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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Pubs + Taverns

Re: “Chucktown Tavern

Great place to relax for locals and guests. Fantastic food for lunch or diner. Karaoke most any night with thousands of songs available. Best prices in the downtown ares.

Posted by marty_hope on February 14, 2011 at 9:42 AM

Re: “The Brick

I just wanted to let everyone know that this bar became under new ownership back in August of 2010 and I ask that you don't hold any of the negative comments prior to that date against us. Even though we kept the same name, we have greatly improved the bar and it's atomosphere. I invite everyone to come and check the bar out for yourself and for anyone who had a negative experience I ask that you come by and give it another shot. Thanks and I hope to see you at The Brick!

Posted by DirtyBirdVT on February 11, 2011 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Closed for Business

We were looking for a place for lunch yesterday and we came upon "Closed for Business" and decided to give it a try. I ordered the Grilled Cheese w/ tomato soup. The grilled cheese was DELICIOUS on thick sliced, buttery bread w/ three kinds of perfectly melted cheese. The tomato soup was also delicious, very fresh. My boyfriend ordered the fried chicken sandwich w/ french fries. That was also really yummy, the chicken was very lightly fried and not greasy. The fries, fresh cut, were so good we were fighting over the last few! Our server was very sweet and upbeat. The overall ambiance was very calming and inviting and I loved the handmade-looking lamps on the booth tables! I like knowing my food comes from local businesses, and it was well worth the $25 for lunch. We will be back again soon to try some of those craft beers and the pork rinds! Thanks for a GREAT lunch!

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Posted by SLIDE on February 10, 2011 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Boone's Bar

first visit last night. food was good but honestly the ticket time on the food was 1.5 hours. yes, that's right, 1.5 hours. probably would have left under normal circumstances but was unable to do so on this particular visit. will not go back unless i hear they have fixed their kitchen problems.

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Posted by schwanz on February 10, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Blind Tiger

sorry, meant to say "she gave me $3 more bucks." Now I'm the one who can't add :P

Posted by jcs22 on February 5, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Re: “Blind Tiger

I work on Broad Street, which doesn't have that many choices to grab a quick lunch. I've eaten here plenty of times, mainly because it's just a few steps from my office. Honestly, the food isn't bad, but it's overpriced. The service, though is horrible. I went in the other day to pick up a to go order and gave the young waitress a $20 before she gave me a check. I knew my food cost $8 (not including tax) and she gave me back $9 in change, still no receipt. I told her that my meal didn't cost $11 and she said "oh, I got confused. I meant to give you back $11." So, she gave me two more bucks, no change. I'm sure tax didn't total exactly a dollar. In the same experience, I saw the other waitress sneeze into her hands twice and not bother to wash her hands afterwards. I could go on and on about other times of bad service, which is pretty much every time I go in there. Honestly, after reading that other review about the chef not washing his hands once after handling various meats, I think I'm done eating there. However, I will still go to their outdoor patio to enjoy a drink or two because let's face it, that's the best thing about that place.

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Posted by jcs22 on February 5, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Re: “Blind Tiger

I recently went to the blind tiger, and had a terrible experience. I actually felt quite unwelcome there. I am a single female, and I go out to eat dinner alone often. I used to own 2 restaurants several years ago, where I served made from scratch pierogies. I was excited to see they had them and decided right away to order them and see what they do with them. I watched as the chef took the pierogies and threw them in a deep fryer, I was already disappointed, I knew that destroys the delicate nature of them. I presumed they were store bought (machine made) which is ok if they are served properly. When he brought them up from the deep fryer, he piled about a cup of crumbled bacon in the middle of them... (I don't eat bacon) but I had never seen bacon served on pierogies. The traditional way to serve them if you don't have a gravy or sauce, is "lightly sauteed, with sauteed onion and topped with sourcream.
When he was finished he put the plate up and it sat getting cold while the female bartender was flirting and talking to various men at the bar, until I interrupted her to request my food and another beer which had been empty for awhile. She gave me the food but no silver wear, so I had to ask for that, then I scraped away all the bacon and asked for sourcream, she said she didn't have any and she didn't ask the chef or ask me anything further about my food. She never approached me again until I had to ask for my check, it was clear I wasnt going to be served here. She proceeded to serve a couple more people and talk some more until I insisted that she get my check, I was the only female at the bar, and I couldnt help but say, I hate when female bartenders hate on female customers, which was clear since everyone else seemed to get excellent service. I told her so, and left without tipping, (first time I ever did that) I had told her, I wanted to talk to the chef and give him a suggestion on how to serve the pierogies traditionally from a person who has made them for 30 years, it seems he would have wanted to hear it, but he refused to be friendly as well. Boo on people who ignore someone because they think they will not be tipped properly, I always tip good service as if I were two people, and I come back. I will not go back in there, but thought seriously about writing to the owner, since I do have restaurants who want me to sell my pierogies to them for their restaurants! But no, 0 stars for service and food

