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120 Laurens St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-3888
+1 803-643-3086
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“raspberry pie” (28 reviews)
“steak salad” (17 reviews)
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
120 Laurens St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-3888
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Called for a reservation, for 4, and was told they had nothing available inside but, that we could dine out back on their patio. We arrived on time and walked through an entirely empty restaurant to get to the patio. From the patio, you stare...More

Thank deathroll
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent menu, attractive restaurant and good service. Right in the middle of downtown. Be prepared to wait a little for your meal.

Thank tigermb98
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Discovered. Malia’s in 2004 during the Masters.. we’ve seen changes thoughout the year, all for the better. Great food, fantastic ambiance regardless of whether you’re with your bride or golf buddies. We reserve a time whenever we get to our home in Aiken

Thank Howard A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Fired Oysters and Scallops Apps, and very good Caesars Salad. Latke with Lox was oily and mushy. Short Rib was Excellent. Duck was fried to death, leg inedible. Seafood pasta was just OK, but the Scallops on it were great. The Double Lamb Chops...More

Thank Ken R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The crab bisque was amazing as was my spinach salad. My seafood pasta dish had an iodine taste to the shrimp that was not pleasing as well as a sweet sugary taste to the tomato sauce. Two of us ordered that, and my mother ordered...More

Thank ramona0101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food as always. Love the steak salad and Blue Cheese burger. This small restaurant in downtown Aiken is superb.

1  Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Malia's and were pleased with the atmosphere and the service. The food was excellent - the maple bourbon pork tenderloin was fabulous. When downtown Aiken and wanting a good place to eat, Malia's is a wonderful choice.

1  Thank davidoQ8640IV
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Having had dinner here several months ago, we knew we wanted to try it again and were just as pleased with everything--food, service and ambiance. I had a huge piece of salmon and my husband had the beef short ribs --both excellent. We love that...More

Thank boogieboybaxter
Reviewed 3 February 2018

We dined here with several other couples and had a very pleasant experience. The food was excellent. I has a bean and chorizo soup special and the crispy duck. Both were delicious. She had the seafood pasta and it was also excellent. Others at our...More

Thank Bermudaman
Reviewed 27 January 2018

I have been to Malia's many times and we met friends there for a Wednesday supper. It is their family menu which I have had multiple times and usually very good... My "angus burger" was raw in the center and what I expected was a...More

1  Thank Jeanne H
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Questions & Answers
8 May 2015|
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Response from Matt C | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
The seating at the bar is first come, first served. Courtyard seating is available weather depending. If you'd like to eat in the dining room, I'd strongly recommend making a reservation. Call 8036433086 to make one.
Barbara K
27 December 2014|
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Response from Matt C | Property representative |
Yes. Gift Certificates are available through the website or in person.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Laurens St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-3888
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Aiken
  • Phone Number: +1 803-643-3086
  • E-mail
In our 30th year, we remain dedicated to the culinary excitement afforded by the finest, freshest and most ethically produced ingredients. We source locally whenever possible, befriending our farmers who are so vital to the kind of dining experience we’re known for. Then, sometimes it’s lamb from Australia or salmon from Scotland. We're dedicated to our loyal local following who are routinely joined by the international travelers drawn to “the good life” we all enjoy here in Aiken. Malia’s thrives on the friendly faces who, at the end of the experience, say, “Wow.”
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