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185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
+1 843-577-7771
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Soups, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
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Reviewed yesterday

From the very fishy she crab soup to the burnt brussel sprouts and the undercooked shrimp and the disgusting salmon deviled eggs. Nothing worked to our palate

Thank Larry R
Reviewed yesterday

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Magnolias. We ate at a number of restaurants, and this one was a highlight. There is so much to try, it is hard to land on what you want to eat. The environment is very relaxing and enjoyable....More

Thank Jeffery C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went there with friends and had an undesirable table but charming server. Unfortunately, once we got our food, we never saw our server again. I have eaten here a couple of times over the past few years, and our friends couldn’t wait to eat...More

Thank matkiss
Reviewed 2 days ago

Food was great. Had crab cake sandwich and fried green tomatoes. Yum. Only complaint..... tables are tightly spaced. Chair backs are very close to patrons behind you.

Thank TravelMore17
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visiting for a long weekend with friends and theyveanted to watch football so we found Magnolias—great find! It took a few minutes to get seated even though we had a reservation. Greg was a good waiter, made lots of recommendations. It’s restaurant week here so...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

we returned after remembering the restaurant from 15 years ago and the food was just as good. Our waiter's recommendations were spot on and we enjoyed the fried green tomatoes, bouillabaisse and catch of the day. The service was good although the restaurant was so...More

Thank P M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Magnolias was at the forefront of the fine dining era in Charleston. A recent lunch there proved it had not lost a step. The tomato bisque with Parmesan was still wonderful (although I found the cup a little small) and the crab bisque the same....More

Thank John H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Magnolia is probably one of the best restaurants I've ever visited. The restaurant is elegantly appointed, not fussy. The waiter we had was attentive, offered great menu suggestions, and was a true professional. But the food - amazing! I wanted true southern fare, and this...More

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed appetizers one night and dinner another night at Magnolia's after being introduced to it on a kitchen walking tour. Every thing we ate was delicious. Did not try the dessert. All though the restaurant was very busy, we had good service. Prices were reasonable.

Thank Lorraine D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Magnolia is a wonderful example of inspired Southern Cooking on a high level on popular East Bay St in downtown Charleston, an area that is truly a food mecca. We went for lunch and were pleasantly surprised that the prices were reasonable at this upscale...More

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22 August 2017|
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Response from Daniel B | Reviewed this property |
Beer, I guess wine too
Peggy S
5 August 2017|
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Response from 008Menlogirl | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know if its open Christmas but you could check their website.
5 June 2017|
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Response from Dreyfus01 | Reviewed this property |
Large 4 level parking garage directly across the street.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$35
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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