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Comment Archives: Locations: 3 Stars

Re: “East Bay Deli

The food is good, but for the price, one would expect more! The food is overpriced. Paying over $10 for a salad bar, regardless of what is on it, is absurd.

Posted by Snake on January 8, 2010 at 9:51 AM

The food at daily dose is absolutely amazing. Hands down, i am never disappointed. However, i have never been to daily dose without having to wait an absorbitant about of time for my food. Sitting in view of the bar, you can watch the staff make the food, but are they making the food, or chatting to their boytoy or girlfriend of whomever? Its incredibly frustrating to know we have to wait for the cook to stop chatting before we can start eating. One visit over the summer of 2009, we had to wait over 45 minutes for our food when there were only 3 tables in front of us. Our money was refunded to us, and promises were made; they promised it wouldnt happen again, we promised we'd visit again. I love the food, but the service SUCKS. Be warned that if you plan on eating at daily dose, set aside an extra hour. Enjoy.

Posted by TaraInTheSouth on January 1, 2010 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Smoky Oak Taproom

I'm happy with the beer selection, the atmosphere is very nice, the food is good. I really only have a few issues with the place. The first one is the table service. Quite slow, didn't get silverware, waited about 10 minutes for drinks. The waitress also took 15 minutes to get our check when we were ready to go. She rationalized it by saying, "I've been out for a while, so, you know." The food was good for the most part. I was pleased that there was a difference between the regular and large BBQ plates. The only issue was my brisket. I'm from KCMO, so I know my beef BBQ. It tasted great, very tender. However, there was a TON of fat on mine. I would estimate about 40% of my meat. I know a good brisket will have some, but it's easily trimmed before serving. It made the meal not worth the price based on the amount of meat wasted. The last complaint I have about the place is the exposed air duct running across the ceiling. It was apparently very humid because there was a lot of condensation that kept dripping on me throughout the evening. If the service improves at the tables I'll have a much higher opinion. The bar service is excellent, they use your name, don't force drinks down your throat, etc. Overall a good place but not without it's flaws.

James Island SC

Posted by sckcguy on December 3, 2009 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Smoky Oak Taproom

I ordered take-out from here Friday. The ribs were falling off the bone good. However, the mac and cheese and the appetizers were a disappointment. The macaroni was flavorless. The stuffed jalapenos and the bacon were underdone. The potato skins were actually halved whole potatoes with a sliver of chicken on top. They were also undercooked. I will give them another try for the pizzas or sandwiches, but skip the apps.

Posted by Leighteach on November 22, 2009 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Vespa Pizzeria

I concur with RRIP; the decor is terrific both inside and out but the meal was very slow and is trailing EVO, Monza, and Brixx in terms of wood-fired pizza. They get points for the quality and freshness of their toppings, as well as the balance of flavors in the crust. However, they're still working out the difference between "crispy" and "burnt" crust. Realistically, if you want pizza on DI, Orlando's is still the way to go... both for the value and the quality.

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Posted by factoryconnection on November 7, 2009 at 8:54 PM

Re: “Queen Anne's Revenge

Ate here this evening with the family. It was an enjoyable meal but nothing to write home about. The service was slowish (water and drink glasses were empty before a server came around AND we were promised bread with the meal THREE times and it NEVER came). Prices were reasonable.
The music on the patio was an added bonus.
Will return but not soon.....there are many better places in Mt P and Daniel Island to go to.

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Posted by lldevil02 on October 24, 2009 at 9:46 PM

Overall a nice atmosphere; very sharp, clean design to the place. The menu is simple and concise. But the delivery and execution of said menu needs some work. Food was well prepared but presented in take-out style recyclable container (more on that in a sec). As a result all the sauce, corn, and other little delicious bits sink to the bottom and end up a syrupy mess. Our server told us to press the button on our table tent if we needed help. My dish lacked any hint of heat so I lit up my table tent in hopes of getting some sriracha. Despite a server entering and leaving the dining room 3 times, it wasn't until I had reached the bottom of my saucy to-go container that I was offered help. I explained that I was hoping for some sriracha, but since i was done I didn't need any. He then happily quipped that he was glad i hadn't waited for help to eat, because they were out of Sriracha...imagine that.

I also left wondering a few things. Why put "hormone free chicken" on the menu when all chicken is in fact required to be hormone free (even KFC), unless you are trying dupe people. Why use recyclable throwaway containers regardless of eat-in or take-out? I'd be curious to know the environmental impact of producing these recyclable goods vs. washing reusable dishes.

