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Magnolias

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185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126 (located between Cumberland & Queen Streets)
+1 843-577-7771
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Pineville, Louisiana
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168 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a well run place and the food is outstanding. I am not a big fan of collards but one bite of theirs changed my opinion. You do not need to add anything to them just enjoy. Highly recommended .

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Thank James L
Vancouver
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were fortunate to get in for dinner as this restaurant is extremely popular. We had a light dinner consisting of appetizers including their fried green tomatoes (said to be the best in Charleston & we would agree) and a surprisingly yummy succotash! For dessert - pecan pie of course. Service and ambience were also excellent.

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Thank Rain-Proof
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a great piece of charleston. Food was amazing. Service was perfect. Would recommend this to all of you

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Houston, Texas
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142 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We chose Magnolias for its southern menu. We started with the friend green tomatoes. It will be a dish I remember for a long time, but it's really a two person appetizer. Fried chicken was light and crispy got my husband. I had to wait a bit longer for the Boulliabaisse, but it was worth it. Perfectly cooked fish with... More 

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Thank FRISBEES
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I had dinner at Magnolias last evening. Our appetizer - the pan seared scallops - were very good. My entree was the Parmesan crusted catch of the day. My wife had the fried chicken. Both entrees, like our appetizer, were very good. Very good, but not great. What was most disappointing to us was the atmosphere of... More 

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Thank D C
United States
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were starving when we reached Magnolias, following a 2-hour walking tour of Charleston. The restaurant did not disappoint. A cool and elegant interior is staffed by friendly, professional staff. The full menu is available at the bar (try one of their delicious cocktails) or at comfy, well-spaced, linen-dressed tables. The appetisers and main courses offered a range of choices.... More 

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Thank Deborah Ann A
DuBois, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The fried shrimp po'boy was excellent; the shrimp tasted so fresh, not hidden in the breading. The atmosphere was excellent as well. My waiter was helpful and attentive. Definitely will go back and take my friends.

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Thank chillintravellin
San Antonio, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had shrimp and grits and salmon on a cedar board. For appetizers we had the fried green tomatoes (best I've ever had) and crab cakes. Everything was divine, and service was excellent. They were very patient with our 17.5 year old. They also had local beers on tap, though they cost about as much as a meal at lunch... More 

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Thank Julia Z
Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We wanted one really nice dinner during our trip and were told on multiple occasions Magnolias was the place to go and it didn't disappoint. The crab cakes were INCREDIBLE - best meal of the whole trip for me and the shrimp and grits were outstanding as well. Atmosphere was really nice and service was top notch.

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Thank Jordan W
Charleston, South Carolina
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful romantic place to eat. It's nice and roomy with a wonderful menu. We are there at lunch and had the fish tacos. On s hot day it's a wonderful place to getaway from the heat and relax with a nice lunch. We like to eat early dinner to avoid the crowds.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Soups, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?