There is a lot of water in Charleston, so if you're looking for a place to eat that's on the water, you don't have to look far. One of my absolute favorites, though, is Vickery's Bar and Grill in Mount Pleasant.
There are places around here that make me so happy to call this corner of the world my home, and Vickery's is one of them.
High praise, I know.
The view is absolutely amazing, and you can chow down on some delicious food in a casual atmosphere all while watching dolphins frolic in Shem Creek.
As an added bonus, you get to watch tourists very, very tentatively try out kayaking for the first time since there's a watersports place a few doors down. Extra points if they fall out! (I'm totally kidding. We Charlestonians love the people who love our home enough to visit it.)
My sister and I headed over on one of our weekly Sisters' Nights--we trade off taking each other out to dinner; sometimes we see a movie or go to the pool. It's a no husband/babies/boyfriend time, and we're pretty serious about it. Sisters are awesome.
The night we were there was absolutely gorgeous. It wasn't too hot (which is saying a lot about this time of year in Chucktown), but it was still warm enough to sit outside and
drink a glass enough sweet tea to float me into the harbor.
We discussed my sister's love life (a favorite topic of conversation these days), my freelance writing stuff (I may have moaned over the fact that my article subjects weren't calling me back), and clothes. You know, normal sister talk.
It was enough to just sit out on the side deck and feel the breeze and hang out with my sister. It was vacation without any of the hassle.
Amber ordered the jerk chicken breast with plantain fries which was so good. Plantain fries should be a thing everywhere.
I got the portobello mushroom stack; it comes with roasted red peppers, provolone, a fried green tomato, and Parmesan artichoke spread. There's just so much going on with this sandwich that I don't even know what to say about it other than go. Go now. Eat it.
After dinner was (sadly) over and we couldn't stuff a single bit more into ourselves, we headed over the little wooden bridge to the Shem Creek park. There are a bunch of walkways and docks where you can see the crabs in the marsh, watch for dolphins in the creek, and wave at friendly boaters passing by. It's free, and it's open year round.
I pulled out some of my favorite gear for our trip to Vickery's, including my tangerine colored skort (yes, for real. I'm totally in love with it!) from Target and my South Carolina state scarf from Lilly Pulitzer.
The Shem Creek area's pretty hip in Mount Pleasant right now, so if you ever find yourself in Charleston, head over the big bridge and see what the East of the Cooper has to offer.
What places make you glad to live where you are? Have you ever been to Charleston?
I didn't receive any compensation of any kind for my review. I just love the place!