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“New management/owners are horrible!!”
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $32
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Located just over the bridge from Isle of Palms, within Seaside Farms, Crave proudly serves superb dining and classic cocktails to Mount Pleasant's residents & visitors. At the helm of the kitchen is Executive Chef Landen Ganstrom. Chef Landen's Mac & Cheese has won the past four consecutive Charleston Mac Off's, was named most Life Changing in America 2013 by ESQUIRE Magazine, and is listed by Yahoo! Travel & Leisure as the top Mac & Cheese in the country. Stop by any time for an upscale-casual experience that we guarantee will keep you coming back again and again.
Charleston, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“New management/owners are horrible!!”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Living with-in walking distance I have always loved going here 2+ times a week. The restaurant was sold May 1st, I have been there 6X since. Each time was progressively worse! Portions smaller, meat always over-cooked, no managers to greet you ect. Do not go here!! They are now very rude with no service- they dare you to be here! I WILL NEVER go back... So sad since it is a 4 minute walk from my house...

  • Visited August 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“One of the best meals in a long time”
Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

We tried many different things.
Mac and cheese side was out of this world we got for our toddler.
Lobster farfalle was very, very delicious.
Hanger steak was so tender w a wonderful mix of flavors- warm Brie, balsamic reduction, walnuts, greens and Carmelized onion.
Scallops were ok and risotto was a 7 or 8 out of 10. I'm picky.
The corn bread and butter they bring out was divine.
They messed our order up but made good on it by not charging for our late entree.
The patio was nice but essentially in a parking lot. I thought this place prepares very good food w large portions.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank ecmxbb
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
256 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Crave's exceptionally Friendly Staff”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Ok, maybe I'm prejudice because I'm from the North Shore of Boston, but when my wife and I are having a night cap at the bar near our hotel, Homewood Suites and the bartenders and manager introduce themselves and we discover we're all from the North Shore it just feels like home. Ashley, Butch, Tyler and Manager Tony (Anthony) are great people and made us feel at home. We wouldn't hesitate to go there again and the next time for more than just a drink.... The owners just bought the place and are going to be doing some renovations soon so if it's closed for work, be sure to stop back by. It will be worth the trip. Tell em their North Shore friends insisted :-)

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Rick A
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Owings Mills, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Find thanks to Trip Advisor”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

We were looking for a place to eat after making some purchases at the Target in this same shopping center. Went on Trip Advisor an Crave was highly rated and so close so we decided to give it a try.
Our server Christian was awesome and made some great suggestions. The Mac n Cheese can't be missed. We enjoyed the Tilapia and Hangar Steak and both choices were outstanding.
It's on the list for our next trip to IOP.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank kengbmore
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Charleston, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Never a disappointment”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We love this place! Not only do my husband and I dine here on date nights, we bring my family every year, as they repeatedly pick this spot over other restaurants in the area. We have a very diverse group - multiple generations from over 80 to under 10, seafood lovers, meat lovers, gluten-intolerant, wine connoisseurs, and everyone walks away satisfied. The prices are extremely reasonable, the staff appear to absolutely love their jobs - friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and plates have the right portion size while being beautifully presented. Consistently a great experience!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Kamfam5
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