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About Mill Pond Steakhouse
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.
Rembert, SC 29128
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We will cater; rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, cocktail parties, and wedding receptions.
Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private facilities available for bridal or business luncheons; AV equipment is available.
Private Party Contact:
Alan Voigt: (803) 425-8825
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Mill Pond Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews
Living in Columbia, SC most of my life I had never heard of this restaurant just a 40 minute ride down the road. I discovered them through a Southern Living article a few years ago. Finally made a reservation for this past Saturday night (02/17/18), and oh man what have we been missing! It seemed to be out in the middle of nowhere but a quick ride. Our reservations was for 7:30 and we arrived 10 minutes before. We were greeted and sat upon our arrival. The staff went to work immediately. Our waiter (Josh) was friendly, knowledgeable, pleasant, and professional. Josh presented a wine list and explained the night's specials and a history of the restaurant. We decided upon shrimp cocktail for our appetizer and they were huge and very good. We decided with one of the filet specials and the surf and turf for our main entrees accompanied with their mac and cheese. Absolutely outstanding! We have eaten steaks across the country and both agreed everything was the best we have ever eaten. Dessert was a homemade and fresh peach cobbler that was great. Our entire meal to include our bottle of wine was $190.00. We loved everything about Mill Pond Steakhouse and cant wait for our next return. If you want the best and a special place to dine then make a date with the Mill Pond Steakhouse!
We will not return to this place! Our table was in the bar area, and two guys at another table began making loud, obnoxious, offensive comments, so we left before dinner was actually served. We asked to move to another table but the house was full. The staff was pleasant and the Chef Clyde Grant was awesome as always, but I am concerned that the an attitude of racism and bigotry pervades the atmosphere here.
My poor review may be the result of just a bad night that had been overbooked, but by the time we arrived and were seated the crowd was thinning significantly, so I am at a loss to explain why such a friendly staff were so incompetent. First of all, we sat down 20 minutes after our reservation waiting for a table to be set. The guests had already left but no one set it up for the next customer. Once we sat down, wine was served immediately and then radio silence for then next half hour , no bread or butter. I think we managed to place our order. But literally one hour after our reservation we had not been served a crumb of food. I had to find someone and speak sharply to them to get anyone to give us bread. When it finally came (cornbread) it was clearly underdone, so while fresh out of the oven, wasn't fully baked. When the food arrived everything was lukewarm including the salmon and the crab cakes. my steak was the only good thing we got (except for the $14 glass of wine which was very good). The salmon was undercooked although my husband specifically asked for it to be done well and as I said, room temp. Crab cakes also not hot and underwhelming taste-wise. WAiter forgot the spoon for the family style veggies , promised to get one and never returned. Never saw the waiter after that moment except for the presentation of the check. Had to flag down the hostess to get the salmon redone. Had high hopes for this one as the local rep is that it is the only special place in town. I'd only recommend this to people who plan to order steak and warning them of my pretty miserable experience with the service.
This is by far the best steakhouse in South Carolina and that includes Ruth Chris, Morton's and Hall's of Charleston. I've been to them all. We had the 22 ounce aged beef rib eye. It was cooked to perfection and would melt in your mouth. Just what you would expect from Clyde and his staff. Service is a strength at the Mill Pond. Josh was our waiter and before you could think of a need, he was already there. Mary Ann does a great job providing fine dinning at its best! I and my wife highly recommend you experience the Boykin Mill Pond Steakhouse.
Our food was very good, but not better than similar items at Rick Erwin’s or High Cotton—and more expensive. I was especially disappointed to discover that the “specials” of the day, described by our server, were significantly more expensive than similar items on the menu. Ask for the price of the specials in advance if value is important to you. We were trying to stay within our $100 budget for two, and went over by 50%. We got two entrees, shared a side, one water and one tea, and our total with 18% tip was $150. Our wait staff was very good and the place is extra special for a romantic date or important group meal. We will go back, but I will be wary of the specials.
For an a la carte steak house, it was acceptable. The hostess and staff were extremely friendly even though they were understaffed leading to delayed reservations. The value for the food left some room to be desired as it didn't feel like the plating or taste were up to their pricing. Go if you need a convenient and local date night or special occasion with decent ambiance.
The drive to this remote setting is well worth it. Come hungry. Portions on almost all menu items makes them shareable. Both of our steaks were perfectly cooked. We shared their very tasty chopped salad and usually are more adventurous but large steaks were on the way. Plenty of side dishes to choose from. We have eaten here many times and the atmosphere can range from quiet/romantic to loud/energetic. Since the restaurant is well suited to large tables large parties are not unusual so if quiet/romantic is what you are looking for it would be worth checking on large party reservations before booking your table.We will be returning on a regular basis.
The food was great and the staff was very attentive and friendly. Although the pond is drained currently, the view was still pleasant and the setting intimate. Unfortunately we had the bad luck of having our anniversary dinner the same night a rambunctious, overly loud and annoying party also took place. They were so loud that a simple conversation was almost impossible and any sense of quite intimacy was drained with every hoot and holler from their table.
This is a wonderful restaurant and one of those off the beaten path finds! Yes, it is a drive but so worth it.
Highly recommend a reservation. More than likely you won't get a table without one. This is a dress up kind of place so don't plan on wearing a T-shirt. Khakis and a polo shirt for men would be fine but you will see people in dress shirts and ties.
When you drive up you will question why someone recommended the place to you but I promise you it is well worth it! Definitely don't judge a book by its cover.
I recommend trying the dry rub/aged Ribeye and save room for dessert! It is all served ala carte but the portions are big. We had 3 people and only needed 1 side.
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