Overpriced and bad food.
We went here the other night with a large group. The service was good, but the food had few highlights and you could tell it wasn't fresh. Our group tried most of the items on the menu. My husband and I tried the fried oysters, portabella mushroom, and bruschetta appetizers. The oysters were very good, and the bruschetta was so so. The mushroom was just gross and we sent it back and she would get us a plain one. When it came out it still tasted flavored, almost like they were purchasing premade food. For my entree I had the mahi mahi special. My fish was charred in spots and was not fresh caught, but kinda chewy. The orzo that came with it was was just gross. My brother in law had the crab cakes and they came out literally black on the bottom. My niece had crab legs and they came out still partially frozen. I had bread pudding for dessert and it was a very dry hard brick. So hard in fact that it wouldn't even absorb the sauce that was around it. My mother in law had the banana's foster crepe and said it tasted nothing like bananas foster and was more like a banana simply wrapped in a tasteless crepe. My nephew had the vanilla bean creme brulee and he wouldn't eat it. Thats saying alot since he usually loves it and he is 10. The location was really really lovely and they seemed to be busy, but I am not sure why. Overall, I would not recommend anyone wasting their money here. Go somewhere else where the seafood is actually fresh.
MAKES A NICE EVENING.
RONNIE'S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT IS A NICE PLACE ON THE WATER TO EAT IN THE EVENINGS...THE FOOD WAS GOOD....DID HAVE TO WAIT A SHORT SPELL TO BE SEATED BUT IT WAS WORTH IT. THE STAFF FRIENDLY AND LOCATION IDEAL. NICE AND RELAXING. NOT IN THE MIDDLE OF DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON ALLOWS GOOD PARKING AND ALLOWS YOU TO VIEW OTHER PROSPECTIVE RESTAURANTS YOU MAY WANT TO TRY, SINCE THERE ARE MORE LOCATED ON THE WATER NEARBY.....YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY YOU TRIED RONNIE'S.....