Mill Pond Steakhouse

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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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Liked every aspect of the restaurant. The server and his assistant missed a few ques but over all a good experience. Would come back again. We very much enjoy fine dining and I think we may add to our list of restaurants to enjoy.

DB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and outstanding service. Great location and my wife the view! I will go back soon.

S
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! Our faves are the duck spring rolls, lamb lollipops, dry aged steak, succotash and macaroni n cheese! ♥️

AD
Charleston
148 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love The Mill Pond! Daniel was so helpful in assisting us in making great decisions on menu choices. The steak with thai sauce was incredible and the red snapper was perfect. The food, view, ambiance and service are well worth the drive!

FT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, beautiful views, and delicious food. This was our first experience and we will definitely be back soon. We enjoyed the waiters telling us about the history of the property and then pointing out the animals they saw for us to see.

j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience. Excellent food and staff.

MM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem that was recommended to me by a colleague. The service is genuine as the servers have always made great recommendations. The food is local and well prepared. The atmosphere is mellow. I've always left beyond satiated and look forward to my next visit every time.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every aspect.

MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We rarely complain but expected more at this price point. Very nice atmosphere and friendly, attentive staff. Dinner started off well as we split the Duck Spring Roll Appetizer which was very good. Our steaks were flavorful but an overall disappointment. The Mac & Cheese side was delicious. The Fried Okra looked great but was way over salted. The recommended wine by the glass was a nice compliment as were our cocktails. Maybe this was just an off night. We will give it a second try based on reputation and hope for a better experience next time.

ST
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and personable, knowledgeable waiter. Definitely would recommend if in the Camden/Columbia area.

J
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Steaks and fantastic service

DM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was excellent!!! I mean excellent! Service was spotty. Had to get up and go to the bar to get our drinks after waiting 20 minutes and our side dishes came out in shifts. Sever kept apologizing to us that he was overworked. He would disappear for 20 minutes at a time?? Not sure what was up but that is a management problem. However, the food was worth the money easily and the ambiance although a little dark once the lights went down was really nice. I haven't been in a while but will go back soon. Just hope we get a different waiter. And no, I'm not cheap, your tip reflected our service.

MM
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Steaks are very good and sides. Blackened Grouper was very plain. Mac snd Cheese is exceptional. We were there 3 full hours with 6 people and a-lot of waiting in between. We have been numerous times but seems to be a little less organized than previous visits.

ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great environment and excellent service.

JI
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good, just very overpriced
Service was moderate at best

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous steakhouse tucked away in the middle of nowhere.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was superb. The atmosphere was wonderful. Will definitely be back

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday here and had Michael as a server. He was absolutely Devine and made our experience wonderful! Definitely worth the drive

BJ
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made this reservation for my husbands surprise birthday. The staff and food was amazing! We’ll be back!

MH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food excellent. My wife and I both got the dry aged ribeye. I liked being able to order exactly want I wanted and not have items served that I did not particularly want. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and the timing of the meal service was spot on.

MA
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a very enjoyable evening out.Food & Service is always top notch.Would recommend to anyone!!!!

SP
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my youngest last parents weekend at USC. EXCELLENT dinner.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Highly recommended! The food was phenomenal!

ML
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mill Pond did not disappoint. We have never had a bad server or food. We asked for Daniel. His personality is wonderful and he just makes the experience fun. We had the bruschetta with Brie for our appetizer. Then we had steaks, the twice baked potatoe, mac and cheese and cobbler. We brought home food for our son. The sides will feed a family of four. We have been pleased every single time we have been. They work so hard to give you a great experience. Well worth the drive from Florence.

JP
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Very close to Camden, SC. Highly recommend this restaurant.

PS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Food was good cooked the way I wanted. I thought a little pricey but the steak was great, well seasoned and tender. This was a special occasion, so I splurged a little. On the outside the place doesn't look like much, once inside the view was great. I did see alligator or two in the water.😊

BM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet, unique restaurant with great food and outstanding service. Highly recommended.

SA
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. We brought friends who had never been there before. They were very impressed and plan to return.

ML
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is wonderful. Sit by the window if you can. The steaks are the best you will ever eat and the staff are wonderful. My husband always get the special which is an aged ribeye that is amazing. I have tried the shrimp and grits, scallops and the Queens cut filet. All are amazing. The steak melts in your mouth. The sides are huge and shareable for 4 to 6 people. The duck spring rolls are really good as an appetizer. Their cobblers are wonderful and again, shareable. The staff really take care of you. We have never had a bad experience.

RD
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. Bill took great care of us.

AB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleased with the service and food. Location - very easy to get to

r
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hell yes I recommend it, it is the best place to eat around this area. Can only afford it on special occasions but it is ourgo to spot here in SC

MG
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always our dining experience was superb! The food, service, and atmosphere are great! We were also entertained by an alligator swimming in the mill pond!

RK
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my sons graduation from the army. We had any early dinner it was very quiet with a wonderful view of the lake. The service was great always someone if you close by. The food was great steaks were cooked as ordered. It's pricey but the between the great food and ambience it's worth it for celebrations or special events.

LE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food really good. Maybe a little pricy for local area but we thought it was good value. Atmosphere really good!

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always are great dining experience. Great food.

SC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful dining experience!

RS
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a little pricey for us but it was my moms 82nd birthday and everything was wonderful.

AS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mill Pond Steakhouse has a lovely atmosphere. The service was very good, we were seated a few minutes early. The food was amazing and there was no shortage of sides. My husband enjoyed the filet, and the shrimp and grits were wonderful. Looking forward to trying it again to try something different maybe try to reserve something nearer a window.

RD
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. Out of town guests were blown away. Couple had been here and asked to come back. Michael was our waiter and was outstanding. Attentive but not aggravating. Very professional. Thanks for the evening!