Morgan Creek Grill

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Morgan Creek Grill, located in the Isle of Palms Marina, offers an unparalleled panoramic view of the Intracoastal Waterway and surrounding Lowcountry marshes from our waterfront dining room & outdoor Creekside Bar. Fresh seafood, choice steaks and creative appetizers are offered with southern hospitality in a casual atmosphere. Live music, complimentary boat dockage, children’s menu, Sunday Brunch, lunch and dinner .
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Better food than we expected. Great view of the marina , and I had the snapper special, which was awesome.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Hostess was no where to be found for a while and not friendly. But once we were seated the server was fantastic and food was good as usual.

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded 3 days ago

I'm very glad that once you were seated that you had a positive experience. Based on your visit date, I see that you were here Sunday. Was this during Sunday Brunch or during the dinner? We would like to make sure you do not encounter the same kind of front desk experience again. - Ryan

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JK
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

View at window table was great as was our server, but actual food was very disappointing! Crab dip and she crab soup were a good flavor but sadly lacking any quality crab. Fish tacos ha a very small, dry piece of mahi mahi and lacking -- you could roll up the small tortilla into a small burrito! Saturday at 5:30 and out of oysters! Roasted Brussels sprouts were shaved and hard as a rock. Sadly disappointing!

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded 6 days ago

Joel, this is certainly disappointing to hear. I do apologize that your visit was so dismal. As for the oysters, unfortunately the recent string of hurricanes have delayed all oysters coming into the Charleston area for all restaurants. For the rest of the matters, I will make sure that the kitchen is made aware. Hopefully, you had the chance to speak to your server and/or management about these issues, so that they could be resolved upon arising. Thank you for the review. - Ryan

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JM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good, lovely view of the marina and the service was excellent!

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on October 12, 2019

Hi there, Jennifer. Thank you for your review, but I am a little confused. Today (Saturday, October 12th) is the first day that we have had music at our restaurant in about a month. We do not have live music on Thursday's. I just want to make sure that this was in fact the correct restaurant you dined with on Thursday. If we are indeed the correct restaurant, then I would love to follow up with some insight about the server. Thank you. - Ryan

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OT
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

More low country food than we expected, but the oysters were marvelous. Shrimp were a little overdone. Overall a good experience.

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for the review! Yes, we are very happy to serve our Low Country Favorites here with items like the Shrimp & Grits & Hoppin' John. I do apologize that the shrimp was cooked longer than you would have liked. I do hope that you had a chance to discuss that with your server. Thank you very much for stopping by. We hope to see you again in the future! - Ryan

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CW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Menu changed and is very average! The food preparation was average. Please get your previous chef back and I will be back!

JW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

The people were very nice but our food was not good at all. All arrived very cold, one person sent their food back and the rest of us should have done so as well. The quality -versus- value did not compare. Don't mind paying for good food, just did not enjoy.

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded 3 days ago

Hi, John. Thank you for the review. Good or bad, we like to get feedback, so that we can see where we need improvement. It seems as if you visited us about two weeks ago. Unfortunately, it wasn't until recently that we found a good rhythm to handle the incoming business after our UpperDeck had to close from Hurricane Dorian. Since then, we made many changes that seem to be working quite well. I do apologize that your visit was unsuccessful. I invite you to try us again amidst our changes. - Ryan

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OT
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thanks a lot! We're glad you had a good time. - Ryan

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L
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great view of the marina. The tacos and burger were great. The she crab soup is really good. I was less impressed with my Caesar salad and the shrimp and grits were a little soupy. Our waitress was nice and quick!

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you very much for your review, Lucy. I'm pleased to see that most of your visit was a success. I do hope that you were able to talk with your waitress about the areas that weren't so appetizing. We are dedicated to fixing issues as they arise. However, it is still good to know that your waitress was attentive and responsive. Thank you for your visit and we hope to see you again! - Ryan

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HA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Had a reservation for 7:00. Got there at 6:53 and was told to come back in seven minutes/ Plenty of empty tables in restaurant. Ordered the fried shrimp which was over cooked.

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you for the review! As for seating times, on weekends we do have to be specific with seating at the reservation times, in order to give our kitchen and servers as much time as possible to handle their guests with the quality we strive for. It's often not based on what tables are empty. We truly appreciate our guests' patience while we ensure a proper flow in service. I do apologize that the shrimp was not to your liking. I hope you were able to resolve it with your server. - Ryan

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CW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner. Very nice. Logan was a great server.

