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“Wonderful view. Mediocre food”

The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Our incredible Ocean View Restaurant and Lounge has an unparalleled view of the Atlantic from its rooftop setting. We are sure to become your favorite spot for friends and guests for a one of a kind culinary experience.
Bluffton, South Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful view. Mediocre food”
Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the ocean lodge and decided to eat on the rooftop. Beautiful views and breezes but food sucked. Short ribs fatty but dry. Chicken with pecan crust inedible.
Stay here but avoid the food from this tiny ill equipped kitchen

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Lilliemcc
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Brandy J, Manager at The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. I apologize that you found the food to be unsatisfactory. Our chef is currently updating our menu and really strives to provide the freshest ingredients in all of our dishes. Thank you for your comments as they will help us to do a better job in the future. I do hope that you would give our restaurant another chance.
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Rockford, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“All around awesome”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

We arrived on a Tursday and the Rooftop had half price appetizers - so we tried their fried green tomatoes, mussels as well as the cheese plate. Everything was outstanding. The service was outstanding as well - if there is a drink you want and know what is in it, they will do their best to make it for you. The staff at the restaurant really went out of their way to make sure everyone in their restaurant was happy with whatever they ordered.

Visited May 2013
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Thank 816carolo
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Brandy J, Manager at The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Thank you so much for your positive review of The Rooftop. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your appetizers and complete dining experience. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we hope to see you back very soon!
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Savannah, Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful view but left hungry”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

A party of four ate dinner there last year. The portions were small and we all left hungry. Decided to give the new chef a try for brunch this summer. Again the portions were small for the price and we left hungry. We are marking this beautiful place down as a place for drinks at sunset but not a meal.

Visited May 2013
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Thank jwmsc
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Brandy J, Manager at The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
We appreciate your feedback and taking the time to give us your thoughts. I am glad that you enjoy ed the view and atmosphere but am disappointed that you left hungry. I am glad that you brought this to our attention as it will only help us to make changes to better the future of the restaurant. I apologize that you were unsatisfied with your dinner and brunch and would hope that you will try out The Rooftop again in the future.
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Marietta, GA
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Beautiful view, good food”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Since we were staying at Ocean Lodge, we ate one night at The Rooftop. We started with the Fried Green Tomato/Crabcake Napoleon that had won an award for best appetizer. It was only lukewarm and was pretty rich. For our entrees, we had Beef Short Ribs and Catch of the Day. Both were excellent. Service was very good.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank PamDowns
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Brandy J, Manager at The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
So glad to hear that you chose to visit The Rooftop while staying at Ocean Lodge. We appreciate your feedback and positive review. I apologize that the temperature on your appetizer was not up to par, but am glad to see that you enjoyed dinner and service. I hope that you get a chance to visit the hotel again and The Rooftop as well. Thank you for your kind words.
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Holmdel, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great view and more...”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

After figuring out how to get there, the Rooftop at the Ocean Lodge was a pleasant surprise. The view from the outside deck is excellent, but bring a jacket or sweater because the breeze off the water is cool being up 4 floors. Local service is friendly and the food is good. Full service bar also makes for an enjoyable evening with a group or a couple.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Mike B
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Brandy J, Manager at The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to The Rooftop Restaurant at Ocean Lodge. We are now open for lunch and brunch and we hope to see you back very soon!
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