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185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
+1 843-577-7771
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • 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

Walking distance from our hotel. We had a very nice lunch. I’m very sensitive to black pepper and they went way out of their way to accommodate my lunch choice. It was absolutely delicious. My wife’s meal no special requirements was fantastic. We topped it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 54tomas
Reviewed 3 days ago

The service is excellent and it is difficult to imagine that anybody can serve better shrimp and grits.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Janbosman2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

Go with an appetite to this place. The appetizer portion of menu is very tempting and we got two dishes to share for three people. Each dish is shareable size. Main dishes were exceptional in taste and presentation. Wine menu is varied to include a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank raiderWashington_DC
Reviewed 4 days ago

A true local gem and a "do not miss" on your trip. Wonderful ambiance, great local dishes and service that was exceptional

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Michael F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were told by a friend to visit Magnolia’s during our trip to Charleston last week and we are glad we did! The service was top notch and our waitress was extremely friendly and helpful. When we arrived for lunch, we were greeted immediately and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LoveToTravel8282008
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If this would have been my last meal on earth I would of died happy. I had the fried chicken breast.It was lightly breaded and not delicious.I like a good draught beer and it did not disappoint. Great service ! Great food!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Behealthy48
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wow. We were BLOWN AWAY with our meals at Magnolia's. It was absolutely delicious and the staff were incredibly patient and polite.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Brittany B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate at many great restaurants while in Charleston but this was our favorite. Our waiter was terrific. He really sold us on trying the cheese grits and fried green tomatoes. They were amazing! Our entrees were fantastic too! She had the grouper and I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank timmoran18
Reviewed 6 days ago

Highly recommended by locals we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The upscale southern menu is not bountiful but the ingredients are fresh, seasoned just right, and delivered by a staff that seems to actually care that you have a nice evening. The wine list is good...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Robert M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful meal, staff was very helpful. Large wine list, portions are very generous as well. It’s not cheap, but worth it.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ekaseta
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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, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
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
  • E-mail
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