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Comment Archives: Locations: Bars + Clubs

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

Re: “FIG

Best restaurant in Charleston

Posted by honestreviews on March 14, 2015 at 6:05 AM

Re: “Madra Rua

Amazing place.

Great staff, good food, good drinks. Music is not too loud, tv spacing good too. Wifi seems to be hit or miss though, depending where you're sitting. My boyfriend and I LOVE coming here. Shoutout to Jake!

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Posted by JenngleBells on March 13, 2015 at 6:32 PM

Re: “Ocean Cowboys

Plasticbags needs a hobby

Posted by luvindisgig on March 10, 2015 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Ocean Cowboys

"Must have WENT"???? How about "must have GONE". Jeez.....

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Posted by Barbara Banplasticbags Maguire on March 10, 2015 at 5:47 AM

Re: “Vickery's Bar and Grill

I had the occasion to visit the area for the first time today. I asked around about a good place to eat lunch near the water and was told about Vickery's. But I'm sorry to say that I was not thrilled. First of all, the hostess never said a word when I walked in. She just gave me a weird look. I had to do the speaking. That should be a huge no-no. Part of her job should be greeting customers with a smile. She, honestly, was pretty unfriendly. I chose lemonade for a beverage and it was okay but tasted flat. The slaw I had was unedible. It was bitter and tasted terrible. I'm not sure if it was bad or not but I wasn't going to take a chance. I chose the fried shrimp and they were good but I was surprised at how tiny they were. The fries were lukewarm and wimpy. All in all, I spent $23 for a lunch that, in my opinion, was of far less quality than Red Lobster. I was pretty disappointed.

Posted by Michael M on March 9, 2015 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Ocean Cowboys

You must have went on a bad night. The service is normally great and the staff are very hospitable. They have awesome rock n roll bands during the week.

Posted by luvindisgig on March 5, 2015 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Ocean Cowboys

Poor Management!!! Terrible Service, Unfriendly, and nasty attitudes. Will NEVER visit again!!

Posted by Tazzee17 on March 4, 2015 at 12:15 AM

Re: “North Charleston Performing Arts Center

they cut 3 songs off the set list
and no stairway to heaven
very disappointing -

Posted by bh on February 25, 2015 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Coconut Joe's Beach Grill & Bar

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Posted by Palipa Jeff on February 19, 2015 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Stono Breeze Waterfront Bar

As of 2-4-2015 under new management Don-Ton Services LLC. Now open 7 days per week. New owners Donald and Tonya Adams have a high standard of customer service. The expectation is to create a friendly, enjoyable place to enjoy food drinks and the company of friends in a marina setting. There will be live music on the deck throughout the summer. We invite you to come on out and enjoy the setting , friendly people and the cool breeze coming off the Stono River.

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Posted by Tonya Adams on February 5, 2015 at 9:03 PM

Re: “Locals Bar

Amazing sushi. Very interesting choices. Good prices especially for how large the rolls are

Posted by jharri13 on February 5, 2015 at 7:19 PM

Re: “Motobar

Fabulous food!!! Meat isn't even missed. Love the chefs use of fresh ingredients. Very filling and extremely satisfying.

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Posted by Laran D'Eustachio on January 7, 2015 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Smoky Oak Taproom

we always have great service and food is outstanding ...maybe we are just very friendly people and the employees recognize this..there manager always comes over and asks how we have been even remembering our daughter by name ...we drive from Isle of Palms to eat there..but we are original James Island Rams ..thanks love it!!!

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Posted by my-yacht on January 7, 2015 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

The food isn't bad at all, and the prices are in line with what you get but - as many other reviewers have noted - the owners and some of the staff are overfamiliar to the point of creepiness, and it comes across as insincere. Lay off the gladhanding - you're trying way too hard.

