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Author:  patrish [ Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Tupelo Honey Cafe

This is the new restaurant that moved into the former location of the Tommy Bahama Cafe in The Market Common. They have a good Happy Hour specials of $2. beers and $3. frozen concoctions. You can order other reasonably priced food items, too. Here are some photos from tonight.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 8442ecd952

Author:  Pilsbury Ninja [ Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tupelo Honey Cafe

Sounds like a great place for a meet up :bounce:

Author:  Sun Waves Sand [ Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tupelo Honey Cafe

My parents and I dined here on 9/9/15. For those of you who are familiar with the area, this restaurant took the place of the Tommy Bahama Restaurant. We were greeted by three people when we came in and were taken to a table immediately. The restaurant had several tables along the side filled, but it wasn't too crowded. The place was beautiful inside.

Our server came over shortly after we were seated. Earlier in the day, I went online to take a look at their menu and noticed if you signed up for their email list, you would get a free Tupelo Honey Pint Glass. Unfortunately, my server let me know that they were completely out of glasses. He said he would have given me the one I was drinking out of, but they were running low on glasses in the restaurant in general. Bummer! He took our drink and appetizer order. Shortly after, we were given complimentary biscuits and blackberry jam. I don't like blackberries, but believe me when I say this jam was so good that I took the last bite of my biscuit and scraped out every last bit of jam in the container. :notworthy: Yep - it was that good! The biscuits were warm and delicious.

I ordered the small NC Country Ham Wontons, which came with a shaved honeyed Brussels sprouts salad. The small portion came with 4 wontons, and the large portion has 8 wontons. The wontons were delicious. They were creamy and loaded with ham. We all fought to eat the last one! My father ordered the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake appetizer, which came with jalapeño aioli greens and baby tomatoes. My father really enjoyed his crab cake, but said he probably wouldn't get it as a meal. The jalapeño greens had quite the kick, but were very good.

For our main meals, I ordered the Nutty Fried Chicken topped with creamy milk gravy, and my sides were a side salad with bleu cheese (I was brought ranch instead - no big deal, I like both) and baked mac-n-cheese. My dad ordered the Hickory Nut Gap Farm Beef and Bacon Meatloaf topped with rosemary tomato shallot gravy, and his sides were mac-n-cheese, and shoestring fries with parmesan cheese and BBQ spice. My mom ordered the Southern Buttermilk Fried Chicken Breast with smashed sweet potatoes and a side salad with their house dressing. Everything was great! My chicken was cooked perfectly and I loved the gravy it came with. The mac-n-cheese was creamy, and my side salad had crisp greens, fresh tomatoes and red onions, and even some sunflower seeds. My parents enjoyed their meals as well. The smashed sweet potatoes were a hit with my mom. My dad thought the meatloaf tasted great and loved the combination of the bacon and gravy.

Our server was polite, funny, and checked in with us often. Overall, it was a good experience and we had great service and food. We will definitely make it a point to return the next time we're on vacation.

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Front of the restaurant

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NC Country Ham Wontons, with a shaved honeyed Brussels sprouts salad

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Jumbo Lump Crab Cake appetizer with jalapeño aioli greens and baby tomatoes

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Nutty Fried Chicken topped with creamy milk gravy and a side of mac-n-cheese

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Side Salad

Author:  patrish [ Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tupelo Honey Cafe

Thanks for this great review...and of course the photos! This has become one of our favorite Happy Hour restaurants. Love the small plates, good food, service and atmosphere.

Author:  Sun Waves Sand [ Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tupelo Honey Cafe

Tupelo Honey Cafe - The Market Common, 3042 Howard Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 - https://tupelohoneycafe.com/location/myrtle-beach/

This restaurant used to be one of our favorite places. Perhaps we came on a bad night? Or maybe we got the wrong server.

