Great place… They always have a new craft beer on tap to compliment their standards (New Belgium and so on…) They also have great prices on old faithfuls like PBR! Try the fish and chips, it’s worth your time… And, no, I’m not affiliated with the pub or its owners. I have just found one of the best local – tourist crowd mixes in town… Try it soon…
Gotta love Art's. It's the local's spot in Mt. Pleasant with great live music almost every night. The house band on Friday nights is especially fun. The food is great too. Highly recommended.
Two visits this weekend, Friday night for drinkin' and Sunday morning for brunch with the kids. The draught selection is as good as they tout, the place is really well maintained and inviting, and the staff is friendly. The food at brunch was delicious, including that on the kids' menu.
If you read the review that said they were too busy doing shots to take care of guests at night: no evidence of that between 10pm and 1am. No knowledge of the draughts? They were able to answer questions for me, and I do know a thing or two about such beers.
Bottom line: we (wife and I both) liked it, enough to head back within 2 days. So should you if you want a clean, classy place in Mt. P with great beer on draught. I wish they had a dart lane.
My family and I love this place. Rockin' family friendly during the day, and party at night, at least weekend nights for now :-) Oh yeah, and the food seems to get better everytime we visit!
--One of the Growler Gang
We have been open for 2 years and please notice that I only gave myself 4 stars....that's because we know that we have to come in everyday and work hard at getting better. There is one thing you will be assured of at The DIG and thats hospitality! We are proud of the food, the staff, and the bar/restaurant itself. Come and give us a shot, I know you will be pleasantly surprised!
As far as Island residents' comments; this is coming directly from Brian Mahoney, owner at the Daniel Island Grille, If I find out you are slamming me because you are affiliated with the other restaurant down the street please stop and let your credentials stand on there own merit. I hate that you have time to slam the competition but you obviously do. If you do not have affiliation than please come by the DIG and ask for me I would like an opportunity to change your views.
I agree with Aleyeat's last paragraph regarding busy nights and getting a table. If you're that busy, put a hostess on the floor. Why should the customer be put in the position to pester other customers by hoovering over them while they hopefully finish. And then it happens to you when you're winding down. Hey, but it's Poe's... Like Paris Hilton. Famous for being famous.
Have been here many times, but never a review. This can serve as a compilation I guess. Food: menu is small but the burgers and tacos are good. I have probably ordered the tuna tacos 80% of the time, mahi tacos 10%, and burger the rest of the time. All are good and safe bets. My wife orders the buffalo shrimp salad most of the time. Also, fries are some of the best in the area.
The beer at Poes is OK, decent amount of drafts, but most wasted on inane products. I have also been here when the draft system has been down, the beer tasted flat, and have also got a different beer than I ordered. For the most part though, the beer was served acceptably.
Last time I was there, I was squinting to see what was on tap when the bartender said the list is on the board. The list on the board is firstly not up to date and secondly only lists the brewery not the beer. This is something I find more and more with uneducated servers. I have ranted about this before. When asked what beers they have, they answer with the name of the brewery and omit which style. This probably comes from their macro upbringing in the beverage industry. Nobody ever says which Budweiser is that on tap? Needless to say, I never did find out what Kona was on tap although I wouldn’t have ordered it anyway. A second thing that happened after the first bartender left (shift change) was a server asked the bartender which Southern Tier and where it was from? This is a tourist destination so they were likely looking for a local product. The bartender did tell her the type, but just said I don’t know about location, not “so and so knows” or “I will find out.” Anyway, I told her Lakewood, NY and she looked at me and said “is that really where it is from?” I was thinking no, I go around to bars and make up places when people ask where a brewery is from. Minor point: most, not all of the bartenders think they are something special. Servers have been better.
The last item that is a peeve is when they are busy, it is a crapshoot for a table. You are forced to hawk over people trying to guess which one will finish first. Sometimes, if you have good Karma, a table opens up as you walk up, but then you probably gain bad Karma because there is likely someone else somewhere else in the place who has been waiting longer. The answer to this is they are busy enough where they don’t care, just be forewarned.
Will I go back, duh, yes. I just wish they cared more about the customer and the beer.
Looking for a new place in Mount Pleasant to unwind, there are only a few NEW places to go. I heard this pub was opening soon, and stopped by last thursday for a social drink. The pub was well staffed, and the owner was assisting behind the bar. He heard us asking a few questions about the different beers, and the bartender was doing a great job of differentiating for us. But, then the owner came over, set up a huge sampling, and gave us an unbelievable, in detail, preview about each beer on tap, and a few rare bottles as well. There was a nice crowd in the place, but not too much that we could not enjoy ourselves. Im a local guy from mount pleasant, born and raised, and i have traveled well, but never had a guy behind the bar give me an awesome beer "seminar" like that. Very impressed with the selection and the staff. Good luck, im sure you will do well.
The food has always been great at Finz. I have been going there since they opened and found the food exceptional. The portions were really big too. Try the grouper Poboy!
My husband and I eat at FINZ every couple of weeks. The selection of entrees/tapas are great. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed. I recommend FINZ to all my friends and family. Live music, cold drinks and great food!
