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The Glass Onion

1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7826
+1 843-225-1717
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (33 reviews)
“po boy” (46 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (45 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7826
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Reviewed yesterday

Cornbread with local honey, fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese, chicken pasta, local ice cream. All amazing. Service was outstanding and friendly. Would definitely go back.

Thank kygirl0912
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attached are pictures of cornbread dripping in honey, pan fried flounder, fried catfish, a massive ribeye and fried pork chops. There’s also a picture of a side of fried green tomatoes. The restaurant's version of Mac and cheese is also showing in the picture. It’s...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was really good. We had the crispy chicken which was cooked perfect. Also they serve a white corn on the cob that is really good. The peanut buttet pie was very rich and scrumptious! The servers went above and beyond and were very...More

Thank atrainhansonn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gumbo was nothing special especially when there are tastier versions elsewhere. Shrimp P.O. boy was fried shrimp, and mayo- so what. The bread pudding was simply soggy and sweet. The pickles were limp and mushy. The pimento cheese was just ok. The chocolate chip cookie...More

Thank kc111962
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I are locals and we’re picking up our race packages last night and thought we would go here for dinner. Food is amazing as always. My wife and I each had a salad. I had the Bibb lettuce with blue cheese dressing....More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great lunch at what felt like a neighborhood favorite. Fantastic Shrimp PoBoy and the Catfish plate. Cool place with great eats.

Thank ILMMCT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of restaurants tout comfort, Southern & farm to table food but the Glass Onion nails it on all points. Tip # 1 - have no fear in ordering as I do not think you can go wrong - it is limited but varied menu...More

3  Thank Callibra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been in Charleston for a week and had our full with overpriced, trying too hard to be cool restaurants. The Glass Onion is only about 10 minutes outside of the historic district by car. It's worth the trip. A wonderful fried quail dish -...More

Thank DianefromDC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Entered the restaurant and was taken back by the counter to order at. Menus were on a high table and on a chalkboard. Upon first glance nothing really sounded that appealing and husband wanted to leave. I convinced him to try it. We both ordered...More

Thank cherylbX6403ZH
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Sometimes while traveling, we like to stay off the beaten (tourist) path. Usually we are rewarded. Tonight, exhausted and utterly stuffed with Charleston history following a memorable walking tour (see Strolls review), we dined at The Glass Onion near our Bring Fido friendly hotel outside...More

Thank Susan A
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Response from mojave | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I only see your question now. If I recall, the meal was around $18, and a drink about 3. Add tip, about $25. I came out with the impression of having had a good bargain.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7826
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Parkwood / Farmfield
  • Neighbourhood: Parkwood / Farmfield
  • Phone Number: +1 843-225-1717
Description
The Glass Onion is one of Charleston’s original home grown, locally focused, all-natural restaurants. Owner and Executive Chef Chris Stewart opened the restaurant in 2008 with fellow culinary colleagues. It was one of the first places in town to support local farmers and purveyors with almost every dish and drink. An eighth generation Alabama native, Stewart’s love and appreciation of southern food shows through his menu. His restaurant boasts comfort food that reflects his time growing up in Alabama, as well as New Orleans and Lowcountry influences. The ever-evolving menu changes daily and features as many local, all natural, hormone-free ingredients as possible. The soulful food draws influence from Stewart’s southern heritage and family recipes, especially from his grandmother Jennie Ruth; and is available for lunch, dinner and Saturday brunch.
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