Stopped in the other night for a drink and menu read.
I had to put the phone light on menu to read, tiny lettering & dim light.
Ended up ordering the Beef Carpaccio and the Lamb/Pork wontons from the 'Starters'.
The carpaccio was awesome, just the right amount of heat from the chile, and literally melts in your mouth.
The wontons were delicious as well. Served piping hot and tasty as well.
Now the bad part. These 2 apps were $14 combined. The carpaccio was served on a plate about the size of a tea saucer or dessert plate, paper thin & one layer thick. Big on flavor - short on quantity. The wontons...5 in all, served on the same size plate, again, a small portion for the price.
Add to this a $5.50 can of beer and it starts to add up fast. I also found it odd that there was no draught beer. I know cans are all hip these days...but really $5.50? Dinner plates start around $12(it is a very limited menu) and climb up from there...with your can of beer in an old gas station. Obviously, some love goes into the food but if you have an appetite, or give due consideration to the value of a dollar, this may not be the place for you.
Tried Hom 3 times.
First time was good...Had the Hom Wrecker and fries(not included w/ burgers) and thought it was good, not great, and a bit pricey.
Went back a second time, had the 'Hombre', a chorizo burger, very good & unusual, kinda small, but on par with my first visit.
Third time was a total fiasco....Late afternoon, not busy, Ordered the 'Green Hornet'. It looked like a slider or kid's burger, TINY, on what appeared to be a dinner roll. Meat was mushy and fell apart. The chile slices were cold & flavorless. I could not see the blue cheese pimento or taste it, and the lettuce was wilted. Absolutely horrible.
The server asked "How is everything?...I responded, 'Not so good' and commented on my meal...small, no cheese. Server assured me cheese was there...and burger is a WHOLE 6 oz. Then said 'I'm sorry you're unhappy' and walked off. WOW!!! So much for customer service.
Considering I ordered onion rings which put me about $13 -14 in for a 'snack' and received little consideration...I won't be back, my companion was unhappy as well. Third time out...Not very good & expensive compared to portion size. I can think of 2 or 3 placed that serve a killer burger EVERY time, large(or at least good size) portions for less $$$. You charge $10 clams for a gourmet burger...it better be great.
Sorry HOM unacceptable.
Look, you people need to know all bars foods suck. You cannot go to a bar and get good food. Period. It's done. Go to a good restaurant is you what good food. Bars food always suck. Regards, Riptide
if there were zero stars available...
first as a regular traveler to the great city of charleston i would like to say that this city has always offered the best service and selection. i have travelled all over the country and always find my way back to this city for the most memorable experiences.
with that said i want to share one of the most disturbing experiences to date.
after being molested at the door by an overeager family member i had to wait an hour and 20 minutes past a reservation time in a noisy crowded bar area. The music was obtrusive and loud, clientele obnoxious and the bartender slow. One of the brothers kept assuring me a spot would open up but after getting a drink dumped on me i went to the bathroom to clean up. I opened the unlocked door bumping into a gentleman and a woman leaning over the counter engaged in either some sexual act or drug use. This is where things got weird. the man in the bathroom was the owners son! what kind of place are they running!
i grabbed my date appalled and left immediately.
Someone needs to look into this place. They are either running a brothel or a crack house.
good food, but too crowded now. Also, sad to say the owner, though Irish, has NO idea how to cook a proper scone!
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!
Been twice, impressed both times. Had French toast at 11pm with a "Dark & Stormy" cocktail. The French toast was excellent with the sorghum syrup and $2 optional strawberries and bananas. The Dark & Stormy was tasty, but I wouldn't get another one for the $9 they charge for it. I came back later for lunch. Tried the chicken and waffle plate. The chicken was really, really damn good. The waffle was ok. Service was good both times.
Wonderful experience. Friendly and helpful staff. Great food!
When Regal and TB first changed our favorite movie house in Mt. Pleasant into the Cinebarre, I was completely dismayed because it was like they had turned a family-friendly movie theater into a hangout for young tattooed vampire types to drink and hook up.
I hated it and called Regal to ask them what they were thinking when they did this. They said it was something of an experiment but to give it a chance.
And then over a short period of time Cinebarre made some very positive changes.
So there was a time for about 3 years when I would have given the Cinebarre 5 stars and hands down the best movie house ever, and my husband and I were seeing at least 2 movies a week there, at that time.
But now things changed again and now they have gone downhill so far that they will not give patrons a glass of water!
I am not kidding. The last time we were in there I asked for some water and was told it would be 50 cents for a bottle of water, I said no just a glass would be fine and was told they cannot give people water anymore.
