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Comment Archives: Locations: 2 Stars

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: “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: “Frothy Beard Brewing

I agree with RealBeerGuru. They had a small selection of their own beers on tap, and then had to fill up the rest with beer from other breweries. I've never been a huge fan of their beers, but they were OK. Pizza was also just OK. It also seemed to me like they had baked it earlier and re-heated it. It's a cool spot and nice facility, however.

Posted by erynvarano on June 2, 2017 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Frothy Beard Brewing

Was looking forward to this, but they only had 4 beers on tap, I think they had a dozen when they were off Ashley Phospate. Big pizza slices had ok taste, but they were obviously baked much earlier and then retopped and reheated.

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Posted by RealBeerGuru on May 19, 2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Cactus Car Wash

This was the second time in 2 months I had my car washed there. I will never go again. They never washed the outside windows and missed surface dirt around the license plate area both times. There is no excuse for this when you pay $25.00 for a supreme wash and you get your car returned to you as I have stated.

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Posted by David Sanyo on May 9, 2017 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Magnolias

Of course the service and ambiance were great, but I chose Magnolia's to take my girlfriend to for her birthday. Unfortunately, like others, my meal was not what I've had in the past. The meal was quite bland and forgettable. Unfortunately, since I am a local teacher, I have to make my trips downtown carefully as I have been priced out of most establishments. Her comment was we should have gone to Waffle House instead since we always know what we'll be getting will taste as expected and will cost 1/5 of the price. Said a lot to a born and bred North Charlestonian.

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Posted by MrF on January 24, 2017 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Angel Oak Restaurant

Had dinner there a couple of times and they just don't seem to get it. They seem unable to make food hot or season properly. Steaks taste bland needing salt and pepper. It's like they are cooking on a hot plate and don't have a real restaurant setup. French fries are limp and cold from being cooked at too low a temperature and other dishes come out lukewarm at best. Is it so hard to make food HOT !!! It's like they can only cook one meal at a time so with 4 people each dish sits till the last is done. Very disappointing. Seriously, taste the dishes and learn to season and make each dish sizzling hot when it is delivered. Think mexican fajitas !!!

Posted by calm assertive on October 27, 2016 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Music Farm

Not the greatest place to go if you are into actually listening to music. The highs (treble) bounce all over the cavernous box, and I'm pretty sure the MO is to crank up the volume to an ear splitting level because the monkeys at the bar are yelling drink orders and clanking beer bottles. I've seen artists ask the crowd to quiet down (e.g. JJ Grey, Amos Lee), and it just didn't happen. I also noticed that they haven't come back. The vibe in there is "college party", with the music appreciators crammed in the snake pit in front of the stage.

Overall, the layout isn't conducive to having a place to post up, have space, and enjoy the music...if you creep to the back for space you're forced to observe the party-goers and their noise. Best place in town for actual "dialed in" music levels is the Pour House (except the Music Halls of course, but you're sitting down then)...the PH shows don't start until 11, so you better be a night owl.

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Posted by Doug Tom on July 16, 2016 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Southern Season

nice but way overpriced

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Posted by RS2494 on June 24, 2016 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Sip Tap Room

To help with the throttling of "Matt Gallo", he was created on May 18th and managed to have lunch at both locations on that same day (look it up, it's hilarious).

I've been there twice, and I liked the selection and the bar service was fine. It's on James Island (I've lived here for seventeen years), and I applaud a place when it takes a real crack at it. I can't speak to anything but the list and the aforementioned bar service, but if there's Ballast Point on tap, and Green Flash, Stone, two Terrapins and two Founders in bottle form--and these are all IPAs.

But these are also grocery store beers, and I have a hard time paying six bucks for a ubiquitous Goose Island or a Sweetwater IPA, four times what I pay at the Teeter. I'm certainly not paying for the sweet vistas of asphalt and the muted silhouettes of an electrical substation and a Money Man Pawn, and if I'm reading some of these reviews right, and a possible response to this review might be "if you don't like it, stay home", be careful..I have a screened-in porch, a 60" TV, and a $14 growler of Jade. More later when I try the food.

P.S. "lovesdogs6957" was created on May 17th and has one review to date...

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Posted by pgraham5870 on June 18, 2016 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Sip Tap Room

I agree with the "weird identity crisis." We went for date night, which was definitely a mistake. All seating is group seating. Unless you want to sit at a bar, or at a table with other confused couples, this is not a date night spot. It was dressed in stainless steel, served wine and charcuterie but yet nachos and beer? And the peanuts on the floor? The service was okay at best. Not trying to rip on the place, but I was genuinely confused. I guess the fact that it's trying to be everything and has group seating means it would truly be an excellent place to meet a bunch of friends. Maybe I was just expecting something different, but I wasn't excited about this place.

