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Re: “The Mustard Seed

So disappointed in our meal tonight. Veggies way over salted. Fish over cooked. Crab cakes mostly filler, very little crab. Have had better meals at Huddle House. Easily worst restaurant east of Pacific. Hipster waiter only told us about specials he liked, said others "weren't good." Avoid Mt. Pleasant location.

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Posted by scmama on August 9, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Bambu

Worst food experience I have ever had at this restaurant. It all started out with a simple misunderstanding about the menu. It all finished with me vowing to never go back again.

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Posted by lloyd brock on July 22, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Bambu

This was the worst restaurant I have ever eaten at. I have never had a worse dining experience in my life. First, the waitress tried to upsell everything to us, and kept pushing us to order more, it was very uncomfortable. Secondly, they failed to tell us that rolls were half price because it was happy hour. We had no idea, and our friend came in randomly, and told us about the deal we were missing out on. We felt pretty cheated, they deliberately hid the deal from us, because they wanted to charge us full price. Two rolls were $24 which is a total rip off. Then, my wife asked to cancel one of her rolls as she had ordered too much, they would not allow her to cancel it, they said it was already made, when it was right after she ordered. It was really crazy. Lastly, when we came to pay, I used a $20 groupon I had purchased plus cash, it was 100% valid and purchased recently, they refused to take it saying it was only good at certain times of day?? It was completely ridiculous! I have never had a worse experience at any restaurant, in my life!

Do not eat here, they are crooks and it is a terrible atmosphere. I cannot stress this enough, don't waste your money here. They were really sneaky about the half off. When we asked our waitress about the half off deal she got very offended and told us that you had to sit in a certain section of the restaurant to get the deal. This was after we had gotten the huge bill. It was absolutely unbelievable.

Stay away from this place at all costs.

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Posted by JamesHayterCook on July 18, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Re: “King Street Grille

This place on a Saturday is ridiculous. They charge 5$ cover fee to have to wait at the bar and get served like 20 mins later. Who does this 5$ go to? That stuck up little club promoter who thinks his stuff doesn't stink. GET RID OF THAT GUY!!! I will take my business elsewhere.

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Posted by FoodLover18 on July 4, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

After spending a good deal of time and money at this restaurant, Halls finally showed us their true colors. Dont be fooled by their fake charm like we did. They need a security doorman at the front to handle the drunk unruly patrons who insult and fall over other customers. I felt like i was at a Biker Bar. The Halls and their staff are ineffective and inexperienced to deal with this. I have been to numerous steakhouses over the last 25 years and this would never occur there . Do yourself a favor, go to Oak and be treated properly and professionaly everytime, in addition to getting a much better quality meal.

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Posted by chasdiner on June 27, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Wings Neighborhood Bar & Grill

Ordered take out wings last night from Wings and they had a problem with their credit card processing system. So they just kept swiping my card and eventually gave up and wrote up a manual slip. Lo and behold the next morning I had been charged 5 TIMES on my credit card. Definitely won't be using a credit card if I ever go there again! Now I have a huge mess to straighten out with them and my bank.

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Posted by chucktown4ever on June 4, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Loggerhead's Beach Grill

Ever wonder why the people around here hate those from New Jersey?
Spend some time with the owners of this place and you will know why.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on May 22, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Re: “Snapper Jack's Seafood & Raw Bar

Wow where do I start with this nightmare. I am a pretty easy going guy, rarely send food back or complain. It was a busy Friday night at Folly Beach but Snapper jacks wasn't too busy, we waited at the bar, had a good beer and were seated at the table in about 10 minutes. After about 20 minutes our drinks were about gone and we were curious where our waitress was, the hostess found her sitting at the next table next to us with friends, I had noticed her there when we sat down, she was there the entire 20 minutes and laughing with the friends I didn't think she was a waitress. The waitress, Lauren, came over and took our drink order, we ordered soon after and that's where the nightmare started. After about an hour we wondered what had happened to our food, there really wasn't many people eating in this place. About an hour 15 one plate came out, and it took another 15 minutes to get the rest. my chicken was paper thin, cold and dry as rubber, whatever the flatbread shrimp thing was was burned on the bottom and the Salmon was 1/2 inch wide and 3 inches long, for $18 REALLY!!, I have had bigger and better Salmon at Sams as a sampler. The only decent plate was the fried shrimp, tough to screw that up. I gave my plate back to Lauren the waitress and our friend returned the burned flatbread thing and asked for an appetizer which she got quick, it was only shrimp dip, pretty bland btw. The manager came over about 15 minutes later, his name was Jay, he did the typical manager "i'm sorry but I really don't care" routine and said he would look into why our food was so bad, so late and so separated in delivery, I didn't expect to see him again and I wasn't disappointed. So after the chicken and flatbread thing was removed we still owed almost $100 between 4 people, friggen insane for the night we had in that place. I have been in Charleston for almost 20 years and have never had such an experience. We will never go back there, and I tell everyone I know the same, I hope tourists read this and stay clear as well. Lauren find another job, maybe involving a pole, Jay I heard there's a opening at McDonalds, you're a poor excuse for a manager, you weren't that busy you couldn't take care of paying customers

