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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: American

Re: “Back Home Bar & Grill

First things first: this is a BAR with a menu, a sports bar more specifically. Nothing wrong with that, but I somehow missed that when choosing a meet-up place for my family and parents. And evidently they didn't offer us any of their drugs. Rip-off! ;-) Just kidding.

That being said, the waitress was very friendly, it wasn't loud, it is smoke free (yay, Charleston!) and the food (while slow because we were the only ones eating) was very good and very reasonable. Fish Po' Boy, Lobster Roll, Cheese steak and the Pepperoni Rolls were all super tasty. A definite winner for a casual sports bar.

6 of 6 people like this.
Posted by factoryconnection on December 10, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Back Home Bar & Grill

In response to "Sacred Arrow", this is the most ludicrous, meritless and I would even go as far as to call it slanderous review of a restaurant. This is a family owned restaurant, the owners and employees are extremely hard working to make it a successful place. I go there regularly and have never once witnessed any type of drug use or "marijuana" being smoked in the bathrooms or elsewhere. Especially being that many of my friends who are off-duty and retired police officers patron the place. Majority of whom are friends with the owner. Please keep your false reviews to yourself.

6 of 8 people like this.
Posted by nursie on December 7, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Re: “The Shelter Kitchen + Bar

Stopped in to check this place out twice in the past week. Super nice design and decor except for a few uncomfortable barstools with no backrests. Most had them, some did not. Nice to see a pool table, a rarity in Mount Pleasant these days. Excellent restroom, of course it is brand new, and perfectly clean. Fantastic service on both visits, however, this place is going to falter unless someone gets a grip on the menu. It is all over the place with no defining specialty item. Not to say every restaurant has to have one, but a wide selection with nothing really appealing or outstanding will not keep people coming back. It would not take much to wipe out some of Wild Wing's business since they have the worst wings in town. Simply offering some decent ones at half the price would do the trick and still provide plenty of profit margin to keep the doors open. Seriously, why do tiny pieces of chicken have to cost a dollar each everywhere. Also, most patrons primarily hanginng out at this location to drink and socialize are not likely to pounce on the opportunity to order a bowl of bog, macaroni, or collard greens, so please leave the comfort food to Page's Okra Grill. The burgers at The Shelter may actually be great, but does the town really need another "greatest burger in town" entry? Thankfully, The Shelter seems to be cutting into Triangle's business (so easy a Pelican wearing a happy hour sign could do it), the result of the airy bar and a nice outdoor patio with picnic tables. It is hopeful The Shelter will enjoy a long run because it is a unique space that seems to be well managed. All it really needs are "a little more reasonable than the rest" beer prices and a better focused menu. In any case, it surely is a welcome upscale and more civilized alternative to the usual Shem Creek scene.

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Posted by The Super Saturn on December 5, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Early Bird Diner

Love the curried eggs! Probably one of my favorite things. I've also has the tomato bisque soup.. SO GOOODD!

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Posted by Lisa Afgh on December 1, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Re: “Early Bird Diner

DON'T try the catfish Po' Boy. An overcooked (previously frozen?) filet served on a big dense/doughy roll with a smear of unseasoned remoulade and topped with wilted lettuce. Accompanying side order of FGTs was mealy with tasteless but crunchy crust. Great iced tea. Other than the food being undesirable, I found the the place to be disgustingly dirty. You can just about see the germs crawling around on all the childrens books and toys. Overall, mediocre at best.

2 of 21 people like this.
Posted by arty on November 28, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Re: “Montreux Bar and Grill

Unless your a smoker, there's nowhere in this bar to just hang out and chat/drink with your friends. Two bands, one in front and one in back on a Saturday night. We used to go here often but the atmosphere is just going downhill. The menu has few worthy dishes but there are far better places to eat. They cram people into this place like sardines. Its No wonder fights break out every weekend. Most of the bartenders do not know how to mix drinks. It really is a shame, this place used to be classy but now it's classless.

5 of 7 people like this.
Posted by slumbervee on November 18, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Pawley's Front Porch

Yeah, yeah, yeah, but it's in Mt. Pleasant, which is neither, and which I avoid at all costs.....

0 of 2 people like this.
Posted by Ima Oldman on November 12, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Pawley's Front Porch

Great specialty burgers prepared with quality beef are the main attraction. The wide and creative selection of toppings makes up for minimal seasoning used in the nice, thick cooked-to-order patties. Table service during a recent luchtime visit was excellent, very attentive, and as an added bonus - extremely attractive. Comfortable interior decor and bar layout with some inviting outside tables for fair weather days. Hand cut fries were a little soggy and only lukewarm, otherwise Pawley's would receive all 5 stars. So many neighborhood bar and grills in Mount Pleasant totally miss the very basics of proper service, good food, cold beer, and a friendly atmosphere, but Pawley's is an example of how things should be done.

