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Comment Archives: Locations: Bars + Clubs: 1 Star

Re: “Grindz Burgers & Brew

I like the owner but the service is SOOOOOO SLOW!

Posted by coachbigdog on August 25, 2010 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Grindz Burgers & Brew

I have to agree with what I've read, I hesitated to post due to hoping my experience was a mishap. First- the service was way too slow when there are not many people in the place. There was a hair in my very well done burger (asked for medium) which at least they took that off the price, I ended up being VERY sick just a couple hours later so will not be back until I start hearing consistent positives.

Posted by Pixy1422 on August 24, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Re: “King Street Grille

Just visited the new location in West Ashley and don't think we'll return until they get their stuff together. The place was not crowded and the server was pleasant, but it took over 45 minutes for the food to get to the table. The food was good, but the wait was ridiculous.

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Posted by flmk on August 20, 2010 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Montreux Bar and Grill

I live in summerville and have all my life, once upon a time after Mgwack was closed down and you guys opened it was great, great bands, good food, and the staff was awesome.... now you go in and it is a bunch of trouble makers and underage kids playing grown up. the cops are all over the place waiting for you to leave to give you a ticket. there is ALWAYS over drunk creepers to and when you complain nothing is done b/c the drunks are the regs and "friends" with the staff.. it has become a high school atmosphere (not like its not obvious from the post)lame!, if your in the cool club you get special treatment. I have witnessed many people get thrown out for pathetic reasoning.. wake up.. you suck now.. get it together.. and your staffs attitudes need adjusting.. no one asked you all to work at a bar but if you are going to make a career out of it act like you give a crap.. in this place the customer is def not right.. well unless the staff likes you... if your looking for a good place that has an actual history with Summerville check out the pub across the street.. that is a great place and they do not tolerate the drunkees.. or the underage drinkers..

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Posted by livlovlaf01 on July 29, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Re: “The Dive

just wanted to let you know that it is bullsh*t this show is 21+. i am 18 and i cant go to this show.....i love this band. screw the dive.

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Posted by vual2 on July 29, 2010 at 12:36 AM

Re: “Sesame Burgers & Beer

A recent visit to the Mall location was a disaster: except for the onion rings. I was quickly seated by a harried mgr. Very soon a young woman handed me a menu and took my drink order. The drink was in front of me in short order. Then the wait began. The young lady never stopped serving other tables, taking orders and working up a low grade sweat. She passed by my table SEVERAL times after I had put the menu down. After approx 15 minutes I spotted her behing the service station sorting flatware. I walked over and asked if I could possibly place an order. She advised she was not my waitperson and had told another young lady about me. She did however take my order for a med rare american cheeseburger with raw onion. The real disaster was the cheeseburger. Why the hell do they season the meat with coriander and some other spice that left a metallic taste in the mouth. After two bites I asked for the check, paid and left. Never to return.

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Posted by Guy on July 27, 2010 at 11:44 PM

Re: “Foster's Pub

Wow, Wish I could post (zero) stars! What a waste of time. I was told when they opened the food was great, and the craft selection was huge. I could not get in till now and I am sorry to say I wish I never had. I am not sure what has changed from then till now, but the dinner that I and four friends had was sub standard at best. The service was lacking. The best craft's were out of stock. Please don't waste your time, money, or taste buds as we did.

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Posted by TheFoodCritic on July 19, 2010 at 3:14 AM

Re: “Music Farm

I think I will be staying away from shows at the Farm for a while....the last 3 shows (within last 2 months) I have been to have been great artists, but the venue really put a damper on the show. These artists have sound crews that know what they are doing in regards to setting up a sound system, but yet, the accoustics are so bad at the Farm, the music completely drowns the singers out most of the show.... Also, I realize it IS summer in Charleston (read: hot and muggy), but how about installing some XL/industrial fans to help keep air circulating on the floor area or revamping/updating the AC system so everyone isnt standing in a puddle of their own sweat? It also seems like they push the maximum person capacity too...I could barely squeeze my way to the bathroom from the floor, and even back by the bar area was super tight to pass through...maybe we could take a page from the HOB design?

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Posted by yournamehere on July 14, 2010 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Oscar's Restaurant

How this wins best of in Summerville with The Woodlands right down the street escapes me. Heck, Ill even take Moe's over Oscar's. Its mediocre food off a menu from 15 years ago. The staff is great, but it doesnt matter how friendly you are if you have no idea what a Steak Au Poivre is, dont put it on the menu. I actually laughed when it came out. It would have been better breaded and fried with the gravy they slather all over it.
The part that killed me is they charged you Fine dinning prices for fancy Huddle House food. Bad restaurant, bad food, bad prices, great staff. Luckily its in Summerville where the hicks dont know any better (my inlaws included)

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Posted by Pontus99 on July 11, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Smoky Oak Taproom

Go here for the beers on tap, not the BBQ. It looks like a dive, and they sell dive-y food. Some times this is fine, but they charge standard BBQ prices, and serve you something that looks like they did anything but smoke it for a half day (maybe a little boiling, maybe a little gas grill). I don't know, it wasn't very BBQ to me. And worse, they didn't trim the gelatinous fat (and there was a lot of it) from their brisket before serving. The presentation was a sloppy looking pile of thinly sliced meat, 1/3 of it being fat, completely dripping in some sort of broth and it's own grease. It was wet and sloppy. I could have made the same dish with my crock pot. I wish this was an exaggeration.

