks with the master mix of all the flavors. Hits hard and packs a punch so watch out!
  30. b

    boooffer

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great food and value. Will certainly be back
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good, quick service
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Robin our server was fantastic. She was very attentive and the food was great. They also had karaoke after 8pm which the kids loved.
  33. MT

    MikeT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food is very solid. We were a party of five and all ordered a variety of boils. Service from Trice was 10/10. It was her birthday and I can understand why she is so popular. O, and the drinks are an INSANE value. Be prepared to imbibe … cocktail portions are very large.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great food and service
  35. WC

    WallaceC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food seasoning wasn't as good as my first visit...kids running around near my table and restaurant had a staunch smell
  36. M

    Mimi

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was cooked correctly, our server (Tree) was outstanding. I was celebrating my Bday and wanted crabs. MP for king crabs was $72 for 3 legs! That is outrageously high for 3 legs.
  37. TB

    TinaB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience1
    We had to run down our waitress to get a refill, the plates were dirty, we basically was ignored other than ordering and bringing our food. The bathrooms were disgusting!!!
  38. SD

    SavDan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Seafood was very fresh and cooked perfectly. I recommend lowering the music volume. It’s very hard to have conversations with a table of more than 5 people due to not hearing one another over the music.
  39. K

    Karleen1414

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Service was friendly but slow. Food was terrible. The gator bites and calamari was rubbery and had mozzarella sticks that were half filled with cheese and one with no cheese at all in it. Music was way too loud. Poor beer selection.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall good.

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 4.2 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
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

  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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