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185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
+1 843-577-7771
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Soups, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to Magnolias a couple of days ago and were so pleased with our server. I wanted a special veg meal. I cannot tell you how hard he worked to make that happened.artichokes..veg hash..grits..biscuits..and my husband loved the gumbo..what a positive experience

Thank diane f
Reviewed 2 days ago

Magnolia's provided some of the very best food we had during our week in Charleston - everything was outstanding. We started with the Fried Mac and Cheese with bacon jam, a Waldorf salad (this was lackluster but still good), and the blue crab bisque, followed...More

Thank TravelLikeaLocalVT
Reviewed 2 days ago

Truly a memorable dining experience in Charleston from start to finish. Our waitress, Colleen, made really helpful menu recommendations every step of the way, and the entire waitstaff were professional and friendly. Started with the fried green tomatoes, deviled eggs, shredded Brussel sprouts with bacon...More

Thank GreatPoint
Reviewed 3 days ago

Recently had a delightful dinner with a friend celebrating our mutual birthdays. Food was very good and service impeccable. Recommend if you are visiting this great city.

Thank ElaineFrench
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is a must. The food is absolutely delicious. We started with the tomato bisque soup. I could have eaten the whole pot. It was so creamy and delicious. Combined with the complimentary sour dough bread and it was to die for. Now on...More

Thank Christy H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Delicious date night restaurant with amazing southern dishes! Great food, great service and appetizers were incredible.

Thank John H
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had reservations for a Monday night. Our server was Colleen, very lovely girl. I ordered the fried green tomatoes (they are not just plain fried tomatoes) and they were awesome. I also ordered the appetizer spicy shrimp and sausage. The sauce over this was...More

Thank jana c
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food and ambiance were exceptional. Had fried green tomatoes and seafood. Absolutely recommend. Probably our favorite restaurant in Charleston.

Thank DallasTexasfan
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food! Fancy restaurant. We made reservations over a week in advance...definitely recommend reservations. Didn’t have to wait at all. Recommend filet and the grits. Good drinks as well. Good service. Good location.

Thank PSimms
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here with friends to celebrate our wives birthday. Started with fried green tomatoes, fried chicken livers and the almond Brie. All were fantastic and the best ever. Our wives had the catch of the day and they loved it. I had the catfish and...More

Thank PennStateTim_24
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31 January 2018|
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Response from Dreyfus01 | Reviewed this property |
One half block directly opposit Magnolias and up a short drive way is a very large and inexpensive city parking lot. The lot directly next to Magnolias is chained during certian hours and my be open at the end of the... More
30 January 2018|
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Response from nightcrawlr | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t see any parking near Magnolia’s when I visited in January 2018. All of the downtown parking was seemingly paid parking only.
23 August 2017|
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Response from Daniel B | Reviewed this property |
Beer, I guess wine too
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
    (located between Cumberland & Queen Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-577-7771
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