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“Complete disorganization.”
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The Crown and Anchor
Cuisines: British
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2 reviews
“Complete disorganization.”
Reviewed 26 October 2012

Nothing redeeming here. Tried to give them a second chance visit. Zero organization from the moment we walked in. No one greeted us, finally yelled to by sloppy looking bartender to just sit anywhere. Server didn't know menu, seems they keep changing it on the staff. Prawns are from frozen mush, in fact everything seemed to come from either frozen or pre packaging from sysco type company. With all the other choices downtown, there's no reason to venture all the way down to the dock for this.
Don't see this place lasting til the holidays

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  • English first
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English first
South Carolina
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Promising...”
Reviewed 3 October 2012

Keep in mind that as of tonight The Crown and Anchor has only been open about a week and a half. We sat outside as they were setting up for the US Sailboat Show, which I highly recommend attending. The A/C inside was not working but I am sure they will get that fixed. Not an issue. We ordered raw oysters which were really good, boiled shrimp which were obviously from frozen shrimp (I know fresh seafood), and Chesapeake style chicken wings which I really liked. So the food was good except the shrimp. The Layer Cake Malbec was fresh as if they had just opened the bottle. Much better than days old wine. The service was just ok. The waiter had not been properly trained but was certainly pleasant. Overall I would say check it out but perhaps for lunch first and probably better to let a season go by so they can work out some kinks.

  • Visited October 2012
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 27 September 2012

When I visited last week, the pub had just opened and was undergoing a soft opening (sea trials they called it which kind of suits the location) and if they carry on in this veign its sure to be a success.
The food and service were great. The menu is a mixture of American (with a chesapeake bias) and British dishes, and everything was excellent.
I was feeling a bit homesick for some real beer, so to see the extensive list was great.Only the downstairs was open on our visit. It has more of a pub feel, with sports on the tv, and lots of pictures, and an area that showed all the Family that own it, which gave it a really friendly feel. The owners were there on our visit and had time for a chat. Apparently the upstairs will be more of a Restaurant so something for everyone.
Well worth a visit for locals or visitors

  • Visited September 2012
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