Quigley's Pint & Plate
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Reviews by kkipple:
3.98/5 rDev -6.4%
Stopped in here with friends in the September of twenty-ten after an Island wedding. Needed some sustenance for the road. I'd been before, in 2008, but this place has turned the corner and is now quite good.
Quigley's is just... competent. The bar itself is no-nonsense, just a bunch of TVs, clean, well-lit, with a smoking section (boo!) and an outdoor patio overlooking an inlet. Great place to watch the sun go down. Service is attentive, quick, and friendly. You may just run into Josh Quigley himself - he's the lean gray haired dude running every which way.
The beer? A Nut-Brown, a Pale, an IPA, a nitro'd Irish Dry, a Marzen, an Wheat and a Peach Wheat were all on this time. The Peach Wheat, is, I must say, suspiciously akin to RJ Rocker's Son of a Peach (this is a good thing). All the beers are clean, simple, fresh and tasty. The Marzen was my favorite.
... And all these beers were $2. For an Imperial Pint. No lie. My krewe was there on a Saturday, and when I asked for a 4oz sample of brew, the waitress said "Ok, but pints are two dollars today, it's football season."
Okay.... this is puzzling. But $8 worth of beer later, I didn't really feel like questioning it. The $2 deal is not every day, but if you luck out, God has surely smiled upon you.
The food portions are unusually large, they have S'mores (delish) and the gravies... ahh, the gravies. Get the fries and gravies. Really. Burgers are good, nachos are good... yeah, I can dig it. Reasonable prices on food, quickly served.
Quigley's is the real deal... one of those out-of-the-way joints that you really don't expect much from but is solid through and through. Recommended, and HIGHLY recommended if you're on Pawley's Island - it's the only game in town.
11-24-2010 18:32:09 | More by kkipple
More User Reviews:
3.94/5 rDev -7.3%
I am lucky enough to live about a mile or 2 away from Quigleys. The food is simply outstanding almost on every occasion. The staff is well trained and is very prompt. The Beers are pretty good too. They usually offer the Swampfox IPA, a Lager, a Nut Brown, and Specialities and Seasonals. Overall it is a well run consistently good place to go when in Pawleys Island, SC
10-26-2013 13:04:37 | More by Carolina_Craft_Beers_Club
4.48/5 rDev +5.4%
stopped in to get some $5 growler fills. Nice clean well lit joint, friendly & helpful staff. Had a flight of available brews, a pint and the little neck clams poached in wheat beer. Excellent clams, just a tad salty but not overly, Will deffinatley return, on wed. particularly for growler fills.
04-18-2013 18:43:15 | More by welldigger888
4.05/5 rDev -4.7%
A nice place, as you walk in you can walk straight ahead to a bar area or be seated in the restaurant side to the right. The bar area had a nice size bar with seats around it and the restaurant had a wide open feel to it. The place was relaxed and very clean. The quality of the beer and place was very good, one of the beers the shake down wheat was iffy but everything else was good to very good. The service was on time and attentive. She knew some about the beers but wasn't a wealth of knowledge. The selection was of 8 beers on tap, unfortunately one was out when I was there but it was still enough to keep me interested. The food was very good I was with a group of 7 and every one really liked their food, and it was very resonably priced. Overall this is a very solid place, I plan to make it a yearly destination.
08-22-2011 18:47:31 | More by goblue3509
4.45/5 rDev +4.7%
Pleasantly surprised by this brewpub. I had a few nights of average food in Pawley's Island so happy to find this. I sampled all of the beers on tap - IPA, IPA with nitro, White, Red, Nut Brown and Angel's Share. It was a difficult choice as I enjoyed them all, but went with the Neck Red which I paired with blackened mahi fish tacos. Both were excellent. My wife enjoyed the Patty Melt - like a grilled cheese with hamburger, it worked well.
I had the Angel's Share after dinner - really impressed with this BA stout. Too bad I couldn't take any growlers to go.
Prices very reasonable as well - $40 including tip for the 2 of us. Will definitely return when I'm in the area.
08-06-2011 00:03:26 | More by 2dogbrew
4.35/5 rDev +2.4%
This is my first review of an establishment and my first bar upon turning 21 kind of fitting. Situated in a newer development off of Pawley's Island with a man-made lake in the back included with gators. The look of the restaurant is new despite being a few years old without being pretentious about itself. From the get go the staff was fantastic and quick to notice that it was my first time there and were quick to answer all my questions about the food and the beer. I had their Angels Share which is matured in Woodford Reserve barrels so it had a little of that bourbon bite which I love, and it went surprisingly well with the wings with their "Damn Hot" sauce only problem with that is that it could have used more sauce as I am a hot sauce guy, next time I go I will ask. They had a few other beers on tap: Peach Wheat, Swamp Fox IPA, Shakedown Wheat, Neck Red, a lager whose name escapes me. I had the Peach Wheat in my growler for $5 (Wednesday special). All in all Quigley's is my kind of place. Can't wait to go back.
02-11-2011 04:05:51 | More by drowninginhops
4.88/5 rDev +14.8%
Sandy and I were in town for three days recently, and came here EVERY DAY. It's that good!
The food is excellent. Highlights for us were the maple-buttered bread, pasta dishes, house salads with hot bacon/honey mustard dressing, and - most of all - the french fries with gravy.
I had to speak with the owner/brewer to compliment him on this place, and he was generous with his time. His name is Josh Quigley, and he trained at the ABG in Davis, CA. All of his beers are ENTIRELY without technical flaws, something I can not say for any brewpub I've sampled in SC, GA, or FL.
