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Re: “Dukes Barbecue

i would give it zero stars if i could...their bbq is bad at best, and the service is even worse. they are not only rude, but when they mess up your order (in the drive thru), they do absolutely nothing to fix it and don't even apologize. I went through the drive through and placed my order directly with the girl at the window, and she proceeded to get it COMPLETELY wrong. Then when we called up there to tell them we got the wrong thing they said, we're about to close, next time you come back just tell them what happened and it will be on the house...then when we went back, it was far from "on the house" they actually raised their prices and now charge tax on their menu, when before it was all included (but of course they neglect to inform you that they now charge sales tax)....
as a JI resident and frequent diner at local restaurants around the area, i will never go back there, esp when i can get better service and food at multiple bbq places on the island (melvin's, smokey oak)

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Posted by cofcgrad on August 17, 2011 at 9:21 PM

Re: “HoM

By far one of the worst burger places in Charleston. The staff is AWFUL. The food is not worth the cost. If I wanted to spend $10 on a burger I would much rather go to Husk, at least there I know they are using fresh meat that isn't frozen at some point. You would think that the owners being college graduates and all would realize that this is a food and beverage town, and if they want to have expensive food it really needs to be of higher quality. They have a lot of competition with big gunz and baby bugers, and the prices there are much more reasonable. The only thing they bring to the table is Ping Pong so I can only assume this with be a hipster hangout. The only problem with that is they for sure wont be able to afford the food or the drinks. I give this dump about 8 months, that is unless they hire a real chef. Regardless, the food was bland and very unexciting. The bread was mushy, and my med-rare burger was horribly over cooked. They really need to step it up if they want to make it. Good luck boys

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Posted by yumyum843 on August 15, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Hominy Grill

Ate there for the first time after hearing they were in the "Top 10" places in the USA to eat a pancake. I don't think they make my "Top 100."

1. The pancakes seemed slightly overcooked, and not an overwhelming portion - no sides?
2. The butter provided is little, individually wrapped pats of butter. What a pain to unwrap butter pats when you are trying to eat pancakes.
3. The syrup arrived well after the pancakes. Even Waffle House brings syrup when you place your order, not as an afterthought or only on request.

On the upside, the wait staff was neat, attentive, and did bring the syrup when asked.
As others have stated, parking is, well, very hard to come by.

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Posted by ctcatches on August 12, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Bagel Nation

The restaurant needs major overhaul with cleaning and decor. The floors are mud brown with splattered paint. The walls need the holes fixed, wiped down and repainted. The tables were dirty and covered with chicken vinyl table clothes. The servers looked like they just had gotten out of bed. The lady who took our order looked like she had been rolling around in hay. Seriously! No one was friendly or even cracked a smile. My food was not edible! I had eggs that tasted like hospital food,hashbrowns that were soggy and my bagel, which was the frazzle, had burnt onions on the bottom. It was all terrible!!
The whole place needs to be shut down, restaffed with nice people, cleaned from top to bottom and repainted!
We used to have a Bagel Nation in Summerville, many years ago, and it was wonderful! So my husband and I were excited to see there was one in Mount
Pleasant and made the effort to go there during our IOP stay. We regret it and won't be back!!

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Posted by Michelle Christine on August 10, 2011 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Eurasia Café and Wine Bar

Salt, salt and more salt. And the few non-salty items were amazingly bland. Disappointing, since we loved the interior and had a great server.

Posted by flutterby on August 10, 2011 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Queen Street Grocery & Café

I agree. This place blows now. Plenty of other locals spots around, don't waste your money.

Posted by The Polish Below Us Ate My Weiner on August 8, 2011 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Blind Referee

I agree with Gatermama....service is VERY poor....AWFUL service!

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Posted by carolinawren on August 4, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Suede Supper Club

Not Swanky......Ridiculous let me just say again. RIDICULOUS!!

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Posted by NotNative on August 3, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Montreux Bar and Grill

This place is absolutely horrible. This is a definite do not go. I asked for a rum an coke and the bartender actually asked me "what's in it?". The drinks are overpriced as others have mentioned and the food is even worst. I ate the shrimp and was practically out of commission. I wouldn't recommend this place to my worst enemy. The 'relatively' new owners have run this place into the ground.

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Posted by George K. on August 2, 2011 at 11:26 PM

Re: “Suede Supper Club

This might be one of the bigger jokes in the Charleston area. Granted, the place has been updated nicely - and the dj is great - BUT, we arent in Vegas fellas. The rude doorman/bouncers with their ear pieces and tough guy attitudes is laughable. Pricey drinks and bartenders who make you feel lucky to get served doesn't last long here. Best was a fight in the parking lot at 2 AM. Mount Pleasant people! Take it to N Chuck!

