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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Caribbean

Re: “Runaway Bay Restaurant

Took a small party to enjoy some Jamacian cuisine and was pleasantly surprise with tasty servings, a comfortable setting and excellent service. The Jerk Chicken was a big favorite with just enough spices but not too hot. The Caribbean Shrimp took high honors as well. The Jamacian Sisters have a real winner here!

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Posted by helixman on April 2, 2011 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Runaway Bay Restaurant

Runaway Bay is a classic and a treat to the Charleston area. Authentic food with a flair. Living in New York most of my life I have tasted Great West Indian Cuisine. The Price Point is Great. The Food is Great. The Service is Greater. Experience the Ambiance of the Islands at Runaway Bay. I will continue to frequent this establishment.

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Posted by Favor 24/7 on February 21, 2011 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Runaway Bay Restaurant

Went for a staff lunch early January and unfortunately was the only one to come away thinking it was just "ok." I'm easily pleased but really disliked having to carve my own jerk chicken plate (grissle and something slimey were abundant). The flavor was enjoyable, however. The salad was colorful and the house dressing (ranch with curry) is definitely worth a try! I had a bite of the house desert, some sort of cake steeped in rum with ice cream and it was very, very tasty. The entree prices were as expected, around $10-12 but only about 5 different choices. Desserts were the same price as the entrees. Service was great and the view was enjoyable, even in the rain. Based on me being the only one who got the crap chicken, I'd recommend it, but I'd only go back if someone else were paying.

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Posted by jessc4343 on January 18, 2011 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Runaway Bay Restaurant

We went for lunch recently, beautiful setting. really friendly and the food was wonderful, lunch to include salad was from $8.50 to $12.00, nice deal. Also, don't forget to try the cornbread, just great!

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Posted by Nita T on January 17, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Re: “Coconut Joe's Beach Grill & Bar

LOVE IT! Our first visit to Coconut Joe's was a Father's Day 2010 treat from our daughter & her husband and we all had a great time! The service was great, the food was so good and what a lovely view with sea breezes! My husband treated me to dinner at Coconut Joe's for my birthday in August and again we had wonderful service & food. We also got together with my two sisters and a friend there and everyone was once again happy with everything! Our good friends from England came to visit this September and we treated them to a dinner at Coconut Joe's, and they loved it, of course we did too again! We are happy to let people know how much we enjoy the food and overall atmosphere ~ keep up the good work Y'all! WE'LL BE BACK! ^_^

Posted by Debra Snider on October 4, 2010 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Fuel

a nasty dump.... it really made me question whether or not the gas tanks were removed from that property!

Posted by CHADAMAN on August 27, 2010 at 11:24 PM

Re: “Coconut Joe's Beach Grill & Bar

My husband and I went here last Friday looking for a casual place to eat some dinner and listen to some music. Obviously we knew that it would be crowded and we would have to wait. We put our name on the list and went upstairs on the deck to listen to the music. The music was great and the view of the beach is wonderful, but it was way too pricey. We each got an Amstel Light and they were almost 5 dollars a piece. Once we got into the restaurant after about 30 minutes (not a big deal, we totally expected this on a friday night in june) we were litterally forgotten about...several times by our server. The food was ok but nothing amazing. This place has tourist trap written all over it.

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Posted by SarahKate on June 20, 2010 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Coconut Joe's Beach Grill & Bar

Absolutely wonderful atmosphere and music. Very romantic and casual. My husband and I love Skip and his music and we too..fall in love all over again every time we go...

Posted by Cindy&Jeff on May 18, 2010 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Fuel

new menu is DELICIOUS. Lots of vegetarian options, which is nice. Drink prices are also really good...bottomless mimosas for Sunday brunch only $10!! Service isn't always the best but I've never gone wrong with anything on the menu

Posted by Leigh loves food on March 21, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Re: “Fuel

Blue cheese and shrimp? geez.

Posted by asdf on March 13, 2010 at 11:53 PM

Re: “Fuel

Beware: if you order something to-go from the menu online, you might get something very different than expected. I ordered the "Grilled Shrimp & Four-Bean Salad" (supposedly with fresh beans, red onion, peppers and a light vinaigrette). Back in the office, what I got was a mixed field green salad with apple, avocado, cheery tomatoes, and a big handful of crumbled bleu cheese scattered on top (I can't stand bleu cheese). I called to see what the mix-up might have been: "Oh, that's the way we do the grilled shrimp salad now." So the online menu is incorrect. Beware.

