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) #1 of 145 Restaurants in Aiken ₹₹ - ₹₹₹, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly
120 Laurens St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-3888
+1 803-643-3086
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“raspberry pie” (25 reviews)
“steak salad” (14 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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120 Laurens St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-3888
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Reviews (417)
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband, who is a salmon aficionado, said his crab-encrusted salmon (fresh and wild) was the best he'd ever had, and the herbed rice was also the best rice he'd ever had. The salads were fresh and delicious, too. This is a place to go...More

Thank happyretireeAtlanta
Reviewed 1 week ago

As we were returning to our hotel from dinner, we met two ladies who had just left this restaurant so we asked them how they liked their dinner. Their answers were enough to make me go in and make a reservation for the following night....More

Thank boogieboybaxter
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in Aiken on our way across S. Carolina and happened upon Malia's for lunch. We began with a chilled peach soup that was delicious and perfect for a warm day. We followed that with their Honey Dijon Chicken Salad, served with very fresh...More

Thank ECrowther
Reviewed 1 week ago

Their menu is very interesting and enticing. There features of the day as well as the regular menu. Great!

Thank fun4nmb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great dinner option in downtown Aiken. Learned about it from Trip Advisor. Got good advice again Halibut and soft shell crabs were terrific. As was the eggplant. Save room for the raspberry pie and or if in season the strawberry shortcake was also great. Service...More

Thank kraebaum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been enjoying lunches and dinners at Malia's since moving to Aiken in 2012. I can't imagine having a bad meal here. The service and atmosphere are as excellent as the food. They also have a wonderful wine selection and delicious cocktails!

Thank Newkirk B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed dinner there during the Masters this year and found everything to be exceptional. We brought our own fine wine & the corkage ($15) was reasonable. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu choices and very helpful. We will return next year

Thank RWK440
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shared a birthday lunch with my wife. Ate on patio. Pleasant experience. Each dish had distinctive flavors with nice sized portions. Soups very good. Main entree a good value.

Thank Grant P
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Ok, I have made several positive reviews on TripAdvisor, and I am pleased to make one of the most favorable yet...you Must go to Malia's in downtown Aiken. Food, service, atmosphere, all made for s wonderful evening to complement a good day at the Masters...More

Thank John J
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have been to Malia's many times. There food is always good, the staff there is always friendly, polite, and go the extra mile to make your time there enjoyable.

Thank Linda H
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
My husband and I will be in town on Friday, May 8, 2015 and your restaurant has been recommended by Lynn And Craig Martin. Do we need to make a reservation ?
8 May 2015|
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Response from Matt C | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
The seating at the bar is first come, first served. Courtyard seating is available weather depending. If you'd like to eat in the dining room, I'd strongly recommend making a reservation. Call 8036433086 to make one.
Barbara K
Do you have gift certificates?
27 December 2014|
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Response from Matt C | Property representative |
Yes. Gift Certificates are available through the website or in person.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 32
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:15
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
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: +1 803-643-3086
  • E-mail
In our 30th year, we remain dedicated to the culinary excitement afforded by the finest, freshest and most ethically produced ingredients. We source locally whenever possible, befriending our farmers who are so vital to the kind of dining experience we’re known for. Then, sometimes it’s lamb from Australia or salmon from Scotland. We're dedicated to our loyal local following who are routinely joined by the international travelers drawn to “the good life” we all enjoy here in Aiken. Malia’s thrives on the friendly faces who, at the end of the experience, say, “Wow.”