Definitely my pick for a restaurant serving local ingredients and Lowcountry food. The servers aren't always the most friendly, but you get a lot for your money.
Love this place! The staff is friendly and accommodating! My family and I usually go in for an early dinner...the orange burger is our favorite! I was pleasantly surprised to find out they do half price burgers on Tuesday nights. Then today I learned they do bottomless mimosas on Sundays, which was a great treat for my girlfriends and I! We needed a place like this on our side of town, and I'm glad we finally have one!
Well made Italian food, nice atmosphere/location. Really nice wine selection. I'd say it lived up to our expectations, which were fairly high.
We agreed that we've had better Italian, but this is a close second.
There is room for improvement... our server rushed us and seemed disinterested in describing the dishes, for example.
Great place for a pint o' beer... good atmosphere for hanging with friends (4+ stars). The food is good, but not wow, fairly typical (3 stars).
Great food. Great staff. Great atmosphere. Went here for dinner and plan on trying the lunch menu soon.
I ordered a special that they had that included vegetables and scallops--my favorite. The dish portion was huge (gave me three meals for the price of one), and quite delicious. However, I did have to wait for a while because the first dish I received wasn't the one I'd originally ordered. Honest mistake, and the manager made sure that I was fine with everything, so the service was great as well.
great beer selection, great games to play while there, always have every game on TV, and there is always a ton of good looking coed's there.
Went on a Wensday evening. I have to say Im glad I did, though there were flaws. First of all the service was SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW. And I mean Slow. As an App I had the Mussles. The broth was fantastic, but were slightly overcooked. My wife had the Scallop Gratinee, which is exactly the same as Rue de Jean, though the Haricot Verts were better. As my main I had the Shrimp and Crab, which was wonderful, but didnt live up to the "spicy" label. Also, the dish it was served in had a quarter sized chip in it. After our meal we had the Creme Brulee, safe I know but a good brulee is a weakness of mine. and it was good. Overall worth a trip, just expect to take some time over dinner, and longer waiting for the check
We ate here for the first time because it was close to the movie theatre. We will DEFINITELY go back!
the starter bread was delicious - had to stop myself from gorging on it.
I had a simple parmesan crusted chicken breast with field greens on top. A small plate (figuring on popcorn later, you know!) and it was perfect! My husband had the seafood mac and cheese - the shrimp were PERFECTLY cooked. Most places overcook their shrimp - and it would be easy to do in a casserole type dish. These were wonderful.
Our friends had a chicken pasta and shrimp and grits. Both loved them - We were all members of the clean plate club!
Pretty decent service - but really, we were there before 6:00 p.m. - the restaurant was so not busy. We thought the prices were reasonable, too.
I said to my husband and friends, we can go back - and not even if we're going to a movie! This is high praise, as we live on James Island and this is slightly out of our way!
Saturday night was a rockin' dance scene at Molly Darcy's with The Sneakers Band. The recently renovated pub (old Meritage) has a nice patio bar in the back and a great "people-watching" patio in the front. Didn't get a chance to eat but I'll be sure to go back for some Irish grub. The owners were present and super accessible to guests.
As usual parking downtown can be a nightmare, i.e. stuffing rolled up bills in a slot in a shaky little plastic phone booth type structure in the dark was not much fun. However that's not the Pub's fault. I do wish the City would install machines that spit out a receipt to place on your dash like Roanoke VA does. But that's enough "skyebabble"...
First off the atmosphere is perfect for a date. The wine choice is excellent as well. The last time we went there though I had the lasagna and the bottom was burnt... The other times that we have been there though the food has been really good. I like that they have live jazz music as well.
rayjay is a pissed-and-bitter out-of-towner who was so juvenile that he pouted and asked for the remainder of his dinner order to go and did not leave a tip, even after the staff explained the situation to him (I was a regular local patron at the bar that night as well). This is an awesome hangout and highly favored by locals and visitors alike.
