Live music with David Grunstra at the Folly Beach Crab Shack Saturday Jan. 9th (9:00).
It's unfortunate that the owner/manager/whatever he is has to be so arrogant. It really ruins the dining experience....but then again the food is very hit or miss. One day it's the best meal I've ever had and the next it's the worst. Fingers crossed they get rid of Mr. Arrogant and concentrate on consistency.
MTV was here on Dec. 4 shooting footage for "TRUE LIVES" a reality show. They spent about 3 hours with us.......I guess now we can say "as seen on MTV"!
My plate of mixed seafood was nice, if a bit overpriced, and the seating was very nice, but my waitress was terrible.
Great place for fun and the good life with drinks, friends, and lots of seating on outdoor decks right on Shem Creek! Watch the sunset and enjoy a beer or two, then stay to party with live bands in the dark.
My husband and I were new to the Nosh Mobbers but not new to Fish. It was, however, a unique experience to go behind the scenes and learn why it is one of our favorite places. Of course, it starts with the Staff, who could not make one feel more welcome. It is obvious they care about the locals, something important in this tourist town. As for the food, we now know how and why we get the highest quality with the most reasonable prices: They can afford to help us afford their freshest of the fresh catch because of their catering business at the Aiken House and Lowndes Grove facilities. When the unique French/Asian background of Chef Nico is added to the mix, the result is heavenly, without sky high prices. We put ourselves at his Mercy for his Tuesday night special and could not have been happier we did. We will definitely go FISHing again and again. Archie and John Burkel
Stoney's $900k renovation of this place, right next to High Cotton, is a must see. Gorgeous bar area with great food at low prices. Look out Oak and Hall's! The oysters were unlike anything we've tasted in the Lowcountry. Highly recommended bar for early or late evening drinks. Filled with local professionals and southern belles as well. Great addition to East Bay Street corridor.
Locals don't have to go to upper King to have fun anymore. Amen Street is a bar with great food. It's all about fresh seafood. There's no chicken on this menu. If you want to have fun with the beautiful people, say Amen.
Went to he wreck on 31 Oct 09, got seated and waited over 15 minutes and no one ever came over to offer to offer drink or anything, later two other couples came in and where promptly seated and served, did not get a chance to taste the food at all, but U did see the cook mishandling shrimp with his bare hand upon entering the restaurant, I would highly not recommend this restaurant for some on who is looking for somewhat decent customer service
Remember going here with some friends maybe 5-6 years ago who had come down to Chas for the weekend, and I remember us having a blast, eating some good cheap food, drinking a cold beer and sitting out in the open air at sunset. I know it wasnt expensive, bc we were all broke college kids. Well, I went there recently and was completely and utterly SHOCKED that they now feel they can charge $18.00 for the Charlene(small) portion of fried shrimp!? On a paper plate, no less. We didnt stay to eat after that sticker shock! I'm not a food snob, I love some fried shrimp as much as everyone else, and will gladly pay a higher price for fine food, but unless they are donating half of that $18 to charity, I cant say they can justify those kinds of prices, or that I would recommend this place to anyone.
Sad what effect an overblown ego and a Southern Living write up can have!
I give it 2 stars because we didn't get food poisoning. The food was mediocre, at best, and we were shocked at the gall they have to charge the prices they charge for the quality, or lack thereof. As for the atmosphere, I don't discriminate over paper plates, but I do have a problem with filth and no air conditioning. If you don't enjoy sweating profusely and dripping on your food, go elsewhere. Furthermore, the touted "Shem creek views" were non existent, due to the overgrowth of weeds covering the screens surrounding the "dining room." Seeing the place is the only way to believe the atmosphere. Not one penny has been spent to upgrade a building that should be condemned. How they pass health inspections is beyond me.
Please do shrimp everywhere a big favor by removing their good name from the sign in front of this place. Everyone knows Red's Ice House has the best shrimp basket while Buddy Roe's has the worst. As for the entertainment, this is a case of "nowhere else will let me on their stage, so I will just buy my own".
Poor tourists, this is the place locals would never eat. Please do not fall for the one good review the place received from a magazine sometime in the 1980's. Save some time, instead of standing in line, just head to the nearest Captain D's drive-thru - the food and service will be noticeably much better.
Agreed... When I lived in Charleston, pre-Hugo-we steered clear... Then the day after Hugo, when we were trying to figure out if there were any survivors (there were), this place was still in business cleaning out their refrigerators on Meeting Street (for a price) Can't figure out why.
Overrated and despicable tourist trap that deserves to have it's kitchen staff commit suicide. In no way compares to the superior establishments in New England or Baltimore. Reliance on locally caught stock results in an effrontery of the palette seldom experienced in polite dining company. A wretched, horrid cacophony of culinary offenses that defy description.
Quite possibly the worst Charleston seafood scam since Hugo hit - perhaps even well before that. Avoid like the plague...
Forgot to rate...
Tourist TRAP. You could wait in line for crappy food all day long & it will still be crappy food when you get it.
went there for the first time. Excelent food, good portions, very fresh, good service and a very intersting atmosphere. definately recommend it.
Marginal food, stuffed-in seating. There are alot of better places in Charleston
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