Tar Baby's - Cherry Grove Restaurants & Breakfast Restaurant Reviews

Tar Baby's

Breakfast Restaurant in Cherry Grove

Tar Baby's

Tar Baby's
1048 Sea Mountain Hwy
Cherry Grove
843-249-7173
Rated 3 out of 5
There are currently 151 user submited reviews for this restaurant.


Reviews of Tar Baby's

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Noise:Top Rated
Posted:11-08-2013
Lenoir, North Carolina

A terrific southern restaurant. Eat there ever time we come to Myrtle Beach. Northern racist have to try and shut down everything that does not agree with their slanted very of real life. And now, with our fearless leader, they feel more bolder. Just stay out of the south.
ref: 27127

Food:Top Rated
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Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-02-2013
Blenheim, South Carolina

We eat there everytime we are near Cherry Grove and usually we will have kids with us and they enjoy there food although most of them are funny about what they eat.The people at Tar Baby are friendly and fast with the food.
ref: 27013

Food:Top Rated
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Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-11-2013
Little River, South Carolina

It is a nice clean place to eat and get your breakfast on. Pretty sure it's the only buffet for miles, especially all week during the summer. Delicious and Hot food and friendly friendly FRIENDLY!!
ref: 26831

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:09-24-2012
Richmond, Virginia

My husband and I vacation in MB several times a year. We would not feel like our trip was complete, without having breakfast at Tar Baby's! The staff is very friendly and accomadating. The buffet is always fresh and hot, with many delicious options to choose from. And the atmosphere is casual, laid back, warm, and friendly. Our waitress/hostess made us feel like part of their family. "Ya'll come back and see us, sweetie!" Don't get hung up on the reviews that try to make a big political thing over the name! Lighten up a bit! You won't regret a trip to Tar Baby's!
ref: 26010

Food:Top Rated
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Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-23-2012
Winston Salem, North Carolina

Great Southern-Soul cooking. Love the Uncle Remus tie in, the old original African-American classic folk stories are really done justice both in the establishment and food. Perhaps if other's were not so quick to judge what they see on the surface, then the culture that is deeper still could be shared in such a fine establishment. In any case, best breakfast in NMB!
ref: 25852

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-29-2012
Swansea, South Carolina

I think that Tar baby's is the best place to go in North Myrtle Beach for Breakfast. If your in town you have to come on down!
ref: 25418

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:06-22-2012
Winston Salem, North Carolina

Going to Tar Baby's is a family tradition for us. We usually go the first morning and the last morning. It wouldn't be a trip to the beach without going to Tar Baby's!
ref: 25379

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:02-03-2012
Emerald, Wisconsin

Everything was good except the name. It is all that I thought about while eating there and every time I think of S.C., I dread the name and sign above that place. I wish that it didn't exist. I played golf with racists. I went to bars with racists. I ate with racists. They saw nothing wrong with the name either. I was there in 1993 - Amazing to me that the place still exists but then, S.C. is an "amazing" place.
ref: 24585

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-09-2011
Sharon, Pennsylvania

I have been going to North Myrtle beach since 1983 with my family. I loved this place as a kid and now my kids love going to! It's a tradition for my family to have breakfast at Tar Baby's every time we come to NMB!
ref: 23227

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-04-2011
Columbia, South Carolina

This was a two in one trip you know first and last. Nice place, but food on buffet left a lot to be desired as for quality- now food may have been out you awhile but.......
ref: 23160

Food:Top Rated
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Posted:06-29-2011
Marion, Virginia

I was last there in '08, and have resvervations at North Myrtle for the 9 of July. Of coarse I will be eating breakfast at Tar Baby's yet again...simply the best of the best breakfast buffets,bar none.
ref: 23105

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-22-2011
Mooresville, North Carolina

My daughter's family and I ate breakfast at Tar Baby's just last week. I always like to try out local restaurants when we are on vacation. The buffet was scrumptious, one containing hot foods, the other contained fresh fruits. It was all you can eat, the price was very reasonable. Everyone there was very friendly and service was prompt. We are looking forward to eating there again the next time we are in Cherry Grove.
ref: 23023

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:04-16-2011
N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

After reading the reviews of this breakfast buffet restaurant I was a little leery to go......but I am SO GLAD I DID! Not sure if the staff or mgmt. was different in the past, but we we're greeted by a sweet lady named Debbie and seated right away! The atmosphere is genuienly friendly!!! Going at 11 a.m. the items on the buffet were still being served hot & fresh. 2 people in our party got the buffet and went back as many times as they could! The biscuits & gravy are some of the best we've had! We will def be going back! WE LOVE TARBABY'S!!!
ref: 22371

Food:Top Rated
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Posted:04-02-2011
Ocean Isle Beach, N.

