When you're finished lounging on the beach, or just ready for a dinner after a long, hard day at work, THIS is the place to go. We usually sit outside or in the open cafe area, and once inside--the service is always good, friendly and attentive. For newbies, I recommend the grouper, which has got to be the tastiest, crispy, flaky, golden fish I've ever eaten--and being from the Low Country, I've eaten a lot of fish! Every single time I go, without fail, the grouper is excellent, hot, and incredible! I love their take on cole slaw, to which they add little pineapple tidbits. The Low-Country boil is quite good, and my daughter swears by their shrimp. The crab stew is full of tasty bits of crab, creamy and wonderful on a cold day. This is a wonderful place any time of year, but in the spring and summer, it's just unbeatable!
Been there three times, since it's near my house, and each time the BBQ was soft and mushy--never seen anything like it! One time I ordered the BBQ chicken, but had to take it back because it was undercooked and bloody--this also happened to a friend of mine, so watch out! The ribs are not bad, but you could do a LOT better at Sticky Fingers or the Rib Hut, without all the greasiness. Honestly the best thing they offer is the excellent, crispy, tender chicken fingers--get the delicious sweet potato or corn nuggets with it--and you'll be sure to have a great meal.
Bad News first--Avoid the BBQ at all costs! I have been going to CH for over 20 years, and at best their BBQ is average, nothing to brag about--in the last several years, at all the locations, I have found the BBQ to be stringy, tough, tasteless, pale and unappetizing. If it's included on club sandwich, it's bearable, but that's about it. Be careful with their shrimp, which often taste as if they've been swimming in a chlorine pool before cooking. Also, take a small first taste of their coleslaw because it has too often "gone around the bend", and I, as well as many others I know, have gotten sick from it. They also have a problem with overcooking their oysters. The flounder is OK, nice and crispy, but not much taste. The grouper fingers are thin, tasteless and not worth the trouble. The salad is ho-hum, unless you add the chicken fingers. Watch both their hotwings and fried chicken too, as they both have a tendency to be bloody and undercooked, especially the thighs--sorry to be gross, but the fact is, this has happened a lot.
GOOD NEWS--Their Brunswick stew over the years has remained tasty, thick and satisfying--forget the BBQ and just get a big bowl, along with their excellent, crispy, divine onion rings, which are freshly battered for each order and a real treat. Their chicken fingers are also golden, crispy and a delight for dinner or for kids, and their burger, though pretty simple, is good. My son enjoys their hamburger steak with onions, which is a filling and tasty dinner, and my husband says the turkey club is excellent, as well as the BBQ club. For the price, the steak is also a good deal, with onion rings or a bowl of the crab stew. For the most part, the hushpuppies are also good--sometimes we substitute them for fries or potato--crispy on the outside, tender on the inside.
A word on their tea--if you like supersweet tea, then you'll be happy here, otherwise, ask for half-sweet, half-unsweet.
The service is, in general, quite good, and I've found the wait staff usually attentive to your needs.