In the end, poor service, poor pantry stocking, and poor plating is somewhat understandable from a week-old restaurant. Especially one owned by a young guy, opening his first restaurant. I'll try back in a month or two in hopes of seeing some improvements. Charleston could certainly use a place like this, once these kinks are ironed out.

Posted by folkfood on October 21, 2009 at 2:17 PM

I thought my food was very good on the opening day, but I went when they first opened. It was a good price for local and/or organic ingredients. I got the rice noodles and mine were fine. The servers did need a little more training, but everyone has a first day. The interior was cool, but almost too cool for Charleston. It almost seems like I was in Miami. I'll try again for sure!

Posted by LowcountryLady on October 20, 2009 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Johnny's

Great hot dogs and breakfast sandwiches. Parking nightmare

Posted by csb on September 21, 2009 at 2:12 PM

Re: “39 Rue De Jean

Just not that impressed...

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Posted by csb on September 21, 2009 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Club Habana

Pretty cool place, visited with the b-friend on a Saturday night after dinner at Fleet Landing. More folks arrived the later it got, but we had a couch/room to ourselves for quite a while. Friendly staff, but kind of pricey (6 liquor drinks & tip ~ $50). But still a swanky, cool kind of place.

Posted by yournamehere on September 21, 2009 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Moe's Crosstown Tavern

Staff has always been pleasant, I like the fact that they all seem to help out each other with food orders, drinks, bussing tables, keeping the place clean... $2 Pacificos are jim-dandy by me, the jerk chicken sanwich is yummy, and the fries are awesome. Never thought about it for brunch...may try it out soon!

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Posted by yournamehere on September 17, 2009 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Three Little Birds

Small portions but pretty good food. Very good service and cute atmosphere.

Posted by charlestonchick on September 16, 2009 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Taco Boy

Decent food, great atmosphere, definitely over priced. I got brunch and had to pay for a side of pico de gallo. Service is usually good unless it gets crazy busy.

Posted by charlestonchick on September 16, 2009 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Mozzo

I agree with the previous submitter, service is an issue. The ordering process is awkward and the menu doesn't offer many good values (omelette with toast $6-7?).

Posted by Nouveau Peasant on September 15, 2009 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Hominy Grill

Okay, I visited from Toronto, Canada and I have to say I was a bit disappointed. My family and I ordered brunch. It was very busy but the wait wasn't too bad. My sister ordered the pork chop special and it was rather dry and the sauce was nothing special, I had the eggs with grits, double smoked bacon and ordered a side of sausage. The double smoked bacon was good but only two slices, I expected maybe one more; the real disappointment was the sausage, tiny and horribly dry!! The real praise is for their desserts, my mother ordered the butter milk pie and I had the chocolate pudding. OMG, this could have been the best dessert I have ever tasted, the pudding was so rich and smooth!! I had a few bites of the buttermilk pie and I was impressed although I had nothing to compare it to. Next time I am in Charleston, I think I will just order dessert;)

Posted by Ray M on August 28, 2009 at 11:28 AM

Went there for lunch and the food was good,The collard greens could have been seasoned more, When the wife asked for some extra lemon for her fried fish the waiter brought 2 pieces out in his hand and gave it to her. I don't think that would qualify for any cleanless code on earth. The waiter was very courtious and friendly but needs to brush up on how he serves extra lemon.

Posted by DonD on August 19, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Vickery's Bar and Grill

Decent brunch, good sandwiches, eating on the patio is great when there's a good breeze outside. Vickery's is our "stand-by /go-to" when we just cant decide or everywhere else is too blown up with folks...

Posted by yournamehere on August 14, 2009 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Madra Rua

Always enjoy popping into here for a drink or three..the atmosphere is quite chill, love the tucked away tables and booths. My only wish is that they would serve more of those lovely beers in bottles, as draught beer gives me a wicked headache!!

Posted by yournamehere on August 14, 2009 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Taco Boy

The new location is very nice, great remodeling of old warehouse, and fun atmosphere. Food is not their strong point. If you are looking for mexican fare like LaHacienda this is not for you. The guacamole though is the best I've had. Service was fine and a great place to get together with friends.

Posted by GPW on August 7, 2009 at 12:50 PM
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