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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Southern

Re: “Tomato Shed Cafe

Just "discovered" this place last weekend & had lunch, my wife is now teaching school in that area. Unreal. Best crab cake (sandwich) I've had in my life (I've had a lot), excellent cuke/tomato/onion salad, and water/tea/lemonade for $7. Ended up buying some produce & shrimp (also reasonably priced) for dinner the next night.

We'll be back. Probably tomorrow.

Posted by ETimmonsP on August 27, 2010 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Tomato Shed Cafe

This place has the best home cooking in the Lowcountry. Never a disappointment. The fresh caught shrimp (NO PRESERVATIVES) come in daily from their own boat.

Posted by Guy on August 27, 2010 at 10:55 AM

Re: “Page's Okra Grill

I have never had worse service in my life. For the sake of decency, human interaction, and goodwill towards mankind pease dont eat here.

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Posted by JJM on August 22, 2010 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Harvest Moon Lowcountry Grille

Quality ingredients and top drawer presentation. I'm now a regular.

Posted by coachz on August 21, 2010 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Jestine's Kitchen

My boyfriend and I went to this restaurant tonight, I read some reviews before we went so we were a little worried it might not stand up to what we were looking for. Was I blown away. I'm from a little town and looking for something to make me feel at home again. We waited for about 45 min to be seated, weren't really sure what to do when we got there.... But soon we found out to wait in line. Just that simple. We both had fried chicken, sweet tea, mac, and collards. Amazing! I felt right at home. While you wait you can look inside and you feel like its just a hustle in there, but as soon as you get inside. It's got a homey feeling to it and it fairly on the quite side. They have this Coca-Cola cake, that is a great twist on some chocolate cake. We enjoyed ourselves very much and will be looking forward to coming back again. The wait in the heat is defitanly worth it!

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Posted by Megan61903 on July 29, 2010 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Virginia's on King

We had dinner here and were pleased with the flavors. I had the tomato soup and grilled cheese. The soup was a bit spicy for my taste buds, but good consistency. My husband had the pork sliders and said they were spicy too. The atmosphere was quaint.

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Posted by Georgiafan on July 26, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Virginia's on King

I've now eaten at Virginia's five times, so I feel pretty comfortable in making this review. The bottom line is that the food and value are good (and sometimes very good), but the service is awful.

Fried Pickles: B+
Pulled Pork Sliders: A-
Blackened Scallops: D (scallops are the smallest I've ever seen and the citrus zest is overpowering)
She Crab Soup: A-
Wedge Salad: A-
Shrimp and Grits: B (not bad, but not up to Chucktown standards)
Country Fried Steak: A (my favorite so far)
Fried Chicken: A (among the best in town)
Blackened Catfish: B+ (could use a more delicate hand, particularly on the salt)
Hoppin John: A (love it, wish they served those black eyed peas on their own as well)
Sweet potato fries: B (a bit soggy the time I had them)
Mac & Cheese: A- (good, but much better available in town)
Steamed Broccoli: B- (broccoli was overripe)
Baby Lima Beans: B (overcooked and not much flavor)

Overall, quite good for the money, but maybe they should have a smaller menu and just offer what's freshly available for side dishes. Also, beer and wine selection is pretty weak.

As for the service, it's awful. Hostess seems perpetually confused and bored (hard to do at the same time). Servers always seem rushed and disappear from the dining room for long stretches. Tables do not get bused promptly. It's a small place, so it's probably difficult to staff for a rush, but something has got to give. The last two times I was there I ended up walking to the bar to ask for my bill. I'm not sure who's in charge, but it doesn't take an expert to look across the dining room and see that most tables are waiting for something.

Dining room is simple and elegant. The space could easily accommodate a far more formal restaurant.

Again, food is good and reasonably priced, but I doubt I'll be back unless management changes.

