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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Breakfast

Re: “Hominy Grill

What passes for good food here is better comedy than most of what you'll get at Theatre 99. I assume the head chef makes only sporadic visits. Or maybe he's in line with all the overweight tourists outside. Someone needs to tell him he doesn't need to wait out there; he can go on back to the kitchen and take over the reins from that stoned CofC student. Seriously, Denny's makes a better biscuit. Who cares, right? You've got a cash cow. James Beard would be so proud!

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Posted by lizard man on September 13, 2011 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Hominy Grill

My coworkers and I ate here today while checking off items from your 101 list. I have only ever been here for breakfast, which I loved.
The patio is now closed in. I, personally don't like it. I loved the patio. It was like a secret hideway from the tourists.
The food was lackluster. I ordered the club and I could have had the same sandwich anywhere. My coworker ordered the shrimp and grits (which were very good) but are only offered at a dinner portion for $16.95 at lunch.
The service was the real issue. Our waiter seemed bothered to be serving us. Rushed us through the meal and everytime he spoke he seemed annoyed we were even there. We all work in the hospitality industry as well and know you have to give the customers a reason to return. Average food and poor service are not a reason.

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Posted by uenvyme on August 17, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Hominy Grill

My last two visits for lunch have been so disappointing. Servers are zombie-like with no interaction or introduction. Just walk up and say "there's the special board. Ready to order?" Bloody mary's had to be sent back because they were basically tomato flavored water. Cheese grits had virtually no hint of cheese. It's been embarrassing because both times I was entertaining guests for their first time at a well known restaurant in charleston. Come on, guys, don't slip now.

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Posted by Bethwoff on August 15, 2011 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Black Bean Co.

Great food, but definitely not for the cost conscious.

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Posted by avande1882 on March 3, 2011 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Hominy Grill

Went to the Sunday brunch yesterday. Not as good as it was cracked up to be. The salmon patties had little salmon in them and for a "home cooking" touted place our food came out surprisingly fast. Fast is not such a bad thing but to us fast does not necessarily mean home cooking which is what we expected. The shrimp and grits were over priced at $17 and were also not what we expected and all three dishes were bland. Overall, may give it another shot but not anytime soon.

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Posted by barnone on August 23, 2010 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Cory's Grilled Cheese

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.

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Posted by palmettogal on March 13, 2015 at 11:58 AM

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 C OB on February 14, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Bluerose CafĂ©

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

Re: “Mozzo

Obvious shill above, this place gets one star for despicable marketing tactics.

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Posted by mustbe on November 9, 2013 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Black Bean Co.

Very Slow delivery and they never get my orders right. I think i need to find a new place to get delivery.. Plus they dont give much to eat.

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Posted by Surfer592 on March 12, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Black Bean Co.

Every time we have had Black Bean deliver to us they always forget several items from our order and we never get a receipt as well. Worst delivery. Always getting the order wrong. Called back to tell them and they just put me on hold and I've already been waiting over 10 minutes. Enjoy their food but getting it delivered is just a complete waste and a nightmare.

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Posted by Jessie Everidge on March 10, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Re: “Black Bean Co.

Never consistent with food or service. Service is always rude. Always leaving something off especially on the salads. Gives a lot of greens but never enough toppings and for $10.80 let's get real. Would love to eat there again but being let down time and again I not worth getting angry every time!

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Posted by Tammy C Smith on August 14, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Folly Beach Shrimp Company

Watch your card...witness the vanishing waiter!....We waited with our empty plates and glasses for over 45 minutes. Finally we walked up to the bar where four employees gathered to talk instead of noticing we no longer had a waiter. I asked them where our waiter was...their response "ugh I dunno I just got here"....I left a crappy tip...I should not have left one at all. Three days later they put a larger tip on my credit card!....tis a shame the food was good..perhaps one day they will find people who want to work.

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Posted by cyn5 on August 21, 2011 at 3:13 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: “The Bagel Shop

went into the bagel shop two times and ordered egg sandwiches both times they were delivered to me wrapped in tinfoil with no wax paper so the sandwiches became soggy and wet. I thought to myself if they are to cheap use wax paper i wonder what other corners their cutting. my wife received the turkey panini which came highly recommended by the staff, the sandwich came out and was cold in the middle, the turkey tasted like it had been sitting in A bucket for a few days. overall highly disatisfied, cut my losses at 15 bucks and decided that would be the last time. if your thinking about going here do yourself a favor and go to bagel nation, this place won't be around long.

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Posted by staffscreen on September 28, 2010 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Hominy Grill

overated. head to Jestine's

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Posted by ncspartan on August 26, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Re: “Hominy Grill

Tons of crab shell in the she-crab soup...I expect a little shell now and then in the average bowl of she-crab, but this was like eating a bowl of bones covered in a creamy liquid. I'm lucky I didn't break my teeth. Also, the waitress was crazy slow. I had to get up out of my chair like four times to get the check and then again to get my credit card back. Will not return.

Posted by NobodyUKnow on July 27, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Re: “Mozzo

I stopped in to get a sandwich recently. I stood at the counter ready to order for 10 minutes until someone finally asked me what I wanted. They need a more organized process for ordering. The person that made my sandwich was a young guy (maybe 17 or 18) and was not friendly at all. The sandwich was very bland because he forgot to add 2 ingredients. I ordered a tea but had to wait for someone to refill the container. They won't be there long if too many other people have this experience. Too many other good restaurants in Mount Pleasant.

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Posted by surveywork9876 on September 14, 2009 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Rita's Seaside Grille

service not

Posted by geechie54 on August 25, 2009 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Rita's Seaside Grille

Love the location, decent menu, but very, very poor service. We had to ask another waitress twice where our waitress was. She even came out once, looked at us as we tried to nod her over, and walked right back in! we politely paid our bill and left. I think this place has great potential, but a word to the manager: Meet with your staff and emphasize customer service above all else. Without this key ingredient most restaurants eventually fail...

Posted by clemsonMUSC on August 18, 2009 at 1:26 PM
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