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Re: “Shem Creek Bar and Grill

"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.

Posted by Cid95 on July 26, 2016 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Red's Ice House Seabrook

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.

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Posted by Phil Blevins on July 21, 2016 at 10:22 PM

Re: “Red's Ice House Seabrook

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.

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Posted by Carol Tillman on July 21, 2016 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Zero Restaurant + Bar

This is my new favorite restaurant in the city. The food was amazing - unique, extremely well thought out and done, and an overall gastronomic delight. To top it off, the staff was knowledgeable, friendly and personable bringing together the total presentation in a way you just don't find very often. I was with a group from various locations across the country. There were numerous comments that this meal ranked at or near the very top of all meals they'd ever had - both here and abroad I couldn't have been prouder of this local gem. Can't wait to go back.

Posted by Linda Danna on July 1, 2016 at 5:50 PM

Re: “Montreux Bar and Grill

Warning: please do not go to this place. I have been here three times and each time there has been some kind of drama surrounding the bar area. I have never been in any kind of altercation at a bar and unfortunately the general manager at the bar was completely rude and classless.. Please do not waste your time and energy coming to this place, Downtown Summerville has a lot more to offer than the terrible service given here. Overall, very displeased and appalled by the low level of professionalism and service at this place.

Posted by mjared32 on June 23, 2016 at 9:12 PM

Re: “Poogan's Porch

Never ate there and probably never will but you ignorant people who write reviews really need to edit before hitting "send'. Your spelling and grammar is atrocious. I hope that if you can afford a meal out that you all have at least a 2nd grade education......

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Posted by J C on June 23, 2016 at 6:44 PM

Re: “Philly's Cheesesteaks

Philly born and raised. This place takes a backseat to no one. I have never had a better cheesesteak. Period.

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Posted by RS2494 on June 18, 2016 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Philly's Cheesesteaks

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!

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Posted by febrezeduckie on June 18, 2016 at 8:49 AM

Re: “McCrady's

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.

Posted by Bookworm MD on June 12, 2016 at 8:24 PM

Re: “Taste of Thai

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!

Posted by rayf on June 7, 2016 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Roadside Seafood

absolutely beautiful food and well prepared my only caveat is a little salty but i got everything fried so thats probably my problem.

Posted by bigideal0904 on June 6, 2016 at 11:19 AM

Re: “The Royal American

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.

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Posted by harry2803 on May 30, 2016 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Long Island Cafe

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.

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Posted by George Hill 1 on May 29, 2016 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

I see people still love to hate Halls. It is a great Restaurant and I wish I could afford it more.

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Posted by martin stuart on May 23, 2016 at 10:01 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

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.

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Posted by harry2803 on May 22, 2016 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

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!

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Posted by JChas on May 21, 2016 at 1:14 AM

Re: “Roadside Seafood

Absolutely my favorite seafood restaurant in Charleston!! Great food, excellent service and owned by a local family. Go try it and get hooked.

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Posted by Lori Simpson on May 18, 2016 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Republic Garden and Lounge

Luv this place and the outdoor bar!

Posted by harry2803 on May 17, 2016 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Black Bean Co.

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!!

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Posted by lovdonton on May 14, 2016 at 6:32 PM

Re: “Republic Garden and Lounge

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.

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Posted by localhutch on May 11, 2016 at 12:30 PM
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