We usually go downtown to meet out in-laws at the other location, but since we live closer to here, we've gone here the past few times. We like the one downtown, we love this one. While the menu is the same (a little variety or daily specials would be a sweet addition to these places), the food in my opinion is slightly better. The space is bigger and you aren't as on top of each other as you are downtown. They bring two salsas, the standard tomato based which has a real nice kick to it, and a raw onion, tomato, cilantro concoction that blows my socks off every time. Recently we went there and had the steak ranchero, tamales, and a taco for the kids. Great stuff, almost more food than we could handle without sacrificing quality, well cooked and plated. Although there is too much meat to be authentic, I'm sure the most will not mind how generous they are. The prices are simply dirt cheap for that type of quality. When I can feed a family of four for 30 bucks and the wife can get a margarita with it (3 bucks from 4-7 Tues - Thurs), this Summerville location is a winner. Service was friendly, loose, and not intrusive. My only comment is that in an open kitchen, hide the microwaves! The effect of the gas stove in the front is lost when you can see them around the corner.
It is wonderful to see a locally-owned restaurant in Summerville serving healthy food options. Summerville needed this! On my visit, I had a tasty strawberry and field greens salad. The two who joined me for lunch loved their dishes, too. Looking forward to going back!
Some of the most legit BBQ in charleston. Wednesday is rib day, definitely hit it up! The sides are stellar and the cornbread is soft and moist. Didn't need any sauce at all, i did put some hot sauce on the collards though, mostly because i can't have a meal without hot sauce...
We visited Uno Mas on a Monday evening and they weren't very busy. It was our first time eating there, and we had seen a few bad reviews online, and some good reviews. We didn't know what to expect. But, we loved it. My husband had Spicy coconut shrimp (served on a grit-cake) and I had Mexican Spaghetti (fettuccine with a tomato-cream sauce with shrimp). The flavors were wonderful. My husband ate every morsel of his, and I brought home a small box because I couldn't eat it all and didn't want to waste a single bite. Please don't believe the bad reviews. We had excellent service and an enjoyable experience. We will be going back and recommending it to our friends.
All you can eat local oysters on Sundays. $10. Yes.
Lunch menu is excellent! If you like it spicy, this is the place. I've had the Jumbalaya, Shrimp Etouffee, and BBQ sandwich. All were great. My only suggestion for Cheri's is to stay open later! Hard to stop by and pick up something for dinner when they close at 6. Extend your hours to 7 and you will probably see more business.
Good grief, Taco Boy---did you guys make someone mad? That's the only reason I can see for the litany of awful reviews here. So, you wouldn't find Taco Boy in Houston. I'm glad to know all Mexican-ish restaurants in Houston are perfect. I'm also glad to know it is the pinnacle of Mexican cuisine. Who knew?
What Taco Boy is not:
1. Authentic Mexican.
2. Overpriced (Have you guys eaten anywhere in Charleston? How much cheaper can you make a taco when its ingredients go beyond the basics?)
3. A five-star gourmet establishment.
Taco Boy is a great spot for happy hour, lunch, or dinner (sorry--never tried brunch). The general decor is clever and eco-friendly, and the ambience is sort of lively yet laid-back. Yes, there are college kids (because some college kids are old enough to drink and all of them are old enough to eat), but there are also 30-something singles, parents with children, and everything else.
There aren't a ton of tourists (yay!) because it is, admittedly, in a sketchy area. Don't leave anything of value in your car, and don't hang out unnecessarily by the side of the road. Biking to this area at night seems imprudent to me, but I still see people doing it.
The service is generally okay--usually, great; other times, not so much. The food is very consistent. Guac is awesome. Considering you get a vat of it, I don't think it's too expensive. Frankly, every Mexican restaurant I've ever been to has better salsa, so don't feel bad about skipping it.
The Taco Boy Salad (Note: Not to be confused with a Taco Salad, which isn't even on the menu) is fantastic. I order it frequently as a meal, and that's something I never do anywhere else. The slice of Tres Leches is huge, and the michelada (Tex/Mex style beer) is not to be missed.
This is a great place for groups, with ample parking and long tables that can hold quite a crew.
Give it a try. At least go for cocktails. And if you hate it, stay home. I'll be happy to take your place in the courtyard.
Craig D, you're talking about Thai House. But Taste of Thai is awesome!!
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