A must-see by boat in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina- Shem Creek Landing
Situated across the Cooper River from downtown Charleston, South Carolina is a little creek with a lot of personality called Shem Creek. Shem Creek is home to numerous waterfront dining establishments that are easily accessible by boat, in addition to a park with a 2,200-foot long boardwalk. If you’re looking for a hopping waterfront destination, this is the place to come. Ample dockage is available for you and your guests to party at any of the six restaurants from morning till night. Here is a list of Shem Creek Landing dining establishments.
As you enter Shem Creek from the Cooper River, you will pass the beautiful Shem Creek Park boardwalk on your port side; Vickery’s Bar & Grill is just inland.
Vickery’s offers some of the best views from the second level bar out over the park and across the Cooper River to downtown Charleston. They also have extensive outdoor dining in other areas of the restaurant.
If you’re in the mood for a southern laid back dining experience, this is the place to go.
Slightly farther, inshore also on your port side of Shem Creek Landing is Water’s Edge. Water’s Edge is the perfect mix of upscale dining or casual Caribbean style waterfront tiki hut experience.
One of two establishments to offer Sunday Brunch, take the boat out on a Sunday morning for a casual cruise and a great meal.
Lunch and dinner are also served seven days a week, but the waterside Cabana Bar is a must-see. Known for a great happy hour, bar menu, or full dinner menu, get there early and grab a seat at the bar; it fills up quick.
This one is hard to miss. Just look for the bar extending way up above the water and the bright Red’s Ice House sign lighting up the nighttime sky.
The most casual setting on the creek and excellent for sporting events the menu is designed for both value and quality.
At night the party heats up. Red’s is the place to be after the sun sets. Have a birds eye view of the Charleston skyline while sipping on your favorite cocktail.
If you’re looking for a more upscale dining experience but without the necessity of dressing up, stop in Tavern and Table. It is located just before the Coleman Boulevard on the starboard side.
Tavern and Table offers Sunday brunch, lunch, and dinner. They have a wide range of plates from seafood to in house-ground burgers.
Dine inside or outside along the creek on a covered patio. The inside bar is positioned to look out over the water, where you may even spot a dolphin cruising by.
Nestled between Saltwater Cowboy’s and Red’s Ice house is RB’s Seafood Restaurant. Tragically RB’s burned to the ground in 2002 but was rebuilt and reopened a year later.
RB’s is one of the original restaurants on the creek and is know for great southern cooking and seafood.
The newest of the Shem Creek dining establishments is Saltwater Cowboys. They are located across the creek from Vickery’s and next to RB’s.
Saltwater Cowboys is another excellent option for gorgeous views across the Cooper River and into downtown Charleston. Sit inside upstairs and gaze out in the cold air conditioning or meander to the dockside bar and expansive seating area.
The menu is unique to the creek. Take your pick of local catch or classic southern barbeque. They have something for everyone.
Shem Creek Landing: Is It Worth A Visit?
Shem Creek Landing in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, is a must. If you have an appetite for brunch, lunch, dinner, or a late-night snack after a day on the water, you’ll find something for you. Dockage is readily available, and the restaurant staff will be glad to welcome you in. See you at the creek.