Excellent food in a funky atomosphere
Way high prices for food that is barely OK
Excellent and consistant food
Excellent food. Cool place. Would have give it 5 stars, but a little pricey
Used to be a regular there, but have been in more recently and the service and quality of food was disappointing. Hate that - it used to be one of my favorite places...
I have been to this place on numerous occasions (both for lunch & dinner) and I have had always a great expeience. The food has been great and the servers pleasant, even when the place was hoppin'! The chilled grilled flank steak salad, at $13, is worth every penny!!
Chef's fish of the day is typically served whole and prepared to your preference. Whatever the fish, I ask that it be filleted and pan seared in butter. Add a squeeze of lemon and you will always have a superb meal.
I agree. The food is over priced and it's not that great. Most of the patrons are older or families with young children.
It is advertised as fine dining but the servers wear button down shirts with rolled up cuffs and navy blue trousers (khaki pants material) with dirty beat-up sneakers. It is so unsightly and it looks so unprofessional. The servers should at least wear ties and dress shoes. Who wants to be served by someone with a messy appearance.
Also, the bar and the smoking section is right next to the non-smoking section. It totally defeats the whole purpose to having separate sections. Also, the host staff are young girls who don't seem to know what they are doing. Additionally, there is a second dining room that faces the parking lot--patrons have to walk past the restrooms and the kitchen to get to that dining room. Waters Edge calls that room the Lorelei Room and it smells like smoke even though it is supposed to be a non smoking dining room.
And the RATS! They run around outside by the patio and around the cabana bar. DO NOT EAT HERE!
Waters Edge Management should really get it together.
I ate at RB's at someone else's insistence and was unsurprised at how little I enjoyed it. The bar was nice, but beyond that I didn't eat anything that made me ever want to go back. It was so forgettable that the only thing I remember is: don't bother going back.
Clearly the owner spends far too much time worrying about parking enforcement and too little time on the kitchen. Overpriced, under-tasty, and actually somehow the views aren't even that great. Doesn't the same person/group own Red's and RB's? What's with the crazy parking situation.
Please don't waste your time at this over priced tourist trap. The only thing, and I mean the only thing this restaurant has going for it is its location. Coast or Hanks downtown offers WAY better seafood at a comparable price. Twisted Fish (Breakroom) for seafood n tapas or Poes for tuna tacos is a good choice also. Pearlz is a fantastic place to go for oysters and other fare too. I would avoid RB's at all costs. It has terrible food, ownership, parking, and prices. It rivals Noisy Oyster as the worst seafood and atmosphere in Charleston/Mt P. It received a star because at least it keeps a few people employed...
Not Smoke Free! The smoking section is sealed off from outside with plastic, and open roll up doors are all that separate the addicts from the rest of us.
Definitely to be avoided if you wish to not be exposed to secondhand smoke.
Just one more thing to Mr. Shrimp King, no matter how you eat shrimp it turns to shit.
I don't know where all of you with the negative comments were raised, but in the south we are raised with several principals and one of those is if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all. Generally when I go out and don't enjoy myself I don't go back. Pretty simple...duh. This is one place where I can go dressed however I might be and really relax and enjoy the music and atmosphere. I don't expect more than 7 or so shrimp for lunch and fried food should be eaten in moderation unless you want to stroke. I would rather stroke dancing and having a good time than eating, personally. If you want to eat a huge meal you should be prepared to pay for it and you aren't going to get it for 5.99. Let's get real the food is good enough and I've eaten in plenty of five star resturants where the food was not to my liking, but I just don't go back. Why get on a public space and bash someone who is trying to make an honest living...including your waitress? We all have bad days now don't we? Maybe that phone call was concerning a family member ie..child,mother, grandmother, brother,sister..who knows? It's ok to judge what you hear, smell, taste, see, or feel but, don't judge other people. Do you always have a good day at work? Maybe the chef wasn't having a good day, as far as I'm concerned he was having a great day everytime I ate there. It's always a good day at Buddy Roe's Shrimp Shack. Any comments? I'd love to hear them.
Unless you're of the aging set, with extra money to burn, dont go here.
It's boring, it's stuffy, it's outdated, and the food is ridiculous.... $19.00 for grilled chicken with rice? Puh-leez... My salmon had so much cream sauce on it, it was almost unrecognizable!
I must admit the bacon stuffed waffles with a side of bacon drew us in at first & are good and reasonably priced, enough to tempt us out for a second brunch visit. However, on this visit we found the Bloody Mary's weak, the ice water tasted like dishwater, and the fact that they are "trapping" the wild cats that patrol the area really weirds me out. (suprise?! you have animals prowling around a restaurant area where people toss food and trash??? wow, imagine that) We went for brunch & sat outside, only to hear this horrible meowing noise from under the deck being made by a large black cat that had been caught in a trap that the manager later said was "put out for the raccoons".... and altho the manager brought the poor distressed, frenzied & panting cat up from underneath the deck, they didnt release it, apparently b/c they hadnt gotten "the offical word" from whoever set the trap about what to do with whatever the trap caught! Um, just a thought...you put a trap out and dont have a plan regarding what to do with the animal you catch?? (At least our waitress brought some water out to it...who knows how long the cat had been in the trap?) As we were leaving, and walked over to see if the cat was okay, some guy comes barreling out of the door and said "Dont let that cat out.....unless youre taking it home with you." Sorry, but I'm letting this cat out of the bag....we wont be back. We will bemaking bacon stuffed waffles at home, but thanks for the idea, though!!!
it was in good sense and spirit to buy local shrimp. however, i hate the fact that someone can take one of the most celebrated commodities of our resources and turn it into shit.
I've only eaten here once and it was when Budiroe's (as it was then spelled) was at its old location on IOP. I'll bite my tongue on what I thought since it's been a year and a half and they may have made some big improvements with their new location. Seriously, though, this page is the strangest mixed bag of reviews. You've got displeased patrons, happy regulars and even the owner himself competing to offer their oddly different opinions. I guess its one of those places you love or hate. Either way, I always want to wish good luck to local establishments, so here's hoping they thrive at their new location.
With all these mixed reviews I thought maybe I should see if it was just a bad day or something when I was there. NO! I was right the first time this place is still terrible.The food is just bad and no worth the price.
Great local shrimp at an incredible price. Don't forget the music sung by Ronnie and Kim. I drive there every weekend from Columbia to be there. You won't find a better place in LA or NYC.
We have had lunch and dinner at "The Shack" several times now, and always loved the food. Service was slow when they first opened, but has become great as well. Atmosphere and music are awesome. I recommend the shrimp basket (reg size is BIG), burger (reg size again is huge), shrimp burger, sweet potato fries, onion rings, homemade chips (ask for some Buddy Roe's sauce with them or with anything). Bill Murray was there with 2 of his sons once when we went, and I recommended the shrimp burger. They stopped by to say "That shrimp burger was GOOD!" on the way out to play some mini-golf on the grounds outside.
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