4 of 5 people like this.
Posted by The Super Saturn on November 9, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Re: “The Shelter Kitchen + Bar

Fun place to go with great music... Schema plays there a lot & they are definitely worth checking out! Always a great crowd, nice bartenders, & good food. Their fried pickles & fried green tomatoes are awesome... The Lowcountry Eggrolls are one of my favorites as well! To the person that did not have good service, I would certainly say give the Shelter another chance! They were really packed the first few weeks of being open. Go try a Hurricane & enjoy the nice fall weather :)

8 of 16 people like this.
Posted by ashleycarrigan on November 2, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Re: “The Shelter Kitchen + Bar

Terrible bartenders. Do not go for the night scene! They will without fair warning or last call, take your full drinks from you and poor them down the sink.

8 of 13 people like this.
Posted by happyfeet06 on November 1, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Verde

Finally a restaurant where you can feel good about what you're eating all the time. Love Verde! They are a welcomed addition to King Street.

3 of 3 people like this.
Posted by JKLA on October 29, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Coleman Public House

CPH isn't what it used to be. The burgers users to be the best in town, now they're dry and flavorless. Prices have gone up on everything. Brunch is just bland and not well made. My guess is the new cooks just don't care. My once favorite restaurant is now a place I avoid unless I'm just looking for a beer. The fries and Mac and Cheese are still good, so two stars.

0 of 3 people like this.
Posted by AlexEatsKittens on October 11, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Marina Variety Store

Good, simple food in a diner atmosphere. No frills and has the decor of a late 70's Dennys. But the food is Okay, and interesting menu items, like alligator with grits. If you go on weekend mornings, you will see nothing but locals, lots of handshakes, old blue hairs and the southern church crowd. It is a step back in time.

1 of 1 people like this.
Posted by Yo Cap on October 6, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Re: “The Shelter Kitchen + Bar

Had the best burger I've had in months at Shelter! AWESOME!

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Posted by feralcreative on October 4, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Re: “The Shelter Kitchen + Bar

We would like to invite you to join us again soon and hope that we are demonstrating marked improvement in this our fourth week of service. The management and owners here intend for The Shelter to provide the best possible service and commitment to quality food at reasonable prices available anywhere in town. We appreciate your candor and are grateful for your patronage. If you decide to visit us again, please let Dave, Ryan, Thomas or Ashley know that you are again joining us. Best Regards, Thomas Berry

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Posted by Thomas Berry on October 3, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Re: “The Shelter Kitchen + Bar

This place is nothing to write home about. I tried it for both lunch and brunch. Nice laid back decor, but the service is slow even when its not busy, and their brunch menu is very limited. My eggs were cold and hard, but my grits were very tasty. I had lunch there as well. Burger is fine, but doesn't stand out. There are enough other places with better views that I'd go back to before heading back to the Shelter again.

10 of 14 people like this.
Posted by Q on October 2, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Montreux Bar and Grill

I visited Summerville the third week of Aug and went to montreux and have been there visits before my husband and I enjoyed it every time the food was great the servers were nice and we just loved the place we are from Mass and just dont have places like this we cant wait to return this place is one of the places we tell all our friends about

1 of 3 people like this.
Posted by Sue Thomas on August 27, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Re: “Back Home Bar & Grill

This place is a nice addtion to the West Ashley area, near the Blockbuster. They have a pretty unique menu with different famous items that are not found in Charleston. Horseshoe open faced sandwich, a Primanti Bros. style sandwich, Philly cheese steak, lobster roll, and pork cutlet. The Roni rolls area huge with giant hunks of solid pepperoni. Fried cheese curds were really good too (although I have never had the real Wisconsin style). If this isnt already obvious you will not be leaving hungry, the portions are giant. The decore is sparse, but there are at least a dozen large flatscreens plasted everywhere. The owners are attentive and were very helpful with all menu items. THey have a large selection of house infused liquors as well. I would probably be back to watch a game and grab a bite/beer.

5 of 6 people like this.
Posted by CircleHook on August 24, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Burtons Grill

This place is great! They remodeled the old On the Border building. Wonderful job!
Food is excellent! Swordfish with tomato avocado and Filet with chimichurri sauce is amazing! Wait staff is well trained and willing to please. We will be back!!!

1 of 2 people like this.
Posted by Robert Hampton on August 21, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Re: “King Street Grille

Ate here over the weekend and had the chicken sliders. They were terrible and I will never eat here again. The chicken was the saltiest chicken I have ever eaten. My friend had a turkey and roast beef club and it was super salty also. We drank a ton of water later that evening due to the high salt content in our food. The french fries were tasty except greasy in nature.

Posted by aroundabouttoday on August 20, 2012 at 9:24 AM
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