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Comment Archives: Locations: Bars + Clubs: 5 Stars

Re: “The Shelter Kitchen + Bar

The Shelter Kitchen and Bar is definitely not what I was expecting when I walked into it. As another bar on Shem Creek I was expecting fried seafood and all the other standard foods, but I was wrong. Their appetizers (which are half off on happy our or on Monday nights after 9 for food and bev night) are fantastic. The fried pickles and okra was amazing with the in house made chipotle ranch, and so were the Low country Rolls! (basically a spring roll for southerners, collards, pulled pork, and mustard based BBQ sauce). Even just the basket of fries I've had there before was great, it comes with a really fantastic garlic aioli.

The burgers are huge and superb. About 7 different choices for toppings, and you can opt out of a burger for a chicken breast, fried chicken breast, veggie burger (which is great) and even a Portabella mushroom. I've only had my burger cooked incorrectly once, and it was underdone so I sent it back and they actually recooked an entire burger instead of heating up my underdone burger. I was very impressed with the time it took to get food to the table, (as well as drinks) and the reaction time of managers to get out to the table to make sure problems are taken care of in a proper way.

Drinks do take a little while. But if you look at the bar on any given night, they may seem understaffed at some points. If you order your drink when you're 2/3rds done you will never wait on a drink. If you wait until you're done and then have to wait for your server to get back around when this place is packed, I can understand how people would think its bad bar service. But in reality its just its shear volume of people there. Maybe I just do this cause i'm in food and bev myself. But as a server, I enjoy going to The Shelter Kitchen and Bar, happy servers, happy people, happy managers, and a great overall atmosphere. Will be there again, and again.

4 of 7 people like this.
Posted by Xaak on October 15, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Manny's Neighborhood Grille

Manny's Mediterranean Cafe on George St has the best Gyros I have had in years - fresh and delicious - a must. Great service and a very comfortable experience - can't wait to go back for more

Posted by bh on September 12, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

The five of us dined upstairs for Father's Day and we couldn't have had a better prepared, more flavorful meal. The service was attentive without being annoying. 3 of us are vegetarians and loved the scrumptious offerings at this 'steak; restaurant. Great cocktails and an extensive wine list rounded out the experience. If I had to make one complaint, it would be that the desserts were massive and we could have shared and would have appreciated that suggestion from our server. In a town full of amazing restaurants, this will be a repeat.

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Posted by SusieQ on August 17, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

Went to Hall's recently with a party of six and I must admit, everyone had a great meal. Don't quite understand all the negative comments. One of the owners came by once to say hi but other than that no harassment like you read in most of the reviews. They are a little pricey, but anyone would no this with a little research..definitely would go back again.

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Posted by suuuper on August 10, 2013 at 3:19 AM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

Wow. These reviews are terrible. I have eaten at Halls over 25 times and have NEVER had a bad meal and have NEVER had bad service. The owners seem to really care about the end product and are very nice. All of my friends agree. This is the GO TO place in Charleston for steak. Khai Mahala

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Posted by Khai on August 9, 2013 at 8:20 AM

Re: “The Shelter Kitchen + Bar

I love shelter it's a great place for younger people to hang out in Mt. Pleasant, the brunch is fantastic and the dinner menu is also really great. The drink specials are great too $6 crafts of mimosas yes please!

3 of 7 people like this.
Posted by Ck131 on August 6, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Cypress Lowcountry Grille

I would disregard any review written during restaurant week... kind of a given there.
Cypress is excellent. Been going there since they opened and it is always a favorite, even when new and great places open.

2 of 3 people like this.
Posted by Claire OB on May 9, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Smokey's Place Sports Bar and Grill

Best burger in town. Don't know what they are talking about in terms of right wing antics. I have been there a thousand times and never heard one discussion. Plus the owner is not a guy (I don't think), the wait staff is friendly, and the food is set at a very good price for the portions you get (I can never finish). Pretty funny reading the comments on the right wing stuff, as long shoremen go there all the time. You can smoke in there which is probably a turn-off for most, but there is always take-out!

4 of 5 people like this.
Posted by CID99 on April 25, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Re: “How Art Thou? Cafe

Cade Style was awesome! Blues, jazz, Motown, our feet were tappin' to the music while we joined in singing to old familiar songs. Great performance.

1 of 1 people like this.
Posted by David Berger on April 21, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Cha Cha's Mexican Grill

finally a replacement for Buffalo South, the place has a great elevated bar, Happy Hour is superb.... we keep going back you should too, Tecate & salsa, what ever you order on the menu is nutrition with a buzz, what more can you ask from a sports bar ?

1 of 4 people like this.
Posted by Larry Carter Center on April 15, 2013 at 5:39 PM

Re: “The Ice House

Awesome Bar! Fantastic bartenders, and always make people feel welcomed!

Posted by Gisele Farmer on April 12, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Blind Tiger

The Caprese Grilled Cheese is one of the best sandwiches in Charleston.

We're dealing in facts, here.

Posted by Pronghorn on April 9, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Re: “Bacco Italian Restaurant

Bacco is my go-to Italian restaurant in the Charleston area. I have been there many times and have never been disappointed by the food, drinks, or service. I tend to be very picky with Italian food, after living in Italy for a short time. Chef Michael is an expert at recreating and reinventing many of the traditional Italian dishes I love. I especially enjoy his ability to prepare perfect hand made pasta cooked Al dente, as it should be. His main courses are also quite amazing, and we look forward to creative specials like the seared lamb neck. While you are there, make sure you give the home made limoncello a try. I look forward to my next visit. Ciao!

3 of 3 people like this.
Posted by brewengineer on April 2, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Seanachai Social Club

What a great local! So happy that there is a place on Johns Island to enjoy an after-work beer in a friendly pub. Bartender and owner Gerry is a gem, treats his customers as friends, and is a craftsman with the cocktails, too. Hard to drive past it on your way home without stopping for a pint!

3 of 3 people like this.
Posted by Wadmalaw on March 15, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Seanachai Social Club

Seanachai is a great little pub on Johns Island. Great staff with nice craft beers and Irish whiskey selection, with good live music every week.

4 of 4 people like this.
Posted by Bostick29487 on March 13, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Re: “The Alley

Everything I have ever thought less of Charleston for has finally arrived. Thank goodness for these retro hippie amazingly creative individuals. I will never leave unless you don't stay. THEALLEY CHARLESTON

2 of 2 people like this.
Posted by mmdesign on March 7, 2013 at 12:21 AM

Re: “Awendaw Green

woo hoo

Posted by GuineaPirate on March 6, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Wild Wing - Oakland Market

BEER UNIVERSITY IS AWESOME!

Posted by goldammerq= on March 2, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Ballroom Dance Club

Really fun! Looking forward to it! All ages, all skills!

Posted by Elizabeth Beldner on February 24, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Ballroom Dance Club

A fantastic venue with a nice atmosphere, a fast wood floor, and plenty of seating with chairs and tables to make yourself comfortable.

1 of 1 people like this.
Posted by Stephen Duane on February 24, 2013 at 10:03 AM
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