I've only eaten here once and it was when Budiroe's (as it was then spelled) was at its old location on IOP. I'll bite my tongue on what I thought since it's been a year and a half and they may have made some big improvements with their new location. Seriously, though, this page is the strangest mixed bag of reviews. You've got displeased patrons, happy regulars and even the owner himself competing to offer their oddly different opinions. I guess its one of those places you love or hate. Either way, I always want to wish good luck to local establishments, so here's hoping they thrive at their new location.
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.
Great local shrimp at an incredible price. Don't forget the music sung by Ronnie and Kim. I drive there every weekend from Columbia to be there. You won't find a better place in LA or NYC.
We have had lunch and dinner at "The Shack" several times now, and always loved the food. Service was slow when they first opened, but has become great as well. Atmosphere and music are awesome. I recommend the shrimp basket (reg size is BIG), burger (reg size again is huge), shrimp burger, sweet potato fries, onion rings, homemade chips (ask for some Buddy Roe's sauce with them or with anything). Bill Murray was there with 2 of his sons once when we went, and I recommended the shrimp burger. They stopped by to say "That shrimp burger was GOOD!" on the way out to play some mini-golf on the grounds outside.
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
Buddy Roes is the best thing that has happened to Mt. Pleasant. I have been a fan of Ronnie & Kim for years. The food is great, entertainment so so, Ha! just kidding, really wonderful! I drive from Columbia to Mt. Pleasant just to go to Buddy Roes. Yes, the sweet potato fries are to die for!!!!!
Buddy Roes is the best thing that has happended in Mt. Pleasant. I have been a fan of Ronnie & Kim for Years. The food at Buddy Roes is fantastic. I drive from Columbia to Mt. Pleasant just to go to Buddy Roes. A fun, lively place and they DO aim to please. And yes, the sweet potato fries are to die for.
My family and I had the pleasure of stopping by Buddy Roe's Shrimp Shack last week and were pleasantly surprised at the service, atmosphere and the food. All were fantastic and they now have us as regulars.
My husband & I stopped by Buddy Roe's and were happy with our visit. The shrimp burgers were delicious and the chicken fingers with dipping sauce were great. Ronnie Johnson and his wife Kim certainly tried to please everyone and make them feel at home. This is the type of place couples and families alike can stop by and enjoy themselves. The food is good, the music is lively, the attosphere is fun, and hey, you can even get in a game of miniature golf before heading home. Mount Pleasant is so fortunate that Buddy Roe's decided to come to the other side of the IOP!
my family and i had a great time at buddyroes shrimp shack, food was great the atmosphere was also. I love that place
Great burger/great value/great beach ambiance. AND, they have a wide selection of beer including Land Shark!
My husband and I ate there a few weeks back when we were vacationing. The service was excellent. We had the shrimp burger and the fried shrimp basket. The food was excellent. The sweet potato fries were to die for. The owners were very nice and made sure we were happy with our food. I would highly recommend Buddy Roe's
Stopped by last week. Sat outside. Service was good. No challenges there as there weren't many folks there (Tuesday night). Menu was disappointing. Definitely an app and beer place. If that's what you're looking for then you'll do fine.
Funny you mentioned Wendy's because my Buddy Roe's Burger Basket reminded me of the commercial "Wheres the beef" - huge buns.
I had only 7 shrimp in my basket. Give me a break!! How cheap can you be?
They give you more shrimp at Long Johns
for $5.99. Rip Off!!
I'd like to address a couple of the reviews as the owner and possible clear up some confusion here. We offer a "lunch special" of our Flavored shrimp Basket. A couple of you have complained about only 8 or 9 shrimp in the basket. It is a lunch special and it's ONLY $5.99
and come with fries and cole slaw.
You can get a full order of 18 shrimp with fires and cole slaw for only $11.99. Come on these are great prices for any restaurant and we only serve fresh local shrimp. If you desire more shrimp in your basket at lunch , try ordering the regular size. How many shrimp do you expect for $5.99.....Wendy's runs more than that.
...."flavored shrimp basket, just short of miraculous!"
New York Post 7/07/09
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!
I was by there last week and couldn't believe what they have done with the place. It looked 120% better than it did. Beachy, Key West feeling and the Shrimpburger was fantastic. I'd never had one before....what a find. Thanks for coming to Mt. Pleasant BuddyRoe. I will be back for the music.
I recently visited buddyroes on my way home from the beach. They let me bring my dog in on the back deck which was nice. Never heard of a shrimp burger before so I ordered it and it was really good. Loved the special sauce. Sweet potato fries were good too. Will be back soon. Surprised about the negative comments. My food and service was great!!!
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