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“Should be the same taste....” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Chef David's Roastfish & Cornbread

Chef David's Roastfish & Cornbread
70 Marshland Road, Hilton Head, SC 29928
+1 843-342-2996
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Ranked #159 of 290 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Price range: $0 - $32
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Jonesboro, Georgia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Should be the same taste....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

When we first visited your restaurant, the food was fresh and delicious. On this visit, a couple of years later, we brought guests with us based on the previous visit. This visit was nothing to brag about. If one of your signature dishes is sweet potato cornbread, it should taste the same each time.Today, the sweet potato cornbread was extremely dry. The medley mashed potato was gooey. The red snapper was cooked too long. Of course the fired platter was good. The soup was good. Our server was friendly and professional. Every dish should taste the same EACH visit (or if any change - better). My guests were not as impressed as we were on that first visit. Such a disappointment. Maybe, we'll give it one more try...in a few years.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Worst service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We've been to Roastfish many times and always enjoyed the local "catch of the day" on the menu. The service has always been very slow but last night it was the worst I've ever seen at any restaurant. Eden was our waitress, avoid her if possible. Every request, even our drinks, were treated as a hassle and an imposition- after we waited over an hour for a table. She made our long wait even more painful.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wadsworth, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Roadkill and no cornbread.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Shrimp po-boy- my teen (who eats everything in sight!) didn't finish his sandwich- "bbq too sweet". Seafood trio- overpriced, food slopped onto the plate, one person in our party thought the alligator was ok, another thought it was chewy and salty. Fish overdone, missing on one plate, shrimp overcooked, store bought out -of- a -bag french fries. And we got this 'wonderful' meal after over a one hour wait at our table. The waitress was friendly which was the ONE bright spot.

Visited April 2013
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“You can't be in a hurry”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Interesting and unique place. To say it is slow is an understatement. Do not take hungry young kids to this restaurant. Not kidding. Plan on 1 hour to get seated and 1 hour to get food. Either go when it opens or wait until 7:30 or 8. Food was very good and I would go back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Yummy southern food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Great atmosphere, great service, home cooked southern food. Great fun spot a must stop restaurant when visiting the island.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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