Great value, charming and good, good food!
Great sandwiches, soups and salads!!!! Affordable wines and beers. I'm new to the neighborhood and i am going to frequent this place alot! Go chicken salad, go!
I have eaten here several times since its opening and have been very impressed every time with both the food and the service. My non-vegeterian boyfriend even loves the falafel which says a lot. I went late night this weekend and maybe it was me or maybe the cashier misunderstood me but my order was messed up and even though it was 2am the owner, who was still there, made sure my order was correctly fixed and even brought it outside to me with a smile. Great food, great service and definitely a must eat place in Charleston!
Bull Street Gourmet, eh? More like Bull Sh%* Gourmet. Sad to say this place has really declined in credibility. Recently ordered a bagel sandwich and was given a BLACK bagel. Completely burnt. The staff is so rude, also clearly they do not pay attention to what they are serving.
In addition, they advertise that they use H&H Bagels. H&H Bagels are New York bagels. When I ordered a bagel, I watched the clerk grab my bagel from a Kirkland / CostCo bag.
Not only do they serve you burnt food, but they lie about where the food comes from.
Get it together, B.S.G. Bring back what used to be good.
Love this place. The food is fresh with a lot of flavors. The friets are delicious. I think the prices are very fair considering everything is homemade and fresh. I agree with Mrs16 100%.
Love the atmosphere too. Funky and fun! Can't wait to go back.
I just got schooled by Mrs.16! Ouch!
Patat Spot here wanting to thank all of you for your input. The good and the bad!! We are very happy that most of the comments are good and we know it is near impossible to please everyone but we will continue to try. We would like to clarify that we do have a falafel jr. combo and our combo friet portion is a little smaller than the friet you would get for $3.95(that is a HUGE portion)BUT it also includes a drink and dipping sauce. A meal of Falafel Jr(with unlimited toppings from falafel toppings bar),friet, dipping sauce and drink for 8 bucks. Not bad at all. A plain sandwich from our neighbors(C&B or Bagelshop) will put you back 8 bucks without sides or drink. One thing to mention also is that none of our food is processed. We are all about fresh whole foods. Our falafel is unique because we use no fillers at all in them. No bread crumbs, no matza meal, no gluten just yummy beans, fresh herbs and spices. Our falafel is different than the run of the mill falafel you will find at the few places that do acutally carry falafel. We try to not compare ourselves with anyone else because we are so different. We hope you will try us out.
Once again we would like to thank all of you who have tried our food and took the time to comment here. We are happy that most comments are written by people who have tried us out and not by "employee's/ownership/friends of both boosting star ratings with good reviews." Like we said, we can't please everyone but we are having a blast trying. Check us out and know we are open late night(3am) Fri and Sat only. Thank you and Eet Smakelyk(Dutch for Bon Appetite),
Patat Spot Friet & Falafel
41 B George St-Next door to Jack's :o)
Scrolling down through the comments it seemed like another battle of real patron reviews on the negative side and employee's/ownership/friends of both boosting star ratings with good reviews. For some reason I trust Factory Connection's review and will give a try.
WOW- THIS PLACE ROCKS!! I got the Falafel Jr. Combo(which was only $8 and my fries were hot and delicious) and my favorite is the falafel toppings bar. Not overwhelming if you know food and love good fresh items to add to your pita. If you want processed stuff get your footlong or your charlie's falafel. Patat has nothing but tasty fresh food. I go there about 2 times a week. Not to mention my late night run for hot fries on fri or sat night(they are open till 3am woot woot)
Not a big fan of this place either. I went in for lunch one day and got the falafel. i agree with everyone that it's way over priced for a mediocre meal. The falafel weren't cooked well and weren't very flavorful. i loaded up on the toppings bar but found it more overwhelming than delicious. Definitely a waste of the $9, i would have been happier with a $5 footlong.
I had high hopes and was disappointed, to say the least. I ordered a junior falafel, which had one falafel in half a pita. I paid $3.00 to make it a "combo" which I assumed meant I would get a regular size fries and drink (since there was no junior combo) and instead got what looked like a styrofoam dixie cup and about 10 soggy, lukewarm fries. All in all, I paid 12 dollars for half a sandwich and a half order of fries. Also, I asked for my fry sauce on the side and got it on top, making the fries even soggier. The falafel itself had good flavor but I agree with one of the other comments above- Charlie's grocery has the best falafel in town that they make from scratch every day and you get a whole pita with four or five falafel for $5.00!
We are so lucky to have a place like Patat Spot to add to our great local offerings of REAL food!
The only thing missing-a lovely Belgian draught to go with their lovely food!
Patat Spot is the only place in town that offers NON-FRIED Falafel. Everyone else's are VERY unhealthy.
That's why I order mine 'grilled' at Patat Spot (and always pass on the friets).
Sure, they are not super-cheap - but that is the cost of using superior ingredients in their wide range of toppings.
Went back to Patat Spot today for more. Three times this week. Wondering how someone thinks their simple fresh food is pretentious but anyway. If you want a breaded falafel go to Charlie's (or any other place here locally),If you want Gluten free, delicious and fresh toppings to load into your pita yourself,head over to Patat Spot. The staff are so sweet and helpful. They make everything in house and the pickle lady from the farmers market makes all of their pickled goods. They are a unique wonderful addition to the food scene. Open late too on Fri and Sat!!!!
Extremely overpriced. Pretentious presentation of menu. Stick to Charlie's Grocer if you want authentic falafel.
Best Fries and Falafel in town!!!!!! All those yummy sauces and that salad bar is AMAZING!!!
We were there on opening day so it should get better as they iron out a few things. That being said, as another reviewer commented the frites were less than hot. This is due to the frites being staged on the counter next to the cash register with no warming plate or lamp, while they wait for their falafel brethren to join them.
My wife and I were excited to hear of Patat Spot's opening as we were frite fanatics during our time in Seattle. Unfortunately the frites we were served Saturday did not measure up to our previous frite experiences. They lacked the characteristic crunchy exterior accomplished by the double frying technique. They did not seem double fried. They were exactly like the fries I make at home. Good, but not frites. Just french fries.
The falafel. The two fried balls for $8 arrived inside half a pita shell. Seemed a bit steep. The price point would have been more acceptable if the falafel was really good, but it lacked a robust falafel flavor. We couldn't quite identify what was missing. The accompanying "Salad Spot" offered an impressive selection of condiments and toppings for both the frites and falafel.
The decor is pleasant and the service is friendly and welcoming. We'll be back in a couple of weeks for round two. We expect it will be a top notch experience next time.
Great food, but definitely not for the cost conscious.
Black Bean Co. disappoints with its rice-heavy + spring mix-heavy burritos that are skimpy on the main ingredients like Black Beans and Guacamole. Also: last week I ordered a burrito that didn't mention sprouts on the menu - but I got them. Yucky discovery to make when you get it back to the office.
Since I discovered Dellz Deli last night, I won't be going back to the Black Bean Co.
A previous reviewer hit the nail on the head - BB Co. costs more than Dellz, gives skimpier portions, and is simply not as good.
I have had dinner many, many times at the Five Loaves in Mt. Pleasant and it is always a delightful experience. Very friendly and experienced wait staff, excellent and different specials, very reasonable prices and quality food prepared with care. It is a gem of a neighborhood restaurant.
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