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Re: “Salt at Station 22

One star for the building improvements, zero stars for everything else. A cursory glance at the prices on the menu and it is immediately evident that the architectural improvements to the establishment must have cost a bundle. The owners certainly make no attempt to hide their effort to quickly recover their investment. One of the lowest priced offerings like the fish (frozen Captain D's cod) and chips (three or four Ore-Ida steak fries with seasoning added) and coleslaw (Piggly Wiggly) for $19 will likely pay for the new front porch in only a matter of weeks if the tourists keep taking the bait, no pun intended. More casual and less financially elite diners will have to settle for a $14 burger (frozen patty), the only other dinner time entre under $20, so do not be mislead by the selections and pricing on the viewable menu here. There was no such variety posted on a recent Saturday evening visit. Perhaps if arriving with Vice President Joe Biden's entourage and the kind of unlimited travel budget afforded our political leadership, it might be possible to actually get seated inside the restaurant, sample a very small piece of real fish, and maybe snag a couple of imported oysters on the half shell. If, on the other hand, one is simply seeking a local island style fresh seafood dining experience without having to consider cashing in a few certificates of deposit, try the year 1973...the last time it was possible anywhere around here.

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Posted by Los Super Saturn on September 3, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Sweeney's

Yes, overpriced.

Went in for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and had an 11$ hamburger that was pretty good. The soup that came with it was good. The $4 bud light draft sucked.

I'd give them some more time to come to their senses and realize they could have a very good and busy neighborhood bar/restaurant if priced for the local crowd. If they don't and continue to try and be an "upscale bistro" they will be gone soon.

4 of 8 people like this.
Posted by Saildude on September 2, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Smokey's Place Sports Bar and Grill

A rip off place. Owner and staff. Beware. Smokie is a big time rip off. Be careful. If you walk into that place. Don't be alone. That guy is a rip off. He's proud of being a thief..What a cock sucker. Taking advantage of a bar. He should be shut down. Police should shut him down for being so crooked.

2 of 3 people like this.
Posted by Nicholas Blanchard on August 30, 2013 at 3:04 AM

Re: “Stars Restaurant Rooftop and Grill Room

Stars was a lovely place, like many in Charleston (we are so spoiled). Did not have any food there, but wine and beer menu were vast, but seriously overpriced especially for being on tap. Was disappointed that they didnt serve food on the rooftop, but an overall a nice experience.

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Posted by enest2 on August 30, 2013 at 2:03 AM

Re: “Proof

OK drinks. Horrible service. The bartender (possibly owner) was disrespectful and confrontational. Better to take your business a few doors down to any of the other cocktail bars on King St.

8 of 15 people like this.
Posted by ChsBoozeHound on August 28, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Mt. Pleasant Martial Arts

Brian cares about his students and does a great job of teaching children and adults the throws and defensive art of judo and jujitsu. Classes are traditional but relaxed. This is the best Judo / Jujitsu school in the area!

Posted by JoshuaHa on August 27, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Park Pizza Co.

We found out that Park delivers to Tanner in Hanahan, which now makes this a once a week place for my family and I. Every time I see a Domino's or Papa John's car in the neighborhood, I shake my head. For a few bucks extra, you could get so much better pizza. If I want quantity, I'll suffer at CiCi's. If I want quality, I grab a large BST and add chicken from Park Pizza. Local business that brings the goods.

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Posted by Muskie on August 26, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Park Pizza Co.

Happy to say, I have been eating here for over a year now and the quality has always been top notch. I've worked my way thru the menu. Delicious. Try it all. :)

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Posted by artrogue on August 23, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Stars Restaurant Rooftop and Grill Room

My fiancé and I were very excited about trying this restaurant, as we were seriously considering using it as a potential rehearsal dinner venue. Our waiter was phenomenal: very friendly, knowledgeable, and made several great suggestions for wine. The appetizers were very good. My entrée, the salmon, was delicious. However, my fiancé's trout came out of the kitchen laden with salt. Neither of us ever likes sending back/complaining about food, but my fiancé has a very hearty appetite, so when he could only take three bites of his food, I knew it was pretty bad. I tasted it, and it tasted like salt water; you couldn't taste anything else in the dish. We told our waiter about this problem, and he assured us that the trout would be taken off of our bill, since it was inedible. However, the manager then quickly came out to our table and, astonishingly, told us that it was supposed to taste that way, and that we would have to pay for it. We were both shocked by how patronizing the manager was, and if he would have tasted the entree, he would have quickly realized the fish was dead from over-salting (we love salt by the way!! Just not when it tastes as if the salt shaker exploded on our food). The waitor obviously was embarassed, and apologized several times for the kitchen's mistake. Anyway, after that experience, we definitively decided not to have our rehearsal dinner there. It's too bad, because the rooftop is lovely. All it would've taken for me to give this place 4 stars and walk out of the restaurant happy was a comped trout, or at least a less salty one to replace it, even a simple apology from the manager. Instead, he acted as if we had unrefined palates (although that could've been true at that moment, since the salt prohibited us from tasting any other flavor the rest of the meal).

