If you are looking for things to do in Charleston on your next vacation, A.W. Shuck’s Seafood Restaurant offers up some of the tastiest cuisine in the area. Featuring Southern dining and some of the best seafood in Charleston, guests feast on favorites like steamer clams and shucked oysters, washed down with plenty of cold beer.
Start off your vacation with a visit to one of the most well known Charleston attractions. Beyond just eating raw oysters or other specialties from the raw bar, go for the appetizers like the Shuck’s “award-winning” Stuffed Shrimp filled with Carolina deviled crab, then wrapped in bacon and deep-fried, or nosh on the Seafood Nachos, featuring deep fried potatoes topped with crabmeat, tomatoes, ranch dressing, and cheese, with scallions, bacon, and sour cream. In flight magazines, such as US Airways’ Attaché magazine, can’t say enough about the Bobby’s Blue Crab Dip, served smothered in cheddar cheese and special seasonings, with crackers to scoop it all up. It is said to be so hearty and delicious, you can even make a meal out of it!
What really makes AW Shucks one of the best Charleston restaurants, aside from the tasty raw oysters, is the history and its location in The Market Charleston. This Charleston restaurant was once a Nabisco warehouse, and was remodeled and established 75 years ago. It then became home of the infamous “Blind Tiger,” a fictional character that would lure guests to pay for a supposed show. What they would really get was the perfect speakeasy for an action-packed night of booze during Prohibition.
Unfortunately a tornado destroyed The Market in 1938. But in the following years when Prohibition was abolished, The Market was thankfully rebuilt and A. W. Shuck’s was born. They became a part of South Carolina history in 1978, serving up their seafood and traditional Southern cuisine, and today offer plenty of favorites like the Shucks’s “Legendary “ Casserole, with shrimp and scallops, over Carolina deviled crab, topped with a lobster cheese sauce and baked au gratin or the classic Shrimp and grits, all served in their casual and upbeat atmosphere. They have an old A. W. Shuck’s saying: “When you’re in the mood for real seafood … come get fresh with us! ”
70 State Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm