We enjoyed our dinner on our
We enjoyed our dinner on our special occasion. We plan to be back soon!
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The only reason I gave service
The only reason I gave service four stars was because it was several minutes after we sat down that we were waited on for our drinks.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food can be described
The food can be described as looking good and tasting better as an older gentlemen told us that it was their first time their and they were loving their experience. Our meal was excellent as always.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Steak Ever
Absolutely the BEST steak I have ever had in South Carolina. Compares or exceeds the great steakhouses I have dined at in the Kansas area where some of the best beef in the country can be found.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
House salad was great. Food
House salad was great. Food was delicious. Sides were plentiful for two people. Will go back on special occasions. Lump crab cakes were lacking.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Little house in the woods
Quaint place right on the original Mill Pond. Big picture windows let you watch the egrets and token crocodile while you're eating.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Arrive in the daylight/dusk for the view over the pond otherwise you might wonder where you are....and you don't want to miss dusk and the wildlife.
We had the Fried oyster appetizer, a beautiful salad, the king filet, rack of lamb, decadent Mac and cheese, creamed spinach and the mixed berry cobbler served in an iron skillet. All super delicious.
We had lots to take home....the portions are very generous.
The whole evening was magical. Like going back in time and meeting old friends....we are still talking about it. A highlight of my visit from NYC.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best OpenTable discovery ever!
While traveling home from a conference, we used the OpenTable app to search for a good local restaurant in Columbia, SC. When I read the description of Mill Pond Steakhouse, I knew we'd found the right place. I wasn't too concerned at first when the GPS took us off the interstate and said 7 more miles to our destination. But after a few minutes down a two-lane road that felt like it led to nowhere, I figured the GPS had its signals crossed. We pulled up at the restaurant and thought we surely had the wrong place, that it had been closed for years, that no way could an upscale steakhouse be out here in these old buildings. What a surprise! Great steak, gorgeous view, outstanding service. Not enough space to write how thrilled we were to find
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Dinning in Columbia
I have been to this restaurant multiple times and each time I go, it's always perfect. From the setting, service, to the food, it's always the best. It's about a 20-30 minute drive depending on where you live in Columbia, but it is well worth it. This is fine dinning at its best! I'm already looking forward to the next excuse/reason to go again.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of a kind gem in the rough
I would highly recommend this restaurant if you like a unique ambience combined with fantastic food and great service. For a special occasion or just a relaxing dinner with someone special, you won't be disappointed. The waitstaff tend to your every need and are extremely knowledgeable about the menu choices.
NOTE: If you are lucky enough to spot them, the alligators in the pond add to the conversation.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, delicious
Excellent service, delicious food, beautiful setting!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food! Server was
Outstanding food! Server was so helpful and informative. Very friendly hostess. Wonderful night, but bring extra cash. Food taste so good that you will order more and more.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is certainly a special
This is certainly a special occasion restaurant. For two, our bill was $100+ with water to drink, but it was well worth it. The food is top notch and the views of the Boykin Mill Pond and the birds at sunset are beautiful. I had an incredible 8oz filet. We ordered mixed berry cobbler for dessert and it was amazing! The portions are large and we went home with half our cobbler and half of the potatoes. For an upscale dining experience this is my favorite place near the Sumter area. In my opinion, much better than the Hamptons in Sumter. The ambiance is more laid back and not as "uppity" as the Hamptons, especially for non-locals. Highly recommend to everyone for a delicious meal for a special occasion with great service!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful in every way
Everytime we go to Mill Pond we have wonderful service and an amazing view. We have sen the most amazing nature while there. Last time we saw fox and an alligators. I can't say enough positive about this place including the food
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A night to remember
50 characters, really? Only 24 needed. OUT OF THIS WORLD CRAZY GOOD! You could not find a better steak anywhere. Actually not a better meal. My husband & I both had the aged rib eyes which were cooked to perfection.. We shared the caramelized onions & Mac & cheese. (You cannot go there without trying their Mac & cheese. I don't know what they put in it but it' s magic on your tongue! And the peach cobbler...... It will make you write home to grandma! The atmosphere is very romantic. The scenery is country beautiful; we always see our little grey fox crossing the bridge & our gator cruising the huge pond. The staff is very knowledgeable & efficient. Well worth the the trip but don't forget your wallet!!!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We find the Mill Pond is far superior to all the restaurants we have been to lately. Dining there is a wonderful and relaxing experience. We highly recommend it to anyone!!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
great overall experience
As always the Mill Pond Steak House delivers a great overall experience for special occasions my son, husband and my son's financee's birthdays.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent dining experience
I took my wife here for our 12th anniversary and it was the perfect fit. The staff were amazing and made us feel very welcome. It was a nice, quiet and laid back atmosphere. The food was absolutely amazing. My wife had the bacon wrapped filet and I had the rib eye special, both were cooked perfectly and the seasonings were exactly what I had hoped for.
This restaurant is right on par with some of the more expensive places I've eaten while traveling for work in Chicago, California and even Montreal.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great place. There are not many steakhouses around Sumter SC and this one hit the nail on the head. This place has a great history, food is fantastic, the staff is extremely friendly and the overall experience is one of a kind. Gotta have a steak and a side of grits.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM