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  3. Distance: 1.16mi
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About Water's Edge - Charleston

Water's Edge is located on scenic Shem Creek, bringing "Downtown Dining" to the Mount Pleasant area. Just minutes from historic Downtown Charleston, Water's Edge offers both waterfront and outdoor dining where guests can view the local fish and shrimp boats unloading their daily catches.

1407 Shrimp Boat Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm;
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Coleman Boulevard

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 884-4074

Website:
http://www.waters-edge-restaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Jimmy Purcell

Private Party Contact:
Jon Osborne: (843) 884-4074

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Water's Edge - Charleston Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (52)
Scenic View (42)
Great for Outdoor Dining (39)
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Good for a Date (30)
Casual (23)
Great for Lunch (21)
Good for Groups (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Special Occasion (18)
Great for Brunch (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Romantic (14)
People Watching (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Fun (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Business Meals (9)
Disabled Access (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Authentic (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Great Beer (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Cozy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 21 hours ago

If you’re going to go out for seafood in the Charleston area, drive the extra fifteen minutes to downtown. Just mediocre.

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 (Charleston)·Dined a day ago

This is our 5th year having our Thanksgiving meal at Water's Edge. We have never been disappointed and will continue to dine there often! It's a superb restaurant with just the right amount of "class." No phony ambiance there!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful view of Shem Creek...Service was very attentive, but not overbearing.
Had the rib-eye steak which was great!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful brunch! Highly recommend the grilled salmon and Bloody Mary bar!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

The absolute worst restaurant experience in Charleston. We recall many excellent meals here from years ago when we lived here. This was supposed to be a special evening for my wife’s birthday. It was horrible. Our reservation was at 8:45. The lights were on full bright so we could barely see out the window to Shem Creek. The food was mediocre - a huge step down from the last time we ate there a few years ago. The staff was awful. The buss boys were loud and obnoxious the entire evening.

By far the single worst dining experience in our lives. Do not waste your money at this place.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

The food, service, view was wonderful

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·Dined 7 days ago

We were there to celebrate the life of my Mom who recently passed away. Waters Edge was her favorite so we really have a fond memory and will be back

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The waiter was excellent. The food was just fair. Sorry but nothing special at all.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Water's Edge is our go to spot for Sunday Brunch. Usually I shy away from any buffet because it causes me to overindulge. Notwithstanding either from the menu or from the buffet Water's Edge dining options are very good. We were with a large group and had a time crunch and the server did a yeoman's job of making sure we were finished dining in plenty of time. So, very good food, beautiful surroundings and excellent service makes Water's Edge a good choice.

Tags: Waterfront, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

we have dined here several times while visiting Charleston. I'm certain this will likely be our last visit. Given the many dining options. Our server was unattentive, my flounder was luke warm and in general it seemed the place was trying to close down vs. service the existing customers.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great service along with great food. The view is exceptional. After dinner you can walk off the calories on the dock along shems creek

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Water's Edge was referred to us by the hotel concierge and wow, it did not disappoint!!! We were seated by the windows and had the most amazing view of the passing boats . We ordered the oyster appetizer, lobster and seafood pasta for dinner, and crème brûlée for dessert. Everything was delicious! Our daughter just moved to the area and I'm sure we'll be stopping here again soon!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 1, 2017

LOVE the food and love sitting outside overlooking Shem Creek and enjoying the water and sometimes the dolfins!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a reservation for 9 people and had requested a table on the inside porch by the water. We all waited in the bar for at least 30 minutes or more while they got our table ready. Finally spoke with the Manager, who was very nice and took care of things. Our waiter was excellent , very friendly and efficient.

