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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%
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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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Reviewed yesterday

My family of four ate dinner here on a Saturday night during our recent vacation to Hilton Head and Charleston. I made the reservation weeks in advance and we were seated right away. I'm not sure if it was because we had kids (13 and...More

Thank JMBC
Reviewed yesterday

I cannot say enough good things about Magnolia's. My party of 10 came here to celebrate my sister's bachelorette party. Our waiter was very friendly and quick. He had our plates and empty glasses cleared quickly, I love a clean table. The food was nothing...More

Thank Ashley N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've eaten here many times since it opened in 1990. I'm not sure it is quite as good as it was in the past but perhaps it is due to comparisons to other great restaurants in Charleston. Our dinner was really good. Service was great....More

Thank STEPHENSTRAVEL
Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed our dinner at Magnolia's. Appetizers to dessert was excellent and delicious. Service outstanding. Can't wait to return for another great dinner.

Thank noraquinn2016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went back for bouillabaisse it was so delicious. Fresh seasonal salad with fruits and veggies! I saw plenty of people raving about fried chicken.

Thank Terry A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited with a group of 12 for lunch on a Friday, and really enjoyed our meal. The portabella rye Reuben was great, and so was their specialty catch of the day. The place is a little more formal than we expected, but this is a...More

Thank Laur12345
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of those menus where you want to order everything. Put this on top of your Charleston restaurant list! And don't forget the fried green tomatoes

Thank NellyLouise
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had the southern egg roll and my wife had the crab bisque for appetizers. Both were excellent! The service was quite good as well. Now to the main courses....my wife had the buttermilk chicken breast. We expected sensational chicken based on reviews. Not so....it...More

Thank Matt J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed the fried chicken plate. Very surprisingly, their collard greens were the most enjoyable part of my meal (I suppose because they were unexpectedly and unusually delicious). The waitress was extremely helpful and warm. Great southern cooking!

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 6 days ago

They make this awesome cream cheese butter to go with the local bread. We cant even remember which appetizers we got... so that must tell you something. We ordered the fried chicken for dinner. It was pretty good. Well cooked. Staff was attentive and not...More

Thank mayjal
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Twaynej11
5 June 2017|
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Response from SilverBull8t | Reviewed this property |
We parked at the Visitor Centre and walked a bit.
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Cheryl Jones L
27 March 2017|
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Response from Dreyfus01 | Reviewed this property |
We have usually made reservations the day before and gotten a time that was favorable. Exceptions could be on holidays or prime weekend evenings when one may want to plan ahead by securing reservations a bit more in advance.
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DoSea D
6 March 2017|
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Response from Dreyfus01 | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code that I know of. I would not go there in shorts and a tee shirt but that is me. You would be comfortable in nice casual. The feel of the restaurant is definitely casual and friendly. Patrons are... More
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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, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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
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