Visited last Sunday after a much too long sabbatical from the Beach. We ordered the Pork Belly BLT. WOW! All the flavors mingled together to form a wonderful tasting delight. Domestic draft was cold and welcomed in just a few minutes. Dogs are allowed on the patio, and the restaurant has dog bowls with ice for your canine friend. I kinda liked the fries, which I usually skip due to my overweighted frame. The experience was wonderful, and I'll go back soon. Walking down the beach is quite calming, and having a nice meal afterwards is a nice reward.
The burger is AMAZING here. Top notch. Loved the picked veggies too. Could eat a whole plate of those.
The best Eggplant Parmesan, I have ever eaten!!!
Looks like the CP has another "restaurant" in their back pocket. Congrats rep reign, enjoy ur three months of staying in business......until tourist season is over. Then we will welcome a new craft beer bar into ur spot in the fall. And bid u a farewell
I don't buy/harvest oysters after rainfall, and my go-to fishermen don't harvest after rainfall either (and it doesn't take weeks to flush out the bad stuff, more like a few days). You are so full of oyster wisdom. I hope you know some of us fish and harvest our own seafood, and thus understand the cycles and safe practices.
BTW, it just got to 70F in some waterways this week, which was pretty damn close to the May 15th cutoff. Twas only high 60's in the harbor last week. You are still missing my point that this place doesn't have to carry local oysters right now, just something other than Gulf oysters. And apparently they do carry other oysters, so I am not sure why you are trying to bring up moot points. You could have used all this wasted time to actually write a review for this place.
Enjoy your local oysters harvested from 70 degree water right after weeks of heavy rainfall. By all means, gorge yourself.
Any news about the veggie burgers?
Pulled some oysters out from the sound last week and they were fan...gah...wait...IM....IM TURING INTO A ZOMBIE!!! MUST EAT BRAINS!!! Oh, Im on a comment board? Shit, Im going to starve
"This comments section is for CCP readers to express their opinions, even if they counter that of the reviewer."
So you feel strongly enough for this place to attack criticism, but are too lazy to actually spend 5 minutes to review the place. Reviews carry more weight than random bitching.
"BTW, if you're still eating local oysters in May, well, good luck with that."
Sure, cause the minute it hits May 1st, all the oysters instantly taste horrible.
Ya know, the month has nothing to do with it. It all has to do with the water temp, which is why they shorten or extend the season accordingly. This year was cooler, so they allow harvesting into May. Core spawning doesn't begin until water temps hit 70. I wasn't saying this place has to carry local oyster right now, anyways. My point was that you could still get them, and that Gulf oysters are boring.
I hope they are successful...It is hard business to do this, especially on James Island....
My advice to anyone reading this article: take Eric Doksa's words with a grain of salt. Or as a better alternative, go to the Oyster Room and decide first hand regarding the food's preparation or the restaurant's lack of "identity".
As a food enthusiast with ten years experience in the restaurant industry, this article does not give the Oyster Room the credit it deserves. I have been there dozens of times, and always thoroughly enjoyed myself. This includes the decor, the music, and most importantly, the food. It is not just great food for Folly, it is great food, period. I understand a review is purely subjective, but this one is so off the mark it is ridiculous.
As a side note: I have eaten oysters on the half shell every time I visited. And they always have been properly shucked.
This comments section is for CCP readers to express their opinions, even if they counter that of the reviewer.
BTW, if you're still eating local oysters in May, well, good luck with that.
We have eaten at the Oyster Room several times and have been highly impressed with the food and the service. It is a great addition to the Folly Beach strip! Not sure why Eric Doksa was so negative, but I have heard nothing but positive reviews since the Oyster Room opened. If you are in doubt, check it out yourself!
I don't believe I got hot and bothered. You obviously are misreading my tone. I didn't realize there was actually someone posting under the name bolobolo.
I am also not sure why people attack the writer just because they have never had a bad meal there. It is obvious that he did have a less than stellar meal, and/or has a differing opinion. This place has 0 CCP reviews or ratings. Instead of attacking someone who didn't enjoy this place, use your time for something constructive and write a review.
Thanks Jaxx, yes, I was referring to bolobolo, never mentioned @brewengineer...not sure why he got hot and bothered...need a beer? And, yes, I agree, the RI oysters are smaller and more delicate in texture and flavor. And, the Oyster House serves these very frequently along with other oysters along the east coast - not just Gulf. We have never had a bad meal there and love the atmosphere and staff and will continue to go there!
This review is totally backwards, I have been to the oyster room plenty of times since they have opened, and it just keeps getting better. Eric I am sure there will be alot of people disagreeing with you on this one...oh, and good thing the server reminded you how to count, after reading this article you probably do need help with it.
@brewengineer: I think southernmomct was addressing this from bolobolo: "aren't you suppose to only eat oyster during 'er' and 'ary' months anyway?"
Every time I've been to the Oyster Room, they've had several fine cold water and/or local alternatives to the Gulf oysters.
I don't see how someone can properly critique oysters. You're eating hermaphroditic jelly that came from the ocean. Sometimes, it's going to be a gamble.
"obviously you have never been to NOLA or New England"
Um, I used to live up north and know plenty about oyster season. It is still oyster season in the lowcountry. http://www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/shellfish/regs.html
Gulf oysters are flavorless compared to northern (and Carolina) oysters, IMO. Every cheap oyster place has Gulf oysters on the menu. I would prefer to see something other than the same old bland oyster selection.
I'm confused at all the confusion by this reviewer, especially regarding decor. I've always enjoyed the music there as well. Food can be hit or miss anywhere, I've had great oysters on the half shell here a few times. Overall, I think this place is a great new alternative on Folly.
Oh, and "cut in half at an angle"? You mean cut on bias? No wonder she reminded you how many were in a half dozen.
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