Tags: Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food. Great service.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We wanted some fried shrimp and a quiet atmosphere. The restaurant provided both. The food was great and the service prompt! Highly recommend if looking for Seafood.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fresh, excellent seafood. Me: fried platter, wife shrimp and grits. Only item that wasn’t perfect: fried shrimp were over cooked. Really good oysters and fried fish. Loved the red rice, not spicy like in New Orleans and Vegas

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I have eaten many times at Water’s Edge and it has always been excellent. Shrimp scampi is my usual selection. This time it had way too much garlic! I did tell our server but have no idea if it was communicated to the chef.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Try the Shrimp and Grits. They make a great Dark and Stormy.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We visited with friends and were not disappointed. Of course, we had seafood, why go to Watersedge and not. It was delicious.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was good but price was kind of high. Service was average. Small dishes but high price.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always a great experience here. Never have been disappointed with the food or service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food was good, not exceptional, seared rib eye was pretty fatty, but ok. Great soco Manhattan and the mud pie desert was very good

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Our waitress was super slow and let our drinks run out several times. We were in town for a doctors appointment at MUSC and went to Waters Edge for lunch. We mentioned the restaurant to our doctor.,he said the place had peeked and gone down. Will Not eat at waters edge on our next trip to Charleston.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Fantastic meal for sibling weekend in Charleston. Every person enjoyed their dinner.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was good not spectacular. The view and outdoor dining caps the best of dining ambiance.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

the service left something to be desired, consequently the food was warm. We have been there before and thoroughly enjoyed it. O would still recommend it

Tags: Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Don’t waste your time at this place when there are so many other seafood spots . We went there on a last minute reservation and had decent service , but bland and watery seafood. There was absolutely no flavor in the paella and the shrimp scampi tasted like watered down frozen food .

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food. Had reservations and was seated in a timely manner.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food great place to dnie horrible parking and they canceled our reservations after 15 minutes and it takes you 30 minutes to park tolerable situation .But they worked to find us a spot about 20 minutes later .Thank God to experience managers

Tags: Business Meals, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Happy Hour, Afternoon Tea, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Been coming to Charleston for 6 years and this was the first time eating there. We loved it.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We were staying at Shem Creek Inn next door, so made the perfect anniversary dinner spot after a day sightseeing around Charleston. The prime rib was made perfectly to my likeness and my husband loved the seafood pasta dish with a slightly spicy cream sauce & loads of shrimp, scallops & mahi mahi. Watching the boats go by on Shem Creek while sipping their Peach Sangria was an added bonus.

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 12, 2017

This was my second time dining here. First experience better than second. Food was just "ok" both times. Service was fine the first experience. Second experience was the worst service I've ever experienced in Charleston. Our waitress wanted to be anywhere but here. She literally came to our table only to take our order and to bring our food and check. We had to give our credit card to another waiter for check out because she never returned. Would not recommend and don't plan to go back.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Our server was very short with is and when she brought out a side item that was incorrect she actually said " well , are you going to eat it or am I? "
That was just one thing, too many others to list!
Not going to bother going or recommending this restaurant due to the people they have on staff.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Really good food. Great service. Beautiful view of Shem Creek. Make a reservation

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food, great service, and a great time had by all.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

My sister and I have eaten here the last two time we were in Charleston. The first time we were just looking for a place to eat seafood and we saw the restaurant sitting on Shem's Creek and we just stopped to try it. It was a decision we have never regretted. The food, restaurant, staff, atmosphere and being able to sit inside or outside and watch the action on the creek is a treat. I suggest a try for those who have never experienced Water's Edge.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Nice view on the water. Very causal and friendly atmosphere. Good food at affordable prices.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Lovely views of Shem Creek from enclosed porch or outdoor deck. Good nautical ambiance. Very attentive service. Food was delicious, especially the mahi mahi and shrimp scampi. Good portions and choices.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We were seated in the corner of the enclosed porch. This was perfect as we had a little one with us and he was not in the middle of a crowd. It was also a lovely view of the creek for our out of town guest. Bloody Mary bar was great, as was the brunch buffet. There was a great variety of choice on the menu. Server was attentive and helpful. Great Sunday brunch option.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour
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