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The Glass Onion

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Parkwood / Farmfield
Cajun & Creole, Organic, Family Fare, Sandwiches
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1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7826
843-225-1717
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11:00 am - 10:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Dessert

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  • 188
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 45
    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
Most recent review
well executed but not special

It serves southern style food, nothing complex. Portions are ok for Charleston area. Sides are typical overcooked southern veggies, no crunchy green beans here, but flavorful with the usual bacon bits and sorghum sweeteners. I had the special, mussels with ground sausage, and I must say they were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
dan p
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Barrie, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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361 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Barrie, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

It serves southern style food, nothing complex. Portions are ok for Charleston area. Sides are typical overcooked southern veggies, no crunchy green beans here, but flavorful with the usual bacon bits and sorghum sweeteners. I had the special, mussels with ground sausage, and I must say they were plump and juicy...best mussels i've had in a long time as most... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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96 reviews 96 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Like many small places, you line up at the counter to place your order. That is where all resemblance to an ordinary place stops. Instead of a number you are given a cartoon character as your marker when you take your seat. The sandwiches are giant and certainly are of the quality of the best poor boys of New Orleans.... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

This place doesn't look like anything much from the outside and if you blink, you'll miss it from the road. Inside is fun and funky, You order at a window from a board that shows the menu items for that day. It's all down home Southern cookin' right down to the pork belly dinner. We had cajun meatloaf, an amazing... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Awesome food. This Chef and his/her team, know how to cook. Simply prepared food, done to perfection with local ingredients. Cool laid back atmosphere and excellent service. Had the beef tongue sandwich the day I went and it was great. You know its good when the food comes and all four people start eating and nodding their heads up and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went out on the diners drive inns and dives web site so we thought we would stop. Showed pictures of fried chicken and it looked so good. Got there and it was not on the menu for today as there menu changes daily. So I got the meat loaf with creamed greens and mashed potatoes. My husband had the pork... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have been living in the Charleston area for over 4 years now and I am sad to say we only went recently. We heard a friend rave about their fried chicken and decided to try it out. We had to call and make a reservation for our chicken dinner. They will ask if you want dark or white meat.... More 

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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184 reviews 184 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Our daughter had mentioned this place and we stopped by for a late lunch on a whim. The food was great. The service was efficient and the waitress was most helpful. It is a unique little place, some call it quirky but we liked it. It is clean and the prices were good. The food was what I would describe... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

After hearing all the ga-ga about how superb the food is, my dining companion and I opted for lunch at the Green Onion on a busy Saturday of shopping errands. Housed in an old convenience store space, you order from a walk up desk. We found the menu offerings somewhat limited and unusual. Nonetheless, my friend ordered a beet salad... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Saw this restaurant on food network, so we had to try! We had braised pork belly, with Charleston red rice and collards. My husband had the shrimp po boy! It was superb, we didn't leave a crumb. Service was excellent! We will back!

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Elk Park
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We actually found The Glass Onion because our first choice had closed. We are glad it worked out the way it did. We started out with a deviled egg, then a garden salad with blue cheese, perfect. I had fried pig ears and we shared fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese. After sharing these apps we were stuffed. Best fried... 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: Cajun & Creole, Organic, Family Fare, Sandwiches

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?