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120 Laurens St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-3888
18036433086
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11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:15
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Martinez, Georgia
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Two couples went; had reservations since it was Valentines. Seated within 5 minutes of arriving. Unbelievable waitress; excellent knowledge of dishes. Had braised beef and spazel and three orders of the seafood medley with spaezel. Our entrees were excellent; plates were cleaned. I am the only one who had dessert because the other three were so full. I had the... More 

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Thank Mahi M
Aiken, South Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, Ask for the pie!!!!! One of the best restaurants in the area. Great place to take out of town guest.

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Thank kdm00dy
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our first visit to Aiken, SC my husband and I visited Malia's Restaurant because we had seen their interesting menu online. There were so many great choices that we couldn't decide what we wanted. So rather than choose one meal to try we tried every single appetizer on the menu. We were not disappointed! From the oyster stew -... More 

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Thank scsuzy2017
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome restaurant. Great food. My favorite restaurant in Aiken SC!!!!!!! Soups, sandwiches, shrimp and grits, Also full dinner menu. Always a great experience!!!!!😄😄😄

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Thank Marne C
Havre, Montana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere is great. Menu changes every day on a two week rotation while keeping favorites on menu all the time. Kudos !!!

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Thank frmuniz1
Aiken, South Carolina
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't have to deal with Robert, permanent jerk and boyfriend to the owner, this is one of the best places to dine in Aiken. Great ambiance, great food, Damien is a wonderful host and manager... you won't be disappointed!

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Thank iseefine2
Malia K, Owner at Malia's, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice comments about the restaurant. While Robert may be an acquired taste (British sense of humor), we adore him as do most of Malia's guests. You will be safe though, as Robert has been retired for several years. More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Malia's is a lovely restaurant in the heart of Aiken. The service is excellent, and the staff is very friendly, and attentive. I had the spinach salad, and the scallops appetizer, which satisfied me. My only complaint is the meals are quite pricey, so I would save a return trip for a special occasion.

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Thank deriperkins
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here off this sites recommendations and weren't in the least bit disappointed. From atmosphere, to drinks and followed by an exquisite dinner and ending with dessert, happy to know such a place exists. Our server, Sydney (forgive if misspelled) was excellent and helped with choices. We will be back with friends too!

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Thank Grace S
Aiken, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mother and I dine at Malia's for lunch quite often. The atmosphere of the restaurant is wonderful and the meal is always paced well for someone who only has an hour for lunch. On this particular visit we both had the short rib and mushroom pot pie. It was delicious! I often get the pork scallopini which is also... More 

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Thank BonitaCW
Yorktown, VA
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377 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a whim, four of us stopped here for a memorable lunch when visiting the area. The sleek, contemporary atmosphere is spread among the several smaller dining areas. Service was top notch. I loved my pork and pinto bean soup, served with some excellent multi-grain bread. My husband said his chicken pot pie was terrific, chock full of chicken pieces.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:15
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Laurens St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-3888
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Aiken
  • Phone Number: 18036433086

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Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?