Summers in Mount Pleasant are extraordinary. Nestled between historic downtown Charleston and the stunning beaches of Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island, Mount Pleasant’s coastal lifestyle and Lowcountry traditions breed delicious cuisine that attracts every appetite. Locally-owned restaurants in Mount Pleasant give foodies plenty of options but for centuries natives have turned to the water for culinary inspiration.
Local shrimpers and fisherman keep fresh-caught seafood on the menu at an array of area restaurants. Indulge in wild caught seafood while watching the sunset on the creek or join in on a summer barbecue where plates are full of crab & shrimp straight from the creek. Looking for more culinary adventures? Dine at one of Mount Pleasant’s nationally recognized restaurants that serve everything from farm-to-table, barbecue, traditional American, and international choices like French, Italian and Thai cuisine. Dock your boat at Shem Creek and enjoy casual waterfront dining at Tavern & Table, Red’s Ice House, Water’s Edge, Vickery’s and more. Looking for something finer? Partake in one of our many acclaimed fine dining establishments like The Granary, Graze, Old Village Post House, Red Drum, Langdon’s, and Opal. Whichever restaurant you choose, you are in for an adventure.
Where else can find you find food traditions during your tour of the town? At the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market and nothing says summer in the south like farm-fresh produce. Chat with local farmers and spend your day with cheeks full of sweet, local peaches, strawberries and watermelon. More than just a market, this weekly event truly showcases the treasures the Lowcountry has to offer. The passionate farmers, dedicated food purveyors and lively restaurateurs are sure to make you smile. Grab dinner, share an oak-shaded picnic table with locals and enjoy live music and good times at the Farmers Market.
What goes nicely with any meal? A locally-made ice cold brew handcrafted right in Mount Pleasant. Along with magnificent parks and world-renowned cuisine, Mount Pleasant is well on its way to becoming the brewery capital of the Lowcountry. The town’s first brewery, Westbrook Brewing Company, has become a national sensation selling their famously refreshing White Thai across the country. Grab a stool in their tasting room to select your favorite Westbrook beer and chat with the crafters themselves. In July 2016, Ghost Monkey Brewery will join the ranks and Two Blokes Brewing will not be too far behind them.
Be sure to work off your culinary tour at a popular area attraction. Catch a beautiful view of the Charleston Harbor below the bridge at Memorial Waterfront Park. Visit the Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Pavilion to hear the history of the much sought after, intricate sweetgrass baskets. Discover Mount Pleasant’s history at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, Fort Moultrie and Boone Hall Plantation. Shop at a variety of local shops and boutiques where you’ll find everything from handcrafted jewelry and antiques to art and unique souvenirs crafted by local artisans.
With a number of attractions, concerts, and celebrations and cuisine that cannot be rivaled, your summer in Mount Pleasant will be unforgettable. To make sure you are in the know, download the free Experience Mount Pleasant app. The expansive list of hotels, attractions, restaurants and events makes planning your adventure easier than ever. What are you waiting for? Come on over!