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Malia's

120 Laurens St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-3888
(803) 643-3086
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Ranked #1 of 137 restaurants in Aiken
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 19, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Orangeburg, South Carolina
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136 reviews 136 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Delicious Pork scallopini with a side salad ( great vinaigrette ) for my wife, vegetable risotto for me. Really good food, professional waitstaff, comfortable seating, pleasant contemporary ambiance. A great choice for lunch.

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Martinez, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I recently enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Malia's in Aiken. We were both very pleased with the subdued ambiance of the restaurant and the delicious curried chicken salad and shrimp skewers. For dessert, we couldn't resist the mocha chocolate crème brulee! We can't wait to go back this week! This is probably among the best, if not... More

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Columbia, SC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Drove an hour to eat lunch at Malia's. Definitely worth the drive! Both my friend and I had the Tilapia Flatbread sandwich--we should've split it because it was definitely big enough to share. We shared the Raspberry Pie, which was a walk through heaven! The food is all very fresh and elegantly prepared. The service is impeccable.

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Boone, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great service - very attentive without being bothersome. The raspberry pie with vanilla ice cream would have been enough to make me rave about Malia's but my entree of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, watermelon slices, and green beans almost made me cry. The chicken was recently added to the menu. It's a three-day prep and worth it. The menu said... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

There are a number of restaurants in Aiken, some good and some just okay. Malia's is excellent. From the moment you walk into this wonderfully remodeled restaurant, you are warmly greeted and seated. The flow of white table cloths seems endless. Service was very attentive without being oppressive. My wife ordered the duck special and it was marvelously crispy. Many... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This used to be one awesome restaurant. Not like it used to be and since there are so many more choices in the Aiken area....this has a lot of really good competition. Noisy rooms makes for difficult conversation. It's more of a 'ladys' place now.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Malia's has been a favorite since we moved to Aiken 21 years ago. The food & presentation are exceptional & the wait staff give perfect attention. Wonderful for a special occasion or when you just want to feel pampered. Make sure you try their Spinach salad & raspberry pie along with any entree. You won't be disappointed

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Williston, SC, USA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is always a wonderful experience to dine at Malia's. Perhaps the lure comes from the very name. What about French eating is not alluring? However, when I go there for lunch even the salads have something special about them: it can be the combination of fruit and vegetables, the special dressings from which one chooses, or a special preparation... More

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Aiken, SC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Delicious, fresh, and innovative selections. My fave is fried green tomato BLT with pimento cheese sandwich. Menu changes frequently. Great choice for lunch or dinner. Check hours and days open before going. Reservations are a good idea.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We ate here a year ago and had a great meal! This time it was still good, but the lamb and Tuna came to table overcooked to all that ordered it. But, they bought us 3 free desserts for table to compensate!

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