Chicken fried when you order it, fantastic sides, and syrupy sweet tea - what's not to like?
I live on Folly Beach, and as much as I enjoy the beach vibe and permanent vacation atmosphere, I always would find myself driving downtown for quality seafood. As soon as I ate at the Oyster Room shortly after its opening, I was ecstatic. Not only was the food fantastic, but I also was treated warmly in a casual but not too laid back atmosphere. I since have been back at least once a week, and have tried everything on the menu (I always start with the raw oysters and garlic clams). I like that they even have a steak and beef skewers, both of which are delicious, so there really is something for everyone. I work in the restaurant industry, and as a food lover I take my restaurant selections very seriously. This place will not disappoint.
We went in March and everything was absolutely spectacular. The swordfish was the best preparation of fish I've ever had. Went with my parents and a friend, and the bill was totally appropriate for what we ordered (plenty of food and drinks). It's not a place to shuck back 2 dozen oysters, it's a place to order a few very special items that are incredibly fresh and well prepared. I think the menu has gotten bigger since they first opened too... We'll definitely be back!
The Wreck is the anti-restaurant of the Lowcountry food scene in that it is staunchly an unapologetic, old-fashioned seafood shack. Yep, I agree its a bit overpriced as are 99% of the restaurants in the Charleston area thanks to tourism. I moved here from further up the coast from a town known for its fresh local seafood. The Wreck is as good as it gets anywhere for this style of preparation. What is served at the Wreck is the old fashioned fish fry approach. I've had the grilled seafood at the Wreck. It's nowhere near as good as the fried seafood. I can tell you that nowhere will you find better fried oysters or scallops. The outside is crunchy and the inside is succulent and not overcooked every time I've eaten there. It's never greasy. Don't like fried seafood? Then it isn't worth going there. But if you do, there is none better. Just know what you're getting into when you go. Sitting out on the deck drinking a beer and watching the sunset across Shem Creek among the fishing trawlers simply adds to the ambiance. During oyster season they are known for having oyster roasts out on the deck. Don't listen to the blithering nabobs of negativism posting here because they didn't know what they were in for before they got there. This is the best place to go in the Charleston/Mt P area for traditional seafood. Go somewhere else if you want something other than what they have, don't blame the restaurant.
No need to shuck oysters...Take it from a coastal bum who grew up eating seafood, fishing, and crabbing, and lived on the coast all my life! You eat Fried Oysters! Yes, these are the best by far way to eat an oyster if the cooks know how to cook them and they are not all breaded. Salty Waters has some delicious Fried Oysters, and you don't need to shuck them or eat them raw , which is nasty! I will never eat raw seafood in my life. You can't beat fried oysters, clams strips, and fish (salt water fish only). Stop arguing about shucking oysters and eat them the right way , fried!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
oh yeah--- top rating.
Love Snappers. I go every time I'm on Folly. The only place to be.
I have followed Ronnie for years and he just gets better. Buddy Roe's is his best venue yet. Great music, great food and great FUN!
I have known Ronnie Johnson since the early 80's when we both worked together in Wild Dunes. I've been to 3 clubs that he has owned, 2 in Mt. Pleasant, and 1 on Isle of Palms and I must say the current location is my favorite! At the gateway to Sullivan's Island, with a great outdoor deck, putt putt course, great entertainment (thanks for bringing Robert Hutto back to the area), wonderful food-the best fried shrimp around! Staff is very friendly, and Ronnie is always around to greet and chat with his customers.
It's a great low-keyed, casual and comfortable environment, love the deck, great oyster roasts, and overall a great place to hang with friends, meet new friends, enjoy good food, and fabulous entertainment. I am in my late 40's and lots of people my age there.
And no Josh, I am not getting free food for posting this review, I like to support those that I know have worked very hard to be the success that they are!!!
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