Has nobody ever read the story of Tar Baby and Uncle Remus? I worked there also and the last thing that place is is racist!!!!!!!! You people don't know what your talking about.......Has nobody ever heard the saying that "It is better to let someone think you're stupid than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"?
ref: 22236

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-31-2011
Dillon, South Carolina

Lord have mercey.. Might as well as to called the place the N word because of the responses to the name.. It's just a name people get over it.. I swear.. To the people that have a problem with the name of the place you must be the one's who are racist for even making it an issue.. Like I said, Build a bridge and get the freak over yourselfs, or stay up north if you don't like our way of life.. Thank you and have a nice day..
ref: 22224

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-27-2011
Hickory, North Carolina

Been there several times. Enjoyed it each time.
ref: 22194

Food:Top Rated
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Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:02-20-2011
Crisfield, Maryland

LOVE IT!!!! Every year i visit South Carolina causeim from their and everytime i visit i must go here. i recommend comming here. Best food iv ever ate. I think people writtin bad reviews just had a bad day because i absolutly love it!!!
ref: 21900

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-27-2010
Raleigh, North Carolina

The food here is absolutely terrible! It is hard to screw up breakfast yet they did. I had the buffet and it was so bad. Dried burnt waffles, pancakes and french toast. Watery eggs and tasteless drippy bacon. The milk for cereal was on ice in the buffet but didn't have the top on so it smelled rotten. I didn't find much that was edible. We thought maybe it was just a buffet problem but my husband ordered off the menu and his was just as bad. My 3 year old would not even eat his pancakes (which are usually his favorite).

The service was good and the people were friendly. I felt bad for them because I'd bet they'd make a whole lot more money if the food was decent. The only people who would eat here are people like us who were there on vacation and didn't read reviews first!
ref: 21150

Food:One Star
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:10-07-2010
Hendersonville, North Carolina

NOT impressed. Waitress was friendly and fast, but the guy who seated us seemd to not own a smile. If you go, which I do NOT recommend, avoid the pancakes. The worst I have had-- EVER! Even worse were the petrified sausage links. Even my kids said so. Way too expensive for the quality and atmosphere. Do not make this part of your beach experience. (Note: I am usually one to make positive remarks, but NOT in this case.)
ref: 20983

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Two Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:09-16-2010
Greenwich, Connecticut

I am sorry to say that I went to "Tar Baby's" once out of total curiousity because I really couldn't believe the name. I don't care about any story about the tar doll, blah, blah, or the dopes saying NC is the Tar Heel State. The restaurant is in SOUTH Carolina! Anyway, the food was as terrible as the name. The name is insulting. You can say - eat somewhere else, and I do but I have to drive by the offensive sign whenever I am in Cherry Grove. I am amazed that the people of North Myrtle Beach allow this sign to be up. It is 2010 people. I would think an establishment in a tourist state WOULD care about insulting people. I'm ashamed and sorry to say I even walked through the door but believe me, until the name is changed - I would never try it again.
ref: 20728

Food:Two Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:09-08-2010
Wheeling, West Virginia

We stayed less than a mile from Tar Baby's on our trip to the beach this year. I read all the reviews and decided to give it a try. What a waste of time! The food was sub par at best. The service was neglectful at best. The price was terrible. Oh, the best part was you got to keep the plastic 10 oz. cup that your drink came in. Make sure you order this tumbler with your meal or you will pay 1.15 for a refil. This place is bad. Don't waste your time or money.
ref: 20665

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:08-31-2010
Kershaw, South Carolina

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
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Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-07-2010
Anoka, Minnesota

We make it a point to visit TarBaby's whenever we are in NMB. They have the best southern breakfast buffet! I also love the looks people show when they see my TarBaby's T-Shirt, or coffee mug. Who Cares?! I Love their breakfast! Was a bit disappointed with their selection of fruits on their bar when we were there last month. Oh well, it's all about the biscuits & gravy, pancakes, and fried pork products - Yum! Be prepared to stand in line - outside.... They stay busy!
ref: 20131

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-21-2010
Asheville, North Carolina

