Water's Edge - Charleston

4.2
1702 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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.
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l
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great. Was nice sitting overlooking the creek watching the sunset and the dolphins swimming. Our server was very knowledgeable of the menu and the wine list.

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FR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AS A REGULAR CUSTOMER, AS ALWAYS, EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT.
BARRON MAKES THE VERY BEST OMELETS IN TOWN. HE IS THE BEST!!
THIS IS A PERFECT RESTAURANT FOR A PERFECT OCCASION OR NO OCCASION
AT ALL. ALWAYS RELIABLE AND THE FOOD IS ALWAYS DELICIOUS AS WELL AS ATMOSPHERE.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ANOTHER WONDERFUL SUNDAY BRUNCH AND AFTERNOON
EXPERIENCE.

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MR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 5

I love Water's Edge......Sunday brunch is always great and in nice weather the cabana bar is fun and right on shem creek. This visit our service was not great....I ordered the Filet Benedict and received the Salmon Benedict. Good thing I like salmon as the others in my party were doing the buffet and I was not going wait to send back my wrong order, so I just ate it. It was good, but I really wanted the Filet.....guess I will have to back again!!

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G
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally enjoyed it! Thank you! It made our trip to South Carolina perfect!

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NH
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Was OK - service was good but food was just ok. Expensive for the price but a cool setting.

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BB
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed great food (seafood was delicious and presentation was beautiful), delightful server (Fauad or Floyd) and ambiance (quiet, low light, etc.). One of us does not do seafood and filet was done perfectly and very tasty. Was anniversary and birthday dinner so was perfect for both.

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CG
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal with a beautiful view! I had the filet and it was fabulous!

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l
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Though coming here for many years we had never tried brunch. You are indeed in for a treat! Besides choosing a brunch choice, there is a breakfast food buffet brunch (includes omelette bar) and full menu. All May be mixed and matched. Mimosa pitcher, Bloody Mary bar, all delicious! Service, ambiance scenery outstanding!

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AC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. The bloody Mary bar and buffet is wonderful

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F
Richmond
56 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Water's Edge is consistently top quality. The seafood is freshly and expertly prepared. The paella is not usual, but awesome. The crabcakes were top-notch - full of finely picked crab and deliciously spicy. The wine list had some excellent choices as well - including enough pinot noir options to make us all happy. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service!

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service at the bar and the table. My wife had the Chicken stuffed with spinach...was great. I had the Filet...asked for medium and a bit overdone. Good flavor in the sides; potatoes, grits, veggies...etc.

Always a great local place to visit...although we didn't stop for drinks at the outside bar tonight, it's one of the better spots on the creek.

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GG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The Manager was very helpful, with my arrangements. And also paired a great wine with our dinner

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SM
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New year eve

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

They didn’t have oysters and the service was terrible

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KF
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and staff. Nice water view. Highly recommend.

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ES
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

We have eaten at Water's Edge several times before and had a good experience. This visit did not match our previous experiences. We were seated at a window overlooking Shem Creek, that was great! The waiter eventually arrived. He was somewhat rude in his demeanor in the first several interactions but mellowed out as the meal progressed. Service remained slow for the entire meal. My meal (the Yellow fin Tuna) had a good flavor but was room temperature including the entree. My wife's fried shrimp was much better. I suspect my meal was ready quicker and sat while hers was being prepared. We had a gift card that covered most of the meal which lessened our disappointment in this trip to your restaurant. There a plenty of great restaurants in Charleston, so a second bad experience will be it for us at Water's Edge.

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Q
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We were there at 4pm. Great quiet seat water view. Very peaceful. Ordered She crab soup. Excellent! Ordered tuna. Pretty bland. Sesame noodles were good. I got rice to replace the seaweed salad and it had no flavor at all. Husband got Mahi. It was fair. Other than soup, meal was disappointing. Cost about 100.00 with no alcohol. Would not return .

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TH
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best She-crab soup and good choices for all tastes.

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CZ
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was extremely poor. Reservation was for 7. Did not get seated until almost 7:30.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and our waiter was very attentive. I definitely will return soon.

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E. Tennessee
30 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

Christmas eve dinner and not enough servers. Waited 45 minutes for drinks and appetizers. We will not be back

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HR
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great place on Shem Creek! Food is okay. Good but not wow. Good servers. Worst part was dealing with the hosts! The kept trying to sit us at a horrible table by a baby and the enterance after we had requested a table by the water days in advance. There were open tabled by the water, but tried to act like other people's reservations were more important. They finally "shifted" things around to seat us at the table with a view and not near the noisy baby and enterance. Once we got past the disorganized hosts everything was great. Just go prepared to deal with the hosts in the beginning!

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SM
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oysters on the half shell were super. Caesar salad was great. Entrees top notch.

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GD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, great staff and food. The Sangria is the bomb!!

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SR
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, great value!!! Will definitely be back in the future!

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PM
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The seafood paella was terrific.

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D
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Young man was polite, just not very skilled. Think he must be new.

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M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites for meeting friends for lunch. The view on the creek is the best. Easy access from Charleston or anywhere in Mount Pleasant and the islands. Food always tasty. Great prices.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and lovely waitstaff

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D
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very disappointing. We had heard it was great so it was a big disappointment.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent and reasonably priced.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was excellent.. and food was prefect..

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OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service

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M
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a geeat find for our Thanksgiving dinner. The food was was amazing and they offered a full menu, as well as, a traditional Thanksgiving feast. For quality of food, service, and value, this place hits all their marks. Would have been just as satisfied if I had paid double. This place is a winner!

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S
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Thanksgiving Buffet. The turkey was perfect and I loved the corn pudding (new to me and now I’m a big fan!)
We will be back!

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CK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Paid 28$ for the thanksgiving buffet, the food was sub-standard they could not keep it stocked with food even though there was not that many people digging into it. Scale of 1-10 maybe a strong 2...

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D
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

First time eating out on thanksgiving in many years. Was pleasantly surprised. The buffet was excellent and service was great . Overall a great experience

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Holiday

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