Last night went to dinner with three people. I was shocked that a microbrewery would not have served their beer cold. I was expecting frosted mugs with cold beer and a good head on the beer. Was I disappointed. The food was terrible. Had a bowl of she crab soup and it was cold. The bowl only had about 1/2" of soup in a bowl. I would estimate less than 6 ounces of soup in a bowl that costs $6.25. We had a crab dip appitizer also it it was pathetic. There was maybe one tablespoon of dip served in a very small bowl in the center of a plate of chips. There was only enough dip for maybe 6 chips. The cost of this was $8.95!!! We had a stuffed flounder entree. It was a cold and puny piece of flounder with a small spoon size of crab stuffing. Size of fish was about 5 ounces. This entree cost $18.95 and there was nothing else on the plate such as side items. Only fish and very little of that!!!
The service was awful. When I called for reservations, I was put on hold 3 times and the receptionist sounded very unprofessional and uncaring. When we arrived, the greater had a take it or leave it attitude and was not welcoming.
For a meal costing $118.00 for three people, it was a rip off.
Favorite Dish: NONE. All was awful. Poor portions, cold food, poor value for money. Poor service. Wait staff not courteous. Hot beer in a microbrewery!!!
Great beer, slow service 5 - 10 min to get a beer when moderately busy. Crabcakes were tasty. Wood Oven pizza showed thta even a bad pizza can be made in a wood oven. Confirmed opinion from next table where the comment was it was like pre made grocery store pizza. Talked to pizza maker to find out why, and he was uninterested.
This large local restaurant has seating on two floors and is at a great location near the riverpark. There is a large selection of food, lots of barbeque, ribs, steak, and chicken, as well as vegetables and pastas. Best of all, they have their own huge brewery in the middle of the restaurant. Most large entrees are between $15 and $20. After dinner, you can get dessert here, or go a few doors down to East Bay Coffee Shop, which has many good desserts and coffee drinks.
Favorite Dish: I ordered the sampler platter off the appetizers for only $13, and I got more food than I could eat. It came with onion rings, chicken wings, ribs, taquitos, which are small pieces of chicken rolled in a crunchy tortilla shell and ranch dressing on top, and charleston grits. Everything was delicious, I even liked the grits, whereas normal grits I do not like. The barbeque sauce they use is the second best I have ever had anywhere, only being beat out by Sticky Fingers. If I ever return to Charleston I will return here as well.
Southend Brewery & Smokehouse.
Industrial warehouse atmosphere with eclectic menu and well done if unadventurous house brewed beers.
Favorite Dish: Anything barbequed.