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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OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

A little on the pricey side for the food. My steak wasn’t cooked properly but they tried to correct the situation. Great old house and atmosphere.

JT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husbands steak was amazing as well as the sides. I was a little disappointed in my scallops. They were a little fishy tasting and extremely salt. The grits underneath them were cold and hard.

l
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We have been here before and the food was excellent. However this meal was disappointing. My husband's rack of lamb half was cooked to perfection and the other half was raw. My medium well done steak and my daughters were both rare. The service was very good, but when you are paying top prices you expect better. Disappointed with this meal.

k
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great meal as always

AL
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mill Pond is one of our favorite restaurant to take out-of-town visitors to or for special occasions (this was an anniversary dinner). We arrived early, so we had drinks at the bar while waiting for our table. The atmosphere is rustically elegant - more rustic in the bar area, but both the bar and the dining room are comfortable and inviting. The service, as always, was outstanding. Although the restaurant was very busy, the staff was friendly and attentive but not intrusive. Between us, we had a chopped salad, the loaded twice baked potato, the sirloin and the scallops. Each dish was delicious and the portions were generous. I've never been disappointed at the Mill Pond.

P
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Daniel, food server was excellent. Description of food, history of place very nice. Lobster and steak outstanding.Caesar salad was not what I expected, edible but not classic. Mashed potatoes were cold, but were big enough for 4 people.. I appreciated keeping table clean but young woman was hastily removing everything before we were actually done. Still, it was a nice drive, great view and excellent service. Food overpriced a bit.

RH
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

I had a wonderful dinner here with my family to celebrate my birthday. It’s a very lovely place to eat and decorated nicely for Christmas. The food was outstanding!

SW
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food wonderful as it always is. The sad part of our evening was the service. I’m assuming our waitress was on “newer” she failed on her welcoming, sharing on the the nightly special other than- “ the bass looked good.”

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wait staff, delicious food. Worth the drive.

CJ
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

1st time and lived up to the reputation! Absolutely fantastic food!!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and service impeccable.

AH
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the BEST steakhouse I have ever been to.
Exceptional service, relaxing atmosphere.

AL
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mill Pond never disappoints! We've been several times and the atmosphere, the service and the food are always excellent.

SD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food in a wonderful atmosphere! Take care to book a mill pond table!

t
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
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 on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AD
Charleston
156 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
7 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
6 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
11 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.😊