I'd liked the name of the resterant and so did all my family. It aint nothing wrong with it. The food is good and the people working their are very good to.
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Food:Top Rated
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Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-19-2010
Bristol, Tennessee

It has been a couple of years since my family & I have ate there. We are planning on visiting Myrtle Beach late August and I can assure you that Tar Babies is on my list of definite to do's. Never have I ate at a place with the quality of breakfast, service, and low country charm as this place!! We are looking much forward to our visit!!
ref: 19830

Food:Top Rated
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Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-18-2010
Columbus, Ohio

Hi There I worked @ this restaurant as a Waitress when I lived in Cherry Grove I now Live in Ohio . There is NO way this place is Racist . Those who have NOT Visited should the food is Great and so are the People who worked here when I did & I am sure it is still the same way . Please IGNORE the people who say Otherwise !
ref: 19816

Food:Top Rated
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Atmosphere:Top Rated
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Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-18-2010
Wake Forest, North Carolina

Hey moron, Tar Baby's is in South Carolina. Typical Tar Heel fan, probably has never even been to Chapel Hill. Tar Baby's is great, been eating there since I was a baby and still go back every time I go back home to Cherry Grove.
ref: 19815

Food:Four Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-15-2010
Easthampton, Massacheusetts

good food! don't worry about the name and just enjoy a tasty breakfast!
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Food:Top Rated
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Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-14-2010
Coeburn, Virginia

I have never eaten at this place, but I plan to in a few weeks when I go down to NMB. I cannot believe how very stupid people still are today in 2010, it amazes me to no end. North Carolina is the TAR HEEL state, they are THE NORTH CAROLINA TARHEELS!!!! GO HEELS!!! I didn't know the story of the tar baby until I read the reviews, but I would have NEVER thought that it was racist in anyway. Seriously, this is "like so highschool" already and like "the first one smelt it dealt it". It is just plain silly. I don't think that any WHITE person like me has any right to say if the African Americans should be offended by the TAR BABY, dumb, dumb!!! This is one of the reasons that we as Americans (white, black, brown, purple, gray, etc.) cannot seem to be AMERICANS anymore. It is a sad, sad day. However, it will be a great day when my family and I eat at the TAR BABY!!!! I will have a biscuit for the dumbasses of the world and say a little FU to them as I drink my glass of milk in the TAR HEEL STATE that has a place to eat called TAR BABY!!!! I am so there!!!
ref: 19769

Food:Top Rated
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Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-14-2010
Waldorf, Maryland

the best resturent ive every been in and im a black guy and my wifes a black big girl.love it
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Food:Top Rated
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Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-14-2010
Wayne, West Virginia

This is a great restaurant that me and my family have been eating at for years! The staff is very nice,hard working,and they keep it very clean. GET OVER THE NAME,there are more important things in the world to worry about! I would tell any of my friends and family no matter what race to eat here!
ref: 19755

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-14-2010
Nashville, Tennessee

Im going to address this "racism" thing once and for all. YES you are right, it is a little racist. This restaurant was built during a time period when that kind of thing was normal and not looked down upon. However, it's more the story, Uncle Remus's Tales of the Old South, which by today's standards would be TOYALLY unacceptable. However, that was then, and this is now. Are we supposed to forget that part of our history? Tar Baby's welcomes folks of ALL color, and employees people of all color. The past is just that, the past. They took something that could have been negative and turned it into something positive and novelty.
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Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:06-03-2010
Heidelberg, Pennsylvania

Every summer while on vacation we go to tar babys. At first I was leary but the food changed my mind. Now you cant keep me away..
ref: 19208

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:One Star
Posted:05-18-2010
Whiteville, North Carolina

We had been seated for about 10 minutes.Our waitress had no clue that we were even there.Another waitress pointed out to her that we had been there about 10 minutes,and she need to take our order.Our waitress stated"well,they can f***ing wait."She eventually came and got our drink order.By the way,the drinks come in a 10 oz plastic cup and refills are $1.25.The food was cold and dried out.sausage was pink in the middle.DO NOT EAT HERE UNLESS YOU WANT TO SPEND $25 FOR COLD FOOD.The management expressed their sorrow in the way of NOTHING.
ref: 19040

