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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.

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

Re: “Bitty & Beau's Coffee

It is unbelievable what the Wright family has done to bring attention to those with developmental and intellectual disabilities- that we ARE more alike than different. AND its a damn good cup of coffee! I live by her words daily, that I would not change you for the world, but I will change the world for you. Cannot WAIT until my son gets his first job there...in about 18 years! But, fingers crossed!

Posted by Laura Wainwright Jacobs on April 26, 2018 at 9:19 PM

Re: “The Washout restaurant

Love it .. you will too .. I promise . Great food .. beer . Service .. live music

Posted by janej77 on April 21, 2018 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Back 9 Pub

Come out to see JellyBeans Karaoke Roadshow at Back 9 Pub on Friday nights at 10pm. Its the best karaoke show around. Its definitely the best karaoke show in West Ashley.

Posted by Jason Sturkie on April 3, 2018 at 11:15 PM

Re: “Tomasso at Turtle Point Clubhouse

Worst experience i've had in a long time. Staff was pleasant but unavailable for 20 minutes at a time. No offer to refresh drinks just poor service. Food average. Dont have to worry about us visiting for the next 7 days while were in beautiful Kiahwah S.C.

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Posted by Duane Huffman on March 24, 2018 at 9:52 PM

Re: “Baroni's New York Pizza

Baroni's New York Pizza is one of my two favorite pizzas in the Charleston area. It's really good, especially when it is hot and crisp. I've always found the staff to be attentive and thoughtful.

Posted by Glynda McAleer on March 16, 2018 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Coconut Joe's Beach Grill & Bar

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Posted by Joseph Glatt on March 9, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Re: “The Dinghy Taproom and Kitchen

Cool place, indoor dining room connects with outdoor (heated enclosed) patio. Space is notable for vintage neon '96 Wave' sign overlooking festivities. Good vibe, good music, great location (as the dark side goes).

Posted by Katherine Lundy on March 1, 2018 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Baroni's New York Pizza

Great guys, classic new york style pizza. Love it!

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Posted by Tyler Joseph Crull on February 25, 2018 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Baroni's New York Pizza

good pizza

Posted by jonathan brailsford on February 25, 2018 at 12:53 AM

Re: “Hyman's Seafood

If i could give more stars they would recive them. They have always been great to me my family and friends and the food has always been great.I guess you bring someone in that has not been in the south long and they think they should change the way things has always been leave it alone and injoy the finer things like Hymans.

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Posted by Larry Roberson on February 23, 2018 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Charleston House of Pizza

Terrible!!! The lady was rude! Didn't even give me a chance to order my drink

Posted by Sammi Croyts on February 22, 2018 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Cumberland Smokehouse

Smoked wings are delicious and the loaded duck fat fries with pulled pork = amazing.

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Posted by Kevin Brunson on February 20, 2018 at 8:22 AM
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