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Comment Archives: Locations: Bars + Clubs: Music Venue

Re: “Manny's Neighborhood Grille

Manny's Mediterranean Cafe on George St has the best Gyros I have had in years - fresh and delicious - a must. Great service and a very comfortable experience - can't wait to go back for more

Posted by bh on September 12, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Smokey's Place Sports Bar and Grill

A rip off place. Owner and staff. Beware. Smokie is a big time rip off. Be careful. If you walk into that place. Don't be alone. That guy is a rip off. He's proud of being a thief..What a cock sucker. Taking advantage of a bar. He should be shut down. Police should shut him down for being so crooked.

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Posted by Nicholas Blanchard on August 30, 2013 at 3:04 AM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

"It's a steak house, idiots. You know what you'll pay, you know what you'll get. Not one person (that I've read) said the food was bad.
What an idiotically small town Charleston is.
Go to your rooms, children."

No, nobody said the food was "bad" but most everyone says the food is way overpriced and the atmosphere is lousy. Look at the top comments for this joint, EVERY one is negative. Look at the top comment, are 74 out of 100 people "fake" or "idiots" because they have a correct opinion of the place. Seems you need to take your own advice about that room, addy.

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Posted by LindaCHS on August 21, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

So let me get this straight, it's the positive reviews that are the fake ones? Heh. Despite the reviews of being RUFIED, the owner engaged in "either sex or drugs" in the bathroom, the audaciousness of a restaurant being noisy, the incredibly, unutterably rude friendliness of the host, the outrageous ("but mid-priced for steak houses nationwide") prices, and the "OK food." Heh. Ha! Seems to me that there is a serious movement afoot to smear this place.
My favorite: "a girl who works in our office who's roommates with a hostess at Halls says..." Really? REALLY? You, sir or ma'am, have posted in this thread 4x smearing Halls, so your twice removed hearsay really won me over.
It's a steak house, idiots. You know what you'll pay, you know what you'll get. Not one person (that I've read) said the food was bad.
What an idiotically small town Charleston is.
Go to your rooms, children.

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Posted by landsnark on August 21, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

"The service was attentive without being annoying. 3 of us are vegetarians and loved the scrumptious offerings at this 'steak; restaurant. Great cocktails and an extensive wine list rounded out the experience."

"Our personal experience with Hall's is one of complete enjoyment of the food, the staff, and the over-all experience. Come join us for one of our City's best dinner establishments."

"All of my friends agree. This is the GO TO place in Charleston for steak."

This is not how real people talk. I'm inclined to agree with JDChas.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on August 18, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Re: “The Mezz

Met someone online and he took me here on our "1st Date". GREAT JOB!! Great ambiance for a girl who loves Jazz and is all about setting the perfect atmosphere. Beautiful upscale restaurant with Live Jazz playing in the upstairs of the two story restaurant. Very classy just like me. Perfect for the Classy, Sassy Girl from California!!

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Posted by Rosiland Kaiser on August 18, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

Thats funny, a girl who works in our office who's roommates with a hostess at Halls says that employees are encouraged to post glowing reviews of the restaurant on a list of websites given out by the Hall family. They have gone over this during employee meetings. The previous poster got it right about these random 5 star reviews.

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Posted by JChas on August 17, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

The five of us dined upstairs for Father's Day and we couldn't have had a better prepared, more flavorful meal. The service was attentive without being annoying. 3 of us are vegetarians and loved the scrumptious offerings at this 'steak; restaurant. Great cocktails and an extensive wine list rounded out the experience. If I had to make one complaint, it would be that the desserts were massive and we could have shared and would have appreciated that suggestion from our server. In a town full of amazing restaurants, this will be a repeat.

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Posted by SusieQ on August 17, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

Jesus Christ. Eat your steak at home. Do not pay someone to grill it for you. Unless you are in Chicago or NYC...don't go to a steakhouse.

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Posted by Paul Cheney on August 13, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

Based on all comments, odds are about 50-50 that you will NOT enjoy your meal at Halls Chophouse and pay too much to boot. As to the 3 star rating, it is actually less than that as some negative comments did not post a star at all and were not included in the calculations.

