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Jul 19, 2011 04:18 PM

Momma Browns BBQ - Mt. Pleasant, SC

I live in NYC and make down to the Charleston area (Sullivan's Island) about once a year. Momma Brown's was my hands down favorite BBQ when visiting and i just recently found out that this location closed, but that they plan to open another. have any locals heard anything recently? would love to know when they are opening and where. I'm headed down on friday for a week and looks like I'll have to try out Home Team BBQ this visit. since I mentioned it, anyone have thoughts on it or High Thyme on sullivans. haven't tried either but love Atlanticville.

Home Team BBQ
1205 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29407

Atlanticville Restaurant
2063 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

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  1. I live right down the street from the old (closed ) location *sniff*. We really miss Momma Brown's. When the wind was right I knew when she was frying chicken! I have heard that the owner has a booth at the Saturday Mt Pleasant Farmer's Market at the Town Center. I have a friend who saw her there and she brings Q down from Kingstree. It's worth a shot, but I'd get there early.

    Home Team isn't bad. I like their Brunswick Stew. And High Thyme is nice, but A'ville is one of my favorites. I'll be there Friday night-woohoo.

    12 Replies
    1. re: Sue in Mt P

      thanks sue. i'll check out home team. also just heard that a new place called taco mamacita opened up on the island

      1. re: uncledunkel

        Yep. The word is that Taco Mamacita has just opened in the spot next to Dunleavy's. I only know it's a small chain. I probably won't go until summer's over, so do let me know what you think if you go.

        1. re: Sue in Mt P

          we went to Taco Mamacita's one night. Mixed reviews from the group, but I personally thought it was decent. i think the options are hit or miss. nachos were pretty bad. tilapa taco bland, but mahi mahi taco very good. memphis (pulled pork) and oh vey (brisket) taco were what you'd expect, but good flavors. the homemade chipolte hot sauce that they had on the table was excellent. sides were okay. not a rave review, but i'd go back since i stay on the island, and am excited to try a few more of their tacos since they have lots of options. would honest go before i go back to home team bbq or poes (always get the fish tacos there, maybe time for me to get a burger)

          1. re: uncledunkel

            You know, it's just like that at a beach in summer. There's a captive audience.They don't have to be great, just decent. If there's a view, they don't even have to try. The exceptions are Atlanticville (go there once a week) Huck's and Boathouse both on IOP. I have friends who say Huck's is hit or miss, but I've been 10+ times and never had a miss.

            Hope the heat isn't beating y'all up!

            Atlanticville Restaurant
            2063 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

            1. re: Sue in Mt P

              Hey Sue, hope you've been well. We had a baby boy since we were down last and are heading back to Sullivans Island in a couple months. Just curious if you have any updates to share since last summer. Atlanticville, Hucks, and Boathouse still your favorites? We've always loved A'ville, but have yet to try the others. Find a replacement for Momma Brown's yet?

              We checked out The Wreck last time we were down. Neat and pretty good, but too much fried food for us.

              In searching around I made the below list of place to potentially try. If you have time, would love to know your thoughts on the below.

              Gullah Cuisine for the lunch buffett
              h&r sweet shop
              melvins bqq
              Old Village Post house
              Longpoint grill
              Liberty Tap room
              Red Drum
              17 North Roadside Kitchen

              1. re: uncledunkel

                Aw! Congratulations! Baby Dunkel! I like it.
                I am fine, so nice of you to ask. And yes, Atlanticville continues to be one of my favorites. They facebooked me when the softshells came in. Great customer service! I haven't been to Boathouse in a while but the location can't be beat. I have friends who say Huck's is still hit or miss, but it was great last time I was there.

                I like Gullah Cuisine, but a recent poster didn't. There is massive road construction on Highway 17 right by there so factor that into your plans.

                I will now confess (while hanging my head in shame) I drive past H&R every single day and have never stopped! I see that snappy chef walking to work sometimes when I go to work. If you go, let me know what you think. I'll make an effort.

                Melvin's is ok for fast food. The Que is mustard sauced.

                Langdon's is lovely and the food is exceptional. Nearby is Carter's Kitchen, which is excellent as well.
                Opal is the Langdon group's new place. I've been once and liked it. Nice wine list, unusual menu.

                I love Old Village Post House. It's real neighborhood place. They have real deals weekdays during happy hour on appetizers. That charcuterie plate is my go to.

                Longpoint is one of Sal's places. It's a little out of my way but I've been twice and had good experiences both times. I usually go to the Mustard Seed.

                Never been to Liberty, so I can't help you there. (Truthfully, these days I avoid Johnny Dodds. The traffic with all that construction is awful.


                Red Drum is excellent, as is the new sister restaurant , Next Door, which would be next door, lol. Red Drum does the Southwest twist, which is nice for a change. There's a very active bar scene there and a nice outdoor space.

                I have been to 17 North 3 times, twice great, once just okay. They had a major shake-up a while back when Brett McKee broke with the group. I haven't been since. (Again, traffic) But the outdoor space is nice, and they have a garden.

                I just drove through Kingstree and stopped at the original Brown's. It was so good. If you need a fix and are driving from that direction, make a stop. A Mexican place is going into the old MB location. It's a good one, so we are all hopeful.

                Sorry you didn't love the Wreck. However, go back down there to the shrimp places if you want some off the boat to cook for yourself.

                Have a great time. I'll be interested to hear your thoughts.

                1. re: Sue in Mt P

                  Sue - we're headed down in a week and i came across this article:

                  "Mamma Brown's BBQ, a Lowcountry staple of slow-roasted, pit-cooked barbecue for 14 years before closing in 2010 when its lease wasn't renewed, is back.

                  It's still in Mount Pleasant, just a bit farther up the road than its former Ben Sawyer Boulevard site. The new location is 2840 Highway 17, in a former KFC building near S.C. Highway 41."

                  So excited! have you been since they re-opened? Not sure how much eating out we'll do with the baby, but we'll definitely stop by MBs

                  Separately, any place to get good oysters this time of year?

                  1. re: uncledunkel

                    I haven't been to the new place. It's out of my way. But I have to go by there on Monday so I might stop.

                    Local oysters are out of season. It's shrimp season and the y are really good this year. If you want a nice selection of oysters on the half shell, Amen Street is great. Have a great trip.

                    Also, we just tried Station 22 on Sullivans for sushi. I think they do it Tues, Wed, and Thurs. It was reaaally good.

                    1. re: Sue in Mt P

                      Thanks! One more question, are any of the places we discussed a few months ago better for eating out with young kids in your opinion?

                      1. re: uncledunkel

                        I probably wouldn't take a baby that little to Post House or Langdon's. I was at A'vile on Thursday. It was VERY busy and noisier than usual. You'd be okay at Longpoint, Gullah, and 17 North.

                          1. re: uncledunkel

                            Been back for a little and finally got around to writing this. We cooked/grilled mostly, but did have the below meals. Hope it's helpful to someone.

                            Momma Browns - take out dinner - as good as ever. so happy they are back in town

                            Gullah Cuisine - take out dinner - not impressed. my wife liked it less.

                            Home Team - take out dinner - same as discussed before, hit or miss. ribs we not good.

                            Sullivans - ate there for dinner - liked this a few years ago, but we really bad and wouldn't go back

                            Taco Mamacita - ate there for lunch - same as discussed before. good for what it is. expect i'll be back next time

                            Boathouse - brunch there - thank you for the recommendation. brunch was good and we now want to go back for a bigger meal next time