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Posted by Red Steel on July 2, 2010 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Smoky Oak Taproom

I had my first dining experience at Smoky Oak Taproom last night. The best part of the meal was the beer. They had quite an interesting and unique selection, even though they didn't have the first couple I attemped to order.

The food was another story. My three dining companions and I all tried the BBQ. Between the four of us, we had the pulled pork, brisket, and ribs. We were all greatly disappointed in our food. The brisket and pork came out full of fat, watery, and seemed like it had been boiled. There was no hint of a smoky flavor. The macaroni and cheese looked delicious but lacked any flavor at all. The collards were way too sweet, as was the cornbread. The rice and hash was bland. The best part of the meal was the ribs my friend ordered, and they were just acceptable. I'm not one to leave food, but I left at least half of it there last night. I may go back for the beer but will definitely not eat there again.

It seems like many others had issues with the service, but we had no problems there. Our waitress was pleasant and attentive.

Posted by Colleen on July 2, 2010 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Foster's Pub

Always wanted to try this place. A banner out front was advertising Dale's Pale Ale (a favorite). Went inside to find deafening, bad beach music and a bunch of older people shagging. Strained to yell to bartender that I wanted a Dale's-no luck-out of all Dales.
Then ordered Fish n Chips-supposed to be their specialty.
About 10 minutes later was told no fish and no slaw.
I promptly left with no plans to return.

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Posted by boblaker on June 27, 2010 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Triangle Char and Bar

This place is the pits -- We took a group of nine there for lunch -- THe loudspeakers were right overhead blaring deafening music -- we cold not talk = It was so uncomfortable-- they could not hear us asking to tone it down a bit.. I will never go back --

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Posted by HighStandards on June 23, 2010 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Brittlebank Park

This festival by far was the worst event I have ever attended. As a native New Yorker I have experienced a variety of cultural festivals and one should never try to adulterate a cultural event/experience. They only had one vendor selling Caribbean food, which was horrible. The rest were selling food you can find at a backyard BBQ? The parade consisted of maybe 7-10 people and only one person with a full carnival contest, the other person who was not of Caribbean descent had a partial custom on? This was a real disappointment and a shame that this event was supposed to represent a carnival/festival. They needed to better organize this event and advertise accordingly. The advertisement was truly deceiving and did not follow through with its promise. Beware of the events advertised in this city, it is never what they say it is or what you imagine it to be!

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Posted by editanyc on June 19, 2010 at 9:12 PM

Re: “Triangle Char and Bar

I cannot understand the glowing reviews of this place - GIVE ME A BREAK!

Not only is the food mediocre at best, and the service completely lame, but the place is located in an old gas station - yuck!

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Posted by CharlestonNative on June 15, 2010 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Montreux Bar and Grill

To the person who said the bartender put things on thier tab you are not the only one i had it happen to me and some of our friends have had it happen to them. I wonder if the bartenders are doing it and then spliting the money at the end of the night?? Something needs to be done. Me and my friends all said we would never go there again and i hope no one else does if they are going to run a business like that.

Posted by goodgirl1 on June 14, 2010 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Loggerhead's Beach Grill

From a Folly Local: the service here is terrible. The bartenders can barely serve you even when the bar is empty.

Good luck in the winter with the local crowd to support you!
The Roadhouse was much better!

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Posted by Becker on June 7, 2010 at 8:46 PM

Re: “The Dive

Security are d**ks!!! They have no idea what a rock concert is. DON'T go here for a rock show if you want to have cause they will kick you out. The Dive is exactly that a dive. Maybe if they lighten up it'd be worth it but not with the people they have working it now. Don't go here

Posted by Dsims on May 28, 2010 at 7:36 AM

Re: “Triangle Char and Bar

Rude.

The bartender's reaction when I simply asked if I could order some food made it perfectly clear I was being a horrible inconvenience to her.

Didn't stay for food. I don't need that crap.

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Posted by NuperMan on May 22, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Re: “Triangle Char and Bar

Look I'm not a food critic, but I do have a lot of restaurant experience back of the house and front. That being said, first of all Triangle's location is perfect, the atmosphere was awesome. The service was okay, and the menu looked really interesting for a char grill. But the food me and my wife had was less than disappointing. The asparagus fries were flat and the aioli was like mayo and lemon......Horrible! We also tried all four of the egg rolls and the sauces, not worth the money at all! The Steak and Chicken skewers had no taste of lime or ginger at all. And the peanut butter I'm sorry "peanut sauce" was well, peanut butter. The champaign vinagerette was lame and had no signature. And the Pork loin platter was awful. The pork was cooked well but the the balsamic stuff tasted like pancake syrup, the sauteed spinach was like sauteed garlic with salt. Gross! The only thing worth anything on this platter was the sweet potatoe fries. Thank God they were out of the lamb flank because it would have been 3 extra dollars wasted. I wish I would have tried the burgers and maybe the comment would have been better but I wont go back to try my fate.

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Posted by The Commentist on May 21, 2010 at 10:08 PM
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