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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: “Baldwin Vineyards

The grapes are wonderful, but last year when I went there, their normally nice personalities were a bit sour. Because of that I'm not sure I will return this year. I may have to search for another place where I feel more welcome. The man there was just rude to us.

Posted by Robin Thomas on July 1, 2018 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Escapada Warehouse

I used to shop regularly at at the warehouse sale but in the last year haven't received
email notices and neither have my friends. How do I get back on the mailing list? It's not the first time I haven't received notice.
Thank you.

Posted by Liz Leffel on June 29, 2018 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Bugby Plantation

I picked some really great tomatoes corn and a watermelon last week. I'm going back today.

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Posted by Luther Smith on June 25, 2018 at 7:51 AM

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: “Pence's Liquor and Wine

I've been going to this store since it opened. Good selection of wine and liquor.
The owner has a hard job - tourists get upset he cannot sell mixers, has to close at 7 & isn't open on Sundays. The parking lot situation was difficult with everyone from near by businesses and events spots using the lot;however, it has improved.
I am often stopped by tourists trying to find a liquor store after they see Charleston restaurant cocktail prices. I send them to Pence's.

Posted by J. Sullivan on June 17, 2018 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Smoke BBQ Mt. P

So glad we found this gem! Their BBQ is tender and the sauce is incredible. Duck confit chicken wings are better than any place in town. The sides are no less than a gourmet surprise! Worth the drive for us from North Charleston.

Posted by Lynne Chavis Strickland on June 10, 2018 at 10:01 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: “Wild Blue

Amazing adventure park with an energetic, well-trained staff. Obstacles are awesome and increase in difficulty as you move through the course. Fun for the whole family.

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Posted by Jacqueline Corcoran on May 28, 2018 at 1:50 PM

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: “Magwood Seafood

So Sorry we sold our business on Shem Creek but you can follow us on our family face book page. Team Magwood! We are no longer at 110 Haddrell street Mt. Pleasant

Posted by Tressy Mellichamp on May 14, 2018 at 1:13 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: “St. Timothy's Anglican Catholic Church

St. Timothy's now has a community pantry box.

Posted by John m Zolyniak on May 3, 2018 at 12:06 PM

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 about 18 years! But, fingers crossed!

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

Re: “Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary

Looking to be of service? Love animals? Flexible time? Give it a try. See if you like it. Guarentee, the love you receive is going to be greater than you can imagine. Beautiful setting in the country. Come volunteer at Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary. Must be 18 or older. Up to 200 dogs and cats who would love some attention! Spend a few hours throwing a ball, taking a dog for a walk, handing out treats, snuggling with some kittens, playing with puppies. On New Road in Hollywood. Open most days from 8 or 9 to 2pm. Can be wise to call before you go. Check out who is available for adoption at No first visit adoptions. Everyone is checked out.

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Posted by Crystal Carlson on April 26, 2018 at 8:49 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: “Hungry Monk Music

Outstanding place to listen to great local music.

Posted by rhayes73 on April 18, 2018 at 10:08 PM
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