Manhattan's Bar & Lounge pairs savory personal pizzas with cold pours in a lively sports-bar atmosphere. Dining duos square off with a house salad, testing plate-to-mouth speed with crisp bites of romaine adorned by shredded cheese and bacon, then dappled with crunchy sunflower seeds. Chefs induce jealousy in stick figures with a pair of 9-inch classic-crusted pies or ultra-thin-crust pizzas gussied up with two meats or veggies such as italian sausage and artichokes. Meals are escorted to gastrointestinal glory with two draft beers or sodas before patrons saunter over to a pool table or the Wii for friendly competition. Diners can also sharpen their vocal skills at the karaoke mike. The bar's assortment of TVs regularly shows football games, whose scores multiply into the millions after being reflected through the tiny mirrors on the centrally located disco ball.
The menu at Buddy Roe’s Shrimp Shack serves up locally caught shrimp, purchased at the dock at Shem Creek, alongside a slate of burgers, tacos, and beers. Let shrimp go skinny-dipping in sauce with the New York Post acclaimed flavored shrimp basket, which tosses the seafood bites in your choice of sauce, including buffalo, hot bacon, or internationally savvy Thai ($13.99). Buddy Roe's offers plenty of landfood as well with a muscular burger list including the heavyweight Bodacious Burger, comprised of three half-pound patties ($19.99), and the Country ‘N Western, a haunting duet between a jealous applewood bacon and a flirtatious sharp cheddar ($9.99).
The English-style eatery boasts an attentive staff feting familial units and fans of comfort cuisine with a menu full of delectable sandwiches, burgers, salads, and more at three distinct and lively establishments. Devour a quintessential across-the-pond dish in portable form with the fish 'n' chips sandwich ($10.95) or shake hands with The Stranger ($6.99), which is actually just a Reuben you haven't met yet, packed with oven-roasted turkey breast, sauerkraut, melted swiss, and thousand-island dressing. The Sir Loin VIII ($9.49) dons a regal coat of sautéed onions across his 8-ounce center-cut meaty torso as he arrives on an open-faced chariot of texas toast. Herbivores hankering for historically delicious grub will delight in the Trojan Horse ($6.99)—a wrap designed to conceal an army of grilled seasonal vegetables and cheeses in a honey-garlic sauce—and adults in need of belly baby-sitting can dig into the D&D Daycare ($13.95), a medley of savory samples including boneless chicken bites, mini corn dogs, and mini cheeseburgers designed to elicit oversized grins of appreciation.
Renovated and under new ownership, The Village Tavern serves up a menu of gourmet pub fare until 2 a.m. in one of Charleston’s premiere music venues. Falafel perches atop tahini and shrouds itself in chopped israeli salad to hide from hungry birds of prey ($4.95), and select imported cheese and marinated calamata olives from Crete mingle on the olive-and-cheese plate ($10.95). The Buttercup Blue salad combines Rex bib lettuce topped with homemade Bleu cheese dressing, warm bacon, avocado, garlic, and herb croutons with grape tomato halves and a medium boiled egg finished with chives ($9.95). House chips are fried on-site, dressed with saba and sea salt, and served with house blue cheese ($5.95). Both the house burger and the 8-ounce tavern dog come topped with a merlot onion jam, pepper mayo, and five-year-aged gouda ($10.95 each), and pair well with a glass of Fat Tire, available on draft from The Tavern's full bar.
With its open windows, nearby beach breezes, and airy wooden interior, Acme Cantina sets a laid-back atmosphere and island feel to reel in fresh surf-and-turf cuisine. Silently object to a shipmate's politically correct sea shanties by scoping out the varied menu, which includes savory dishes such as the shrimp n' grits ($12.99) and the mahi-mahi burrito ($8.25). Feel free to harvest the greens of the spiced-up cantina salad ($7.75 with chicken) or treat hitchhiking water-polo teams to a 30-piece wing order ($16.99) in a variety of flavors like buffalo, honey mustard, island jerk. Burgers, wraps, desserts, and breakfasts abound, as do a variety of tasty cocktails to sip as you take in televised athletic combat.
Show the ocean who’s boss by gulping down large quantities of its delicious denizens. With today’s Groupon, $10 gets you $25 worth of seafood and spirits at Steamhouse Lounge, the popular Midtown seafood restaurant owned by Nightcap Food & Spirits, the group that brought you Vickery’s, Fontaine’s, Gene's Haufbrau, and Highland Tap.