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“Best We Had”
Review of Magnolias

Magnolias
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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: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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.
Knoxville, TN
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Best We Had”
Reviewed July 19, 2010

The dishes were, in a word, fabulous. It was pricey, but we didn't feel cheated and it is definitely on our list when we return to the city.

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Burlington, Canada
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Magnolia's is a must .........try the outside patio if it's available!”
Reviewed July 18, 2010

It was our 20th Anniversary this year so my husband took me to Magnolia's. We ate there back in the 90's and I fell in love with it. Husbands........if you want to take your wife someplace nice with delicious food I suggest Magnolia's Restaurant on East Bay St.

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Lexington
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467 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“a polished gem!”
Reviewed July 16, 2010

All 6 people in our party were quite happy with Magnolias - the food, service, wine selection, desserts, atmosphere - all were top of the line. We had gazpacho (see picture), caesar salad, tasty bread, ahi tuna (see pic), grilled salmon (see pic), wonderful wine, and tasty key lime pie. Charleston has a gem with Magnolia's!

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owego
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Top Notch!”
Reviewed July 14, 2010

I loved Magnolia's. After a nasty experience at Peninsula Grill the night before, I was feeling edgy, especially because initially, they got our reservation wrong, so we actually ended up waiting 40 minutes, and the hostess denied any responsibility, which felt like deja vu from the previous night, but once seated, I was quite pleasantly surprised at how unpretentious and delicious Magnolia's was....and the bill was actually less than I had anticipated! Our server, Jiles(?) was very charming and accomodating and saw to it that we were able to enjoy our dinner and get out of the restaurant in time for the fireworks over the harbor on our 25th anniversary. Every course of the meal was prepared to perfection and full of flavor and there was not a crumb left for a mouse. We took desert to go...to eat on our private harbor balcony, and having never had pecan pie before, I thought I died and went to heaven!! I regret not getting a Magnolia's cookbook because the restaurant is now on my top list of favorites. Do NOT miss this one!!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Terrific experience last night...”
Reviewed July 13, 2010

Terrific experience last night...

* The roasted salmon was great and the fried chicken was also excellent!

We are looking forward to our next visit!

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