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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” (25 reviews)
“steak salad” (15 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
120 Laurens St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-3888
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A friend suggested we meet here for lunch What a delight! I don't recall ever having found this jewel, this treasure, in Aiken when we lived here ...although my husband said he ate there several times I accused him of hiding the treasure from me...More

Thank PeggyCSterling
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last night my fiance and I visited Malia's for her birthday (a Wednesday Night). We arrived at 6:15 and were sat promptly. The hostess failed to give us menus (said they were short of them) and did not give me a beer list but did...More

Thank PadgetC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had great dinners as well as dessert. We enjoyed sitting in the patio area. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank Jerry W
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I celebrated our 54th Anniversary there! We split the fried green tomato appetizer (great!), I had a spinach salad with walnuts, strawberries, watermelon, feta cheese, and raspberry vinaigrette (terrific!), and the pork scaloppini. It was super (I am running out of superlatives...More

1  Thank Bumblebeecreek
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service is excellent. There were wonderful menu selections. 3 of us had linguine with chicken which was delicious. My friend had a vegetarian eggplant steak breaded and fried, served on lentils. She said it was great. As an appetizer we had a stack of...More

Thank lolly n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Malia's is rated the #1 restaurant in Aiken and I wanted to give it a try. It is located on the main street with on-street parking. The hostess seated me right away. The decor has the feel of a mix of modern and traditional. It...More

Thank TooOldtoRun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to eat. The burger was awesome! Relaxed atmosphere with attentive staff. Will be getting desert next trip.

Thank Larry L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is good! I enjoy lunch and dinner here. They usually have a special which attracts my attention, but if not, the steak salad is my go to meal. Service is always top notch.

Thank Suzanne G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best soup and salad in town. Dinners can't be beaten either! Lovely and very popular dining spot in Aiken. Very nice menu and service.

Thank Kathy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu, atmosphere and staff will not disappoint you. Everything was delicious and on point. It was a New Years Eve dinner...so the menu will probably differ. I personally had lamb chops and they were great. Everything was great and cooked to perfection

Thank Bellagelato
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.05 km away
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Nearby Attractions
Hopelands Gardens
327 reviews
1.38 km away
Hitchcock Woods
151 reviews
1.00 km away
Aiken County Historical Museum
130 reviews
.69 km away
Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum
138 reviews
.76 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
My husband and I will be in town on Friday, May 8, 2015 and your restaurant has been recommended by Lynn And Craig Martin. Do we need to make a reservation ?
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
Do you have gift certificates?
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:15
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
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
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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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