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“Great food, excellent service, reasonable prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Five Loaves Cafe

Five Loaves Cafe
Ranked #13 of 898 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Soups
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Eclectic cuisine focusing on locally sourced foods, vegetarian friendly and gluten free menu. Healthy menu with anti-biotic free meats and 13 years of success.
Baltimore-Washington, DC
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135 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Great food, excellent service, reasonable prices”
Reviewed November 26, 2011

We enjoyed Five Loaves very much- grateful that they were open until 10 PM and still had everything available on the menu. The butternut squash and goat cheese soup was outstanding and so was the ravioli dish. Food was well seasoned, well presented, and service was pleasant without being obsequious. It's a down-to-earth place and the art work on the walls is interesting and intriguing as are the quotations on the tables where one eats. There was even a quote by Beethoven about only the pure in heart being capable of making a good soup- if so, Five Loaves Cafe qualifies admirably! We have only one peeve which is that they savor the Thanksgiving weekend a little longer and not switch right away (just one day after Thanksgiving) to Christmas music which, based on their selections, was not particularly tuneful or memorable Christmas music at that. Nonetheless, for a great meal at a very reasonable price and for those wanting vegetarian options, we can heartily recommend Five Loaves Cafe.

  • Visited November 2011
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“Great food, good service, fabulous price.”
Reviewed November 26, 2011

Get the half sandwich, soup trio. All were good, for a great price.

  • Visited November 2011
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Seffner
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Absolutely Awesome Experience”
Reviewed November 21, 2011

My sister and I dined at the Five Loaves Cafe in Downtown Charleston. The food was amazing. I had the portabella burger and my sister had the eggplant fritter salad. Both meals were fresh and delicious. You would expect to pay top dollar for meals of this quality, but the prices were extremely reasonable. Our waiter was excellent as well. I can't recommend this place enough.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank TamFromTampa
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NYC
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great meal- so delicious and fresh!”
Reviewed November 1, 2011

My son goes to the College of Charleston and recommended we go to Five Loaves Cafe last Friday evening during our visit with him. He described it as small, charming and good. And boy was he right! Food was so fresh and everything so well prepared. Prices very very fair. Small restaurant- probably best to make a res. Enjoy!

  • Visited October 2011
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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108 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A Fabulous Eatery”
Reviewed October 13, 2011

Good food, good service, and friendly surroundings. Go early as it is a favorite lunch spot for the locals. Parking is limited across the street but on street parking is generally available. Excellent price performer with large portions and wonderful selections to choose from.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank millerthyme
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