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Re: “Maybank Public House

Some of the best burgers on maybank highway. The truffle fries are to die for. There is something for everyone and everything I have had here is fantastic... All of the bartenders Whit, Anna, Drew, Josh and the staff John, Kelly, The Emilys, Brandon, and Brian make you feel like family. The best part about Maybank Public house is that the kitchen is open till 12:30 and if you get off of work late you can still eat. Love the public house and crew.

Posted by Harry Ketchel on February 19, 2019 at 10:33 PM

Re: “Yous Guys

Damn delicious cheese steak

Posted by calm assertive on December 29, 2018 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Swig & Swine

I've eaten here twice and both times were delicious! Good food and fast service! Burnt ends were on time! Delicious! And the smoked turkey was way better than i expected. It was tender and juicy. I think i'll go there tonight for dinner.

Posted by kma71 on November 30, 2018 at 1:04 PM

Re: “The Celtic Knot

Love the late night menu!

Posted by JD Bonds on November 28, 2018 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Maria's Mexican Grill

Maria's is a fine local restaurant that I have been going to for years. I prefer Mercadito for Carne Asado and Zias has the best salsa but nothing at Maria's is spicy. It's very Americanized. I know the owner and family that work there and they are fine people. If mistakes were made I know they will fix them. Some people have no idea how to interact when mistakes happen. The reason servers like me is because I value what they do and I tip appropriately.

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Posted by calm assertive on November 23, 2018 at 8:54 PM

Re: “Maria's Mexican Grill

Yeah,,,,,,,,,,,, Teri says she's been their #1 fan for at least 13 of the 11 years they've been open...... Poor Teri has a problem with reality. And I can think of 4 or 5 places locally whose house salsa is noticeably hotter. Now Marias is not a five star restaurant, but it IS a real solid neighborhood family-owned Mexican restaurant. I've been there at least twice a month for quite a while now and have always found the food solid and the attitude friendly. Service can sometimes be a bit quirky, but never offensive. And btw, I haven't found a better chile relleno locally.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on November 5, 2018 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Maria's Mexican Grill

I ordered fajitas and a pint of mild salsa take out last night. Got home and there were no tortillas and the salsa was too hot to eat so we put everything in the fridge and saved the fajitas for tonight. I stopped back by Maria's tonight, with my $27.25 receipt, to get my tortillas and MILD salsa. I have been a regular customer for at least 13 yrs and this is only the second time we have EVER had an issue with dinner there or with take out. They gave us a quart of hot salsa instead of mild earlier this year but they did correct the issue...not without a fight though. Well, tonight the owners daughter very rudely told me that she would give me the tortillas but she was going to charge me for them...REALLY? REALLY? I stopped by tonight in the rain, at almost 10 PM (I work late hours) to pick up what I already paid for last night and even left a tip, and am now told that she is going to charge me AGAIN! I think not! I picked up my receipt, told her that I would never come back and the response I received was 'OK'. Obviously she does not know the value of a customer. I came home and trashed my untouched tortilla-less fajitas and HOT salsa. I was no longer interested in their Mexican food. There are lots of other Mexican Restaurants that aren't disrespectful. I will not tolerate treatnent like that! I have always praised their food and service and have been tbeir #1 fan. I will never, ever step foot in Maria's again and will also tell my Johns Island neighbors and friends what terrible treatment I received! It is unbelievable that the owners daughter will treat a LOYAL customets this way.

**This is the first Review that I have ever felt compelled to write

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Posted by Teri Porcel on November 3, 2018 at 8:21 AM

Re: “Slice Co.

Add prices to your menu on your web site.

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Posted by calm assertive on September 4, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Saltwater Cowboys

Had lunch here on a recent Sunday. Sat outside. It gets and extra star for the view. The food was average, the drinks were ok. Our waitress was pleasant and efficient but had a long wait for our drink (for which I ding the bar staff). My biggest complaint is the price. We spent 85 bucks (with tip) for what I consider an average lunch. I had one drink and hubby had two. We've spent less than that for a stellar dinner. There are so many great places in Charleston, we probably won't do this one a second time.

