Shem Creek Bar and Grill

4
426 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

About

Welcome to Shem Creek Bar & Grill!
We are committed to satisfying our customers with great food and excellent service.
We offer a wide variety of delicious dishes for Lunch and Dinner.
Whatever you're in the mood for, you can find it here!
Take a look at our wonderful menu and you'll find everything that you need!
We hope to see you soon!
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4.0based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JoanJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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But, on this visit, some of the food was burnt, some of it tasted old or out of date.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.
Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CJ
CJfromGA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

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SheilanSC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Parking is a serious pain in the rear but th food is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great fresh seafood, good service and excellent scenery !

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marnot
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall4food3service3ambience3

while our service was good, our food was a little cool, in fact they quickly replaced mine.

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sej90
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food, great location, decent service. Definitely worth a visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

JG
JakeG
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an awesome place to eat. The red clam chowder was amazing! Thanks to Kristen for taking great care of me!

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VickiR
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shem Creek Bar & Grill is a must stop for us everytime we vacation in the area. The red clam chowder is the best ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was hot and came out quickly, local drinks with fresh juices a plus. I would go there again on my next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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.

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BobLisa
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Shem Creek and celebrated my birthday here!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always look forward to eating here on our vacations. Always love the food. Low country boil is great.

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vipnage
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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LeAnneS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

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Dave69
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipPicky
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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.

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vipLocalDiner
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great as always. Good view, good food and good service. What else can you ask?

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall5food1service3ambience3

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.

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Wini
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was food. Always enjoy the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Hamburg Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal and the best service ever !! Kevin was wonderful !! a treat to visit with and all delivered with a big smile !!

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GloriaG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was nice for early dinner not noise. Fish very good but would not order the rice again.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

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Kingmm
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall2food2service4ambience4

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.

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SOCWontDisappoint
E. Tennessee
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience. Sundown is an awesome experience at this local haunt.

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NameWithheld
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall2food1service5ambience4

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.

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Foodie
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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.

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vipjrgrits
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it--food and ambience. We had lunch in this delightfully, funky restaurant.

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vipPHILLYPUMPKIN
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good food, service was slow

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall3food2service2ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Visit to Charleston SC

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vipKevin
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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cherylcc
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Server was great at what he did Very concerned we were taken care of

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Kathy
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall5food4service3ambience5

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.

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vipMarkW
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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.

FAQs

Shem Creek Bar and Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 884-8102.

Shem Creek Bar and Grill is rated 4 stars by 426 OpenTable diners.