Mill Pond Steakhouse

4.8
889 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
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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WoodyB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was great but the server not the main was very rude! I asked for a cocktail straw and they told me they didn’t have any and they didn’t have any straws. The young lady was just rude about everything we asked just cold no joy.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

According to the manager, MIKE, who waited on us,Open table actually overbooked the restaurant . He said when he went home the night before our reservation that he had 70 tables booked and when he came back the next morning he had 130 and he did not have the capacity to handle this. He had called my cell phone and left a message that we needed to reschedule but I did not listen to that message. When we arrived he explained this to us and was very apologetic and offered to let us sit at the bar. We did so and he personally waited on us. The food was excellent. I have eaten at places all over the world and think this may very well be the best restaurant in South Carolina and is probably one of the 10 best restaurants that I have been to across the world. We had fillet mignon and fried okra and fried oysters and garlic mashed potatoes. Since there was a problem with our reservation, Mike, give us a complimentary dessert of mixed berry cobbler with ice cream which was Amazing. The meat was cooked perfectly. Excellent service. There was a woman sitting at the bar with us that said she was their “mascot “and had retired here from Arizona and has been there every night since 1992. The atmosphere is very plain and slightly rustic with no frills and great food. They welcome all comers. Once my son and I went there and did not ring extra clothes after hunting and they welcomed us in hunting attire. Patrons range from coat and tie to bluejeans.I wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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Buster05
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food tasted good. 2 fillets were both cold. Told manager. Got lip service. Told server. More pro active. Manager came back over, pointed out that patron that came in after us, were served. Others food had steam coming off of entree. Manager took fillets off of our bill. Should have been done first time around. Left gratuity as if all food was charged, so server and water person recieved funds. I have eaten at Boykin Mills for over 10 years. I will continue to eat here. Usually good food. Great ambience

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Myra
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy our experience every time we dine there! Can’t wait to return.

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Temp
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We were sat near a family with two young children. This table was very loud and at one point sang “Happy Birthday” quite loudly. At this point our meal was no longer enjoyable as I felt as if I was in Applebee’s. Food was great and service was excellent. Only disappointed in the lack of respect given by other guest.

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DanR
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service. The food was good but a little too pricey on the food. Steak was $55, fried oyster appetizer was $28 and wine was an expected 10-15 per glass. Total 2 people - $175 which included 4 glasses of wine.

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william ob
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Hidden gem.

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was outstanding. It was crowded being a holiday so it was loud & not the normal quiet ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the Mill Pond was not disappointing. The service and the food were excellent.

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TimS
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner. Six people and everyone loved the food and the entire experience. We will be back

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DanielH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to spend our 42d anniversary. First time diners. Food was great. welcoming staff.

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Bowensa
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, service and most importantly delicious food! They also have an excellent wine list!

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MichaelS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service great, only thing that could be better would be noise level— but we will go back. Michael is outstanding!! We walked out feeling we had madd a good choice !!!! Buy the way - no matter what you order you must get the cobbler !! My Lord it was soooooo good !

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vipBill
Charlotte
143 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, and great ambiance!

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KaylaB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks were so tender and everything we got from sides to cobblers were prepared beautifully and were delicious. The menu is pretty pricey but for a special occasion, the we didn’t mind splurging for such delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place and vibe with excellent food. Would recommend.

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MaryK
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was great! I had the fish special and asparagus. I highly recommend this place
Was a little noisy the first half of our dinner

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larryt
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is great, staff, food and location! You’ll be sure to have the same experience each time you visit.

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MarkB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable meal and service outstanding. We enjoy the remote location and unique setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was quiet at the beginning then started getting louder with tables filling up around us as time went on.

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foodhunter
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, prompt, professional service, great atmosphere, marvelous food.

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Texastoast
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the consistent best restaurants in all of South Carolina. True “Southern” experience from service to cuisine. Highly recommend. Worth the remote location.

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CharlesH
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the way I remembered it from many years ago...excellent!

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DanaM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We literally enjoyed every thing that we ate! When our waitress gave her opinion of food items and/or suggested entrees, she made sure to describe in detail what the dish consisted of and emphasized how great it was based on her personal experience. There have been other restaurants where a waitress has done the exact same only for me to try the dish and it be a totally different outcome. Millpond Steakhouse has the best food.....better than Ruth Chris or other 5 star restaurants in surrounding areas. No need to drive to Columbia or Charleston when we have the great place in our backyard. So glad we decided to go for my husband's birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, wonderful people, wonderful food. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful evening. It was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. The view of the pond was gorgeous. They do discourage taking photos or walking out by the water because there are alligators. However, you can take in the view and take as many pictures you want on their outdoor balcony. Our waitress, Stephanie, was the best. She took pictures for us and was attentive the whole evening making sure we were comfortable.

The food was amazing! We started with the duck spring rolls and the house chopped salad. Both dishes were very tasty, but the real stars were the entrees. I had the marinated rack of lamb; instead of mint jelly it's served in a savory sauce that tastes like heaven. My husband had the ribeye and he is still raving about how good it was. I had a bite of it and I agree it was cooked to perfection.

My overall take: it's expensive, and it's a bit of a drive. But, I would happily go again because the food, service and ambiance is worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Mill Pond were wonderful. We appreciated Stephanie's attention to detail and her friendliness.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location. Very polite staff. Food was excellent. It’s one of the most unique dining experiences in our great state!

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MikeG
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the Mill Pond was fabulous. Decide to try something different-The Seafood Pot. What a treat! Made my anniversary very special.

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LoganL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. The food, service, and view was amazing! We cannot wait to come back.

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SerenaC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit! Service and food were both excellent!

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Jeffreyhunter
Aberdeen
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We traveled from Columbia after hearing so many good things about the Millpond. Service was very friendly and professional,a what a nice setting we can’t get in Columbia. I would have never figured but the food was subpar at the price point. Grit were delish!! I kinda stop there and the rest was average. I sure we will try it again at some point because of the friendly,professional service.

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TinaC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a slight problem with seating, which created a little embarrassment for us, but the staff made everything right!

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vipADL2013
Charleston
172 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go to The Mill Pond we are impressed with the delicious dishes and the great service - as well as the beautiful views. Daniel is so great! He makes wonderful recommendations. We all had steaks and we shared the oyster appetizer plus we shared the fried okra and succotash. Then we had to have the black cherry cobbler. All excellent! We look forward to next time!

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BessieS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our 10 year anniversary dinner. Everything was excellent, the food, the service, and the seating.

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Baja
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was tasty. The waitress and staff were very pleasant. The alligator added a nice touch for a late night meal.
I appreciated the late reservation.

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Mario
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have dined at Mill Pond many times over the years (even before it was known as a "Steakhouse"). We've always thoroughly enjoyed our visits there; thanks, Marion and Joyce McDonald........

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ChuckM
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best steak and crab cakes in S.C.

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BrandonJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful as always!

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Mill Pond Steakhouse is rated 4.8 stars by 889 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.