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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.

84 Boykins Mill Road
Rembert, SC 29128
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(803) 425-8825

Website:
http://www.themillpondsteakhouse.com/

Catering:
We will cater; rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, cocktail parties, and wedding receptions.

Executive Chef:
Clyde Grant

Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private facilities available for bridal or business luncheons; AV equipment is available.

Private Party Contact:
Alan Voigt: (803) 425-8825

Additional:
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

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
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Romantic (16)
Scenic View (16)
Cozy (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Waterfront (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Business Meals (6)
Authentic (5)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great as usual!

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·Dined 5 days ago

It is a wonderful experience, food is great and the staff is great. Place to go. If you are looking for just a very nice place to eat. Go there

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 5 days ago

This place is great. We found it by accident thinking it could possibly be as good as the reviews said it was but we were wrong. Excellent service, excellent wine list. It is primarily steaks but they do have seafood as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 6 days ago

The best steak I’ve ever eaten. A great find. The service was exceptional as was all the different foods we were served.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

One of the best steaks I’ve ever tasted!!!!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Best steak hands down I’ve ever had! The service was awesome.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent food and service!! A little pricey, but love the ambiance!

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Every thing was wonderful! From the service to the wonderful meal! We had to travel 40 minuets to get there & it was well worth the trip!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Cozy
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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·Dined on January 25, 2018

Mill Pond is always great. Fantastic food, great service, "one of a kind" rustic and comfortable atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 23, 2018

Our visit was fantastic as usual. Great service and food. Can't get this just anywhere. We will be back for our anniversary, February 14th.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Waterfront
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Everything was exquisite! From our waiter, Michael that excelled his job to the wonderful food- couldn't have asked for better! We will be back very soon!

I highly recommend the cobbler also, you will be too full, but save a few bites for dessert ;)

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

This is an incredibly consistent restaurant. The service has always been excellent and the food is very good. It is worth the drive every time. The butter and chive shaved corn is my favorite side followed closely by the fried okra.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

By far the best

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Don’t let the drive scare you. You’ll get there and it’s worth the trip. A fantastic steak house!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fabulous food !! So worth the drive in the middle of nowhere. Waitress seemed new and nervous, but VERY sweet. The succotash was the best I've ever had. We will definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable evening. Meal was terrific, servers were attentive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Blown away! Such a bright spot in n the chain restaurant world! Worth the drive! This place has so much character! Just loved every thing about it! Food and service...amazing! You will not be disappointed!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

A perennial favorite, never disappoints. The duck spring rolls are a special favorite, plus any steak or lamb dish.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Outstanding service, excellent food, superb atmosphere. A great place for dinner and an excellent bar to enjoy with friends. And a good place to make new friends.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Excellent steak preparation and quality with lots of delicious side dish choices.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great service, spectacular food and a wonderful chef. We'll be back!

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was great, the service was great, the room was great.

The next time Im even close to Camden SC I’ll make sure I stop in for another fantastic experience.

Thank you for making sure we had a wonderful time.

Jim

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Love love love Millpond! Highly recommend! Fantastic steaks and service!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always a treat to be in the area for dinner at Mill Pond! Some of our faves include the mac n cheese and the succotash - never a disappointment with any of the entrees!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Maryanne and her staff make me look like a good host every time I take people to Mill Pond. Excellent service and many thanks to the chef for his magic. Stuffed flounder was on point and all the steaks were just right. See y’all soon!

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The steak was cooked to perfection. Worth the extra drive.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Nice size portions, very friendly and inviting. Our waiter made sure we had exceptional service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great meal. Great atmosphere.

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Excellent as usual. Maryanne and her staff are top-notch and the chef is my hero. Great job!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant for special occasions! Haven't been there in years but it's still the same amazing food and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food and service was great!

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Outstanding as always. Guests were from Kentucky and were blown away. Made me look good for taking them! Scallops were perfect, steaks were heavenly, fried okra is the bomb. Good job to Maryanne and her staff. Hats off to the chef!

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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