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Review of Magnolias

Magnolias
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Ranked #19 of 968 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $35
Cuisines: American, European, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Our large party was very pleased with the food, service and ambiance of Magnolias. Even though it was crowded everything was served at a nice pace and we didn't feel rushed. Those who had any of the fish entrees loved their choice and the fried chicken was great.

I do hate the automatic 18% gratuity and really resent this charge even though we usually tip 20% anyway.

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Thank annaknitter
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

Food was good, but we waited over 1 hour for appetizers and the server, who was very nice, never stopped by to replace the bread or ask if we needed anything.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

It's Always Fun To Watch A Good Serving Team Work A Busy Your.Dining room And Make It Look Effortless. Paired With The Wonderful Southern Cooking, This Is A Dining experience That Shouldn't Be Missed. Dressed Up Yet Casual ... Get Ready For A grown-Up Southern Culinary tour.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

The best fried chicken ever. Excellent service. Everyone in our party was pleased. No room for desert, too bad

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Second night in Charleston, Market Street flooded again, and a reservation at Magnolias. We took a leisurely walk, in the rain, to this very pleasing dining experience. Great service, good menu, excellent meal! Topped off with Key Lime Pie Bread Pudding with strawberry ice cream. Not much better then that!

Thank Marman99
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