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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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185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great food and service. The atmosphere, location, prices are unbeatable. Nice wine list and menu. I definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was very good. Great and fresh seafood as expected. Unfortunately, the service we received did not meet our expectations. Both my wife and I felt treated more as burdens then as valued guests. Regardless of whether I order an appetizer, or dessert, there...More

Thank Tyler B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Incredible service and the food was super. I’d come back in a heartbeat. I made a meal of sides and salad. I loved every bite. Watching those around us was fun too. Everyone was so happy eating their exquisite vittles.

Thank 1Sunny111
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful Southern cooking and hospitality. The shrimp and grits were excellent and their desserts outstanding. Our server was friendly and helpful. The service was very good. Lives up to its good reputation as one of the best places in town to have a meal.

Thank Sebastian3962
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

He service was very good & attentive, but not overly so. We enjoyed everything we ordered & we ordered quite well.

Thank HstnTrvlr
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is classic Charleston. Our table was not ready when we arrived so we proceeded to the bar, where we were greeted by a bartender who seemed to prefer that we were somewhere else. Regardless, he did pour a nice glass of wine. Once seated,...More

Thank ParkerSturbridge
Reviewed 3 days ago

Big, famous, expensive and very good. The service, food and atmosphere are all everything you would expect.

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Charles as a wonderful server. We had the shrimp, scallops and grits, it was delicious. A must have when you are in Charleston. Charles is very knowable of the area and helpful with great desserts.

Thank Vickie M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed delicious seafood and excellent white wine from New Zealand “Mohua”. Excellent option for dinner, enjoying the Lowcountry cuisine

Thank Carlos C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Magnolias was the best dinner of our trip. We tried Hall Steakhouse and High Cotton which were both great but couldn’t match the food and service we had at Magnolias!! We started with down south egg roll and fried oyster...both were unbelievable!! The fried chicken...More

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Questions & Answers
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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