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185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126 (located between Cumberland & Queen Streets)
+1 843-577-7771
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very glad I made reservations as the restaurant was very busy. The atmosphere, food and service were outstanding. The Tilefish, served with "dirty" rice, asparagus, tomatoes and shrimp was absolutely incredible. Eric, our server was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. We all were VERY satisfied with everything.

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Mt Pleasant
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77 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped in on a busy Saturday night. We sat in the lounge at a small bar height table. The atmosphere here is something special. We would have eaten but the service from the lady at the bar wasn't very good, so we left for a place that could meet the demand of a busy Saturday evening. When we tried... More 

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Orange, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were seated right away with no reservation in the nice bar above the dining tables and served in a timely manner the most indescribably scrumptious Spicy Shrimp and Grits that I vowed to come back before we leave to have them at least one more time...delectable and seasoned perfectly! We have been in search of dreamy savory grits since... More 

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238 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Magnolias was highly recommended for a fancy night out for dinner. We celebrated our 1st anniversary here and it did not disappoint. The menu was good, service was great and the food was good. Altogether is was a nice night.

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Morris County, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,919 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We like to try restaurants that are more or less a sure bet, especially on vacation, when we know we are not going to be back in town any time soon. Magnolias is highly rated and justifiably so. If you did not make reservations it is not easy to get in. Great atmosphere. We had stopped on an impulse for... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was one of the most recommended places for us to have dinner in Charleston, during our 4-day stay. The food, service and atmosphere lived up to its reputation. All 4 of us enjoyed our dinner.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Creative menu and cocktails. Rustic and simply pretty, the room was relaxed enough to let you focus on the food and libations. Wait staff was gracious . A very good meal, will go back next time I'm in Charleston.

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Rome, Italy
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My mom, dad and I ate here on vacation back in the nineties and my mom never forgot the meal so we just tried it again. The pimento cheese appetizer is delicious and our entrees and dessert were also exceptional. The gluten free menu is extensive and the chef is very accommodating for this dietary challenge. They have clearly worked... More 

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Wisconsin
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was excellent. Pimento cheese and scallop appetizers were very good. Fried green tomatoes served with a sweet sauce which is not to my personal taste. My husband had the shell fish over grits and said it was excellent. So many great restaurants in Charleston and this was the only one we choose to repeat on our 2nd visit.

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Montgomery, New York
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187 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Second time here and the service and food was excellent. Highly recommend making reservations ahead of time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 35
Cuisine
American, Soups, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
    (located between Cumberland & Queen Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Charleston CARTA to and from Visitors Center can be picked up 1/2 block from the restaurant on the quarter hour. There are also local cab companies and Charleston's famous Rickshaws that will transport guests to their hotels.
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-577-7771

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?