The History of She Crab Soup in Charleston

Posted By Gracen Tilton @ Oct 21st 2021 3:36pm In: Charleston SC Real Estate

She crab soup, a Southern seafood staple, has a rich history that began right here in Charleston.

According to legend, the first bowl of she-crab soup was made at John Rutledge House Inn in the 1920s. The Rutledge House was home to the former mayor of Charleston, Robert Goodwyn Rhett. Mayor Rhett’s butler, William Deas, prepared a meal for President William Howard Taft, who was visiting the city. 

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