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“Looks good on paper”

Magnolia's Contemporary Southern
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Shawnee, Kansas
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Looks good on paper”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Being from the south, I was thrilled to try this restaurant. We called to make sure it was kid friendly and were told "absolutely" on the phone; so we didn't get a sitter.

When we arrived they didn't have a single high chair or booster. It was no big deal to us that they didn't have a kids menu. But to give a toddler a big full glass of water with ice? A bit clueless.

However, it was the food... and drink.. that had us saying we won't return.

I don't believe these cooks have ever even been to the south? The sweet tea was more like a cherry beverage... good, but nothing that resembled sweet tea.

The Shrimp and Grits were perhaps a bit above average. Not like the kind you'd get in the south but pretty good. The Salmon dish was extremely fishy and the potatoes had little flavor. The Mac and Cheese appetizer was good.

A cute location in a trendy area... but not worth the price... and not true "southern" in our opinion.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“CLOSED! Don't try to go there.”
Reviewed March 13, 2012

This was a really cool and really good little vegan restaurant. Note "was a really cool..." The restaurant is currently closed, so don't attempt to go and eat there.

  • Visited April 2011
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“I like it because it is...”
Reviewed October 30, 2008

I like it because it is in the Crossroads district and it's funky

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