Water's Edge - Charleston

4.3
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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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SS
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A perfect lunch on the patio in the sun watching dolphins and pelicans.

S
Hawaii
56 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, Delicious food, friendly service. Nothing not to like

AE
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Thanksgiving buffet was as good as it gets. I usually cook for the holiday, and I could not have put together a better dinner. Add the scenery of Shem Creek and you have a Thanksgiving that will be long-time remembered. Look forward to sampling the seafood at Water's Edge on our next visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Thanksgiving spread! Couldn’t have been happier with dinner tonight!

BL
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Only if you are not placed in the crack by the kitchen . Awful seating location

L
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Thanksgiving Buffet was amazing. Service was excellent. Definitely will be back.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Steve was great

JM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We each had a different selection from the menu and all exceeded our expectation.

L
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our shrimp and grits, with plenty to take home for another meal. We'll be back!

s
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Special dinner with friends

J
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sat out on the deck. Great ambiance, good food and good service.

SG
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Enjoyed the food, the service and my company.

i
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have dined here many times and always enjoy! We were celebrating with family visiting from KS and Water’s Edge was perfect. Will definitely be back.

BM
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, delicious lunch, excellent server — Brendan, and fun view! The shrimp and grits is great, peel and eat shrimp so yummy and the shrimp scampi excellent. The huge slab of chocolate cake is to die for! Suitable for casual meals, celebratory gatherings, tourists, families — one of those unique places that works for everyone.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food took a little long to come out and wasn’t piping hot

KR
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was recommended by a friend. It was our first time there. We had a wonderful meal out by the water in the covered porch. Service was excellent. We'll be back!

OT
Charleston
81 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I ordered crispy flounder, but it had a fruit mix all over it, so it was anything but crispy! It was soggy, but would have been great, minus the fruit!
The spinach dip was awesome!
The service was fairly good.
The drawback is that the restaurant was extremely loud. We couldn’t visit with out of town guests at all, and hadn’t seen them in a very long time. That was a big disappointment.
We will try this place again.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We asked for bread it never came then we asked for lemon for the water it took 15min. We waited 35min for food that we needed to put salt and pepper on except the Salmon it was everything. I would go just to get Salmon to go!!

MH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Prime rib was rare although it was ordered medium.

VA
Washington DC
97 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our last evening in Charleston we ate at the Water's Edge on Shems Creek. Beautiful sunset on the enclosed porch. Our salads were very good as were our dinners - the herbed grouper and shrimp and grits (quite spicy). Their key lime pie was also very tasty and just tart enough. Tiffany was our server and was helpful with helping us decide our meal - no rush - just right. Usually quite busy but we were there on a Tuesday evening. Would highly recommend.

b
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place for an enjoyable lunch. menu was extensive and had something for all

S
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food, as always. The hostess was very accommodating as well.

ES
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks.
Magnificent service overall!!!!

RR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. My seafood marinara pasta dish was outstanding. Lots of seafood in the serving and tastes great.

NW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent waiter.

DS
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We had a great view of Shem Creek, and good service, but the food got mixed reviews. My wife enjoyed her Salmon, but I got the fried tenderloin and thought it was probably the worst meal I’ve eaten in Charleston. We may give it another try.

SB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We have been going to WE for many years and always had a great experience. Lately not so good.
First of all one Hostess wasn’t very friendly. I had requested a table on the porch but received a table inside. Sorry but that is the way it is. Hard to predict when folks are leaving the porch. Bottom line is if you have a party greater than 4 then good luck getting a table on the inside porch. Another party walked up right before us and was seated on the porch after I had made the reservation days in advance. Also, I asked about specials for the evening. No specials. Very disappointed because this was our “go-to” place.
Not so good anymore.

L
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Unfortunately, the restaurant did not have any peel and eat shrimp or oysters for the po-boy sandwich. The server told us it was due to the recent hurricane. Disappointed that we went to a restaurant on the water and weren’t able to get some fresh seafood. The food that we did order was very good, and the view was great.

ED
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Water's Edge is in a fabulous spot. It is great to see the river traffic while enjoying the meal. The breakfast buffet is really very good, offering a wide array of dishes. A small complaint: the service was very slow. We had to ask other waiters to call our waiter for service, cleaning up a mess I made, and then again for the bill after the meal. However, because of the location and the excellent menu, I will be back again.

PK
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and drinks. Would have preferred outside on the deck but we did not know that we needed to request that on the reservation. Next time.

c
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Crab cakes were burned

B
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I had requested a table with a water view and we were seated exactly as requested. Our waitress was friendly but we did experience un-even service such as not receiving a steak knife with my steak and not seeing our waitress until half way through the meal. The shrimp scampi dish was extremely over lemon-y, the filet mignon was cooked perfectly but had way too much sweet sauce poured all over it! Our dinner was good but could have used improvement.

N
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Lots and f activity on the creek both boats and dolphins

MK
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I called one week ahead to request a table on the enclosed patio. We arrived early and spent quite some time at the lower bar. When we went upstairs we were told that no seats were available and we would have to be placed on a waiting list. There were multiple unoccupied tables, which I mentioned but was was not answered. Our meal was adequate, but not as good as previous visits. Service was slow, and I wAtched the patio area and it never filled up. I will not be returning.

CB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This has been one of our favorite restaurants for several years. Since this was a special occasion (birthdays) and we had out-of-town guests, we wanted to have a excellent meal. We were very pleased with the food and the wine. Our server was outstanding. She was attentive without being in our face. We would definitely recommend Water's Edge to our friends.

TS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved this place! Nice view of the water while we enjoyed a wonderful dinner. Service was great- very attentive. We had both the seared tuna and the spinach and crab dip. Both were amazing. Our entrees were delicious as well. Will definitely go back here next time in Charleston!

DE
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Our server was slow to our needs..After dinner I ordered a slice of keylime pie...it took 20 minutes and then I had to get her attention to get our bill......if I'm spending over $120.00 I would have liked a little better service.....

S
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate on the outside dining area last night and it was magical! The food was outstanding and the ambiance was ALL LOWCOUNTRY- water, shrimpboats, a gentle breeze and people laughing!!!! On our bucket list, it doesn’t get any better ❤️

J
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

This was the first time we had been there since it changed hands and we were disappointed in the food.

OT
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and attentiveness, especially for group of five celebrating mother in law’s birthday. Thanks!