Just across the connecter from the Isle of Palms is Old Mt. Pleasant. Now, this Lowcountry town has no mountains and is about as flat as you can get, but it is aptly named for it’s fine shops, restaurants and homes that are every bit as charming as the Battery mansions. One of the more colorful establishments is The Wando Fish Company, which is right on the docks of Shem Creek. They sell the freshest fish, shrimp and crabs around and they also have my FAVORITE sign in the whole world pictured here with the nice man who tried to give me a orange tabby with the four pounds of shrimp I bought for dinner.
Next door to The Wando Fish Company is The Wreck. Now the Wreck doesn’t look like much and it’s hard as hell to find, even with a GPS, they have some of the best and freshest seafood you will ever put in your mouth. But don’t go there expecting something fancy because the place has paper table cloths and the food is served on paper plates. However it’s been written up in every foodie magazine from Bon Appetit to Southern Living for it’s tasty seafood. My favorite part of the menu, other than the Charleston red rice, and jalapeno grit cake that comes with every meal, is the London Broil. Not because I’ve actually ordered it, I love the way it’s listed in the menu. LONDON BROIL- We are a seafood establishment and we do not claim any expertise in the cooking of beef. If you order it, it’s yours.
When you pull up in the Wreck’s parking lot, even after you’re having a hard time find a parking place because the place is packed with locals and lucky tourists who’ve found the joint, you’ll wonder if this is the right place because there’s no sign. Just a red welcoming door on a shack that looks like it’s falling down, but it’s not. Get out of your car. The view of the creek and the Cooper River bridge is beautiful, and the food is spectacular. You won’t be disappointed.
CHECK IN TOMORROW FOR OLD MT. PLEASANT HOMES, THE PITT STREET PHARMACY, AND MORE.