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Posted by CoriFulton on February 5, 2011 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Blind Tiger

Food is not what it used to be! We have been coming here for a few years for the food and patio out back. The Pub used to have a Chef working the kitchen and now a handful of dirty t-shirt kids with no pride in the food or their appearance. Seems all the good employees have left. Shame. Last time we were there a woman we later found out was the owner was stomping around the pub yelling at various employees as costumers were tying to enjoy their lunch. She was out of control. We never went back.

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Posted by nctraveler on February 4, 2011 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Rehab Bar & Grill

Just discovered where the dman is. In top form as usual. Great place. Have some terrific acts. Hoping they can do more in the food department but what they have is good. Find a signature dish or something. Everyone should try this new place. What a better place to tell your friends you spent the night at......REHAB bar and grill

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Posted by avator on January 20, 2011 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Poe's Tavern

Don't go when it is busy...They can't handle it...3pm weekday lunch is really good....The only reason this joint is considered good, is because of the location...If you put Poe's downtown, it would be out of business in one year....2 star at best...

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Posted by Mayor on January 6, 2011 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Poe's Tavern

When we know we want a quick bite at a place we can always count on to deliver, we head to Poe’s. You know that when you order your favorite item it’s going to be delivered to you quickly and “Just right”.

We decided to go to Poe’s on a Sunday when most restaurants serve Brunch only, and brunch just wasn’t grabbing us. Poe’s is a typical beach bar on Middle Street in Sullivan’s Island. It sits among a few restaurants in a one block area. When other restaurants might be slow, Poe’s is most often packed. There is seating on a two level patio outside, and even on very hot days the crowd overflows to the patio.

I personally don’t know the history on Poe’s but it appears that it has been around since Moby Dick was a guppy. It was apparently founded to preserve the spirit of Edgar Allan Poe. It’s a nondescript place, old tables and chairs, some community tables and high tops, a large draft beer selection and t-shirts for sale and the burgers are named for Edgar Allan Poe stories like the "Tell-Tale Heart": fried egg, applewood bacon, and cheddar cheese. Like I said…… nondescript. T don’t let that put you off.

Their menu is limited, which is a good thing, for this is a place that does a few things great, not good, but great. My husband and I ordered our usual, chicken sandwich for me burger for the big guy. There are a variety of ways that these can be ordered and so we decided to go with the special of the day with a little twist. The special was topped (either chicken or hamburger) with Pepper jack cheese and fried pickles. I ordered mine topped with Cheddar cheese and fried pickles as I never had a fried pickle before.

Although somewhat routine as we always order the same or similar items I’ve found that when I’ve ordered other menu items I’m disappointed and missing my old friends. Our sandwiches came out quickly and were perfect. The fried pickles… were off the hook! The bartender (we were seated at the bar), was quick to ensure that everything was to our liking. The bartender himself is also a fixture at Poe’s. We’ve been going there for six years and he’s almost always there. ‘Don’t know his name, but he’s always there – another thing we can count on, good service.

We left with full stomachs, a very small dent in our wallet and a smile on our faces. When you go there look past the surroundings and directly to the menu. You won’t be disappointed.

