Mill Pond Steakhouse

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643 reviews
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The Mill Pond Steak House is the only up-scaled steakhouse in the midlands. We offer the best Certified Angus Beef that is aged for 40 plus days before it is served to the guest. We have a well developed and seasoned staff that is committed to your dining needs. It starts from the time you pick up the phone to make a reservation to the time you are welcomed at the front door and lasts forever. When you arrive to the Mill Pond Steakhouse in Boykin, SC you take a step back in time. The restaurant is composed of three historic buildings established in the early 19th century. The kitchen was the old Post office, the bar was the old General Store and the main dining room was another General Store relocated to its present location. From the heart pine floors to the reclaimed lumber that was once walls of several cabins in Boykin, you realize that you are surrounded by history. Mill Pond Steak House offers rustic elegance with southern hospitality and a one of a kind dining experience.
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. The price was a bit high but great atmosphere. I'll go back. Perfect for anniversary or birthdays. Setting is one of a kind.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an outstanding experience. The room is small so the noise level can be loud, but the service, ambiance, and food definitely are worth the dining experience.

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GA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must to your list of desired dining locations! Beautiful quiet setting next to a beautiful pond. The food was ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. And as leaving a great history of the area from our server. To dine where such historic events took place! Make your reservations as the location is not huge but tables positioned to allow conversation for each table. All with that view!!

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E
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a meal! Amazing service and great food. Go for the view, the service and the food. Superior steaks. Great sides and save room for dessert cobbler!

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PS
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ask for Missy. She makes your dining experience like home with friends! Food is excellent. Ambience, fun.

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BD
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience as it always is. Food was great. I am getting hungry for the duck spring rolls as I write this. Bill McCracken provided his superb service as always. Thanks Bill.

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SB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were absolutely amazing and our waiter Daniel was equally amazing. Hope he is my waiter when I go back. Mill pond is the perfect special occasion place. Thanks again for such an awesome experience.

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k
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

idyllic pond provides soothing view.
limited menu presents manhattan prices.
go if you devour beef and have cash to spend.

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NS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Missy was a great waitress. Food was great and she congratulated my daughter for here USC graduation. We will come to Millpond again!

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OT
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 8oz filet was amazing! This is hands-down the best steakhouse I have been to in the area. I also loved the French 75 during my meal. Make sure and get a seat by the window, because the view is great!

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MH
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time back in years and it was amazing! Highly recommended....

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, especially the service from Daniel. He was great!

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1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was perfect! We didn’t actually sit outside and I’m thankful we didn’t! The coziness of the inside was perfect! Daniel our server was remarkable and very attentive actually everyone one who works there was! We watched as each table came in for dinner and how each table was handled and taken care of! The food oh my!!!! Even down to the butter for the cornbread was great! Definitely will be back and thanks Mill Pond for a great anniversary.

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j
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I have been to the Mill Pond many times for special occasions. It is our go to place for taking family and friends out for a special experience. She and I went to the Mill Pond Friday May 3rd for our 55th Wedding Anniversary. We have never been disappointed.

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We've been several times and always hope it will get better but the steaks really aren't that great, the scallops are cooked in and oil that is too hot and you can taste the difference. The vegetables are great. We love the creamed spinach. The drinks are mediocre. It's not worth the price. I want something that I can't do at home better. Something that takes expertise.

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DG
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife to the Mill ond Steakhouse for our 37th anniversary on the recommendation of a friend. I was not dissappointed. Unfortunately my wife had recently injured her left knee and Daniel (our server) went out of his way to find something for her to elevate her leg. A small thing but a big issue for basic comfort for my wife.
The food was excellent, the service phenominal and overall ambiance upscale rural. The prices were a little high, but it falls into the category "you get what you pay for."

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Charleston
54 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great steaks perfectly cooked Go easy on the appetizers and sides because portions are large and you will want to eat all of your entree

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MH
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We went to the Mill Pond Restaurant for my husband’s birthday. The service was excellent. The steaks were delicious but the scalloped potatoes were over done and the mixed berry cobbler lacked flavor.

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BH
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience!! The food was AWESOME and our server, Michael was very knowledgeable about the menu and enhanced our experience. We will absolutely be back!!

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went for our fourth anniversary and so glad we did! We loved the restaurant, and the food was excellent. Our waiter, Daniel, was very helpful and attentive; he made the visit that much more enjoyable! We will definitely go back!

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BD
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and atmosphere!

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RB
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Overall experience was excellent. I did order aged bone in ribeye to be medium and it was medium rare. Everything else was excellent. I do however think they are a bit overpriced. Also, ordered a beer which was not cold as should have been. I would come back long as my checking account is in good standings as we payed close to 200.00.

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R
Charleston
72 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don’t be surprised by the front exterior. This place is high end dining with Southern charm. Very attentive and friendly service with excellent steaks and other local fare. Sides are generous and served family style. Don’t miss one of the cobblers for dessert!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time eating at the Mill Pond. It was a perfect evening. I wish I had known to ask for a table by the window. That is the only thing that could have possibly been better. I had the grilled salmon - it was delectable. My husband had a steak - best he has had in years!

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CB
Frankfurt Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a great experience. Definitely the best Steakhouse in the Columbia area.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good time nice service

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal!

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BE
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Overall I was pretty disappointed. We had heard nothing but good things about the restaurant but for one thing I ordered bone in ribeye and got regular ribeye. I mention this to the waiter and he was very apologetic. That was OK I realize sometimes that happens. I asked for the steak to be medium and it was clearly medium well with just a little pink. The scallop potatoes were not done. I also did not mention this to the waiter. Maybe I should have but I just figured since we probably could only afford to go there once a year it wasn’t worth complaining about. I would still go back but would probably choose something different.

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o
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The standard by which all future steaks will be judged! An absolute must if you’re even near the area, especially for a special occasion.

Bill and Jackson provided excellent service and made it an even more enjoyable experience.

The people who sent us said that the outside looks like an old fishing camp - which is pretty close! - but the inside is absolutely charming with nice views.

And the food can not be beat!

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IC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael our server was amazing. He made our anniversary celebration special. We will definitely ask for him when we visit again.

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RA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful meal and the steak was excellent.

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DR
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place to take my husband for his birthday.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

No complaints at all! Great food, great staff and great drinks!

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SE
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We always love going to Mill Pond. As always, the service was impeccable. Michael was great, as usual. However, on the down side, my king-cut filet was very bland. No hint of any seasoning. For the money I spent on that steak, I expected better.

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MF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and amazing atmosphere and would highly recommend for any occasion!!

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CD
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere and service. Food was best I’ve ever had!

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WM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive, but awesome restaurant with very good steaks. Great service and great sides. The ambiance is unbelievable.

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MR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the setting. It is a special place. In fact, I didn't want the evening to end.

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GG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. The restaurant is a hidden gem is SC.

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