Philly born and raised. This place takes a backseat to no one. I have never had a better cheesesteak. Period.
Philly's is amazing! I've never had a problem anytime I've gone and the food is super delicious! The wait staff are always friendly and the wait time can be long depending on when you go, but it's so worth it!
Disappointing in one word is the experience we just had at this highly over-rated restaurant. We are locals (26 and 36 years) and very familiar with downtown dining options. We walked over from the Dock Street after a late afternoon Spoleto performance. We did not order "cocktails" or a first course (which seemed to personally affront our waitress). Long story short we waited over an hour for our entrees after being told by the waitress that she "forgot" to "hit send" on our order. The entrees finally arrived; I ordered swordfish which tasted more fishy than what my husband brings home straight off the boat. I sent it back and declined to order another entree because of the long wait.
The manager came over to our table and did comp my husband's entree. He then proceeded to very arrogantly and condescendingly inform me that the crab roe was responsible for the fishy taste and further enlightened me by telling me it was an acquired taste. Of course the implication being that I am not nearly sophisticated enough to appreciate fishy crab roe. I understand that the staff and chef do not care about this bad experience because they do not need or want our business. We will not return.
I have always had excellent service here. The ambiance is appropriate and the food is great. It is one of my favorite restaurants, and I'm so glad I don't have to leave West Ashley to eat there!
absolutely beautiful food and well prepared my only caveat is a little salty but i got everything fried so thats probably my problem.
Ok first this is a dive..however this is not a negative. Draft beer not ice cold, bologna sandwich is great but too expensive and to small..i mean two slices of bologna, really! Jerky is great..i ordered the Chili with meat and sausage. I thought they gave me the vegan one but they said no. So good luck finding the meat in it. It was also the WORST chili I ever had. They are lucky I gave them a 3.. a good place to drink though.
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.
I see people still love to hate Halls. It is a great Restaurant and I wish I could afford it more.
I live in NYC and here and have to tell you this place has the best service I have seen in a steak house. The food is great and the owner and his two sons make sure that everything is taken care of. I go their at least once a week when Im in Charleston, its almost impossible to get a reservation after 8PM and the place is packed every night. This is my favorite place in town.
Awful, son at the door is rude and they treat you like they dont want your business. Come to find out they have bought other restaurants downtown and they all are failing!
Absolutely my favorite seafood restaurant in Charleston!! Great food, excellent service and owned by a local family. Go try it and get hooked.
Luv this place and the outdoor bar!
A "health food" place with No calorie, fat or sugar information available. Pistachios in my no nuts on the ingredients list, Baja style salad. Lemonade was water - not watery, just water. Green tea was also just water! We paid for combos which means a side and a drink, and we all had just water. Counter help was on her phone entire time and made no offer to make anything right. We won't be back!!
Thanks for the warning. I just don't have time, or money, to waste on some place that is full of themselves. Too many nice bars in town to bother with this one.
Have been to Republic multiple times before but this was the worst experience and I will never go back to this establishment.
Won a VIP table on Instagram for this past Thursday. We arrived and the hostess brought us to our table - enjoyed our drinks throughout the night. When we were ready to leave, server brought us the tab (which is gratuity + taxes when you get "VIP treatment"). I specifically told the server that we would be paying in cash for the bill plus her tip. We ended up giving her at least $100 in cash (our check was for $51) but I wanted to add $20 to her tip so I told her to put that on my debit card. Little did I know that she would be charging me for the entire bill plus the $20.
When I called to complain about this, not only did I have to call 3-4 times before getting any real help, but the management just kept telling that my bank had placed a "hold" on the money and that was why my debit card charge was for $85! At no point has this "Hold" gone back onto my card (I was told it would go back on Monday). All the while, one manager spoke with our server, and our server told her that we all paid her separately in cash (not true, all the cash was left in the book) and she also told her manager that she knew one of us personally (also not true). I was never refunded any of my money and the manager on duty that I spoke with even had the nerve to say that they "comped us a bottle of liquor" insinuating I shouldn't really be complaining - keep in mind, this is part of what you win when you receive "VIP"... I just cannot believe this place. I've never had a worse customer service experience and I will never go back.
You don't need to know how to spell roooooo to know a bad one . ROFL grammar nazis crack me up.
Why do folks insist on taking their dogs out to bars and clubs? Do you think the animals actually KNOW where they are? It is a PET, not a DATE. If your life is so miserable and failing that you need a dog to give you some company in bars and clubs, and stores, then you need to reassess your existence and find some human friends. And, please, all you pet lovers, don't bother to chide me for my lack of caring for your canines. Pets have a place in our lives, and lots of other people who may want to frequent the same places maybe don't want your dog rubbing up against them, smelling up the place, and taking up valuable space meant for humans, not animals.
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.
They don't do the club scene anymore. They do live music on Friday and Saturday nights on the patio from 7-10pm. No cover. Also, they are dog friendly on the patio. Went last week and it was amazing.
Nice English. Did you mean that you rue the roux?
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