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Magnolias

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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UPTOWN APPETIZERS​
$9.00
Housemade Pimiento Cheese
Charleston flatbread
$10.00
Fried Green Tomatoes
white cheddar & caramelized onion grits, country ham, tomato chutney
$10.00
Pan Fried Chicken Livers
caramelized onions, country ham, Madeira
$9.00
Housemade Potato Chips
crumbled blue cheese, scallions
$15.00
Pan Seared Lump Crab Cakes
lowcountry succotash, tomato butter
$9.00
Fried Mac & Cheese
bacon jam, hot pepper relish
$12.00
Sautéed Prince Edward Island Mussels
baby spinach, tasso ham & sweet corn cream, grilled sourdough
$15.00
Pan Seared Sea Scallops
sweet​ corn hoe cakes, micro arugula, brandied apple-bacon cream sauce
$10.00
Crispy Pork Belly
local black-eyed peas, pickled hot peppers, arugula, warm bacon vinaigrette
$9.00
Down South Egg Roll
collard greens, chicken, tasso ham, red pepper purée, spicy mustard, peach chutney
SOUPS & SALADS​
Cup $5.00
Bowl $6.00
Creamy Tomato Bisque
chiffonade of fresh basil
Cup $7.00
Bowl $8.00
Blue Crab Bisque
fresh chives
$7.00
Crumbled blue cheese $+2.00
Wadmalaw Field Greens
lingonberry vinaigrette
$8.00
Southern Caesar Salad
shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano, cornbread croutons
$9.00
Bibb Salad
blueberries, candied pecans, crumbled blue cheese, lemon-poppyseed dressing.
$10.00
Local Asparagus Salad
arugula, country ham, deviled eggs, feta, green goddess dressing
$8.00
Cucumber Salad
baby greens, tomatoes, red radishes, black-eyed peas, lemon-dill vinaigrette
$16.00
Herb Grilled Chicken Salad
mixed greens, feta cheese, cornbread croutons, sweet corn relish, honey-chipotle vinaigrette
SMALL PLATES​
$16.00
Parmesan Chicken Breast
chilled pasta, arugula, grape tomatoes, lemon-sherry vinaigrette
$16.00
Lowcountry Bouillabaisse
local fish & shellfish, tasso ham, andouille sausage, corn, okra, new potatoes, bell peppers, spicy shellfish potlikker, grilled bread
$16.00
Ahi Tuna au Poivre
goat cheese & herb risotto, green beans, grape tomatoes, red onion, lemon-balsamic butter
$16.00
Spicy Shrimp & Sausage
tasso gravy, creamy white grits
$18.00
Jambalaya
creek shrimp, smoked chicken, kielbasa, jasmine rice, fried okra
DOWN SOUTH DINNERS​
$22.00
Fresh, Local, & Vegetarian
Chef’s selection of the season’s freshest vegetables in an Uptown/Down South presentation
$32.00
Shellfish Over Grits
sautéed shrimp, sea scallops, & lobster, creamy white grits, lobster butter sauce, fried spinach
$26.00
Bourbon Fried Catfish
shrimp, andouille sausage & local butter bean succotash, Creole grits, Tabasco rémoulade
$28.00
Cedar Plank Salmon
local oyster mushrooms, baby spinach, artichoke hearts, pepperoncini, dill-shallot vinaigrette, balsamic reduction
$30.00
Lump Crab Stuffed Rainbow Trout
sautéed​ mushrooms, roasted potatoes, local sweet peas & carrots, Dijon mustard creamed leeks
$29.00
Parmesan Crusted Flounder
jasmine rice & creek shrimp pirloo, sweet corn, tomato & asparagus salad, lump crab, citrus beurre blanc
$32.00
Sweet Chili Rubbed Ahi Tuna
habanero hummus & pepperjack spring rolls, roasted mango salsa, Creole rémoulade
$21.00
Buttermilk Fried Chicken Breast
cracked pepper biscuit, mashed potatoes, collard greens, creamed corn, sausage-herb gravy
$19.00
BBQ Pulled Pork
Carolina red rice, collard greens, jalapeño-peach coleslaw, grilled cornbread
$27.00
Pan Roasted Duck Breast
blackened green tomatoes, arugula, goat's milk feta, sweet corn relish, cornbread croutons, warm bacon vinaigrette
SIDE​
$5.00
Carolina Red Rice
$5.00
Mashed Potatoes
$5.00
Creamed Corn
$5.00
Collard Greens
$5.00
Asparagus
$5.00
Carolina Red Rice
$5.00
Creamy Grits
$5.00
Green Beans
$5.00
Herb Potato Cake
$5.00
Sautéed Spinach
PRICE RANGE
$31 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Soups, International, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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After walking the cobblestone streets of Charleston for a bit, we came upon Magnolias. What a find. Southern gentility at its best. Try the Charleston Crab cakes and the Salmon. They offered us a pecan pie to take with us after the meal. Don't miss...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank RadioLady2011
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved this restaurant. It was our first time to eat here. Our waitress, Dawn, was so awesome, she knew every thing we loved! The salmon was cooked to perfection. Dessert was Pecan pie to die for! Go to this restaurant...it does not dissapoint! I don't...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 836debe
Reviewed yesterday

I know I’m going to like a restaurant we I have trouble deciding on my entree. Ended up with the southern bouillabaisse, my wife had the short rib stroganoff. Both were superb. Nice atmosphere and we never felt rushed.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Alan C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Surviving Restaurant of the many new that have opened and closed in the last 10 years. Our favorite spot.............drink and eat at the bar is nice..............table service is friendly, prompt and highly graded. I highly suggest this spot for your dinner in Charleston while visiting....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank albany6660
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed everything about our experience. Our waiter was wonderful. Highly recommend making reservations.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank hsslove2travel
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s basically a flea market now but the history of the place is interesting and you can see and buy the sweet grass baskets the Gullah people make which are the best handiwork in Charleston. Outside of that, it’s crowded and most products are junk...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank sw4311
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Magnolia's is a good spot. Food was good, especially shrimp and grits. Lots of energy in the room. Good drinks.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mybiggestfan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had dinner at Magnolia's on our last night in Charleston and I will say that I was sad that it was the last night because there was so much on the menu that I wanted to try. Overall experience was amazing. Restaurant has great...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank John F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our third time at Mags and every time, we liked our apps better than entrees. Brunch this time and the pimento cheese was great, as is the fried green toms. The main meals were good but just too much. Try 3-4 apps - they are...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank babalu w
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Magnolias has been a staple for all of my friends and family for many occasions over the last 28+ years, exceptional staff and service, especially William Puckhaber :) Incredible experience every time! Thank y’all! - Baliol

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank BRE J
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ROBERTSMA
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
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cbaltin
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.
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