Visited on a Friday afternoon about 6pm (early dinner). We had the Pork Slap and fried chicken sandwich. Both were delicious. The chicken was fried really "lightly" and not greasy at all. I had the green beans as a side with mine and didnt want to share any of them!! Had a couple of the Abita beers that they were promoting where all $$ from the sales of those went to Gulf coast clean up. The Andygator was yummy! Very friendly and knowledgeable waiter...i think his name was Andrew (?) He made suggestions and let me sample of couple of beers to make up my mind what to order. Most of the sandwiches are about $9, so not too pricey. Yes, the craft beers may be pricier than the PBR or Miller Lite you can get elsewhere, but you know, here you get what you pay for....!!
FIG serves some of the most incredible food in Charleston. Period. The CHICKEN LIVER PÂTÉ is one of the most balanced and delicious dishes I have ever eaten. The pork trotters are incredible. The gnocchi was a little boring, but I think it is not the same as the current one on the menu. The homemade walnut icecream was absolutely terrific. I can't say enough about the food at this place. I am excited about their commitment to local food.
One major negative for me at FIG was the atmosphere. It does not match the incredible food. We were seated all the way in the back. The first thing I noticed was that the floors were laminate squares in the same color and pattern as one would find in an elementary school cafeteria. It was atrocious, and barely a step up from carpet (which absolutely no restaurant should ever entertain that idea. gross.). The space was not cozy at all. And please repaint the tan walls and replace the handmade paintings. They need to carry over the atmosphere in the bar area to the rest of the restaurant eating space. It looks like the decorator ran out of money in the first fourth of the restaurant.
I wish that our server had a little more experience and was more attentive. It is rather tacky to ask to see IDs of a married couple clearly in their 20s dining alone. We had loads of fun digging in our purse and suit coat.
I do not want FIG in anyway to become pretentious and stuffy, but I think there is a way to be tasteful and balanced. The entire restaurant needs to be thoughtful, not just the food. But in all seriousness, FIG's food is so incredible that I can ignore the atmosphere and the service. I would go again tonight.
The Mill is a great local bar with good food (especially considering their limited resources), a great beer selection, and fantastic local and regional music, that covers a huge variety of genres. The staff is fast and friendly, but also ALWAYS fair. They will know your drink of choice from the first time you walk through the door, and will have it ready for you, before you can even get to the bar (EVERY time).......but they also will not hesitate to kick you out, if you should happen to turn into that drunk A-hole that deserves it...regardless of who you are. Rest assured however, you can walk back through the door the very next day and the bartender will have your drink ready for you...even if it's the same bartender that kicked your drunk behind out, the night before.
Salsa nite has been discontinued on saturdays for months now, why is this still not updated. I've never tried the restaurant, this is not a review of the restaurant. Salsa nite used to be awesome but last I heard, it was moved elsewhere.
They have to be that way jerkwad. It is called the Naval WEAPONS Station, douche. Thinks before you speak next time. Better yet, save us all the bs and just shut up Ricky Retardo
Exposed brick w/hardwood floors throughout.... live music & plasma tv's ......good heavy bar food thats well priced. hmmmmm summerville needed this place bad
hi the world is negative enough.......when you find a good -kind place to be your hang out and its run well dont listen to anyone else. im older and not your average person but im a free spirit and this neighborhood watering hole is great. prices are right and quality is certainly there.i am an amputee and the staff makes me feel at home and respected as a person. Where else can the bartender always hit your drink and smile. Thanks Kristen.YOU HAVE A FAN IN ME AND I COME FROM MT.P.
I went to Neil Jordan's for their Sunday brunch, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The servers were timely and considerate, the food was delicious and presented well, and the atmosphere was pleasant. Although they can be a little pricey, Neil Jordan's offers a range of food and beverage choices that span from inexpensive to fine dining quality prices. I recommend this restaurant to anybody visiting or living in Charleston. The owners work hard to appease their customers, and are willing to take recommendations and critiques to improve their service.
flat out amazing meal. first of all, olives stuffed with blue cheese in the martini's, that's an A+ right off the bat. The beer selection was stellar (even though i stuck with the martini's). For dinner I had the cedar plank mahi-mahi over local vegetables with 2 butter poached shrimp and a pesto sauce (special). The pesto was not overpowering at all, that was my one concern. Highly recommend this place anytime for any occasion!
Two visits this weekend, Friday night for drinkin' and Sunday morning for brunch with the kids. The draught selection is as good as they tout, the place is really well maintained and inviting, and the staff is friendly. The food at brunch was delicious, including that on the kids' menu.
If you read the review that said they were too busy doing shots to take care of guests at night: no evidence of that between 10pm and 1am. No knowledge of the draughts? They were able to answer questions for me, and I do know a thing or two about such beers.
