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“Excellent food, beautiful restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Magnolias

Magnolias
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Ranked #20 of 895 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $35
Cuisines: American, Soups, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Annapolis, Maryland
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349 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Excellent food, beautiful restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is a beautiful restaurant on E. Bay Street in the heart of Charleston. Our dinners of fish and salad were delicious. Nice extensive wine list with reasonable choices. Service was excellent.

Visited March 2014
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New York City, New York
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“The best restaurant in Charleston”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

This restaurant deserves the accolades that other reviewers have given it. Anyone who has read my previous reviews knows that I do not praise any place that I have been. My philosophy is simple: "if you can't say anything nice (that you mean) don't say anything." I give most places the benefit of the doubt. Maybe a bad day or some other thing. Lunch, dinner - Magnolias does not have a bad day. The food is simply extraordinary. If you are going to Charleston, call in advance and make a reservation. They are always booked. And if you don't make one, wait till whatever hour you need to. Get a table and ask one of their fabulous, knowledgeable waiters anything about the menu or wine list (ask for ROTH).

Visited March 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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159 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great renovation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

The restaurant really looks good after it renovation. The menu is fresh and good. Service is good. Do be seated in the front room and not tucked away in back.

Visited March 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Pigs in a blanket”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

If they are serving the pigs in a blanket, with chipotle buffalo sausage... Say YES, please. Amazing meal (huge portion... Be warned). Peach fritters were fantastic as well. You will need to get a reservation the day before..overall, a wonderful experience.

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Our Favorite!! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We ate here for lunch and returned for Dinner another day! It was our favorite place to eat !! We ordered the Crab Cakes and Shrimp, scallops, lobster & Grits!!! Yummy!! Hot bread and Herb butter delicious too!! Kids menu of chicken tenders and mac and cheese were our kids favorite too!!! The atmosphere and Magnolia paintings so pretty!! We will be back!

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