The Wreck

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106 Haddrell Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 • (843) 884-0052

 

AN OVERVIEW

You won't find fine china at The Wreck (in fact you might have a hard time finding The Wreck itself at all). Most people don't eat there for the ambiance or decor. They do go for the food. This is definitely a local spot, and not the best option if you want to feel "fancy". However, if you want a local favorite for fresh, down-home seafood, this is the ticket.

 

The Wreck of the Richard and Charlene, named as such for a North Atlantic style trawler detroyed at the restaurant's location by Hurricane Hugo in the late 80's, is busy at mealimes. Popular dishes include she crab soup, oysters, deviled crab, and fried shrimp with sides of hushpuppies, fried grits, and fried green tomatoes. Patrons can order according to how hungry they are ("Richard" sized if you've skipped a meal that day or "Charlene" sized for a regular portion).

 

HIDDEN HOT SPOT

To find this restaurant located in a old bait locker overlooking Shem Creek, you'll need some direction. You see, there's not even a sign out front. Who needs a sign when the locals already know where you are? To get there, take Coleman Blvd. off the Ravenel Bridge into Mt. Pleasant. Cross over Shem Creek and take a right onto Live Oak Road heading toward Haddrell Point. The Wreck is located between Magwood and Sons Seafood and the Wando Seafood Company. Look for the big red drum with the number 106 on it as an indicator you've arrived. 

 

Don't let the appearance fool you. This is the local's favorite for seafood in Mt. Pleasant.

 

Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 5:30pm-8:30pm • Friday-Saturday: 5:30pm-9:30pm

*No alcohol on Sundays • *Peanut Oil used for Frying

 

source: The Wreck

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