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The Wreck

106 Haddrell Point, Mount Pleasant, SC - (843) 884-0052
Posted By Margaret Ezell on 9/29/2007 9:08:00 PM
My favorite places to eat are the off the beaten path places, what I thought The Wreck would be from the description. As a native of South Louisiana I like my seafood! The Wreck is hard to find, even with directions. I asked a local how to get there when we were within a mile. I also asked if he liked it. I should have taken his body language and "not my favorite" and turned back to Charleston to Hymans, which we love.

The food is way overpriced for what you get on a paper plate. We had the large boiled shrimp: 1/2-pound for $19.00. They were very fresh but bland, nothing special; no Old Bay or other seasoning. The red rice was like eating something from a Rice-A-Roni box. The fried hominy was less than one inch square; bland. I did like the hush puppy! The coleslaw was fine.

They have no handicapped parking and the steps are a danger to all including my 91-year-old mother who was with me. The next day I had meetings in Charleston and asked six locals about The Wreck. All said it was way over rated; the quality has changed over the years. They do not go there anymore. People are passing on its formerly great rating.

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A glorious Richard-size meal: grilled shrimp and fried oysters accompanied by cole slaw, red rice, a single hushpuppy and a block of fried creamy grits.
"A glorious Richard-size meal: grilled shrimp and fried oysters accompanied by cole slaw, red rice, a single hushpuppy and a block of fried creamy grits."
Michael Stern





Here are some of the best-tasting fried shrimp we’ve had along the southeast coast since the late, lamented Edisto Motel closed several years ago.
"Here are some of the best-tasting fried shrimp we’ve had along the southeast coast since the late, lamented Edisto Motel closed several years ago."
Michael Stern


A meal at The Wreck begins with a bowl of boiled peanuts. If all you know are ordinary peanuts, these are a revelation. The nuts inside the shell are soft enough to be a good reminder that peanuts are in fact not nuts, but legumes.
"A meal at The Wreck begins with a bowl of boiled peanuts. If all you know are ordinary peanuts, these are a revelation. The nuts inside the shell are soft enough to be a good reminder that peanuts are in fact not nuts, but legumes."
Michael Stern


You can make an entree out of the deviled crabs or buy them a la carte. We were impressed by how densely it was packed with real crab meat.
"You can make an entree out of the deviled crabs or buy them a la carte. We were impressed by how densely it was packed with real crab meat."
Cliff Strutz


The taste, aroma, and high-proof jolt of sherry are essential to traditional she-crab soup service. Here at the Wreck, you add it yourself.
"The taste, aroma, and high-proof jolt of sherry are essential to traditional she-crab soup service. Here at the Wreck, you add it yourself."
Michael Stern


There is no seat in The Wreck’s dining room that doesn’t offer a fine view of the waterway.
"There is no seat in The Wreck’s dining room that doesn’t offer a fine view of the waterway."
Michael Stern


Who can resist interior décor that consists of stacked-up beer boxes? This is what you see as you walk in the door.
"Who can resist interior décor that consists of stacked-up beer boxes? This is what you see as you walk in the door."
Michael Stern


The Wreck has never bothered to put out a sign. Everyone just knows where it is. Located in a former bait locker overlooking Shem Creek, it is in fact an immensely picturesque place to eat.
"The Wreck has never bothered to put out a sign. Everyone just knows where it is. Located in a former bait locker overlooking Shem Creek, it is in fact an immensely picturesque place to eat."
Michael Stern



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