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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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous steakhouse tucked away in the middle of nowhere.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

ML
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

PS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SA
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as usual. Bill took great care of us.

AB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

r
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always are great dining experience. Great food.

SC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful dining experience!

RS
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

k
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Mill Pond and it was a great experience. Our server Michael was awesome and made the experience even better.

GW
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and great service. I would've liked a quieter atmosphere, but the big round table near us had a very obnoxious guy who didn't mind talking very loud all the time, to include using profanity, despite the fact there were children at another table. I believe management should've stepped up to quiet the table for the sake of others around. The table next to us were rolling their eyes.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate our anniversary. The manager was our waitress and provided excellent service. We shared a ribeye and squash casserole with a wonderful bottle of wine. Peach cobbler for dessert.

Marianne shares some history of the restaurant and we watched egrets swarm the lake. Most of the evening the noise was acceptable.

This was a bit pricier than we go to regularly but it was well worth the money. Just be prepared.

BW
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was AMAZING service was outstanding steaks was tender, the sides was hot fresh out the oven, will be returning.

JJ
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Beautiful view of the Mill Pond and wildlife.

EH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Location is a special surprise and one that provided a very special setting for a Birthday Celebration. Had been here before and it was most rewarding. Provides a great evening view of a very busy Rookery for Egrets. What more can you say? Oh yes, the service was outstanding and the food exceptional. Thanks to all for an exceptional evening!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a family favorite! Food was outstanding!

M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and really great food. I have been taking visiting family members to Mill Pond for three years now and we have never been disappointed. Try the lamb lollipops or the breaded oysters as starters - you just can’t go wrong. Really friendly staff who go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your meal.

JE
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Maryann was such a sweet waitress. Very knowledgeable about the menu, incredibly friendly, and attentive. The crab cakes were some of the best I’ve ever had. It’s a bit pricey, but worth the investment and the 40 minute drive because of the friendly staff, great food, and intimate ambiance.

RD
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service was very good. The prices were on the high side. Unfortunately most of our friends can't afford a meal at Mill Pond. We only went because we were given a gift certificate.

PM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one if the best food experiences i have had in south carolina. The staff was excelent and knowledgeable and the food what out of this world. Ive been to true steak houses in new york dubai and japan and this was easily in the top 5.

M
Charleston
35 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The Mill Pond Steakhouse is a charming restaurant with exceptional service. The atmosphere is elegant without being stuffy but the food did not live up to our expectations. One of our party is a pescatarian but there were a few seafood choices. Most steakhouses usually the few seafood items offered that are done well. The scallop special tasted alright but were overcooked and rubbery. The presentation was sorely lacking as the crab cakes looked like hockey pucks with a drizzle of balsamic. Very plain looking and the they were nothing special. The dry aged bone in ribeye was ordered medium rare but came out closer to medium well and was a bit tough. Just a big steak on a plate. Looked a little sad. Even just a bit of parsley would have helped. The main dishes were average but the sides were a different story. They were all wonderful. The salads was fresh and the scalloped and mashed potatoes were amazing. I will visit again in hopes that we were there on an off day for the food. The experience was good but just not impressed with the food.

JU
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have spoken to three friends in the past two days about making reservations with you. Our experience was so memorable. Mary Ann provided exceptional service. I look forward to my next visit with you. The meal was outstanding and the service exceptional!!

Thank you for a beautiful evening.

SH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

My wife and I had Salmon and a Ribeye and I will say they were in the top 2-3 I've ever had!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Excellent food in a rustic, charming environment. Service was only good as it appeared that they were short a staff member or two.

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