Posted by TBLesemann on March 12, 2010 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Fuel

Had a GREAT experience here. Great food and drinks. Friendly bartender, and no waiting for food. Would have given it a 5 except that the bathroom was dirty

Posted by csb on September 21, 2009 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Fuel

Came for lunch and ordered a few appetizers (3). Was told they were out of shrimp so had to change our order.
We waited for about 20 minutes until 2 of the 3 appetizers made it to the table and was told the last one would be out in a few minutes. THEN the waiter came back and said that the meat hadn't been taken out of the freezer the night before so they couldn't make the last appetizer.
At the rate that the food was coming out, we didn't want to wait another 20 minutes if we ordered something else.
The waiter didn't charge us for our drinks (ice tea and water) because of the appetizer issue.....big whoop.
Don't waste your time eating at Fuel.
Bad experience all around.

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Posted by lldevil02 on September 17, 2009 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Fuel

Great food and even better service! Sorry y'all had bad experiences but we enjoyed our time there!

Posted by newchasgirl on August 3, 2009 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Fuel

The. Service. Blows. But if you don't mind waiting - and maybe not getting what you ordered - it's not bad at all.

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Posted by kellerskards on April 16, 2009 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Fuel

If you have any food allergies I would not eat here. They have no respect for their customers. I ordered an item without creme fraiche, because I am lactose intolerant. The kitchen obviously forget, so they STIRRED it into the soup. I realized this when I saw the color of my soup was different than my companion. How hard is it to just make a fresh bowl of soup. I'm glad I'm not allergic to shrimp or these hacks might of killed me. As a professional chef, I lost all respect for this establishment. The idiots in the kitchen should go back to pumping gas, at least no one will get hurt.

Posted by Mugbones on April 15, 2009 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Fuel

If you have any food allergies I would not eat here. They have no respect for their customers. I ordered an item without creme fraiche, because I am lactose intolerant. The kitchen obviously forget, so they STIRRED it into the soup. I realized this when I saw the color of my soup was different than my companion. How hard is it to just make a fresh bowl of soup. I'm glad I'm not allergic to shrimp or these hacks might of killed me. As a professional chef, I lost all respect for this establishment. They idiots in the kitchen should go back to pumping gas, at least no one will get hurt.

Posted by Mugbones on April 15, 2009 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Coconut Joe's Beach Grill & Bar

Great seafood, reasonably priced, killer music on the deck - we fall in love again every time we go to Cocomut Joe's!

Posted by onlinedesign on April 8, 2009 at 2:24 AM

Re: “Fuel

Got fueled up for lunch a couple of days ago. The place looks great. They carry the “filling station” theme off deftly. Lamps made from old gas pumps and rebadged oil cans allude to the building’s earlier days. There was plenty of space on the back deck with lots of shade from the midday sun, but I chose to dine inside.
It was my waitresses’ first day and I was her first customer. I think she took offense when I asked for the “TWO HO CAKES” appetizer, I had to point it them out to her on the menu. She left, came back a minute later and asked if I wanted the order of four ho cakes or just two.
I gave her my entrée order of the mahi mahi tacos and she left again. Another minute later she came back and asked what side I wanted with the tacos. They were out of the plantain fritters, I asked about the “patacone chips” she didn’t know what they were and told me they were out of that also. I settled on the fried sweet potatoes.
The ho cakes were delicious. They are probably the best appetizer value in the city. Two pancake sized fried corn cakes drizzled with sour cream and topped with a sweet-n-salty blend of corn and peppers. All that for only $3!
The fish tacos arrived in a large metal plate that looked like a tiny hubcap. The tacos were dwarfed by the large portion of fried sweet potatoes, that was a good thing. Those sweet potatoes were so good. They were caramelized to perfection and were tasty to the last bite.
The mahi mahi tacos were pretty good. I’m going to bring my friends back here for drinks before we hit the bars on the weekend.

Posted by Rokko on October 1, 2008 at 4:53 PM
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