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Posted by Marilyn P. on August 30, 2018 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Lowlife

We love everything about this place. Obviously everything the write up talks about. But the part i love the most is the owners and the staff. Some of the most top knoch people i have had the pleasure to meet and become friends with.
Love love love
Dale Antley

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Posted by Dale Antley on August 22, 2018 at 8:39 PM

Re: “RB's Seafood

Absolutely horrible. The owner watches customers through cameras and boots their car if he doesnt see them walk through the front door. He demands $75 cash to remove the boot. I refuse to eat ANYWHERE where the owner is so rude to people and potential customers. I highly encourage you to not support this unwelcoming and toxic restaurant. Based on previous comments, this has been happening for at least 10 years.

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Posted by Alison Reynolds on August 18, 2018 at 9:50 PM

Re: “Pancito & Lefty

I've actually been to P&L twice now: once for brunch with my husband and last Sunday for brunch with a group of folks from church. This is a group with scheduled monthly get-togethers, and this was our choice for July.

One of the things that attracted me to P&L for this gathering was the menu. We have several group members who have food allergies (gluten and dairy intolerance) and their choices were spot on for this. I corresponded with Jimmy and spoke with Jade and they assured me that any modifications needed to menu items could be accommodated. We ended up with a group of 12, which included three children, two under the age of 5.

To begin: our server didn't blink an eye when we asked for 5 separate checks. Also, there was no gratuity tacked on, which is smart, because we're better tippers than the typical pro-forma gratuity amount.

No one had any issues with food choices, though one of our party was surprised at how spicy the scallop seviche was (It's generally served with crema, which would moderate the heat, but she is the dairy-free member, so there's that). The food was tasty, served well, and paced well. Most of the table had the red pork posole, served over Masa grits with a fried egg on top. Yummy! The two littles had chocolate chip pancakes and wolfed them down. One of our number had the chilaquies and raved about them.

I'm really not sure why there are negative reviews of this place. Perhaps it's different at lunch and dinner, but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and my experience in setting up the event was stellar. Kudos to Jimmy, Jade, our waitress (whose name I unfortunately did not get) and the manager on duty yesterday. I can heartily recommend P&L for your next group meet -- or date night!

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Posted by Marilyn P. on August 3, 2018 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Pancito & Lefty

Ordered the $15 pork relleno. Had at the MOST 3 oz of meat and was served with a side salad of potatoes, radish, canned oranges and cilantro with a dressing. It might qualify as an appetizer but not a meal. Jesus it was tiny. Go to El Mercadito and get Carne Asado or to Rio Grande and get their carnitas platter or mexican tacos. So much great food for a great price. Downtown sucks for me. Either the meals are way expensive or the portions are kid sized or both. Here it was the latter. They also don't have salsa or sweet tea. Whuuuuuuut ???

And what is is with these restaurants with cheap chairs with no cushions or booths, hard concrete floors and no music playing. Am I having fun yet ?

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Posted by calm assertive on July 15, 2018 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Crab Shack

