About Water's Edge - Charleston

1407 Shrimp Boat Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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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.

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: 8438844074

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Water's Edge - Charleston Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Scenic View
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Seafood
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food4
ambience5
service4

Loved the location and atmosphere...

Dined 4 days ago

Loved the location and atmosphere...

food3
ambience4
service4

My husband's dinner of grouper was not v ...

Dined 6 days ago

My husband's dinner of grouper was not very good. Fish was dark, mashed potatoes and asparagus cold. My lobster was very good and sides hot.

food2
ambience3
service2
value2

I had a tasteless shrimp scampi.

Dined on April 24, 2016

We have been here several times over the years and we keep coming back because of the view and the ambiance . The seafood is fresh but cooked without seasoning. I had shrimp scampi, totally tasteless . Do not order that dish or you will be disappointed. My husband had the whole flounder and it was fresh but equally tasteless . Food seem to be cooked for people with dietary restrictions .

Tags: scenic view
food1
ambience2
service1

Portobello mushroom app was terrible. Ta ...

vip
Dined on April 24, 2016

Portobello mushroom app was terrible. Tasted like it had been microwaved - very chewy - and not even hot all the way through. The flounder sandwich was very fishy tasting. Fries were good! Restaurant was not busy (Sunday afternoon) but still the service was very slow. First and last time visiting this restaurant.

food5
ambience5
service5

Great brunch and a great server! All set ...

vip
Dined on April 24, 2016

Great brunch and a great server! All set on their beautiful porch

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Great Place on the Water

Dined on April 17, 2016

Love going here. Friendly staff, good food, fine wine, great view of Shem Creek. While we were there the construction of new docks was going on. Does spoil view somewhat. It is temporary.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Outstanding food and service

Dined on April 17, 2016

I called the restaurant before making an Open Table reservation, asking if they still had soft shell crabs, since I had them there last April and they were excellent. John told me he couldn't guarantee it, but he would do his best to accommodate me. When we were seated at the restaurant, John came to our table to introduce himself and tell me they had set aside an order of soft shell crabs for me. That began an exceptional evening of a beautiful scenic setting, great food, and exemplary service provided by our waiter Will and John's attentiveness. And the soft shell crabs were delicious! But the whole menu is worth repeat visits, and the service makes it even more so.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
food4
ambience5
service4
value3

Went for Sunday brunch. Liked it very much

vip
Dined on April 17, 2016

My wife and I were on vacation. Wanted to get a nice brunch for Sunday morning. Thought we would get out of Charleston and go to Shem Creek. Glad we did. It was a bit cold and windy, so we sat indoors but had a window table. Overlooked the river. They were in the process of replacing the docks, so there were construction barges there, but it was still a nice view. They had a buffet but we ordered from the menu. The buffet looked great but we just didn't want to eat more than a single omelet. We wanted a really good bloody mary, so ordered them. Turns out it was a make your own. They gave us glasses filled with ice and vodka. They showed us to a special table with an amazing amount of ingredients to put into the drink. I would have loved this but I have no idea how to make the drink, so winged it. Mine was not bad. My wife's wasn't as good. I think she needed to add horseradish. Anyway, I had a garden omelet. I wanted whole wheat toast which they don't have, as they don't cater to those that want to stay away from simple carbs. My wife had cheddar and ham omelet. It was good and not processed. Smoked ham. I would definitely go back from brunch and would like to try Water's Edge for dinner some day.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Beautiful setting on Shem Creek. Service ...

Dined on April 16, 2016

Beautiful setting on Shem Creek. Service was excellent and so was the food.

food4
ambience4
service4
value3

They should have comped the desert.

vip
Dined on April 14, 2016

It was my 60th birthday and they knew it. Our bill was over $120 for the 2 of us and they charged for the Key Lime pie. Not a good move. Otherwise, the dinner was great.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service2

Amazing frogmore stew, vey good crab cak ...

Dined on April 14, 2016

Amazing frogmore stew, vey good crab cakes. Red rice was barely warm, and undercooked. Cheesecake was dry and bland. Slow service.

food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Fun by the sea

Dined on April 11, 2016

Got there early and enjoyed happy hour in the outdoor bar. Great deal. Had a great dinner inside where we could look out over the water.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service2

Food was good, slow service and forgot a ...

Dined on April 10, 2016

Food was good, slow service and forgot appetizer.

food3
ambience4
service4
value3

Wine List

vip
Dined on April 9, 2016

We eat at Water's Edge frequently. Repeatedly, the price of the bottle of wine on the bill is higher than the price of the wine on their wine list. Each time we asked that this be corrected; obviously it has not been taken care of. Also, it should be common courtesy for the manager to apologize.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
food4
ambience4
service5

Lovely dinner overlooking Shem Creek. B ...

Dined on April 7, 2016

Lovely dinner overlooking Shem Creek. Be aware that construction is partially obstructing the view for a bit. My spouse and I enjoyed our oyster and portobella mushroom appetizers. We both had the gluten-free broiled seafood platter, which was very good. Service was very prompt and professional. Will return!

food5
ambience4
service5

Beautiful view and great food.

vip
Dined on April 6, 2016

Beautiful view and great food.

food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Yellowfin Tuna to Die For

Dined on April 2, 2016

I have had yellowfin tuna numerous times, but I must say this restaurant has it down. This would be a definite must on our dining list next time in town!

Tags: scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5

Great place to eat on Shem Creek--inside ...

Dined on March 31, 2016

Great place to eat on Shem Creek--inside or out!

food2
ambience4
service1
value3

The presentation was beautiful; the food was fair.

