As soon as I returned from an overseas trip in September, a long time friend recommended I check this place out. Knowing what used to be in the same facility, I was beyond hesitant. I checked their menu online, called to verify it as a family-friendly establishment, and proceeded to have Friday Night Family Dinner there. As a craft beer nut, I was beyond excited to check out Foster's, considering the lack of craft beer establishments in Mount Pleasant that actually know anything about craft beer.
During my first visit, with my wife and son, I spent a good 10-15 minutes discussing craft beers and breweries with the owner, as it was a fairly quiet night and we were one of two families in the Pub. Seated away from the bar, we figured we would be a bit ignored, but that was not the case. Craig is one of the few restaurateurs in this area that really seems to get it. This establishment does not seem to exist solely to get people buzzed up and back out on the roads, rather after one or two visits, patrons become regulars; a characteristic glaringly remiss at most restaurants/bars in Mount Pleasant. I applaud the service on most nights, but as a realist, I also understand if I go in on Trivia Night and sit anywhere away from the bar (not with my family, of course), I may end up waiting a few extra moments for service - the place is packed on Trivia Nights. It is simple math, really.
The food of Foster's is what really sets it apart, and it took me by surprise I would actually enjoy it as much as I do. I am a cheeseburger man through and through, and have been overwhelmed by the flavors blended together in the back. I even tried the Arrogant Bastard Challenge one night, failing miserably, just because I was excited to eat that burger for an entire weekend (I learned that weekend why gluttony is considered a "Deadly Sin"). The highlight of the menu for me, strangely enough, is their macaroni and cheese. A dish I never cared for my entire life, but when ordered as a side for my son on one occasion, it is now something I order as take out on most visits. I am a fan of their onion rings also. A few mentioned below they are a bit on the crispy side, which I agree with, but they also actually taste like the beer they say they should. Most beer battered rings taste like flour and yeast, and that's it. During football, the BBQ sliders have been a hit with my friends and family also. The wings are simple bar wings, but if one is seeking a great plate of wings, I question why that person would not venture to one of the myriad of wing houses in the area.
I applaud Craig's respect throughout these reviews, and I wonder if some of the people reviewing actually understand the dynamics that transpire in an establishment geared toward not only quality food and drink, but more-so toward quality service. Service is my main concern in any restaurant or bar, and I frequent a few places with poor food and/or poor drink selections entirely based on the service received. Foster's is the type of place I can get all things I wish for when I choose to spend my "hard earned money" on any given night.
Overall, this was a refreshing update to the Mt Pleasant restaurant/bar scene when I returned, and I am happy to add it to my list of go-to establishments in the area. Keep up the good work.
I have known Ronnie for over 20 years. He is a great singer, entertainer and just an awesome guy! With his music he will get you off your feet and you will have a fabulous time dancing the night away...or just watch others making 'a fool' of themselves (the gator!!!) He and his beautiful wife Kim are wonderful people and you just can't help but love them!
I've never eaten at Buddy Roe's but I hear the food is great. I go b/c Ronnie and Kim are great people, the staff is friendly and hard working, and the music is always excellent. The sound system in this room is exquisite and the people working it know what they're doing. You can go and listen to songs you know and love played by highly accomplished musicians and you can hear original music by artists we should all know but probably don't. I'm a music lover and I love Buddy Roe's!
I have known Ronnie Johnson for over 20 years. He is an awesome singer and person! I have followed him from Edgars at Wild Dunes to his newest venue Buddy Roes! Some of his covers are better than the original artist! Buddy Roes has a great, laid back, friendly atmosphere. The food is tasty and the entertainment is excellent. I highly recommend this establishment. Words can't express what an awesome experience Buddy Roes provides! Wish I could go there more often!
Great for lunch, dinner and music. Always a good crowd! Oysters and Carroll Brown are great on Sunday nights.
great food, great music, great times!!
WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
We love to go to Buddie Roe's as much as we can for good times. There is always live entertainment with a great mixture of music that is great.
The atmosphere is laid back and feels like your in a bar in Key West Fl. Much dancing & drinking all night long.
Food is great, especially the shrimp baskets. This is also a great place to have a rehearsal dinner, office party or other function. Kim Johnson & the staff will work with you to put together a menu that works for everyone.
Ronnie Johnson has been entertaining people in the area since i moved here in 98. I have been going to see him sing or to one of his bars since then. Thanks for all of the great times!
First visited Buddy Roe's this past November on a girl's weekend. We had the best time!! Everyone was so friendly! We has some great food and the band was really a blast!! I haven't danced that much in years. I can't wait to go there again this summer!
Really hard to find good food/music in one place. Buddy Roe's excellent food and some of the best entertainment on the East Coast, constantly bringing in a variety of well know acts to add to the already great Ronnie and Chris show. Don't miss it if in the Mt. Pleasant/Charleston area!!
My husband (Boyd) and I love to go to Buddy Roe's --- the atmosphere is one of being at home --- very friendly -- reminds one of the bar on "Cheers" where everyone knows your name ---
Kim & Ronnie are great -- they always make everyone feel so at home -- they go around and speak to everyone there -- the staff cannot be better -- just great. It is so nice that as soon as you walk in the door, the waitress is on her way to you with your wine. I love it.
Great food -- their pimento cheese hamburgers are awesome -- homemade pimento cheese by Kim.
Music: you are not going to get any better --Ronnie is so talented -- plays and sings very well, but also has a great personality. And Kim is a great entertainer also.
There is always a nice variety of music -- we are big "shaggers" and he always accommodates us --
In case, you cannot tell, Buddy Roe's is one of our very favorite places to go -- only issue that we have is that most nights, the music does not start until 9:00pm and we are about ready to go home by then (we are of the older generation, but still love to have a good time.)
Buddy Roe's is highly recommended by the Loadholts -- Ronnie & Kim, we love you.
What a great place to relax, unwind, get a bite to eat and PARTY with Ronnie & Kim--it's an island kind a time......slayton
Great food, fun place and the best live entertainment in town!
Ronnie Johnson & his lovely wife and staff have been supporting local live music for years. This past year they have graciously hosted traveling songwriters and numerous benefits for musicians who are sick or in dire straits. The fried shrimp are su-pah!
One of the best kept secrets in the Charleston area. It's where the locals like to go and hang out. The food is awesome and the atmosphere is comfortable and relaxing. Ronnie is a fantastic entertainer and his music will have you dancing the night away. It's one of our favorite places to go. It's kid friendly as well!
A great place, loved by locals, with great food and great entertainment.
If you are looking for a place to dance the night away - look no further. The food is great and the band is even better. The open deck is awesome.
Buddiroe's should definitely should be apart of your weekend plans!
Awesome food and entertainment. The best of Charleston.
So you want a Local Place that doesn't take your wallet and throw it in the Marsh? A place you can hear great tunes, talk to the cool bartenders and eat LOCAL SHRIMP!?! Then go to Buddy Roes. No, they are not paying me! I just think this place is spiffy since Ronnie bought this eye sore next door to me and opened The Shrimp Shack! I even took my Uncle Bobby to shag... he loved it! Try the Shrimp Basket GRILLED with the Hot Bacon Sauce! yum.... and you have to try the fish tacos. Better than POE'S! Love it... always a great time. Thanks guys! You're awesome! xo
Love Neil Jordans. The Allen Brothers steaks are incredible. Atmosphere good and in particular, the bar area rocks, especially when Allen is holding court behind the bar. Allen is great at what he does and is the 2nd best bartender in a 2 mile radius!
Go one and you'll be hooked! Neil Jordans is a dining destrination experience-especially the bar!
Forgot the stars!!!
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