I don't know what these trolls are on or where exactly they are going from the 3 crab shacks, but if they are talking about the crab shack on Folly Beach, they are obviously off their meds or trolls for work as a web advisor for a competitive restaurant. For instance, The Super Saturn kind of gave themselves away as they mentioned leading people away from the "Clean" establishments downtown. Jealous?! Competition? I doubt he's ever worked at a downtown restaurant as most all of them have rats, roaches, mold and bacteria in the kitchens under the units, etc. I've worked in the expensive restaurants downtown (I won't mention names) and let's just say some kitchens don't deserve near an A rating but get at least $40 a plate for food. Did they go to the other ones in other locations versus the one on Folly Beach that has been a favorite for 18 years as the FBCS is locally owned by a 40 year veteran of restaurants and is really picky about the quality of the food and the cleanliness of the place. Guy above, says the crab legs are "precooked" but the clusters are frozen which is WRONG! as they are flash frozen and purchased from local seafood distributors while the crab legs are inspected for quality. The owner also pays for the top grade levels of seafood as yes, you can purchase low grade seafood and the lowest is usually served in places like Chinese buffets. They aren't pre-cooked and for the price he pays, they had better not be or frozen twice. He'll send them right back. He checks all of the food personally before letting them deliver the fresh food. He purchases locally sourced shrimp from McClellanville which don't have that "soapy" cheap shrimp taste list a lot of places do. The scallops are Bay Scallops and are the top grade level and simply amazing! Two Things to get, the She Crab Soup which is actually the REAL recipe of Charleston and not loaded down with a ton of fake or canned crabmeat and the Shrimp and Grits are terrific. The fried foods are lightly battered so they have a great taste as in fact, pretty much everything on the menu is fantastic. Now, is the FBCS a 5 star restaurant with nice 1000 thread count table cloths?! NO! It's a "SHACK" with buckets which means it's going to be ultra casual and just a fun place to eat and a great value for the money which is still fairly costly due to seafood with the higher grade quality of the food which cost more but well worth it. While this endearing "Dive" has the lived-in local restaurant feel, it is deceptively "clean" versus the "shack" look as the kitchen gets cleaned every night even the cooking units and every weeks the entire place gets a serious scrub down for extra cleanliness! It is a fried and grilled seafood place after all which requires extra cleaning daily. It is one of my favorite places to go and get real, local seafood versus downtown where they give you a few shrimp and a 6 oz steak for $45 dollars. I mean, if you like California - Manhattan - Charlestonian fusion then look no further than downtown for the food is great but bring the CC as most of the high end restaurants will charge as they're menu is nouveau cuisine which is fine, but what happened to real Charlestonian restaurants? The Folly Beach Crab Shack Might not look like an ultra-modern snobotorium where you will drop $200 for 2 people to eat, but it's got honest food, good quality food that tastes great and is affordable. This place is a must, for visiting Charleston. I would also recommend Page's Okra Grill on Coleman Blvd. if you want good ol' southern cooking while staying in Mt. Pleasant near Shem Creek along with The Wreck and Shem Creek Bar and Grill for good seafood in an ultra casual local restaurant. Downtown, there is McCrady's, Peninsula Grill, The Mill's House, The Harbor Club, Carolinas, Henry's for the cool history and don't miss Hank's Seafood which is pricey, but great! Also, do not miss Rue De Jon, Coast, Fish, Husk or Cru Cafe as Cru is a small romantic dining bistro in an old Charlestonian Single home but highly recommended! Btw, If you crave duck, go to a local dive bar called the Tattooed Moose and get the Duck Club Sandwich which was featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Now, then, let's get back to the reviews above...some people are just never happy unless they complain and the top three statements were not' warranted had the reviewers knew the behind the scenes truths of supreme level of seafood served "beach/shack/rustic" decor with historic artistic murals of Folly Beach with a lived in look. It's a Seafood "SHACK" for the kid in all of us! It's where the older locals go to eat and nowhere else as it's the "Cheers'" Folly Beach. Seriously, get the She Crab Soup with the sherry! Thank you for reading the truth. Best, a true Charlestonian.

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Posted by GhostArtist on July 12, 2018 at 10:20 PM

Re: “EVO Pizza

Ten star establishment! Great pizza!

Posted by Rosemary 1 on June 22, 2018 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Bar Normandy

One of the top 5 restaurants in Charleston. The others are FIG, Bowans Island, Chez Nous and Xiao Bao Biscuit.

Posted by Salt Marsh on June 19, 2018 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Saltwater Cowboys

I had dinner there last night with my family. It's a pretty big place with lots of indoor / outdoor areas to eat drink (bars). As the "Cowboys" in the name implies, bbq is a key part of the menu which is unusual, historically speaking, for Shem Creek places. Plus fried and some other seafood (ceviche for example). Good appetizers.

The location and views are great, obviously, since it doesn't have another place next to it. Lots of young bar crowd also, so make sure you are in the "area" you want to be in if you're not in that crowd. We were seated quickly; our waitress was very professional and service was fast.

The fried grouper was really good and so were the chicken wings, the bbq was a bit dryer than I prefer but still good. I think for a family dinner on the creek, I would still go to Shem Creek Bar & Grill. For drinks and bar food, this place is good.

Posted by Cid95 on June 19, 2018 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Evelyn's Soulfood

This location is FOOD, on Spruill! Not Evelyns....

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Posted by Pete Twomey on May 29, 2018 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Saltwater Cowboys

Had dinner there last Thursday. A 30-minute wait but it passed quickly. Waitress was excellent, very attentive without being intrusive - a tough balance. Food was great, view was great. Will definitely return!

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Posted by Marilou Auer on May 21, 2018 at 1:42 PM

Re: “Saltwater Cowboys

We had a late lunch there today (05-11-18). Even at that hour, there was a 20 minute wait which gave us time to check the place out. The views are all superb. Our server, John, was very attentive and brought our items as quickly as he could though the kitchen was running behind. I would not want to be there during peak hours if the slow or understaffed kitchen is a regular occurrence. The nachos were excellent, and the presentation was impressive our favorite selection!

Posted by Barbara Shealy on May 12, 2018 at 1:07 AM
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