We have always loved California Dreaming for both the food and the atmosphere. Definitely a great place to go to get a great view of the peninsula! Excellent chicken fingers and salads.
I Love Montreux. Drinks are not watered down. Food is great. Entertainment is great. The staff is the best around. Outside seating. Best bar and grill in Summerville....
I have been frequenting this establishment since I was a student at the College of Charleston. They have a great lunch buffet with all the soul food staples and it a very affordable price. The people are extremely nice and courteous and the food is outstanding. It has a great atmosphere and they have many events with jazz and reggae which I love as well! Check it out>>
Great little place... everyone is friendly and they have good music. Prices are good too
I have had nothing good things to say about my experience at Huger's. We work downtown and eat there all the time. It reminds me of Alice's, but with a more jazzy, and soulful flavor. The food is second to none. Except maybe Hannibal's on the Eastside.
I was recently at Huger's for a Young Professional Mixer and had a great time. It was some of the most engaging conversations I've had in years. Also, we sampled the food. It was out of this world!
Best sushi in Charleston! The manager personally came over to our table to great us and see how we enjoyed our meal. There is not one bad thing to say about this place. Every time I eat there, I always leave wanting more. SO GOOD!
TONIGHT is a Dancehall Reggae Party you don't wanna miss!!! Big up Tsunami for the great $2 Drink Specials and Sushi till Midnight !!
Great food, service, adult beverages and valet parking. The Drum beats them all.
A great little known spot for superb drinks and good conversation.
Congratulation to Smoky Oak - Best of James Island 2011!
I have always had a great experience at Smoky Oak. Great food, great prices, great portions and great beer selection. The cuban sandwich is great and their fries are fresh cut. The portions are very generous and I always have leftovers. They seem to always have good live music on the weekends too.
I am never disappointed when I come to Crave - the food not only tastes delicious, but the ingredients are fresh. I have tired a lot of items on the menu - and my personal fav is the Northern Italian Beef and Pork Bolognaise - to die for! My husband has had a hard time deciding what to eat because it is all so good, but he does enjoy the Cedar Plank Salmon. A dinner would not be complete without trying thier creamy mac and cheese and lobster risotto. The service is efficent but it is the food that drives me back here- an hour drive each time!
Try Crave - you won't be disappointed.
Bacco has steadily been my favorite restaurant in Charleston (actually, period) for the past few years since it opened. It is very tasty, very inexpensive, and very cozy.
If you're reading this thinking "huh, I should try this place" then please consider this: go during the week. The word has gotten out and the restaurant is starting to fill up on weekends. I like eating here at 7 pm on a Saturday, so don't steal my table. Go on Tuesday or Wednesday, when chef/owner Michael offers his 7 course tasting menu for a mere $20. This includes 3 antipasti (appetizers), 3 primi (pasta), and a choice of dessert. The full menu is also available. Or go on Thursday, for half price wine bottles.
The food is the star here. Have you ever eaten something, closed your eyes, and had a moment, an experience? Not just putting food in your mouth because it's a metabolic necessity of life, but an actual experience from food? I've had that at probably 3 restaurants in my life, and Bacco is not only on the list, it's a repeat performer. Let's talk about some of those foods/moments.
Chicken liver crostini: If you don't like to eat "gross" stuff, you can skip this and go on to the pasta. That leaves more for me. These are magical. I order extra plates of this when I see it on the menu. When I was in Paris, I ordered goose live foie gras pate at every occasion. These crostini aren't just the next best thing to a Parisian cafe, they're better.
Pappardelle: On my first trip to Bacco, I had never heard of pappardelle. Afterwards, I scouted every grocery store in Charleston to find it (I'll save you the trouble: Whole Foods and Harris Teeter). This is a wide fettucini-like pasta with tomato sauce, basil, and mozzarella, as simple as it can get. It is also spectacular, a real example of the beauty of simplicity.
Ricotta cheese cake: I am not a dessert person, so just making it on this list is an accomplishment for the chef. This is unlike any other cheese cake you've had. It focuses on flavor and texture, not just cramming sugar and saturated fat into a wedge and calling it dessert. Also to note are the strawberries with balsamic reduction, again actual cuisine and a tasty way to end the meal.
Butternut squash soup: This is my wife's favorite dish. I normally think of soup as a course you get out of the way so you can get to the actual food. Much like salad. I make exceptions for only two: this and she crab soup. And wedge salads with bacon, but that's a different story.
Duck: I normally don't order, or particularly enjoy, duck. However, Michael makes the best duck leg, which my wife thankfully ordered, let me try, and I will now order next time I am there. I had similar tasting duck at a double Michelin starred restaurant, but Michael's is tastier, tenderer, and crispier.
There are many others, but considering the menu rotates seasonly, if not weekly, you're likely to have different choices each time you arrive.
In regards to the other aspects of the restaurant, as if the food isn't sufficient, the atmosphere is perfectly simple and comfortable, much like the food. The wait staff is perfect. I know most of them by name, because they are noteworthy.
Again, and I can't stress this enough, this restaurant is a must visit and my unequivocal favorite in town, but the 7 course chef's tasting menu on Tuesday and Wednesday is not only a steal of a deal, but a great way to experiment, diversify, and try some world class food you might otherwise not consider. If you go any other day, the regular menu is sure to please. Just don't take the last table, I want it.
Forgot the stars! Great job on Daniel Island
Great coffee shop/cafe in Summerville. We had the chicken salad croissant for lunch. Excellent food and atmosphere.
One of Charleston's best kept secrets!
Very friendly and knowledgeable bartender Amber (she's pretty too).
I had a visitor from Bavaria (THE beer country) and both of us enjoyed the locally brewed Westbrook wheat beer and the delicious food. Definitely not the last time I was there!
Great place to go for Beers and Music. Best part about this place is the Band, Bartenders, and Beers. It is not the best place to eat nor the best "Irish Bar" but the music and atmosphere has always made it ideal for me.
Love Wild Wing! Bring Thomas Tillman back !
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