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Posted by CharlestonDawgy on May 19, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Butcher & Bee

This place is like eating at a food truck. It's a small menu with trendy food that is a bit pricy for what it is and not that tasty. Save yourself some money and go to Five Loaves and get a salad and sandwich for the same price.

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Posted by freedrinksforall on May 14, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Sermet's Downtown

One of the worst experiences I've had at any restaurant downtown. Went on a Saturday while shopping on King St. with a party of 5, and 3 of us had problems with our entree's. The fish I had was burnt on the underside, while a friend of mine had chicken that tasted raw and flavorless. Just awful in every respect and the management did not seem to much care when he came to our table, thinking we were a bunch of tourists he'd never see again. Little does he know we are all local foodies with a wide network of friends. They do not have a good reputation with locals is evident after talking to people about this, its evident they are out to grab the tourist shoppers on King St., and could care less if they come back.

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Posted by LindaCHS on April 18, 2014 at 12:39 AM

Re: “Stars Restaurant Rooftop and Grill Room

My boyfriend and I ate dinner here a few weeks ago on a romantic getaway to Charleston. We chose Stars because the menu sounded good, the weather was nice, and they have a rooftop bar. We made a reservation, were seated promptly by a friendly hostess, and were excited to try the many delicious-sounding menu options.

Our high expectations were not met, unfortunately. It was extremely loud inside the restaurant, to the point of not being able to hear each other screaming across our small two-person table. Additionally, the bruschetta and flounder tasted like the Dead Sea. I didn't have high blood pressure when I went here, but I could very well have left with it, considering the ridiculous amount of salt in these dishes. Upon "finishing" our meal, and sending nearly the entire plates of food back to the kitchen, no one bothered to ask us if there was anything wrong with the food.

The lesson I have learned from this experience is as follows: if you want a fun drink and a cool rooftop atmosphere, this is the place to go, but if you want a delicious and romantic meal, look elsewhere to one of the many fabulous Charleston restaurants.

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Posted by ELS1013 on April 1, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Cha Cha's Mexican Grill

The service at this place is terrible. Ive been there about 3 or 4 times because the food is decent, but I doubt ill be going back. I went there this past weekend and watched people on the right and left arrive after me and get get served over and over at the half filled bar...you seriously have to wave down one of the girls behind the bar just to get a drink or place and order. So after it took twenty five minutes for my order to come I just got it to go and left. Great way to lose business but maybe theyre not too concerned about that.

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Posted by suuuper on March 26, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Re: “Page's Okra Grill

I am so confused by these reviews... Local food? You mean pancakes and fried chicken? This place is GROSS and for some reason always packed and therefore incredibly slow. I could see it being awesome if I was completely high or it was 3am or something. But then I'd rather have Waffle House's fresh local waffle or hashbrowns.

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Posted by Claire OB on February 14, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Bay Street Biergarten

if you are a mindless zombie who follows fads while neglecting quality, you might like this place. if you have even a whisker of taste, you won't waste your time. the food is terrible, the beer is overpriced, there is NOTHING german about it. the only thing they have going is the fact that it is new. it is located next to the projects so don't get jumped while you walk back to your car since there isn't adequate parking. actually, you might be better getting a colt .45 and hanging out on the corner. at least you won't wast too much money. i'd give them some credit for the decor, but it looked the same before the joint was purchased by the current owners. basically it will be one of those places where anyone local will stop going to within a month, and anyone still caught there will be made fun of. look at any of the reviews of this place, google, tripadvisor, etc. they all say the same thing.

