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The Glass Onion

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Parkwood / Farmfield
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1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7826
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went for dinner on a Saturday night, we wait around 15 minutes to get a table. Our entire experience was very good. We order Shrimps and Grits, Scallops with Hoppin' John, Garlic bread, and a bottle of white wine (Annalisa Pinot Grigio). The prices were reasonable and the food was delicious. Our favorite dish was the shrimp with grits.... More 

Thank Sofia M
Atlanta, GA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped by after reading the good reviews and wasn't disappointed! Very creative meals and delicious! Would definitely go back when in the area!

Thank crush99
Port Charlotte, Florida
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Robert and I always enjoy trying new places and the Glass Onion didn't fail us. Its a rather quirky place, with the menu changing nightly, but there are many options. The night we visited there were several choices.Even though I didn't order it, I loved their idea of a POWERMOVE which was a watermelon bite+scallops+ a glass of wine. I... More 

Thank Kas B
Astatula, Florida
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They have a changing menu, good food and well trained staff. The restaurant is noisy and normally have a wait time. The food is worth the wait.

Thank WaterwayLady
Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visiting with family. This is one of their favorite restaurants. Very casual, immediately off Hwy 17 in West Ashley (don't let that stop you). The wait staff was wonderful; we had a larger group and Kelly did a great job fielding all the questions and getting the orders 100% correct. The menu includes delicious signature cocktails and entrees with twists.... More 

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Maryland, United States
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best meals I've had. The owner's farm to table philosophy is spot on and the food definitely shows it. Started with a few apps: deviled eggs, shrimp toast, quail breast, and chicken liver mousse. Moved on to the Cheshire pork chops w/ dirty rice. Finished w/ homemade peach cobbler. EVERYTHING WAS SUPERB! The staff was extremely helpful,... More 

Thank Randy M
Woodbridge, Connecticut
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very nice dinner here and our waiter was really very helpful. Started with a shrimp toast which was a little like the kind you get at Chinese take out places only not greasy in the least. Also some boiled green peanuts. Main course was fried catfish with a corn bread coating, fantastic. And a shrimp and grits done... More 

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Bon Air
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the shrimp toast as an appetizer which was great! They are not overly large and suggest ordering one per person. Highly recommend the catfish and the shrimp and grits. Both meals were outstanding! Look forward to stopping by on our next trip to Charleston.

Thank BadgerGurl01
Lockesburg, Arkansas
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A top reason to go back to Charleston. The food was wonderful and the portions were large enough for a second meal. The staff was amazing and made us feel right at home and very welcome. The fact that they serve fresh and organic food made it be that much better. We left full and happy.

Thank ddmg2014
Kettering, Ohio, United States
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the person behind the counter to the people attending tables, this place was VERY friendly and helpful. The food was...wow! I had the Fried Green Tomato Sandwich with a very tasty pimento spread, and my husband had a "REALLY good" TLT which he still talks about. To top it off, they serve adult beverages, too. A must-stop-place when in... 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, 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
Local cuisine, Families with children
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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