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...
Nothing special - mediocre food, poor service and not worth the price. It's too bad really. Even gave it a second chance - bummer.
It's a good thing James Beard isn't alive to experience this "award winner." All hype. No substance. They spend more time on the logistics of filing busloads of tourists in and out than they do on their actual food. The biscuits are dry. The grits are bland. The food is overpriced. Not worth the wait even if there weren't a wait. It's the Hyman's of breakfast.
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!!
eek!! scaring me to even try this place. We are always looking to try new GOOD FOOD AND CLEAN facility.
I've only had breakfast here, but it was almost as good as waffle house and just 3 times more expensive
They have the best grits.
Claire: It is packed because most folks think the food is good. Did you have a bad experience? Did you go back? Try it again, and maybe your opinion will change. A full house usually relates to something good. And don't go when you are "high". Kinda lets folks know your personal problems.
IHOP may not have the shrimp with their grits, but definitely has better food and better service than this place...the Hyman's of comfort food describes it well. Best tourist trap is the only Best of Charleston award Hominy deserves. Zero stars!
I never take the time to write a review but this is worth saying... Black Bean Co. was THE WORST food experience I have ever had! I have never been so Angry about a restaurant experience! The service was rude, they got my order wrong and the food itself was HORRIBLE. My wrap seemed like it was pre-made and refrigerated over night because it was so tasteless, dry, with no sauce (which there was supposed to be) and barely any guacamole, and my "side" (it was the size of a salad dressing container) of pasta salad was DISGUSTING because it was frozen and clumped together, dry, and completely tasteless. I feel sick to my stomach now, because of the bad food and the fact that I WAY WAY OVER-PAID for this "food". How can this restaurant be on King St. in Charleston?! Ugh, so gross!
Very good food right beside my hotel, perfect location and great service
Awesome brunch with great shrimp and grits
The yogurt & granola are the best!
Best sandwiches around! The iced Chai tea is really, really good....
As anyone knows who has been to Toast, the service seriously lacks
Springs, you ever think that you have so many bad experiences because you're an evil wench? Being rude to your server is a great way to ensure your food takes forever. If you ever sat at my table, I'd make sure everyone else got their food before you. The tip from your one table doesn't affect my day much anyway.
BB Co is too expensive and skimpy on ingredients.
I don't see any reason for James Islanders to go there instead of Barberito's - BB Co. doesn't even offer Avocado as an ingredient! They only have Guacamole, which Barberito's also offers.
I stumbled upon these reviews while looking for a place to eat breakfast. I am AMAZED that someone (Springs) has the time, and clearly so few other interests, to write such a novel about ranch dressing. REALLY? You would be such an asset to our world if you could channel that passion for something that actual matters.
PS...regardless of your experience, how is the servers married life relevant in any way?
This little cafe is about to be little no more. They are moving to where D&B's Cheeseburger's used to be behind Walgreens, a few doors down from Mondo's Delight and Terrie's Sports Bar. I love this place and excited for them to have a bigger place to serve more locals and tourist at. They have an amazing staff, who are all so nice and sweet. I hope this restaurant continues to do well and even better once in its new place. If you have not tried them out please go and do not waste anymore time. This cozy laid back atmosphere yet superb customer service along with amazing cuisine is what I think to be the best on James Island. Rooting for this Cafe all the way!! Love this place! Keep Going and make it happen!!
Black Bean Co. disappoints with its rice-heavy + spring mix-heavy burritos that are skimpy on the main ingredients like Black Beans and Guacamole. Also: last week I ordered a burrito that didn't mention sprouts on the menu - but I got them. Yucky discovery to make when you get it back to the office.
Since I discovered Dellz Deli last night, I won't be going back to the Black Bean Co.
A previous reviewer hit the nail on the head - BB Co. costs more than Dellz, gives skimpier portions, and is simply not as good.
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