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Posted by dubyadee on July 7, 2010 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Virginia's on King

My boyfriend and I ate at Virginia's for dinner Friday night. We were really excited to try the place but were very disappointed at just about everything that we ordered. The so-called "Corn Fritters" were basically large greasy pancakes with no discernible corn in them. When the meals finally arrived, everything on the plate was lukewarm except for the meat. I had the fried chicken and my boyfriend had the country fried steak. Both were coated in the same rosemary-laden breading. The rosemary was so strong that it overpowered all other flavors of the meat. As mentioned, all of the sides were server lukewarm if not cold. The mashed potatoes and the macaroni and cheese had zero flavor. Basically, the place seems to cater to tourists who don't know what actual southern cooking tastes like. This is the only way we could figure as to why they are still open after 3 years. I wonder how much repeat business this place gets...(and we are not even going to discuss the service)

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Posted by NotSure on July 6, 2010 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Virginia's on King

Ate here for brunch on sunday, can't say I was very impressed. I had heard a lot about the place and that it was top quality but upon eating here, I can not say I agree with the reviews. To their defense, it was 1 in the afternoon and all I had to eat all day was a glass of milk and a cup of coffee so I may have just been cranky. I got the shrimp and grits and I think the thing i disliked most was the type of sausage used. It was more of a kilbasa whereas I prefer a spicy andoulle for my shrimp and grits. My girlfriend got the pancakes and I thought they were great. Not really motivated to go back when there are sooo many restaurant options available.

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Posted by joshl725 on May 4, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Boulevard Diner

my family and i visited the restaurant, and boy were we completely surprised. our server AJ was the cutest and most polite, the food was awesome!the pastrami reuben is the bomb.

Posted by Lanora on March 8, 2010 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Boulevard Diner

When I first viewed this diner from the outside I was a little reluctant to go in. My wife and I said let's give it a try. Boy were we surprised. The food was nothing short of excellent, the wait staff was great and so was the service. In fact I asked our waitress who the owner was and as it happened he was sitting in the booth behind us. As we left I stopped by and let him know what a great place this was.

Posted by jaycee511 on February 22, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Rosebank Farms Cafe

Best food on Johns Island! Try the Clemson Blue Cheese Wedge, the shrimp, scallops and grits and the triple oatmeal brownie. Any entree is worth it though!

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Posted by kepbel on February 18, 2010 at 10:15 PM

Re: “Rosebank Farms Cafe

One of the best restaurants around! The food is fantastic and the waitstaff is very hospitable. I highly recommend any of the seafood as it is always fresh and locally caught. 5 stars all the way :)

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Posted by I_heart_food on February 18, 2010 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Virginia's on King

Visited Virginia's for the first time and was delighted. The facility was attractive and the atmosphere warm and friendly. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Food was excellent including soup (chilled potato leek and she crab), salad, entrees and dessert (pecan pie). The half-price bottle of wine was a welcome surprise. We will return.

Posted by Sunspot on December 22, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Page's Okra Grill

This is one of those cozy places that the locals love. Great diner-type atmosphere, with some seriously good southern comfort food. The fried chicken is to die for! It's not a fancy, romantic kind of restaurant, but, if a friendly, clean and delicious casual experience is what you're seeking, this is it.

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Posted by KC on October 27, 2009 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Jestine's Kitchen

The best fried chicken on the planet! Thats all I have to say!

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Posted by done on October 9, 2009 at 2:01 AM

Re: “Boulevard Diner

I love this place! I understand the concept at each of Sal's restaurants. Sacrifice the expensive building for great quality food and they will come back. Great home style food, great prices and great people.

1 of 1 people like this.
Posted by chefhead on October 5, 2009 at 3:27 PM

Re: “The Med Eatery & Bar

Good food. Cool atmosphere

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Posted by 1world on September 21, 2009 at 6:25 PM

Re: “The Med Eatery & Bar

This restaurant was by far the best restaurant I have been to in years. Our waitress was lovely and the atmosphere couldn't have been more perfect. My husband and I enjoyed a delicious dinner, while remaining intimate, yet somewhat casual. You can turn the surroundings into whatever you want them to be, casual and fun, or elegant and sophisticated. The food was incredible and the wine too! Plus, we didn't even have to wait long at all on a Friday evening. AND, the prices are great for what you get... I strongly recommend Med Bistro to anyone.

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Posted by dimples68938 on June 27, 2009 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Virginia's on King

I took my girlfriend there for dinner and I must say that they had the best fried chicken I have ever had. The batter on the chicken was very thick and crunchy with lots of flavor. The side portions are large and priced very reasonable. I enjoyed the atmosphere, it was not overly crowded and loud. I was even given a free desert, since it was my girlfriend's birthday. The shecrab soup is amazing! Give this place a shot.

Posted by qgamble on March 27, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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