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“Good food”

Johnson Creek Tavern
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Hushpuppies were on point. I had fried shrimp and it was good. Overall, a decent seafood place close to Fripp Island. A little more $ than I would like to have paid for dinner though.

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Thank Michelle H
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We have been eating at JCTs for years, since probably late 90s. They have wonderful, consistent seafood. We especially love the fried shrimp dinner, crab cake dinner, and hush puppies. It is a staple on every visit to Fripp Island. We love that the atmosphere is beachy, laid back and that we don’t have to dress up. There’s almost always a wait but we have come to expect it, because the food is so good. Definitely check it out!

Thank littletay19
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Our visit started by being told our table would be ready in 25 minutes and the owner suggested we go to the bar ("just get out of the way"). Mind you, there were empty tables, reservations are not accepted, and there wasn't a wait in front of us. Waited over an hour and a half for our food to come out. Tables came and left before we were served. When the food finally arrived, it was cold. We felt sorry for the waiter, especially when the owner could care less about our concerns. We will never go back. Don't waste your money or time. Go to Dockside!

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Thank Marcia O
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captnorm, Manager at Johnson Creek Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

The owner nicely told you where the waiting area for Patrons on the wait list were located and jokingly said “if you stand there in the doorway you will get hit by the door “ another words get out of the way”
There were a few empty tables for parties of 8 and 10 but no empty tables for your party of 4 at 7:12pm
The wait for your party was 20 minutes (more than reasonable ) you decorated a dollar bill which I hung for you where you requested.... “so everyone could know you were from Long Island New York “
Your party was sat at 7:34 your orders when to the kitchen at 7:49 and your food was at the table at 8:33 I know that because you asked me to check on why your food was taking so long at (8:12 ) and why “other” people got their food before you ??

I am sorry you thought this was a bad experience and we weren’t able to get you your food quicker and that you had to wait over 20 minutes for a table

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Johnson creek was the only place to eat in late afternoon anywhere near us. We should have gone hungry.
Some "beach" type places try to look like a dump but redeem themselves with good food and quaint atmosphere.
This place looked like a shack with dollar bills tacked to the walls and ceilings to give the impression that it was this type. It failed.

Thank Jakescase
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Been many times but after being charged gratuity for our take out order for 3 of us don't think I'll go back Plus we were given no hushpuppies and not enough butter for one potato

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