I drank the following beers:
Lager - flawless, clear (unfiltered!), balanced, no DMS, no Diacetyl, no sulphur.
Peach Wheat - fresh peach aroma and flavor (made from real aseptic peaches, not artificial flavors) layered over a solid American wheat beer. I'm not a fruit beer fan, but I did take a growler home of this one.
Brown - the best beer on tap here. Three way balance between residual sweetness, roasty tannins, and refined hop bite. I read another review that called this beer "thin" - I was astounded! It actually has quite a thick mouthfeel, thanks to a low-attenuating English yeast strain and - according to the brewer - Cara-Pils in the grist. I took a growler of this.
IPA - Excellent beer - I actually had no idea it was 7% ABV. The brewer is a bit frustrated that some drinkers don't know the difference between an American IPA and an English IPA. This one is a very fine example of an English IPA, so balance and refinement are the key characteristics. The yeast is far less fruity than most English ale yeasts, which allowed the malt to come through more cleanly. First Gold hops are primary, according to the brewer, which her described as a cross between EKG and Cascade, but which struck my palate as Noble Hops, maybe Fuggles. I took a growler of this one.
Pumpkin - nicely spiced beer, and clean.
Stout - Slick and oily mouthfeel, oaty/creamy flavor component, served on nitro, highly drinkable.
I didn't sample the Hefe, becuase I'm not a fan of that style.
The Red was not on tap when I went.
On prices: There are always ridiculous specials going on here. Wednesdays you get a growler fill for $5. Happy hour gets $2 pints. There are constantly $10 specials which include salad, entree, and appetizer. The prices are too low for what you get.
On service: The wait staff was excellent. I liked that my waiter immediately sensed I was a beer nerd and didn't talk down to me.
One criticism: My growlers didn't hold freshness well. I took them 10 minutes up the road to my fridge, and drank them 6 hours later, but still there was a noticeable drop in quality. Maybe counter-pressure fill? Train bartenders better? At least evacuate the growler with CO2, then bottom fill with a tube?
I would rate this place as a must visit if you are anywhere near here. The rest of the shopping center has a nice coffee shop, a bakery, and a pond with alligators. Sandy and I will be back next December, for sure!
12-29-2010 22:33:58 | More by Samminator
4/5 rDev -5.9%
Stopped in with a group of fellow golf vacationers and was a relatively quick visit. I only had one beer variety, the Swamp Fox IPA which was good enough to forego trying another variety like I usually do and opt for a second pint of the same (very rare for me but it hit the spot). It's a clean little place, simple but appealing in a quiet way. There's a smallish bar area with some tables available nearby and then there's a somewhat larger eating area as well as a patio spot. Our server was friendly and prompt and they gave us a good deal on Happy Hour prices so the tab was very reasonable for our large group (greatly appreciated). It didn't strike me as a particularly fun place to go but it was pleasant and comfortable. The appetizers we got were better than average. Other guys in my group tried other beer varieties and most everyone was content, but as I said, I think the IPA was probably their best offering from what I could surmise. Friendly place that I would be very happy to revisit but I would have liked to see a little more variety in their brew choices. Looked a bit wimpy if you're a big beer lover. Thankfully their IPA was very good and warranted a growler for the condo that night (equally delicious). I recommend the place if you're looking to drink IPA (or lighter brews) and are content with a friendly place to talk with your friends.
05-01-2010 01:12:51 | More by Durge
4.58/5 rDev +7.8%
I decided to call for directions as we headed south on US17 and it turned out to be a good idea. It was back in a complex overlooking a central lake.
Entering, the m.d.s. was slightly to the left and it was manned by the owner/brewer! His small (7 barrel) brewhouse was right behind him with several FVs also visible and the SVs in a chill box behind the bar. There was a short passageway to the right of the entry with the small restaurant area just beyond to the right and the "U" shaped, clear varnished tiger-wood bar was on the left. A patio deck overlooking the lake was opened onto by a door in the center at the back wall. Josh Quigley was one of the more enthusiastic people that I had encountered lately. A late lunch (1500) consisted of Shrimp 'n' grits. If you're in the south and you ain't eating S & G, you're missin' out, sonny buddy. Live music a couple/few times a week; color chalkboards for "Music", "Specials", and available beers.
Beers: Longboard Lager; Shake Down Wheat; Peach Wheat; Neck Red Ale; Swamp Fox IPA; Nut Brown Ale.
12-15-2009 23:15:47 | More by woodychandler
4.7/5 rDev +10.6%
This place is a bit hard to find but it is worth the search among the numerous stores and shops in the complex off Willbrook Blvd. The place is not very big, but it has a light colored wooden vibe that is comfortable and inviting. The bar area is small as there is only about 8 stools along a straightline bar.
There were 7 beers on during my visit - Neck Red, Swamp Fox IPA, Spring Pilsner, Nut Brown Ale, Peach Wheat Ale, Longboard Lager, Shakedown Wheat, and a New South White Ale. The Spring Pilsner and Swamp Fox IPA were great tasting, well balanced and refreshing. The Nut Brown and Wheat were also of good quality.
The food was very good as the sandwiches and salads are big and made with quality ingredients. The bartender was was friendly and quick to serve.
This place is a must stop for those like myself who were golfing on Pawley's Island and want a good beer after the round. For those looking for big beers this is not your place - but for those that enjoy beers that are of high quality, well balanced, and alcohol levels are in check with the style this place is for you. For those just hanging in Myrtle Beach or Murrells Inlet, take the drive here you won't be disappointed.
08-04-2009 12:02:15 | More by Gavage
Quigley's Pint & Plate in Pawleys Island, SC
93 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.