All these ridiculously verbose five-star reviews from users with no other reviews - hello, cantw84sumr, Laura M. Dixon, marks0112, maddiecakes? These have all the - uh - hallmarks of being shills for the restaurant.

http://consumerist.com/2010/04/14/how-you-…

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Posted by rgb on January 2, 2015 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

I have been to Halls three times. My first experience, I will admit, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. We arrived to the restaurant and there were some very friendly people working there. I had the best steak I've ever eaten with some of the best side items. It was an incredibly pleasant and tasty experience. Having ordered steak at several other restaurants, I think the price was comparable and I haven't found anything to compare to the taste. I left Halls with an awesome impression and really enjoyed it. Obviously it is not somewhere I could afford to eat regularly. My second experience was at the Sunday Gospel Brunch. I had sweet potato pancakes and having had them at a restaurant in Nashville, TN that is famous for them, Hall's tasted better. During this visit to Halls, I did find the wait staff to come by a little more than I wanted them to. The restaurant was not as busy as the first time I dined there so I assumed that's why. My last experience occurred last night and it was by far the best. Yes Billie is very friendly. It's something that throws you off if you aren't expecting it, but that's just how they do things there. I had another amazing steak and our table enjoyed delicious sides. We went for a birthday celebration, and they gave us free shots. We had birthday cake at home so we didn't order dessert but they gave us free cake to take home anyway. On top of that, there was a live band playing that sounded awesome. It was overall a really fun night and celebration. I can see where some people would find the Hall family annoying by their over friendliness or how the wait staff clears the table for you or serves you sides, but to me that is just part of the experience. They want to treat you well and make sure you have a good time. I have had awesome experiences each time and will continue to go back when I can. I also find it nice that they mail a hand written note thanking you for your visit. Do they need to do that, no? Is it really nice, yes! I am so glad I did not read any of the reviews on here before forming my own opinion. I would challenge others to do the same. Yes you should expect to pay a good bit (you can check the menu prices before you go), yes expect the wait staff to be overly helpful or friendly, expect one of the Hall family members to greet you and try and talk to you. They may even give you some jelly beans. If you don’t like human interaction get a cheap steak at Walmart and stay home. Halls was packed last night so there are a lot of people out there that would disagree with the negative reviews here. I would also like to add that I am not a tourist. I am sorry other people have had a bad experience at Halls, but I surely have always had a great time. Saw Thomas Ravenel there last night.

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Posted by maddiecakes on December 31, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

I don't know where any of these bad reviews come from. Maybe from insecure people uncomfortable going into a fine dining restaurant and someone knowing your name even though you made a reservation in advance? No idea. If you don't like feeling 'warm', then call it appreciated.

We always feel very appreciated that we chose to eat at this restaurant when we do. Halls Chophouse is a wonderful restaurant. Do not let bad reviews fool you! Yes, it is loud downstairs, but not nearly as loud upstairs. Wonderful steaks that could possibly make a vegetarian reconsider their ways.

My favorite experience I've had at Halls:
After a busy day of moving, we set out for WINGS!! I was in fleece lined leggings (sweats, basically - you probably wouldn't want to do this on a busy weekend night for your own sake of dignity!) and he was dressed down as well. It was after 10pm on a week night and after a bad experience at a neighborhood wings restaurant, we headed downtown while I called every restaurant down the list Google pulled up. Halls was open and we were on the way! We almost didn't go in because of how we were dressed, but Billy greeted us at the door and we totally forgot about the crazy day we had as we walked up the stairs. One delicious, melt in our mouths, savory tomahawk steak; several scrumptious sides [- omg, the mashed potatoes and truffle! to die for!!!]; amazing desserts; and a couple perfect drinks later - we were stuffed, amazed at the service, and planning to come back for our special occasions when we have more time. Cannot say enough about how much Halls is worth the time, experience, and money!!! It's not McDonald's people - you don't eat there everyday. Make time for it and save up the money so you don't have to worry about it! Geez!

- (Picky, rarely steak loving) LOCAL!!!!

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Posted by marks0112 on December 28, 2014 at 2:48 PM
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