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Re: “Classic Coffee

I absolutely love this place. I don't really drank coffee on regular basis until I tried their frappe. Their coffee is fresh and yummy. I will definitely suggest to every coffee/ tea drinker to give this neighborhood business a try. The owners are knowledgeable and friendly. It's a great relaxing place. As for the previous reviews... Please don't over analyze every move of the workers/owners. Everyone can have a bad day. It's hard and costly to provide quality product. Respect the menu and their pricing!

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Posted by Chucktown girl on July 20, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Bambu

This was the worst restaurant I have ever eaten at. I have never had a worse dining experience in my life. First, the waitress tried to upsell everything to us, and kept pushing us to order more, it was very uncomfortable. Secondly, they failed to tell us that rolls were half price because it was happy hour. We had no idea, and our friend came in randomly, and told us about the deal we were missing out on. We felt pretty cheated, they deliberately hid the deal from us, because they wanted to charge us full price. Two rolls were $24 which is a total rip off. Then, my wife asked to cancel one of her rolls as she had ordered too much, they would not allow her to cancel it, they said it was already made, when it was right after she ordered. It was really crazy. Lastly, when we came to pay, I used a $20 groupon I had purchased plus cash, it was 100% valid and purchased recently, they refused to take it saying it was only good at certain times of day?? It was completely ridiculous! I have never had a worse experience at any restaurant, in my life!

Do not eat here, they are crooks and it is a terrible atmosphere. I cannot stress this enough, don't waste your money here. They were really sneaky about the half off. When we asked our waitress about the half off deal she got very offended and told us that you had to sit in a certain section of the restaurant to get the deal. This was after we had gotten the huge bill. It was absolutely unbelievable.

Stay away from this place at all costs.

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Posted by JamesHayterCook on July 18, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Re: “Edmund's Oast

We ordered both charcuterie plates, and they were both solid. The beer selection is solid too. I went in June, so maybe it was the timing, but the crowd seemed very touristy, middle-aged, and well-heeled. I'm 40 and I was younger than most people there. Maybe my preconception of beer gardens as unpretentious, neighborhood places skewed my feeling, but I really did not feel very relaxed there. I couldn't imagine hanging out with my friends and just having a good time. And some of the beers were a dollar or so more expensive than I've seen them other places (like the Oak Barrel Tavern).

Another reviewer mentioned feeling ripped off on Upper King St. I know how he/she feels, since I've had that experience too. I wouldn't say I felt ripped off at Edmund's Oast; it just felt like I was being sold an up-scale brand that I didn't need or really want to pay for.

I do think I have to read more reviews before I check out new places. Unfortunately, a lot of them seemed aimed more at tourists with money to blow rather than locals just interested in a good meal and drinks.

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Posted by Native Ink on July 16, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

LMAO @ this Folly Beach crowd making up lies about Hall's.

The FACT is they have great food and great service.

Stay off the peninsula if you are going to be jealous and bitter over those doing well.

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Posted by Kahnte on July 14, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Edmund's Oast

I've been there several times. Speaking focused on the food, beverage, decor and service while ignoring the prices, I had a great experience each time. Staff is knowledgeable and helpful. But my one reservation is the price point. The small plates have almost always been tasty, but $11-$14 for really small plates, or $12 for the same beer that other establishments of good quality charge $6-$8, that does annoy me. I know EO doesn't need my business, but I would go more often if prices were tuned down a bit for middle class folks.

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Posted by Dr. Giggles on July 14, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Peninsula Grill

Considered one of the best in town and still going strong. Would put in the same catagory as Husk, Charleston Grill, and McCrady's. Went earlier this year and still on top.

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Posted by JDChas on July 13, 2014 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Edmund's Oast

Went here for the first time last week after hearing about it and was pleased with the experience. Apps and entree's were a hit. Will be back!

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Posted by JDChas on July 13, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

A prediction - Once Ruth's Chris Steak House opens in the French Quarter, this Hall's joint will be history:

http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/Eat/arc…

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Posted by Los Super Saturn on July 11, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

"I live here and have never heard a single negative comment about the owners or the food." LOL! I live here too, and there's not a person I've been there with or when you mention Hall's to someone who doesn't comment about the owners, the Hall family. Hands down the weirdest, creepiest, most eccentric family in town. Why all four of them have to be there at all times is beyond me when one would do on any given night, its not like they dont have enough employees running the place. Each one you could write a few paragraphs about, and are the talk of many conversations in Charleson. Just the facts, dude!

