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“Fabulous Meal, Classic Old Town Charleston”
Review of Magnolias

Magnolias
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Ranked #19 of 967 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $35
Cuisines: American, European, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Really enjoyed our meal here. Good food, good service and a unique flavor and vibe of Charleston. No the best nor fanciest spot in Charleston, but very good, unique and memorable. Well run, classic Southern food.

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Thank ChetX5150
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Just visited Magnolia's for the first time and it was a very nice experience. The crab cakes and shrimp was very good. My husband enjoyed the flounder. Went for a late lunch early dinner and it was nice and peaceful. The waitstaff was very nice and personable. We visit Charleston 2-3 times a year, we will return.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

The food was fantastic! Our waiter was great, personal and professional. We will come back without a doubt! What a gem!

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Thank MMBW81
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Was there with my wife and little baby. Not the first our visit to that place and we've never had bad experience before, but this time it was a big disappointment. The waiter, Christina - it took her about 15 min to bring our drinks and than, after we finished eating, we were sitting for 25-30 min waiting when she'll show up to order desert. Eventually baby woke up and started crying, so we decided to go home, to not bother other visitors.
Maybe we'll be visiting this place again but not anytime soon. There are plenty of other restaurants in Charleston that I hope have better time management...

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Thank Dr_Syringe
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Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

We ate here as soon as we arrived and no other restaurant came close to the meal here. We loved everything about it. The location, the staff, and the food were all excellent. I tried the Parmesan encrusted flounder which came highly recommended and did not disappoint. So moist and delicious. My husband had the pistachio encrusted catfish special which was great too. Our girls had the buttermilk fired chicken which the waiter assured us was the best in town. They loved it, but decided to try it again elsewhere to see if he was right, and he was. It is the best in town. We tried other higher rated restaurants but this was by far the best place we ate. Do not understand the bad reviews. Service and food were excellent.

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