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“Once a treasure, now trash”
Review of Island Cafe & Deli - CLOSED

Island Cafe & Deli
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Once a treasure, now trash”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Our family has been coming to ID for over 20 years in the summer. The last 3 visits have been disasters. Slow service, bad food, and overall lack of good management. 3 strikes and you're out Island Deli. Sad to say but we won't be back. Veggies are microwaved from frozen. Lobsters are small and overcooked. New management is obviously running this place in the ground.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank BeachTiger89
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English first
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Thing's Ain't What They Used To Be”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

My family has eaten here at least once a year for the last 12 years or more. This year things have changed. Their food quality has dimished greatly as has the preparation and presentation. They are on the cheap now. I had the Shrimp Athena which in the past has been great. Big deviened shrimp, fresh spinach, lots of tomatoes, tasty feta cheese. Fresh and really good. This year smallish (frozen) shrimp not deviened, too small, seemed like frozen spinach, almost tasteless feta, very few tomatoes, just not the same quality food by any stretch of the imagination. The noodles were ok. The presentation looked amateur. In fact it's amateur hour for the chef there now. It was like something I would make. Maybe I'll try again next year.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Matt K
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Edison, New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lobsters”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

How can you beat Lobster night for $13.95. Lobster was very tasty. So was the local shrimp. Very good dining experience.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Darlene P
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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good for the price”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

This little establishment offers some pretty good food for the price charged; however, the atmosphere leaves a little to be desired. The dinner menu contains some upscale items, such as lobster, but the dining area seems more suited to a diner-type atmosphere. In addition, the acoustics are terrible! The highlight of the meal at the Island Cafe is the dessert they serve called Pawley's pie. It is FABULOUS!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Lisa_A_Wilson
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Greenville, South Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“lobster night”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Our family always makes a stop here during our vacation. While the food is not gourmet, we always enjoy the uniqueness of an inexpensive lobster. The other menu items are very good . The specials are mostly fish Its a good casual place.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Mike J
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