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Comment Archives: Locations: Bars + Clubs: Bar

Re: “Edmund's Oast

By the way, I have had the cheese plate at Edmunds two times, along with the sweater around the neck folks, and it is some of the best tasting cheese in the area. I wonder if it comes from that local farm over on Johns Island? Goat cheese tends to be a bit "tangy", and the offerings at Edmunds really fits the bill.
The beer selection is vast, and the more hops in a beer, the better I like it. Price is not that bad compared to the newer bars in the area. The clientele will eventually smooth out, and hopefully it will be a group that I like to hang with. So far there is parking available in the area, but with the huge expansion of food places up NoMo, I fear it may become a problem. So far the Union Headquarters is pretty good about parking in their place in the evening, so that is a definite safe option.....and for a good price. Free.

Posted by Dale Hutchison on October 10, 2017 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Edmund's Oast

The review by Brewengineer sounds like those reviews that show up for a well-known, but rather overpriced and boring chop house on King St. The wording and the phrases come right out of a "book of reviews" for critics. You can see right through them, and know the writers are often comped for their meals, and therefore write complimentary reviews of those places. I don't care about what the other customers are wearing, usually, but the sweaters around the neck cross the line.

Posted by Dale Hutchison on October 10, 2017 at 9:27 AM

Re: “King Street Cabaret

My first time there at the cabaret and by the way i am a 45 years old Caucasian man who loves my beautiful black sisters but when i went into the club i didnt see any i met some of the dancers there and sat and talk with a few of them and asked if they were any black girls there i was told that they dont hire black girls, bad enough no one greeted me coming into the club it was poor judgement, weird looks and horrible hospitality. I took my money and went to The Silver Slipper where i got treated with respect!!!! It was the worst experience ever. I wouldn't recommend this club to anyone

Posted by Tommy Lance on October 9, 2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Edmund's Oast

EmpireInvisible why are you insulting me?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 29, 2017 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Edmund's Oast

Should have named the joint - "Oldman's Boast" - to describe the ambiance enjoyed whilst one waits on a rude bartender to rancorously serve a horrible tasting over priced liquid in a warm glass.

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Posted by EmpireInvisible on September 28, 2017 at 11:52 AM

Re: “RB's Seafood

When we visit Charleston RB's our my favorite place to eat - Shrimp and Grits. They are the best!. Prices are reasonable. Service has always been good. Great location to just hang out and watch the dolphins play or walk around Shem Creek.

Posted by Angie Ledford on September 12, 2017 at 12:42 PM

Re: “The Boathouse at Breach Inlet

What a horrible experience. We were in SC on vacation, and made a reservation for the Boathouse. My wife and myself, along with our two daughters, aged 13 and 11, we're very excited about the meal, as my wife and I had been there many years ago on a getaway weekend, and remembered it fondly as a neat place, and a restaurant offering fine food.

We arrived on time, and were sat at a table in the middle of the main dining room. A man and woman with their three-year-old daughter were seated against the windows facing the water, and their child screamed for the first 30 minutes of the meal. We said nothing, and The parents produced an iPad for the child to watch, making sure the volume was turned all the way up. We let this go on for maybe 10 minutes or so, until it became unbearable. My wife, who was also pregnant, very politely walked over and asked the mother of the child if they would be so kind as to turn down the volume of the iPad. The mother huffed and puffed, and reluctantly turned down the volume. She then proceeded to look over at our table and told us to "shut the f"&) up, my child is three, how dare us." I looked over and said "how dare you speak that way in front of my children," where as the husband of this foul woman looked at me and told me to "back off."

We added a photo to show what it was like, right before this incident happened. As you can see, there is the Mother, on her phone, daughter LAYING DOWN on the booth, with her precious iPad blasting a movie and as bright as can be, while my Daughters continue to smile, excited to eat their meal!

Well, at this point we were ready to leave, as our night had been ruined. The bartender manager was very friendly, offering us his sincere apologies and to comp the meal. We refused, as at that point it was not the fault of the establishment. Now, as I said, this initial event was not the restaurant's fault, but what happens next is the issue that makes this place not even worthy of one star. As I was signing the bill, and after enduring additional abuse at the hands of these foul people, and watching the mother carry on as loudly as possible, singing children's songs with the young girl and laughing and making a fool of herself, all while sucking down their third drink in 20 minutes each, the actual head manager came over and consoled the foul people for their bad experience! He coddled these "regulars", as he followed me out, telling me to "calm down", and basically inferring that this issue was my fault!

All I did was act as any father should, and acting as any father would, I stood up for my children, as we don't speak that way in front of them, and nor should anyone else. I never used foul language, never raised my voice, never sunk to their level, but still, we we're the ones left leaving feeling as if WE did something wrong. These people should have been asked to leave, after using foul language in front of two young girls, berating a family trying to enjoy a meal, and basically telling us our opinion means nothing. They should have at least been moved, especially after the bar manager offered to pay for our meal, as he knew without a doubt that this issue was most DEFINITELY not a result of anything that we did. How dare that manager! He neither saw the event, nor asked any staff member a question, he just made assumptions and partnered with the wrong side.

We will never eat here again, nor should anyone else!

