Mill Street Tavern

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235 reviews
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Welcome to Charleston’s newest and most exciting gathering place, The Mill Street Tavern. Located on Historic Shem Creek in Mt. Pleasant, The Mill takes its place along the banks currently home to waterfront restaurants and bars in the most picturesque setting. With views of local marshes, the Ravenel Bridge, and boaters sailing by, The Mill Street Tavern is the place all want to be for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and for an evening on the rooftop deck.
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Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful evening on the upstairs patio full of appetizers and drinks! They also had some live music playing! Highly recommend.

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JO
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great views, and great food the value....nice wine list too!

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent food, great view, but prices were as high or higher than upscale downtown restaurants.

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DP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for lunch, had the Hash with egg over the meat of the day. It was very good. Drinks were well prepared and the service was very good as well. Will go back again.

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NM
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We had made reservations for a Birthday brunch about 2 weeks ahead and were hoping to get a nice table. Unfortunately we had to sit tucked into a back corner, away from any window, with no view, next to the service station. This made it a very busy and uncomfortable environment, as waiters were constantly passing back and forth behind us. The food was ok. Our different waiters were nice and friendly, this was the only really good thing. We might consider going back for drinks outside on the roof top, but certainly not for inside seating.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great Atmosphere! Awesome Brunch! Incredible views!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall, it was a decent meal. Service was great. There where quite a few flies in the window; although this can be typical for Shem Creek dining. I ordered the bbq combo. It was decent, but the ribs need some work. The staff was very accommodating and said it was new menu item and appreciated the feedback. I would give it another chance.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Food overall was C- or D at best. Steaks and burgers were low-quality, pork chop was OK. The fries they came with the burger were actually quite good, as were the collards. Definitely would not come back

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We had a reservation, definitely wasn’t busy! Our host/ waiter was friendly and accommodating. My fried brussel sprouts were actually burnt which was disappointing but the meal otherwise overall was okay.

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BC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a reservation but my date cancelled on me so I decided to free up the table and sit at the bar (although not to drink). The staff was very warm and friendly and the food was delicious. I already recommended this place to a friend and we will be going this coming weekend.

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E
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Great location for drinks and bar food, but the brunch menu lacked excitement or interesting choices, and the food was mediocre. Out plates came heaped with cubed, deep fried (probably quick frozen) potatoes, runny eggs and sad bacon. Great location and the Blood Mary's were excellent tho...stick with drinks on the patio and bar food. I can't vouch for much else on the menu.

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WS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We are frequent to Mill Street Tavern and have always enjoyed our experience. Today we were terribly disappointed with the service. The waiter didn't show up for quite some time when we first arrived and the absence and lack of service continued throughout the meal. A couple sat down at a table next to ours at the end of our time there and we noticed that they were receiving the lack of service as well. Interestingly enough, when asked was it busy, he said "not really" Then where was he?

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DS
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

server was a very nice young lady , food form lady friends they loved, my bowel was ok. hush puppies
were super , will be back

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Brunch! Was nice, food was very good, waitress was very accommodating, and so was hostess! It was an overall enjoyable experience! Will go back...tonight for my 50th Birthday in fact!! Can’t wait to eat from dinner menu!

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MR
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Gabrielle was a fantastic server and provided great menu recommendations for us. We had an enjoyable evening and will definitely be back!!!

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JF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Everything except the Brussels was very over salted, almost inedible.

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T
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Mediocre food. Menu uninspiring, boring . No one else eating there makes you wonder how fresh the food is.

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CM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The biscuits were absolutely outstanding, the portions were huge and the service impeccable.

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LM
Baltimore
90 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The space is charming, especially the bar area. Obviously a lot of thought and creativity went into the restoration. However, they really need to work on some things. We had a reservation, so we checked in with the hostess, and she said our table was getting cleared for us. So, we stood and waited, but we were in the way of the other guests checking in, the wait staff, and other people trying to get around. They should provide more room for waiting. It took at least 15 minutes for someone to get the table wiped off and reset. Then we were put in a booth that was very tight, and there was a large swath of bird execrement streaming on the outside of the window right in our line of sight. Gross! I ordered a mimosa with grapefruit instead of orange, and she brought me something, but there was no bubbles in it at all. Either the champagne was flat, or they didn't add any. My "straight up benedict" was just not that good. I've had much better biscuits at McDonald's, and the holandaisse was served on the side which just doesn't really work with eggs benedict. Very disappointed.

