Tag Archives: Steak

Reviews From the Redneck Riviera: Black River Grill

Ashley says…

Dear Black River Grill:

My darling, where have you been all my life?  Ever since the day we first met last spring, you have been on my mind.  You are a rose among thorns, a diamond in the rough and well, just perfect.  I can’t imagine life without you.  Our love affair has been short, but so deep.   I hope to see you many, many times in the future so that we may continue this amazing journey. ..

Oh, excuse me.  I was daydreaming.  What the heck was that, you’re wondering?  Well, it’s just me expressing my love of a recent discovery in Myrtle Beach, Black River Grill.  After I prematurely quit a golf game at Wicked Stick Golf Course (don’t ask!) and was waiting on my husband to finish the last two holes on a balmy spring evening, I was strolling around the clubhouse when I picked up a Xerox copy of a menu for Black River Grill. The pro shop employee casually told me the place was pretty good and that his friend worked there.  It was just across the road, there was a coupon for a free appetizer and I was starving.   So why not?  We love to try new places. 

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Beautiful Atmosphere but Disappointing Entrees – Aubrey’s Yorkshire Pub and Eatery

Aubrey's table setting - nice napkin folding!

Tracey says…

This was my first trip to Aubrey’s.  My first impression, as we circled the block for the 4th time all the while hearing “DESTINATION” from the GPS voice, was that it is difficult to find.  It really is tucked away in a little corner.  When we (finally) arrived and went in, I was impressed with the interior.  It is so cozy.  And I mean cozy.  It’s a tiny little place.  The dining room was very pretty, with upholstered blue 1940’s-ish booths all along the walls and a large S-shaped booth configuration in the middle with round tables.  I don’t know if it was decorated for the holidays or if it is their normal decor, but there were pretty white lighted tree branches everywhere too.  The atmosphere was, as I may have mentioned, very cozy.

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Now THAT’s a Piece of Meat – Halls Chophouse

hall's exterior

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Susan says…

Believe it or not, I have a tendency to railroad my family into eating at the restaurants I choose.  I do try to be a little more thoughtful on vacation, though, and let Ron pick one place.  Sort of.  I pick one place that I think Ron will really enjoy.  This year, on this trip, that one restaurant is Halls Chophouse.

You see, Ron is a meat and potatoes kind of guy.  He loves a good steak and mashed potatoes can be a religious experience for him.  Hall’s is a quintessential steak house.  They offer dry-aged beef, iceberg wedge salad, creamed spinach, onion rings…all the dishes you’d expect at a steakhouse.  After forcing him to endure J Paul’z, the gelato place, and a double helping of Taco Boy, I felt I owed it to him to take him out for a man’s man sort of meal.

Located in the prime shopping area of the peninsula, Halls sits proudly on King Street.  It was an easy walk from nearby parking at the Visitor’s Center. 

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The Dinner That Almost Sunk Our New Year’s Eve – The Barge

Susan says…

The Barge Bar exterior

I can summarize this meal in one word: bland.

I guess I am kinda spoiling the ending, huh? That is if the title didn’t give it away frst. 

Ron & I have been at bowl games for most of our New Year’s Eves together so we didn’t quite know what to do with ourselves in Charleston on such an occasion. None of our friends were having parties. Or, if they were, we were not invited. Some friends they are. We didn’t make a reservation at Embassy Suites. We didn’t invite anyone over to watch the ball drop with us. We were discussing our means of celebration as late as 2:00 that afternoon.  I tried to make a reservation at Aubrey’s and of course they were booked. I knew South Hills Market & Cafe would be full, too. So I looked to the list of restaurants we want to review and chose The Barge.

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“We’re Goin’ to the Roadhouse, We’re goin’ to have a real good time” – Logan’s Roadhouse, Barboursville

Logan’s Roadhouse – Huntington Mall – Cinco De Mayo…

Ron says:

Woke up this morning and I got myself a beer”…. Isn’t that how The Doors song goes?? I think that lyric’s from the song Roadhouse Blues. If not, well I have an ID-10-T problem.

Ok, well Logan’s Roadhouse…. I’ll give it 3 forks on the “Special” night. Monday’s and Tuesday’s I think it is… two dinners for $13.99. Basically you get to choose from about eight different items ranging from chicken, steak, salad, etc as an entree then two sides… fries, side salad, baked potato etc…

Typically this Logan’s meal is no feast , but it is close and it isn’t too bad, so let’s “let it rolllll,….. baby rolllll”.. unfortunately it did use to only be $11.99 but well times are tough on the restaurant millionairs and they had to raise that to $13.99 after they got me hooked. However it’s still a bargain at that all things considered…. Continue reading