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185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
+1 843-577-7771
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Soups, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Magnolias is always one of our favorites in Charleston. The food is exceptional and so is the service. You cannot go to Charleston without eating there!

Thank Paula S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place was recommended to us from a friend, and it certainly did not let us down!! Our meal was so elegant and perfect! I ordered the fried chicken and my husband ordered the halibut. Everything was cooked to perfection!! We will definitely return!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I were bitterly disappointed with our experience at Magnolias. The area of this very loud and crowded restaurant where we were seated became uncomfortably warm, to the point where it ruined our dinner. Our server - Brad - was both gracious and...More

Thank Ken1776
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent food and terrific service! Very enjoyable and relaxing atmosphere. Very attentive staff. Very friendly and not rushed.

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lunch was very nice in terms of atmosphere, service, bread and butter with the meal, but my crabcake sandwich wasn't very good. My two companions' lunch wasn't anything to rave about either. The fried green tomato appetizer was good, but not one of the best...More

Thank Linda5jwink
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First, we are Charleston fans, big time. And, EVERY time we visit we have to go to Magnolias. We always get their Fried Green Tomatoes for an appetizer. They are incredible. Their Bourbon Fried Catfish is delicious, but their Buttermilk Fried Chicken Breast will make...More

Thank cegemoore1976
Reviewed 3 days ago

Coming from New Jersey and being famous for our "Jersey tomatoes" my wife couldn't get enough of your fried green tomatoes! We had a fantastic breakfast filled with Mimosas and bloody marys

Thank steveJ4159FG
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had friends visiting from PA so I took them downtown to do some shopping and sightseeing. After a full day we decided to have dinner at Magnolia's. The food and service were amazing! My salmon was absolutely delicious and the presentation beautiful. Another really...More

Thank Marta F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with exceptional service . Beautifully presented meals. Crab cake with filet mignon was very good. Seafood was also exceptional -don’t miss this treat !

Thank eatouts
Reviewed 5 days ago

I can't imagine we could have picked a better local place than this. The environment inside was just perfect. It was a southern charm. Really makes you feel like you're in Charleston. The food is simply spectacular. Each of us thoroughly enjoyed our plates and...More

Thank Michael F
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June 13, 2018|
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Response from Scott W | Reviewed this property |
Easy to walk to.. or take a bike taxi if you like.. and I wear whatever. Normally shorts and a polo, exactly what I wear to everything and everywhere every day. Comfort lifestyle
June 4, 2018|
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Response from patriziat926 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure if they were gluten free . Sorry, but they do have a menu listed on their website.
January 30, 2018|
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Response from Dreyfus01 | Reviewed this property |
One half block directly opposit Magnolias and up a short drive way is a very large and inexpensive city parking lot. The lot directly next to Magnolias is chained during certian hours and my be open at the end of the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
    (located between Cumberland & Queen Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Charleston CARTA to and from Visitors Center can be picked up 1/2 block from the restaurant on the quarter hour. There are also local cab companies and Charleston's famous Rickshaws that will transport guests to their hotels.
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-577-7771
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