The above reviews must be friends or employees or asked to leave a review because there was NOTHING good about this place. The food is so overpriced for what you get and tasted like s*&^! The service was bad when we could gould get service at all and if the band spent more time woohoo'n then actually singing! Never again would I set foot int there!
I am NOT an employee of this restaurant. (just sayin") Party of 3 seated near the back of the House. Service was lackadaisical at best. Same bar-food as half a dozen other places in town at half-again their prices. And mid-meal at about 9:30 on a Saturday night kitchen staff almost knocks me off my chair with the trashcan full of kitchen debris he's dragging through the dining room to take outside. Real High-class Joint. Told this story to friends, couple of them went to verify, seated at the bar, same experience as me but the trashcan toting kitchen staff was replaced by a smart-ass bartender.
Don't get me wrong, the food is good, if vastly overpriced, as are the drinks, but management needs to be taught how to train their staff.
There is a new chef in the kitchen and for fans of now defunct Coco's Cafe in Mt. P, you'll recognize him right away. Yup. I can't wait for him to add his own spin to the menu.
Terrific Saturday night atmosphere with college football and baseball league championships on the tube and rabid fans of both hootin' and hollerin'. Three generations (ages 69,39,11) just polished off 4 dozen briney Carolina Cups oysters from the Beaufort area. Wonderful! Perfectly chilled and accompanied with horseradish, cocktail sauce, Tabasco, and mignonette. And for the adults our favorite beer. While the oysters were perfect the shucking wasn't. A good 20% of the oysters were still attached to their shell and many had shell chips floating in the brine. Make sure you specify top shelf when you order. Otherwise you get some minature oysters hardly worth their brine (like thumbnail sized meat).
We have been wanting to try Fish for a while now, and went last night for the first time. How we wish we had not waited this long. The food was so good! Fresh, tasty and presented so well too.
Great wine list. My fish was flaky and moist, the sauce was creamy and delicious. My husbands food was just as tasty. Wanted to save half for lunch, but couldn't stop eating it.
I have read a lot of reviews saying their portions are small. We didn't find this at all. It was more than I would have served, very generous portions of fish.
Try Fish. You will not be dissapointed. I texted people on our way home to go try them. I'm already thinking about when I can visit again (especially with the half price bottles of wine on Mondays!)
I would have to agree with the last review. My family and I ate there about a month ago, and the servers were great, nice people willing to stand on their head for you, but the kitchen wasn't backing what they were selling, and the prices were on the high side, even for brunch. The view is great, and the people are nice, but I came for the food. My wife had some sort of shrimp that wasn't de-veined, and my eggs were lacking in, well, doneness for scrambled eggs.
Beautiful location , scenery and excellent attentive service, do not always denote a great dining experience. There is something missing here... oh right... the food.
Someone in the management needs to get a handle on the seafood end...until they do... i can't say you should even try here. As much as i hate to post a negative and influence someones' living i sure don't want you to waste your money when there are so many other options in town....even the choice of a 3 piece fish takeout from a big chain seafood place and a seat on the dock beats this place...currently.
Maybe its a simple fix.
GOTTA try the Lobster Macaroni & Cheese! And their Tuna Sandwich is the best I've ever had!
This place is, simply put, the best. We came with our three boys, who are 25, 22, and 17. They are pretty sophisticated gourmets, and live in LA, Korea, and Charlottesville. We all five thought the dining experience -- the atmosphere, the food, the service -- were fantastic. Lazo's is a definite stop for us, any time we are in Folly Beach, a place that is FULL of great restaurants, but Lazo's tops 'em all!
Waaaaay overpriced for what you get. The manager was a JERK.
I enjoyed the Shem Pot with a freind and it was wonderful!! Food, service and atmosphere was great. BTW, a traditional wedge is served with maytag blue cheese, which could give the impression of being "spoiled" if you are not expecting it. It would be like saying your sole tasted like fish. lol
I am glad they use live traps. Many places just poison. Even state parks have to trap and relocate wild animals after they get a taste of free handouts. I'd have a much worse experience if a coon came to my table, so give them a break for protecting the public and their business.
How can rue de jean be so good and coast consistently mediocre??? Great place for drinks, but I've never had an entree I really liked here.
This place is NEVER, EVER, a disappointment! The seafood is always unbelievable, the service is impeccable. This is always one of my top recommendations for friends who visit...
Amen to Amen
When you live in Charleston it is easy to become jaded with food. We are so punished by choice that we stick to what we know for fear of dissapointment of something new. Another fish house on East Bay is like another bar in New Orleans no biggie and considering what was there before enough said.
