Bowens Island has been a cool seafood joint for years, but they have recently improved the already wonderful experience. The food is still just as amazing as it used to be. I strongly suggest the fried shrimp and the oysters (when in season). They have really perfected their process of cooking shrimp, and it is always prepared perfectly. What would make the experience better? Well, consider washing that delicious food down with a wonderful local craft beer. Bowens Island now has 10 taps, all devoted to local beer. As far as I know, that makes it the best place to go in Charleston for local craft brews. They have offerings from Palmetto, Holy City, COAST, and Westbrook. You will have a hard time finding a better environment for dining during the cool Fall evenings here in the Lowcountry.
I ordered shrimp tacos. Horrible. Boiled tasteless cut up meat. Daughter ordered the grits and they were burnt.
Husband ordered fried shrimp that were supposed to be tossed in barbecue sauce. They were just plain. As a solution the waitress brought out a side container of barbecue. This plate was ok.
My son did like his fried chicken tenders and french fries. But honestly he likes anything fried.
Brother-in law had chicken wings that were cold.
Service was bad. Food took way too long. Had to find her for another beer or water and again for napkins.
Won't go back.
Awesome food - great prices - best seafood and breakfast around!
Pearlz is great for happy hour. The menu is very reasonably priced for the quality of food. They have a tuna tartar dish that is a stand out, and the shrimp are perfectly fried. The fish tacos are unremarkable. I'm not an oyster person, so I can't speak for those, but people seem to love them. In addition, the draft beer is always really cold, and the bar tenders and servers are friendly and efficient. I've never had a bad experience at this place.
I must admit that I have enjoyed Pearlz may times in the past. This trip was not the experience that I was hoping and have enjoyed iln the past. The waitress’ recommendation on oysters was totally off base, I don’t think she actually eats oysters. Secondly, grilled Mahi fish taco was mostly a cabbage taco with little chunks of fish on top. It’s not at all what I’ve come to enjoy on my previous trips. I think I’ll just stick to the gulf oysters and skip the rest of the menu.
Garlic crabs we're delicious. Wish it was a small restaurant where you could sit and enjoy your food. It's still a good place to swing by and pick something up.
We visited on a busy Friday night and the restaurant was packed. Luckily for us there was space at the community table and we were seated right away. Seeing the crowd I figured service would be slow, but I was wrong.
Our server was very attentive and cocktails and waters were provided almost immediately. The food came out quickly as well.
The atmosphere was great, my only reason for removing a star is that I found the tuna and mahi tacos to be quite bland. Still the rest of the meal was pretty good and the service was outstanding.
We will be returning
The best restaurant on Seabrook Island. Lucy's has great food, great bar and a great waitstaff. The only negative I'd have with the place is it tends to get loud when it's busy.
Recent lunch. Softshell crab sandwich. Not good. Crab, bacon and bread difficult to chew. Could not finish. So much for the special!
Came to this restaurant with my BF and 5 other people. Food was ok. Then it came time to pay the bill and a grey haired old man who claimed to be the manager handed us one ticket and pointed at a sign that says the bill could not be split. I ended up putting 200$ on my credit card and then proceeded to get yelled at by this man who claimed to be the manager. I asked why the waitress didnt ask if we wanted split checks and he scolded me again for not reading a tiny sign no where near where we sat. I attempted t defend myself but after throwing my credit card and my receipt at me, I realized it was useless. We left there feeling almost cheated. Very disappointing.
This is an awesome place to run in and grab a bite to eat or pick up some fresh seafood. The cooks are awesome here!!! Shame they don't have a bigger kitchen and more crew, they could be ruling the lowcountry!
Geronimo is the only reason....
Art & Bob could never get it going.
It's a sad place and the food and ambience relects Bob's personality = bland and uninteresting ........ at best.
Heh, Guess I'll be the only local to chime in on Hymans, and I LIKE the place.
Yes, its touristy, yes its crowded and gimmicky, but I don't know, maybe I'm crazy, but I like going there, its fun to be a silly tourist sometimes.
Plus, I've never had bad service there, never had bad food either, in fact there's a few dishes on that menu that I downright crave (Hello, Cajun Shrimp Pasta, its awesome!)
Is it a fancy night out kind of place? Nah, but its still a fun place to go every once and a while.
Always a great meal at Coast, the interior and outside dining areas are fun and really well done. Its a great place to go with a small group, service is excellent.
Its def. on the high side with prices, but its WELL worth it. I can easily say they have the best Buffalo Shrimp in town.
Love eating here. I always take my family here when they come down to visit from the Upstate. The views are great, it never feels crowded and service is always top notch.
Fav Dinner - Shrimp Scampi Pasta, its amazing!
Loved it! Was a great time, get their early though because the place fills up quick.
If you don't like oysters, the shrimp and fish are awesome as well.
Oysters are great, views are spectacular.
City Paper needs to re-review the Acme - now that it has an expanded menu (way beyond Mexican- lots more seafood options grilled and with your choice of finishing options like basil aoli, lemon beurre blanc), phenom specials ($19.99 Lobster Night on Thurs - 3 split tails & two sides!) and a new name - Acme Lowcountry Cantina.
We made a reservation for thanksgiving(party of 4). Wanted to seat us with two elderly people outside without heaters. When we asked for seating inside we got skipped by multiple parties of 2&4. No thought or flexibility. Then we get seated at two 4-tops crammed together with someone needing to sit on the crack. Overall food was what we expected, traditional holiday items were good. Oysters were old and dried out. Cheese and salad station was bargain average. Our waiter was attentive and did a good job. The hostess and her three minions gave us the eye the whole time. If we thought that we could have gone somewhere else to get turkey we would have.
Watch your card...witness the vanishing waiter!....We waited with our empty plates and glasses for over 45 minutes. Finally we walked up to the bar where four employees gathered to talk instead of noticing we no longer had a waiter. I asked them where our waiter was...their response "ugh I dunno I just got here"....I left a crappy tip...I should not have left one at all. Three days later they put a larger tip on my credit card!....tis a shame the food was good..perhaps one day they will find people who want to work.
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