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Steel Magnolias

132 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31601-5516
+1 229-259-0010
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“deviled eggs” (42 reviews)
“pork belly” (17 reviews)
“wontons” (18 reviews)
Opens in 14 min
All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
132 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31601-5516
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a vegetarian, my food options in the south can be quite limited. We picked SM for the vegetable options. The fried okra was amazing. The fried chicken sandwich (which my husband ordered) was mediocre at best. We had an issue with the fried green...More

Thank Liana E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went to dinner with 2 other couples. We were seated promptly within 3 minutes of entering the Restaurant. I had a ribeye steak that was very flavorful and cooked perfectly medium rare. My wif had an eggplant dish an loved it. We will definitely return.

Thank mray552016
birdiesmarket, Owner at Steel Magnolias, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

That eggplant is delicious and one of my favorites!! Very happy you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you all again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my last night in Valdosta and I had earned a quality dinner and cocktail after a long work week. We had heard good things about Steel Magnolias and given the foot traffic headed in the door, we knew it was a well-visited spot...More

Thank NewYorkTracyJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I had a great tour of Valdosta State University today. We decided to try something downtown for lunch. Steel Magnolias was a wonderful surprise. The food was fresh and tasty, the atmosphere was fun and our waitress was awesome. Hoping my son...More

Thank kellyhubner
SM132, Owner at Steel Magnolias, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words, and for coming to visit our downtown!! Valdosta State is a great school, we're glad you all enjoyed your visit and maybe we'll see you in the upcoming years of the next chapter of your sons life. Go Blazers!

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

I am basing this on one dining experience, but unfortunately it will be my last also. I had high expectations for this restaurant and in general they were not met. I had the duck confit with grits and a blackberry marmalade. The blackberry marmalade was...More

Thank tsbjoe
SM132, Owner at Steel Magnolias, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, I'm very sorry to hear about your experience and you didn't like your meal. We would really appreciate the opportunity to make it right, we don't see very many poor reviews but we also realize that we may not get it right all...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

I had the Blackened Grouper sandwich with Sweet Potato fires. My wife had a wrap. Bothe were really special, the fries were especially sweet. The service was excellant and the restaurant building itself was nicely restored. We'll be back!!

Thank 621perryw
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Best food. Most creative food. Best named cocktails. Must try the awesome rooftop bar / deck!!!! Staff are awesome too!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great restaurant and it far exceeded my expectations. Good service and exceptionally good food. The pulled pork deviled eggs were an excellent appetizer. Our group all loved the fried chicken sandwich with truffle fries, the tuna on a wedge salad, the Philly...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The service was attentive. All the food looked so interesting. I wound up having seafood which was terrific. Treated ourselves to dessert as well. You could go there everyday for a week and have something different each day...I found it hard to decide.

Thank Jay F
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Had a business lunch here and can definitely say that I will be back for lunch and to try dinner. They are located right downtown and are on point with the decorations and building restoration. The service and the food were on point. I had...More

Thank southernfoodiegirl
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Response from lever8651 | Reviewed this property |
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6 November 2015|
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Response from calliesmommy | Reviewed this property |
I'm not actually sure if they take reservations. It shouldn't be necessary. I wouldn't worry about making a reservation unless I wanted to make sure I got a particular table, such as a streetview table on the roof, or had a... More
Libby D
3 November 2015|
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Response from LawrenceC501 | Reviewed this property |
I am unaware of a brunch that they serve. I have only eaten lunch there, so unfortunately I don't have an answer regarding brunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31601-5516
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Valdosta
  • Phone Number: +1 229-259-0010
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At Steel Magnolias in Valdosta, GA our food base is urban Southern, taking the roots of classic Southern cuisine and showing a new way of looking at them. We serve our fare with an old familiar smile, where our patrons are surprised by a new approach, yet still know the secret handshake. We prepare the best quality ingredients at the freshest possible point and allow them to speak for themselves. We support local farmers and Artesian producers in an effort to become a supporting element in the community and drive our “eat local, be local” philosophy.
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