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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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“brunch” (187 reviews)
“shellfish” (324 reviews)
“grits” (850 reviews)
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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

The food and service here was fantastic. They have a menu with many traditional southern dishes and they do not disappoint. I would definitely go back and have dinner here again.

Thank buzzknit
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went here to celebrate my birthday and had a great experience. It has a beautiful and romantic atmosphere with white linens, well dressed staff, and dim lighting. Our waitress was extremely professional, informative, and friendly. We started with the almond fried Brie, which was...More

Thank Alexandra D
Reviewed 2 days ago

When looking for a restaurant wit great food - this is one to put on the list. Great service and great food.

Thank Suzy B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cocktails we're very good. We started with the fried green tomatoes. They were easily the best in the city. My husband got the bouillabaisse and I got the shellfish over grits. Soo good. We were too full for dessert but will be back to indulge!

Thank kcor8825
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Got the fried green tomato appetizer...delicious!! very good customer service...had white table cloths and the prices are reasonable ...have different seating arrangements...i.e. sofas!

Thank donnawalker29
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a celebratory lunch at Magnolias in honor of our anniversary. It was our first time to Charleston, so we wanted to get some of the classics. The fried green tomatoes appetizer was simply amazing. Even my husband who does not like tomatoes loved...More

Thank Lydia B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were referred to Magnolias by a bartender at The Brick bar - she said it is a must. So we made a reservation (and you will need one!). By far it is the best restaurant in Charleston! We arrived a little earlier than our...More

Thank marionclarkfla
Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed a great meal at the restaurant with excellent service. We paid the $5 split meal charge but were pleased with the parm crusted fish of the day. This place is worth a visit if you need a good quality restaurant to visit in Charleston.

Thank RRE2400
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Let me say I would give our service a 6 if that were possible. Cory our waiter was fantastic! From the moment we sat down we knew we were in for a treat. They have the best shrimp/scallops and grits which is what I had...More

Thank Flfoodiegirl
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Didn't have a reservation on a Friday night but we were happy to have a drink in the Griffon before a table was free. Very good service and food. Good selection of beer and wine. Would go back when next in the city

Thank Andrew K
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23 August 2017|
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Response from Daniel B | Reviewed this property |
Beer, I guess wine too
Peggy S
6 August 2017|
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Response from kcscb | Reviewed this property |
Do not know. Suggest contacting Magnolia's directly.
5 June 2017|
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Response from johnathanw919 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant has free parking in the lot next door. Just show your receipt the guard on the way out, that's it!
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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