Yet another failed attempt at the restaurant/bar hybrid. The food is piss poor, place smells like spilled liquor, bad lighting, and loud as a steam engine. AVOID!
All of my friends highly recommended Poe's as the best burger in town. We went there on a weekday afternoon to try it out. I ordered a burger medium-well and my girlfriend ordered hers medium rare... two totally different burgers. When I got mine, I cut it in half and realized it was rare. My girlfriends was well done. I sent my undercooked, cut in half burger, back nd when it was returned it was the SAME burger! They re-cooked my cut-in-half burger along with the cheese, onion straws and BBQ sauce that was already on it - AND it was still undercooked (they couldn't cook it on both sides because of the garnishes!) When I called the server over to tell her it was STILL undercooked she said "Well, what do you want it to look like??" Needless to say, this was my first and last visit to Poe's!!
This place sucks; terrible sound, bad bartenders, and it's usually overcrowded.
Terrible service!! I came in for lunch, the waitress barely noticed me even though it was not busy. She was to busy talking to other workers. When my order came she forgot my condiments so I got them myself from the bar along with my drink. Tried it again at night, very cramped and lots of elderly. Not my place to hang out!
Food wasn't that great and the service was even worse. Grizzly bartender was a chump that needed to be decked. I know it is DI but their drinks are pretty damn expensive. The only thing that I like about the place is that it is dog friendly.
Went Saturday for my 21st birthday and had friends with me that were 20. They advertise that they let in 18 and up, but they wouldn't let in boys that were 20. They only do that on Thursday nights. Would have been nice to find this information out before hand. Tried to call several times during the week to get some information, but no one ever answered. Will not go back here. I took my $300 dollars elsewhere. Do they want 18 year old girls going into this club by themselves to get hit on by old men? I think so. Bouncers were rude. Will be sure to tell all of my friends what a horrible experience I had.
I was very offended by the staff. Food was below average. A little better than McDonalds.
As a former food and beverage worker, I was not impressed with Neil Jordan's. There is a bit of a disconnect as to what this restaurant is trying to achieve. First, signs flaunt "flip-flop friendly" and "$2 Yuengling", yet steaks flaunt USDA Prime and a $7 side baked potato. Figure out your niche and go with it. Either you are a casual bar-restaurant, or you are fine dining. If you are going the casual route, drop the high prices for decent enough food and mediocre service. If you are looking to be fine dining, get rid of the room full of televisions and get your servers trained.
I will say that the food was cooked properly, but that it was nothing out of the ordinary. Sides are basic, steaks are hard to mess up, and only the specials show-cased any of the talent the kitchen might have. Step up the creativity in this tough market!
In regards to the front of house, I've seen a manager/owner only one of the times we dined in. Other than that, when I came on the weekend, the servers appeared frazzled and the owner was drinking at the bar?! Table maintanence was lacking and our server had little to none wine knowledge. This will not get you by in today's time, and my wife and I will not be back for another round.
Please don't waste your time at this over priced tourist trap. The only thing, and I mean the only thing this restaurant has going for it is its location. Coast or Hanks downtown offers WAY better seafood at a comparable price. Twisted Fish (Breakroom) for seafood n tapas or Poes for tuna tacos is a good choice also. Pearlz is a fantastic place to go for oysters and other fare too. I would avoid RB's at all costs. It has terrible food, ownership, parking, and prices. It rivals Noisy Oyster as the worst seafood and atmosphere in Charleston/Mt P. It received a star because at least it keeps a few people employed...
I went to Hugers to hear Spoken Word tonight, and once again the entire place is dark besides the sign. This is the second time I have parked in front of Hugers ready to enjoy entertainment, and found the place empty. What is up with this place? Why advertise when your not going to follow through? What kind of establishment does this? Acting as a Black owned business operating in DOWNTOWN Charleston means something. You have to cater to all walks of life in Charleston, and what does it say when you advertise and more than once the business is CLOSED? Think it only says something about you as a business man....think again.
