Shem Creek is an inlet off of the Charleston Harbor that runs through Mount Pleasant. The creek is a popular docking place for shrimping boats that work off the coast just outside the harbor. Just upcreek, the water is lined by restaurants that usually pack in the crowds. Shem Creek is home to Vickery's, RB's, Red's Ice House, Shem Creek Bar and Grill, Water's Edge and The Wreck of the Richard and Charlene. Most of the restaurants have ample outdoor deck seating providing views of the creek, as well as dock access for those wishing to pull in from the water for a meal. It was recently announced that a park will be constructed at Shem Creek on Coleman Blvd.
A trip does not go by without stopping at Shem Creek Park in the morning and evening on various days.
We always make our way to Shem Creek for dinner at least once during each trip. During the New Years trip this year, we wound up eating at both RB's Seafood and Vickery's. Shem Creek is very scenic with a selection of restaurants. I would recommend eating on a deck, if possible, to enjoy the view of the creek and fishing boats that line the docks.
I just love to visit Shem Creek because it's so picturesque. Few dining experiences in Charleston can beat a deck table with a view of the lazy waters of the creek, or a sunset across the marshes at Shem Creek. There is often a lot of activity along this little corridor, especially during happy hour times in the afternoon, when the restaurants start filling up, and the boaters start back to the docks. It's a lively, laid-back place to be.