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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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“brunch” (286 reviews)
“shellfish” (374 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
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

My wife and I reserved a table for lunch because Magnolias can be really busy. Catch of the day and bouillabaisse were wonderful. Excellent service from Stella.

Thank Ray441018
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had one of the best lunches ever at this cozy spot. Service was great but it was the food that really impressed. My wife had the ahi tuna with sautéed kale special that was truly excellent. I had a crab cake sandwich on a brioche...More

Thank SM592013
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was a gem elegant but not pretentious. Great blue crab soup and shrimp and grits cooked to perfection. Waiter was very attentive to some of my friends dietary restrictions. A must visit for dinner in Charleston. Oh one more thing excellent peach cobbler...More

Thank Bevey34
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We just hopped into magnolias to cool off from the heat and grab a quick lunch. Well we had the best food and service!! We had gumbo and fried green tomatoes. They were both soooo delish!! I still can’t stop thinking about the fried green...More

Thank sarah d
Reviewed 2 days ago

A classic southern charm restaurant. Service was very nice. We had reservations but they were able to seat us early. I had the duck and my wife had a fish dish i believe. We shared some of our side with the mother /daughter table beside...More

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went with my wife and 2 daughters(10&13). Loved it, food was fantastic. My youngest has fish and nut allergies and they were very accommodating

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Magnolia Plantation and Gardens was a very long tour if one wants to take everything in. The grounds are beautiful and so worth seeing! The inside of the house wasn’t as impressive as I would have thought. It was more on the simple side...More

1  Thank lstout4498
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent 5 days in Charleston and there are a lot of great restaurants but Magnolias is the best place in town! We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary here for dinner. Pastry chef created a replica of our wedding cake and nailed it. The food...More

Thank Joshua L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Dropped in for lunch and it was great! The atmosphere was classy but comfortable and the lunch was delicious. The wait staff was courteous and attentive.

Thank Howard D
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed our first meal at Magnolias in mid-August 2018. The food was excellent, the service good, the seating very nice, the atmosphere very nice. They catered to one of us with some food allergies and she was able to have an excellent, complete meal....More

Thank ja813
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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, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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