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Posted by rayf on June 7, 2016 at 1:33 PM

Re: “East Bay Deli

Dellz is awesome. Mozzo is good. East Bay is below average. Momma Goldberg is shit.

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Posted by RS2494 on March 26, 2016 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Mike's Bikes

Very disappointing experience, received an estimate on phone for $40 for cascade and chain to be replaced on my old Trek. When I dropped the bike off, they upped the maximum potential estimate to $60 with no change in the scope of work. When I picked the bike up, they charged me $72. their explanation was they always need to adjust the derailer (sp?) when they replace a cascade and chain. When I questioned the manager on why it was not included in the first two estimates he blew me off as if I was trying to take advantage of him. There are several bike shops in Mount Pleasant, I suggest you shop around.

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Posted by Marc Retchin on August 28, 2015 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Millie Lewis of Charleston

The only thing that I liked about this school is they did teach me a lot. In the same since though I attended this school over 3 years ago and my picture is still not on the web sight and I have not gotten any calls for any auditions (probably because my picture isn't on the website) and they have done nothing to help me toward my dream. I understand the prices as much as I don't like them and even though I don't think its fair to have to take another class after I have paid you over $700 to take 1 you have to spend money to make money, but I refuse to spend anymore money with this school. So I say Millie Lewis of Charleston is not the school you should attend if you are serious about your acting career!!!

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Posted by leatricejohnson on August 6, 2015 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Cory's Grilled Cheese

When I went there months ago, the service was dog slow.

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Posted by coachz on March 11, 2015 at 12:35 PM

Not bad but nothing special. I remember once when they tried to charge me a dollar for a Styrofoam cup of water. Smoaky Oak on JI is better IMO.

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Posted by coachz on February 20, 2015 at 6:35 PM

Really disappointing. The good reviews were the reason I decided to go there. I guess I should have known better as soon as I saw the buffet setup. There are about a thousand bottles of their sauce in there, so it seems like they are trying to sell sauce rather than good food.

I picked up a pound of Pulled Pork (I like BBQ sandwiches) and a large Mac and Cheese to bring home and share with my friends. The meat was sort of soggy, and had clearly been reheated. There was no flavor to it. There was no bark or crust. I could not detect any smoke flavor. Contrary to their slogan, the only way to get any taste from this was to sauce it up. Their sweet sauce was really good.

The Mac and Cheese was the worst I have ever attempted to eat. I mean really bad. I appeared to have been made many days prior. One of those microwavable cups of Kraft would have been a far better choice. I threw most of it away.

Hard to believe how difficult it is to find good BBQ in Charleston. Don't get me started on Home Boy Team Robbery BBQ - They suck too.

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Posted by Todd Gaines on February 18, 2015 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

The food isn't bad at all, and the prices are in line with what you get but - as many other reviewers have noted - the owners and some of the staff are overfamiliar to the point of creepiness, and it comes across as insincere. Lay off the gladhanding - you're trying way too hard.

All these ridiculously verbose five-star reviews from users with no other reviews - hello, cantw84sumr, Laura M. Dixon, marks0112, maddiecakes? These have all the - uh - hallmarks of being shills for the restaurant.…

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Posted by rgb on January 2, 2015 at 11:03 AM

Re: “SOL Southwest Kitchen and Tequila Bar

The food quality has taken a serious nose dive like just about every restaurant in town eventually does. When ingredients are missing from dishes as they are described on the menu, and a lack of consistency in preparation becomes evident, it usually means the owners are off someplace enjoying the spoils of their initial success. Of course, the reality of a food and beverage business is that it can be like a demanding and unforgiving mistress. If ignored or neglected one might return some day to find her gone like Cinderella at midnight. Fortunately, the service is still super here and the bartenders are the finest looking females on the planet. Since most in Mount Pleasant only care about where to get a drink on next, SOL has some time left at the Ball. The clock is ticking loudly in the kitchen though.

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Posted by The Super Saturn on December 21, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

Too Meat Lovers, take notice. Nice Restaurant, however when you buy there top steak a 32oz porterhouse cooked WARM RARE for $72US you would expect exactly that. Steak that arrived was a mere T-bone not porterhouse and maybe 24oz at best. I know some of you will say that there is shrinkage due to cooking and the weight of the bone, but having had this steak there before, there was a noticeable change in size this time. I feel is you are paying the prices for there steaks at least make it close to the weight advertised. Enjoy at your own risk.

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Posted by Bruce H on October 26, 2014 at 3:35 PM
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