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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.68mi
  2. Distance: 0.99mi
  3. Distance: 1.16mi
  4. Distance: 1.43mi

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
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (38)
Scenic View (27)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
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Good for a Date (18)
Special Occasion (17)
Casual (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Great for Brunch (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Romantic (8)
Disabled Access (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Fun (6)
People Watching (6)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Authentic (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Cozy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

Water's Edge is our go to restaurant for bring out of town guests to a Mt Pleasant venue. It has good food, locally sourced as possible, attentive service and a great view even at night. We'll be back probably for brunch soon.

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined 7 days ago

Our service was good....the food was pretty good. Prime rib was so so. Fried shrimp and the bread were the best items we had.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Bartender / server was excellent! Food average

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent food and service was amazing as always good was gourmet quality and every dish was better than the next !!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Stephanie was amazing!

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 (Corpus Christi)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great views of Shem Creek and the piers there. Highly recommended.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was New Years Eve, we were on vacation and wanted a nice dinner. Food was fantastic, service was just as good. Enjoyed the whole evening. Portions are large, couldn't finish. So good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We took our whole family to Water's Edge for Sunday brunch. Little ones were included. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I ate too much, others were more restrained. we are regular diners at Water's Edge but this particular sunday was outstanding, much because of our server and the excellent omelette chef . Its just a great spot.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Brunch Review - First, we loved the Bloody Mary Bar (self-serve). Second, the brunch buffet was delicious with lots of options and an omelette station. I ordered the Filet Eggs Benedict (Hollandaise sauce on the side ), it was delicious and they even included some fruit on top of the other sides. The atmosphere was great, a late morning crowd but not Super crowded. We had a table on the deck with a view of the water, highly recommended you request the seating on the deck. We will most definitely be visiting again!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a wonderful evening. Our waiter was charming and the service was terrific. 4 of the 6 of us had the whole crispy flounder and it was terrific, but the sauce itself wasn't that great. An apricot sauce would probably be more tasty or something with a little spice.

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a good meal at Water's Edge. Food was interesting and well-prepared, the restaurant was pleasant and the server was efficient and helpful.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Everything was good and the manager was exceptional when they were out of one item. Would definitely go back. Good location and food.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great Christmas Eve dinner with good service

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great service, great food, great experience with my wife and daughter!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a wonderful meal at Waters Edge for Christmas Eve.....great menu and a wonderful waiter ........and a wonderful time......will return many times....

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food and service. Love the atmosphere at the water.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 20, 2017

It was an excellent dining experience!

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Enjoyed a nice dinner at the restaurant. The service was good and the food very tasty.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Waters Edge has been a go-to restaurant for us when we have friends visiting from out of town, both for the awesome views and the food. This visit was a disappointment. The food was only fair, portions were small and overall just not up to our expectations. It was a Saturday night, and the restaurant was only half full, so apparently we aren't the only people who have fallen out of love with Waters Edge. Very sad.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

My waiter was awesome and the food was great! I will definitely go again and will suggest it to coworkers.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service. Great food. Large portions.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

W'sE has been our goto place when we have visiters or we want a nice place for just the two of us.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We did the Harborview on Sunday for Brunch and back again on Monday for steak. Halls was recommended, but I didn't need a $50 steak. The filet and steak my husband had was wonderfully done, with mashed potatoes. The Spinach salad was big enough to split too. Also the wine prices are affordably priced. We are vacationing for 2 weeks and like to have a very good meal without a huge cost. This is your place. I would go back again for a fish dinner if we had time. Love the place. great views too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I can’t say enough good things about our experience. We had individual food allergy needs and a person with a physical disability. Our service was outstanding. Special diets were accommodated with affability. The food was fantastic, and the service was impeccable! The staff seemed to work seamlessly as a team. We’ll be back:-)

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great service! We went for thanksgiving and they featured a traditional buffet and full menu. We ordered off the menu Ans our entrees were delicious. The service was awesome- our waiter was attentive and had a great attitude about working on a holiday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful meal and a wonderful server Ben. A little pricey but well worth it. Food was excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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 on November 23, 2017

We made reservations for Thanksgiving and were very happy with the food and service. The buffet had all of our Thanksgiving favorites and those who did not want turkey or ham were happy ordering from the menu. Even on a nasty day outside, it's nice to view the creek.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

The food, service, view was wonderful

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent food and wonderful view. We always bring guests to Water's Edge

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Groups
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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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