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1 wiener hound | Jun 14, 2005 12:35 PM

Bobo's Restaurant Folly Road James Island Charleston
M thu Sat 10AM thu Supper not sure of closing time. Lunch Specials run from 11AM to 5PM. There were three of us in the party and we arrived at the rest. about 3:30PM. This is a small restaurant and there were 3 other groups dining at this time of the day. All in our party ordered off of the Lunch special menu which had many offerings. It was basicaly a meat and 2 menu. One person in our party ordered the soup of the day which was Roasted Red Pepper and Crab. The most important question is did it have real crab? The answer was yes and it was generous. The soup had a cream base and was very good. Unfortunately for the person who ordered the soup it was shared by all. Two in the party ordered oyster po'boys and the other person order a crab cake sandwich. The Po' boys were on a delicious soft hoagie roll that was not the mass produced variety. It was buttered and toasted. There were approx. 10 oysters on each sandwich which were cooked a little for than I like but still very good and you could taste the oyster through the bread and lettuce and tomato and we added onions. The Crab Cake sandwich was on a soft kaiser roll that was covered with sesame seeds. It too was toasted and buttered. As to the crab cake it was low on the pepperidge farms index of stuffing tanks be to God and you could tell there was crab in the sandwich.

The vegetables that we got were red rice, brocolli salad and a tossed salad. The red rice was delicious with a strong favor of bacon and green pepper and onion. The rice was cook slightly more that I like but I want my rice cooked just to the point that it is not hard and each grain is separate. The brocoli salad was also good with cheddar cheese, onion, and bacon crumbles. The tossed salad was served in a deep bowl with a mixture of greens and tomatoes the greens were well chilled. The Blue Cheese dressing tasted like Kraft big jar standard variety. Wish it had been home made.

We are usually not people who eat desserts in restaurants but here there was a glasss refrig. case that had the best looking coconut cake that had our names on it. We ordered one peice to share. When the slice came to the table it was huge. The 3 of us all got generous portions. It was delicious. Had to ask server if it was home made. She said it was made off premises at a wholesale bakery. I have heard about the coconut cakes made at the Penisular Grill and how good they are but since I am a bottom feeder I will probably not get there. If the coconut cake at PG is better than the one at BoBo's it is a blessing that I can't go that much up market. They had other cakes and pies in the cooler but we were too full of another share. We will return to BoBo's

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