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Posted by Dennis Peterson on August 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

My wife and I live in the Charleston area and have eaten at halls numerous times. We love it. The steaks are to die for. We often go on the spur of the moment and eat at the bar. The Halls do sometimes politely ask how you are enjoying your experience, something any good restaurant will do. It is pricey, but it tracks with what other fine steak houses charge for top notch beef. Pay no attention to the low ratings - the people who are posting them are clearly insane.

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Posted by Mistah Mikey on August 5, 2017 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

Another person (QB) who is either an employee of Halls or shill for the restaurant who signed up for an account today and posted a 5 star review, this is a familiar pattern discussed numerous times on this thread. Come on people... Lol, lol, lol...

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Posted by Mike Westerman on July 22, 2017 at 6:18 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

Hall's is top notch across the board; frankly, I think that these reviews shooting the place down are pretty mean-spirited. The Hall family is a class act, and I have very good memories of their kindness to me and my wife and young daughter. Good people bringing top notch food to Charleston.

But hey, haters are gonna hate...

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Posted by QB on July 22, 2017 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

This is just another expensive version of Aaron's Deli. Tourists are their main clients, and are stuck with mediocre food and a very noisy atmosphere. With all the nice genuine professional restaurants in town, I wonder why they can stay in business.

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Posted by localhutch on July 19, 2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

Halls is for dumb tourists only. All of the negative comments on this board are true. The food is average, the prices are high and the four owners are a pain in the butt. Please stay away from this horrible place.

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Posted by LocalCitizen on July 14, 2017 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

It should be pretty clear to anyone reading this thread of comments and "Linda" and, most likely a few friends she has recruited, are on a personal mission to smear Halls Chophouse and the Halls themselves.

My wife and I have been to Halls 6 or 7 times. We've been to some of the best steak houses in the Country (NYC, Dallas, Atlanta, etc) and Halls is one of the best. The steaks are fantastic, on of the best caesar salads anywhere, and a world class wine list. Perhaps Billy can be friendly to a fault, but you have to appreciate the families commitment to this restaurant and their patrons. They are always there and try to get to know people. The bar downstairs is a lively scene, so its not the most quite restaurant in town. So, if you are looking for a very quite dining experience where you don't see or here from the owners, perhaps you should try another Charleston steakhouse, Penninsula Grill is fabulous.

Read reviews on Open Table and Trip Advisor if you want to see some honest reviews of Halls.

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Posted by Charleston Lover on June 30, 2017 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

Food is in line with other steakhouses in town- Oak, Grill 225, Ruth's Chris. The difference as some other reviewers have stated is its way overpriced for locals. $13 including tax for a crown and coke filled to the top with ice, and thats without the 20% tip. Now thats outrageous. That's just an example. Hall's is a tourist trap, they have little use for the locals other than the bar crowd, and they couldnt care less what we think as they pack the out of towners in. The atmosphere is lousy as the bar crowd downstairs drowns out your conversation in the dining room upstairs on any given night. Go once to say you've eaten there if you wish but smarter to save your money and go somewhere you can actually have an enjoyable evening out at and hear your dinner guests across the table from you. Dont worry the tourists will still be there. With the dining options now available in Charleston, why bother is the question.

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Posted by Mike Westerman on June 28, 2017 at 10:44 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

I don't know where the other people on this thread have been eating but I have never had a bad meal, bad service or experience at Hall's. Maybe they aren't used to knowledgeable servers who are attentive without being intrusive (anywhere else mail you a thank you note afterwards?), or owners who greet and try to take care of their guests like it was their home (3 deep at the bar but Billy finds me a barstool). Walked in on a average Sat night & we were seated within 5 mins at the community table. I'm no one special other than I appreciate the best steak Ive ever tasted, fantastic side dishes (lobster mac & the chopped salad!) & the first class service.It gets loud but there's nowhere that doesn't anymore as people seem to have forgotten their inside voices. Yes, it's pricey but we've never left feeling we paid too much for the quality we received. Go to Ruths Chris if you don't like it and free up a table for those who appreciate this gem.

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Posted by Singnkitty on June 2, 2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

The tourists flock to this place, while the locals laugh! Forget about the Charleston version of the Adams family that runs the place, the weirdest, most eccentric people you will ever meet, but the drinks are way overpriced, like double other places, and the steaks are mail order Allen Bros. steaks marketed as some amazing cuts of beef. Tourists are so dumb they think the Halls family i.e. Adams family are Charleston natives, little do they know they came here in 2009 after one failed business attempt in the hospitality industry after another in multiple US cities. Sadly, the jokes on us, the people of Charleston.

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Posted by Rick Wilson on May 25, 2017 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

12$ liquor drinks you get for $5 dollars everywhere else and average mail order Allen Bros. steaks, yet the tourists flock to this place. All the locals do is laugh. The family has a well deserved reputation as the most freaky, eccentric family in Charleston, which is why the locals stay away.

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Posted by Rick Wilson on May 25, 2017 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Lewis Barbecue

Really wonderful meats, all so tender and full of flavor . A unique atmosphere and outstanding bar.

Posted by Virginia Hinckley Sanders on April 20, 2017 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Crave Kitchen & Cocktails

My new go-to brunch place in Charleston. Shrimp with grits and chorizo sausage is great. The bacon Bloody Mary will not disappoint. Great casual outdoor seating.

Posted by Kevin Brunson on April 17, 2017 at 9:31 AM

Re: “The Mezz

I will miss this place.

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Posted by Akilah Edwards on April 11, 2017 at 2:44 PM
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