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“Nice view, poor service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of R B's Seafood Restaurant & Bar

R B's Seafood Restaurant & Bar
97 Church St., Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4359
(843) 881-0466
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Ranked #69 of 274 Restaurants in Mount Pleasant
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
dublin
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169 reviews 169 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 103 cities Reviews in 103 cities
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
“Nice view, poor service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

Food was good and the view from our table was excellent.
However, the staff were not welcoming or friendly. No smiling faces here which was a pity.
For the prices that are charged you don't expect to be greeted by Front of House in a hoodie and shorts with a frown.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Midway, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, Even Better Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

My family ate here for the first time last night on the recommendation from a friend. We were not disappointed at all. The food was some of the best seafood I have ever had. Our waiter was AWESOME!!! I would send any friend of mine here and when we return to Mt. Pleasant this will be one of the first places we eat.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“RB's deserves a little more credit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I've eaten at RB's many times over the years visiting Charleston from Columbia. The location and atmosphere are great, and if you get a table overlooking Shem Creek, it just doesn't get any better. The last couple of times I was there it seemed to have gone a little downhill, but on a visit this past weekend, they really hit the mark. It's one of the few places your can get a generous serving of local, fresh-chilled lump crab meat with drawn butter for an appetizer, and their signature crab dip is always delicious. Our service could not have been any better. Surprisingly, the place was half empty on a Friday night in October, but we did have to wait just a few minutes for a creekside table. So I had to suffer through a gorgeous sunset waiting on the dock! All the items my group had were quite good (except for slightly over-done fried shrimp). Since there is so little waterfront dining in downtown Charleston, this is a great and easy option with a quick drive over the bridge for area visitors. If you haven't been in a while, give them another try.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“No Outdoor Seating”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We were looking for a place that had outdoor patio seating overlooking the water. We were greeted by our hostess who was wearing a jacket (because the a/c was so cold) and told that they close their patio during the week. We went somewhere else.

Visited October 2012
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Charleston, SC
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“Excellent View, Sub par food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Some places don't need to serve good food because people go there for the view regardless. This is one of those places. Too bad the owner doesn't get a great chef and make it an excellent all-around restaurant.

Visited July 2012
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