I must admit the bacon stuffed waffles with a side of bacon drew us in at first & are good and reasonably priced, enough to tempt us out for a second brunch visit. However, on this visit we found the Bloody Mary's weak, the ice water tasted like dishwater, and the fact that they are "trapping" the wild cats that patrol the area really weirds me out. (suprise?! you have animals prowling around a restaurant area where people toss food and trash??? wow, imagine that) We went for brunch & sat outside, only to hear this horrible meowing noise from under the deck being made by a large black cat that had been caught in a trap that the manager later said was "put out for the raccoons".... and altho the manager brought the poor distressed, frenzied & panting cat up from underneath the deck, they didnt release it, apparently b/c they hadnt gotten "the offical word" from whoever set the trap about what to do with whatever the trap caught! Um, just a thought...you put a trap out and dont have a plan regarding what to do with the animal you catch?? (At least our waitress brought some water out to it...who knows how long the cat had been in the trap?) As we were leaving, and walked over to see if the cat was okay, some guy comes barreling out of the door and said "Dont let that cat out.....unless youre taking it home with you." Sorry, but I'm letting this cat out of the bag....we wont be back. We will bemaking bacon stuffed waffles at home, but thanks for the idea, though!!!
With all these mixed reviews I thought maybe I should see if it was just a bad day or something when I was there. NO! I was right the first time this place is still terrible.The food is just bad and no worth the price.
I have been to Poe's at least half a dozen times. Unfortunately, the first few times were nothing more than progressive disappointments. The food was a terrific let down even for a ‘beachy’ tavern and while the service has never been rude, it’s always been terrible whether at the bar or dining.
After that I found myself there wondering why my friends insist on visiting this place. Again, the food is never great, it's occasionally okay. The salads are typically brown and I've been very obviously served a salad for lunch from the previous day's dinner.
The only reason they can still be in business is because they are one of a very few places to eat on Sullivan's island.
Poe’s falls drastically short of their parent company’s name, REV foods (short for revolutionary).there is nothing revolutionary about Poe’s.
food just bad, not what we expected...blah and mushy fried platter...the bartender cared more about getting on her cell and getting that cigarete outside opposed to actually taking care of customers, had 3 beers and had to ask for a refill each time...just a dive that has the ambiance of, well lets just say should change name to Confederate Roe's
This is not New York, Miami, or LA, the atmosphere here is contrived. The bartenders look at you with their noses high in the air. *Newsflash* you're bar-tending in Charleston, SC in a bar that plays 10 year old techno music. And to categorize this place as a tapas bar is like categorizing 7-11 as a restaurant! There are 4 things on the menu! Avoid this place at all costs, Blind Tiger Pub and Rooftop have a better atmosphere.
If you want a burger that looks, and quite frankly, TASTES like a hockey puck, you would thoroughly enjoy Poe's. I recently moved to Charleston and being a cheeseburger lover, I went to Poe's after hearing everyone rant and rave. I usually give every place 2 or 3 chances, but I really wanted to like Poe's, so I gave it FIVE. I was disappointed 5/5 times. Each time I was served a blacked piece of meat with tons of condiments to disguise the fact that the meat was in fact charred. Seems to me, if you want a good burger in this town, you're better off making it at home!
Funny you mentioned Wendy's because my Buddy Roe's Burger Basket reminded me of the commercial "Wheres the beef" - huge buns.
I ate lunch there and had a hard time finding the shrimp in the shrimp basket. It was all fries with 8 or 9 shrimp. I guess all the fuss must be about the music because it sure isn't about the decor. At least I wasn't there when the dog was. Is it just me or were the front steps incredibly hard to climb?
Go for the TVs and drinks, but not for the food. I took a friend here during the week for lunch and was seriously disappointed.
An appetizer that didn't come out until our entrees, stale chips with said appetizer, congealed cheese on the sandwiches, cold food (hence the congealed cheese). Come on, in a town like Charleston you have to serve great food all the time, and there's no excuses for any of the issues we (both) had.
I would probably go back in with friends to watch a game and have some drinks, but I definitely won't be back in to eat, not when there is too many other great places nearby!
This is a terrible bar made more terrible by the unbelievably rude staff-- I totally agree with the previous post about them being "unkind". Being a bartender in Charleston myself, and having given Brick SEVERAL chances to redeem their terrible behavior, I can say for sure I will never be back, and you should stay away!! The bartenders were downright nasty to us on a slow Thursday night, to the point where my crew left with full beers on the bar. It really is too bad that a lousy staff can bring a bar down.
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