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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

Had an early dinner before the Home and Garden tour and it was wonderful. Service was excellent with a fun waiter and the food was even better. Boiled peanut salad was a new experience and very tasty. The flounder was very well done and scrumptious.

Thank jmckphil
Reviewed yesterday

We had lunch at Magnolias our first afternoon in Charleston. Fried green tomatoes were the best I’ve had. My shellfish and grits were great and the grits also topped any I had in Charleston. My wife enjoyed her stroganoff. We capped the meal with a...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great dinner.. Amazing food and Service Highly recommend it..Seafood was great..Lobster bisque and crab soup was outstanding

Thank catala411
Reviewed 2 days ago

Magnolias is one of the popular Charleston restaurants where it is challenging to get a table for dinner but we stopped in for a late lunch. I really enjoyed the fired green tomatoes with ham and chutney on a bed of grits.

Thank CaliforniaLen
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fabulous....Fabulous....Fabulous! Wonderful ambiance and amazingly delicious food! Highly recommend... but must have reservations

Thank Ronni555
Reviewed 2 days ago

We very much enjoyed our meal here. The menu is a mix of seafood and traditional southern fare. The berry salad was excellent, as was the crabcake appetizer and she crab soup. Macaroni and cheese, offered as an a la carte side, was so-so (too...More

Thank CathyM_CorgiMom
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent cocktails here. This is one of those places where you can fill up on the appetizer alone! Unfortunately on my visit we had a limited time and couldn’t order an entree. The fried shrimp appetizer comes with stewed okra and corn, in which the...More

Thank teecee15
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having had a stellar dining experience here a coupe of years ago, we had high expectations. Unfortunately, we were not so thrilled with our recent visit. One of the dishes we had before was no longer on the menu. The other, fried chicken, tasted only...More

Thank CharlieB8888
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Everything we had was awesome!!! I loved the fried chicken and biscuits! The atmosphere was very upscale southern; warm and friendly. We had great service and the desserts were unbelievable!!! Would return again and again:)))

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner here but it’s insanely busy & you need to get your reservation ahead of time. The food was good. FYI it is a bit more upscale so to avoid feeling out of place you might want to freshen up before going...More

Thank Candice S
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30 January 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
29 January 2018|
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Response from nightcrawlr | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t see any parking near Magnolia’s when I visited in January 2018. All of the downtown parking was seemingly paid parking only.
22 August 2017|
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Response from Daniel B | Reviewed this property |
Beer, I guess wine too
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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