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 reservation so we had a drink at the very comfortable bar. Allison, the bartender, was the best. One of their speciality drinks is an orange spiced martini, which she made to perfection....they were so perfect I had two more after dinner. The ambiance of the restaurant is all about southern hospitality with white tablecloths and napkins and a kind of plantation dining room feel. Our waiter Gabe could not have been more accommodating. He told us that the sausage and grit appetizer was absolutely wonderful, and he was right! We could have had that as our main meal, but one app was more than enough to share. I had the sheeps head market catch over grits with a summer vegetable succatash. Again, the sheeps head was pan fried to perfection in a parmesan crust. My husband had the seafood bouillabaise, which he loved. After dinner we went to the bar for a drink and a piece of the absolute-without-a-doubt-best-piece of southern pecan pie we have ever tasted in our entire lives.....and we are in our 60s!! Definitely make Magnolias a must whenever you visit Charleston.
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