Dined on March 28, 2016

Water's Edge is not the only restaurant located on Shem Creek. I really wish we had chosen a different one. We sat outside and even though we were eaten alive by the no-see-ums, I'm glad we did. Sitting dock-side on Shem Creek is not to be missed. The food at Water's Edge was beautiful to look at, but bland and over cooked. The service was poor, our waiter was largely absent.

Tags: great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience5
service5

Kevin was a great server! Attentive AND ...

vip
Dined on March 27, 2016

Kevin was a great server! Attentive AND entertaining. Two great salads(one goat cheese and one duck medallion salad), one glass of wine each and we were set! Ridiculously wet weather kept the Easter Day crowd down

food5
ambience5
service5

The experience was enjoyable as always a ...

Dined on March 27, 2016

The experience was enjoyable as always and the food was delicious.

food4
ambience5
service5

First visit so ordered calamari to start ...

vip
Dined on March 25, 2016

First visit so ordered calamari to start which was excellent. My wife had special sea bash which was good. I had crispy flounder which was good but could have skipped the mixed vegetables.

food2
ambience4
service4
value3

Just okay....

Dined on March 23, 2016

The view and the ambiance of the restaurant was great. Perfect for a quiet romantic dinner or dinner with friends. Not really kid friendly - not much to entertain the little ones. The server was super friendly and helpful. The food was not to my taste. We ordered the crab dip and it was more cheese than crab. We also ordered the spicy cream seafood pasta - very heavy cream used and could not tell what was seafood. It's a shame because the environment was great.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

I will do it again!

Dined on March 22, 2016

I took my out of town guests there and we greatly enjoyed the promptness of service and the wonderful food. The only disappointment was that the construction didn't allow us the scene I have previously enjoyed , but I know it isn't your fault. Hope it is finished soon and that my company returns.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Love it there

vip
Dined on March 17, 2016

I always enjoy their food & service. The view of Shem Creek is a treat if you get a waterfront table. They also have outdoor deck dining. Never had a bad meal there.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Always Delicious

Dined on March 15, 2016

Water's Edge is always top our list when we visit area. It never disappoints

Tags: great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Great View

Dined on March 15, 2016

enjoyed the view from the indoor restaurant, would like to return and try outdoor patio, Appetizer and main course were both prepared to order, would definitely recommend to others

Tags: great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
food2
ambience5
service1
value3

Terrible service

Dined on March 11, 2016

The service was terrible and the food was not much better. The server was not pleasant, she made us fee like she wished we hadn't come in for dinner. The food was overpriced considering the quality and taste. The sauce tasted as though it was out of a jar, barely warmed over the pasta. The steak had zero flavor. If you find yourself stuck eating here, get the burger, it was the only thing out of our table of five that someone enjoyed.

food5
ambience4
service5

Hands down some of the best food and ser ...

vip
Dined on March 6, 2016

Hands down some of the best food and service I have had in a while. Pick this place!!! You won't be disappointed.

food4
ambience4
service4

We arrived late due to airport delay so ...

Dined on February 28, 2016

We arrived late due to airport delay so only had time for drinks and apps at the bar before they closed which were excellent!

food5
ambience5
service5

Great food. Great atmosphere. We come ba ...

Dined on February 27, 2016

Great food. Great atmosphere. We come back on a regular basis.

food5
ambience5
service5

I have never had a bad experience. From ...

Dined on February 21, 2016

I have never had a bad experience. From the greeting at the door to the end of the meal, dining here is always enjoyable.

food5
ambience5
service5

Courtesy hostess. Our server was very in ...

Dined on February 20, 2016

Courtesy hostess. Our server was very informative and attentive. Good bartender. In addition to good tasting food, the presentation was great.

food4
ambience4
service5

Great service!

Dined on February 20, 2016

Great service!

food3
ambience4
service2
value2

I've eaten here a few times before & I a ...

Dined on February 15, 2016

I've eaten here a few times before & I always order the seafood pasta. However, the amount of food I received on this occasion was disgraceful. Also, a member of my party requested the sirloin, but they were sold out... On Valentine's Day.. At 8:00.. Definitely unacceptable. The fried oyster platter was also not worth my $9. The server was unattentive also. Won't be visiting again anytime soon.

Tags: scenic view
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Perfect timing

Dined on February 15, 2016

My wife made our reservation for four of us the morning prior to when we planned to have dinner which was on Valentine's Day. Our reservations were for 7:45. We were seated a few minutes early and with a view like we requested. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Each of us ordered different entrees and no one left disappointed! The ladies even received a carnation upon leaving. Perfect night!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience2
service4
value4

Deserves

Dined on February 14, 2016

Entrées were excellent. The reconstruction of dock facilities detracted from overall experience.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Valentine's Day

Dined on February 14, 2016

We were a group of 6 brunch was great. Great selection of food & drinks. We had 2 young children with us. They loved the food. Price was right. Nice brunch experience

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We have eaten Sunday brunch here a few t ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

We have eaten Sunday brunch here a few times, and have enjoyed it each time. The food is great and the price is very reasonable. Our service has been very good each visit too. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: great for brunch
food5
ambience5
service5

My wife and I have eaten at The Water's ...

Dined on February 13, 2016

My wife and I have eaten at The Water's Edge many times. We always bring out of town guests because the experience is always a good one. The food is always good and the wine and beer selection is always perfect. I love sitting on the creek side and sometimes we are fortunate to get a great dolphin show.

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