We went to Amalfi's last night.. it was the best food I have ever had the pleasure of eating! The bread comes to the table with a plate of oil and herbs for dipping -- the bread is heavy and filling and tastes so, so good! I got the tomato soup and fettuccine alfredo. The tomato soup was the best I have ever had. It was so creamy and had pieces of tomato in it and just burst with flavor. The fettuccine was so soft and creamy and the best pasta ever. My husband had tortellini, which I tasted, and am not usually a fan of, but again.. Amalfi's did not disappoint!
The vibe was lovely as well as it felt rather intimate/romantic and of course italian. We probably would never have found this place if we hadn't been actively looking for local cuisine in Mount Pleasant and I would agree with the previous reviewer who called it a "hidden gem". I would recommend to anyone who wishes to have a lovely italian meal or a nice date night.
Also, I did want to point out -- it was not overly expensive and actually quite affordable .. for the two of us (no wine or dessert) it was in the $20 range before tax to give you an idea as I understand different people have different understandings of what "affordable" is. Another side note as well.. this was incredibly filling. We would have tried a dessert otherwise.. Will have to try for that next time =)
So, I considered giving this 2 stars, but went with 3 because the food itself is not the issue. The food.. the recipes.. they are quality and very tasty. However, EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.. we have EVER been to this location.. our order is wrong in some way or another. It is usually things like telling the server not to put this or that on your burger and be VERY clear and forward about it and then you still receive it with all the stuff you did not want. This is a problem. I have food allergies and even if I did not.. it's just not okay. Listen to your customers. Don't just assume you are going to remember the order to relay to the BOH .. it's all very irritating especially since I LOVE Five Loaves.. it's in fact, one of my local favorites, but we have been so many times to this location of Sesame Burger hoping for a nice meal, but we are to the point now where we have stopped going.
I LOVE Skoogies and we go there on a regular basis, driving all the way from Goose Creek. I know their Chicago style hot dog seems to be quite popular, but my personal favorite is the polish dog with Chili and Mustard (i love the chili!) and my husband gets the roast beef melt. Also, the fries are great too.. and the seasoning ... now I want Skoogies lol.
Interesting to see such a 180 degree difference in the ratings....and experiences. The fact that it is alllllll the way over on Seabrook Is. means my chances of going all the way from Summerville are slim and none.
"This seafood restaurant boasts two bar areas — an inside bar shaped like the bow of a boat with three beers on tap, and an oyster bar toward the back, decorated with fishing gear."
Actually, it has three bars. The third is the only dock bar on Shem Creek (as in, it's built on pilings over the creek).
This place has been in business in 1982. The food is good, including the steaks, but service can be a inconsistent.
My wife and I went to the beach with our dog. As we left we wondered if Red's was dog friendly. They were more than dog friendly, they gave us a great seat on the deck and brought our big dog a bowl of water. Almost every customer and server stopped by our table to pay him some attention.
The service and food were really good and the staff were super friendly.
We've been back twice since then for the all-you-can-eat crab legs and loved it. The wait during summer was pretty bad (it never crossed my mind that it was tourist season until we got there), during the off-season we never had to wait for a table.
Comparing the Seabrook location to the Mt Pleasant location it's hard to believe it's the same restaurant, the vibe is so different. The Mt Pleasant Red's is much more "rustic" and like a bar that happens to serve seafood. If that's your thing great, I prefer the more open and airy Seabrook location for it's laid back atmosphere. It's mid July as I write this and I can hardly wait for September, when I plan to be back at Red's.
Our meal was so horrible that I cannot even rate it with 1 star. Meal took 40 minutes to arrive at the table, food was ice cold. Burger arrived 10 minutes later - cooked well done vs med rare as ordered. The lettuce in the grilled tuna salad was rancid and rotting. Manager comped entree portion of the meal - but worse was the attitude - she really did not care. I'm local and posting on every blog I can find.
This is my new favorite restaurant in the city. The food was amazing - unique, extremely well thought out and done, and an overall gastronomic delight. To top it off, the staff was knowledgeable, friendly and personable bringing together the total presentation in a way you just don't find very often. I was with a group from various locations across the country. There were numerous comments that this meal ranked at or near the very top of all meals they'd ever had - both here and abroad I couldn't have been prouder of this local gem. Can't wait to go back.
Warning: please do not go to this place. I have been here three times and each time there has been some kind of drama surrounding the bar area. I have never been in any kind of altercation at a bar and unfortunately the general manager at the bar was completely rude and classless.. Please do not waste your time and energy coming to this place, Downtown Summerville has a lot more to offer than the terrible service given here. Overall, very displeased and appalled by the low level of professionalism and service at this place.
Never ate there and probably never will but you ignorant people who write reviews really need to edit before hitting "send'. Your spelling and grammar is atrocious. I hope that if you can afford a meal out that you all have at least a 2nd grade education......
Philly born and raised. This place takes a backseat to no one. I have never had a better cheesesteak. Period.
Philly's is amazing! I've never had a problem anytime I've gone and the food is super delicious! The wait staff are always friendly and the wait time can be long depending on when you go, but it's so worth it!
Disappointing in one word is the experience we just had at this highly over-rated restaurant. We are locals (26 and 36 years) and very familiar with downtown dining options. We walked over from the Dock Street after a late afternoon Spoleto performance. We did not order "cocktails" or a first course (which seemed to personally affront our waitress). Long story short we waited over an hour for our entrees after being told by the waitress that she "forgot" to "hit send" on our order. The entrees finally arrived; I ordered swordfish which tasted more fishy than what my husband brings home straight off the boat. I sent it back and declined to order another entree because of the long wait.
The manager came over to our table and did comp my husband's entree. He then proceeded to very arrogantly and condescendingly inform me that the crab roe was responsible for the fishy taste and further enlightened me by telling me it was an acquired taste. Of course the implication being that I am not nearly sophisticated enough to appreciate fishy crab roe. I understand that the staff and chef do not care about this bad experience because they do not need or want our business. We will not return.
I have always had excellent service here. The ambiance is appropriate and the food is great. It is one of my favorite restaurants, and I'm so glad I don't have to leave West Ashley to eat there!
absolutely beautiful food and well prepared my only caveat is a little salty but i got everything fried so thats probably my problem.
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.
We have often visited over quite a few years. I can say,that fir the past 3.5 years,there has been zero disappointment . All ordered items were just exquisite . Matters not if fried,broiled,etc.,they know what they are doing. The salads are first class too,of course. I particularly love the crab cakes. Reservations are smart on weekends.
I see people still love to hate Halls. It is a great Restaurant and I wish I could afford it more.
I live in NYC and here and have to tell you this place has the best service I have seen in a steak house. The food is great and the owner and his two sons make sure that everything is taken care of. I go their at least once a week when Im in Charleston, its almost impossible to get a reservation after 8PM and the place is packed every night. This is my favorite place in town.
Awful, son at the door is rude and they treat you like they dont want your business. Come to find out they have bought other restaurants downtown and they all are failing!
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