Eating while riding horseback was pioneered by the efficient Mongols, who also adjusted to reading, receiving haircuts, and filling out their taxes atop their four-legged mobiles. Enjoy the convenience of chairs and tables with today’s Groupon to Eileen's, a family-owned-and-operated eatery on the south side of Summerville. The epicurean experts at Eileen's draw inspiration from the culinary artistry of Italy and France to create an enticing menu of scrumptious pastas, seafoods, steaks, and more. Relax in Eileen's warm, unpretentious interior as you launch your fine-dining feast with a jumbo lump crab cake ($12) or a plate of pan-seared scallops ($11), eventually migrating your mouth to a succulent entrée such as the rack of lamb, served with a dreamy side of whipped potatoes and rosemary jus ($28). A full wine list offers customers sundry ways to wash down their meals more gracefully than with a miniature tableside mop.
The Charleston City Paper included Eileen's in their Summer 2010 "Dish" guide. Eighty-seven percent of Urbanspooners recommend the restaurant, and six TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes:
- This little neighborhood bar and grill on the west side of Summerville has a loyal, local following, hosting regular wine dinners and serving pretty creative fare for the area. It's a long hike up Dorchester Road, if you don't live in the area, but a fine place for an afternoon beer or cocktail after work and a cozy little spot for dinner. They tout the crab cake, but they also serve a pretty good butcher steak and plenty of fresh local vegetables. – Jeff Allen, Charleston City Paper
- This is a great place to have a date, take friends out, or just go to if you don't want to have to cook that night. Good food, drinks, atmosphere, and the price is right on! We visit here regularly and will continue. You must experience Eileen's for some of the best food in Summerville. – Happily Married, Urbanspoon