The food is great especially for the price!
We'd been to Manny's once before and were looking forward to this visit. It was, however, not up to the same level as our previous visit--though it is still a very good value for the price. The place was full, and there were only two servers trying to accommodate a large crowd. That meant that the quality of service suffered. One of our party was brought the wrong order, but the waiter scurried away so quickly that we could not tell him. He finally realized the problem. One of our party ordered one of the Greek specialties and found it rather ordinary. But Manny's is not bad by any means--just not in the first tier of Charleston restaurants.
Manny's was much, much better than I \had anticipated. Mistakenly, I had assumed it was a just a glorified bar with somewhat better than average bar food. I was wrong. Sunday brunch was delightful, tasty, and well priced.
The service was bad-awful. Our server was distracted and inattentive. The food was only OK and definitely overpriced for what it is. We had the wings appetizer and that was the best part of our meal (sad as this was our lowest expectation option). The meat calzone leaked grease all over the plate and was generally inedible. The Greek salad looked good on top, but the inside had lots of wilted/brownish lettuce. The dressing was too oily and bland. I don't think we'd go back for a meal. We might consider for delivery/takeout, and by trying other options.
We went with friends to see the Gin House Boys and got a very good table so could hear the band, yet still talk. We all ordered Greek-American food that was yummy but our waiter really 'knocked himself out' to give us great service - he and the band made the night! Nice selection of beers, too.
Wonderful local feel with good food. Sunday brunch is excellent!
We love Manny's and go there for dinner pretty often--it really is our neighborhood grill. This was our first time at brunch and we were really disappointed. They open at 11 and we had an 11:15 reservation. We were surprised to find only 2 occupied tables (each with 3 people) since it's usually hard to get seating at Sunday brunch anywhere in Charleston. I guess we learned why it was so empty: Two of our four meals were served after about 40 minutes, and a third came out about 5 minutes later. The last dish came out about 10 minutes after that (they sent out an order of hummus and pita during that last wait). When the order did come out, it had to be sent back because the eggs (on the breakfast pizza) were raw--clear and runny (in the meantime, two other tables that came in after us got served). We appreciated that our waitress didn't hide or ignore us, but acknowledged and apologized for the wait--she was great. They also didn't charge for that pizza--thank goodness. Nevertheless, we'd rather have good food served in a timely manner than free food and a spoiled brunch. I'm sure we'll be back for dinner, but probably will head to one of the many consistently good spots around Charleston for brunch next time.
We ordered the greek pizza and a greek salad. Great choice. I also love the gyros with greek potatoes
Love Mannys great locals spot great authentic Greek food great menu beautiful new look
Came for Easter brunch. We had great eggs Benedict and a free mimosa. Service was great. Recommend!
Delicious food and extremely attentive staff!
Always excellent food and efficient service. You can't go wrong with anything on this menu.
Was meeting up with some long lost friends and we had a really great time. Food was very good and service rocked !
Good food and excellent service. I would return.
Service was terrible. Food took 45 minutes to arrive after ordering. I ordered a grilled chicken pita with Greek potatoes. The pita was pathetic. Very little chicken, four or five small pieces of lettuce and two small pieces of diced tomato that I had to search for because it was all swimming in tzaziki sauce. Oh yeah, the potatoes were room temperature at best. Not a very impressive reboot. Won't be going back for good anytime soon. They also wouldn't take a gift card I had from before the fire due to a software change. Needless to say, I won't be going back to dine anytime soon.
I have tried Manny's on a couple of occasions. While food is typically good, service continues to make it not worth the visit. On my last attempt, I order an appetizer prior to my entire groups arrival to keep two small children happy. The rest of my party showed up, all ordered, and they received their appetizers before mine ever showed up. I finally asked and was told it would be out shortly. I told them it was no longer necessary because our food would be out shortly and received a snarky response from the waitress about how it was coming because our food was still being cooked. As we waited 45
minutes for our food, we overheard our waitress telling another table about specials. There were no specials written anywhere and she had said nothing to us. We asked the waitress and her response was that it is their usual happy hour specials they have Mon-Fri. We are not regulars so we asked what those are. Again with attitude, we learned that several items we would have ordered would have been 1/2 price. We received no apology or anything. Overall, I hadn't been back in a few months because of previous slow service and this experience was even worse.
My son took me to Manny's for Mother's Day. I made a reservation May 9 through the Manny's website and was linked to Open Table (under Larry - I am Larry's wife). A promotion was on the site that stated "Mother's Day - mothers eat 1/2 price brunch or dinner orders." My son had taken me there previous Mother's Days and this was the promotion we experienced then, also. The previous occasions I had ordered from the Brunch section or a Greek chicken platter from the Greek Specialties section of the menu. Son had ordered fish dinner baskets. The reservation was for 1pm as was the time frame on other Mother's Day visits to Manny's . This day we each ordered a Souvlaki platter under the Greek Specialties. When the bill was brought, it did not have the 1/2 off reduction for Mom. When questioned, the waitress brought the manager, who said the orders had to be from the brunch section to be valid; a dinner type order would have to be after 4pm ( even though there were no dinner hours specified for Sundays on the menu or online). When asked for the dinnertime selections, he pointed out the same menu and specifically mentioned the Greek Specialties. He said, " I do not make the rules. My job is to enforce them!" emphasizing "enforce" in a very offensive voice. He said, "My job is not to give away money!" His whole attitude was rude, representing extremely poor customer service. He questioned me about where I had seen the promotion, left for several minutes after I asked for his name on a card, and returned with a copy of the receipt on which he had written "Daniel" and "Open Table Mother's Day Promo Half of mom's Brunch". I checked the Manny's site about 2:30pm after returning home and the promotion had disappeared. I hope the $6.50 that Daniel made for Manny's by not giving half off one $12.99 Souvlaki platter is worth the loss of our patronage and possibly that of others. The food was only fair and only the sweet waitress Tia deserves praise.
Service was great. This is obviously a very popular local place. It was crowded and everyone was having a good time. The live music was nice but painfully loud. Our group could not talk to each other due to how loud the music was around us. It was not bad, but way too loud. Food is acceptable, not bad. But chips with my wrap were not scrip. If music was turned down, I would go back.
Our time was sensational at Manny's from start to finish. We made the reservation and ordered online . We had to meet a train and I called ahead to explain to the person in charge that we would like our meal as soon as we walked in, that's why the reservation and online order and they were very accommodating. We arrived 5 minutes late and everything was set up already and they brought the food out to us immediately. The food was excellent! We had the spinach artichoke dip for an appetizer and our favorite meal gyros as an entre. The server didn't hover around bothering us he was there when we needed him though. It was quiet there, the atmoshere was conducive to talking and having a great time. No children were present and this was wonderful, well it was 9:45 - 10:15 at night.
I would recommend the restaurant to anyone -- tourist or local -- for a great meal and good ambiance.
We will be returning again and ordering online again ahead of time.
We went for a wine tasting...whites and red were poured in the same glass, but that was okay. The nachos were HORRID and the waitress was never around. I think she thought the bartender and wine presenter were waiting on us...food and service was horrible...not the norm.