BLD Diner

4.7
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$30 and under
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American
BLD Diner is a modern take on the classic neighborhood, made-from-scratch diner; offering a laid back dining experience in a casual setting.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
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4.5
ambience
4.4
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CH
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service and food were excellent. Loved the french toast made with challah bread. And it was a good ambiance. Super quiet the weekday morning we dined there. The only reason I didn’t rate it higher was for the cost. (A cup of coffee was bottomless and good, but at $3.25???). Our 2 person bill before tip was $34 and change. I just think that’s a lot for breakfast with only coffee to drink. Highly recommend this place for a special breakfast

KS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for Valentine’s Day and had a great time. The meal was amazing!

A
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had our first BLD experience with the Valentine's prix fixe menu. The service was outstanding, as were both of our meals. The arancini appetizer and shrimp and lobster risotto were definitely the winners of the evening, but the pork belly was delicious as well!

H
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

A group of us had brunch on a Sunday. Of course it was super busy, but luckily we had reservations. We were seated immediately. The wait staff were all very busy, so service was a little lacking, but the food made up for it. The biscuits and gravy were good, but different from the original version. The biscuit was light and fluffy, but the gravy was slightly spicy and had a red color...The chicken and waffles were amazing and we even ended up ordering a second one for the table! The overall experience was good and we will definitely go back.

OT
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good service all in all went well will return.

C
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you desire AMAZING food, drinks, and a quaint atmosphere, eat here! My girlfriend and I always visit here often. Everyone is treated like family. The food definitely meet our expectations and is Michelin Star quality.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious and cool menu!Server was awesome

JR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Wonderful meal, server offered his honest opinion on dishes which was appreciated! Owner greeted us, very friendly. Didn’t feel rushed to leave. Will return!

t
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful combination of good eating, hearty drinks and cool ambience... at a “not your typical diner.” Will definitely be back for an encore.

BK
Charleston
56 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for Sunday breakfast. Small but varied menu. Great personal service.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met family for lunch

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Everything was great, but my hit tea was not hit. Also, our food took longer then it should have for the simple items we ordered. On another note our server was awesome as well as the food.

t
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were just looking for a place to eat near our hotel, and happened to come across BLD Diner. Their menu had plenty of tasty-sounding choices, so we decided to order a few things and share. We were not disappointed. You could tell they put some thought into the plates, which was refreshing and a little exciting, and everything tasted great. My favorites were the pimento cheese appetizer, the meatloaf and the crab cakes. The staff were really friendly and helpful as well.

CR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to have a great restaurant open on a Sunday evening in Columbia. So few choices other than chains. The food was amazing. They were out of one of our entrees so the chef came out personally to apologize and offer a substitute. That was a very classy way to handle it. I had the Brick Chicken and it was really moist and was some of the best chicken I've had.

TC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit for brunch and will return. Being able to get a reservation is huge plus.

JP
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. Great service

KC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food but the service wasn't worth it. Went on a Sunday morning had had to wait about 20 minutes for waitress to take our orders then another 45 minutes for food to come out. We also ordered biscuits which had to remind the waitress to bring and she told us they needed to make more. While waiting we saw other tables getting biscuits who came after us- we still never got any!

JJ
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent leisurely breakfast. Great coffee. Great bacon. Great grits. Great eggs. Great french toast. A bit hardly find but worth the effort.

QB
Western NC
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Super fun, yummy food & excellent service!

CL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is so much more than the pictures on here. Definitely not the normal diner you would think of. Super cute trendy vibe and very clean. The food was delicious, we got four different meals and they were all great! Our waiter was fantastic! Definitely make reservations because there were a lot of people waiting to get in. It is moderately loud which we didn’t mind at all and the food took awhile which was worth the wait. We will be going back for sure!

LS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Food was really good and we liked the atmosphere

j
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is amazing, wish they had more variety on the menu. Great cocktails.

a
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really all enjoyed the experience and food. The staff was fantastic- from the hostess to bartender to manager to kitchen staff to our server. We had really positive interactions with everyone.

We loved every item we ordered (including craft cocktails). The fried green tomatoes over pimento grits dish was a favorite for all of us.

Everyone left full and happy.

OT
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall delicious!
Highly recommend ordering the brussel sprouts for appetizers and the scallops were excellent!

Bench was a little hard.......french fries were a little too salty..... but otherwise .......very highly recommend this quaint place (diner) 👍🏻👍🏻

OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our 5th. or 6th. visit always an enjoyable experience. Service is always excellent and today was a notch above. We’ll be back !

L
Birmingham
99 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff here showed a lot of hospitality and the food is good!

OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great spot for a casual brunch.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classics with a twist! Delicious scratch made food at a reasonable price.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The seating was very close and very loud so we had some challenges talking to our friends that we drove 90 minutes each to meet in the middle. Food was very good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, creative menu. The Brussel Sprouts were delicious! Everything was great and service was incredible.

r
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despite having made confirmed reservations through OpenTable in the early morning we arrived on time at lunch to be told they had unilaterally cancelled all reservations b/c they were "too busy". They had made no attempt to notify our party or make other arrangements. Such management carelessness and lack of concern for customers is disgusting. They are on my boycott list.

E
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Lunch/breakfast has a better menu. French toast is yummy.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great overall experience. The food is like a gourmet dinner food. Try the hot chicken sandwich with some wonderful tomato slaw or if you’re going for breakfast - their waffles are fantastic! We loved our servers!

n
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Came in for Sunday brunch on a recommendation from a friend with specific instructions to try the mimosas and the french toast. They were out of champagne?? So we ordered another cocktail which we did not receive for 20 minutes. The food was great as was our waiter.

RC
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dinner was disappointing. Very limited menu! I had the meatloaf; it was ok but kind of dry. I tasted the shrimp it was excellent! The last issue i have is the noise coming from the milkshake blender. When it was running, it was so loud you couldn’t talk. Overall an ok experience but not great.

B
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Took us an hour to get our food. Food was greasy and restaurant was so noisy, it was tough to have a conversation with the person next to you. Definitely not going back.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great diner. Thank you.

OT
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve read about BLD and the awesome chef inspired dishes. We love to eat, especially in Charleston, and BLD gave even the best Charleston restaurant a run for its money. My husband had Chicken and Waffles and said the taste combination is genius. Somebody knows what they are doing. I had Cobb salad and added Fried Chicken. All the ingredients were fresh and just the perfect blend with the exact amount of Buttermilk dressing added. Can’t wait to return and try one of the Benedict’s.
Our server, Matt, was very good at explaining the many choices and provided excellent service.
We will definitely return soon!

MW
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

MN
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly diner, great food, owner and staff listen to customers. Always changing to improve dining experience.