I'm a diabetic and needed that glass of water and was shocked that they wouldn't allow a patron such a small basic item without making them pay for it.
And just as a matter of interest, I used to get a kick out of the owner -- who is like this crusty kind of Texas mafia sort of guy, a little bit scary but fascinating -- but he has turned out to be one really nasty, money-grubbing individual.
I heard him bragging about how when someone told him that the Cinebarre was the best movie theater in Mt. Pleasant, he said something to the effect that "There's only two F***ing movie theaters in Mt. Pleasant," so I guess he didn't take that as much of a compliment.
Yes, Terrell, there are only 2 movie theaters in Mt. Pleasant and at this point in time the other one is better. Time to reassess certain attitudes and policies.
I Love this studio!! Great variety of classes for all skill levels. Friendly and caring teachers. The space is amazing.
Way overpriced for the amount of food. My family and I went last night for the second time and that will be the last. My son and I ordered off the Happy Hour menu. Now, I realized the burgers were $5 and would be smaller (3.5 oz), but the patty was so thin you could not even taste the meat. My husband had the Green Hornet off the regular menu. It was $9.50 for just the burger and it was not much more than a glorified slider. I think the burger was 5.5 oz? I don't care what kind of meat you are using, $9.50 (without anything else on the plate) should warrant a grown up size burger. Also, the patty was shaped like a meatball! Maybe so we did not realize the buns were tiny?
On the plus side, their sweet potato fries were amazing. I like the space, the service was good both times we went, and my son likes the ping pong tables. I am willing to pay $13 for a burger and fries, but it better knock my socks off because that is a hefty price to charge and you had better be able to back it up.
How do three 5-star reviews average out to 4.6 stars? Charleston City Paper, you got some splainin to do.
XBB is unfair to early bird geezers. 6pm is a very odd time to open for dinner service in a town crammed with retirees who like to eat early. Oh well. Maybe Denny's will put asian on the menu some day.
I had a meatball sub today from Park Pizza that rocked my socks off. Perfectly moist and seasoned meatballs, perfect amount of gooey cheese, just enough tangy sauce, and the roll was toasted to a golden crispiness that remained crunchy while I ate at my desk. This was the best lunch I have had in months!
I have to agree with factory connection. I have been visiting this spot since they opened and always enjoyed it. The pulled pork is always falling apart and moist. The ribs have always been juicy and well seasoned. I also love the mac n cheese. The service has been great since day one, and I have been there during some very busy times. I am big into cooking/smoking meats, and The Barbecue Joint is on par with some of my best dishes.
lousy crust, enough said
I've had BBQ Joint food fairly regularly since the day they opened and I've never had a bad experience nor anything but welcoming service. These negative reviews sound way too personal. Regardless, I've never had any hesitation about recommending their food to anyone for lunch or catering. I've had the competitors' product from all other mentioned places and BBQ Joint is right there with 'em.
I had received a $25 gift certificate from The BBQ joint and was looking forward to trying it. I am sooo sorry that I ever walked into this place. I took a friend and we ordered the sandwich, side and tea for $9. I told the guy behind the counter I wanted to only use $12.50 of the certificate and save the balance for my next visit. The next thing I knew this little fat turd walked up and told me "no, it's a one time shot". I said it was a gift certificate, basically money that I had pre-spent in his store for food later. He said if I didn't like it I could "get the fuck out". I told him he was an asshole (but he knew that already) and for him to give me my certificate back. He grabbed it and said no. So he was going to STEAL MY MONEY! There were small children nearby and so I calmed down and rather than smashing his head against the counter while my new girlfriend watched, I chose to just take my plate of food. Well that was another mistake. I travel all over the south and I am a huge BBQ fan, and have eaten at pretty much most of the favorites in SC, GA, and NC. This was an embarrassment to a pig. It tasted like he scraped it from a dog's butt. It was flavorless. Don't believe me? Read the Yelp.com reviews. The BBQ hash tasted like it was BBQ from last month that he couldn't sell and he just mixed in some ketchup. The rice was even bad. How do you make rice bad??
Two solid days of diarrhea later I finally got my strength back. This little troll that owns the place should move back to Ohio and get his job back at the DMV. He knows nothing about BBQ. Shealy's, Dukes, all of the Bessinger guys, Browns, Lexington, etc. they know BBQ. Good luck if you go. It is a waste of a good pig.
If you don't believe me call me. This is a true story. And if you don't like this review lardass, come find me. I'm in the white pages.
Unique place with excellent food!!!
Four ratings, 3 one-star, 1 two-star. True average rating: 1.25 stars.
So why does it rate 2.2 stars?
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