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MW
Charleston
53 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The food was average. My Eggs Benedict was cold but the has brown potatoes very hot. Obviously they waited for the potatoes and platted my food much earlier. The mimosa had barely any orange juice in it and the color of that was a weird yellow. And the service was bad. So all in all, not a good experience.

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F
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I arrived late in the evening so we were not able to see the beautiful views that you can apparently see of Shem Creek during daylight. There was a large party near us who were extremely loud so that was a little disappointing as we had to yell across the table to hear each other. But, once our mac & cheese appetizer appeared (which was wonderful!) and we had our drinks, our mood lightened. My husband made dinner from 2 appetizers: fried oysters and the Brussel sprouts. Both were fabulous! I was very disappointed in the house salad. Maybe it would have been better with grilled chicken or another protein (which you can get, I just opted not to). We will definitely be back but next time while it’s daylight so we can enjoy the views and I’ll definitely order the Brussel sprouts over the salad!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Had reservations for 7:45, had to wait 30 minutes to get a table. Which I didn’t appreciate. I had the lamb..to much mint and no flavor. Another person in our party didn’t enjoy his steak. Best of luck.

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our bartender/server AJ was amazing. It was my friends 30th birthday and he took such great care of us and made him feel VERY special. Food was excellent. The vegetarian options were the reason I chose to dine there. We will definitely be back!

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was somewhat disappointing. Service was very good

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T
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food and great view of Shem Creek. Very nice seating. Will be back when the roof top bar is open.

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Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love your restaurant. Our short ribs were a little dry but still tasty.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 4

prior to this, the only time I had been there was for brunch, which was AWESOME each time!

as usual, the staff is personable and attentive, however, not sure that I'd return for dinner...
I was told the they were out of (I assume the ingredients for) the first 2 cocktails I requested, (um) from the menu, which struck me as odd for 7:30pm on a Saturday night?
(isn't that PRIME time in the restaurant world?)
luckily, my 3rd choice was available

and then, my dinner companion was told that they were out of the FIRST item on the menu, i.e., the boneless short ribs, which I find ironic after the waitress-in-training shared how the Tavern is known for its smoked meats?

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C
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fabulous! Great wine selection & at reasonable prices.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite restaurant in the area. Great food, ambiance, service and beautiful view of Shem creek and the bridge. Authentic Irish pub architecture imported from Ireland makes it an extra special atmosphere. Kid friendly. Highly recommend.

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TW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was good. Nothing out of the ordinary, but not bad. The server did a good job, but it was a long wait between ordering and having anything brought to the table. The restaurant was nice, furniture and decor was awesome, as were the bathrooms. Was hard to figure out where everything was. No bathroom signs. Almost fell down the last step outside...very dark and steps were dark. Need a couple little improvements.

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D
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing and the food was everything we hoped it would be

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KS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We were only one of two tables in the restaurant on a Sunday evening. Our server was very inattentive and never came back to ask how things were. One in our party had a salad with beef that was way overcooked and another had a salad with shrimp which was under cooked. The rest of the food was just so-so and we felt the menu was very limited in it's choices.

We chose Mill Street Tavern because we had been before at a special event. The food and service was really good at that time.

Maybe this was just an off night but with hundreds of restaurants to choose from in the Mt. Pleasant/Charleston area, we will go elsewhere next time.

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LF
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went after church on Sunday for brunch. I made a last minute reservation, we didn't wait long. Our kids ate everything on their plates and some of ours. And we got out for less than we usually spend. Win/Win

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JL
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Brunch there was nice. Very good food and large portions. They didn’t have a few of the menu offered drink items for brunch and didn’t have milk for kids. I’d also like to see the pancakes on the children’s menu but definitely a good spot to return and nice to have a place to spread out and catch up over a meal with friends.

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T
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent and food delivered faster than expected. Nice atmosphere and just missed sunset but I’m sure it would be a great spot for it. Will be back!

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L
Charleston
49 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the wood interior. Had a very good meal. Great service. We’ll be back.

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DM
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

40 minutes to get a few bloody marys. Something about being short on barware. I had to seek out the manager twice to find out about the delay. Small restaurant, not sure why he could not find me after I asked two servers for help. Food was average and slow arriving as well. They comped the drinks, but not enough done to get me to come back or recommend them to someone else.

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J
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday brunch with ladies

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DW
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Restaurant was nearly empty, server was very attentive, drinks were small and very weak and wine by the glass is very limited, but everyone enjoyed their meal and it's a good value for most items but steaks were a little expensive.

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LV
Key West
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic bartender who also took our food order.

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