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“This was indeed the best Dinner in Charleston!” 5 of 5 stars
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Magnolias
185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126 (Downtown)
843-577-7771
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Ranked #16 of 759 Restaurants in Charleston
Price range: $31 - $35
Cuisines: American, European, Continental, Contemporary
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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
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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“This was indeed the best Dinner in Charleston!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

I have to say from appetizer to main course this was the best ! It was a great way to spend our last night in Charleston. The best appetizer was the down south egg rolls! You must order them and the best entree was the seafood and grits ! Now Im writing this before we order desert, but I'm sure that's exquisite as well. Enjoy!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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“A Must in Charleston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We travel to Charleston several times a year and Magnolia's is our "go-to" restaurant for lunch and dinner and sometimes a special brunch if we are in town. We have never had a bad meal there and recommend the Chef's specialties. The fried green tomatoes followed by the parmesan encrusted flounder is a great start to experience this famous restaurant that ignited the culinary scene in Charleston many years ago.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bequia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good food and service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The food was not excellent but was good. My wife's meal was very good but mine was a little over cooked.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Antonio, Texas
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“Gracious setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We had a party of over 20 which was beautifully accommodated with personalized menus. Food was great and staff was attentive.

Visited August 2013
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Aiken, South Carolina
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Continues to outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is one of those restaurants that you can count on to provide you and your friend(s) with a great regional taste treat Today I had the low country bouillabaisse that went way beyond great. Tasty firm white fish, mussels, taso, veggies, shrimp and sausage and so on. Well blended and filling. Others had the fried chicken livers and buttermilk fried chicken. We left satisfied and full. Great service. Well worth the 30 minute wait for a table.

Visited August 2013
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