Ok first this is a dive..however this is not a negative. Draft beer not ice cold, bologna sandwich is great but too expensive and to small..i mean two slices of bologna, really! Jerky is great..i ordered the Chili with meat and sausage. I thought they gave me the vegan one but they said no. So good luck finding the meat in it. It was also the WORST chili I ever had. They are lucky I gave them a 3.. a good place to drink though.
This place,judging from the reviews,should have been a "HOTEL" rather than a place claiming to serve "food". Also being a life long resident of Charleston(75yrs.),the geographical area is a place I would not go thru with half the "CPD" even tho there is or was a precinct station on Columbus St.
You must keep in mind that there is a "FIRE" everyday in the "HOLY CITY".
Maybe you were overserved somewhere else and no in shape to be served more. Businesses have the right to refuse service to whomever they please. Maybe you don't tip.
Went at 11:30 pm and the bouncer literally did not let me in...I'm 21. I am there most weekends. My ID was real and I showed the cops across the street. The owner should maybe look into this...
I had brunch for the first time at Moe's last weekend. By far one of the best I've had in Charleston! Fantastic food, little to no wait time because we got a seat at the bar, and no pretentious prices. Loved it and I'm a brunch snob.
most restaurants have this policy and for good reason. I have seen tables held for the rest of the party when they never show up. you can have 4 people eating at a table for 8 and the added wait time.
To those; that don't agree to the "all need to be there to be seated " rule; Go somewhere else; You won't be missed. I'll take the table.
It's narcissistic to think you should be able to hold a table until the rest of your party arrives when there are other patrons who are ready to be seated and order.
Trollslayer, you are absolutely right on the smoking. It's disgusting and blows right into the restaurant.
There were 3 of the 7 of us there, and we were ordering carafes of mimosas. We weren't sipping on water, and even if we were, too bad. With a group of 7 people, people are going to order and you are going to make money. If a business wants my money, you can damn well seat me and those who are present with my party while we wait on the rest to arrive.
I agree with BNP29412 on this one. Pearlz downtown has the same policy. What if the last person in your party is an hour behind (which I have seen before from previous F&B work)? Tables are specifically meant to be used to make money. If you are using that table patiently waiting on others to arrive, then they aren't making money & most likely turning other people away. Its a smart business decision. I know its hard to coordinate, but if everyone arrives at the same time, it shouldn't be a problem.
Not smoke free. The addicts sit at an outside bar and blow smoke across to the inside of the building.
It is also very annoying for a big group to start to be seated when the first person arrives and then proceeds to drink water with lemon for 45 minutes while the rest of their party saunters in. If a restaurant has a busy service and wants to do a good job for every patron, this is how they have to seat tables.
Although their brunch is delicious, I was quickly aware that I may never return with a group of people as they will not seat you until EVERY person in your party is present. They sat numerous people before us while we waited. Very annoying.
Long in the tooth, dirty, grungy.... girl bartender should be fired for not serving customers quickly
Great place all around. Food and service is great and owner is very friendly with costumers. Definitely would recommend trying this wonderful place
We ordered both charcuterie plates, and they were both solid. The beer selection is solid too. I went in June, so maybe it was the timing, but the crowd seemed very touristy, middle-aged, and well-heeled. I'm 40 and I was younger than most people there. Maybe my preconception of beer gardens as unpretentious, neighborhood places skewed my feeling, but I really did not feel very relaxed there. I couldn't imagine hanging out with my friends and just having a good time. And some of the beers were a dollar or so more expensive than I've seen them other places (like the Oak Barrel Tavern).
Another reviewer mentioned feeling ripped off on Upper King St. I know how he/she feels, since I've had that experience too. I wouldn't say I felt ripped off at Edmund's Oast; it just felt like I was being sold an up-scale brand that I didn't need or really want to pay for.
I do think I have to read more reviews before I check out new places. Unfortunately, a lot of them seemed aimed more at tourists with money to blow rather than locals just interested in a good meal and drinks.
I've been there several times. Speaking focused on the food, beverage, decor and service while ignoring the prices, I had a great experience each time. Staff is knowledgeable and helpful. But my one reservation is the price point. The small plates have almost always been tasty, but $11-$14 for really small plates, or $12 for the same beer that other establishments of good quality charge $6-$8, that does annoy me. I know EO doesn't need my business, but I would go more often if prices were tuned down a bit for middle class folks.
Went here for the first time last week after hearing about it and was pleased with the experience. Apps and entree's were a hit. Will be back!
My review was about my experience. I found the food is overpriced, the portions small, it was so loud we practically had to scream at each other over the table, and the clientele was extruded from the same vintage cookie cutter. Maybe I hit it on the night of a scenester convention. Regardless, that was my experience. Yours may vary, which is why I think it's good for a wide variety of people to offer different points of view. What works for some may not work for others so it doesn't make either of us wrong.
As for "hating on top restaurants," I'm guilty as charged. I don't like being ripped off, end of story. That's how I feel about virtually everything on Upper King with the notable exception of Prohibition. Also, "top" and "popular" are not synonyms. Top is subjective and, as I said above, people have different opinions.
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