About Shem Creek Bar and Grill
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!
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Seafood, Steak, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:30am-4:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 4:00pm-10:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 4:00pm-10:30pm
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am-4:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private parking lot, with 2 lots for guests.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Shem Creek Bar and Grill Ratings and Reviews
I made reservations at this restaurant f ...
I made reservations at this restaurant for 6 people, unexpectedly we were unable to find child care for a 2 month old and a 3 year old and our party grew from 6 to 8 including the small children. Our reservations were at 5:00pm and when we arrived the restaurant was mostly empty. When I notified the hostess about the change she became frustrated and made several comments regarding my inability to count the right number of people in our party and then looked around as if it was going to be a problem to find somewhere to put us. She did not speak to us again while seating us and seemed very put out by the change. If we had arrived at peak time with a packed restaurant I would could understand her frustration but given the time and the lack of people there I couldn't understand the problem. Had I not been there with a large group this initial experience was negative enough that I would have left the restaurant without dinning. This is now the second incident of this type that I have had at this restaurant and will most likely not return because of it. The food, ambiance and location are all very good but the professionalism of the staff can be lacking at times. Our waiter on this occasion did a very good job and the food was prepared fresh and tasted great. The hostess managed to ruin this trip with her negative attitude.
Go early for a view of Shem's Creek and ...
Go early for a view of Shem's Creek and great service. At 4:40 pm, we had a great view, wonderful server. Oysters on the half shell awesome. Gumbo and fried oysters delicious. Their special potatoes and green beans were wonderful. Happy here. Plan to go again soon.
Probably my favorite Charleston area bru ...
Probably my favorite Charleston area brunch spot.... but they offer so much more! Boat access, multiple bars, diverse menu, beautiful patio. We go back time and time again and are never disappointed. Keep it up!!
Our meal here started out nice enough bu ...
Our meal here started out nice enough but our server was slammed with other tables so our service was lacking. She would come by and refill a couple of drinks but ignore the other half of the table. She never cleared our plates as we finished and this is something that I like to have done. To add insult to injury, our tip was added to our bill because of the size of our group. She was guaranteed her tip no matter what kind of service we received.
We have tried this restaurant a handful ...
We have tried this restaurant a handful of times over the years since we live in the area. Not bad but just not that great. Great view of the creek during the day but underwhelming at night with the interior in need of a refreshment on tables and booth upholstery. Really hoping management makes some changes to get this place back on the map in the Mt Pleasant restaurant scene.
Arrived early for the reservation. Was t ...
Arrived early for the reservation. Was told by a hostess with attitude we would be seated at our time. We waitied in the bar. The entire time in the bar we were next to an open booth. At the res. time we were seated at the table we had been standing next to for 40 minutes. I doubt we will go there again.
We had friends from out of town and were ...
We had friends from out of town and were embarrassed by the poor service and food All the meals arrived at our table Luke warm. One of our friends ordered their signature "ala Wando" dinner and there was so much cream sauce, she couldn't find the grits cake and had to fish (a real pun) for the fish in the dish
Talked it's the manager and her response was, I'll tell the chef.
Not likely to return
Was really unaware of this place but aft ...
Was really unaware of this place but after going discovered many of my friends considered it a favorite and ate there regularly. We'll definitely go back. Loved the view on the creek with fishing boats and salt air. Could become a favorite for us when in MP.
We did not even get a chance to eat here ...
We did not even get a chance to eat here. Your app let us make reservations at 9pm and then we were told they actually close at 9. The misunderstanding would have been fine except for the fact that several workers walked by us waiting at the front and said nothing to us. We waited for a solid 10 minutes. Very unprofessional treatment will not be returning to this place.....
Went here with friends based on a previo ...
Went here with friends based on a previous good experience. Restaurant was not crowded for a Friday night, that should have been the first clue. Food was overpriced and very poor. Oysters were pathetic and extremely tiny. Clams were swimming in garlic sauce. Seafood was overcooked and not fresh even though we were in Charleston. Numerous better choices in the area. We definitely will not be back!
Wonderful fresh seafood. My only regret ...
Wonderful fresh seafood. My only regret is that I didn't schedule my reservation early enough to enjoy the sunset from the dock. Our food was wonderful! The crabcakes were outstanding as was the fresh peel and eat shrimp. Highly recommend as a place to eat on the water near Charleston.
We always stop at this gem when we visit ...
We always stop at this gem when we visit Charleston. Love the outdoor bar area. Always a terrific view of the sunset. Nice to see people dock their boats and come up for a drink, or a few. Our waiter was extremely sexy too!!
After several friends recommended Shem C ...
After several friends recommended Shem Creek Bar & Grill, my husband and I finally had the opportunity to go during a weekend trip to the beach. We loved the perfectly cooked seafood, and seasonal pumpkin dessert! The friendly, well-timed service was great too. Our table had a nice view of boats on the water and an outside bar. We look forward to more fun and fabulous seafood there in the future.
Good not great. There are better places ...
Good not great. There are better places if you are visiting the area. This is definitely a local hangout. Bar is very loud and boisterous. Service was very good. Food was moderate. The she crab soup is really nice but the seafood ala wando is average at best. Cocktails were watery. Great views.
Not sure if it was "end of season" fatig ...
Not sure if it was "end of season" fatigue or if sub-par service is typical, but our family's experience at Shem Creek was less than optimal. We made a reservation for 8:30pm for a party of 10 and were told if the large party before us left early, we could be seated earlier. We arrived at 7:45pm and the place was virtually empty, and we were told that we would have to wait for our 8:30 reservation despite there being multiple tables available. The hostess was extremely rude (both in person and when I called earlier about the reservation) and she seemed annoyed as did much of the bar and wait staff. Our waitress in particular was rude and overbearing and made us all fairly uncomfortable....she was definitely ready to end her shift.
Our food didn't fair much better as we had a variety of seafood and a few of us had the Prime Rib Special. The food was very bland and the quality was certainly not indicative of the price.
Again, not sure if this was just due to it being the end of the season, but the entire restaurant seemed kind of dirty. Needless to say, I don't think we'll be revisiting the Shem Creek Bar and Grill and certainly wouldn't recommend it to our friends. I hate that we missed out on experiencing some of the other great options in the area.
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