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“From grits to fried chicken......”
Review of Magnolias

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Ranked #18 of 910 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $35
Cuisines: American, European, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: located between Cumberland & Queen Streets
Transit: 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.
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“From grits to fried chicken......”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Hands down the best restaurant in Charleston, SC. Great versions of many Southern classics from grits to fried chicken to fried green tomatoes.


Attentive service that doesn't "hover around you". Wonderful atmosphere.
Don't pay any mind to the naysayers. Just come eat,drink, relax and enjoy.

  • Visited November 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fine food, service,ambience”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Been here a dozen times. Each fine experience. Excellent food, value, service, decor. Polite, professional servers. Reservations honored, never kept waiting.

Visited April 2012
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Cleveland
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“Nice southern style food”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

The atmosphere is great. It is a very pretty restaurant. Our dinners were very southern style food and we enjoyed our dinners. We would definitely recommend this to others.

  • Visited October 2012
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San Rafael, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Happening place!”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Busy restaurant that caters to all; from couples, to families, to groups. We enjoyed a delicious meal, cocktails and wine with excellent service. The East Bay Mojito hit the spot after a long day of sightseeing. Our entrees of catfish and Mahi Mahi were perfectly cooked and seasoned. It's a lively place, but we felt tended to and very comfortable.

Visited October 2012
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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Magnolia's with friends”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Charming place with good food and excellent service near historic and port area. Broad menu choices -- seafood, southern dishes, etc.

Visited October 2012
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