If you ask Charleston locals where to go for the best seafood, happy hour deals, and waterfront views, chances are their responses will include restaurants on Shem Creek, SC. There’s no better place to sit in the sun and sip on a creatively crafted cocktail while enjoying a delicious meal prepared with the freshest local ingredients. Read on for some of our favorite places to eat in the area. Then, be sure to check out our complimentary Destination Guide for some additional suggestions to include in your itinerary!
7 Restaurants You Have to Try on Shem Creek, SC
1. Shem Creek Bar & Grill
Shem Creek Bar & Grill is the perfect spot to unwind after a long day exploring the city. Think fresh, off-the-boat seafood, oyster shooters, relaxed atmosphere, and friendly staff. Snack on hors d’ oeuvres such as fried green tomatoes, calamari, and more. Be sure to order a local, craft beer to complement your meal at this Mount Pleasant restaurant!
2. Water’s Edge
With everything from internationally inspired cuisine such as seafood paella to Southern classics like shrimp and grits, there’s no doubt you’ll find something that appeals to your appetite at Water’s Edge. For a more refined experience, head upstairs for a nice, sit-down meal. If you’re leaning more towards a casual dining option, kick back and relax at the Cabana Bar.
3. Tavern & Table
Tavern & Table aims to capture that local gathering place vibe. Locals and visitors alike come together for the delicious, handcrafted cuisine on Chef Ray England’s innovative menu. Maybe you’re craving something light and refreshing, such as the roasted beet salad or oysters on the half shell. Perhaps you’re in the mood for something more savory and hearty, like the lamb cavatelli or pan-seared scallops. Regardless, you’re in for a treat!
4. Saltwater Cowboys
The cocktails at Saltwater Cowboys are one of our favorite things about Shem Creek. Try the Cooper River Rita or the Sullivan’s Island Sour. If you’re a fan of mahi, then you have to try the mahi cowboy tacos. Not really a seafood fan? Don’t fret! You can opt for a smoked sausage po boy or a plate of smoky baby back ribs.
5. Red’s Ice House
Friendly faces, ice, cold beer, and fresh, local seafood make Red’s the place to be on a sunny summer afternoon. Jalapeno hush puppies, jambalaya, lobster mac and cheese, and crab cake sandwiches are just a few of the tasty menu items from which you can order! If you’re lucky, you might catch a local band playing. There’s nothing quite like a night of live music, good eats, and breathtaking waterfront views to get you in that Carolina state of mind.
6. R.B.’s Seafood Restaurant
Treat your taste buds to R.B.’s world famous crab dip, local little neck clams, she-crab soup, and freshly caught shrimp. Be sure to pair your meal with Southern sides such as Carolina red rice, stone ground grits, or coleslaw. At R.B.’s Seafood Restaurant, you can experience the vibrant flavors of Lowcountry traditions and Charleston favorites!
7. Vickery’s Bar & Grill
Start your meal at Vickery’s off with the oyster bisque, crispy vegetable spring rolls, or fried, Cajun popcorn crawfish tails served with a Cajun remoulade. Then, on to the entrees. Order the shrimp and grits, which come with Andouille sausage and a sherry cream sauce or the “Down South” pork loin which comes topped with pepper gravy, and served with mashed potatoes and collards. End your delicious dinner with a delectable dessert! We recommend the apple crisp or bread pudding which is served with bourbon caramel.
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