Collector's Cafe

4.7
916 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
The perfect place to meet friends, business associates, family or an elegant date. Collectors Cafe & Gallery combines world-class Mediterranean cuisine with a European coffee house that has beautiful works of art for sale in each room. The ambiance is exquisite, but the food is the main attraction. Prepared by Chef Jon Reimer and his sous chefs, entrees include Scallop Cakes, Filet of Beef , as well as fresh fish. The fully functional gallery represents over 25 revolving artists. Paintings are sold each night with spring and fall openings to highlight new artists.
The art gallery, dining room, and coffee house lounge combine to create a one of a kind elegant dining experience.
Lunch is served week days with a relaxed atmosphere . Desserts are made fresh daily to complete this journey of the senses.
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TG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and a fun experience. The food and the art was superb!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. Our entire table had the Ribeye and all were pleased.

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DM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant dining and beautiful artwork. The scallop cake was wonderful!

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, excellent service and great food

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OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance!

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first experience with you and it lived up to the glowing recommendations that led us to you...everything was excellent and the food was truly outstanding....look forward to our next visit.

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A
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date but not really. Been married 26 yrs and have a time share here so we always come here for dinner our first night. Great food, great ambiance.

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food - great service- on the expensive side

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C
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Due to much illness & surgery, my husband & I waited for months to celebrate our 50th Golden Anniversary. Collectors Cafe lived up to everything we had heard & more. Thank you for our wonderful dinner & excellent service.

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SM
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

if you are in the Myrtle Beach area - go! Not inexpensive, but delish

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SD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughters birthday.

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K
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always excellent. and the Desserts are incredible.

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b
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great as was our waiter! You’ll just drop some change when you go.

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HD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have never had a bad meal at the Collector’s Cafe. A close intimate location with outstanding art work decorating the walls. Will be back next time I’m in the area.

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CD
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always get the mussels if they are available!!! We would have ordered them as our entree had that been offered.

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MM
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Went for Valentine’s Day. I overheard them say it was their busiest time of year, so I was surprised when it took nearly 2 hours to get our dinner after one appetizer. The service staff were really nice and checked on us frequently. The food was very good and well balanced, made with quality ingredients. Our lamb wasn’t temperature hot which lead me to believe it didn’t come to the table as soon as it was ready. The decor was dated and dusty. There was one bathroom for quite a large restaurant that was not handicap accessible.

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MA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere great. Food very good. Not a large selection for entreesbbut what we selected was good. Goat cheese appetizer great!

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MD
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have always loved this restaurant, however I have only been going to it for 4 years now and it seems like each year the prices go up and the portions go down! The food is outstanding in it's category!

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Boise
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

We loved the atmosphere and feel. After years of people telling us we had to visit, we finally made it. The scallop app was fantastic, and everything else was good... not great. What didn't help was our service. I asked 2 different people if our server was new, but oddly she wasn't. Not very attentive or knowledgeable in menu and either lacked experience in fine dining experience , or just didn't care very much. We may go back for drinks at the bat, but not dinner.

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k
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Collector's Cafe is a unique place in that it has nice artwork, which is for sale, displayed throughout the restaurant. It is fun to walk around with a glass of wine and check them out and maybe even buy a unique piece of art. The menu is somewhat limited and is quite pricey. I got the trout for $35 which was prepared breaded and fried and had a smearing of black eyed peas and rice on top of the fish. I found the fish to be overcooked and the beans and rice on top were smokey tasting which overpowered the delicate flavor of trout. My friend got the filet which was a rather small filet with a dollop of mashed potatoes, not worth the $45 it cost. The meat was over salted as well. But then we ordered dessert and that is where this restaurant shines! We ordered the coconut cake and it was absolutely to die for! It was like a tres leches cake with coconut frosting. The cake was drenched in coconut milk it was quite divine.
Our server was very pleasant and gave us good service.
I suggest going there for dessert and coffee and skip the overpriced entrees.

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A
Charleston
61 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

It’s been sometime since I’ve eaten at this restaurant, it didn’t seem the same standard this time. Four went for lunch, one had the quiche, it was tasty although pastry was a little well done. Two had the chicken flatbread and one, the shaved beef flatbread, it was ok but the home made chips were just terrible. Soft and greasy. We finished the lunch with coffee and biscotti - they were fabulous!! I hope this was just an ‘off’ day. I would certainly recommend for coffee and dessert.

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OT
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice for a quiet lunch.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and some of the best dishes on the strand. Will not disappoint!

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AK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

When we got there, they showed no reservation for us. They managed to find a table in a corner for us at the last minute but your reservation system did not work

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TL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Our server was poor. She didn’t get our drinks right, and forgot to offer water and bread.

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!! Wonderful service provided by Dakota!! First Class dining experience!!!

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Christmas lunch with my staff

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FW
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Collector's Cafe!!! Delicious!!! Fun!!! Interesting crowd!!! Pop up Celebrations!!!

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MA
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Collectors Cafe has always been my favorite . We been coming for sixteen years .!the food is excellent. The atmosphere is wonderful . The art work is wonderful artisan pieces that I love . I know purchased several of them . One day my husband Mike surprise me a urchased one that I loved as a surprise during coffee . By the way the coffee is great too . The owners are very nice . Yes I truly recommend this restraurant Collectors Cafe . Try it ! You will be glad you did . Mary Ann and Mike Van Nostrand

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M
Charleston
38 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They would not take my reward. Said they know nothing about open table???? What the heck???also 21 Main just honored 16 dollars not 20 dollars??? What’s going on? Embarrassing for us

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B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is tasty. The grouper was phenomenal and one of the best restaurants in Myrtle Beach

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RV
Richmond
214 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very nice early lunch. Back room dining room quiet table. Can't say this was outstanding, but definitely a cut above the surrounding restaurant scene.

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BK
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was good the food was amazing

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SC
Charleston
42 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with excellent service! The food was delicious and creative. Went there with 3 other women. They LOVED their food. I was disappointed as a pescaterian, they had very few food items that didnt include some sort of pork, particularly bacon. My friends had a trout dish that looked amazing, but was prepared with bacon. I ended up ordering the oyster appetizer, which was delicious and pretty much enough for a meal. An excellent experience overall

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J
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best rib-eye I've ever eaten. The art is really entertaining. I loved strolling through the restaurant and I really enjoyed being able to hear the music over my neighbor's table conversation. Very nice indeed

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FN
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always make it a point to go to Collector’s Cafe whenever we are in Myrtle Beach. He soup of the day is always good, regardless what it is. The cakes alone are worth a visit. This time we shared the salted caramel and the blueberry, basil crepe cakes. Both were delicious.

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b
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as fantastic as any one of the top ten restaurants in the world

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HT
Greensboro
26 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good, no surprises. Beautiful environment to enjoy great food.

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L
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great evening. The mahi special was amazing. We enjoyed having Alex as our server.

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A
Charleston
35 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

WORST customer service I have ever received. Service was almost non-existent and food was just ok.

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