Charleston City Paper critic Vanessa Wolf doesn’t allow the “painful” service to stop her from trying most of the small plates at Latin American bar The Getaway. Her favorite bites are the ropa vieja, described as “[r]ich, tender, and flavorful” and the confit pork, described as “Sweet with a little heat, the meaty goodness is served with some decadent coconut-braised greens and three of the tiniest roasted beets I’ve ever seen in my life.”
Wolf likes the creative cocktails as well, and recommends The Getaway for drinks and snacks, even if there are a few kinks for the restaurant to work out.
“You sometimes get the feeling Dockery’s highest purpose is to spare Daniel Island residents the hassle of driving to Applebee’s,” writes Post & Courier critic Hanna Raskin. Dockery’s menu full of “all of the classic American dishes that an eater would expect to find at a casual dining restaurant” mostly fails to impress Raskin, but she does rave for a few sentences about the rotisserie chicken.
• At The Getaway, the Confit Pork and Ropa Vieja Outshine the Spotty Service [CP]
• Basics Are Best at the Very Big Dockery’s on Daniel Island [P&C]