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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
Special Occasion (23)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
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Romantic (18)
Scenic View (17)
Good for Birthdays (13)
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Cozy (11)
Waterfront (11)
Business Meals (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Groups (6)
Authentic (5)
Casual (4)
Fun (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Charlotte)·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

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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 (Western NC)·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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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 18, 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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 (Raleigh)·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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 (Raleigh)·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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vip
 (Charleston)·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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 (Charleston)·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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 (Charleston)·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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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great meal. Great atmosphere.

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 (Charleston)·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 October 1, 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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 (Charleston)·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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 (Western NC)·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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 (Charleston)·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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This was such a wonderful find. We were staying in Camden and had had this recommendation from Katherine and Bruce at The Bloomsbury Inn for a nice steak dinner.. Very quaint and charming little place. We thoroughly enjoyed. We stopped out on the patio while we waited for our table to be readied and loved looking over the historic pond and watching the sun settle down over the trees.
Our dining experience was deliciously pleasant! We had great service with Jon and he was very helpful in guiding us through ordering and choices we were considering. We both had small filets ..I had the bacon wrapped special with a rich mushroom demi-glace. The sides are definitely big enough to share. The warm mixed berry cobbler served with home-made vanilla-bean ice cream was the perfect finish to the meal! (Order it before meal..it takes some time to bake..and is well worth the extra calories !)
Overall - HIGH MARKS - for great food, attentive service and delightful evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Husband's birthday dinner tonight and staff very knowledgeable and pleasant. They remember us from visiting before and that was nice. The food was excellent.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Mill Pond Steakhouse is such a gem!! This was my second visit. My first visit I took members from my leadership team from work here we thoroughly enjoyed it. So I bought my wife for her 35th birthday and she was floored! Great service great food!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Excellent food, ambience and service from the staff!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The restaurant was very good. Unfortunately, my entree (filet mignon) was overcooked. I should have said something but didn't want to ruin the occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We arrived at the Mill pond on time and were greeted by the hostess and showed to our table. The food was great and the service was outstanding. Would defiantly recommend and will return.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Food was outstanding. Had a blacken steak was best steak I ever. Even the side dishes were to die for.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 22, 2017

We started with wine by the glass - Riesling and Pinot Noir. We had the baked Brie for the five of us to share. We moved on to small garden salads and the entrees. Two of us shared a Queen cut filet , one of us had the bone in ribeye. Another two had the queen cut filet - one for each. We finished with two cobblers, peach and mixed berry -to share amongst us according to our preferences. We finished with coffee and had a thoroughly wonderful time. My filet was really special and done perfectly and seasoned well. Everybody raved about the meal. The service was very professional and pleasantly done. The ambience was perfect. Worth every penny!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Bar Seating, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We had heard that Mill Pond is a great steakhouse and decided to go to celebrate family birthdays. We had a nice leisurely dinner, almost too leisurely, as we were almost the last to leave. Even though we ordered the recommended fruit cobbler ahead of time, we still had to wait. Our meal was very good, although a bit more pricey than we were prepared for. We were aware of the price of the steaks and the ala carte sides but were still a bit surprised at the $100 Per person cost.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Excellent food and service while watching the alligators on the pond.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Mill Pond NEVER disappoints. The food is always amazing, cooked to perfection, and phenomenal! The service is equally impeccable. Quaint, scenic location. Worth the drive.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 9, 2017

The Mill Pond is outstanding. It is a unique dining experience with great staff, scenic views, and outstanding food. A hidden treasure located in a historic and scenic place.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The Mill Pond continues to be one of our favorite restaurants in South Carolina which is why we chose it for my birthday. The food and service are excellent! The view is worth the drive. We especially appreciated the nice young lady who was the hostess on the evening we were there to help us by taking photos on the back porch!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Nice restaurant with a great view over the pond if you sit by the window or when you go on the porch. We did not get to sit in the main dining room which isn't as nice but for our get together it was perfect. The food is delicious and presented quite nicely. It's not cheap but it's a great place to go to for a special event. The service was flawless.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was very good but the pricing was a bit much. The steak my wife ordered was average but priced at the upper end of imagination. My steak was almost perfect. Very nice. The ala carte accompanying dishes were good. But $14 for a small bowl of vegetable beef soup? Hmmmm. Oh well. We will probably go back but will have a better idea how to order. $230 for two people for supper is silly.

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy
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 (Savannah)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Excellent as always! If you haven't made the drive you are missing out! Best steaks! Unbeatable service!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Heard great things about this place. We wre out-of-staters so it was worth the drive as we passed through SC. The food was very good. Food quality is why we went there and it did not disappoint. Service was great but could be better with additional server and SA training. Chef could be a bit more flexible in fulfilling special requests (but then maybe the server did not really ask him about our requests - a common occurrence in high end restaurants). They could raise their prices on their sides simply be using purposed family sized serving dishes that allowed three or four different sides to be "served". The sides were all wonderful and we wanted to try many of them but were told we could not without purchasing the full-side (so we did, but it was clearly way too much food so we had to travel with it). I never understood why a restaurant would not accommodate a guest IF the product was in house (and did not cause the restaurant to lose their margin). Cobbler was house specialty and we were warned that if we wanted it they had to start preparing it 30 minutes in advance. It was good but not as good as the hype.

We would definitely dine there again. Don't let the outside fool you. This is fine dining.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 27, 2017

My wife and I met on a blind date July 28th, 1985 so that was being celebrated and it was our Daughter's Birthday the 26th. We all enjoyed our meals and the service was super. The sauce on our steaks was out of this world.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Had Duck Spring Rolls: Should be called Spring Sticks, Very small compared to pass visits. Had 12oz Filet - over cooked - like roast beef. I should have tried another dish then, they attempted to "speed" cook another one. Wife was finished eating when mine came out.... inside was not cooked - good char and lots of sauce on outside. I ate around the edge, top and bottom. Couldn't eat inside. They didn't offer to comp it so we Boxed it and cooked it at home. Wait! They did comp a cobbler desert. Not the $46 steak. Will be a while before returning.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Awesome ambience and terrific food in this historic area makes it super special.

Tags: Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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