Shem Creek is in the Mt. Pleasant, only a few minutes from downtown Charleston. Honestly, it’s one of my absolute favorite spots in the entire area. Beautiful marsh, beautiful water, and beautiful boats. I have spotted dolphins while out enjoying a drink. And the Shem Creek gluten-free options are surprisingly plentiful.
If you are visiting the Charleston area, I highly recommend making Shem Creek one of your stops. You should feel comfortable eating at any of the restaurants other than the last one (which is still a super great option for drinks)!
Red’s Ice House
Red’s has a separate gluten-free menu (rare for the Charleston area). You can find multiple seafood options, salads, and many dips can be made gluten-free. I recently split the crab legs, and shrimp with Kyle. Both were tasty.
But the highlight of Red’s (for me) is their rooftop bar. It’s a fun place to grab a drink and watch the boats.
Once again, we have a gluten-free menu. Make sure to specify gluten allergy for as little contamination as possible.
Tavern & Table
Tavern & Table has a few items that can be made gluten-free, and they are all marked on the menu (which makes life so much easier for the gluten-freer and the staff!)
Shem Creek Bar and Grill
Here’s the deal, I haven’t eaten at Shem Creed Bar and Grill, but I did call. The employee told me there were “tons of gluten free options” – including fish, shrimp, veggies, salad, etc. I was impressed with her knowledge and lack of annoyance when I asked. Anyone been there? Let me know in the comments.
R.B.’s Seafood Restaurant
There is no specified gluten-free menu – but you can find grilled steak, grilled fish, potatoes, etc. Just make sure you specify that you have an allergy to prevent contamination.
And One Place To Avoid FOR FOOD…. Vickery’s Bar And Grill
There’s not an actual gluten-free menu. The staff seems very unsure and undereducated on what gluten is and what menu options can be made gluten-free. After back and forth with the staff, I ended up with a flavorless salmon fillet.
While you probably can eat at Vickery’s after endless questions and explaining, why not simply walk a few feet to one of the restaurants that can actually accommodate you? After all, these are supposed to be RESTaurants.
BUT – if you are just going for drinks, it’s a great spot! There is actually sand and tables. Great spot to watch the sunset.
Shem Creek Gluten-Free Choices
As you can see, it’s a great spot for many reasons – the ambiance and the food. Have you grabbed a bite at Shem Creek? And what was your experience? Let me know in the comments!