BLD Diner

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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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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The Food was really good and we liked the atmosphere

j
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

a
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
94 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great spot for a casual brunch.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

r
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

F
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

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
21 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great diner. Thank you.

OT
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food!

MN
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MW
Charleston
33 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and busy atmosphere. Scrambled eggs, bacon, mini biscuits are delicious! Patty melt sandwich would have been perfect but burger was overcooked and dry. Loved the marble bread.

JB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! The service was outstanding.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food!!!!

DT
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Cute place. The food was filling and very good. We requested to sit outside due to the unpleasant smell. (It was a combination of grease and industrial cleaner....not good.)

p
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the restaurant and food. Good service! Only problem is noise level! Thanks

OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I reserved an outdoor table but after waiting outside for my friend, I decided the weather was too hot and asked to sit inside instead. The hostesses and outside waitress quickly and cheerfully accommodated my request, and on top of that, our waiter provided exceptional service. My friend ordered a BLT without mayo and the waiter was thoughtful to bring an unexpected side of fries dip just in case she wanted to try a different sauce. As always, our food was yummy and great quality; we especially enjoyed the cucumber salad side for the first time.

I
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great as always. Server was very friendly and attentive especially since we had three young children with us. Fried chicken is second to none. A good drink selection. Soda pop for the kids that doesn’t contain high fructose corn syrup. Our leftovers were taken home in a cardboard container and a brown paper bag which I prefer over plastic and styrofoam. We will continue to dine here.

ER
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bld is the best!! We love it here. Always something good for all!

DD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was a delight! The food was incredible and always love to dine home in Forest Acres!

PW
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. When we first got there they tried to sit us at the bar for Mothers Day. It took some complaining, but the owner stepped in (and some of the wait staff) and found a way for us to have a table. Then they were extremely focused on us having a great experience. The service was excellent and we had the waffle, the two eggs breakfast, and a cobb salad and all were fantastic.

NK
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to celebrate Mother’s Day. The brunch menu was fantastic and well thought out. First time there but will be back soon.

DB
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious even though there was an unexpected shorter menu for Mother’s Day. We had dinner after USC graduation .. they took us earlier after I called directly and accommodated more of our guests. That combined with the food made for a great evening. Chicken and waffle was very good as was the meatloaf. Thank you!

MS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I appreciate your tip suggestions being based on the food cost -- not including tax.

OT
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

If you have a special “grit” supplier why embarrass them? Grits were lacking...no salt, pepper, and watery. Cmon...add some cream, salt, and pepper! However, the topping for the shrimp and grits were good. Hate to eat at a southern restaurant that serves grits lacking their heritage .

JM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nikiya made the best Bloody Mary!! And of course the French toast was as delicious as always. Highly recommend you check this place out.

e
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good restaurant, great food, shrimp burger was different, glad I tried it. The noise level was loud. There were quite a bit of groups there.

DF
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 1

The tables were too close together and very noisy waitress was good food was ok

OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can not say enough good things about BLD! Sean the owner, the Chef and staff are incredible! We eat here at least twice a week. I have a unusual corn allergy and for my birthday they went out of their way to created a special meal and cake! Thanks again for always providing great service and excellent meals!

S
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and a little different than what you would expect for breakfast but in a very positive way.

Would definitely recommend.

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