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Magnolias

185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
+1 843-577-7771
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (187 reviews)
“shellfish” (324 reviews)
“grits” (850 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Soups, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
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1 - 10 of 5,590 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a celebratory lunch at Magnolias in honor of our anniversary. It was our first time to Charleston, so we wanted to get some of the classics. The fried green tomatoes appetizer was simply amazing. Even my husband who does not like tomatoes loved...More

Thank Lydia B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were referred to Magnolias by a bartender at The Brick bar - she said it is a must. So we made a reservation (and you will need one!). By far it is the best restaurant in Charleston! We arrived a little earlier than our...More

Thank marionclarkfla
Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed a great meal at the restaurant with excellent service. We paid the $5 split meal charge but were pleased with the parm crusted fish of the day. This place is worth a visit if you need a good quality restaurant to visit in Charleston.

Thank RRE2400
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Let me say I would give our service a 6 if that were possible. Cory our waiter was fantastic! From the moment we sat down we knew we were in for a treat. They have the best shrimp/scallops and grits which is what I had...More

Thank Flfoodiegirl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Didn't have a reservation on a Friday night but we were happy to have a drink in the Griffon before a table was free. Very good service and food. Good selection of beer and wine. Would go back when next in the city

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our friends and I visited Charleston and this restaurant was recommended by a lady in our incoming flight. What a gift that was!! Starting off with an appetizer of Fried Green Tomatoes, the dining experience was amazing. Most of our group had the chicken breast...More

Thank TimG1754
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We've eaten both brunch and dinner here many times, but have finally decided that brunch is the reason to return. Dinner isn't bad, but in a city loaded with great choices it seems just average. On the other hand, the low country benedict served at...More

Thank Meri M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great service, atmosphere and amazing food. Top notch! The shrimp, scallop and white grits were excellent. The blue cheese house made chips are a must!!! Our waitress was one of the best we have ever had.

Thank Alison T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Charleston is extremely hot and humid in August. We drove down to view a total solar eclipse and spent several days touring the city. On day 5 we were melting after a visit to the Charleston Market. We had read good reviews for this restaurant...More

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I came here for our anniversary and we could not be more satisfied with our dining experience. Our waiter was the best, he was always available and went above and beyond by giving us nice tips for exploring the city. The food...More

Thank Lynn N
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Moradilla1953
23 August 2017|
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Response from Daniel B | Reviewed this property |
Beer, I guess wine too
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Peggy S
6 August 2017|
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Response from kcscb | Reviewed this property |
Do not know. Suggest contacting Magnolia's directly.
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Twaynej11
5 June 2017|
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Response from johnathanw919 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant has free parking in the lot next door. Just show your receipt the guard on the way out, that's it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$35
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
    (located between Cumberland & Queen Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Charleston CARTA to and from Visitors Center can be picked up 1/2 block from the restaurant on the quarter hour. There are also local cab companies and Charleston's famous Rickshaws that will transport guests to their hotels.
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-577-7771
  • E-mail
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