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-01-2010
Roanoke, Virginia

I find that when i'm in myrtle beach my appetite kicks in to overload!and Tar Baby's filled my hunger and more!i was pleased with their breakfast buffet.i especially go for the chops,red eye gravy,apples,and country ham!the food was marvelous and I wanted to load up a to go tray cause I didn't want to stop eating.i recommend Tar Baby's to anyone and I have to stop by there at least once or twice a trip.also the staff couldn't have been better.friendly,helpful,and they get out of your way when you enter the buffet zone.the food is hot ,tasty and I never saw an empty tray.i'm coming back to the beach in oct, and I already have Tar Baby's in sight!.
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Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-18-2010
Oceanport, New Jersy

I love this place! Great food and old time southern hospitality. Being a lover of ALL people I am not offended by the sign. People from the north get offended too easy. If this place was in NJ it would be the leading news story, give me a break! It's a must stop on every visit to Cherry Grove
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Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-17-2010
Libertytown, Maryland

Great food! Good prices! Nice people! And for you narrow minded people who complain about the name. Get your facts straight, and get a life.
ref: 18504

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
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Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-09-2010
N.Myrtle Baech, South Carolina

THIS IS THE BEST BREAKFAST IN TO U MUST TRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:01-05-2010
Denton, North Carolina

The last time I ate at Tar Baby's, there was an African-American family reunion and they were eating breakfast at Tar Baby's. Evidently, they didn't have a problem with the name, so why should white people? Some people are bound and determined to find something to complain about.
ref: 17977

Food:Top Rated
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Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:12-04-2009
Cannon Falls, Minnesota

good food good people not racist get a brain
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Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-18-2009
New York, New York

food was horrible just a the name. For people to act as if the namw does'nt mean anything just shows how far this country has to go to get it together. If this restaurant was in NYC we would burn it down!!!!!!!!!!!
ref: 17495

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:10-12-2009
Mooresville, North Carolina

would deffinitly reccomend
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Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-29-2009
Morganton, North Carolina

Have been going to Tar Babys with my family for well over 10 yrs with my family every year we vacation in the area. The buffet is awesome. This is just an establishment that has been in business for many years and know how to run a restaurant. The breakfast bar even has fried fatback. Everything is hot and fresh and the service is great. Don't miss out on the experience. The name may offend some, but get over it and have a great breakfast.
ref: 17303

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-28-2009
Lexington, South Carolina

If you can't get over the name, then you are living in the past, we stopped to eat there and it ROCKED, we stopped mainly for the name and to take a picture. If you did some research you would be shocked to hear the actual history behind it, non racist, its also a racist term, but if you haven't got to the point where racism is actually funny then you have no sense of humor. big deal, get over, you don't see white people get pissed when you call us crackers but we say sopmething and you get pissed? WTF!?!?!?! I digress, humorous name and picture, great service and food.
ref: 17296

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:09-18-2009
Asheville, North Carolina

This is a family fav , we go every year. Good southern foods, awesome collector cup have had some 6 years still great!!!!!!! I love tarbabys!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
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Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-14-2009
Asheboro, North Carolina

Great food, Great service and friendly staff. Oh Yeah, GREAT NAME. All the complainers of the name, get over it. Everything now a days is so politically correct,and everyone so sensitive to every little thing, it"s good to see a sign like this. By the way, you liberal reviewers are you offended at the GAY dolphin or CRACKER BARRELL!
ref: 17126

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-31-2009
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Started having a breakfast here while vacationing in Cherry Grove three years ago and absolutely adore it! Hands down the best buffet I've been too!
ref: 16941

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-29-2009
Columbus, Ohio

What a bunch of up-tight a..holes to find a name offensive. This is culture and tradition that can't be pushed aside. Racism was officially dead when the president was elected, but has re-emerged since his inaguration. You can't push everything away because someone wants to feel offended, when none is intended. Go eat at the restaurant, the food is great, the people are great. Be the all-inclusive people you like to think you are. Congratulations on having one of the best Myrtle Beach Breakfast spots a person can find.
ref: 16917

Food:Four Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:08-26-2009
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

First off, shut-up with the racist crap already. I just went and there were planty of African Americans both working and eating there. It's a complete non-issue for them and it is for me. Now, the breakfast bar was really nice. It did have a lot of food and good variety too. It was $8.95 for adults. The atmosphere was ok, a bit dated. But, the food was good, the place was clean, and it wasn't smoky like the Biscuit Shack is. my family and I will go back again. BTW, the wait staff was exceptionally friendly and provided great service to my family and I.
ref: 16886

