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Spend an Afternoon on the Creek at Saltwater Cowboys

If you’re looking for the perfect lowcountry lunch spot, head on over to Shem Creek to Saltwater Cowboys.  This restaurant is the perfect place to impress out of town friends or hang with the locals. It’s located right on Shem Creek, where boaters, kayakers, and paddleboarders provide an endless parade of entertainment.

We were also delighted to see a dolphin surface right in front of us, wander up the creek, and circle back down.

With live music, cold beer, perfect outdoor bar space and tables, three levels of indoor dining, and an incredible location, the food doesn’t have to be that great to get people over there. But here’s the thing.  The food is also incredible.

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Over the last several visits, we’ve tried the pork rinds, the bacon pimiento cheese, the trash can nachos, the seafood ceviche, the smoked fish spread, the fried shrimp, and the pulled pork sandwiches.  It’s all good! And the best part is that you’ll feel like you’re on vacation, even if you only have a few hours to feel that way!

trash can nachos: worth it!

If you’re a boater, you can even get to the restaurant right from Dewees Island without getting in your car; you’ll take the waterway to Charleston Harbor, then turn right inside Mount Pleasant.

It’s not a particularly fast ride, but you may see some hilarious things out on the waterway, like this guy skiing behind a personal watercraft.

It’s probably amazing for happy hour or dinner too!  We just tend to go for lunch dates. Dark and Stormy?

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Island friend Brett Yearout is a partner in this venture, and he’s pretty excited to share it with you.  Of the success of the restaurant, he says, “It’s a great combination of location and food, and we were thrilled to see it take off the way it did. Whether it’s the atmosphere, the food, or the drinks that pull you in — Saltwater Cowboys is sure to have you hooked after your first visit. Looking forward to seeing everyone out there for whatever the occasion may be! “