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Comment Archives: Locations: 3 Stars

Re: “Rutledge Cab Co.

Our dinner was less than inspiring, the kabobs were ok but boring, the wings were the same as was the burger. The food was just very mediocre. Their house red wine was decent and a relatively good buy. The cocktail I had was unique and I enjoyed it. I thought it was pretty loud inside and outside, but service was good. I will be back to try the all day breakfast options, though.

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Posted by willywoody on February 25, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Ms. Rose's

I was so excited to try out Ms. Rose's and walked away disappointed.
The food was so so but the service was terrible. Our server forgot our appitizer, let our water glasses sit empty and we had to remind her we ordered a second round of cocktails.
We ordered the gnocchi and a ruben. I asked to subsitute the protien in the gnocchi and our server said there was an upcharge, which i expected but it was her delivery that threw me off. The gnocchi was good, lots of flavor. The ruben was just average. I will give them credit for their fries. They were awsome.
I won't rush back anytime soon.

Posted by elsmoak on February 15, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Re: “MEX 1

Love the style and the location is great in Avondale! Great beer selection and the food that I ordered was very good, albeit the presentation was a little lacking. I was however, a little disappointed in the margaritas. They taste wonderful, slightly sweet and tart, but when I think of a Mexican restaurant, I really picture large margaritas - not a small cynlinder glass filled with mostly ice. I want a giant margarita - at a good price. Otherwise, they seem successful and I hope that it continues!

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Posted by clemsonMUSC on February 12, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Re: “MEX 1

The food I tried was bland. I tried the chicken taco and the Baja fish taco. Both were bland compared to Taco Boy. My friend had the Grilled Mahi taco and the Carne Asada taco. He agreed that the food needed more punch. The service was great and I liked the surf videos. Won't be back anytime soon.

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Posted by Rokko on February 7, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Black Bean Co.

I love going through the drive-thru at BBC, but the service inside the restaurant has been awful on the 3 occasions I've eaten there. I don't mind laid-back service, but in one visit, my waitress forgot multiple drinks, didn't put my order in at the same time as my dining companions', and wasn't at all apologetic. In an attempt to rush my food out, the kitchen delivered my "sautéed" fish almost entirely raw. To be fair, they did comp my meal - but I don't think I'll risk eating in, again.

Posted by Dillon Lights on January 28, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Groucho's Deli

I used to love Groucho's but I just went through the drive thru and ordered a white moose with extra sauce (which I didn't get)and a sweet tea. This cost me $10. The whole way home, all I could think about was that I feel ripped off. I can get a gourmet sandwich at Ted's Butcher block for the same price.. with Mac & Cheese!

Posted by frannybnanny on January 15, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Heart Woodfire Kitchen

Food: 5 stars
Drinks: 5 stars
Service: 1.5 stars
Atmosphere: 1 star

The food was worth the drive from Goose Creek. The Spanish Sunrise was a perfect brunch beverage and the coffee was nutty, rich, and delicious. The service was slow and server's attitude was flippant and off-putting.

I am not a fan of the industrial/warehouse setting but I understand it is a design trend. It feels unfinished and unwelcoming and cold.

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Posted by danadominata on January 14, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Hippodrome

Definitely think this event is overrated. We paid the $150 for each of us to be VIP, not to be confused with the VIP TABLE that was $1,000 for 6 people to have their own table. With the VIP ticket we were able to get a better liquor selection and access to the second floor. We were pretty excited for this event, but we were definitely let down. Last year we attending the Snyder Grand Ball right next store to the Hippodrome so I'm largely comparing my experience to the Aquarium's party.

-The imax area was very big and open which allowed for us to interact with friends without having to scream at each other while listening to a pretty good band
-The lines for drinks weren't very long, waited 5 minutes max for a drink
-Organization wasn't bad, waited about 10 minutes in line outside to get in. Pretty quick check in

-The VIP table members were taking seats from other tables and using end tables to sit on because there wasn't enough seating for the VIP table guests.
-The appetizers weren't very appetizing. I don't think warm deviled eggs go very well with whiskey. I was hoping for food a little more recognizable, not just slices of cucumber rolled up with some pinkish looking mayonnaise stuffed in it
-There weren't any tables or chairs to sit your drink on unless you went into the imax room in which case you can sit in those seats. But you're pretty much SOL for sitting down or having a table unless you get the VIP table

Next year we're just paying the $130 for the aquarium party where you get a much better selection of appetizers/food and seating available to everyone. I don't think the extra $40 was worth it for the VIP ticket. I'm not that picky with my alcohol and honestly, I would've been fine never stepping foot on the second floor. To me, it was an overpriced house party which we could've went to Red's for almost half of what we paid and got the same experience.

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Posted by Netterz0087 on January 2, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Re: “East Cooper Women's Center

Let me 1st say, the doctors are nice. Of course you will have to wait until they call u back. Prepare yourself for 1hr and a half to 2 hrs if you have something plannned or have to work. The front desk are not so welcoming, particularly the black lady. She is rude, does not smile and does not greet you at all. Looks like she ate something bad and decided to take it out on the pregnant lady. She talks so low that you have to ask her to repeat herself and she gets an attitude with you. I've seen her treat the other patients like this, so at least it not me. It makes the visit very uncomfortable. No southern hospitality with this lady. So if you're ok with the wait and want to be disrespected then this is the place.

