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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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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