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-19-2009
Poland, Ohio

I read a review of this restaurant on this site and decided to go when I was in Myrtle Beach this vacation (August 2009). It does not look like much from the outside........but the food is excellent and the servers are friendly. You get wayyyyy more then your dollar value at this restaurant. I will make this a must stop every time I am in Myrtle Beach.
ref: 16769

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-17-2009
Youngwood, Pennsylvania

I've been going to MB for Bike Week for quite a few years....you don't have to go to The Tar Baby to find racism in mrytle beach...it's EVERYWHERE. My husband wanted to move there...I told him that he had to be kidding. I couldn't live with so many bigots surrounding me. People acutally still say "colored." MB is a nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there.
ref: 16750

Food:One Star
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:08-07-2009
Richmond, Virginia

Please do not eat(breakfast) at this restaurant. It is not worth the money. All the breakfast items were dried out from being out on the breakfast bar. Like wise the eggs and other items brought out, were bland as well as tasteless. We were highly disappointed. We will not recommend The Tar Baby to our friends, definfitely!
ref: 16577

Food:Top Rated
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Value:Top Rated
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Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-09-2009
Washington, Washington DC

I meant, a tale from the famous *collections* of great African-American authors. The Tale of the Tar Baby was originally passed on orally by its author, and not captured in writing until 1881. Until then, most of white America did not know of this great original American parable.
ref: 15934

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
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Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-09-2009
Washington, Washington DC

Love the restaurant, love the name! It serves Soul food and attracts mainly a black clientele, which is befitting as it is named for a character by a folktale by one of the great African-American authors.
ref: 15931

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
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Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-08-2009
Greensboro, North Carolina

I've been going there for over 10 years now. Grow up people...bottom line, the food is excellent...period!
ref: 15911

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-24-2009
Hicksville, New York

Love the name. Food was great.I will go again.
ref: 15658

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-26-2009
Pearisburg, Virginia

Thought this was a great Breakfast place. Very nice experience.
ref: 15137

Food:Four Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-22-2009
St. Louis, Missouri

Once I saw the sign I died laughing. We were hungry so we decided to check them out and I was very pleased. Biscuts and Gravy was my FAV! I'm Familiar with the story but I did not make the connection til I looked it up I did not know about the tar baby in the story. The story I remember must have been altered. But anyways I RECOMEND THIS ESTABLISHMENT!
ref: 15080

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-12-2009
Irmo, South Carolina

The food was plentiful and well prepared. I'm not much of a breakfast person, but there's enough on the buffet to find something you like (pork chops for instance). The biscuits, pancakes and Belgian waffles were all good, and I was happy to see corned beef hash, cheese grits and red eye gravy available. There are other breakfast buffets in the Myrtle Beach area, but this one just has a lot more of a local character to it. Good food, fair price, and souvenir cups with the iced tea. What's not to like? Give it a chance before you make a judgment based solely on your own ignorance.
ref: 14941

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-05-2009
Lititz, Pennsylvania

Everytime we go to Cherry Grove, we never miss the opportunity to eat a TarBaby's. The food is great, the price is right and the people are great. We travel over 500 miles from Lititz, Pa. to vacation a Cherry Grove and this is one of our tradtions.
ref: 14855

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-02-2009
Greensboro, North Carolina

Tar Baby's has been a favorite of mine for years! Breakfast is always fresh and delicious. They are known for pancakes but you must try the belgian waffles!
ref: 14810

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:04-26-2009
Nmb, South Carolina

Good solid "pancake house". You will not go wrong here. We are local from NMB and have tried them all.
ref: 14744

Food:Four Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-15-2009
Winterville, North Carolina

This was our last meal at the beach before leaving and it was pretty good. Standard breakfast buffet. The ham was awesome and the biscuits were as well. Will definately do the breakfast bar again!.
ref: 14608

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-10-2009
Gaffney, South Carolina

If you think the name is racist then you must be a racist in the first place. The left is every bit as hypocritical as the right. The food is awesome and so are the staff.
ref: 14551

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-31-2009
Waxhaw, North Carolina

We were just there 3-28-09 and as always the food and service is great. I have been going there the last 14 years (thanks to my husband of 13 years) has been going to tar babys since I think 1972 or 1977. You people who have a problem with the name need to grow up and get a real life its know wonder our country is in such a mess. If u dont like the name then what are u going in for, I can promise u will not hurt their feelings or their business! they are good people not only that they have probably been there longer than some of u idiot gripers were even thought about..
ref: 14396

