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The Glass Onion

1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7826 (Parkwood / Farmfield)
843-225-1717
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Ranked #74 of 744 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Organic, Family Fare, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Neighborhood: Parkwood / Farmfield
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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I take several trips to Charleston, which is becoming our favorite vacation spot. This is my third visit to The Glass Onion and with each visit I fall more in love with it. To the southern hospitality of its servers, the quaintness of it's decor not to mention the delicious food. This place is the reason I... More

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Clermont, Florida
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558 reviews 558 reviews
465 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Had the fried Flounder, fries ,cold slaw with the fried oyster on mustard greens salad that was nothing but great. The place was better than expect and jazz piano a treat. Do not miss this place on your trip to Charleston.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Ten minutes from downtown. The menu is amazing both as to variety and as well pricing. Very reasonably priced wine list. One of the appetizers are deviled eggs. They are prepared with pepper jelly and served not just cold...but really cold which makes them even better. I had the trout which may be one of the best trout dishes I... More

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Farmington, Connecticut
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135 reviews 135 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We took a chance and tried this place for our first dinner in Charleston. It was very much out of our comfort zone but we wanted authentic Southern food and we stopped at the right place. The server described all the foods and wines with such gusto it made our moths water. I tried the Pompano ( fish) while my... More

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Clinton, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We read about the restaurant in Fodor's, but did not get around to driving there until a kayak guide recommended it. We found it an excellent lunch spot. Service fast and pleasant, food delicious, some of the best we ate in a week in Charleston. Prices - extremely reaonable. Lots of value here.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

1. Very high level of food for surprisingly modest prices 2. Local and regional ingredients and recipes 3. Casual and friendly 4. Fried chicken Tuesdays are special, but their other menu items can also be stunning

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Charleston, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Glass Onion is first come, first served. Everyone gets in line to order and then gets a seat as available. We stood in line as was the norm. Some other patrons (with the apparent consent of the staff) put personal items on chairs to 'hold' their seats. We seated ourselves and were told (not asked) to move to a... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I had the shrimp po'boy, and it was very good. The shrimp were cooked exactly right and well seasoned. My boyfriend had a pork chop and said it was cooked very well. However, they forgot the broccoli and cheese casserole I ordered, so I had to wait for it for a bit. It was quite tasty when I got it,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The concept is good. I'm all for farm to table. They just tried too hard. The dishes were a bit over complicated. They could still put a spin on the traditional without so much fanfare. The food was fine. I liked my meal I just didn't love it and I wouldn't rush to go back.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Glass Onion was by far the best meal we had on our trip to Charleston. The collard greens and honey cornbread are great.

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