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Rb's Seafood Restaurant

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(10 Reviews)

97 Church St, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

(843) 881-0466

Today: Closed
Tomorrow: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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R.B.'S Seafood Restaurant was founded more than 40 years ago by Ronnie Boals. R.B.'S Seafood Restaurant has the right mix of great seafood and steaks, fresh quality ingredients and warm hospitality presented in a comfortable atmosphere. In 197 7 Ronnie opened R.B.'S Seafood Restaurant on Shem Creek. It is known for fresh seafood, friendly service, and fair prices.

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RB's Seafood Restaurant, Inc.

R B's Seafood Restaurant & Bar

Seafood Restaurants, American Restaurants, Bars, Family Style Restaurants, Fish & Seafood Markets, Night Clubs, Restaurants, Taverns
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Parking: Free

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Family Style, American, Seafood

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average


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Sam O.



My husband and I highly recommend this restaurant! The food was amazing!! My husband is a steak man, so he ordered a filet mignon (butterflied) with a side of lobster tails! WOW! The steak was cooked perfectly and the lobster tails (3) were delicious. I ordered salmon and it was wonderful! The atmosphere was inviting; low lighting and water side. We will definitely be back!

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Sharyn C.



I have been to this restaurant many times over the last 5 years and have seen the quality of food and service go steadily down hill while prices stayed high. It used to be my favorite place to take out of time guests, not anymore!



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My husband comes to charleston several times a year and RB' s is a favorite. I came with him this time so we visited RB's for dinner. The place was very cozy and well decorated. Loved to be able to go out on dock and watch the creek. After about a 20 minute wait for a table next to the creek, we were seated. We had ordered drinks from the bar. My husband ordered a piña colada and did not like his. My drink was fine. Our waiter was very attentive after seated. The calamari was very good. Not the best we ve had but not bad. My husband ordered the crab cakes and a salad. They were excellent! I ordered broiled shrimp and scallops with red rice and baked potatoe. The shrimp were a little dry......again not bad but not the best I've had either. The scallops were very good! I had never tried the red rice before and both myself and my husband loved it. Don't think I have ever been to a restaurant where I didn't have to ask for extra sour cream and butter for the baked potatoe but I didn't this time. It was excellent as well. Service was great and since it was around 9 pm and on labor day monday was not very crowded. Cozy enough that we talked with some of the other diners........had our own special light show. There was a severe thunder storm while we were there and it was great watching the lightening over the water! I'm sure that was ordered just for us. : )

We will be back, not just for the light show but the atmosphere and food as well. Thanks RB's!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best food and ambiance ever!

I recently was in Mt Pleasant on business with my wife. We dined at RB's on Friday, June 10, 2011. We were seated on the lower level next to the window of the harbor. Just after we ordered and appetizer and drinks, my wife's face lit up, there were three dolphins playing in the harbor and stayed most of the time we were there. Sharing a crab meat stuffed mushroom appetizer, which was quite delicious, our entree's arrived. Mine, seared sesame Tuna with sesame sauce and wasabe drizzle. Hers, fried shrimp and sea scallop combo. My tuna, perfectly cooked medium rare and the flavor of the sauces was wonderful. My wife's, not frozen shrimp or scallops lightly battered and fried to perfection. I can agree, service was lax and for the prices should have been stellar. I write professionally for two dot com's, one of which is for seafood reviews in the Atlanta area. Having sampled and reviewed many seafood meals, I would give RB's five stars just for the meal and the show.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Bad food. Great view.

The only reason this place subsists is because of its great location. The food is uninspired at best and the service is sub-par. It's truly unfortunate that even though RB's is just a stones throw from the shrimp docks they choose to serve up little frozen imported shrimp year-round. We are hoping the management will wise up and get some good cooks and additional servers so there won't be a long wait for over-priced bad food. We'd love to enjoy the Shem Creek view over a great meal!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Simply AWFUL

We were seated outside which was fine. I ordered broiled shrimp and the vegetable fo the day, green beans with carrots. I recieved 6 very small, overcooked, rubber-like shrimp and the vegetables were like rubber as well. The waitress was carrying trash and later carried a full ashtray which she cleaned out with her hands then brought us our food without washing her hands. I have never complained about a restaurant before but this was horrible. My wife's food was equally bad and after leaving we went to McDonald's to get something to get the horrible taste out of our mouths. Anyone that likes this awful food simply either has no taste or has never eaten good food anywhere.




What was terrible??? The obnoxious parking Nazi in a lifeguard chair. The food. The owner. The tourist trap prices. The food.

What was good??? The location. The fact they provide employment.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Tried it Twice

After hearing the raves about RB's from many, I went and took out of town guests. The service was excellent but the food was less than marginal. Thinking that maybe I chose the wrong time I took other out of town guests to the restaurant. This time the service was as bad as the food. I will not return nor will I recommend this restaurant. Waters' Edge was much superior.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best seafood restaurant in Charleston!

My husband and I recently came to charleston on vacation. It was our first time there in a while and our official first time dining at RB's. From the moment we walked in we felt welcome! The hostess was such a nice young lady and she explained to us about the different dining areas and was very helpul. We decided to eat on the deck, which had an awesome view. Really anywhere you sit in RB's you have a great view! Our server was very nice and answered all of our questions. We had fried calamari for an appetizer and then a side ceaser which was huge! And for our entrees, I had the grilled salmon oscar and my husband had the whole fried flounder. It was delicious! And as if we had any room left for desert..we tried to manage to squeeze in a giant piece of the chocolate cake! Everything from the service to the food was awesome. We are looking forward to our next visit to charleston and RB's!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Simply good food, whether ""Lowcountry"" seafood or the more creative dishes

RB's is the oldest restaurant on the creek, though due to a fire a few years back, the building is new. You can arrive by car or boat. Still a favorite with local folks. Can't remember ever having a bad meal there. Fried seafood and ONION RINGS are GREAT! Corona's always ice cold. Just wish they still had the cheddar cheese cornbread.