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185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
+1 843-577-7771
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (291 reviews)
“shellfish” (379 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Soups, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
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Reviewed today

The staff was friendly & very helpful. Our group of five were seated promptly by a friendly employee. The food was excellent! I ordered a porkchop and red rice. Delicious!

Thank fredakd
Reviewed today via mobile

My family and I visited here after a long hot day of sightseeing. We made a last minute reservation to avoid any waiting. The interior of this place is classic and beautiful, including the white table cloths. I almost felt bad bringing my two young...More

Thank Bruce0918
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was my first time visiting Charleston, and I heard I had to have the food here...and they were right!! I ordered the Fried Chicken and Shimp and Scallop Grits! The meal was amazing and they are excellent with food allergies (I’m allergic to Shrimp)...More

Thank Kelly L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

While in Charleston, this is a must do. The restaurant is beautifully appointed. We had 3 appetizers and all were excellent. Our waiter was awesome and very friendly. We couldn't believe all the diners were mostly eating fried chicken.

Thank LWL6
Reviewed yesterday

Traditional Southern Charm with wonderful seafood and southern dishes. Great service by very pleasant staff. The dining atmosphere and experience is elegant.

Thank Ed R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not inexpensive, but for just a few dollars more than you will pay at the "affordable " restaurants around City Market you can get some great food and outstanding service.

Thank markfarner58
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We’re so glad we made it to Magnolia’s. Delicious from start to finish with great cocktails and a huge wine list. Service was excellent with very knowledgeable waitstaff. Don’t miss it - reserve ahead!

Thank SusanOI
Reviewed 2 days ago

We travel from out of town to visit here two or three times a year. Service was excellent and the variety of food was excellent. However the food prep has gone downhill. All of our fish was overcooked and dry (it was the fresh catch),...More

Thank s j
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My friends and I were drinking in the area and stopped by for what we thought was just appetizers. We were welcomed by our server (can’t remember his name but he was extremely tall and from Charleston) he was outstanding and convinced us to stay...More

Thank caseyelizabeth97
Reviewed 3 days ago

We just loved Magnolias. Beautiful food, great service, the place was packed, lucky I had booked weeks in advance. The best meal we enjoyed in Charleston. Highly recommended. Try the Fried Chicken and the Pecan Pie you will not be disappointed.

Thank Compass13
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Questions & Answers
June 13, 2018|
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Response from Crispyj | Reviewed this property |
Easily within walking distance, will help after the good meal. I just wore Khakis and a button down shirt, almost seemed a little over dressed by comparison
June 4, 2018|
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Response from patriziat926 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure if they were gluten free . Sorry, but they do have a menu listed on their website.
January 30, 2018|
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Response from Dreyfus01 | Reviewed this property |
One half block directly opposit Magnolias and up a short drive way is a very large and inexpensive city parking lot. The lot directly next to Magnolias is chained during certian hours and my be open at the end of the... More
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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