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126 Laurens St NW, Aiken, SC 29801-3846
+1 803-649-3339
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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South Carolina
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is so good! Lets just get this out of the way, it is expensive. Visiting this place will not result in a small lunch bill. With that being said, the quality of food is excellent and incomparable to any other local restaurants. I have never ordered anything from here that I did not love.

Thank Elizabeth C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch with a friend, I had the salmon salad and she the chicken wrap food was very good, service was very good also. Unfortunately the only thing that made me not give it 5 stars was because our server smelt of cigarette smoke, he obviously had just nipped out back for one, I found the smell very off... More 

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Boerne, United States
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I was taken to the Magnolia by a friend when I happened to be in town because it was one of his favorite places to eat. Well, now it's one of mine in the Aiken area. The staff was very fun and friendly and the food was a touch unique and very good.

Thank Richard V
Towson, Maryland, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Love the new location and decor. The menu is still the same great imaginative fresh dishes that I remember from previous visits to older location. LOVED the cinnamon topped Butternut squash soup. Excellent Salads, There rest of our group enjoyed a very unusual version of bolognese pasta. Nice wine selection and awesome Salted Caramel Ice Cream for dessert. We will... More 

Thank Lisa W
Aiken, South Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is a favorite for lunch. They have moved from York St. to upper Laurens Ave {NE}. Outdoor seating. New ambiance. Like it, a 180o from York St. You'll enjoy it too.

Thank amadama2016
Aiken, South Carolina
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Very creative menu, fresh and organic and many tasty options to choose from. Mango shrimp salad was delicious. Much more modern look but I still prefer the old location for it's quaintness. Service is excellent and very accommodating. The soups are perfection and they seem to match the season quite well, from cool and refreshing in summer to warm and... More 

Thank Irena4321
Aiken, South Carolina
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Went there for lunch. The new menu is creative and covers regular and vegetarian options. The pannano's are new. Panini to me, but very good. It is on Lauren's where the speakeasy used to be. Give it a try.

Thank John G
Longwood, Florida
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

What a gem! Organic and made to order! Had the guacamole appetizer made at time of order. That was some of the best guac I've ever eaten to date! We ordered the salmon salad and shrimp salad. Outstanding! Excellent, friendly and helpful customer service. We will be back!

Thank K S
Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I love the old location, but I'm happy for the move because it's more convenient and I remember to go. Everything is fresh and delicious. Service is great. Not exactly economical for lunch, but worth it!

Thank SoJoLauri
Hollywood, Florida
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We are vegetarians. It's not always easy to find a great place when you are out of town. Google Vegetarian restaurant in Aiken and Magnolia will come up. What a delightful place. The house that the restaurant is located in is a nice old place that you would imagine when thinking about the ideal place for Southern Charm. The waiter... More 

Thank rhathb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Italian, Mediterranean, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Laurens St NW, Aiken, SC 29801-3846
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Aiken
  • Phone Number: +1 803-649-3339
Local restaurant in downtown Aiken. We offer fresh, homemade from scratch, food that tastes phenomenal. We can fit your dietary needs from gluten Free to vegan and feed the carnivores as well. We now offer a full cocktail bar with craft beers and wines.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?