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:03-19-2009
Syracuse, New York

We have been to Tar Baby's several times when we've visited Cherry Grove. Food is all great. Bufett has excellent choices. Service is friendly and efficient. As for the name, what difference does it make? I don't like my Uncle Luigi, would that stop me from eating at a restaurant called Luig's. Am allergic to Magnolia's, but I'd sill eat in the restaurant of that name. Get over it people. Go for the food
ref: 14264

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-18-2009
Concord, North Carolina

We go everytime we are down there and its open. And for all the dumb people out here here you go: "Tar-Baby was a doll made of tar and turpentine, used to entrap Br'er Rabbit in the second of the Uncle Remus stories. The more that Br'er Rabbit fought the Tar-Baby, the more entangled he became. In contemporary usage, "tar baby" refers to any "sticky situation" that is only aggravated by additional contact. The only way to solve such a situation is by separation.[1]" (this came from the wikipedia) Story In one tale, Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear construct a doll out of a lump of tar and dressed it with some clothes. When Br'er Rabbit comes along he addresses the tar "baby" amiably, but receives no response. Br'er Rabbit becomes offended by what he perceives as the Tar Baby's lack of manners, kicks it, and in doing so becomes stuck. Now that Br'er Rabbit is stuck, Br'er Fox ponders how to dispose of him. The helpless, but cunning, Br'er Rabbit pleads, "Please don't throw me in the briar patch," prompting Fox to do exactly that. As rabbits are at home in thickets, the resourceful Br'er Rabbit escapes. Using the phrases "please don't throw me in the briar patch" and "tar baby" to refer to the idea of "a problem that gets worse the more one struggles against it" became part of the wider culture of the United States in the mid-20th century. The story was originally published in Harper's Weekly by Robert Roosevelt; years later Joel Chandler Harris wrote of the tar baby in his Uncle Remus stories. A similar tale from African folklore in Ghana has the trickster Anansi in the role of Br'er Rabbit.(this also came from wikipedia) Really People look something up and learn from it don't get jump to think of the bad. There may be more to it then what you think you see. Tar Baby came form a book that was Folklore
ref: 14256

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:02-14-2009
Toms River, New Jersy

much of the feedback is because of the name ..If it was called Uncle Remus' would that change things. If the place was up north they would burn it down. This a side, the food is good , reasonble , plentiful and the wait staff work very hard. Give it a break ( if you can ).
ref: 13940

Food:Top Rated
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:01-17-2009
Petersburg, Virginia

My wife and I have been visiting Cherry Grove SC for many years. We only recently visited the restaurant. We have always found the name to be offensive and is probably maintained in an effort to deter african americans from dining. I noticed some of your respondents indicate you have diverse staff working there. This is little comfort since plantation houses also had plenty of blacks cooking, cleaning and serving food. There is no way I would take my grandchildren there to eat. Though the food is good, the concept is degrading to me, my family and many others in our society. This is 2009 and a time for the old thought processes to change. South Carolina has long resisted racial equality and it manifests itself in establishments like yours.
ref: 13663

Food:Three Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:01-16-2009
Linden, New Jersy

We had the buffet it was very good and had a great selection and to all you people who wouldn't stop or dont like the name you should do your research and find out what a tar baby is.All it is is a sticky situation also i got a tee shirt
ref: 13656

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:11-18-2008
Woodbridge, Virginia

Damn good food! Used those biscuits to soak up my gravy and was smacking my lips during the whole meal. We go to this place every time we leave the beach. Still don't understand the morons who don't like the name. The staff is diverse...hell, my waitress looked better than Michelle Obama in a thong bikini! She even winked at me a few times. Since I always go there and don't see anything wrong with the name...just call me racist. There...now get over it!
ref: 13309

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:11-18-2008
Lansing, Michigan

The name is an insult. The South still does not get it. I won't even go there.
ref: 13306

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-13-2008
New Kensington, Pennsylvania

I'm sure the food is good, however, being from the north I will not eat in an establishment with such a name...
ref: 13056

Food:Three Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-02-2008
Brevard, North Carolina

Waitress didnt seem to want to serve us this morning when we went. The host went to get another waitress to take our order. Food was ok but not cooked to what we ordered. They didnt have the buffet which was the reason why we stopped here.
ref: 12964

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-25-2008
Sumter, South Carolina

