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Magnolias

185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126 (Downtown)
843-577-7771
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Ranked #13 of 743 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $35
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, European, Continental, Contemporary
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: located between Cumberland & Queen Streets
Transit: Charleston CARTA to and from Visitors Center can be picked up 1/2 block from the restaurant on the quarter hour. There are also local cab companies and Charleston's famous Rickshaws that will transport guests to their hotels.
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Hindman, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

While visiting Charleston my daughter and I decided to eat here. Best choice ever. We had the Fried Green Tomatoes as an appetizer. (Delicious). We each had the filet which was served with a potato cake , grilled tomatoes in a delicious sauce. Best meal I ever had. Great place , great service and homey atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The low country bouillabaisse was delicious, as was the chowder. It was a leisurely meal, perfect for a Sunday afternoon. Understood and properly handled gluten free needs. Good wine and beer selection. I'll go back next trip to Charleston.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Always a great place to eat. Staff very attentive, accommodating and efficient ! We got to enjoy at a wedding reception for our niece. The reception went very smoothly and everyone had a great time! Thanks to the great staff!

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Loudonville, Ohio, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I dined at Magnolias with my mother and grown daughter. All three generations were able to find something they wanted to eat. I had the strip steak which was prepared perfectly. The vegetables were really good. We decided to try the fried green tomatoes since we were in the South. They were the best I have ever had. The place... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Great food, good ole' southern cooking! Pretty good service. Food was amazing! Fun and Lively atmosphere. Better to have reservations.

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Plainview, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The food is southern style beautifully presented. The Service and southern hospitality made this a great experience in addition to the delicious food.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We were early for our reservation so sat outside on the steps. A waitress was getting ready for her shift near us. We said hi and she proceeded to get us in, get us a great table and her favorite waiter. That is great service!! I will actually admit I licked the plate of the Scallops appetizer. My friend ordered... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Magnolias was recommended by a fantastic tour guide. The interior of the restaurant looks as much like being in someone's lovely, traditionally-styled home as it does a restaurant. Service was prompt, professional, cordial, not pretentiously saccrine (thank you very much!). An updated take on low country favorites was perfectly satisfying and delicious, better than expected. Generous, but not ridiculously huge,... More

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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We didn't hav reservations but ate @ the bar which was more personable. Couple next 2 us, very friendly, southern hospitality, its TRUE. Portions r large, I would recommend ordering 1 entree & appetizer & share 4 2people. Prices were reasonable & wine selection good. I had pistachio encrusted mai mai, special in more ways than 1. Husband had tuna... More

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Florence, South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Had lunch with friends, we made reservations and were quickly seated upon arrival. The menu is very diverse and I had trouble deciding. I settled on the Fried Green Tomatoes off the appetizer menu. These were not simple FGT's....these were served with creamy grits, country ham and carmelized onions. This dish was absolutely DELICIOUS and was very filling for an... More

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Additional Information about Magnolias

Address: 185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
Phone Number: 843-577-7771
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 35
Cuisine: American, European, Continental, Contemporary

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