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The Glass Onion

1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7826 (Parkwood / Farmfield)
843-225-1717
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Ranked #77 of 735 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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Largo, FL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

After a lovely day at Middleton Place, the clerk in the garden department shop recommended "The Glass Onion". The fried trout, with over easy eggs and sweet potato hash was AMAZING! My husband enjoyed his pork chop and eggs...eclectic and a happening place. Only wish we split a brunch, so dessert could have been an option...several options looked divine! :... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The food here is fresh and amazing. I ordered the fried pig ear po-boy with duck liver dirty rice. I don't know how they cooked the rice, but I am pretty sure I was in foodie heaven. It was savory and had no liver tatse, but the flavor was popping. The po boy was very tasty as well. The bread... More

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Heard so much about this place, so had high expectations. Missed by a mile. Had the fried quail, which was too salty. Succotash tasted like something out of a can. Husband got a chicken pasta dish. Noodles were gigantic... Like lasagna noodles, and there might have been a tablespoon of chicken in this so-called chicken pasta.

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Graysville
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94 reviews 94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

For lunch, a good variety of sandwiches and desserts. Really good gumbo and a nice dense cornbread that is served with honey. A little outside of the main part of Charleston but it is easy to find and plenty of parking,

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Excellent choice of restaurant in West of Ashley area on outskirts of Charleston. On passing the building we were intrigued by the name and only when we Googled it, realised it was a restaurant. The Glass Onion uses locally sourced ingredients where possible and the menu changes twice daily - lunch and dinner. We visited on 3 consecutive nights and... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Personally I don't love how you order your food at the window. We had to wait in line for quite a bit to order and I'd rather have been sitting waiting for waitstaff to take my order. The food did come out fairly quick and it was very good. Everything was fresh, local and yummy so I'll definitely go back.... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I have been to the Glass Onion a couple of years ago right after seeing an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. I love little funky restaurants that connect with the local community for its source of fresh food and the Glass Onion fits the bill. When we arrived for dinner, the restaurant was full and bustling with what seemed... More

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Palm Coast, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Located on busy hwy 17 on the outskirts of Charleston, this eatery really delivers. New to the area we stopped at a welcome center looking for a place to have a late lunch. The Glass Onion came highly recommended and now we know why! Generous portions-an "eggcellent" eggplant poboy for one and a fresh large broiled flounder accompanied by heaping... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

On the Savannah Highway, this little place looks like nothing on the outside, but is a true gem. Small and filled, but not noisy - everyone too busy enjoying food. All fresh, local and the menu changes daily. I had pan roasted trout on some kind of corn something underneath that was the best meal of our trip. Husband had... More

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Glass Onion was suggested to us by a local Charlestonian and I'm so glad we took his advice. The food here was delicious. We came for lunch and just beat the crowd by about 10 minutes. Great menu options and they pride themselves on getting local produce, shrimp, fish etc. My husband enjoyed his shrimp po boy, it indeed... More

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