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“Slipped” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Shem Creek Bar & Grill

Shem Creek Bar & Grill
508 Mill St, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4349
843-884-8102
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Ranked #95 of 275 Restaurants in Mount Pleasant
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Slipped”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

One of our favorite Charleston, SC, area restaurants -- where we would dine twice on one trip -- slipped off our list last week primarily due to service but also, in contrast to a new find, in flavor of food as the fried shrimp at the Noisy Oyster in North Charleston, SC, not only were tasty but also were served with cocktail sauce while at Shem Creek, had become cold between the time they were served, I was finally able to request cocktail sauce and the time it arrived. Even our three young grandsons committed on how much better the second night was than the first. Am wondering if the overall slack service was due to the automatic 18 percent tip for parties of six or more (even though I would have increased it to my normal 20 percent, had it been earned. Remember, TIPS means "to insure prompt service!"

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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ShemCreek B, Guest Relations Manager at Shem Creek Bar & Grill, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Thank you for visiting us at Shem Creek Bar and Grill over the years and for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience. We would like to apologize for the food and the service you received during your visit, and will be sure to share your comments with our staff. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon.
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A Fun Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Great She-crab soup! It's on the water, with good beer, lot's of women, beautiful sunsets, decent live music on occasions, and overall decent food.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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ShemCreek B, Guest Relations Manager at Shem Creek Bar & Grill, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Hi Steve,
Thank you for visiting Shem Creek Bar and Grill and for taking the time to provide your feedback. We're pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the she crab soup, the beer, and the view. We look forward to your next visit!
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“Run down and dried out”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Run down exterior is indicative of what is inside. All fish was dried out and the seafood hush puppies were burnt.
There was no soap in the men's and women's room dispensers.

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ShemCreek B, Guest Relations Manager at Shem Creek Bar & Grill, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
Thank you for visiting us at Shem Creek Bar and Grill and for taking the time to write a review. We would like to apologize for the food you received during your visit, as well as the lack of soap in the bathrooms. We will be sure to review your comments with our staff, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“It was so good we went back the next night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Read your reviews and chose this place based on what we read. For casual dining with excellent food and service this place can't be beat. The vegetables were local, fresh and cooked to perfection. The seafood, I had flounder stuffed with crabmeat and my wife had the crab cakes that were equal or better than any we ever had and we eat lots of seafood.
Our waiter Joseph was fantastic. Monte the second night was also very good.
Night one the food came out very slowly but the place was packed. It came out hot, like it should. The second night the food was perfect and came out quickly.
Our opinion this place beats all the restaurants on Shem Creek, hands down.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ShemCreek B, Guest Relations Manager at Shem Creek Bar & Grill, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
Thank you for joining us at Shem Creek Bar & Grill two nights in a row and for taking the time to write a review! We're very pleased that you were happy with the flounder, crab cakes, and vegetables, as well as the service. We hope to see you again very soon!
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Summerville, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A Novel Idea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I have been dying to get to this restaurant after it was featured in a novel by a local author. The food was great. I thought it was a little pricey given the kitschy décor. It was homey and sweet and the service was great. We were out on our motorcycle for the afternoon and no one batted an eye at our road-worn appearance.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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ShemCreek B, Guest Relations Manager at Shem Creek Bar & Grill, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Erin,
Thank you for choosing Shem Creek Bar and Grill and for taking the time to write a review. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed the service and the food, and we hope to have the chance to serve you again in the future.
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