Thursday, April 28, 2011
Lunch at Shem Creek
Never fear! The threat for possibly severe weather did not keep our family from missing lunch at one of our favorite restaurants here in Mt. Pleasant - Shem Creek Bar & Grill! I vividly remember the first time I ate here years ago with my husband. We came for lunch and I asked the waitress about the vegetable of the day. She went to the kitchen to check to see what they were serving that day and returned quickly to our table with her nose crinkled up. "It's fried cabbage!", she said apologetically. Honey, there's no need to apologize. That's one of my favorite veggies. I was so excited and impressed. I ordered it and it was delicious.
We've brought the kids here many times in the past and they always have a good time. The restaurant is very casual, mostly patio-style seating that reminds you of eating on someone's back porch. There's a great view of the creek from almost every room in the restaurant.
See, nothing fancy here. So, nothing that my kids can destroy!
As you can imagine, seafood is the main food on the menu. We ordered crab dip for our appetizer. Eric and I eat a lot of crab dip when we're in the Charleston/Mt. Pleasant area. We've got to test them all out to find our favorite. I'm a fan of this one because it's full of crab and doesn't contain any shredded cheese.
This little bowl didn't last very long.
In addition to a house salad, the kids split this grilled shrimp plate.
I, however, didn't split my plate with anybody. All of it was fresh and hot: fried shrimp, fried okra, and Shem spuds. But, do you know what the best part of it was? Do you see that little cup of tarter sauce? Well, it's delicious. It's full of dill and tastes wonderful. I just wish I could have had more to dip in it.
Eric finally got the fried oysters that he missed out on yesterday. He went the red rice route and said it was great and that I needed to make some when we got home. I guess I'll have to pull out my cookbooks and find a recipe.
There's plenty of outdoor seating if you can fight off the humidity and sharks.
It's kid-friendly, too, but this is the only dog that I saw on the premises!
Shem Creek Bar and Grill is opened for lunch and dinner. As you can imagine, the lunch prices are significantly cheaper than the dinner prices. Plus, during the day, you get to see all of the quirky decor and the beautiful view of the creek and passing boats. If you come to the Mt. Pleasant area, you'll definitely want to add this place to your must-eat-there list!
Now, what's for dinner?