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The Glass Onion

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Parkwood / Farmfield
Organic, Cajun & Creole, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7826
843-225-1717
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 11
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great lunch!

We really enjoyed our lunch at the Glass Onion, a terrific southern/creole restaurant just outside of the historic part of Charleston. Husband had shrimp and grits, and I had two fried eggs over fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese, and grits. Delicious! We shared a bread pudding with whiskey... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
MDMomof3
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Bethesda, MD
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Bethesda, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We really enjoyed our lunch at the Glass Onion, a terrific southern/creole restaurant just outside of the historic part of Charleston. Husband had shrimp and grits, and I had two fried eggs over fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese, and grits. Delicious! We shared a bread pudding with whiskey sauce that I will be thinking of for quite some time.

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Cordele, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Four of us just had lunch there coming into Charleston. If you weren't looking for it, I'm not sure you would notice it. My gumbo was good and spicy with lots of tender chicken. The shrimp toast was interesting. The topping is so light it almost seems like shrimp foam (this is a good thing). A friend had the grilled... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

One of the restaurants in the area recommended us to try the Glass Onion which we were pleasantly surprised. It doesn't seem much from the outside but the food was amazing. We tried the fried green tomatoes, deviled eggs and the shrimp and grits special for the day which had a creamy vegetable base. Highly recommend trying this restaurant if... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The place was recommended by a merchant in Savannah. Boy were we quite surprised by the quality and value of this unpretentious "hole in the wall" restaurant. Southern food at its best. My wife ordered Shrimp and grits which was so fresh, silky smooth and savory while I got the crab cakes which was seasoned perfectly. The shrimp toast appetizer... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 500 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stopped in to the Glass Onion, (located right next door to Swig and Swine great BBQ), after my sister had read about it and put it down as a thing to do while in Charleston. We came for a light evening meal on our last night. We all had light fare, gumbo and blue cheese butter lettuce salad, parmesan... More 

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Pittsburgh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

On a very short trip to Charleston, our hotel recommended this restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised! The atmosphere is comfortable and casual and the host was very welcoming. We liked the farm to table concept. My son had fried catfish and I had the halibut special. We both loved our meals. We spent 8 more days in the Lowcountry... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Loved the menu with all sorts of delicious southern options. My husband and I got the fried catfish and quail with collards, grits, cole slaw, and vegetables. The breading was light and delicious. They also give you free boiled peanuts as an appetizer!

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GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Menu changes twice daily if I am not mistaken. Food was delicious and excellently prepared. Was able to bring the whole family (baby friendly). Really enjoyed from apps through dessert.

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Brunswick, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My wife and I had heard about this place from several people so we decided to check it out. We went for brunch on Saturday and got there at about 10:45AM and it was busy but not crowded. I got the Scrambled Egg and Cheese Po Boy with grits, she got the Fried Kurios Farm Green Tomatoes with Pimento Cheese,... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The tastiest shrimp po' boy I have ever eaten. Local shrimp are salted and battered just right. Rummolade sauce is just right. Try it with a slice of cold, local watermelon. The homemade chocolate pudding is the perfect ending.

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Additional Information about The Glass Onion

Address: 1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7826
Phone Number: 843-225-1717
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Parkwood / Farmfield
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Organic, Cajun & Creole, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7826
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Parkwood / Farmfield
  • Neighborhood: Parkwood / Farmfield
  • Phone Number: 843-225-1717

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Organic, Cajun & Creole, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?