I am not surprised that there are negative reviews of Poe's. (Or any resturant on here). A lot of people will only post a review if they had a bad experience.
Poe's is a great place. The burgers are fantastic but I actually prefer the chicken sandwich versions. The only complaint that I have against Poe's is that they never have host seating. The seat yourself plan is great if they are not busy but I have seen lots of people jump in front of others when they are busy or small groups will take up a large table.
the fried chicken sandwich was delicious. the accompaning fries were from the nearest burger king and the "famous" fried pie was a only a slight improvement over the fruit pies available (two for a dollar) at the golden arches. it is comfortable and clean, watched over by a friendly and helpful staff. if one is careful, he or she will be rewarded with a delectable dining experience.
the fried chicken sandwich was delicious. the accompaning fries were from the nearest burger king and the "famous" fried pie was just a copy of the fruit pie (two for a dollar) available at the golden arches. it is a nice and comfortable place with a willing and friendly staff and if one is careful you will be rewarded with a delectable meal.
5th Visit. The 4th with a friend for lunch, a burger and salad, very good taste, Friend had the Philly, loved it. Service was great. The 5th time was last night for dinner, Ribeye for me, just fine and the crab cakes, must disagree with the one reviewer, they are great! Like I said before, no cake, all crab! My wife had the fish and chips, crisy, lots of pepper and the hot catsup is a good touch. I think this place will just get better, even with reviews from the craft beer guy! I think he would just like to see the staff better educated in something that appears to be his passion. We can always learn! As I said before, beer just makes me pee. So I can't comment. But the food, friendly service and the fact that there is not much on that side of MP make it a spot that I'll continue to support. I'm sure if "Crafty" continues to frequent the pub and shares his knowledge, the servers will eventually gain the all important beer knowledge to make Fosters into a proper PUB.
I agree, I too like prices listed, I don't like suprises. I'll mention this to Craig next time I'm in!
Foster’s Pub: March 4, 2010
This is my second visit to Foster’s. I was panned by other reviewers for being too harsh. Honesty is a tough pill to swallow sometimes. All of my earlier comments were factual and I did review this as a beer bar which is what it was sold to me as. If this was a corner pub, it may have been a slightly different review. You will notice a lot of my comments can easily be fixed by owner/management. I too want this place to survive as Mt. Pleasant does not have many craft beer establishments, and yes I do not need help with the beer menu, but if they are going to remain in business as a beer bar, 99% of their customers will need help with the beer menu. I do work in some capacity with craft beer.
On to my second visit, the beer menu had several corrections including a readable font and the correction to Southern Tier IPA (It is Unearthly). No pricing still, can’t understand this especially with the large format bottles. You won’t sell the bottles unless you price them, nobody wants to sit there and ask their server how much this and that is. Wine list also has no pricing? Tap list is unchanged from two weeks ago and is still one of the better ones in Mt. Pleasant. I would also have a slightly different lineup on the taps, but I won’t get into that as it may seem like too much information for some. Bar was full; bar tables about half full and restaurant area had one table filled. We chose a bar table again. Our other server was on, but we were attended by someone different. It was quite a wait for our beers, and our server from 2 weeks ago actually asked if we were being helped in the interim. No fault of our server I believe, the bar had two people working and they were just slow. Two other people were drinking off the taps, and the majority of the bar was drinking bud light bottles. Education of your clientele could push some of these to your drafts. I am fearful that the taps will be won over by the bigs. Generally, a few corrections to the beer menu, but still a work in progress.
Food, we skipped the appetizers and had a burger and chicken sandwich. Burger was good, good flavor and plenty of pimento cheese, tomatoes didn’t look appetizing, but the flavor was good. Standard fries were my choice of side and I liked them although the quantity could have better matched the burger. Wife had chicken sandwich which was tasty as well; bleu cheese coleslaw was soggy and a bit oniony for her, to me the flavor was fine, just the texture off. Menu is a little limited as another reviewer mentioned. Maybe switch to some classic pub dishes for entrees and add some more sandwiches.
I will likely go back in a few weeks to check on progress.
Dropped $50 on a few beers.
Top notch. Thank you again for that Southern Hospitality. It's always good.
WOW PEOPLE!! Are you really that bored with your lives??? Your more than nitpicky, your simply complainers!!! I got a headache while reading your so called reviews. There is a reason why people like you shouldn't go out. I'm disappointed that you are so quick to judge. Can't you just go to a bar to have a drink and unwind? I as well as several friends have spent a few great evenings at the Pub since the soft opening! We love the beer selection and so far the food has been good too. Of course there is always room for improvements. Can you let them actually be open more than a month before you go off the deep end! TO THE FOSTERS CREW....I think your all gonna be just fine! You can't please everyone. Look forward to our next visit.
just had a killer steak paired with a 1554 as was recommended by server. It was AWESOME. The Beer options we widely varied and for $5 a pint, you can't sample this many great beers for a better price. You may find signs of a new place trying to get its sea legs under it, but it wasn't too loud, my beers were served in appropriate glassware (Rare!), and The service was unbelievably hospitable and happy to help however they could. I will be back for sure and am thankful to have another great beer bar open in Mt Pleasant.
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