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“Magnolias To The Rescue”
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Ranked #20 of 910 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, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Charlotte, North Carolina
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130 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Magnolias To The Rescue”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

We were in Charleston for the Spoleto Festival & needed an early dinner. Magnolia's
was the go-to restaurant. We've been here a few times over the past few years
and were presented with another outstanding presentation. Magnolia's has continued
to keep up with the times by serving creative menu items while still honoring its famous
Low-Country fare.

The room was near capacity & still allowed for pleasant conversation. Our server, Sam was
very helpful & friendly with spot-on recommendations on the specials & seasonal choices.
The service was well timed & not hurried.

To start, a very tasty soft-shell crab and the pan-seared scallops, both excellent. An Ahi Tuna
with chili rub plus the duck breast on blackened green tomatoes were outstanding mains.
The wine list is very nice with selections well paired to the menu. Again ( a Charleston
habit?), the beer selection was greatly in need of improvement. I would highly recommend
Magnolia's with the certainty you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited May 2014
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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206 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Sooooooo good!”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

This restaurant is beautifully, stylishly furnished. The staff is pleasant and well trained. The food is delicious and prices are fair. We had lunch one day and returned two days later for dinner. At lunch my burger was one of the best I've ever had. Dinner's fried chicken was seasoned to perfection. Don't miss this place!

Visited June 2014
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Morehead City, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Such a great lunch spot”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

My husband and I were on our first trip in Charleston and stopped here for lunch. We wanted somewhere that was a little nicer but still affordable Southern fare, and this place was perfect. I ordered the green fried tomato BLT sandwich on corn jalapeno Panini pressed bread and it was fantastic! They have a lot of delicious looking homemade sides to choose from as well, but I got the house made chips and they were so fresh and crispy. The location is really convenient too the City Market area as well, so it's just a great place to stop in for a respite from shopping in the summer heat. Just awesome!

Visited June 2014
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Charleston, West Virginia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delicious food and lovely atmosphere”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Magnolias came highly recommended by family and friends when we were planning our trip to Charleston and it's easy to see why. We were greeted with complimentary champagne because we had mentioned that we were celebrating our anniversary when we booked out reservation. We both ordered the famous friend chicken and were not disappointed! It was fantastic. Our waiter was polite and very knowledgable about the menu. The atmosphere was lovely as well.

Visited May 2014
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Decatur, Georgia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great service, lovely atmosphere”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Magnolias is centrally located to City Market and other shops. I had their signature dish of Seafood and Grits which was excellent! My huband had Beef Stroganoff. The first version of his Stroganoff was not good. The beef tough and the sauce so so. He sent it back and was rewarded with a wonderful dish. They remade it from scratch using a filet. Cusomter service fabulous and their fresh brewed unsweetened tea remarkable.

Visited May 2014
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