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you so much, Cat! I'll be sure to pass along the compliments to Logan. He will be very pleased to see this! We appreciate your visit and the review and hope to see you again! - Ryan

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T
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, good service and outstanding cuisine. Loved the outdoors by the water with games and bar service

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on October 9, 2019

That's awesome! I'm so glad to see that you had such a good experience with us. We are so happy to have our Creekside bar where people get to relax and play. We hope to see you again in the future. - Ryan

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a 50th birthday and all was wonderful!

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on October 4, 2019

Wow, I'm so glad that you decided to come see us for such a special occasion! Thank you so much for the visit. It's great to see that it was wonderful. See you on the 51st? - Ryan

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F
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Fish selection was very salty. Restaurant became very crowded and server was overwhelmed, was forgetful of requests. Unusually long wait time for service and food.

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you for your review. Good to bad, we always love to see guest feedback, so that we can know where things need improvement. Unfortunately, Hurricane Dorian forced our Upper Deck to close for repairs. That includes an entire kitchen and half of our kitchen staff. This means that weekends can get especially tough to accommodate the business. We are working hard to find the right rhythm of things and sincerely appreciate guests' patience while we find what works and what doesn't. - Ryan

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ER
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MY first visit with friends. Service and food were superb. Happy I made my reservations (from NJ). We were given a nice window table with great view. It certainly added to the ambience of the evening.

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on October 4, 2019

Eric, I'm so please that your visit was so nice! Thank you very much for the kind words and the recommendation. We appreciate you bringing some out of state guests to visit us, as well! We look forward to your next stop in. - Ryan

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DH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We have been coming there since 1993. The food was excellent but there were a lot of people and we were a long time being served our dinner. We will continue to go there and do not want this restaurant closed in 2020

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you for the review, Daphne. We thank you for your dedication and support of our restaurant. After the closing of the Upper Deck due to Hurricane Dorian, it's certainly been a challenge on weekends and we so appreciate all of our guests' patience. We also hope that we don't close next year! Let's all hope that the lease goes well in our favor in the coming months. - Ryan

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k
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Been years since there last, it was as good as remembered. Very pleased

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on October 4, 2019

Hey, thanks so much! I'm glad that you decided to check us out again. Your nice review and recommendation mean a lot to us. We hope to see you again soon! - Ryan

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r
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent meal and setting. Kitchen was backed up, food took almost an hour from placing order with wait staff, communication was okay. Bottom line we would return.

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you so much for your review. Even more so, thank you so much for your understanding. Weekends have been quite a challenge here at the Creek. Hurricane Dorian shut down our Upper Deck (including an entire kitchen), so it is causing some unfortunate back ups. I'm so pleased that your experience and food otherwise was a success. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you again! - Ryan

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Three in our party had mediocre food at best, and two dishes were terrible. The shrimp and deviled egg appetizer was awful. Calamari was over cooked and average. She crab soup was very good. I had the Barramundi fish and seasoning was bland, and the fish gamey tasting with terrible flavor. (I should have known not to eat a fish I’d never heard of before.) My husband had the shrimp and seafood hoppin John which was just average in flavor and was mostly rice, which may be how it is supposed to be. Our server was good and friendly, but she never checked in to see how our meals were, and didn’t inquire when seeing my plate hardly touched. It was her favorite dish, so at the time I figured it was just me not liking it, so I didn’t mention it. I should have so they perhaps could have made sure nothing was wrong with the fish. Next time something is this bad I will definitely do that. We won’t return to this restaurant again though.

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thanks for the review! I apologize that the visit was not to your liking. We're dedicated to fixing issues as they arise. If guests' palates to not agree with our food, then we are always happy to accommodate and create a dish more pleasing to any individual. For reference, the barramundi is an Australian fish similar to flounder; farmed in coastal Florida. We typically serve four Fresh Catch fish if you are looking for something more local. We do hope you will consider visiting us again. - Ryan

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LO
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked this reservation for my parents so they could enjoy a special dinner for their 45th wedding anniversary. As my Mother is fighting cancer, I wanted her to feel special and for them both to put aside their worries and enjoy each other. I called the morning of the reservation and spoke with Ryan who allowed me to pay for a surprise dessert to be delivered to their table that evening and requested, if all possible, a water view seat. Ryan was so kind and assured he would do what he could for the seating preference.
My parents dinner was amazing; the food, the service, the experience was perfect!! I cannot thank everyone enough at MCG for a very special treat for my parents who deserve so much happiness!!

