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Re: “Moose's Famous BBQ

Brisket and Banana pudding are awesome!

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Posted by Gidget Quinoner on January 5, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Re: “La Pizzeria

I agree wholeheartedly with this place being the best NY pizza in Lowcountry. We were so thrilled with our pizza when we ate in that we swore it would not be our last time. We drove there after a friend recommended it. The crust was bubbly at the top, very crispy on the outside but tender inside. It was a definite folder, which verified its authenticity in our opinion. If you don't need 2 hands to hold a slice, its not a NY style pizza. The sauce was on mark and full of bold flavor with the right amount of cheese. We were raving and swooning until we saw the check. We think the price per piece is a bit steep but that being said, when you are the best in town, maybe you can charge this much. We loved it and would come back more often if the price per piece were lower. Still, we definitely missed it and come back once every couple months just to get our fix. Good job and well done! We leave so full that we never have room for dessert!

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Posted by mrwhitsie on January 5, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Burwell's Stone Fire Grill

Get over to one of the Best Kept Secrets in Charleston!!!!!

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Posted by Yumchs on January 4, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Coleman Public House

CPH is my go to Mt P dinner spot on most weekends. The food is consistently good and the tap beer selection tends to be the best in town (in most cases). I have probably tried every burger on the menu, and they are all delicious. I usually order my burgers rare, and am never disappointed. This quality of beef was not meant to be ordered well done. So damn juicy! The lamb sliders are fantastic, but I found out they can also make you a Big Lamb (full sized lamb burger) which takes it to another level. The truffle fries are evil, with that perfect touch of salty truffle oil flavor and a light sprinkle of Parmesan. Lately, I have been ordering the Fish and Chips, as they seem to know how to do that dish better than most places around CHS. My only complaint is that the beer prices can occasionally be on the high side, but it doesn't deter me from ordering a few brews before and during dinner. If you love burgers and craft beer, CPH should be your new home.

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Posted by brewengineer on January 4, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Stars Restaurant Rooftop and Grill Room

I love getting a delicious grilled steak and oysters bulls bay!

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Posted by Jessica Roberts on December 29, 2012 at 1:46 AM

Re: “Ko Cha Asian Restaurant

Love this place - - favorite Korean place in Charleston. Excellent quality and prices and friendly staff.

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Posted by Rex1234 on December 24, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Re: “The Shelter Kitchen + Bar

I am a big fan of the shelter. What they did architecturally to maximize and create a terraced open space from an existing structure is super. They have had time to refine their menu as well and some of their items really stand out, like their shrimp dip, which is an especially well crafted version of an already excellent local recipe. I think the place is an innovative treat.

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Posted by Randolino on December 15, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Cru Catering

We got married at the end of October and used Cru as our caterers. They absolutely killed it. I highly recommend them!

Posted by joshl725 on December 13, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Re: “O'Brion's Pub & Grille

Decided to try the I'ON location with my best friend here visiting from from Texas. Of several places the two of us visited during his stay in town, O'Brion's actually did all of the basic things to make a customer feel like a necessary part of the business equation correctly. We managed to get a seat at a nice comfortable high top table, were greeted within seconds by a very lovely young lady (Eva) who was actually smiling and glad to be there, placed and received our beer order which arrived within a couple of minutes icy cold along with well chilled pint glasses, had our questions about the menu answered confidently, and proceeded to enjoy sports on the many quality flat panel screens without the annoying nuisance of loud blaring volume while waiting for our food. The food arrived quickly despite a sizeable crowd and my friend described the burger as the best he had enjoyed in Mount Pleasant. Likewise, the Cuban sandwich I received was total perfection on a plate. As a bit of a connoisseur of this particular sandwich, I must point out that this is the first time I have ever received a "true" Cuban made properly in this town and it tasted spectacular. My friend and I were quite happy that we were able to enjoy our experience at this O'Brion's location from the minute we walked through the door until we left feeling very satisfied that at least one place in Mount Pleasant actually has what it takes to earn the business and insure the return visit of its patrons.

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Posted by Los Super Saturn on December 13, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Mike Calder's Buffalo Pub

I love this bar best wings in town..ya ya some people don't like but my dad alawys told me you piss somone off then they tell 15 people it sucks.. and if its good youll tell a person. That being said its a fun place to go with good food. :)

Posted by Monty Grantham on December 12, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Re: “Back Home Bar & Grill

In response to "Sacred Arrow", this is the most ludicrous, meritless and I would even go as far as to call it slanderous review of a restaurant. This is a family owned restaurant, the owners and employees are extremely hard working to make it a successful place. I go there regularly and have never once witnessed any type of drug use or "marijuana" being smoked in the bathrooms or elsewhere. Especially being that many of my friends who are off-duty and retired police officers patron the place. Majority of whom are friends with the owner. Please keep your false reviews to yourself.

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Posted by nursie on December 7, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Re: “The Lot

This is my new favorite resurant. I could eat here every night and not get tired of it. The food is fresh, local, and prepared with a lot of thought. The price is appropriate for the quality of the food and much less than similar food downtown. I loved El Bohio but I CRAVE The Lot!

Posted by Linnea Roumillat on December 5, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Xiao Bao Biscuit

I've been to XBB twice now, once for lunch, and once for dinner. Both experiences were fantastic. This is NOT an Asian Fusion restaurant. The dishes XBB create are authentic to Asian heritage; some of them are indeed spicy, and you will enjoy your experience more if you share the dishes among the table in the Asian tradition.

