Don't let the busy nature of the place discourage you. Five Loaves has too good of a sandwich at too reasonable a price point to have it ruined by a bunch of tourist mouthbreathers and indecisive college kids blocking up the sidewalk and entrance. Shoo them away from the door like flies if you must, or glare at them in a threatening way. If push comes to shove, initiate a fist fight with the self-righteous guy from Maryland who doesn't understand why anyone would ever tell his busted wife to allow others to enter the restaurant. Whatever it takes to mark your territory. Or so I've heard.
Anyway, that's how good Five Loaves' sandwiches/salads/soups are. Don't take shit from non-locals and this place will be your bitch in no time.
I recommend the Pork Loin sandwich (formerly known as The Parker), the arugula salad with goat cheese/candied walnuts and the Ultimate BLT on croissant. Get everything on croissant. Can't go wrong with any of them.
The food in this place rocks! I was afraid to go to this place because of what I saw online. But my best friend kept saying that I needed to go. So I went and WOW! Crazy! Food was great and inexpensive and the atmosphere was terrific.
So, being the jerk that I am, I'd asked, why did they get so many bad reviews and then they pointed to me to all of the other sites that they were doing well on. I showed them the review about the Groupon and they said that in this business, you can only try to please everyone. Not everyone can be satisfied. Further, they noted that they are under new management and that they took over the business in 2013.
Lesson learned: Most people that enjoy a location would never take the time to write a good review... it is only those that have a bad experience that go out of their way to note it. So... I am going out of my way to write a review of my experience last night!
What a disgrace to our beautiful city. I hope others arent turned off by the rudest sales lady or perhaps owner. She was short with short dark hair. My 12 yr old daughter politely asked if the store was affiliated with the french eatery a few stores down and I couldnt believe her rude response..."of course not...why would you think such a thing"? It was the oddest and rudest tone of voice. She was so unpleasant that I felt somewhat sorry for her. Someone should teach this person some southern hospitality if she wants to do business here with her over priced under rated bakery items. We vacation in southern France and have never had rudeness like her. From the other comments she must be consistently one unhappy person who needs some business and cultural lessons!
Charleston is having more and more very expensive restaurants opening. The old ones need to heed the poor reviews and make changes. If one is going to spend over $200.00 (or more) for a meal, they deserve to get their money's worth. There are many places for half the price that are extraordinary in themselves, and with a good wait staff, will take over the overprices ones.
The only place in Charleston that serves real fried chicken.
Best seafood in the City of Charleston bar none.
Eating here is a lot like going to Summerville.
Too many men wearing tight jeans and women reading books, but those are really negligible and are worthy of a pass. They would do well to add some cornhole boards and a few flatscreens so that you didn't have to make conversation with a bunch of potheads, but otherwise everything seems up to par. Despite some small shortcomings, they still make a good cup of coffee. You can even use your dog as a conversation starter seeing as how they allow canines and similar small pets on their deck.
And I agree with the reviewer above. The place is located in an absolutely JEM of a location.
Solid thai cuisine for the price point. It's unfortunate that they've had to deal with whatever sewage issues that side of King has had, since I'm sure that's affected the ability to sit down and enjoy your meal. The stench of the sewage in the restaurant is overbearing even when retrieving my to-go order, so I hope that they can fix that situation. But, Dani is a doll and the staff is always kind. My favorite Pad See Ewe when I'm craving both sweet and spicy.
Best restaurant in Charleston
Great staff, good food, good drinks. Music is not too loud, tv spacing good too. Wifi seems to be hit or miss though, depending where you're sitting. My boyfriend and I LOVE coming here. Shoutout to Jake!
Nutella, PB and Marshmallow or grilled PBJ....simply the greatest. Don't care how long it takes, I will wait for my fix. Also, I never catch attitude from anyone here.
Food itself is great, but after catching serious attitude from the staff multiple times(NOT Cory himself), I decided to stop patronizing this place. One example is ordering food over the phone and the owner, Cory, takes my order, and he tells me that it will be ready no earlier than 30 mins from now because they have to get more of a type of cheese necessary to make that sandwich. When I show up 25 mins later, don't roll your eyes and say "FINALLY" when I arrive, telling me that I am 15 mins late.
They have the best grits.
When I went there months ago, the service was dog slow.
I love Cory's Grilled Cheese! They have the best bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich in town. It's no contest.
Plasticbags needs a hobby
"Must have WENT"???? How about "must have GONE". Jeez.....
I had the occasion to visit the area for the first time today. I asked around about a good place to eat lunch near the water and was told about Vickery's. But I'm sorry to say that I was not thrilled. First of all, the hostess never said a word when I walked in. She just gave me a weird look. I had to do the speaking. That should be a huge no-no. Part of her job should be greeting customers with a smile. She, honestly, was pretty unfriendly. I chose lemonade for a beverage and it was okay but tasted flat. The slaw I had was unedible. It was bitter and tasted terrible. I'm not sure if it was bad or not but I wasn't going to take a chance. I chose the fried shrimp and they were good but I was surprised at how tiny they were. The fries were lukewarm and wimpy. All in all, I spent $23 for a lunch that, in my opinion, was of far less quality than Red Lobster. I was pretty disappointed.
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