Have always told friends that this is a great restaurant to go to.
But, on this visit, some of the food was burnt, some of it tasted old or out of date.
Our waitress sat at the bar texting on her phone while we waited for her to come take our drink orders. She never asked us if we needed anything. Just brought the drinks and then the food and then the bill. Perhaps she needed to stay home that night.
Otherwise, the staff was friendly and the view was great.
A go to seafood location in Mt Pleasant for many years. Moderate prices and good food. I've eaten there multiple times with consistent results.
Awesome dinner and great service, we had a group of 6 people. we were wanting to get in and out quick, but still enjoy the food. trying to get to the Darius concert in time. every thing worked out great. thanks
Our first visit sated our curiosity. The food was clean and of medium quality. Entrees were ample quantity but crab dip appetizer was very scant, though delicious. Our waiter appeared to be a avid connoisseur of cannabis and not trained to wait tables. Nothing was bad except the choices of wines. Just not at all impressive, except for the sunset.
Parking is a serious pain in the rear but th food is excellent.
Great fresh seafood, good service and excellent scenery !
while our service was good, our food was a little cool, in fact they quickly replaced mine.
Great food, great location, decent service. Definitely worth a visit.
Great place, recommended by several people. Sat at the bar for happy hour. Food was great and so was the service. A real local gem. Nice friendly local crowd. Will definitely be back and recommend!
This was an awesome place to eat. The red clam chowder was amazing! Thanks to Kristen for taking great care of me!
Shem Creek Bar & Grill is a must stop for us everytime we vacation in the area. The red clam chowder is the best ever.
The food was hot and came out quickly, local drinks with fresh juices a plus. I would go there again on my next visit.
Food was luke warm when it came out. We found part of a wrapper or piece of packaging in the pasta. Overall the experience was disappointing.
Visiting our boy who attends The Citadel and decided to check this place out as it had been recommended by several people we know. We sat in the bar area (we had made reservations), and the funk of this place suited us perfectly.
We love Shem Creek and celebrated my birthday here!
We always look forward to eating here on our vacations. Always love the food. Low country boil is great.
Very casual with good food and good service with a wonderful view of shem creek. Air Conditioning runs cold, so suggest a wrap for the ladies.
This was our first time at Shem Creek Bar &Grill. 2 of us are locals, 2 from Ohio. Atmosphere was fun, lively but not extremely loud. Service was excellent. The menu had something for everyone and the prices were what I'd expect. One nice thing was prices were listed for cocktails which many restaurants don't list these. The food was excellent although the filet mignon wasn't what I was used to compared to other restaurants. The cut was very thin and covered in a thick gravy but was still quite tasty. We've found a new place to eat when we return to SC!
Food and atmosphere were great, the only flaw I can report, was that the basil cream sauce (though very tasty) that was on the Grouper special, seemed to take away from the natural flavor of the fish.
Been here maybe 2x/year over several years. Most recent visit will make me think twice before going back because food was mediocre at best. Appetizers of baked oysters and fried mushrooms were good, although oysters were barely warm. Mushrooms were shiitake and a generous portion. Crab cake entree was nowhere near as good as it used to be. Large, but not much crab flavor. Grouper on special a bit tough and overcooked (not totally ruined), probably because filet was thin. Food was on the greasy side. On the other hand, view was good and waiter was attentive. I would be most likely to return to have a meal of appetizers and try the oyster stew and soups. It may be that this was just not the best day for us and things may return to how we remembered them. Or, maybe, this restaurant is cutting back on more expensive ingredients. May try again.
Great as always. Good view, good food and good service. What else can you ask?
Several years ago we stayed on the Isle of Palm every spring when our children were competing in their high school sport events. We often dined at Shem Creek Bar and Grill, and always had a good meal. This most recent visit was quite disappointing. The restaurant felt dirty, and the fish boiled dinner was awful. It seemed literally boiled to utter mush.
The server was gracious however and our bill was adjusted accordingly. Hopefully, we just came on a bad nite, but they were hardly busy, and quite frankly, they should be at their best every nite.
Service was excellent and food was food. Always enjoy the atmosphere.
8 of us ate together outside on the deck. The waiter was friendly and pretty attentive. Oysters were shucked by the bar guy.... think he needs more help! Food was good but not great. Too expensive for value of food.
Incredible meal and the best service ever !! Kevin was wonderful !! a treat to visit with and all delivered with a big smile !!
It was nice for early dinner not noise. Fish very good but would not order the rice again.
Delicious she crab soup and steamed mussels in broth were very tasty. Clams we're just ok. Crab legs were very good but a bit overpriced for what you got
This has always been one of our "go to" restaurants; however, this particular meal was disappointing. I had the fried seafood platter which didn't resemble a $23 meal. The Shem Creek spuds were cold, thick and lumpy. My wife had the fish tacos and was equally underwhelmed. We'll still go back...but too many trips like this one might take them off our list.
We had heard nothing but good things about the food. It was not good, nor worth the dining experience. My wife got the stuffed flounder and it was "watery" and tasteless. I got the Shem Creek Seafood Spectacular (shrimp, scallops, Mahi-Mahi and crab cake)...the shrimp was tasty, but not great, the scallops were a little mushy, the Mahi was the best part of the dish, and the crabcake was not good. We were there on Wednesday, the first day they were open after hurricane Irma, so I credit the poor food to recovery from that disaster.
Went there for Charleston restaurant week because the food menu sounded great. The server was friendly and enthusiastic . By the time the food got to the table, it was cold. There was no color to the plate of food. As a matter of fact, it was brown & sad looking. Everything was 'ok'; nothing to brag about, but it wasn't horrible.
Loved it--food and ambience. We had lunch in this delightfully, funky restaurant.
Good food, service was slow
Super disappointing, as a Mt. P native it's really sad to see how low the quality has gotten. Everything was just mediocre & fried. Waitress stuck her thumb in the appetizers when serving. Just low standards & so many other great options on Shem creek.
Visit to Charleston SC
This is a casual, fun place with a great sunset view. Low Country seafood prepared as it should be. Very friendly wait staff and enthusiastic bar tenders. Wear your flip flops, cut offs and tee shirts and have a fun, relaxing dinner.
We were a group of four coming to celebrate a family birthday and were first time diners. Our booking was made through Open Table and we were very happy to receive the time requested and exactly the table location we asked for. Service (Casey girl) was excellent. We had a fantastic picturesque view of the creek from both angles. We all ordered different entrees and everyone was very happy with their meal. Portion were generous. Crab cakes were awesome good. Big bowls were almost too big and very fresh combinations. Veges were a little on the crisp side of steamed but good. Enjoyed the whole experience and will be back soon!
Server was great at what he did Very concerned we were taken care of
Came here on a recommendation from a local. We wanted a casual seafood place. This place was casual, but way too loud. The seats are at least 25 years old. The food was ok; the sauce they had for the seafood wasn't that great. Great bar area on the waterfront. Good place for locals to hang out.
Absolutely beautiful location with great views everywhere! The food was very good, especially the she crab soup. The seafood and the beverages were good. Would definitely come back.
Delicious food and great atmosphere. Just a nice local restaurant that we count on for a nice evening out to dinner.