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Posted by belle vie on August 22, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

"It's a steak house, idiots. You know what you'll pay, you know what you'll get. Not one person (that I've read) said the food was bad.
What an idiotically small town Charleston is.
Go to your rooms, children."

No, nobody said the food was "bad" but most everyone says the food is way overpriced and the atmosphere is lousy. Look at the top comments for this joint, EVERY one is negative. Look at the top comment, are 74 out of 100 people "fake" or "idiots" because they have a correct opinion of the place. Seems you need to take your own advice about that room, addy.

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Posted by LindaCHS on August 21, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Bàsico

This is one of my new favorite spots! Spicy grapefruit maragaritas and the Grilled Vegetable Salad are my favs...

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Posted by kristin.m.smith.940 on August 21, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

So let me get this straight, it's the positive reviews that are the fake ones? Heh. Despite the reviews of being RUFIED, the owner engaged in "either sex or drugs" in the bathroom, the audaciousness of a restaurant being noisy, the incredibly, unutterably rude friendliness of the host, the outrageous ("but mid-priced for steak houses nationwide") prices, and the "OK food." Heh. Ha! Seems to me that there is a serious movement afoot to smear this place.
My favorite: "a girl who works in our office who's roommates with a hostess at Halls says..." Really? REALLY? You, sir or ma'am, have posted in this thread 4x smearing Halls, so your twice removed hearsay really won me over.
It's a steak house, idiots. You know what you'll pay, you know what you'll get. Not one person (that I've read) said the food was bad.
What an idiotically small town Charleston is.
Go to your rooms, children.

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Posted by landsnark on August 21, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Bàsico

Great Food. The interior, decor, and style is beautifully coordinated.

Someone paid a lot of attention to detail. Everything about this place is hand picked and looks wonderful together.

The food is delicious, and is perfectly paired with design of this hidden gem.

3 of 8 people like this.
Posted by FatNugget3 on August 21, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Zen Asian Fusion

Worst Pad Thai in town! Bland, tasteless, and almost completely lacking any vegetables. First and last time I eat there...

Posted by CharlestonNative on August 21, 2013 at 11:13 AM

I went to this place once around 1994. It seemed dark and dingy then, and all I remember is that the portions were too small. I've not been back, so I can only say the exterior is unchanged and the parking lot usually seems mostly empty. I've often wondered how it has stayed in business all these years.

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Posted by Cid95 on August 21, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Re: “Charleston Power Squadron Headquarters

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Posted by Bill Quick on August 19, 2013 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

"The service was attentive without being annoying. 3 of us are vegetarians and loved the scrumptious offerings at this 'steak; restaurant. Great cocktails and an extensive wine list rounded out the experience."

"Our personal experience with Hall's is one of complete enjoyment of the food, the staff, and the over-all experience. Come join us for one of our City's best dinner establishments."

"All of my friends agree. This is the GO TO place in Charleston for steak."

This is not how real people talk. I'm inclined to agree with JDChas.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on August 18, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Oak Steakhouse

This place is a joke. The service Is the best thing about this restaurant. The food is a whole other story. The chef should be ashamed of himself. Steak was undercooked then overcooked. I'd say it was an isolated incident but our guests ordered the same steak, ribeye with the same result. Come in guys lets get it right. Dont believe the hype. I've had better steaks for half the price. Not recommended unless you have a couple hundred dollars you want to blow.

2 of 7 people like this.
Posted by Gus Ghannam on August 18, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Re: “The Mezz

Met someone online and he took me here on our "1st Date". GREAT JOB!! Great ambiance for a girl who loves Jazz and is all about setting the perfect atmosphere. Beautiful upscale restaurant with Live Jazz playing in the upstairs of the two story restaurant. Very classy just like me. Perfect for the Classy, Sassy Girl from California!!

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Posted by Rosiland Kaiser on August 18, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Re: “City of Hanahan Gym

Great place to play . Friendly . Like playing doubles myself but they had lot of training , leagues so on was going on which I did not understand as I am very new to this. I did not even know what table-tennis was LOL . I work Friday early so Thursday 7.30 is late start for me though . But I like Sundays 2 PM but sometimes too many players like 20 or more and some waiting. Thursdays was less crowded. It is free , so who I am to complain.

Posted by Sheila Svenson on August 18, 2013 at 11:27 AM
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