Sunday, May 10, 2009

Restaurant Review: Morgan Creek Grill, Upper Deck, Isle of Palms, SC

Hope everyone is having a great Mother's Day! My day has gone a little something like this: went for a run, did some house cleaning, did a little baking, drove to meet my Mom, Dad, and Aunt for lunch with Josh, came home and cut Josh's hair/relaxed! I will post my Mother's Day/baking pics probably tomorrow, for now...a restaurant review!



Last night, Josh and I met our friends Jill and Chip out for some dinner at Morgan Creek Grill. We choose to eat in the less formal/bar setting upstairs. The restaurant has a BEAUTIFUL view of the water:





We ordered chips and salsa to share:


Josh got pulled pork:



And I got the Morgan Creek salad (my tummy was a little rocky and I wasn't super hungry):




My Review:

Mehhhhhhhhhh. While the view was gorgeous, the service was slow, and the food itself was just OK. The live music was wayyyyy too loud (even for a bar). I was a little disappointed by this trip and don't think we'll be returning to Morgan Creek.


Josh's Review:

View was solid, beers were cold and fresh, and the weather couldn't have been better. Unfortunately, their pulled pork was sub-par. I'm sure it wasn't there specialty, but I'd expect more out of a restaurant in South Carolina. I'd also like to note that the guy playing live music (keyboard) had a ridiculous hair cut.... if I can even call it a hair cut. He had the "I'm going bald but I have a ponytail so screw you" look. To his credit, at some point he must have had to go through a sweet mullet phase, so kudos Mr. "I play music no one has ever heard of on the keyboard" man.





Morgan Creek Grill on Urbanspoon

12 comments:

lesley said...

Haha, at least you left with something to laugh about, aka Mr. "I play music no one has ever heard on the keyboard" man ; )

Pearl said...

hahaha i like how Josh noticed the ponytail man.

Sometimes I think that restaurants blessed with gorgeous views tend to get away with sub-par food. :/

Kelly said...

Just found your blog- too bad about the restaurant- the view does look gorgeous but if it's not good food, you might as well just bring a picnic to the area! The chips and salsa look good though!

greendogwine said...

Sorry it was loud, I hate when that happens! The view looks beautiful and that salsa looks heavenly! But hey - its all about the company you're with, right? :D

Peggy said...

Hi! I love your blog! I've been reading it for a while but don't think I've ever commented. I live in NC and will be in Charleston for a girl's weekend at the end of the month. We're staying near the Market. I was reading through your restaurant reviews for tips! I was curious if there were any restaurants, bars, or things to do that you would especially recommend in the area? My birthday will be while we're there and I'd love to go to a sushi restaurant too.
Thanks!! :)

K from ksgoodeats said...

The setting looks gorgeous but sorry to hear the restaurant wasn't that great! Hahah Josh's review is excellent!

Can't wait to see what you baked!

eatingbender said...

I love when you and Josh do restaurant reviews! It's too bad that the music was so loud, though. That is definitely not a plus when you're trying to have a conversation and enjoy a meal!

Love Josh's commentary on the ponytail man ;o) Haha, have a great week, Erica!

Sharon said...

I hate when places are sooo loud. Then again, I think I'm just bitter about where loud music is appropriate.

Miz said...

love josh :)
and, given the lack of excitement up in herre yesterday, the fact the beers were cold and fresh would TOTALLY have been enough :)

Diana said...

Hahah thanks for the Josh review -- hilarious! :)

kristisummer said...

These cookies sound great! Thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Ever since leaving Del Ray Beach Florida, I've been looking for a place like the Upper deck.

Although MCG Upper Deck does not come with a nice view of the beach, the intercoastal view will have to suffice. We will have to check it out and comment later...