Lunch provides some great sandwich options, I had the pork sandwich (filling but not too heavy) and the cabbage pancake is fantastic (this dish is on both the lunch and dinner menus). The dinner menu is more extensive, so there is plenty to try. The flounder dish currently on the menu is absolutely to die for -- it has this lightness complemented by fennel and dill that keeps the broth from overpowering the fish. I wanted to steal it all for myself!

Also incredible is the drinks selection. Joey (formerly of Belmont Lounge) has created some amazing cocktails, and they have some really cool international beers I had never heard of, but were very good.

The vibe is very cool and this is a really easy place to meet people and strike up new conversations. Not only is the staff really friendly, but the other patrons were a lot of fun and interesting to chat with. Overall, this is a great addition to the Charleston scene, and definitely provides and experience you can't find anywhere else in town!

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Posted by O-Ren Ishii on December 3, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Leaf Café and Bar

Leaf is a great place to eat and drink with excellent service. Contrary to popular belief, there are not that many "great" restaurants in Charleston, just a lot of them that would like you to think they are.

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Posted by Los Super Saturn on November 8, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Angel Oak Restaurant

These folks have it nailed! The service was spot on as soon as we walked in the door. It is a cozy open room with an eclectic/rustic decor. But I can tell that thought went in to every aspect of it. Right down to the re-used cork from a wine bottle used to hold a card with daily specials. The tables had vases with flowers and herbs in them, each one different than the next. The restaurant is owned and operated by a young couple. She came over and asked if it was our first time visiting and we confirmed that was. She then went through the menu with us, noting new items that had been added for the season. Our server was gracious and knowledgeable, and not over bearing or flippant. I could tell she was sizing us up as to what kind of dinners we were. (We were enjoying a nice dinner out as newlyweds). She defiantly adjusted her service style to accommodate us. She was quietly efficient but ready to answer any question or request.

The food was great, well priced and perfectly seasoned. I will say, that I really like escargot prepared the old fashioned way. No need to hide what it actually is in my opinion, so when that app came out pan fried I was a little disappointed. But other than that the food was spot on. From the pimento cheese dip down to the best mac-n-cheese I think Ive ever eaten. I had the fried chicken, which consisted of a breast, leg and thigh. It was perfect, light, crispy and not too greasy, with a hint of sweetness from the drizzle of local honey. The collards came in a separate pot, perfect for sharing, and they offered the vinegar on the side. Smart, because some folks don't like vinegar. I on the other hand love it and poured it right in. My husbands collards were so good that he actually had to stop me from helping myself to them. His country fried steak was also perfect. The beef is local and it really makes a difference. Sadly, we bith loved our entrees so much that we ate too much of them and had no room for the in house prepared desserts. Oh well, guess we will have to go back.

Long story, short. Great meal, great service and I didn't have that ripped off feeling when the bill came, that I get all too often at restaurants in the area.

Posted by breadgirl on November 5, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Five Loaves Cafe

From all standpoints: excellent!

Downtown cafe last Wed: great, fresh food for good value ie ultimate BLT, light potato cakes over spinach; soups are awesome....a varied menu; half/full portions available; dedicated wait staff, cool interior and location.

Really, a joy to discover! Order enough to take some home...

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Posted by Mollie Katsen on November 4, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Re: “The Shelter Kitchen + Bar

Fun place to go with great music... Schema plays there a lot & they are definitely worth checking out! Always a great crowd, nice bartenders, & good food. Their fried pickles & fried green tomatoes are awesome... The Lowcountry Eggrolls are one of my favorites as well! To the person that did not have good service, I would certainly say give the Shelter another chance! They were really packed the first few weeks of being open. Go try a Hurricane & enjoy the nice fall weather :)

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Posted by ashleymarieriley on November 2, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Dell'z Deli

I ordered the beach bum and the jazzy pizza and split them with a friend. They are both incredible! It is so much food. We had 1/2 the pizza for breakfast the next day. Normally I'm suspicious of any establishment that labels one their products "goddess" but you cannot hold that against the sauce. The sauce deserves a grand title because it compliments everything. It is October and the tomatoes were more delicious than I remember them being in the summer!??!! They use sriracha perfectly, discerningly. The greens are perfect, never bitter. I like the Black Bean Co. but put head-to-head with Dellz Deli- DELLZ. every. time.

Posted by Meagan Nista on November 1, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Verde

Finally a restaurant where you can feel good about what you're eating all the time. Love Verde! They are a welcomed addition to King Street.

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Posted by JKLA on October 29, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Re: “The Wreck of the Richard and Charlene

The Wreck is the anti-restaurant of the Lowcountry food scene in that it is staunchly an unapologetic, old-fashioned seafood shack. Yep, I agree its a bit overpriced as are 99% of the restaurants in the Charleston area thanks to tourism. I moved here from further up the coast from a town known for its fresh local seafood. The Wreck is as good as it gets anywhere for this style of preparation. What is served at the Wreck is the old fashioned fish fry approach. I've had the grilled seafood at the Wreck. It's nowhere near as good as the fried seafood. I can tell you that nowhere will you find better fried oysters or scallops. The outside is crunchy and the inside is succulent and not overcooked every time I've eaten there. It's never greasy. Don't like fried seafood? Then it isn't worth going there. But if you do, there is none better. Just know what you're getting into when you go. Sitting out on the deck drinking a beer and watching the sunset across Shem Creek among the fishing trawlers simply adds to the ambiance. During oyster season they are known for having oyster roasts out on the deck. Don't listen to the blithering nabobs of negativism posting here because they didn't know what they were in for before they got there. This is the best place to go in the Charleston/Mt P area for traditional seafood. Go somewhere else if you want something other than what they have, don't blame the restaurant.

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Posted by Brian Beach on October 24, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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