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“Much nicer than expected”
Review of Locklear's Fine Seafood - CLOSED

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Locklear's Fine Seafood
Price range: $0 - $20
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed June 1, 2011

From the outside, it looks like a generic restaurant in a generic shopping center. Once inside, it's very nicely set up and seems kind of like a new version of an old fashioned restaurant, if that makes sense. The service was great. She-crab soup excellent. My whole fried flounder was perfectly done. The seafood pasta my boyfriend ordered was so good, I could have eaten the whole plate for just the sauce and pasta before even touching the seafood in it! I've passed by Locklear's many times as I've driven down Coleman Blvd, but will most definitely come here again. The food, prices, and atmosphere are all great, and help to cover for the fact that you're not overlooking the water on Shem Creek. You're not putting up with the crowds, either.

Thank Amy D
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Reviewed April 23, 2011

Drove about 5 minutes outside of downtown Charleston just to look for a more home cooked meal and we found it. Let's put it this way you can't tell your mom that someone else makes better grits than her.....shhhh.

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Reviewed November 22, 2010

This is the only restaurant in Charleston to have earned our repeat visits multiple times on a single trip. The amazing thing is that Locklear's has done so on more than one trip.

The atmosphere is not excellent - it is a small, family owned restaurant. Nothing about the building grabs you and says "LOOK AT US". It is not pretentious but never claimed to be. The place is clean but not overly decorated. It does have more of a "family diner" feel, but it is not a romantic setting and seems well-suited for families.

The service is fast and personal. The food is good and it is not expensive. We didn't have any problems with any of the food we have ordered. Everything tasted good. Our first night, we ate a much fancier seafood restaurant and were sorely disappointed. In our opinion, Locklears provided a much better restaurant experience than the other seafood restaurants we tried in the Mt. Pleasant area.

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Thank ShadowWynd
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Reviewed October 28, 2010

We go to Locklear's on a regular basis and nearly always get one of the fantastic seafood pasta's they serve. The blackened shellfish is spiced exactly right. It is quiet. Tables and booths are spread out so you can actually have a conversation while eating. The service is always friendly and timely. This is a wonderful casual dining spot with above average food with a sophisticated tinge.

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Thank paradoxcapt
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Reviewed October 19, 2010

Excellent food and value, grilled shrimp, she crab soup, grits, catfish, all were great, we will be back!!!

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Thank softail99
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