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Re: “Olympik Restaurant and Bakery

We got take-out from there last week. Food was very good, with generous portions, and the gentleman there (the owner?) couldn't have been nicer. We'll definitely go back!

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Posted by Vee on February 23, 2015 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Smoky Oak Taproom

we always have great service and food is outstanding ...maybe we are just very friendly people and the employees recognize this..there manager always comes over and asks how we have been even remembering our daughter by name ...we drive from Isle of Palms to eat there..but we are original James Island Rams ..thanks love it!!!

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Posted by my-yacht on January 7, 2015 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Zia Taqueria

I have been there about a dozen times since they opened. I like the food a lot and have never noticed an attitude by the cashier/bartender or the wait staff.

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Posted by RS2494 on January 1, 2015 at 10:21 PM

Re: “R. Kitchen

Great to go here, sit and watch the chef, chat, drink wine and enjoy the courses.

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Posted by Ntimid8r on December 11, 2014 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Leon's Oyster Shop

I must admit, this afternoon at Leon's, was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon. We sat at your oyster bar, and made me feel like I was at Acme's or Felix's oyster bar. The best part was we we're here in our own home of Charleston,
eating select oysters from Light House point I believe from Va. They were outstanding and sipping on a original Coors Banquet draft. Your entire wait staff made our dining experience even more pleasurable. I believe his name was Tom, great job by him, and your new bar keeper.
We ate a half dozen of the oysters, which were spot on, and we both had the 2 piece fried chicken, the best I've ever had, along with the Cauliflower soup, which will have me coming back for another bowl.

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Posted by Mark Mathias on December 6, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

I frequent Halls quite often both for personal enjoyment and for business entertainment. I have never had a bad time, a bad meal or a bad experience. It has always been over the top good in all 3 categories. We are fortunate to have the Hall family and Hall's Chophouse here in Charleston!

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Posted by honeyqueen on November 17, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

Atmosphere nice, food great, owners southern! I have lived in the south my entire life..most of these reviews are from people that haven't! Never be rude about a lady and her family because of a meal you thought was ok to begin with apparently they are working hard to make it great experience . Hatefulness go back up north!

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Posted by icastar on November 2, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Sweeney's

Their menu has been updated, they have a great new chef formerly from Oak Steakhouse and this guy cooks his ass off. Have had a dozen great meals there over the last few months. Super delicious and prices are now very reasonable.

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Posted by Kfocus Sunriver on October 24, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Re: “Kanpai Japanese Restaurant

I went there recently. The food was excellent, the service average (a few reminders to the server were needed to get things). I will go back for sure. Good gyoza and hotate sushi, in particular.

Posted by Cid95 on September 24, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Leon's Oyster Shop

Well worth the visit. Some of the best oysters I've had in a long time.

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Posted by JDChas on August 28, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Bushido

I've eaten at Bushido many times and enjoyed it- i wouldn't say it's anything outstanding but I live quite close and appreciate knowing I can rely on them for consistently good sushi if I get a craving or can't bring myself to cook dinner after work!
For the city paper folks: the link info provided with this write up is incorrect. I just located their actual site, bushidojapaneserestaurant.com.

Posted by whoifnoti on August 18, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

I live in Charleston, I went there for Gospel Sunday Brunch with a group of friends and I love it! I plan to go back for the Sunday Brunch. I'd Shake Billy Hall's hand anytime.

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Posted by Mark Starnes on July 26, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Re: “Georgean's Caribbean Soul

I finally made it to Georgean's without the sweltering weather hindering my appetite. The hosts are great and make you feel like long lost patrons. I was, for the most part, very pleased with my jerk chicken, cauliflower mash, and mac & cheese. I was hoping that the jerk had more Caribbean heat and spice, but the chicken was very, very, tender. My portion of mac & cheese was a little on the slim side but since it was late afternoon they may have been running low. Maybe I should ask to bump up the heat/spice on my next visit. All in all, go and support this tiny gem with the hopes that they can move to bigger digs equipped with air conditioning and tables.

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Posted by Bob Whire on July 25, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Edmund's Oast

I've been there several times. Speaking focused on the food, beverage, decor and service while ignoring the prices, I had a great experience each time. Staff is knowledgeable and helpful. But my one reservation is the price point. The small plates have almost always been tasty, but $11-$14 for really small plates, or $12 for the same beer that other establishments of good quality charge $6-$8, that does annoy me. I know EO doesn't need my business, but I would go more often if prices were tuned down a bit for middle class folks.

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Posted by Dr. Giggles on July 14, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Edmund's Oast

Went here for the first time last week after hearing about it and was pleased with the experience. Apps and entree's were a hit. Will be back!

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Posted by JDChas on July 13, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Charlie Brown Seafood

So glad the prices come down on the garlic crabs now that they're in abundance.....also have fresh local shrimp and they are good...nothing like fresh seafood from our coast....the garlic crabs can be messy but are great and enjoyed them very much....

Posted by Denise Caswell on July 10, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Locklear's Beach City Grill

We were visiting Charleston so I took my boyfriend there for Father's Day. I'm from Charleston and it is one of my favorite spot. It was his first time there but he enjoyed everything. We both had the seafood platter and YES the scallops were the best. We look forward to visiting again soon with other family and friends.

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Posted by Theresa Snow Gadsden on June 16, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Re: “Raul's Maya del Sol

The price point on food and the quantities are pretty good. The lunch specials are priced really well. And yes, I like the fresh and made to order aspect of the food. Absolute thumbs up on the guacamole. Plus when it is not too crazy, Raul himself will come out and socialize with the patrons. It's definitely not the food from the frozen aisle of the store junk like La Ha or Los Arcos. The only critique I may have is at times the servers don't seem to be fully informed of all the items on the menu, i.e. ask a question and they might be able to answer, but more often than not it has been "let me go ask".

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Posted by Dr. Giggles on April 30, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Sermet's Downtown

We love to eat lunch at Sermets, and for some reason it has always been on a Sunday. We love their food but for some reason their bartenders are terrible. We always sit at the bar, perfect for people watching on King Street. The bartenders are very unfriendly. Never greet you, never give you a wine list without asking, and seem very slow on service of drinks. I fully understand that they are also servicing service bar, but if Sunday lunch is always busy, then maybe an extra bartender? Didn't even get a thank you this time. It's a shame as the food is fresh and great tasting, but service and surly bartenders can keep me away.

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Posted by eatingout on April 18, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Sesame Burgers & Beer

Great food, my favorite burger in town. And the beer dinners are fun and a great meal for cheap.

Ditto on jaxx's comment on front-of-house service, unfortunately. I'm a regular here and just deal with it and try to make it easy on them because the food is worth the hassle. Probably pretty hard to hold on to people in this location.

Bartenders are not great and there seems to be a revolving door at this position (not super uncommon in Chas). Once a female bartender actually left a full bar to come around and sit with her "bestie" who surprised her from out of town. She announced to the whole bar that she was sorry and explained the situation as if any of the thirsty customers really gave a shit. Yup, we missed our movie that night and almost didnt come back. I hope she revolves to another bar real soon.

The consistently great burgers and good beer selection outweigh the bad experiences I've had here so service won't deter me from going...I just learned not to go unless I had plenty of time and patience to enjoy.

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Posted by ChesterCopperPot on April 9, 2014 at 8:20 AM
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