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The Glass Onion

1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7826
+1 843-225-1717
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (32 reviews)
“po boy” (46 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (46 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7826
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunch here. The menu was a surprise, lots of different styles. We both had porboy sandwiches, the bread was fresh baked, the lettuce was hand picked perfect, the tomatoes tasted like they just came off the vine. My sandwich was shrimp,...More

Thank Rick J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wife and I were looking for somewhere to enjoy some real low-country food on our last night in the Charleston area, and as usual, TripAdvisor led us to the perfect spot. We loved this place so much that we wound up coming back the...More

Thank Walker P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are frequent visitors at the Glass Onion and they never fail to please. Their local shrimp or oyster poboy always excellent, including their house pimento cheese, and local-caught fish dish of the day. Plus staff is unfailingly friendly and efficient. It's all good. A...More

Thank merhabaabi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Glass Onion was rated highly and was right on our way to downtown Charleston, so we decided to try it for lunch. We are glad we did. They post a daily menu on a board, so you don't know what they will have. We...More

Thank BillJoyce2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Casual atmosphere, Great menu. I had the stuffed fried chicken sandwich which was tender and tasty. My friend had the pimento cheese sandwich. Perhaps the best pimento cheese ever! But does have a bite of spice so beware! Can’t wait to go back

Thank Canuckduck22
Reviewed 13 January 2018

This restaurant was highly recommended by a neighbor (who is a real foodie) and did not disappoint. It is tucked into a tiny space and we had to park two doors down, but it was worth the slight inconvenience. Portions are huge and absolutely delicious....More

Thank johnland2016
Reviewed 13 January 2018

We've loved following the recent movement by chefs to really celebrate "place" and local traditions and ingredients. When visiting Charleston, we really wanted to experience Low Country fare, and The Glass Onion delivered!!! Authentic preparations, honoring age-old traditions, and using locally sourced ingredients -- all...More

Thank Rah-Cha-Cha
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The Good: Quality, Taste, Unusual, Decor, Location The Bad: Service is Spirited This is a fairly new hipsterish place near a major road. The exterior does a great job of advertising the nature of the place ( neat, spare, modern). Parking is good but for...More

Thank RoadLessTraveller
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Ok, basically, I always disliked grits. But after trying the shrimp and grits my wife ordered here - those are great! Yellow corn grits from Geechee Boy. No longer does shrimp and grits mean six shrimp floating in a sea of pasty white grits. The...More

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Fun meal in a spot about 15 minutes outside of historic district. Great down home cooking. Very informal.

Thank Gary F
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13 June 2016|
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Response from mojave | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I only see your question now. If I recall, the meal was around $18, and a drink about 3. Add tip, about $25. I came out with the impression of having had a good bargain.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7826
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Parkwood / Farmfield
  • Neighbourhood: Parkwood / Farmfield
  • Phone Number: +1 843-225-1717
The Glass Onion is one of Charleston’s original home grown, locally focused, all-natural restaurants. Owner and Executive Chef Chris Stewart opened the restaurant in 2008 with fellow culinary colleagues. It was one of the first places in town to support local farmers and purveyors with almost every dish and drink. An eighth generation Alabama native, Stewart’s love and appreciation of southern food shows through his menu. His restaurant boasts comfort food that reflects his time growing up in Alabama, as well as New Orleans and Lowcountry influences. The ever-evolving menu changes daily and features as many local, all natural, hormone-free ingredients as possible. The soulful food draws influence from Stewart’s southern heritage and family recipes, especially from his grandmother Jennie Ruth; and is available for lunch, dinner and Saturday brunch.
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