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“Lunch” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Magnolias

Magnolias
185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126 (Downtown)
843-577-7771
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Ranked #13 of 736 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.
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Just wanted to say how disappointed we (4) were at the slow...slow service we experienced recent,y at this restaurant. It took near on 2 hours for what was intended to be a 1 hour lunch. Poor uninterested serviced with non attentive and un-skilled staff. Never go back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Southern Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Went to Magnolias for brunch planning on having their eggs benedict. I couldn't resist the fried chicken breast, mashed potatoes and collard greens. The chicken was juicy and tender with a crispy crust. The potatoes and collards were fabulous and it all went well with the best bloody mary ever. The service was great and the atmosphere perfect. I'd eat there every time I'm back in Charleston.

  • Visited October 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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Chicago, Illinois
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic Meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

My wife and I were in Charleston for the day and stopped into Magnolias for lunch. We had a fantastic meal and a very enjoyable experience! I would highly recommend Magnolias if you are in the area!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“GREAT FOOD”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Food and service were great. Have to try the oyster appetizer. They also have a complimentary parking lot a few paces from the restaurant which makes driving to downtown easy since you don't have to worry about a parking spot. Just need them to validate your ticket.

Visited October 2013
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Indiana
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81 reviews 81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Beautiful restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We had lunch here and it was so beautiful inside. Tablecloths, changed out our silverware between meals, Excellent wine and great service. We had shrimp & grits everywhere we ate this week and I loved these the best. We had the chicken livers appetizer and for anyone who likes them these are fabulous! The blue crab soup was great also. The prices were reasonable for lunch and dinner menu was somewhat higher. I can only imagine how wonderful dinner would be here.

Visited October 2013
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