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The Glass Onion

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Parkwood / Farmfield
Organic, Cajun & Creole, Sandwiches, Family Fare
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1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7826
843-225-1717
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Sunday
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 196
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
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
Surprisingly good!

Checked TripAdvisor before trying this small restaurant while on our quest to experience restaurants close to the campground we plan to bring 20 RVs to next year. This will be on the list as having an unusual menu but really tasty food. I had the chicken curry with rice and husband had shrimp... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
MarlaW93
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Anderson, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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371 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Anderson, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Checked TripAdvisor before trying this small restaurant while on our quest to experience restaurants close to the campground we plan to bring 20 RVs to next year. This will be on the list as having an unusual menu but really tasty food. I had the chicken curry with rice and husband had shrimp poboy. We splurged and had peanut butter... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The fries are really hot but other than that just ok. The Cajun shrimp and rice was good. Not much atmosphere but good for the hotel guests out on Savannah Hwy.

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Westchetser ny
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Fresh well prepared Southern comfort dining. Fries are "out of bounds". Advertise wild caught shrimp and they were excellent alongside smoky collards and grits. Great sevice. Worth every penny.

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Lutz, Florida
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This one of the better dinners we had in Charleston, the menu changes on a regular basis and they had just printed out the evening's menu when we arrived. This not a fancy place by any stretch and is very casual. The food is wonderful, I had fresh pan fried Jack Crevalle that was perfectly cooked and my wife had... More 

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West Branch, Michigan, United States
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It advertises itself as a place where fresh ingredients are prepared in unique and rotating fashion, so everything they serve might not be available every day. That being said, what we ordered was absolutely delicious! Lamb Ragout was the special, and it was the best mix of flavors I've had in a long time. The catfish was great, and the... More 

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Moorpark, California
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461 reviews 461 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We dined here based on good reviews and were not disappointed. It's a casual little place with some surprisingly sophisticated dishes and also some down home cooking on the same menu. Hubby had their Cheshire Pork Chops over a Broccoli and Rice Casserole. I had Braised Rib and Mushroom Pasta with Kale. Everything was fresh, cooked and seasoned perfectly. Not... More 

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Bergen County, NJ
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had the meatloaf which was huge and very peppery...my kids liked it. My shrimp p.o. boy was ok but the french fries with the hollandaise sauce was a big hit. Gone in 2 seconds flat! Sweet tea was just right with plenty of free refills. However, the deviled eggs were nothing special. It was a cute place and it... More 

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South Burlington, VT
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104 reviews 104 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We have driven by The Glass Onion many times but made a point of stopping for dinner on a recent Saturday evening. We had checked out the website and were intrigued by the menu offerings. I have to start by mentioning Sebastian, our extraordinary server. He was welcoming and most helpful with suggestions and descriptions. I think we might have... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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444 reviews 444 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Don't expect a $5 lunch deal meal here with fries - this place is local home Southern cooking that is fresh. Menu changes regularly due to what is available. Usually the best place to find the menu is on the chalkboard. I had the gumbo and cornbread. Cornbread was the most dense I had ever had but extremely flavorful, was... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I was intrigued by this restaurant because of its website. I loved the idea of southern food, the local food sources and so forth. Little did I know I had driven right by it without seeing it! Anyway, the service was speedy and great and food was to die for. I got their meatloaf, mashed potatoes and greens, which sounds... More 

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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, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?