Interesting to see such a 180 degree difference in the ratings....and experiences. The fact that it is alllllll the way over on Seabrook Is. means my chances of going all the way from Summerville are slim and none.
"This seafood restaurant boasts two bar areas — an inside bar shaped like the bow of a boat with three beers on tap, and an oyster bar toward the back, decorated with fishing gear."
Actually, it has three bars. The third is the only dock bar on Shem Creek (as in, it's built on pilings over the creek).
This place has been in business in 1982. The food is good, including the steaks, but service can be a inconsistent.
My wife and I went to the beach with our dog. As we left we wondered if Red's was dog friendly. They were more than dog friendly, they gave us a great seat on the deck and brought our big dog a bowl of water. Almost every customer and server stopped by our table to pay him some attention.
The service and food were really good and the staff were super friendly.
We've been back twice since then for the all-you-can-eat crab legs and loved it. The wait during summer was pretty bad (it never crossed my mind that it was tourist season until we got there), during the off-season we never had to wait for a table.
Comparing the Seabrook location to the Mt Pleasant location it's hard to believe it's the same restaurant, the vibe is so different. The Mt Pleasant Red's is much more "rustic" and like a bar that happens to serve seafood. If that's your thing great, I prefer the more open and airy Seabrook location for it's laid back atmosphere. It's mid July as I write this and I can hardly wait for September, when I plan to be back at Red's.
Our meal was so horrible that I cannot even rate it with 1 star. Meal took 40 minutes to arrive at the table, food was ice cold. Burger arrived 10 minutes later - cooked well done vs med rare as ordered. The lettuce in the grilled tuna salad was rancid and rotting. Manager comped entree portion of the meal - but worse was the attitude - she really did not care. I'm local and posting on every blog I can find.
absolutely beautiful food and well prepared my only caveat is a little salty but i got everything fried so thats probably my problem.
We have often visited over quite a few years. I can say,that fir the past 3.5 years,there has been zero disappointment . All ordered items were just exquisite . Matters not if fried,broiled,etc.,they know what they are doing. The salads are first class too,of course. I particularly love the crab cakes. Reservations are smart on weekends.
Absolutely my favorite seafood restaurant in Charleston!! Great food, excellent service and owned by a local family. Go try it and get hooked.
You don't need to know how to spell roooooo to know a bad one . ROFL grammar nazis crack me up.
Rex: Perhaps before you attempt to criticize a restaurant, it would be nice to either learn proper language skills and English writing skills, or possibly have someone with some education spell check and work check your posts. You appear to be an ignorant clod, which will also reflect on your opinions of an eatery.
Nice English. Did you mean that you rue the roux?
And Rex Eugene Bolin needs to learn how to spell "roux" and write properly before you criticize it!
The cook needs to learn to make a rue. The worst Gumbo I have ever had. I would never eat here again. I order a 2 glass of wine it was never sever. The Coffee I had at the end of the meal was old and burn. Can I say more.
Amazing views. I've only been once and had the shrimp and grits, but will definitely be back.
The worst restaurant on Folly. Used to be great but since change of owner it has tanked.
Don't bother trying.
Kyle and Jessie are still the best. Shrimp po boy beyond excellent as is the ceviche, scallop po boy and lobster roll. Great oysters and real nice selection. I always start off my meal with a dozen. Still one of my favorite places to go for lunch.
is it cleaned up?
Excellent Food and Excellent Service. - Josh = Best Bartender, Best Waiter, Best Friend. He's just the Best and really knows his F & B. Ask for him and ask for recommendations from him. No, this is not his Mom!
Best seafood in the City of Charleston bar none.
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