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The Glass Onion

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1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7826
+1 843-225-1717
11:00 am - 9:00 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been hearing about this place for a while and so glad I checked it out. I went for Saturday brunch around 11 and there was a little bit of a wait, but it was well worth it. The decor is quirky and cute and the service was attentive and friendly. The pimento cheese is killer and deviled eggs... More 

Thank Amanda C
Portland, Maine, United States
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was very close to our hotel and I had seen it recommended several times. The food is farm to table, so the menu varies. It was hard to choose between the different options during our visit. The deviled eggs and squash soup were so good and the macaroni salad was probably the best I've had a restaurant. My... More 

Thank Tiffany E
Poolesville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to lunch at the Glass Onion and was intrigued with the menu. Kelli at the front counter took our order and assigned us Miss Piggy to designate our order. Not your regular menu compared to most restaurants. Kelli was also our server. She was friendly and efficient!!!

Thank Cary F
Kimgston NY
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit, went for dinner. Upscale twist on southern cuisine. Catfish and shells were great. Pimento cheese was different but enjoyable. The gumbo was heavy handed on the herbs and not my favorite. Service was great. Nice experience.

Thank msilverwoman
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed lunch. First visit. We had trout special and catfish poboy. All very good. Not fancy but good food and good service.

Thank Dukeatbrays
Tallahassee, Florida
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138 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way through Charleston based on the Trip Advisor reviews. We had high expectations for our meal, and it was pretty good. We both had the shrimp po'boys and shared fries with the Glass Onion special sauce. I didn't like the special sauce, but my husband did. The po'boys were awesome with wonderful rolls. The service... More 

Thank Florida-Traveler-US
Mt. Pleasant, SC
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The menu offers different food selections. Just a few to choose from. But, most prove to be very interesting.

Thank Grouper1951
Charleston, South Carolina
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320 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

This little restaurant sits on the side of the highway next to a BBQ joint that always seems to be full. The inside definitely gives the feeling of an independent operator. You order at the front register and they bring the order out to you. The food at this place was amazing. I went with a sandwich and then ordered... More 

Thank Anthony P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

We have family that live nearby and this is there favorite place. We had tasty drinks to start and all of the food had a unique take on it.

Thank Eric B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Exceeded my expectations! I was excited from the start by the cornbread with honey. I wasn't sure I would like Shepherd's Pie with lamb, but the flavor was amazing! The meat was so tender and delicious. It came with a huge fresh salad. I thought the atmosphere was cozy and the music selection was perfect! We were so glad we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids
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: +1 843-225-1717
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?