We were lucky enough to get reservations at Magnolias for Christmas dinner. My husband, who picked Magnolias specifically because they hadn't whittled their menu down to just turkey for the holiday, ended up getting the turkey dinner, which looked like Christmas on a plate and was delicious (particularly the stuffing). The salad we had beforehand featured corn bread croutons I'd like to keep in a bag in my pocketbook and eat like Skittles all day long.
I had duck, which I'm not seeing on the menu on their web site right now, so that might have been a special. It was indeed special, and served with a butternut squash mash that I inhaled like a Dyson vacuum. I can't remember the glaze on the duck now, because it was the last meal of an insanely delicious three day tour of Charleston, but it was good. Let's say it involved berries somehow.
Magnolias oozed southern charm, and all the people around us eating looked like they fell out of a John Grisham movie. You couldn't have stuffed another body in there with a crowbar, but it wasn't loud.
It was the perfect "southern experience" restaurant to sum up our trip.
We'd definitely go back!