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The Glass Onion

1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7826 (Parkwood / Farmfield)
843-225-1717
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Ranked #87 of 742 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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English first
Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Glass Onion is first come, first served. Everyone gets in line to order and then gets a seat as available. We stood in line as was the norm. Some other patrons (with the apparent consent of the staff) put personal items on chairs to 'hold' their seats. We seated ourselves and were told (not asked) to move to a... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I had the shrimp po'boy, and it was very good. The shrimp were cooked exactly right and well seasoned. My boyfriend had a pork chop and said it was cooked very well. However, they forgot the broccoli and cheese casserole I ordered, so I had to wait for it for a bit. It was quite tasty when I got it,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The concept is good. I'm all for farm to table. They just tried too hard. The dishes were a bit over complicated. They could still put a spin on the traditional without so much fanfare. The food was fine. I liked my meal I just didn't love it and I wouldn't rush to go back.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Glass Onion was by far the best meal we had on our trip to Charleston. The collard greens and honey cornbread are great.

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Columbus, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My husband and I stopped for lunch on our way to Savannah, GA. Their food is pretty good. I had the gulf shrimp po boy and my husband had the fried chicken po boy which were both good. They also have pretty good beer. Service is fast.

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Ardmore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We came based upon the preponderance of good reviews but were very unpleasantly surprised by the lack of service, awful food, and less than stellar ambience. The famous fried chicken was not crispy and in fact soaked by the moisture from the collard greens. It tasted like yesterday's leftovers. Actually KFC would be better. The scallops were nothing special and... More

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I'd seen this restaurant on a food/travel show on Cooking Channel TV and was intrigued when I saw the chef preparing pork belly. For the next year, I thought on and off about my next trip to see my friend in Charleston and swore I was going to visit The Glass Onion. It finally came to pass, and on our... More

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madison, ct
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is simple food done elegantly ..Fantastic ... just really enjoyed the Glass Onion and the food scene around Charleston

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New Jersey
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190 reviews 190 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We saw an episode of DDD focusing on chicken, and Guy Fieri just loved the no-breaking fried chicken leg at The Glass Onion. it was actually one of the blackboard specials when we went today, but I didn't read it right and didn't realize what it was. I ended up ordering the Frenchaletta, which is ham, salami, melted provolone, mustard,... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

I hadn't been to Charleston in about three years and I didn't remember what I ate the last time I was at the glass onion but I did remember that it was a great meal. So today we returned to the scene of the sublime and had a light lunch the likes of which I haven't experienced in a while.... More

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