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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 200
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 49
    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
Great Chicken!

Very good chicken dinner. Fast service and clean place. Popular with the locals. Menu isn't very broad for dinner but had something for everyone.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
ShelbyJeanG
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Corbin, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Chapin, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Saw this on diners drive ins and dives, so we had to try. Food was weird, portions were small. We were not impressed. We won't be back.

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Corbin, Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Very good chicken dinner. Fast service and clean place. Popular with the locals. Menu isn't very broad for dinner but had something for everyone.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We went at noon for lunch during the week. The food was more done up than I had originally wanted. I think they put too many ingredients on one plate. My grandfather got an arugula sandwich that he said was awesome. I got a plate of 4 sides since I wasn't too hungry. That was a HUGE mistake! The sides... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

So happy we stopped in. Totally worth it all especially b/c the portions we generous & who doesnt love having a goodie box for later! The bleu cheese on our salad which they only charged $1 for was worth the visit and the rice with liver was something you just have to try! They even made us something special b/c... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Husband had the shrimp cakes and grits and it was his favorite meal in Charleston. I had the gumbo and grilled pimento cheese and they were both excellent. I really enjoyed the local made peppermint ice cream for dessert, tasted like the best homemade.

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Columbia KY
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156 reviews 156 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

MY wife and I selected this spot based on TV exposure and Tripadvisor. It is the real deal. The service is good, and the food is excellent. I had the shrimp cakes and grits. I expected to order some of their fresh baked cookies, however they did not have any on our visit. I saw some great looking poboys at... More 

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Canton, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The name maybe a little different but the food and staff are top notch. I like the fact that the menu changes weekly. Keeps life in the locals. I had the clam po boy and it was very good. Well prepared and plenty of it. I gave a low rating on price because our gift card was charged more than... More 

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Chico, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

While on a girl's trip in Charleston, my friends and I had to try the Glass Onion. Great name and, as foodies, we could not resist. Since they are a "Farm to Table" restaurant their menu changes a couple times a day. We wanted to try some local cuisines. The evening we visited The Glass Onion we enjoyed Shrimp Boudin... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We were on the hunt for the best fried chicken in the Charleston area and found it here at the Glass Onion. Pretty sure it's the moistest chicken we've ever eaten. The bread pudding was delicious. Also purchased the Belle's country sausage and it was very flavorful. Wouldn't have it for breakfast again but it would be great in grits... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

This was our first restaurant visit in Charleston, and our server was as charming as we hoped. The menu has a delicious wide selection of low country foods. I enjoyed the fried green tomatoes and collard greens. My husband was delighted with his shrimp and grits. They offered us a bottle of wine on special. The prices are good. It... 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?