Charleston Crab House

58% of 12 votes say it's celiac friendly

41 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401 Directions

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No separate menu, menu was not marked but staff was very knowledgeable of items with gluten. I chose items naturally gluten free (none fried) and only had a slight reaction - Likely due to cross contamination.

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They did not have a separate gluten free menu but the server was very knowledgeable and happy to point out options on the menu. Also, the server was happy to ask questions when he didn't know. I had the crab legs. Very good!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Walked in and asked for their gluten-free menu and was immediately informed that they can't guarantee that anything will be gluten free since they don't have a gluten free kitchen. I appreciate that they informed me right away, but it was disappointing to know I'd probably be limited to salads. But this is not a gluten or celiac friendly restaurant.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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Can't guarantee cross contamination so don't bother . We just took our iced teas to go.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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No GF Menu, but they made modifications. I had the grilled shrimp in regular butter (standard is w/breadcrumbs) grits & beans. It was delicious. Server was very nice.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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no gluten free menu. can't guarantee anything is gluten free

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Their crab is amazing!!!!! My dad is gluten free and every restraunt had no gluten free beer except cider they were one of them. Other than that it was great!

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Clueless and uncaring server didn't listen and brought me a drink with Stolis instead of what I asked for - Smirnoff. Now I'm going to be very sick. Waaaaaa.

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They no longer have a gluten free menu. My waitress was not knowledgeable of what had gluten. I should have taken her suggestion of a salad with no croutons. I got the grilled trio. The seafood was bland and chewy. Please use caution if you eat here, I'm up at 3:30 am with gluten symptoms.

Celiac friendly?

No

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The Shrimp and Grits were absolutely amazing and I did not have a reaction at all which is a miracle.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Good size GF menu. I had the shrimp and grits. Great food, nice atmosphere. I would go back.

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Celiac

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Very tasty. I had the shrimp and grits. No trouble. Ask them to grill shrimp in separate pan.

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The GF menu offered a nice selection, including shrimp and grits. After careful questioning and an extremely helpful server, I was satisfied that the grits were truly gluten free, i.e. they use cream, no breading, and nothing is fried. It was also determined that the collard greens were safe as well.

One of the biggest things to watch out for is how they cook the meat. I found out that they cook the shrimp on a shared grill and it is highly possibly that whatever sauce has previously been used will cross contaminate GF food. I was happy that the server was able to have the cooks use a separate pan to cook my GF shrimp in.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Staff was GF knowledgable and accommodating. Separate GF Menu that had several choices. Had the shrimp and crab combo platter for lunch. Had the grits and shrimp appetizer and it was very good. They brought the BBQ sauce on the side for my friend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Really good! We sat on the rooftop...pretty cool. My husband and I shared the cheesy shrimp and grits and some crab legs. Very tasty!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Gluten free menu available upon request. It looks small, but it gives a good range on seafood and side options, so there a number of combinations you could put together. I ended up with the gluten free Cheesy Shrimp and Grits - it was quite tasty and filling.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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GF menu is pretty big. This is a chain and the food quality is pretty good but not as good as other options in Charleston. My Mahi was very overdone/dry but the shrimp & scallops were good. The collard greens were delicious! Shrimp & grits were very tasty!!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Had a pretty decent meal here. Staff knowledgeable about GF. Decent GF menu. Enjoyed my Shrimp and Grits.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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They must have redone the menu since the first reviewer went there. It is now front and back with 5 or 6 sides listed. I had a wonderful meal last night! I recommend the cheesy shrimp and grits. Soooooo good!!! The staff was super friendly even though my friend and I went in 15min before the kitchen closed. I didn't like the Dark and Stormy cocktail I ordered, so they offered to make me a new one and only charged me for the second drink.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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It is always nice for a place to offer a GF menu. I enjoyed my meal. I would go back.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Don't go on Sunday if you want to sit outside. The grease truck is LOUD!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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This restaurant's gf menu was very bland. It was just a white sheet of printer paper with some things typed up. The items included salad (no croutons), steamed shrimp, crab, mahi mahi etc (no seasoning or butter). Didn't even list one side. The food was OK.

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Celiac

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Ordered steamed crab and noted Celiac anyways. Server knew what I meant. It was a great meal, and there are enough steamed seafood options that are hard to screw up regardless of restaurants knowledge of Celiac. Can’t say I would order anything else there. This location is special, you can approach by boat, dock, walk in and have them cook your fresh catch.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Limited options. No separate menu.

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restaurant no long has gf menu or separate fryer. very limited choices to avoid cross contamination. waitress was very helpful with what to stay clear of.

Celiac friendly?

No

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I have always loved this ace...but since I have had to be GF, i haven't been. We went for family dinner last night and when I asked for their GF menu, the waitress told me they did not have one and cannot guarantee the safety of anything. Knowing steamed crab is safe, I ordered the steamed Alaskan crab, no seasoning. Good visit but be warned, the list if things here is not what is actually at this particular location.

Celiac

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Amazing food. Great service and we got to watch Dolphins swim during our meal. Did not have a reaction. Staff very knowledgable and they have a gluten free menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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