Let me tell you how much I love this place. The food is AMAZING and not expensive. Yeah the place is definitely for kids but every time that I have been there, even with parties going on, the staff has been nothing but attentive and polite. They definitely have a customer for life.
Bizarre is the best word to describe this place. The Pho was good and service was excellent; very friendly staff and attentive staff. A great place for family place.
We arrived early and enjoyed watching the various events and then the parade. We left after that and it seems like it was a good thing to leave then from the reviews I have read. When we left there was about 1,000 cars parked and more were coming in. Glad we got there early and left early.
In the past, the park has always put on some wonderful family-friendly events. However, the last one (Reggae night) on 6/22/2013 ended with an unreasonable show of force by the police department that created an unnecessary amount of distress and bad-will. If this continues, I cannot call this a family-friendly event anymore. I requested an explanation from both departments. You can see it here as well as a video. https://www.facebook.com/notes/tom-steenhu…
Ohh i missed it.
It's the Fair, what to you expect? Charleston debutants in their best? People watching is one of the best parts of going to the Fair. We went to the fair last night and had a blast. Got there at 5 after a 20 minute ride from downtown. Did some kids rides with our 1 year old son, had obligatory fair food (gyro, chicken on a stick, and a fried candy bar), did a few adult rides, left and back downtown by 8.
THE SHOW WAS GREAT, BUT WHEN WE BOUGHT VIP TICKET WE WERE TOLD THAT YOU WILL GET TWO DRINK & SOMETHING TO EAT. EVERYONE AT THE EVENT AT DUMP DUMP LIKE THEY DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS. I THANK THEY SHOULD REFUND SOME MONEY OR GIVE THOSE PEOPLE A DISCONT ON THERE NEXT TICKET THEY WON'T GET AGAIN I WILL RAISE HELLLLLL.
The food is great. The service is friendly, but slow and inadequate. I appreciate the smiles, but I would rather have a waitress that is attentive than happy. Regardless, I will continue to go back for the food; the ski ball, too.
The best Vietnamese (only?) food on the island. Unfortunately, there is absolutely no sense of urgency from any of the staff. I want to love this place, but it is painfully slow. Vietnamese restaurants in D.C. are so efficient the meals arrive almost too quickly. Maybe as they get busier they will get faster. Two of the dishes we ordered were unavailable the last time and when I inquired as to where the dish was they said the reason we didn't get it is because they didn't have it. I actually watched the server ask the chef about the dish and he dismissively waived his hand at her and said, "Go away." Amazing.
2 stars for service
5 stars for food.
I LOVE Quyen but when we went last week, after getting our food, out waitress disappeared! Never saw her again- never got our drinks refilled, and i waited 15 minutes after finishing eating for the bill to come...it never did....and i had to go up to the counter to get my check!
So frustrating. I love it there so much but service is important to me (and yes, i have worked as a waitress before).
How I hate to be the one negative person, but will try to explain. I love Stephanie's recommendations and after lots of Twitter posts, we went tonight. It was a disaster. I can only guess that our experience was unusual. We had to ask for service several times since the waitress kept neglecting to come back (15 minutes or so to order in the first place). A couple near us was looking for their server at one point, after a while without, to explain they needed their check quickly to catch a movie.
The wait staff brought us AND the tables around us the incorrect orders - 5 times it happened while we were there.
The food was a very enjoyable experience and there were so many things we wanted to try, but after the mistakes and the non-attentiveness, I don't know if we have the energy!
I never post feedback typically, but I am making an exception. My children and grandchildren were in town and I planned for us to attend the Low Country Christmas at Boone Hall. We had high expectations as being represented by Boone Hall and due to the cost of the event. We were extremely disappointed. The idea is phenomenal but very underdone. I realize this is their first year and perhaps some feedback will help them. Too few food venders, too few activities included with price. The long lines with a let down of product offered. Santa's workshop was rushed through and needs more live interaction, live props, not just painted walls. The Christmas Village could have used some pizazz, like a snow flake machine, more shops or interactive activities for kids. The hayride was fun, but truthfully, needed much more lights, could really have been all lights and just fun Christmas music playing and a guide to encourage interaction, we sang one song at the very end of the ride. One of my biggest gripes was no facilities for babies, I had to change my one of my grandchildren on the floor of a building on her coat. Needless to say I will not be recommending this event. I'm sorry to be so negative but I had such high hopes as it was the main activity I had planned during their stay. The lights at James Island is far more economical and well worth the trip.
I didn't go to the fair this year or any other year. I can't believe that the Coastal County Fair would allow an animal act such as with the Bear to be included. I DETEST that type of attraction and would not give them my business.
Agreed. It's 2011, and the fair still lets morons walk around blowing cigarette smoke at people.
Wise up, exchange club, make designated smoking areas and the rest smoke free.
Especially the amphitheater, where people are packed in to see the bands.
Designated smoking areas will only slightly inconvenience a few and greatly improve the fair experience for many.
I went to the first roast they had many years ago. It was crowded and poorly organized then, and appears to be the same in subsequent years. The prices are outrageous, and the traffic is horrible! Go out to Bowen's Island or a local place and eat your oysters and drink your beer. You'll enjoy it more and save a lot of time and money.
The reputation of the Oyster Festival has been getting poorer and poorer over the past few years. Why go all the way over there, sit for hours in traffic (in and out), pay an incredible price for just a few oysters, and wait in long, long lines for the honor of being fucked? Save the trip, go locally, and have hot oysters and good beer that dows not require a mortgage on your home?
Is there anything like a haunted house experience for 10-year olds and 6-year olds besides the Haunted Hay Ride we do every year? Just curious. I heard of the Amy's thing but it looks like it's for 12 and over. thanks!
Didn't go to fair this year....to old and to slow..to much walking, and well anyway...
I am so excited to see these guys again! They rocked it last year, great vibes
Race sounds awesome, can't wait. BroncoBilly
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