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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 - 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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Savannah, Georgia
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

went around 3 pm after an appointment in Charleston. had the shrimp and grits with chipped pork. was outstanding. the service was quite good, the server was knowledgeable and easy going.

Thank travelingman1950
Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great customer service and even better low country cuisine. Nothing pretentious, where denim feel good shoes. Enjoy delicious gumbo, shrimp and grits and cheesecake. Take home farm fresh eggs and grass fed milk! Tables are minimal, so come early in the day.

Thank Jim M
Hartville, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for one of Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and found The Glass Onion. The food was outstanding. Four of us had a late lunch there and couldn't have been more pleased. Great restaurant, great location, and great food! Would definitely stop again if I am in the area!

Thank Marcia F
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All that I hoped it was going to be. Fried green tomato and pimento cheese po-boy is out of this world! Thanks y'all!

Thank andiC_ATL
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

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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135 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 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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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, Breakfast, 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, Kids, 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: 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?