I live walking distance from Grindz so when it opened, we had to check it out. My hopes were high there would be a gourmet burger joint with some good drafts where we could hang out, enjoy a good meal, and walk home. The only part of that dream was that I could have walked home. But I didn't - I ran.
I'll preface my review by saying we did go to Grindz within their first month of opening. However, there is only so much to making an excellent burger once you have the menu created. I went with the Dirty Sanchez, not because of the name, but the idea of fusing mexican food and a burger together sounded too good to be true. It was. I ordered the burger medium and it came out essentially seared and bloody raw in the middle. The toppings were all there but none of them were of any particular good quality and they didn't blend together. Although I didn't hate the burger, I was disappointed that it cost me $9 and really wasn't very well made. In addition to being a lackluster burger, it took a good 30 minutes for it to come out. I asked the waitress 2 seperate times for status of my meal and was dismissed both times. A fellow diner ordered the cheesesteak sandwich which was a clumsy disappointment. Tasted like the cooked oscar mayer roast beef in a dry pan and stuffed it into a stale roll. The beer selection stinks and the ambiance rivals that of a DMV lobby.
As Jeff said, this place is not BAD. But it's not great or even good. The food is just average, the service is lackluster, and the atmosphere is a confusing quasi-family friendly-sports bar-strip mall vibe. I can honestly say I would rather spend my $9 for a burger at Ruby Tuesday's. Or go to Hardess and get 2.
We just discovered Ritas this past summer & it is now our fav. on Folly Beach! Delicious blackened burgers w/Homemade pimento cheese & the coldest beer on the strip! What?
Great service too! Beats the other overpriced choices hands
I've been to Sesame about a ka-billion times. While I don't eat a lot of beef, I can vouch for the salivation reflex that kicks in among my friends when I mention this place's very name over their burgers. I love their turkey burger and the bean patty. I love the sweet potato fries. The staff is remarkably friendly, welcoming, and stable (low turnover is a very good sign for a restaurant). The bottle beer selection is terrific, and while they only have three drafts they rotate quality beers... no Bud handles here! Parking is plentiful and it serves as a fine gateway to the Park Circle string of tasty restaurants down East Montague.
I just wish they'd bring back live music.
Had dinner there Friday night with friends....the place was packed! Such a refreshing change from Amuse, which looked like a ghost town all the time.
Service was good, our waitress was attentive, and made some great recommendations. Our burgers were HUGE and delicious.
This will be a regular stop if we need our meat fix!
This place is very vegetarian friendly. The owner of this place also owns Five Loaves in Mt. Pleasant if that says anything. Every "special" burger that you see on the menu can be replaced with an awesome black bean patty and the sweet potato fries are a must. You can also customize your own burger with a slew of toppings. Their salads are delicious and their appetizers are very unique, not to mention their beer selection. Give it a try, you will not be let down. Shouts to Jen for being the coolest waitress there! I can't forget Matt either :)
Don't even bother going if you are vegetarian. Black bean falafel burger is cooked on meat grill so it's not even an option. Salad was $6 and consisted of sandy lettuce with very little else. Husband ordered seafood basket and it was greasy and nothing to rave about. Lunch with 2 beers, salad & seafood - $32....not worth it. Staff seems indifferent. We won't be back.
Really good burgers, run by locals and their bacon cheeseburger is no joke. I'll be back soon and often.
Had lunch there this past Saturday. I had a bleu cheese burger and it was very good!! Home made chips were pretty awesome too and the service was excellent!! And the decor is very nice.
I'm lookin forward workin with yall, this is grilllmannn aka da saucemannn!Congraduation on success with the restaurant!
Went there last night for dinner after reading about them yesterday morning. The burger was very good, atmosphere was good, bar area should be a popular spot, and the servers were very nice and friendly.
They have a few things to work on for it to meet some of the other reviewers statements, but hopefully they will work out these kinks. It's nice now that I don't have to drive to Sullivan's Is. or Park Circle to get a good burger.
By the way, the sweet potato fries have some sort of honey glaze on them. If you like things ultra sweet, you'll like these. If you like traditional sweet tater fries, you'll want to avoid or request that they do not put the honey on the fries.
Two burgers, two beers and tip = $31
Best neighborhood restaurant and bar I have been to in a LONG time!! The service is helpful and friendly. The food is delicious! There are so many things to pick from on the menu EVERYONE should leave happy! I highly suggest this spot. It's one of those restaurants I can see spreading quickly!!
Finally a restraunt you can honestly feel comfortable in and have fun with the bonus of great food and good service! wouldnt ask for anything more!
Love this place! Try the grilled cheese and brownie a la mode...the salad with goat cheese is also excellent!
A great addition to Folly Beach! Stoked that "The Plainfield Project" gonna b playin' at your place Fri Aug 28th!!!! It's gonna b a damn good time!
We've been to Rita's 7 or 8 times since they opened and have been fortunate to have had good food, great service and always a jam good time. Possibly, its because we sit out on the paitio, but I always notice management presence and we've never once had an issue with the food or the service. Washout Wednesdays are our favorite, but for us, any time is a great time at Rita's.
Love the location, decent menu, but very, very poor service. We had to ask another waitress twice where our waitress was. She even came out once, looked at us as we tried to nod her over, and walked right back in! we politely paid our bill and left. I think this place has great potential, but a word to the manager: Meet with your staff and emphasize customer service above all else. Without this key ingredient most restaurants eventually fail...
We left the high priced confines of Mt P one night and headed to Park Circle for a much needed change of scenery.
First stop: some grub at Sesame. What a great place! Friendly staff, unpretentious decor, great beer selection, and best of all....awesome food at uninflated prices. I had the "Down South" burger, and it was fantastic! One word of caution: here, you can order your burgers any cooking temp. you want. I ordered mine medium-rare, and had to scoop out the very very center, as I think I did hear a faint 'moo' from it. This didnt deter me from gobbling up the rest, and wont stop me from returning....next time I'll just say "Medium"!
Highly recommend visiting this little 'burger joint' that is truly a gem!
Loved it! Went for lunch and had the bistro burger (minus the steak sauce) and it was excellent! Couldn't eat the fries, which I NEVER leave behind, because I was stuffed. Had the bloody orange margarita and it was just okay. Will try another concoction next time. We were there around 1:00 and it filled up quickly but the service was quick and our waitress was really friendly and efficient. Will become a regular when visiting the area!
Nothing special - mediocre food, poor service and not worth the price. It's too bad really. Even gave it a second chance - bummer.
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