P.S. i thought the point of going to a bar was having someone else pour your drinks

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Posted by Dr. Steve Brule on January 24, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Triangle Char and Bar

the smoking option is the ONLY attraction. Better to just quit smoking!

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Posted by Tim Baker on January 12, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Bàsico

This was a restaurant week ripoff. A friend tipped me off to this place, and described it as a sort of tapas bar that had really good selection of smaller foods. The tacos were excellent, and it was a good time. I reviewed the restaurant week menu, and thought it would be worth a try.

Last night I went out to a relatively uncrowded place on the public side. The end result, poor service, decent food, and an expensive check. By far, the service was the worst thing going here. Three times I ran out of water. This place is small, and there are not many tables. There should be no excuse for not getting a refill. Having to ask for a refill is in bad form. I had to do this twice. The appetizers were ok, but not thing to write home about. The main course, we got the taco appetizer and the enchiladas. When you see four tacos on a menu for a main course, you would assume that they would indeed be tacos. This was not the case. The tacos were the size of a mason jar lid. Estimate 3" diameter, and these were "tacos". While some were good, they were definitely not mind blowing, and not at all filling. My enchiladas were okay, but nothing mind blowing. For our dessert, the churros were good, but again not mind blowing.

This resulted in a check of around $45 and at best I would say we received $30 of food. The service was terrible, I can't recommend this place to anyone. Other wait staff were decent, from what I could overhear they did a fine job. Even with that being removed, the food was overpriced for what we paid. We won't be back. I suggest you stay away. If you do intend to go, be prepared to fight for parking as a result of your efforts.

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Posted by trogdor on January 10, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Re: “The Mustard Seed

@ coachz Three Michelin stars. Are you retarded. This place is O.K. at best.

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Posted by F Cubed on January 8, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Re: “McCrady's

I will have to agree with the new years review we thought we would give the place a try thinking that since it was new years it would be extra special. What an absolute waste of money. Our new years was ruined due to the bland over expensive dinner that we had at McCradys. It is sad when you are sitting at a 7 course dinner at $150 a person and thinking maybe you should have just paid $100 for an open bar and h'ordeuvres elsewhere with more of an atmosphere and live entertainment.

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Posted by driver15 on January 3, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Re: “McCrady's

I was at McCrady's last night, New Years Eve 2013, for dinner with my date. The food was absolutely awful (it was a 7 course chef's tasting menu). Each plate was priced at $150 for a total of $300 for both of us, or so we thought. Our waiter asked us if we wanted to have wine that complimented each course, which we did. At the fourth course, we were so disappointed in the quality of the food that we elected to leave without having the last two courses. The food was that bad. I was stunned at the poor quality, and the experienced ruined our New Years Eve celebration. So when our bill came, we were charged almost $600 dollars for the disaster that was McCrady's restaurant. That's right, $600 dollars for two people. I am a resident of this area, and I can say that the meal we had at McCrady's restaurant was the worst I have ever had. I would not even to be able to rate this experience as a one star.

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Posted by grappler on January 1, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Bluerose Café

While our brunch today at Bluerose was good, if unremarkable, from a culinary perspective, the service was shockingly bad. I met a number of girlfriends who were visiting from out of town. We had two babies and a toddler in our party. While the babies made a typical mess (crumbs on the floor around their highchairs and napkins that had fallen to the floor), it was not extraordinary. Toward the close of our meal, a man came out and handed me a push sweeper and told me to "clean up our mess or pay extra." Dining with children, I always pick up after them (we were still seated with plates on the table at this point), and I typically leave a generous tip for the server to compensate him or her for having to deal with any mess left behind. Here, in a room full of other patrons, my friends and I were left, stunned, to clean the carpet. In perfect fairness, the waiter who served us for the majority of the meal was lovely and as this incident wasn't his fault, I didn't withhold a tip.

I live in the neighborhood, and try to eat out predominately at local restaurants. I'm also typically relatively forgiving of minor glitches or service errors, but I have never felt so unwelcome at a restaurant. I will not be returning, and I plan on sharing my experience with all of my friends, particularly those with children so that they don't suffer the same humiliating experience.

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Posted by Rebecca Key Johnson on December 30, 2013 at 10:03 PM
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