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“Amazing food with excellent service”
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Ranked #18 of 910 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $35
Cuisines: American, European, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews
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“Amazing food with excellent service”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

The lunch menu selection was excellent, don't forget the dessert menu. The staff was very attentive and the hotel offers free parking in the lot next door.

Visited June 2014
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Minnesota
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3 reviews
“Awesome Southern Fried Chicken”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

My fourth visit to Magnolias confirmed my lust for their fried chicken. The best ever! The biscuits were nice and light, perfect mashed potatoes and loved the collard greens. Can't wait to return.

  • Visited March 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Magnolia Blossoms”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

We recently had the opportunity to dine at Magnolia.. It was an enjoyable and satisfying experience. We arrived about 45 minutes early to try to get seated but wound up at the bar which turned out to be a good experience. The bar tender let us order off the menu and promised to locate a table in the dining room when open. We were seated in the dining area where the service was excellent. My wife and I probably had the best fired chicken ever (this is the South after all). The chicken breast was well prepared not greasy and with a wonderful crust. We were surprised that the breast was boneless and quite flavorful. The rest of the menu also looked quite appealing but we were happy with our choice. Ambiance was good and overall a very satisfactory dining experience.

  • Visited June 2014
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Ocean City, Maryland, United States
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Shrimp & Grits”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

First trip to Charleston. Had to try them and they were excellent. All there food coming out of that kitchen looked great, we will go back.

Visited June 2014
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“Southern food at it's best!”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Yum!! This restaurant came highly recommended and did not disappoint! Celebrated a friend's birthday and very glad we chose Magnolias for dinner. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. The best fried chicken I have ever had complete with delicious sides and perfectly light biscuits. The fried green tomatoes were yummy too. But, the most memorable was the pecan pie - truly amazing! We were all in agreement - the BEST anywhere!

  • Visited June 2014
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