Tuesday, April 13, 2010

3 for 1

3 posts in one day, that's a record for me :)

While in Charleston, J asked the lady in the Visitor's Center where we should get some seafood for dinner. One of her choices was "Hyman's Seafood". What he should have asked her was where does she go when she wants seafood. Hyman's was definitely a tourist trap place. At first, we thought it was going to be a good place. The owner came out and greeted each table (he was the guy in the right on the menu) and our waitress seemed very good. We were at a table sitting next to some elderly people and one of the men asked the owner to call their party a cab. He whipped out his cell phone and took care of that right then. So we were really impressed with that.

However, while that aspect of customer service impressed us, once the owner left, our waitress seemed to have checked out then as well.



The first thing they bring you is a bowl of boiled peanuts. Being that we are "Northerners", this isn't really our thing, but we liked the novelty.
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We also had a coupon for a free crab dip (we got it from the visitors center). I'm not sure what was in this, but it wasn't something I would ever order and pay money for.
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J ordered an appetizer of 6 steamed oysters. He really liked these and made the comment that he should have ordered a dozen.



This was my plate. I ordered the combo meal, and chose BBQ shrimp, Cajun, shrimp and old bay boiled shrimp. The shrimp was cooked perfectly, however, the BBQ shrimp tasted only of BBQ sauce, I felt like I should have just drunk a bottle of the sauce; the Cajun shrimp was nothing but fried shrimp doused with whatever hot sauce they use, and the boiled shrimp could have benefited from some cocktail sauce, but our waitress was pretty much nonexistent by this time, so I was out of luck.
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This was J's plate. He got fried flounder, Cajun fried oysters and a crab cake. He said the flounder was okay, the oysters were again drenched with whatever their house hot sauce (meaning, not very good) is and the crab cake was something he did enjoy.



Needless, to say, we weren't impressed. You were supposed to receive hush puppies, but they never showed up. We had to ask for silver ware, and the food definitely didn't live up to the hype (I have since looked for reviews on line to see if we were the only ones who had this opinion). All in all a disappointment.

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