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“Atmosphere Galore!”

The Wreck of the Richard & Charlene
Ranked #44 of 337 Restaurants in Mount Pleasant
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Atmosphere Galore!”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

A little placed tucked away where you better have a great GPS or map but worth the visit. Excellent food served on paper plates with plastic silverware fitting the home-spun atmosphere. Right on point near end of Shem Creek. Great view of sunset.

Visited August 2013
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atlanta, ga
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“expensive for a dive”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

food very fried and expensive for a dive i.e. poor value and very hot in summer, no a/c. overall I understand why not at top of Mt Pleasant list

  • Visited August 2013
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Boone, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very good food, unique atmosphere in spite of wide-ranging reviews”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

No need to describe differently than "Mrsjj204"'s review: run-down hole-in -the-wall, no AC, GREAT simple, interesting, low-country seafood. My fried shrimp were perfect, companions, broiled shrimp & scallops excellent, seafood platter was complete. Giant hushpuppies are delicious, fried green tomatoes are must-have appetizer. 1/2 price bottle wine Mon.-Thurs.!! Wait staff was attentive, courteous, & hard-working for their mandatory gratuity of our party of 12. Not all are prepared for $20 platters but that is restaurant pricing today. No children's menu, no chicken, one "no guarantee" beef plate. It's SEAFOOD! No reservations. See their website. Waterfront area for views, photos, and possibly seasonal seating (no seats outside Aug. 8th). Check out Mt. Pleasant's Old Village neighborhood nearby - beautiful homes & history.

  • Visited August 2013
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New Jersey Shore
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Just Go!”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

We usually travel to Charleston in December, just at the time that the Wreck is closed for their annual vacation. So for years we have wanted to go, but never could. This past May, we visited Charleston, and finally made our way to the Wreck. We were happy we did.

As many reviews have pointed out, it is a dive. But that's the charm. It s located on Shem Creek, really out of the way, a nice quiet spot. Better follow the directions from their web site, or you may get lost.

The place reminds me of a lot of dive seafood places of my youth growing up at the Jersey Shore. Screened porch, ceiling fans, plastic lawn chairs. You can watch the fishing boats coming and going from Shem Creek. Lots of seafood wholesalers there. (I am posting some photos to accompany this review.) The fish is very, very fresh. Mostly fried, but that's okay; live a little!

We went early, around 5, so there was no problem with crowds. Service was friendly and efficient. We really enjoyed the boiled peanuts served before the meal.

It is a great "dive" seafood place. If you have not been there - JUST GO!

  • Visited May 2013
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great seafood in a hidden, run-dowing looking place!! GO NOW!!!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Wreck is an interesting, out of way hole in the wall with great food! It located off by itself down a dirt road with no signage! The Visitors Bureau gives great directions to it! It really is a dump of a building - the place looks like a dive...paper plates, mismatched furniture, NO air conditioning! The good is fabulous!!

Our dinner at "The Wreck" was great! I had the fried triple seafood platter (shrimp, scallops, oysters), my husband and son had fried shrimp and we had all three deserts (key lime pie, banana pudding, key lime bread pudding). The fried seafood was excellent -- lightly battered, not to heavy or greasy. The seafood, being right on Shem Creek, was very fresh and tasty! On each plate was a large hush puppy, which was awesome!! We ordered another side of them! They were large and sweet and darkly fried. We thought they were fabulous but some might like theirs more golden brown. Also on each plate was spicy rice (which neither of us liked), and Ok cole slaw, and a square of fried hominy with jalepeno peppers. My husband loved these but I don't like jalapenos, so I didn't so much. The desserts....ahhhhh......the key lime bread pudding! One of my ALL TIME FAVORITE DESSERTS IN MY LIFE!! I will dream about this key lime bread pudding!! It was creamy and rich and fully of fresh key lime flavor but it also had this perfectly caramelized crust of the bottom! Perfection!!!

I highly recommend going off the beaten path for great seafood in Charleston! (10 minute drive from downtown).

  • Visited July 2013
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