The absolute best pecan waffle I ever had! And comes with the FRESH fruit bar that has so many items! Most excellent-I cannot wait to go back!
ref: 12908

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:One Star
Posted:09-18-2008
Nyc, New York

You people are beyond disgusting for even supporting a place that has such a name.
ref: 12848

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-14-2008
Indian Trail, North Carolina

My wife and I grew up going to Cherry Grove and N. Myrtle Beach. So we saw TAR BABY'S and dwecide to try it . It was excellent the buffet was full of the best GRANDMA cooking I have had since 2000 when my Grandma passed away. If you are not from the South you may not like it. But don't visit for the name come in for the food it's well worth it Thanks
ref: 12795

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-12-2008
Fort Mill, South Carolina

Best place to eat in Myrtle Beach! I recommend to everyone! I go there at least twice while I am down and actually will be eating there tomorrow morning! If you don't like the name, I have no clue why. Look at the diversity in the staff. It is not racial, and neither are the people who run it!
ref: 12766

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-12-2008
Eden, North Carolina

I've been going to Tar Baby's for over a year now. My fiancee has been going for a lot longer. We come down to Cherry Grove about once a month. Excellent staff and excellent buffet! Also love the cups!!!
ref: 12386

Food:Four Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-09-2008
Clemmons, North Carolina

My fiance first took me to Tar Babys last year and I loved it! He's been going there for breakfast since he was a kid. I would (and have) recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a good Southern breakfast. I noticed that some people didn't like the name, but it doesn't bother me. It comes from an African-American folktale featuring characters like Brer Rabbit and Brer Bear. There is a mural in the restaurant showing a scene from Disney's "Song of the South," which tells the story of how Brer Fox tricked Brer Rabbit with a baby made of tar. Don't let the name keep you from enjoying this great Myrtle Beach attraction.
ref: 12324

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-04-2008
Carrollton, Ohio

Stopped in for breakfast and just beat the 9 a.m. crowd (filling up when we were leaving). Food was very good, service and price very good. Will tell anyone from my area to stop there and eat.
ref: 12238

Food:Four Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-30-2008
Hickory, North Carolina

Love the food and love the restaurant. As for those griping about the name...get real... its the 21st century...

My first thought is the story of Brer Rabbit - Not a racial slur... But everyone needs someting to gripe about I guess Keep the name... Keep the good food. If you don't like it, don't go there.
ref: 12169

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-27-2008
Modesto, California

Any person in this day and age who would choose to eat at a restaurant named Tar Baby's is racist. It's not just the name but the image, as well. People in that community should feel shamed to live someplace with this sort of "restaurant." this is why the image of the ignorant, unintelligent and anti-intellecutal southerner persists..
ref: 11609

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:One Star
Posted:06-17-2008
Norfolk, Virginia

Wow, really? Tar Baby's? When I saw the sign while in Myrtle Beach, It was so racist I had to stop and stare for a good 4 minutes. Its not just the name people. Look at the sign. You are going to say that isn't some racist imagery? Ya'll are some ignorant people.
ref: 11430

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-11-2008
Kent Island, Maryland

I loved Tar baby's!!!! I bought a t-shirt pint and shot glass!!!! I will be going back to by more shirts for my friends in MD. Tar Baby's was the highlight of my vacation!!!
ref: 11341

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-07-2008
Townville, South Carolina

Was introduced to this restaurant about three years ago by my younger brother. After living in this state for my entire thirty-something years this was the first time I had been any further north than batb. Anyway to make a long story a little less long, my brother kept telling me "we gotta go to Tar Baby's". Growing up in sc I was very familiar with the stories uncle remus so I never associated the name with any thing racist or non-p.c. ( I think that things like that are in the eye and mind of the beholder). I am however, a bit of a food snob so I was thinking that there was no way this place could live up to the hype that he had given it. Boy was I wrong. The food was excellent, as was the staff and atmosphere. I also walked away with a very special family memory, which for me is more important than anything. I will come back to this very special place everytime I visit nmb/cherry grove, which incidentally will be the first two weeks in july this year. Because as my little nephew so excitedly pointed out on my last visit "pamcakes! I looove pamcakes!" , and ain't that just right. See you at breakfast. Thanks bro.
ref: 11292

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-26-2008
Richmond, Virginia

This is the most racist thing I have seen in a long time and my father was a Grand Wizard in the Ku Klux Klan. Congradulations! I know you would never change the name but hopefully your daughter marries a African-American and you would have a Tar Baby as a grand-child.
ref: 11120