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Posted by Justsaying on August 13, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

All the negative reviews are correct. My two main criticisms are overpriced for what you get (have been to fine steakhouses throughout the US, Halls falls in the midrange for what are top dollar prices) and the creepy family who comes by your table and interrupts you it seems like every 10 minutes. If I'm going to pay those prices I want to enjoy my meal.

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Posted by LindaCHS on August 11, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

Went to Hall's recently with a party of six and I must admit, everyone had a great meal. Don't quite understand all the negative comments. One of the owners came by once to say hi but other than that no harassment like you read in most of the reviews. They are a little pricey, but anyone would no this with a little research..definitely would go back again.

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Posted by suuuper on August 10, 2013 at 3:19 AM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

Wow. These reviews are terrible. I have eaten at Halls over 25 times and have NEVER had a bad meal and have NEVER had bad service. The owners seem to really care about the end product and are very nice. All of my friends agree. This is the GO TO place in Charleston for steak. Khai Mahala

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Posted by Khai on August 9, 2013 at 8:20 AM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

I cannot stand Halls, it's a fake uppidy place for tourists. If you like paying twice the money for a drink, and being rubbed on by the elephants that go in there it's perfect for you. Also if you like being creeped on by the weirdo sons there it's just additional icing on the cake.

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Posted by Ck131 on August 6, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Re: “La Hacienda

I am very disappointed in the Down Town Charleston La Hacienda Restaurant. I enter the establishment on July 17th with prospective customers for a lunch . To my surprise the Bar area had just been fleshly painted with a Red Varnish. After have the paint stick to my brand new White Shirt, i informed the Manager Pablo who tried to explain to me i should not have touched the Bar because it was wet. "A little late after i have done so, don't you think?"

Either way, this indecent could have been prevented by tapping of the area with a NOTICE of WET PAINT like most restaurant that care about there costumer. This action was completely Negligent by the restaurant. After speaking with the Manager he assured me if the Paint could not be remove by the Cleaners, La Hacienda would pay for the Shirt. After 3 Calls, 2 visits Management and the Owner has decided to ignore my complaint.

This will now become a legal matter, for much more. For this I give them a rating of ZERO!!!

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Posted by ccap294 on July 31, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

I find these reviews a bit confusing. First, we have these reviews of a rather overpriced, over friendly steak house, with mediocre food and high prices. Then we have the complete opposite thoughts of 5 star rated experiences. Nothing in between. I start to wonder if the 5 star are being sent in by friends or owners of Halls. If you really want to put them in their place, join Trip Advisor and review the place. If you had a good time, tell them. If it was not so great an adventure, let them know. I've been there, and it was over priced and very underwhelming. I told Trip Advisor and felt I had done a justice to those who will consider visiting in the future. If you are going to spend over $100.00 per person in this town, the visit needs to outstanding in every respect.

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Posted by localhutch on July 30, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

It is a shithall.

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Posted by Therealdan McKelvey on July 26, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

These people are about the weirdest family I've met in the restaurant business. The dad has no personality and never says more than 3 words, the mom looks like she's from another century and is always so old and tired looking and the the two sons constantly come by your table to see what your eating, like staring at your food and watching you eat. The slick looking son always has this grin plastered on his face and takes after his dad in that he only has a vocabulary of about 10 words. I have to go there for business dinners every month or so, and most everyone complains or has comments on the family members. Alot of locals don't go there because of complaints about the family being overbearing. They do well with tourists though.

58 of 74 people like this.
Posted by JChas on July 26, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Home Team BBQ

charles robinson. we would love the chance to have you in again. we love people who love to dine with us and those who dont as well...keep on truckin and we will do our best to do the same. happy trails in the charleston culinary world.

Posted by aaron siegel on July 25, 2013 at 3:00 AM

Re: “Tattooed Moose, JI

I personally like the place. Never had trouble with the service. We really like the wings, as they are huge and spiced just right. But the sandwiches are to die for! Where else can you get duck, pork belly, wonderful Reubens, and other well prepared meats in a great bun? I come down from Summerville a couple of times a month just to eat there. Around Happy Hour, expect to wait on an inside table. Families are there, as well as college kids, and everything in between. The duck fries are unique to the Moose, and are delicious. I'll definitely be back. I hope those who did not like their first experience try them again.

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Posted by localhutch on July 24, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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