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The Glass Onion

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Parkwood / Farmfield
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1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7826
+1 843-225-1717
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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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 3 days ago NEW

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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318 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Larissa C
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quail, mussels and pork belly with all the wonderful sides and everything was excellent. The hospitality and service always shine. Our must stop on our trips to the area. Will drive 100 miles out of the way for a meal here and have done it!

Thank Jon S
Middletown, New Jersey
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103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, we had a waitress from TX help without menu choices. She was spot on with descriptions as well as checking with the chef to make sure there was no chicken stock or chicken ingredients or chicken cross contamination due to my spouse's chicken allergy. All dishes ordered from shrimp with grits and easy pull slide off the bone meat... More 

Thank ExHospitalityPro
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126 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch at The Glass Onion as we were just looking for an interesting restaurant with a local flair! Tables were available and you give your order at the counter and find a comfortable spit to enjoy your meal! Ordered Shrimp Poo Boys and you get a side! Ordered fresh lemonade and it is great. Companion followed my lead and... More 

Thank UncleMoChampion
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on New Years Eve. When we walked in there was no wait and it was only a little over half full. The decor is almost pathetic, that is not where they put their effort in this restaurant. At this point I had pretty low expectations. The waitress was fast and attentive, just the right amount of chatty.... More 

Thank Alan K
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It didn't look like a fancy restaurant, but the quality of food impressed me a lot, the only thing I didn't like is the time, it took 40 minutes to get my food, besides that it was very good!

Thank Jason W
Myrtle Beach
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Had a great lunch at the Onion. Friendly staff was very helpful in selections. We had an oyster po boy that was stuffed with shrimp. The fried catfish with homemade fries was excellent as well. Also had the fried quail that was delicious. Come hungry and you won't be disappointed.

Thank Brian H

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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
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
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, 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: +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?