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:05-11-2008
Indianapolis, Indiana

Amazing resturant, easily my favorite breakfast restaurant in the south. The food is absolutely amazing, and being a buffet, is a great price. The only negative: it's usually very stuffy in the restaurant, but other than that, just perfect. You get in, have a great meal for the price, and get out. It's as simple as that. My favorite are the biscuits and sausage gravy, the porkchops, and the endless isles of bacons, eggs, and other breakfast favorites. They even provide souviner cups for the road. Over all, a 5* restaurant. And people griping about the name should just bypass it and not worry to rate it.
ref: 10973

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:One Star
Posted:04-29-2008
Yonkers, New York

I can't believe that people in this country still use racial epithets and stereotypes, and think it's okay. Then THEY have the audacity to say things like "get over it" and "don't eat here". That's easy to say when it's not their image and likeness that's being charaterized in such a negative light. And can anyone tell me what "Tar Baby" has to do with a restaurant anyway? This is exactly why AMERICA and its citizens will never grow to its full potential as humans. Although it's a shame, it's also a true testiment about what America really is about. If there was a restaurant called "Honkey" or "Cracker" with an exagerrated epithet of a white person it would've be frowned upon, and rightfully so. Wake up people! Don't you know that this type of thing makes all AMERICANS look like immature, ignorant asses.
ref: 10820

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-29-2008
Hartselle, Alabama

I loved going to eat here it was the best food I have ever tasted in the south I love yalls food flava flav......:).
ref: 10819

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-28-2008
Piscataway, New Jersy

I loves their pancakes.
ref: 10801

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-18-2008
New York, New York

I Love Disney-Themed Restaurants but without the high prices...here you get a great breakfast at reasonable prices and the food selection is great!
ref: 10685

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-15-2008
Fairmont, West Virginia

Great food and good prices. And what does the name of the place have to do with how good the food is....WAKE UP people.
ref: 10649

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:04-08-2008
Woodbridge, Virginia

After reading all the glowing reviews, especially considering that two were less than a week old, we just had to try it. Maybe it was the time of day, or just a bad day, but we didn't have a great experience. I think it was around 11:15 in the morning. First thing I heard when we walked in the door was "Incoming", followed by an incredulous "You're kidding". Way to make ya feel welcome!

The famous breakfast bar was not set up. I was really disappointed. I was told they hadn't had enough customers to make it worthwhile. Seems last week they did, according to the reviews.

So,we had to order a la carte. It was ok, but little things that make a huge difference to me (like real butter instead of that spread stuff) were lacking. They did, at least, have real cream for the coffee upon request.

There was a fruit bar set up, but the waitress didn't acknowledge it was there, nevermind that it was included with the items we ordered, according to the menu. We wandered over and took a look. It all seemed to have come out of some big can somewhere, save some fresh cantelope. We passed.

Server was pleasant enough, but all in all it was a $20 disappointment.
ref: 10587

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:03-28-2008
Toms River, New Jersy

This is the only place I ever got pork chops on the b-fast buffet..they got it all ! .the price is right,food great and the people want you there.. What more can I say ...
ref: 10446

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-28-2008
Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Tar Baby's is awesome. My husband and I honeymooned in North Myrtle Beach. I think we ate at Tar Baby's 4 times....Yum!!!
ref: 10441

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:02-13-2008
Florissant, Missouri

I lived down the street form it. The best place to eat and great people. Name is only a name. Service was all ways great and always felt like family. 5stars
ref: 10012

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:01-28-2008
Statesville, North Carolina

Best Place Ever! Look forward to going every time when in the area. Everything was so great we went twice during a one week stay! Even our 3 year old liked it!!!
ref: 9871

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:12-31-2007
Concord, North Carolina

Oh someone from charlotte said change the name...forget that and them: the food is great and if the name bothers you eat somewhere else also someone said "only in the south"forget them too.we love the south and the beaches and the names..what no beaches up north? Oh yeah yall ruined those already..
ref: 9600

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:11-01-2007
Ijamsville, Maryland

Waitress was very friendly and after seating us, she told us to get some fruit from the salad bar. Breakfast food was plentiful (pancakes were excellent)..
ref: 9116

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:10-22-2007
Charlotte, North Carolina

Being a tarbaby myself, i absolutely love the breakfast. lip smacking deee lish!
ref: 8995