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The Glass Onion

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Parkwood / Farmfield
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1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7826
+1 843-225-1717
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Maumee, Ohio
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Friends who spend a lot of time in Charleston recommended this place for down home food and atmosphere. We had great service and the food was amazing ... and cheap. The pasta and cheese was mounded high, so be prepared to share or take some home. The gumbo was wonderful. Be warned - the menu changes ay by day (great... More 

Thank Bill P
Concord, North Carolina
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just did an overnight in Charleston before boarding a cruise. Rather than going to the normal downtown eateries we chose to stop just based on the cool name. We were blown away by the quality of our entrees. Shrimp and grits for me and steak for husband. The food here was superior to anything we had on our trip to... More 

Thank luvinlifebyGodsgrace
Calgary, Canada
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really not impressed, all 4 of us had po-boy's, the shrimp and fried chicken. A little better with the chicken but the shrimp ones were hugely disappointing, kinda like a hot dog bun with a piece of lettuce, mayonnaise and two slices of tomatoes covered with deep fried shrimp that live up to their name (Shrimps), wine was marginal in... More 

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Rhode Island
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting friends in Charleston and they chose one of their favorites The Glass Onion for a dinner out. I have to say they chose well! The food was delicious, nice portions, good cocktails, and yummy dessert too. Brown paper on the table with crayons for your drawing pleasure (or to keep the kids busy). Just a fun place. Try the... More 

Thank Beachjuly
Appleton, WI
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shrimp Po Boy ($11), Country Captain (curry dish) ($13) , and Fried pork chop sandwich ($9) were all very tasty. The restaurant is deli style - walk up to counter and order your food, sit down, and they bring your food out when it's ready and has brown paper tablecloths for a laid back vibe. Do wish they would... More 

Thank kg99
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch there, my daughter loved Country Captain had so much flavor. It is tomato braised chicken with curry and rice, yum! I had the catfish and my husband had the chicken po boy sandwich. We shared the orange creamsicle cake which tasted just like a creamsicle pop.

Thank RHS1
Amarillo, Texas
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are from Texas and wanted to try this place. The shrimp, brown gravy and Carolina grits were a neat change. I love southern cooking and this is a fun place to try. Not the best food, but worth a try.

Thank makeithappen64
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My coworker and I went based on a recommendation. The menu changes daily and is farm fresh. The menu is unique. I got the Sheepshead fish and my coworker got the shrimp. The food was delicious. They also feature different wines each day by the glass. I would like to go back.

Thank KarenWK
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there for dinner and were more than impressed with the selections, the quality and the service. I am very critical, coming from food service employment, and would rank this as one of the best places in my travels to eat. The appetizers and dinner were spot-on. We would love to be able to go there often ~ we... More 

Thank Janine C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We started our trip in Charleston and ate at some really good spots like Halls chophouse, Poogan's Porch, Elie's and Jim and Nicks. Then we spent a week in the gastronomic wasteland know as Myrtle beach- where uninspired food is served by less than happy people. So it was a welcome return trip to Charleston and the Glass Onion before... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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
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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