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Savor the Flavors of Shem Creek

Food Tours

Tour Details

Price

Adults: Starting at $100
Cocktail package available for additional $40. Must be 21+ to purchase.

Schedule

Fridays in March & April
2pm - 5pm

Duration

3h

Meeting Location

Tavern & Table
100 Church Street
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
(Meet your guide at the base of the entrance steps)
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Ending Location

Red's Ice House
98 Church Street
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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Max Group Size:

12

Kid-Friendly?

Not recommended for children under 14

Activity Level

Moderate

Wheelchair Accessible

No

What’s Included?

  • Professional Guide
  • Food tastings at three restaurants
  • Historic and culinary walking tour of Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant
  • Note: This is a seafood heavy Food Tour and we are unable to accommodate seafood substitutions on this tour

What’s Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Water

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation up to 24h in advance
  • Tours run rain or shine

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Tickets

  • Instant confirmation
  • Email & mobile tickets accepted

Parking Recommendation

Garage parking at 111 Coleman Blvd. is strongly suggested

Tour Overview

Shem Creek, the bustling restaurant hub of Mt. Pleasant, just across the harbor from Charleston is definitely one of the charms of the Lowcountry. Aligned by a brand new boardwalk and panoramic views of the creek and harbor, Shem Creek offers one of the best places to get a glimpse of a working waterfront of shrimp boats and commercial fishing. This tour highlights the history of Shem Creek and old Mt Pleasant. Guests will visit three creekside restaurants to enjoy a curated cocktail at each stop paired with a taste of Lowcountry cuisine, closely tied to the surrounding saltwater.

One-of-a-kind Experience

Even though Shem Creek has been a Charleston area “must see” for decades, Bulldog Tours is the only tour company to offer a culinary history tour of this scenic destination.

Eat Like a Local

It doesn’t get much more local than this experience. The shrimp served on this tour was likely unloaded from a boat docked a block from the restaurant. The menu for this tour includes seafood at each stop.

Make a memory

Creek and marsh wildlife sightings are one of the things that makes this place so special. Guests are encouraged to take pictures, and if you want, bring a lock to leave on the boardwalk railing.

Small Group Experience

In contrast to other tours in town, we keep our food tours to 12 guests or less. This means a more relaxed and casual experience, with more access to your guide and our friendly vendors.

Unforgettable Hosts

Experience the best of southern hospitality with our team of passionate, licensed tour guides. With more than ten thousand 5-star reviews you can be confident you aren’t wasting your valuable time on bad experiences.

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Book directly on BulldogTours.com or call our office to get the best price on our tours. Find it cheaper? We'll refund the difference!

Free Cancellations

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a FULL refund. We know that plans can change, that’s why we offer one of the most generous cancellation policies in the industry.

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If you don't have a great tour, let us know and we promise to make it right with a full refund or voucher for a future visit.

What Our Guests are Saying

Our guide was very knowledgeable and fun, and the food was amazing! By the end of the tour we were full! We learned so much and had a wonderful experience!

Antinetta S - Tripadvisor

It was loads of fun. Great food, wonderful storytelling guide who loved her town and shared it with us. We had a great time with food and conversation. I would go again.

Sarah C - Tripadvisor

What a cool tour! The food was fantastic (and lots of it) and the setting was beautiful. It’s definitely a good choice if you’re a shrimp lover. We even saw dolphins and our guide taught us how to throw a shrimp. Highly recommend it!

Lanie C - Google Reviews
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Frequently Asked Questions


  • What do the Tour Activity Levels mean?

    • EASY – Walking tours are designed for a leisurely pace but may include uneven sidewalks, some stairs and a combination of walking and standing for up to two hours.
    • MODERATE – Tours will include a more active pace at times including stairs and uneven terrain. Expect to be on your feet for the duration of the tour covering a minimum of a mile and half of the area.
    • ACTIVE – A high physical activity level is required to walk and climb narrow stairs. This tour is not recommended for guests who require canes or walkers.

  • What food will we be tasting?

    The history and location of this tour dictate a menu that is seafood-heavy and several popular dishes such as Shrimp and Grits will be served. This tour also includes a cocktail at each stop.

  • What if I have allergies or dietary restrictions?

    We do our best to accommodate the special dietary needs of our guests, however we can't guarantee all stops will be able to do so. When you book a food tour, let us know about any dietary needs/preferences (eg. allergies, vegetarian, kosher, gluten-free) and your guide will help identify items you might want to avoid.

  • How much food is served on the tour?

    Our food tastings and portions are generous and roughly equal to a good-sized lunch. We recommend coming to the tour with an appetite as most guests leave comfortably full.

  • What if it rains?

    We present tours rain or shine, unless the conditions are dangerous. Charleston is famous for its summer afternoon passing showers.

  • How much walking is involved?

    Our tours cover approximately one and a half miles of walking and we move at a relaxed and leisurely pace. On our food tours, you’ll have regular opportunities to sit down during tastings.

  • What if I am hard of hearing?

    Our professional guides are skilled public speakers and work hard to make sure everyone can hear during the tour. If you are hard of hearing, please let your guide know and we’ll ensure you get a front-row seat.

  • Is parking available?

    We recommend parking in the garage that neighbors Shem Creek.
    111 Coleman Boulevard, Mt Pleasant 29464

  • What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a FULL refund. If you need to change or modify your tickets, simply call us at 843-722-TOUR (8687). We offer trip protection which ensures a refund within the 24 hours prior to the tour if you need to cancel.

  • What if I am unhappy with the tour?

    Our #1 priority at Bulldog Tours is giving great tours. If you don't have a great experience, let us know and we promise to make it right with a full refund or voucher for a future visit.

  • Are bathrooms available during the tour?

    Yes, restrooms are available at each restaurant included in the tour.

  • Are tours offered only in English?

    Yes, we only offer tours in English at this time. Please email or call us if you would like to make arrangements for your own interpreter to join the tour.

  • Should I tip my Bulldog tour guide?

    If you feel your tour guide has provided a great experience, gratuities are encouraged— and welcomed—at the end of your tour. We believe that recognizing excellent service is a personal matter, though 15-20% of your booking fee is a good rule of thumb. Gratuities for your guide are always appreciated, but never expected.

  • Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?

    Advanced purchase is strongly recommended, as tours often sell out well in advance. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance.

  • What if I still have questions?

    We’re here to help! Simply call us at 843-722-TOUR (8687) if you have any additional questions or concerns.

  • Yes, alcoholic beverages are included in select “Savor” tours such as this one. Complimentary water is included at most stops.

PRIVATE GROUP TOURS

We’re happy to arrange private tours or build custom group tours for schools, corporate teams, non-profits, family reunions, and more. Simply contact us or call 843-722-8687 to book.

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