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“Timeless”
Review of Magnolias

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Ranked #18 of 916 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $35
Cuisines: American, European, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Skokie, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Timeless”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Arrived as gate opened on an overcast Sunday morning in late February and had the gardens all to ourselves. We could imagine strolling there back in the day . . . bird sanctuary near the river walk portion is gorgeous and peaceful, saw a lot of birds and heard more. Just a few blossoms in February, would love to see it in its May glory.

Visited February 2013
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Rochester, New York
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“YUM!!!”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

The food was delicioius! Service excellent! We went on a week night so it wasn't too hard to get a reservation, but on weekends, you'll definitely have to plan ahead.

Visited March 2013
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Greenville, South Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Overrated”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Visited Magnolias twice and both times we received poor service and mediocre food.
The second and last time we never even received drink refills.
We thought giving it a second chance would be in our best interest and were dead wrong.
Food is very overpriced and just nothing special.

  • Visited May 2012
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NC
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Great Service”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The restaurant was crowded and there was a short wait that was pleasantly spent enjoying a drink at the bar. When we were seated, our waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive, but certainly not overbearing. They have a nice, non-pretentious wine list, from which we selected an excellent cab at a reasonable price. My wife says that the mac & cheese side was exceptional and should have been offered as an entree. (-: The fried chicken was very good and the tuna was fantastic. Overall, an excellent dinner and this restaurant would rate 5 stars if the "din" could have been lowered by 50 or so decibels. If you are not that concerned with "ambiance" this is a great place to dine.

  • Visited March 2013
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Greenville, South Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“You won't be disappointed”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Went to Magnolia's for my birthday. I also eat here when in Charleston. Had the featured entree - trout, veggies & oh so delicious sauce.

Visited March 2013
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