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on October 4, 2019

Lisa, your review brought such a big smile to my face. Thank you so much for your kind words. I was so pleased that we were able to give your parents a nice table. Their server said that they were beyond sweet! Additionally, I'm so glad to see that everything went well for them. As the person who handles reviews, I love to share stories like this with the rest of our staff as it warms their hearts and keeps them pushing strong. Thank you again and we hope to see you and/or them again! - Ryan

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JS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was not our first visit and will not be our last. The server was very attentive and polite despite the fact that it looked like she was working very hard and serving tables in more than one section. We arrived a bit earlier than our reservation and I am glad we did. The food took a little longer to get to us but it did not disappoint. The table view was picturesque
and the food was amazing.

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on September 27, 2019

Jennifer, this is such a sweet review. Thank you so much for the kindness and for your visit. We are so pleased when we have the chance to read that someone's experience was so positive. If you remember your server's name or description, we'd love to pass along the compliments. We look forward to your next visit with us! - Ryan

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J
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the view! The food was delicious and our waiter superb. Will definitely return!

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on September 25, 2019

Janet, I am so pleased to see that you enjoyed your visit! If you remember who your waiter was, we'd love to pass the compliments. Thank you for your review and look forward to seeing you again. - Ryan

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J
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Restaurant location is convenient but still had to wait on a table even though we had a reservation. It took 45 mins to get our appetizer and we had to find the waiter to get the entrees delivered. My fish was room temperature so not very appetizing. There are much better restaurants located only a mile or two away.

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on September 25, 2019

We appreciate the review, John. Unfortunately, Hurricane Dorian left us in a pretty rough shape and we are trying hard to find a right balance in the business now that our Upper Deck has to be closed. We understand the frustration from our guests and are working hard every day to find the right course of action. Thank you for your patience on the day of. - Ryan

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KC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great location to enjoy eating and looking at the water! Food took a little while to come out and inside was kind of noisy but other than that, very nice!

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you very much for the kind words, Kate. We appreciate you coming to see us and your recommendation! We hope to see you again down the line. - Ryan

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was fabulous. View of the water was pretty good from our table, but wish we had been seated by window. Waitress was adequate but not overly friendly.

ME
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morgan Creek Grill has always been a favorite place to dine for our family. We love the view, excellent food choices, and of course, the service is always good. Great choice for a special occasion with family or friends, or just to have a drink and appetizers. You won't be disappointed.

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on September 18, 2019

Maleeta, this was a very generous review. Thank you so much for the kind words! I'm so pleased that your visit was such a success and we couldn't thank you enough for letting everyone know that kind of atmosphere they can experience here down at the Creek. We look forward to your next visit! - Ryan

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MP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Our reservation kept being pushed out and then they ended up seating us at a table far from the window (view). Ran out of the special of the day...

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on September 18, 2019

Thank you for your review. Last weekend was a very unusual one for us. As we had to close our Upper Deck for the hurricane season, we have had to make many changes that have been a lot of trial and error as we see what works and what doesn't. We think that since that weekend, we have found the right balance that will work for every area of our restaurant. We appreciate our guests' patience as we find the solution to these issues that Dorian gave us and hope you will come try us again. - Ryan

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AC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good, but we waited almost 2 hours for our meal. The waitress did a great job trying to compensate for the long wait.

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on September 20, 2019

Thank you very much for the review, Ann. Last Friday was an unprecedented night for us. Due to Hurricane Dorian's damage, we had to close our Upper Deck and that resulted in a lot of confusion and quick calls in our Main Dining room that pushed a lot of things back. We have since drastically fixed those issues and those long wait times no longer exist. We appreciate the patience that our guests gave us on that night. We would love if you gave us another chance in the future! - Ryan

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H
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Busy Friday night but 30 minutes to get a drink and 90 minutes for a simple order was slooooooow.

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on September 18, 2019

Hi there. Thank you for the review. Friday was an unprecedented day for us. With our UpperDeck having to stay closed, we tried to consolidate the traffic, but it did not work well. Please know that we have made many changes since then and things are now running very smoothly. We apologize for the crazy day that Friday was and appreciate the patience that guests gave us. We hope that you'll give us another chance now that the issues from before have been resolved. - Ryan

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JO
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Always fun- never disappoints !