The restaurant wasn't crowded. It took several minutes for our server to acknowledge us. We ordered water and I also ordered a Frozen Tupelo Crush Orange Whip. We asked for silverware because the table didn't have any. It took quite a while for our drinks to come. My Tupelo Crush was delicious! It was also happy hour, so it was pretty cheap.

We ordered the Sweet and 'Twangy Chips for an appetizer. Our appetizer never came. We brought it to our servers attention at the end of the meal (so it wouldn't be on the check) and she told us she wrote it down but forgot to give the kitchen our order. She wrote our entrees down on the same piece of paper, so I don't know how the kitchen got that order, but not the appetizer.

Our server forgot about the complimentary biscuits and jam until we asked about it. We asked her again for silverware and plates. A different server brought out the biscuits and jam. We asked that server for silverware and plates and got them immediately. I only ate a small bite of my biscuit and placed it on a plate to the side to save for breakfast the next morning. Unfortunately, our server must have picked up that plate by mistake as she breezed by and threw it out. I didn't even notice until I went to ask for a small box for it and saw it wasn't there.

I ordered the Carolina Chicken Sandwich (marinated chicken breast with SC pecan kale pesto, Havarti cheese, tomato, avocado, and lettuce). My meal was just okay. It wasn't bad, but it was nothing special. It was definitely a sandwich I could have made at home. I thought it would come out on a nice roll or something, but it was on toasted white bread. There was one, thin little sliver of avocado on my sandwich. It was disappointing. The serving of macaroni and cheese was barely warm. My mother ordered the Southern Fried Chicken BLT (buttermilk fried chicken, apple cider bacon, dijonnaise, lettuce, and tomato). Her sandwich looked great. Her sandwich looked like what I wanted mine to look like! Her chicken was good, but the bacon wasn't cooked all the way. Her macaroni was also barely warm and she bit into several uncooked pieces of macaroni. My father initially ordered the fish and chips. As soon as he said "fish and chips," our server wrinkled up her face and said "Yeah, so, I probably should have told you in the beginning what we have and don't have. We're out of the fish and chips and the pork chops." Okay.... He ordered the Calabash Shrimp Basket (milk-battered and fried American shrimp with jalapeno hush puppies, fresh fries, slaw, and lemon cherry pepper dipping sauce). The jalapeno hush puppies and the fries were delicious. My dad really enjoyed the shrimp. They were decent sized and the breading wasn't greasy. He was happy with his meal.

If you go on Tupelo Honey's website, you can get a free pint glass with a $10 purchase if you give them your name and email. I signed up last year and was unable to get a glass because they ran out. I signed up again this year and mentioned it to the server. She had to check with someone at the front to get the code and told me she'd be right back. She forgot about it eventually. I had to remind her three more times about the glass before I finally got it. The glass is beautiful (it's the same style glass you drink out of at the restaurant) and is quite heavy.

This meal was a disappointing one. The service was fantastic from the other servers, not so much from our main one. Also, it seems like the menu has changed quite a bit since we've been in last. Last year, we ordered the NC Country Ham Wontons appetizer, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake appetizer, Nutty Fried Chicken, and the Hickory Nut Gap Farm Beef and Bacon Meatloaf. All were delicious. Not one of those food items were on the menu this year. The macaroni and cheese which we ordered last year was a lot different from what I remember, and the portions this time were a lot smaller. It will probably be a very long time before we think of coming back here.

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Frozen Tupelo Crush Orange Whip

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Complimentary biscuits and jam

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Carolina Chicken Sandwich with macaroni and cheese

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Southern Fried Chicken BLT with macaroni and cheese

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Calabash Shrimp Basket with fries

Author:  patrish [ Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:16 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tupelo Honey Cafe

I hope you copy and paste this review:
https://tupelohoneycafe.com/contact/
I would also like to know if you get a response from them.

I'm sorry it was not what you expected, and if I had a dining experience like that, I wouldn't go back either. I have only eaten there for lunch and Happy Hour.

Thanks for the review. I always love reading them because you are always honest and thorough.

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