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Re: “Pancito & Lefty

I've actually been to P&L twice now: once for brunch with my husband and last Sunday for brunch with a group of folks from church. This is a group with scheduled monthly get-togethers, and this was our choice for July.

One of the things that attracted me to P&L for this gathering was the menu. We have several group members who have food allergies (gluten and dairy intolerance) and their choices were spot on for this. I corresponded with Jimmy and spoke with Jade and they assured me that any modifications needed to menu items could be accommodated. We ended up with a group of 12, which included three children, two under the age of 5.

To begin: our server didn't blink an eye when we asked for 5 separate checks. Also, there was no gratuity tacked on, which is smart, because we're better tippers than the typical pro-forma gratuity amount.

No one had any issues with food choices, though one of our party was surprised at how spicy the scallop seviche was (It's generally served with crema, which would moderate the heat, but she is the dairy-free member, so there's that). The food was tasty, served well, and paced well. Most of the table had the red pork posole, served over Masa grits with a fried egg on top. Yummy! The two littles had chocolate chip pancakes and wolfed them down. One of our number had the chilaquies and raved about them.

I'm really not sure why there are negative reviews of this place. Perhaps it's different at lunch and dinner, but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and my experience in setting up the event was stellar. Kudos to Jimmy, Jade, our waitress (whose name I unfortunately did not get) and the manager on duty yesterday. I can heartily recommend P&L for your next group meet -- or date night!

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Posted by Marilyn P. on August 3, 2018 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Mt. Pleasant Seafood

The absolute best in the area. Always fresh, always honest (they let us know right off that the shrimp wasn't local. We drive from Goose Creek to Mt. P, passing many other places on the way. It's that good.

Posted by Marilyn P. on August 3, 2018 at 10:01 AM

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.

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Posted by GhostArtist on July 12, 2018 at 10:20 PM

Re: “Bugby Plantation

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

1 of 1 people like this.
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: “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: “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.

1 of 1 people like this.
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!

1 of 1 people like this.
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

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Posted by Tressy Mellichamp on May 14, 2018 at 1:13 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 Halliehill.com. 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

Re: “Geno's Place

Awesome lunch cooked on fridays and great service...awesome atmosphere

Posted by Shannon Cason on April 14, 2018 at 12:32 AM

Re: “Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary

We've worked with numerous animal rescue groups over the past 20 plus years but Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary is the best one we've ever seen. Great facilities and even better staff who not only care for the cats and dogs but interact with them to make sure they're getting the best quality of life.

If you're looking for a pet, consider adopting one from Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary. You won't be disappointed.

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Posted by Allan Schildknecht on April 7, 2018 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Dockery's

This is hands down the best beer in Charleston. The Controversy IPA is my personal favorite. The brisket Benedict is great for brunch and the beet salad with whipped feta is fresh and delicious as well. They have a great outdoor seating area and fun events that kids and adults would enjoy. This is definitely my families new go to place.

3 of 4 people like this.
Posted by Colleen Wilson on April 5, 2018 at 8:15 PM

Re: “The Art of Health Chiropractic

Dr. Blackburn has helped me through a painful back issue that was preventing me from working efficiently. She not only helps if you have an injury but she will help you through preventative measures to ensure that you stay healthy. She goes above and beyond the norm for health care providers! I recommend her to anyone going through a painful injury, maintenance, or preventative care.

Posted by Kelly Orris on April 4, 2018 at 6:56 AM

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: “Charleston Bees and Honey

I'm so thankful to have found Mr. Sexton and his honey. No more colds or alergies :)

2 of 2 people like this.
Posted by Katie Gentile on March 25, 2018 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Pence's Liquor and Wine

I actually appreciate this guy. He's voluntarily enforcing parking. We'd have to pay a bureaucrat a very high salary and pension to do the job he has volunteered to do for the community for free.

Guys like this used to keep the community safe. They were the first responders before the police showed up half an hour later and didn't seem to care. I feel safe knowing that this man is keeping a watchful eye and protecting the shopping center.

He deals with lunatic drunkards and winos all day. He has to be short with people. All things considered, the man displays extreme patience considering what he deals with.

Plus he has the best liquor and wine in town.

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Posted by Neo Marcist on March 14, 2018 at 9:57 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
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