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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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“brunch” (308 reviews)
“shellfish” (397 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
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

We really enjoyed our late lunch here at Magnolia’s. The service was excellent and the ambience comfortable and inviting. Both the crusty sourdough bread (served warm) with parsley butter and the grilled cornbread with maple honey butter were delicious! The mahi mahi “market catch” was...More

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

While we had a wonderful waitress the food and ambiance of this place does not nearly live up to the billing. I would rate the food as just fair and the place is way to noisy. I think it has been around so long it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cobrien134
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The dinner and atmosphere were second to none! The bar maiden had us in stitches!! Alyson was beautiful inside out out! Enjoy!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank briggs2630
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful evening - ordered the tomato soup and buttermilk chicken. Service was excellent as well. Portions were very generous!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank obeth103
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited here with my sister and mother and we were all equally impressed by this restaurant. Our server was extremely friendly and efficient. The prices were comparable to other restaurants in the area. I will definitely return

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jamie F
Reviewed 4 days ago

We just stopped in for lunch, but we had our best meal in Charleston here. Everything was very tasty, the presentation was great and the waitstaff was attentive.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MWZW
Reviewed 4 days ago

Three girlfriends and I, on a 30-year college reunion weekend, had the most amazing meal. Our waiter, Steven, was incredibly knowledgeable about everything from the wine menu to the desserts. One of our party is gluten-free and he offered to double check recipes and had...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here and asked in our reservation for a quiet table. We were seated in the back room, which was quieter and lovely. There’s a strong emphasis on seafood and southern dishes. It’s pricey but felt like a special experience, so we didn’t mind....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PollyH756
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Magnolia's for our Christmas dinner place. The food was delicious. I also tried one of their signature drinks (flirtini) which was amazing. Our waitress, Christina, made our visit the best Christmas to date.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank L5099TNcharlottes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here with my mom!Great Fried green tomatoes with grits. Great desserts! Service was excellent

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dawnmJ1324AS
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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
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
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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