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Reviewed December 16, 2021

Wonderful evening out with friends. The menu was excellent and server was able to make some changes for us. Salmon was perfection, steak was delicious, and we had plenty to take home. Service was excellent. We will return!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed September 28, 2021 via mobile

Traveling through the area we found this gem on TripAdvisor and it did not disappoint. My husband started with mussels which were excellent. If we had had the rolls at that time, he would have dunked them in the sauce but it did come with...a spoon. His shrimp entree was recommended by Christine, our waitress, and it was superb. He had a chance to use the roll to sop up the sauce and Christine brought him two more rolls so he wouldn’t have to lick the plate. This dish isn’t on the online menu. I had Jess’s favorite salad in the whole world which is now my favorite salad in the whole world. There were so many dishes I wish I could have tried so I guess we’ll just have to travel this way again! I hope we have Christine again because she was so helpful and attentive.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 16, 2021

Used to be my favorite restaurant. No specials on weekends anymore used to love looking for the specials and planning for it.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 19, 2021 via mobile

Ordered takeout of chicken Alfredo with pancetta and peas. No pancetta! No peas! Who is watching the kitchen?More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Jackie D, Owner at Cafe Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2021

We appreciate your feedback, Charlie. Our chicken alfredo has not had peas or pancetta in it since we updated the menu last summer in response to the cutting back of certain items that were going to waste due to Covid. Our menu is subject to...More

Reviewed December 13, 2020

We frequent Cafe Magnolia regularly and are never disappointed. Great food at moderate prices, a quaint atmosphere, and friendly staff make this a family fave whether we dine in or take out.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed October 2, 2020

We ate lunch at Cafe Magnolia for the first time. We were seated on the patio. Very friendly host. Server was quick taking our order and very pleasant the entire time. Food and service both excellent.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 30, 2020 via mobile

I was a regular. The food declined. I stopped going until a neighbor told me there was a new chef. Started back during the summer and the food was better. Last week I ordered my favorite dish and it was not prepared well. How can...a kitchen do that? How can a longtime waitress deliver a dish that looks so different from the norm?More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 20, 2020

I was excited about trying this restaurant. It's been on my radar since the re-opening phase of the quarantine. We had a 6pm reservation. When we arrived we were asked if we want to dine inside or outside. We chose inside due to the 90...degree heat. I wish now we would've chosen outside. The establishment itself is nice. I am not a clean freak but I really felt that the decor and finishing/furniture needed a good deep clean. There was visible dust and dirt on the mirror and lighting within the dining room and the bathrooms were a terrible mess. To add to that there were multiple fly's and gnats bothering us through the entire meal. My entree was very tasty and satisfactory but my husband ordered the Key West Scallops and they had zero taste. No seasoning, no flavor, a major disappointment. I was really looking forward to eating out since we've been cooking at home for months and it was a let down.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 24, 2020 via mobile

My first sit down experience in 3 months! Salmon wrap was heavenly. Delightful deck and efficient staff.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 20, 2020

Been to the Cafe many times. Entrees are excellently prepared and scrumptious. For anyone who may dine at the Cafe, make sure you get the salad that contains the fresh strawberries. I believe it is called Jessicas salad.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 30, 2020

The Café has been newly renovated and under new management . It is fresh, attractive and cozy. The service staff were attentive and personable, and the food was delicious. The greek salad and red pepper soup were the best. I also had a broiled cod...dinner which was tender and tasty. I can't wait to go back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

The restaurant had a casual atmosphere, great service and the food was delicious. I would definitely eat there again.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

I've been here twice and its been wonderful each time. Everything on the menu is amazing. I highly recommend the salads with the friend goat cheese.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

Old home repurposed as a restaurant. Atmosphere is nice and friendly with excellent service. Hummus appetizer is very good. Pork chop was average. Overall food is better than average. It is BYOB which is great.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020

Very pleasant decor & food is delicious. A BYOB which I favor. I have visited several time & have enjoyed ever dinner. Many good choices & seasonal offerings. A must try!

Date of visit: January 2020
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eatcafemagolia, Owner at Cafe Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2020

Hi Chris - thanks for the great feedback! We take a lot of pride in our entrees, happy to hear you've had an enjoyable experience each time. We look forward to serving you again in the near future!

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Yes, Cafe Magnolia offers takeout services.

Cafe Magnolia is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4