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“Needs updating” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barbara Jean's - CLOSED

Barbara Jean's
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Needs updating”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

Used to be better. Crab cakes are not as good................crab soup is gluey and too thick..............tuna on salad not rare (as ordered)

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank margo2215
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72 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Greenville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“average fare...nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had a late lunch the other day, consisting of she crab soup and appetizers -- crab cakes and coconut shrimp. Despite the rave reviews we got at the tourist information office, the restaurant was just average. We sat outside which was delightful, but our service was just so-so. The she crab soup needed some sherry in it (just our opinion!), and the coconut shrimp had too much breading. The crabs cakes were pretty good, though. One extremely minor point -- there are signs all around the restaurant that say, "We're sorry, but this is a non-smoking restaurant" -- why in the world would they be sorry for that?

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Paul B
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Heath, Ohio
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great lunch at Barbara Jean's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

My husband and I very much enjoyed our lunch experience at Barbara Jean's. The servers were very knowledgeable about the menu and preparation of the food. The crab cakes, cole slaw and fresh green beans were great!

The staff was very friendly. We plan to visit Barbara Jean's for breakfast during our stay in the area.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank GrandmaNina
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Beaufort, South Carolina
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bland, Bland, Bland”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

The food is bland, overpriced and just not worth the expense. Look anywhere else in Beaufort and you will find better food. Honestly, the sales have dropped so low I'm not even sure how they stay open. They have cut back on staff and it is evident they are struggling. Barbara Jean needs to learn how to really cook southern food!

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank JRIV19771984
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ohio
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good meal and nice to eat on the porch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

We had a nice meal on the porch which was very pleasing and relaxing. The food was good but nothing special. Wait staff was very nice.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank kellebelle2895
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