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BTW, if you're still eating local oysters in May, well, good luck with that.
Get Gnarly is my favorite pizza of all time! Hopefully they can get some pizzas over to West Ashley grocers too!
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.
Congrats my dear friend Nathalie. Your are so deserving!
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 place absolutely ROCKS!!! Congrats on your new venture!
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.
I disagree with this article entirely. I often visit the Oyster Room and find the service and the food to be outstanding. I find the decor and music pleasant and sophisticated. The menu certainly does not confuse me and I find the it offers variety. As for the complaints about a bit of shell in the shellfish, well I think that the name speaks for it self. I will continue to visit the Oyster Room as I am sure will many others.
bolobolo...cluster oysters from Charleston are only in season during the months with an R....gulf oysters, Rhode Island...., etc are served year round - obviously you have never been to NOLA or New England....JLB, the owner used to run Pearlz...I have to disagree with this article completely.... while there are a few Asian items which make the menu a little inconsistent, the menu is primarily fresh seafood. We just tried the Cajun oysters for the first time last weekend and the breading was very light (I normally don't eat fried food for the very reason of too much breading) and the oysters were huge. This restaurant is a pleasant surprise to the touristy places on Folly (several of which I got food poisoning...) I will definitely be back!
I am just not a fan of gulf oysters, especially here in charleston.
Sounds like this really doesn't hold promise!! With such a heavy tourist packed and seaosnal area don't expect anyone to change anything. It's too bad, I love oysters but I def wouldn't chance it - aren't you suppose to only eat oyster during 'er' and 'ary' months anyway?
This guy has always run a lousy outfit. Great review. Spot on.
can the public buy these?
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