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Posted by JDChas on July 10, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

Not a former employee, not a competitor. The steaks in this place are the tits. Everything else is lame as shit.

Lil Billy Hall (the one who looks like Farkus from Xmas Story..or the Sherminator from American Pie) hovers around the resaurant and clearly has his minute-to-minute ego wrapped up way too much in this place to be so visible on the floor. The dude is just creepy.

If I really want a GREAT steak, I will prep and cook a great cut myself at home. What you pay for in these places is just as much about atmosphere than food, and this place falls WAY below my bar of dining environments in similarly priced places in Charleston.

Farkus, pump the brakes a bit bru!

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Posted by ChesterCopperPot on July 10, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Charlie Brown Seafood

So glad the prices come down on the garlic crabs now that they're in abundance.....also have fresh local shrimp and they are good...nothing like fresh seafood from our coast....the garlic crabs can be messy but are great and enjoyed them very much....

Posted by Denise Caswell on July 10, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Re: “King Street Grille

This place turns into your typical loud, expensive "club" on saturday nights. No thanks

Posted by ogre on July 9, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

I have read thru many of the comments and find them rather suspicious. The mean spirited comments smack of being posted by disgruntled former employees or jealous competitors since the focus of the complaints are directed at the owners/hosts, not the food.I am a local and have eaten at Halls many times, for both business and family events. I do agree that the prices are high, but I have never walked away disappointed. The food and service have always been excellent. Depending on where you are seated, it can be a little noisy. I prefer the upstairs dining areas since they are more amenable to conversation.

I strongly disagree with the comments that state that locals stay away from Hall's. I live here and have never heard a single negative comment about the owners or the food. Since when is it "creepy" for a business owner to remember your name or to inquire if you were satisfied with your purchase? Charleston is a small town and part of its charm is that local businesses DO remember who you are. I have out-of-town friends who look forward to eating at Hall's and the hosts even remember their names. The food is amazing--try any of the steaks, but the tuna and salmon are wonderful, as well as the corn and brussels sprouts.

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Posted by cantw84sumr on July 7, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Re: “The Pickled Palate

Great light fare. Fabulous wines . Friendly folks that hold many fundraisers for those
In the community .

Posted by luckydwg on July 7, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Re: “King Street Grille

Is this EVERY Saturday, or only when they have a band playing. Or do they have bands? I can't imagine a cover fee just to eat or drink there. I usually go to the Chas. Grill in Northwoods. Can someone clarify this one?

Posted by localhutch on July 5, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Taco Boy

My favorite place in Charleston. Seriously hands down awesome tacos and great margaritas.

Posted by FoodLover18 on July 4, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Page's Okra Grill

Love this place!!

Posted by FoodLover18 on July 4, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Re: “King Street Grille

This place on a Saturday is ridiculous. They charge 5$ cover fee to have to wait at the bar and get served like 20 mins later. Who does this 5$ go to? That stuck up little club promoter who thinks his stuff doesn't stink. GET RID OF THAT GUY!!! I will take my business elsewhere.

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Posted by FoodLover18 on July 4, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

After spending a good deal of time and money at this restaurant, Halls finally showed us their true colors. Dont be fooled by their fake charm like we did. They need a security doorman at the front to handle the drunk unruly patrons who insult and fall over other customers. I felt like i was at a Biker Bar. The Halls and their staff are ineffective and inexperienced to deal with this. I have been to numerous steakhouses over the last 25 years and this would never occur there . Do yourself a favor, go to Oak and be treated properly and professionaly everytime, in addition to getting a much better quality meal.

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Posted by chasdiner on June 27, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Sticky Fingers

Thanks for this amazing article. I hope you guys keep on giving us information like this.
Clipping Path service

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Posted by Clipping Path Service on June 27, 2014 at 9:09 AM
Classified Listings
  • Bambu
    This was the worst restaurant I have ever eaten at. I have never had a… -JamesHayterCook
  • Edmund's Oast
    We ordered both charcuterie plates, and they were both solid. The beer selection is solid… -Native Ink
  • Edmund's Oast
    I've been there several times. Speaking focused on the food, beverage, decor and service while… -Dr. Giggles
  • Peninsula Grill
    Considered one of the best in town and still going strong. Would put in the… -JDChas
  • Edmund's Oast
    Went here for the first time last week after hearing about it and was pleased… -JDChas
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