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on September 18, 2019

Thanks, Jon! That is a very kind review. We really appreciate you coming to see us and letting everyone know what a great time you had. - Ryan

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Shrimp were rubbery
The noise level was very loud

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on September 18, 2019

Thank you very much for the review. I do apologize that the shrimp was not up to your liking. I will be sure to pass this comment along to the kitchen, so that we can be certain that everything is being cooked properly. We appreciate your visit with us and do hope that you will try us again in the future. - Ryan

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

Food was really good. I would not recommend the Brussel sprouts but the shrimp, my filet and the cheese grits were perfect. The pasta dish is really good and it can feed 2 or 3 people.

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on September 13, 2019

This was a very kind review, Mare. Thank you so much! I apologize that the brussels were not to your liking. Thankfully, it looks like everything else was. We appreciate you coming to visit us, your nice review, and your recommendations. Thank you for your visit and we hope you'll come see us again! - Ryan

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RO
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The restaurant was very busy this particular Saturday, so take that into account. Our server was pleasant and attentive, but the food took a very long time to come out. The she-crab soup tasted like Lean Cuisine. The bread was cold and tasteless. The entrees were better but not worthy of a recommendation. Portions were generous, for what it's worth. Although Morgan Creek Grill has a nice vibe and beautiful views, and it's a good place for families with small kids, there are better places on IOP.

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you for the review, Randy. I apologize that the appetizers did not come out sufficiently. It is pleasing to see that your server was on their game, though. Hopefully, you were able to bring attention to your problems during your visit, so that they could be rectified. Thank you for your visit and we hope you will try us again in the future. - Ryan

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JO
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Hadn't been here in ages, and it was well worth the visit. Food was great, everyone (6) enjoyed their food & drink. Awesome view near the window. Would highly recommend going there.

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you so much, Joanne, for the review. I'm glad that everything was such a success! - Ryan

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B
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Ambiance was great.Food food.Service was good but the food did take a while.Overall very good.

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you for the review! I do apologize that the food came out a little longer than you would have liked, but it seems like it was good when it reached your table! We really appreciate you coming out to see us and hope to see you again real soon. - Ryan

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TM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Everything just ok.

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on September 13, 2019

Hi there, Tom. First and foremost, thank you for the review. Good or bad, we love seeing customer responses to the type of experience we give to guests. If there are any specifics about your visit that did not satisfy, feel free to reach out to us. We are dedicated to a positive guest interaction, so we look forward to any comments you may have. Thank you! - Ryan

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

Food and Service was great! After dinner we took our children out to play in the sand area. Lots of great memories made. We were in town from Atlanta, would for sure eat here again when back in the area.

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on August 28, 2019

This is such a sweet review, Tammie. We just adore seeing that families create life lasting moments at our restaurant. That is exactly the kind of atmosphere that we strive for and we are so happy that it was achieved here. We look forward to your next visit and hope you had a safe trip home! - Ryan

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j
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Location is the best reason to go to Morgan creek. The food is certainly passable, but made to get volume out of the kitchen. Of the eight meals in our party, five were much too salty. Rather than moderate to high end ingredients, the restaurant has chosen lower quality (not bad, mind you), less expensive ones. The views of the marina and evening sunset still make it a place worth considering, but with proper expectations on food.

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on August 28, 2019

Thank you for the review, Jon. If you ever have a meal that is too salty, not cooked to your preferred temp, or anything that doesn't quite fit your palate then always feel free to send it back. We are dedicated to a positive guest experience and want to rectify issues as they arise. We appreciate your recommendation and the description of those great intracostal views. We do hope to see you again in the future! - Ryan

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SM
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Returned within a week & it was incredibly good again! P.S. Check out the bartender-he’s a sketch-funny, witty, charming & good looking! Had the BEST time! Our server was wonderful too! Thanks Morgan’s Grill💕

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on August 28, 2019

Sandy, you CONTINUE to flatter us with these fantasticly kind reviews. Thank you so much for stopping by again! It was a pleasure to meet you and I'm so thrilled that your group had a great time with us again. I will make sure to pass along the compliments to the bartender. We look forward to your next visit! - Ryan

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AK
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

fun exterior atmosphere, interior could use some updates but the food is great!

Morgan Creek Grill
Responded on August 28, 2019

Thanks for the review, Aly! I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit and that the food and service were a hit. We hope to see you again in the future! - Ryan

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