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Comment Archives: Locations: Bars + Clubs

Re: “Tattooed Moose, JI

After reading a couple of the bad reviews above, I wanted to come charging in here to the defense of this great place. The food is awesome, the beer selection is good (and always cold) and the crowd is a good mixture of what Charleston is...

That being said, I have to say that they are unfortunately spot on when it comes to reviews of the service and general attitude of the staff. At times it seems as if the hipster style of just being too cool to care bleeds from the atmosphere (where it's okay) to the service (where it's not.)

I go here often and will continue to do so. I humbly ask the ownership to take note of these trends in comments. It can't be all of them have a grudge or caught you on a bad day.

The only thing, in my opinion, anyone could say negatively about this place is the apparent apathy in customer service.

As I said, I will go back and I will continue to recommend it to family and friends. I just hope they get this bit corrected.

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Posted by scottvermin on August 31, 2015 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Tattooed Moose, JI

"The entire side wall is an open garage door to the outside bar and I expect bugs and heat inside during hot days. It seems a very odd design."
Bugs, heat, and cigarette smoke. No thanks, and thanks for the warning so I won't waste time and fuel going there.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on August 31, 2015 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Tattooed Moose, JI

Just back from the new Johns Island location. The food was tasty but the menu seems limited. The food is served in baskets which I find to be a pita. I got the cheesburger which came back quite charred and very well done. I tried to cut it in half and it fell to pieces. $8.50 + $1.50 for cheese gets you a burger like the one at Smokey Oaks for $5. No sides are included and the smallest fries are $2.50.

The walls are covered in stuffed animals which I'm not into and they crank classic rock even during lunch. I could see cranking at 8pm but really at 11:30 am? It just makes me want to hurry and not relax. The entire side wall is an open garage door to the outside bar and I expect bugs and heat inside during hot days. It seems a very odd design.

The tables are way too close putting everyone on top of each other. Overall, I'm not excited.
Extra points for having a sweet pinball machine.

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Posted by coachz on August 29, 2015 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Toast of Charleston

I've only had breakfast here, but it was almost as good as waffle house and just 3 times more expensive

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Posted by luvindisgig on August 26, 2015 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Bucca's Bar & Grill

Mgmt. is horrible, the order was messed up and after repeatedly calling and reaching the answering machine she agreed to compensate for their mistake. We did not pick up their replacement. (Too late and too much inconvenience). When I called the next day, to explain what had happened, the manager raged and hung up on me. Way to treat your customers!

Posted by visitor on August 15, 2015 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Tattooed Moose, JI

I can't wait until the one on Johns Island is open. I work like 1 mile from there. I know they had some construction issues, but they have to be close now.

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Posted by kma71 on August 13, 2015 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Tattooed Moose, JI

i have been going here since they opened. i LOVE it! the service is always friendly and it is my favorite local hang out and they always have great music playing.

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Posted by havens1 on August 12, 2015 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Mueller's Pub

Awesome German Burgers

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Posted by randysantana on July 28, 2015 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Bowens Island Restaurant

is it cleaned up?

Posted by Beth Stone on July 9, 2015 at 1:22 PM

Re: “39 Rue De Jean

The BEST mussels anywhere on the peninsula!

Posted by Jojojo on July 5, 2015 at 1:36 PM

Re: “39 Rue De Jean

Great mussels mariniere. French fries are like crack. Good service. Can be very noisy on weekends, but so many restaurants are. Quiet ones are ones without people. What does that say?

Posted by MaxNoble305 on July 4, 2015 at 12:19 PM

Re: “39 Rue De Jean

I don't get it. Why the complaints? This is not a fine dining place. It is a wonderful classic French dinner bistro; The kind I like to drop into in Paris. We are regulars, usually eating a salad frisee with goat cheese and Moules Frites. They also are known for their Suchi (a bit of a surprise). It can get noisy around end of work, hookup time and the service can be terrible on any of the holidays due to over demand and decreased staff, but it hasn't stopped me from going. If you want elegant and pretty food, go elsewhere and pay considerably more. Here time it well and eat well.

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Posted by TheObserver on June 29, 2015 at 3:26 PM

Re: “39 Rue De Jean

Four of us went after a Spoleto event. Talking to those across the table turned into a shouting contest due to the noise. We will not go back for a later meal.
Have been several times for lunch and the decibel level was nowhere near as bad.

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Posted by Roston Miels Smith on June 15, 2015 at 4:13 PM

Re: “39 Rue De Jean

Rue de Jean is a Charleston classic that never disappoints. Downtown is so saturated with new and amazing restaurants that it’s easy to forget the ones who have been a fixture for such a long time. We were endlessly debating on which new restaurant to visit when we decided to pick a place we haven’t been in years. Rue fit that description.

Each of our courses came out tasting better than the last. The escargot, while straightforward, was delightful. The steak Roquefort was cooked to perfection, and the scallops were massive with perfect texture. The rich cream both served with the scallops was out of this world. Our server was a true professional, and the wine recommendations were spot on.

What is the point of this review? It is to remind those of us who have lived downtown for years to not forget the classics. There are so many new restaurants that have opened recently and it’s easy to fall into the hype trap while overlooking the establishments that have been producing a consistent and quality product for a long time.

5 of 5 people like this.
Posted by Chas 40oz on June 11, 2015 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Diamonds North

Had a great time nice staff beautiful ladies love the drinks i seriously recommend it.

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Posted by lcalderon on June 6, 2015 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Oak Barrel Tavern

Sushi ninja IS NOT AT OAK at tonight. She's been in n char on fridays for awhile.

3 of 3 people like this.
Posted by AgentKighter on April 17, 2015 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Bambu

The food in this place rocks! I was afraid to go to this place because of what I saw online. But my best friend kept saying that I needed to go. So I went and WOW! Crazy! Food was great and inexpensive and the atmosphere was terrific.

So, being the jerk that I am, I'd asked, why did they get so many bad reviews and then they pointed to me to all of the other sites that they were doing well on. I showed them the review about the Groupon and they said that in this business, you can only try to please everyone. Not everyone can be satisfied. Further, they noted that they are under new management and that they took over the business in 2013.

Lesson learned: Most people that enjoy a location would never take the time to write a good review... it is only those that have a bad experience that go out of their way to note it. So... I am going out of my way to write a review of my experience last night!

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Posted by Citdawg00 on March 27, 2015 at 11:21 AM

Re: “The Rarebit

The only place in Charleston that serves real fried chicken.

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Posted by warwit on March 20, 2015 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Sticky Fingers

Eating here is a lot like going to Summerville.

Posted by warwit on March 20, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Kudu Coffee House

Too many men wearing tight jeans and women reading books, but those are really negligible and are worthy of a pass. They would do well to add some cornhole boards and a few flatscreens so that you didn't have to make conversation with a bunch of potheads, but otherwise everything seems up to par. Despite some small shortcomings, they still make a good cup of coffee. You can even use your dog as a conversation starter seeing as how they allow canines and similar small pets on their deck.

And I agree with the reviewer above. The place is located in an absolutely JEM of a location.

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Posted by warwit on March 15, 2015 at 8:43 PM
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