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Posted by BourbonandBranch on July 24, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Re: “Coconut Joe's Beach Grill & Bar

We ate there once a few months back. Ordered the "jerk chicken". I'm a restaurant owner/manager and I hate it when customers get a slightly underdone piece of chicken and refer to it as "raw". I can find no other term to describe this chicken we received at Coconut Joe's other than RAW. It was literally cooked about 1/8" on either side. Like on the grill for 30-45 seconds, flip, 30-45 seconds on the other side. The entire center (75% of the chicken breast) was jelly raw.

The reaction of the restaurant was like it didn't matter a whole lot.

The manager offered us dessert.

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Posted by JayL on July 24, 2011 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Kim's Restaurant

When you walk into a restaurant and the smell of bleach blasts you in the face...there may be a problem.

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Posted by Native76 on July 21, 2011 at 2:02 PM

Re: “King Street Grille

I have never writen a review on establishment before, but I feel I have to after this past Sunday. So you call yourself a sports bar and your not prepared for a NATIONAL sporting event like the Woman's World Cup!!!!! I could not understand why you would not have enough wait staff on hand for an event such as this so that my friends and I, that are sitting at a table, did not have to order two beers at a time or even go to the bar and order a drink due to your wait staff being slow and under staffed. What's sad is that a few of my friends that I was sitting with kept stating that this is "typical JI King Street Grille" Also folks in my party had to litterally leave the table and look for our server to get our check once the game was over. Truly have some major concerns for this King Street Grill and its patrons come this upcoming football season. TV's great, food good, beer good if its not the second of the two you had to order at the same time thats a little warm now, and service well...... SUCKS!!!!!

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Posted by lowkey on July 19, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Bella Napoli

Reasonably priced, mediochre italian/american fare. The pasta was cooked perfectly al dente. The eggplant was soggy and loaded with stale bread crumbs. The table bread was dense and cubed; wonder bread wrapped in a black napkin and served in a basket is still wonder bread. The dipping oil was sour. The alfredo was like paste but the flavor was good. The service was slow. Everything about Bella Napoli is "eh" at best. BUT, the bf and I got to have lunch together which makes everything better.

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Posted by danadominata on July 14, 2011 at 1:49 PM

Re: “O'Brion's Pub & Grille

Would be nice if they paid better attention to their food. The jumbo wings had to be a joke as they were the smallest and driest we had ever had. Beer is on the pricey side and the staff seems to have no passion for the job or the guests.

Posted by cgarr01 on July 7, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Bushido

HORRIBLE sushi!! Went there last year, and it was okay, but went last month, and I can't believe they would even call it sushi! The rice was mushy/soggy and tasted plain- NOT sushi rice at all!! The rice was missing that distinct vinegar/sugar taste that makes sushi..Trust me, I eat sushi all the time and am actually Japanese. Spent alot of money, and it tasted like plain soggy japanese rice. HORRIBLE. AVOID AT ALL COST!!

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Posted by beans on July 5, 2011 at 7:06 PM

Re: “Bushido

If I could give this rest. no star at all I would. I had heard great things about Bushido, so I wanted to check it out! Also, I LOVE sushi and anytime I can get it past 10p is awesome and half price at that, what a treat! or so I thought! I came to Bushido for the midnight sushi deal and I had even brought some friends because I was so stoked. Well, when we got there, there was a band playing and it was more busy than I think that they could handle. We were asked to wait and told it would be about 20 min. ok....no problem. So, we sat in the lobby. about 5 min roles around and another group comes in with the same # of ppl in their party. They wait a minute and look around and then they find the mananger who then sits them at a table without any regard to the fact that we were there waiting also. At this point, we are upset and I go to the manager to ask him about it and he tells me that he had to make a "judgment" call and that group knew the band that was playing! REALLY!!!!!!! So, what you are saying is that my $ will not spend the same or I dont deserve a table in the same timely, prompt fashion because I do not know the band? Let's just say that we will not be back!

Posted by danjiPR on July 5, 2011 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Zia Taqueria

Im sick of getting fleeced in Charleston...
A side of rice for two bucks should not come in a small dixie cup.
Really, can't you provide a bowl or plate of RICE for the same price???
Was going to rate 2 stars for almost OK, but the rice thing really annoyed me.

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Posted by FOBofSC on June 30, 2011 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Zia Taqueria

Wow! Two bartenders, one with a bad attitude and the other, well, she wouldn't even make eye contact, much less take an order. Frozen Margueritas? "No," she said "the machines been broken for weeks," she said. Ahh, customer-caring management. The Salsa and the Barracho Beans were fine as long as you consider them a condiment for your Cilantro. All in all, not bad if you don't mind chronic bad attitude and cilantro....... but next time I'll go somewhere else.

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Posted by pissedoff yankee on June 29, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Big Gun Burger Shop

$9-$12 for a burger smaller than a McDonalds 79 cent burger!

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Posted by hamburgler on June 22, 2011 at 10:47 PM
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