Bottom line: we (wife and I both) liked it, enough to head back within 2 days. So should you if you want a clean, classy place in Mt. P with great beer on draught. I wish they had a dart lane.
I disagree with the above review. 52.5 is a great, funky, local place to poke around in and see what you can come up with. i have found some great obscure records in the 25cents bin and some fun nostalgic bday presents for friends. Its not a place to find everything that you are looking for, but something you never thought to find.
My family and I love this place. Rockin' family friendly during the day, and party at night, at least weekend nights for now :-) Oh yeah, and the food seems to get better everytime we visit!
--One of the Growler Gang
We have been open for 2 years and please notice that I only gave myself 4 stars....that's because we know that we have to come in everyday and work hard at getting better. There is one thing you will be assured of at The DIG and thats hospitality! We are proud of the food, the staff, and the bar/restaurant itself. Come and give us a shot, I know you will be pleasantly surprised!
As far as Island residents' comments; this is coming directly from Brian Mahoney, owner at the Daniel Island Grille, If I find out you are slamming me because you are affiliated with the other restaurant down the street please stop and let your credentials stand on there own merit. I hate that you have time to slam the competition but you obviously do. If you do not have affiliation than please come by the DIG and ask for me I would like an opportunity to change your views.
new menu is DELICIOUS. Lots of vegetarian options, which is nice. Drink prices are also really good...bottomless mimosas for Sunday brunch only $10!! Service isn't always the best but I've never gone wrong with anything on the menu
the fried chicken sandwich was delicious. the accompaning fries were from the nearest burger king and the "famous" fried pie was a only a slight improvement over the fruit pies available (two for a dollar) at the golden arches. it is comfortable and clean, watched over by a friendly and helpful staff. if one is careful, he or she will be rewarded with a delectable dining experience.
5th Visit. The 4th with a friend for lunch, a burger and salad, very good taste, Friend had the Philly, loved it. Service was great. The 5th time was last night for dinner, Ribeye for me, just fine and the crab cakes, must disagree with the one reviewer, they are great! Like I said before, no cake, all crab! My wife had the fish and chips, crisy, lots of pepper and the hot catsup is a good touch. I think this place will just get better, even with reviews from the craft beer guy! I think he would just like to see the staff better educated in something that appears to be his passion. We can always learn! As I said before, beer just makes me pee. So I can't comment. But the food, friendly service and the fact that there is not much on that side of MP make it a spot that I'll continue to support. I'm sure if "Crafty" continues to frequent the pub and shares his knowledge, the servers will eventually gain the all important beer knowledge to make Fosters into a proper PUB.
I agree, I too like prices listed, I don't like suprises. I'll mention this to Craig next time I'm in!
Well, the beer and wine are now flowing. I went in last week for lunch and got the pastrami sandwich special. It was done wonderfully on crispy, buttery, toasty bread. The guy at the table next to me got the turkey, havarti, bacon...that is definitely what I am getting next time. My girlfriend got the greek salad; huge, delicious, fresh. Cork seems to be a great spot!
WOW PEOPLE!! Are you really that bored with your lives??? Your more than nitpicky, your simply complainers!!! I got a headache while reading your so called reviews. There is a reason why people like you shouldn't go out. I'm disappointed that you are so quick to judge. Can't you just go to a bar to have a drink and unwind? I as well as several friends have spent a few great evenings at the Pub since the soft opening! We love the beer selection and so far the food has been good too. Of course there is always room for improvements. Can you let them actually be open more than a month before you go off the deep end! TO THE FOSTERS CREW....I think your all gonna be just fine! You can't please everyone. Look forward to our next visit.
I normally don't comment on anything like this but I feel like the Smoky Oak has been taking a lot of heat for there service. So I would like to share my experience at the Taproom as we now call it. My husband and I normally sit at the bar when we go out, but the first time we went the bar was full so we sat at a table. We were greeted by a great smile and really friendly server named Jen. She gave us suggestions on beer and food. Never once did our drinks run out, although our food took a second to get there it didn't become an issue because we were enjoying ourselves. The food was definitely worth the wait and the service was great! At this point we have been back several times. Each time it gets better and better. I will say when Jen is not our server it is not always the same experience. Now we just make sure we sit with her if the bar is full. We have noticed some new faces and hope they follow her lead. This is a new restaurant that has small issues just like anywhere new would but they are minor for the great food and staff. This place is just what JI needed! My hopes are that people keep in mind that this is a small family owned restaurant that is just getting started. So to all the staff and the taproom... keep working hard and doing what your doing there are some of us that notice the progression and are happy with your service.
The most delicious lunch I've had in years. Odd that they are called cork, but do not serve wine, but the chef has created a fresh menu that exceeded my expectations!
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