One star for the building improvements, zero stars for everything else. A cursory glance at the prices on the menu and it is immediately evident that the architectural improvements to the establishment must have cost a bundle. The owners certainly make no attempt to hide their effort to quickly recover their investment. One of the lowest priced offerings like the fish (frozen Captain D's cod) and chips (three or four Ore-Ida steak fries with seasoning added) and coleslaw (Piggly Wiggly) for $19 will likely pay for the new front porch in only a matter of weeks if the tourists keep taking the bait, no pun intended. More casual and less financially elite diners will have to settle for a $14 burger (frozen patty), the only other dinner time entre under $20, so do not be mislead by the selections and pricing on the viewable menu here. There was no such variety posted on a recent Saturday evening visit. Perhaps if arriving with Vice President Joe Biden's entourage and the kind of unlimited travel budget afforded our political leadership, it might be possible to actually get seated inside the restaurant, sample a very small piece of real fish, and maybe snag a couple of imported oysters on the half shell. If, on the other hand, one is simply seeking a local island style fresh seafood dining experience without having to consider cashing in a few certificates of deposit, try the year 1973...the last time it was possible anywhere around here.
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Of course Scratch could not possibly be worse than Taco Boy...or could it? Nah, there is no doubt...it couldn't. Not sure why there was even a pause.
Just what Mount Pleasant needs, another place that sucks...and sucks even more as time goes by. There are so many places that suck now around here that it would be difficult to decide which one sucks the most. Forget phoney places like Poe's and Scratch, try Three Matadors West of the Ashley if you want a good taco at a reasonable price.
Yeah brewengineer, you are probably right...joint will likely be vacant again in six months to a year though. As for bringing a new option to Mount Pleasant, that may be the case, but it will still be just another place for the same old crowd to go eat and drink? In big cities with large populations like San Antonio for instance, you rarely see the same person at the same place twice, so everything seems newer longer. There are just not enough people here to keep all the "I want to open my own restaurant" types afloat for very long. Even the chefs get bored and are constantly in rotation. Hopefully it will work out and maybe survive on the beer trade alone, but no one will ever successfully turn the South into Southwestern...remember Arizona's?
Just what Mount Pleasant needs, another place for the drunks to get drunker...
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