Water's Edge - Charleston

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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.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.4
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4.0
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best meals we have had in a long time!!

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JaneS
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was are first visit to Waters Edge. The food was delicious and the service was great! We will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food although food takes a bit longer than average to get to the table. I’d come back, though!

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vipFoodsnob
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I was expecting a little bit more from the food aspect of things and the sauces were very good but the fish was mediocre our server did not ask my fiancé how he wanted the special meat dish. Overpriced

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PryorH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Being on the water is great but you have to upgrade your food in order to keep us coming back. Sloppy presentation, & the flavor was basic and very dated.

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GloriaD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Girl’s weekend

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PaulaR
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The staff were all wonderful, knowledgeable and attentive, I'm fussy about my fish and I felt it was small and over cooked, as it was mostly dry. I like to be able to pick my sides as my diet is restricted. I think there needs to be alternatives to cows milk, ie: soy, almond, cashew, oat etc. and include more plant based options overall, since there's a trend toward healthier eating and diets.

Thanks for asking

Paula Rudder

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LisaA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We attended as a celebratory dinner for a friend. We had reservations and were seated promptly. Our server, Austin, was charming and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was delicious for two of the three of us and pretty good for the third. We love Water’s Edge for special occasions and will visit again, but felt the prices were a bit steep.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Serving size was very large but it was lots of mediocre food.

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MeghanD
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love taking out of town guests to the Shem Creek area! Water's edge and Vickeries have the best food on the creek! Our server, blue eyed dude, was hilarious and attentive. My family very much enjoyed the experience as well as the food!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our evening at the waterfront was very nice. The food was delicious, but the service was outstanding! We were craving for seafood and the Waterfront delivered.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sunday brunch. Really all you could ask for. We are not drinkers but the Bloody Mary bar looked very interesting.
Casual and pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The online menu features “duck” that is no longer available. Please correct!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My second time eating here. Will return when I am in the area.

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vipjudys4444
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

the view from the water side is wonderful. the service is excellent. the quality of the food is ok. mashed potatoes and squash cold. Friend seafood over-coated with flour. The quantity of the seafood was good. the shrimp was really good, fried fish hard to find for the coating vastly overwhelmed the fish. liked the scallops and oysters. the seafood platter is good, just wish the temperatures of the dishes were evenly warmer.

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JonathanB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience. I especially enjoyed the interactions with amazing bartenders at the Cabana-Jonathan and Lacey. Though I don’t recall the servers name, he was very attentive to my dietary needs and was very pleasant. I will be returning again.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Water’s Edge!! The food is Amazing, the staff is friendly & the view is unforgettable!! You got to get the Mud Pie for dessert!! It is the best!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day. It was really nice. The seating overlooks the water unless inside. The only thing I didn’t like is the menu didn’t accurately describe how my meal would be. It ended up being this soupy mess with lots of tomatoes and the seafood just thrown in it. Other than this it was a great experience! Would go again.

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Carolinagirl
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Bathroom located outside of restaurant .. Small portion scallops were great but only had 5 petite dime size cauliflower pieces

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful view! The service and food was amazing! Definitely would recommend this place, and will be going back when I’m back in Charleston!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife's and I first time at this restaurant and we were amazed on the setup and hospitality that was offered. The food was amazing, oysters were fresh and great recommendations. My waiter Steven was very friendly and knowledgeable and I will definitely go back when I'm in town again.

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TerryG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice place for brunch . Food was good. Nice sunny porch with scenic view.

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RitaS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. The service was very good. Atmosphere was pleasant. We each had something different and all was very good. This is our third time at this restaurant and would highly recommend it.

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jjzz
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good -- excellent. Ordered salmon and women ordered seafood platters w shrimp (delicious) and oysters (yummy). Salmon tender and very tasty. Sides good but likely short of excellent.

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OctopusArms
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and great views. Would go again if I visit!

JB
JoeyB
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food we have had in S.C. We love this place and the view is great. We have seen a dolphin every time we have been.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, thank you

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vipHeidi
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It smelled musty and old. Service was very slow as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful location on Schem Creek.
Nice selection of Apps and Salads.
Excellent She Crab Soup and the Seafood
Paella was spot on with plenty of seafood.
Good service
Will come back soon.

Rick Sterba. 1/17/2020

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TheNuke
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Disappointing. Visiting and chose Water's Edge based on selections in their online menu. None of them are available! Although owners changed in March 2019, online menu has not changed. Actual menu entirely different. Ordered calamari (too salty), she-crab soup (also too salty), avocado hummus (excellent) and bread (also excellent).

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CathyD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I was disappointed in the quality of the food. The ambiance was nice though. Our experience would have been great if the food quality was a match to the environment of the restaurant. I am sure you will make a note of my experience and improve it for future visits.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great view and food that we always enjoy year after year.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Subtle changes with new owners!

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GT52
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Our waiter was incompetent and seemed to be preoccupied. Was asked for two desserts and coffee. He brought one dessert and said the cofffee was being brewed after we had completed dessert. He seemed ill informed about wine selections. The food was not up to par for the price. The spinach salad was delicious.

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JackieG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was not good and our waiter took forever and was rude. I didn’t touch my food and was not offered a refund or something else to eat.

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DeanE
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good but came out cold, the waitress fixed it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great! We got to sit with a view of the water

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vipecotraveler
Cleveland
73 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nearly very good.

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vip57mgaman
Charleston
252 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Front end girl needs to go to charm school! Service at the bar was wonderful! Food was over cooked!

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SylviaS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good, very busy when we were there the wait service seemed to get overwhelmed.

FAQs

Water's Edge - Charleston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 884-4074.

Water's Edge - Charleston is rated 4.3 stars by 2057 OpenTable diners.