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The Glass Onion

Certificate of Excellence
Parkwood / Farmfield
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1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7826
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We attended a charity event (So impressed with the owner) and had a great appetizer made by Glass Onion. The drinks were provided by Dixie distillery and were out of this world! Birthdays for All was the charity and provides gifts for foster children. The couple who founded this are wonderful!

Thank salvarad26
Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our family loves the Glass Onion, it's child friendly and has delicious food! Whenever in-laws come in from out of town, it's one of the first food spots we hit. Always delicious! Always....

Thank leslieanne80
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have spent a week in Charlestown vacationing. Everything has been great except for tonight's dinner. The Glass Onion was close to our hotel, read reviews from trip advisor and decided to try it. Now being from Kansas City I'm not to adventurous when it comes to food but my wife is, so I stuck to the... More 

Thank Glock A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The very casual decor does not give away the fact that this place appears to be run by some serious foodies, who are committed to farm to table experiences. The menu is very small and slightly quirky, but every item on it was absolutely excellent -- from the Mac n cheese with andouille sausage for the kids to delicately flavored... More 

Thank Michelle M
Florence, South Carolina
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130 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and wonderful food. I had the pork chop and French toast. Wow. Great flavor and combo! Hubby had the fried chicken hoagie. He loved it, but has had better collards. Glad we went!

Thank Debbie R
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu changes twice a day, short menu, everything is local and fresh. What else should you ask for? Service was very friendly and you can see that they really enjoy serving your meal. They know nothing will be wrong! Definitely a place to go in Charleston!

Thank Fabrice L
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a special place committed to taking the freshest local meats, fruits, and produce and turning them into the most inventive, delicious and unique menu items every day. If you are lucky enough to have Danna for your server, her knowledge and personality will enhance the terrific dining experience. The prices are amazingly affordable, the wine list is great... More 

Thank Joy B
Corryton, Tennessee
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were looking for a restaurant convenient to our hotel for lunch in the middle of Tropical Storm Julia when we passed the Glass Onion on US 17 South. I had seen it rated on tripadvisor so I made a U turn and we gave it a try, We were well rewarded! The space reminded me of... More 

Thank ed1dawg
Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always try and find a local brewery wherever we visit, and found Palmetto Brewing Company (also highly recommend!), I asked a couple who lived nearby where they would take friends to, and without hesitation they both said The Glass Onion. This is a perfect example of not judging a book by its cover. The service, food, beer, and dessert... More 

Thank ScottSadie
Avon, Connecticut
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597 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We try to get to Charleston every year or so, and on each visit we make it a point to eat at least once at the Glass Onion -- not for the ambiance, which is rather like a café, but for the innovative and excellently prepared food. This time my husband ordered the Pan Roast Carolina Trout with Tasso Gravy... 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, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?