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The Glass Onion

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Parkwood / Farmfield
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1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7826
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the best meals I ever had! Rivals Commanders Palace in New Orleans! It is definitely a hidden gem.

Thank Alan F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good locally sourced good. Well prepared. Had to wait for table and service was slower, but attentive but this was due to busy-ness of restaurant. Some very good house drinks.

Thank Stuart W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My first visit to Glass Onion (it will not be my last) was for the annual Julia Child Dinner. The dinner was fabulous! I started with the Oeuf a la Borgenione with a fantastic liver mousse. Then a stuffed quail and finishing with a chocolate creme brûlée. I had the wine pairing, which was excellent. What I also really enjoyed... More 

Thank Murfcat
Charleston, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Glass Onion has been a staple for a number of years and I admittedly don't get there as much as I should but love every time I do. Rarely have the chance to enjoy lunch at the GO but recently was able to do just that. Service was as always fast friendly and done with a smile. The food... More 

Thank SCD200
Tinley Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've visited Charleston a couple years in a row now, and the Glass Onion has been on our bucket list since the beginning. We finally made it there this trip. In a "food town" like Charleston, there are so many excellent places to eat. The Glass Onion is positively 100% one of them!. My family visited for lunch recently, ordering... More 

Thank brs59
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had fried green tomatoes with a pimento cheese topping for an appetizer. The fresh sea scallops were so tender and perfectly cooked and complimented the hand-made pasta with a cream sauce very lovely. And we also shared shrimp and grits (wasn't on the menu) which had sort of a jumbalia spin on it with sausage and... More 

Thank Christina M
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exceptional food and service!!!!!! The majority of us ordered the catfish -- wonderful! Hubby loved the crab cakes. Deviled eggs were yummy!! Will definitely be back when in the area!

Thank MsFeNC
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am torn between writing this review or not...this place is drop dead supreme...but if i say it...more people will come....!! We had a fried chicken po boy and a shrimp po boy. It was some of the best fried chicken I have had since my grandmother passed away. The shrimp were beyond perfect...they were etherial...they were the holy grail... More 

Thank gene k
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With butcher paper-lined tables and deli-style ordering, this place provides simple and easy access to gourmet Lowcountry/Southern cuisine. My husband and I had the shrimp and grits made with a creamy tomato sauce and the BEST collard greens I have ever tasted, aside from my grandmother's. Staff are super helpful and once you are seated they serve you where you... More 

Thank erinschaf
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 6:30 reservations and were seated right on time. I had fried cat fish, My wife had shrimp and scallops. Our servers was very friendly and efficient. The meals ere served very hot freshly prepared. The restaurant professes Farm to table, From the taste of the food, it is easy to believe. The couple that was with us were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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: 18432251717
The Glass Onion is one of Charleston’s original home grown, locally focused, all-natural restaurants. Owner and Executive Chef Chris Stewart opened the restaurant in 2008 with fellow culinary colleagues. It was one of the first places in town to support local farmers and purveyors with almost every dish and drink. An eighth generation Alabama native, Stewart’s love and appreciation of southern food shows through his menu. His restaurant boasts comfort food that reflects his time growing up in Alabama, as well as New Orleans and Lowcountry influences.

The ever-evolving menu changes daily and features as many local, all natural, hormone-free ingredients as possible. The soulful food draws influence from Stewart’s southern heritage and family recipes, especially from his grandmother Jennie Ruth; and is available for lunch, dinner and Saturday brunch.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?