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The Glass Onion

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$$ - $$$
Parkwood / Farmfield
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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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Sumter, South Carolina
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We are from out of town and made two trips to an auto dealer nearby over a 3 week period. We first had Saturday brunch at the recommendation of the salesman. When we returned a few weeks later we returned for lunch on a weekday. Delicious! Shrimp and grits and Po'boy were outstanding the first time, as were our selections... More 

Thank palmettogirl1982
Columbus, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While in my hometown of Charleston visiting family, we were ready for lunch on a Friday. We have wanted to try Glass Onion for a long time. It is next door to Swing n Swine which we visit often. It was not extremely busy. The place is a decent size. The parking is limited but not terrible. If it was... More 

Thank Amos C
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Glass Onion looks like a fast food joint, you order at the counter and they bring the food to your table but don't be mistaken. It may not have the atmosphere of some of the nicer (expensive) places in town but the quality of the food is comparable to restaurants charging 2-3 times more. The shrimp poor boy was... More 

Thank travlintrav
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Farm to table at its best. Deliscious good. Amazingly friendly service. All 6 of us had something different and everyone was phenomenal. Our favorites were the fresh cut fries, fried green tomato and pimento cheese p.o. boy, fried clam with Carlo and capers p.o. boy and the braised collards. Oh yeah and the bologna egg salad. (we were skeptical too... More 

Thank Kathy G
Beaufort SC
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been passing this place for years during our visits to Charleston SC from Beaufort SC. Each time we passed The Glass Onion we remarked to each other, that we really should stop in for a bite one day. That day came today and we were sorry we hadn't stopped in sooner. I ordered the meat loaf [with mashed... More 

Thank padwag
Shipley, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose to eat at The Glass Onion because it was recommended to us by the Charlestown Tourist Information office, which mentioned that it had been featured on "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives". However, we found it very disappointing. The menu was very limited, with none of the main courses under $13. When we sat down, we noticed a stain on... More 

Thank Phil H
Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Affordable local food done right. The fried quail was so good I had to order a second one to go. Repeated meal several other times and one of my favorite places in the area for local food. I've never had a bad meal, though I generally have went with the quail.

Thank ncsugrad2000
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93 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had only been here 2 days when we found this little gem. We liked that the menu is local and changes daily, our server was super nice and she was all smiles. The guy we first encountered however gave us some weird vibes, like he did not want a family with small babies in the place so that kind... More 

Thank Catie I
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there to get out of the downtown scene. Very interesting restaurant that puts a spin on the classics. The shrimp and grits were a definite winner at our table. They added kale and an amazing sauce. Everyone was picking off my plate. The ribeye is huge and perfect for someone with a big appetite. The only complaint is our... More 

Thank Maria C
Conway, South Carolina
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there because of Diners Drive Ins and Dives. Food was GREAT Way more than you can eat. BUT try to park??? Almost had a few dents in the car. Had the Catfish and my husband had the clam sandwich (blue plate special) Slaw is Perfect!! I would go back. But we were just driving through - go on an... 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
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, 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: +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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