Holy shiitake! For the third year in a row, Mount Pleasant Magazine readers picked Mellow Mushroom as best purveyor of pizza.
“We’re very flattered,” said general manager Chris Hatfield.
At Mellow Mushroom, everything is made from scratch, using fresh, premium ingredients, and the secret pizza-dough recipe includes mountain spring water and molasses; a gluten-free crust option is available.
Holy Shiitake Pie and Mighty Meaty are favorites of pizza lovers. The most frequently ordered appetizer is Pretzel Bites served with beer cheese dip, while the most popular salads are Greek Salad and Enlightened Spinach. Hatfield noted that customers love creamy Esperanza dressing. Libation options abound, with 24 draft lines and approximately 50 kinds of bottled beer.
“What makes us unique at this location is that we’re super family-friendly,” Hatfield said, pointing out that the restaurant welcomes groups such as sports teams year-round. “I love large groups. They keep us on our toes.”
Mellow Mushroom is known for featuring exciting artwork. The Mount Pleasant restaurant installed all new art in October, including three statues assembled from recycled car parts. The recently redone patio provides an opportunity for outdoor dining, as well as cornhole and life-size Jenga games for customers to enjoy. Open since December 2008, Mellow Mushroom has become a fixture in the community.
“A lot of our staff have been here a really long time. We like to have fun and make sure our guests have fun,” Hatfield said.
Mellow Mushroom is open seven days a week and provides delivery and catering services.
Mellow Mushroom is located at 3110 Highway 17 North. For more information, call 843-881-4743 or visit www.mellowmushroom.com.
By Frances J. Pearce