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Posted by palmettopinkgirl on December 26, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Re: “The Shelter Kitchen + Bar

So-so food, drunken college kid crowd, and the beer selection is just a step above other bars on Shem Creek. I can't recommend this place, unless you just want to pound beers and yell a lot. I will probably revisit in a few months when the new bar crowd dies off.

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Posted by brewengineer on December 12, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Bowens Island Restaurant

I agree about the view, the food, etc. But there ain't nothing 'gracious' about the service. We laughingly call the man behind the counter "the bar nazi". Still we suffer his rudeness for the sunsets and oysters! Like they say at Bowens " some like it, some don't".

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Posted by why cook? on November 2, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Angel Oak Restaurant

So I tried this place out and it's a little out of the way for me. There were some things I enjoyed and some things I felt could be better.

There was a 4square special for checking in and getting a free snack. I got the fried green tomatoes as I like FGT. I agree with the person above who mentioned this could be more seasoned. The cornmeal breading was kind of meh (like Shake and Bake would've been better lol) and it seemed the definition of seasoning that was performed was dump some salt and pepper into one spot.
I tried the tuna next. This was very tasty. I was just not thrilled at the price associated. I'm just glad that they do half off apps on Tuesdays to mitigate this a bit.
I also tried the ricotta cheese. The honey that came with the cheese and toast was a nice compliment. The ricotta in general by itself does not tend to have a lot of flavor, so the honey gave it just enough to be a nice little snack.
For dinner I had the chicken. It came with collards and mac/cheese. There was nothing special about the mac and cheese (a lot of places in town seem to add some little flare to mac and cheese to make it more memorable for grown ups), but then again this was just a side, so I really shouldn't expect much. The collards were decent after they gave me some extra vinegar to add. I think a little bit of salt would have helped too. The chicken was ok. I think the light breading they used was to better emphasize the honey. It was not bad, but not something I'd rave about.
The service was reasonable. There were times where there were lulls and times where they were well on top of things. I was waited on by a cute server named Ashley. I would go back if she asked me to go back lol.

Angel Oak is about a 30 minute drive from my place. It needs to come up with some more innovation to conventional items if I want to just randomly decide to go there with any kind of frequency. It should do more than simply be a place that has items A, B and C. It should have an awesome and innovative take on items A, B and C if it wants to draw people from further out.

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Posted by TheBicep on October 3, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Re: “The Shelter Kitchen + Bar

This place is nothing to write home about. I tried it for both lunch and brunch. Nice laid back decor, but the service is slow even when its not busy, and their brunch menu is very limited. My eggs were cold and hard, but my grits were very tasty. I had lunch there as well. Burger is fine, but doesn't stand out. There are enough other places with better views that I'd go back to before heading back to the Shelter again.

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Posted by Q on October 2, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Angel Oak Restaurant

We had a wonderful dinner at Angel Oak Restaurant, but stopped in for brunch and were disappointed. The food was good, but the portions were ridiculously small. The Eggs Benedict came without a side, with just a smidgen of hollandaise sauce, and there were just a few silver dollar pancakes on my friend's plate. We left hungry.

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Posted by changemonger on September 29, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Tommy Condon's Irish Pub & Seafood Restaurant

I've been to Condon's on a number of occasions, and find the food adequate, but certainly not Irish. The best thing about the place is the draft beer selection. Although expensive, it allows one an opportunity to sample beers from all over the world. The music at night is entertaining and peppy, but Condon's is definitely set up for the occasional tourist visit. It appears to be doing well in that regard.

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Posted by localhutch on September 19, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Village Bakery

I live in the neighborhood .. Staff service is uneven & at times the Mgr is haughty as if she is doing you a favor by serving you .. Don't go here at busy time .. Food is fresh & tasty but expensive ..

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Posted by OlinMac on September 1, 2012 at 4:55 AM

Re: “S.C. Aquarium

Ohh i missed it.…

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Posted by Zoya Jackson on August 27, 2012 at 7:07 AM

Re: “Black Bean Co.

While the food is good, they are extremely inconsistent. For example, on more than one occasion, I have ordered a spinach wrap and received it with no spinach. Also on more than one occasion I've ordered a Strawberry Fields salad and received it with no strawberries! When I order kids meals for my kids, they give me the drink that goes with it less than half the time. It just seems to me that there is an extreme lack of training that affects the quality of the food and service.

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Posted by j.iwia on August 6, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Jamaican Me Hungry

The food was very good, but as another visitor noted, the service was rather slow and inattentive. However, the main reason I haven't been back is that the lasers made it feel like dining in the cross-fire of a Star Wars battle.

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Posted by obviousdusty on July 20, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Jamaican Me Hungry

The food was good, the decor weird, and the overall experience marred by the gigantic TV staring me in the face.

The prices seemed high at first, but the menu doesn't say that main courses include a soup or salad. Adjusting for that and it falls in line. I would prefer those extras be listed a la carte, though, if for no other reason that it would have given me something to read. The menu consists of three or four selections. That's it.

The flavors are spot on. My jerk chicken was overcooked but delicious, and the extra hot sauce they provided gave it enough moisture. My partner's goat stew was very flavorful. It had far too many bones for me, but he lived in the Caribbean and said that's how it's supposed to be so I left him to it.

They tried in an obvious way to make it elegant, but it falls short. It reminds me of that part of the Caribbean that's stuck in a 70's time warp. There was a TV a few inches over my partner's head playing Bob Marley concert videos. It was another odd design choice that was distracting and made it seem more like a bar than a restaurant.

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Posted by Charles Robinson on July 16, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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