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The Wreck

The wreck is a good spot for fresh fried seafood and a great place to take out of town friends to show off old village charm. The oysters and shrimp are incredibly fresh and local and so is the fish (grouper, wahoo, flounder…) The fact that the location is basically impossible to find gives it some added local charm. However, the outdoor, no AC dining area can be quite unpleasant in the summer. Eating in a hot outdoor room and being served on paper plates is fine with me, just not at the Wreck’s prices. This place is expensive for what it is. Whoever is paying should expect to feel fully taken advantage of.

Visits: 2

Prices: entrees around $17

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7671 Northwoods Blvd., N. Charleston.
863-8552

Great Pho. Cheap. Never more than 2 tables dining in this huge restaurant at one time. To me vietnamese is the only Asian food that is light and fresh and doesnt leave you feeling stuffed. The soups are filling and light. The avocado shakes and other fruit shakes are interesting and good. I do wish however that they would step up the quality of the meat a bit. Also check out the new Mt P location, Pho Bac on 17 N. The food is just as good and the atmosphere is a little less weird.

As good as these 2 spots are, we wish that the owner could team up with someone to help him run the place and perhaps make it more american friendly/efficient. First off, the service, though pleasant, is terrible and incompetent. It takes 45 minutes to get a bowl of pho, the server has no idea about wine/beer, and so on. Pho Bac and Kim long could be goldmines if they were run correctly. A noodle place downtown with a clean hip atmosphere would kill among the cofc crowd. Unfortunately, delicious, interesting, inexpensive food does not always translate into a successful restaurant. Someone help these people please.

visits: +10
price: around $7 for pho or entree, $2-$3 for a shake.

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