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Posted by susieg on January 6, 2011 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Charleston Beer Works

great beer selection, great games to play while there, always have every game on TV, and there is always a ton of good looking coed's there.

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Posted by roger dodger on December 7, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Boone's Bar

Great place to grab a drink with friends, extremely helpful staff and pretty good food (I was suprised how good it actually was). The place has a great feel to it and was extremely well done inside. Drink prices are about average but everytime i've been they have had ridiculous drink specials.

Posted by roger dodger on December 7, 2010 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Closed for Business

Favorite bar in Charleston hands down, the ambiance, food, knowledgeable waiters/waitresses, and ever changing stellar beer list has led to my group of friends finding ourselves at CFB at least three nights a week.

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Posted by a long lost charlestonian/cofc grad on December 6, 2010 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Closed for Business

I love this place and could eat there multiple times a week. I don't really understand some of these comments, but to each his own. I personally love the food, the beer, and the ambiance, and I hope it sticks around!

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Posted by lowcountry15 on December 5, 2010 at 10:40 PM

Re: “Rendezvous Bar and Grille

craphole. Food is horrible. Service is a joke. I wear a suit for 60 hours a week, if Im going to a BAR in North FRIGGIN Charleston, which is the armpit of the area anyways, and I dont want to tuck my shirt in, then I wont. NEVER go to this sh!thole

Posted by Pontus99 on November 30, 2010 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Rendezvous Bar and Grille

The best thing for this place to do would be to prepare to close. The food was mediocre at best. The service was extremely poor. I took my parents and younger brother here for "dinner" and left being disgusted and embarrassed. Definitely not worth the money I spent there. My mother and I thought we were ordering Ribeye steaks as stated in the menu at $17 each; well what we got were tough sirloins, ordered mid-rare; received more medium. the asparagus spears that came as one of the sides was cold and over cooked. My father ordered Chicken Parmesan ($12) and got 4-6oz chicken breast covered with 4oz of breading over a bowl full of fettuccine with 2oz shredded Parmesan, 1 piece of sliced mozz over "chicken" ; all swimming in around 10 - 12 oz of marinara sauce. My brother "Buffalo" Chicken sandwich looked like it had been dipped in hot sauce and was so hot that he could not finish it (and believe me, there is nothing the boy can't eat---until now) it was utterly gross to even look at. As an appetizer we ordered 20 pc lemon pepper chicken wings; well, the chicken tasted and smelled like it was about to expire; not to say the seasoning helped it at all. The "lemon pepper" tasted more like pepper and sugar with a hint of lemon. Our serve was new (that was most evident) but she was not being helped or should I say "trained" by either of the other 2 people there.

There were four tables including ours and it took 40 minutes for the appetizer and another 30 minutes for entrees. When we made the serve aware that we were not at all happy with our food she laughed. Well, a little later someone that appeared to be one of the "owners" came to our table asked about the issue and simply smiled it away as if it were nothing to be concerned with. I could go on and on about what is wrong with this place but will stop here.

The shame is that, with the right people owning and running this place it could be a gold mine. The atmosphere could be so much more than what it is. The building is beautiful (for a sports bar/ restaurant). Unfortunately, I will never be back there and will most certainly NOT suggest Rendezvous to anyone.

Posted by cadetgray on November 29, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Moe's Crosstown Tavern

Good people, good food, good drinks. Especially for those who love a neighborhood dive, this place is home away from home. Always a mix of ages and backgrounds and always a great time.

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Posted by KrantosChick on November 23, 2010 at 4:07 PM

Re: “The Recovery Room

Boston and his staff make this the place to head to in whatever your attire. The patrons are eclectic, the drinks are awesome, Buck Hunter is the best and the shake weight Boston has behind the bar says it all.

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Posted by huger love on November 19, 2010 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Boone's Bar

Honestly the best wings and burgers in town. Super friendly and accommodating staff. The 32 degree beer lines keep the beer deliciously cold, which is especially helpful with some of the spicier wing options. I particularly like the atmosphere of the restaurant; it's not too bright or loud or flashy, it just goes with the relaxed Charleston flow.

Posted by Carolina Red on November 14, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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