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“Don't miss this local gem featuring excellent daily specials and fresh desserts!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Boulevard Diner

Boulevard Diner
409 W Coleman Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-3421
843-216-2611
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Ranked #30 of 256 Restaurants in Mount Pleasant
Price range: $7 - $13
Cuisines: Diner
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Don't miss this local gem featuring excellent daily specials and fresh desserts!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

This is one of those amazing little roadside places that should be featured on "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives". It's also one of our favorite lunch stops when we're visiting the Charleston area. Always filled with locals and featuring a variety of daily lunch specials and fresh desserts, there is little doubt that you'll find something you love when you eat here.

When you first arrive, it doesn't look particularly impressive from the outside. I think it's an old Dairy Queen building and the care and attention here has gone into the food more than the decor. But as soon as you walk in, just focus on the "Specials" board and you'll see why this place is different. You can order from the menu if you like, but I suggest asking your server to make a recommendation from the board. It changes daily and always has a local flair.

On our most recent visit, I tried the Seafood Penne Pasta with shrimp, calico scallops and salmon tossed with a mushroom cream sauce w/spinach, tomato & red onion. This was a seafood pasta dish that rivals any of the high priced seafood restaurants around Charleston but here it's only $12! You can't beat that price for the quality of this dish.

My wife got one of the perennial favorites - the fried flounder sandwich. She loved it and let me get one small taste. It came with a huge pile of sweet potato fries for only $10.

Whatever you get, save room for one of the daily desserts that come in fresh from their local bakery called The Village Bakery. This time we had Hummingbird Cake. Not surprisingly it was fresh, moist & delicious.

If you're in Mt. Pleasant, try what all the locals already know and treat yourself to lunch at the Boulevard Diner.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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722 reviews 722 reviews
524 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 120 cities Reviews in 120 cities
361 helpful votes 361 helpful votes
“Killer Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Want a BIG breakfast but don't want to drain your bank account. Well this gem in Mt. Pleasant is the place to go. Always busy, waitresses always attentive and you can usually see the ubiquitous proprietor from time to time. These folks know the right formula for running a good restaurant. Almost anything off the breakfast menu is good. Ms Priscilla was out waitress the the most-ess.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Typical diner - but in a good way”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

It is very hard to find a "real" diner anywhere except the northeast/Mid-Atlantic. This one fit the bill. It is unprententious and the food is good. We came for breakfast and it was spot-on. Don't come expecting linen tablecloths and fine china. Come for the satisfying food and efficient service. If we are back in the area, we will eat here again. Maybe try lunch this time instead of just breakfast.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Seneca, South Carolina
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153 reviews 153 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Shrimp & Grits Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

If you read some of the negative reviews, don't let them dissuade you from enjoying this hidden gem There is a difference between "dirty" and "old". This little restaurant is in what looks like an old Dairy Queen building. Granted the ceiling tiles are a little stained, but the SC Health Department rating of "A" on the front door is all I needed to know. I had the Shrimp & Grits and it was outstanding. There must have been a dozen shrimp in a tasty sauce over a bed of grits! Our waitress, Whitney, was very efficient, a sweet young lady, who kept checking on us to see if we needed anything. I did not see any waitresses chewing gum - let alone smacking any. LOL

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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SalParco, Owner at Boulevard Diner, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Sharon, so happy to hear that you enjoyed the shrimp and grits! Hope you left room for dessert. If you're in the area, we hope to see you again soon.
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Flowery Branch, Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Come Hungry”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

The portions are large and the food was good. The country fired steak seemed to be double battered, which was good. The desserts looked really good, but I was full before getting to them. It doesn't look like much from the front, but is worth the trip inside.

Visited January 2013
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