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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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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 194
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 46
    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
Very Good

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
John K
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Lutz, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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368 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lutz, Florida
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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458 reviews 458 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
242 helpful votes 242 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
80 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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440 reviews 440 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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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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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Barrie, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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106 reviews 106 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

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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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?