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The Glass Onion

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Parkwood / Farmfield
Organic, Cajun & Creole, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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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, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 218
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Pimento chesse to die for

The food was incredible. They make their own sausage and their pimento cheese is homemade. The grits are so creamy and perfectly season. The shrimp and grits were wonderful. We would have eaten there again if they were open on Sunday. I would drive back just to eat there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
teacher6997
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Red Springs nc
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Red Springs nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The food was incredible. They make their own sausage and their pimento cheese is homemade. The grits are so creamy and perfectly season. The shrimp and grits were wonderful. We would have eaten there again if they were open on Sunday. I would drive back just to eat there.

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Honea Path, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Creative Southern fare but not a stretch, just enough typical to keep the unadventurous types happy. By southern I mean real southern not just fried dyed and laid to the side. The pig ear sandwich for instance was marvelous. Wait staff minimal ambience average a return worthy experience.

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Abingdon, Illinois
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Very interesting menu! All fresh ingredients! One of the best meals we had in our week in the Charleston area.

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Valdosta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Some of the best food in Charleston!! This is a first come, first serve restaurant. We had to wait to be seated, but the hostess said it would be about 20 minutes and she was true to her word! Great craft beers & hot boiled peanuts while you wait for your dinner to arrive. I had the watermelon/cantaloupe salad and... More 

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South Salem, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Made this restaurant our first stop on our way from Charleston airport to Hilton Head Island. So worth it! Deviled eggs were to die for. Shrimp po boy was ridiculously good. Service was warm and friendly. A must try for delicious southern cooking at fair prices.

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Williams, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Good food, but if want Tuesday chicken special reserve it before Monday at 3. Because chicken wasn't available we had crab cakes and catfish. Both delicious and wonderful side.

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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Just moved to the Charleston area & this was one of our first stops. Good date night option with absolutely delicious, locally-sourced food and friendly, attentive service. The location along a not-so-scenic stretch of busy road is the only thing that keeps this tasty spot from scoring a 5.

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Manning, South Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Not sure how this place gets the rating it does. Our lunch was very disappointing. We live 1 1/2 hours away and look forward to coming to Charleston for great food. The menu is limited. The gumbo tasted like chicken and rice soup out of the can. The shrimp and grips was edible but can't compete with other area restaurants.... More 

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Dunnellon, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Good food and friendly service in a unique atmosphere. I had the chicken and grits with sausage gravy and it was excellent. The place is popular at lunch so arrive early or prepare to wait a few minutes but it is worth the wait - enjoy.

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Marshall, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Excellent food and service. Had a Shrimp Po Boy. I highly recommend it. Attentive staff accommodated our party of 8 nicely. Not much parking. Had to park in a grocery store parking lot half a block away. That is the only reason it doesn't get a perfect review.

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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, Delicatessen

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?