But i beg you to sit at the bar and eat the oysters, and then just dive into the apps. Shaved scallop with caviar and a hint of sea salt, flounder ceviche, hush puppies with honey dipping sauce (truely unbelievable) lump crab salad (real big lumps). i have yet to eat an entree or desert because i do not want to spoil the taste of really imaginative creations. Great job to all and Todd Garrigan (Chef) who hovers like a proud father over his food, for a truely inspiring clean tasting experience.
Now go step out on yourself and pray at the new alter of seafood.
I have been there a few times and I have to say it is awesome. I have eaten there and the food downstairs is awesome! Then I decided to go upstairs and the bartenders on the second floor were so nice. I was there for a week and I made sure to remember their names, Eddie, Eric, and Chris.They are friendly, knowledgeable, and let you play their own wii games for free. Definitely a place to go on folly!
I've lived in Charleston for two years, and Mount Pleasant for one... the Wreck is totally my favorite place to go eat; I don't understand why all these people are complaining about the paper plates, lack of AC, credit card policy, etc. Doesn't it say ALL OF THIS in the City Paper review? If you're looking for white tableclothes and upscale ambiance, go to one of the fancy restaurants downtown. You people are silly.
What a wreck our experience was. My wife, sister, brother-in-law, aunt, uncle and two cousins went there this week. We are all from South Carolina and were looking for some good seafood. My parents had been to this place years ago and suggested that we go. Getting there should have been an indicator to us. The place is not clearly marked although the GPS took us straight to it. Once inside there wasn't much of a wait so we sat down. We were in a booth up against a wall. While waiting we heard several times what sounded like a large animal scurrying around inside the wall. We told our server and never heard anything back so we're not sure what it was. It took FOREVER for our order to be taken and then to get it. The whole place is not air-conditioned and it was July in South Carolina so you can imagine how stuffy it was in that place. Then of course, the food finally came. Served on paper plates!!! Our bill came to $130 for six adults and one child (my youngest cousin is very small and didn't eat anything from the menu). The food was just ok. Having grown up in South Carolina I spent many summers at the beach and I feel like I know what good seafood is. This stuff was just OK but I digress. The bill itself amounts to about $18 per person, which isn't to bad except when it came time to pay they informed us that they couldn't or wouldn't split the check. I spoke to an older gentleman about it. He got very defensive about it and said that their policy of not splitting checks was on the menu. I didn't see it on the menu but he insisted it was there. As we discussed things he suggested that, "maybe you shouldn't come back"! The nerve of this guy is beyond me. Between the slow service, the mystery noise in the wall, lack of A/C, and the rude treatment by management I'll never go back to that hole in the wall. Oh yeah, the gratuity was automatically included and they didn't bother to tell me that either. The real icing on the cake comes in the next three or four parties that left after us. We all gathered in the parking lot outside and compared stories. Not one of them was positive and many of these people were locals. The "Wreck" as the locals often call this joint sure is appropriately named. The whole thing was a real train wreck from beginning to end, a real disaster!! DON'T GO THERE! I don't care how good someone says it is. You will regret it.
I just had my wedding reception at Lazo's on the back patio. Everything was amazing. The set up, food, service.... They made me feel like a princess. There are not a lot of choices in Folly Beach to have a samll wedding reception besides BLU which is way too expensive. Lazo's was perfect. The price was just right. The atmosphere was intimate and relaxed yet not to formal. I highly recomment this place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Food and service is amazing. Please consider them for any of your larger group gatherings or just a meal out. This was the first time they did a reception and it was high class. THANKS LAZO'S!!
We went there for the first time yesterday for lunch.
The Bad: they were not very well organized and there was no service for in-dining folks. Nobody "waited" on us diners. ( No drink refills or straws & we had to go grab our own utencils & place mats)
The good: we went there to try out the food and the 5 stars are for the food ONLY. The moo shu was ab-fab!
The also good: the cookies on a tray that sits near the register were delicious. My sister and I shared one and we all but weighed it out to make sure it was divided evenly :-)
Overall: we were impressed with the tasty moo-shu. When I used to work on upper King years ago(before chef Romo was at FISH), I had never heard anything good about Fish and so had always avoided it. But it sounds like that's all in the past.
I plan to visit for lunch again but I will get it to "GO" next time. The menu is on their website for you to print out and check-off your preferences.
Keep your fingers-crossed that they do something about the in-dining "service" during lunch. Because the service should be as good as the food and that was not the case yesterday.
I have lived in Charleston for 4 years now and have eaten at many restaurants downtown. Fish is, by far, my favorite place to eat. Between the dreamy ambiance, delicious dim sum, exceptional service and outstanding menu, this place beats all. Did I mention the bread? These fresh baked rolls are served with a sweet chili sauce that cannot be topped! I will return again and again to Fish.
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