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185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
+1 843-577-7771
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (213 reviews)
“shellfish” (341 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Soups, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best place we have eaten in Charleston. Service and food were excellent. Make reservations. I don't eat desserts but had the pecan pie. Best ever, not the corn syrupy kind.

Thank eabirder
Reviewed 2 days ago

Getting a good vegetarian dinner entree in the south in general can be tough. Magnolia's is a rare exception! Their "FRESH, LOCAL & VEGETARIAN" item is at the top of the "Down South Dinners" section and deserves it! It varies from day to day but...More

Thank LittletonCoBillb
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a great stop on our vacation for Sunday brunch. If you plan to go, get reservations well in advance. My wife had a special off the menu pancake with eggs & ham. She liked it but didn't love it. It was alot of...More

Thank C F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Cant say enough good things about Magnolia's! Wonderful food, atmosphere, wait staff and fried green tomatoes! Don't miss the fried green tomatoes!!!

Thank travelgeek12
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our meal consisted of appetizers and one beef rib dinner. All was delicious and the service was well attended.

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Outstanding. Nice atmosphere, reasonably priced, excellent staff and great food. Wife and I went for dinner. Had fried green tomatoes (best ever) and oysters for appetizers. Split shrimp and grits for entree. (All great) Followed by an incredible pecan pie for desert. Well pleased

Thank David B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very quiet, nice atmosphere. Entrees were great-seasoned well and had a great vegetarian option. Hubby had catch of the day and thought it was delicious. Service was great, prices were reasonable. Would definitely go back on our next visit here.

Thank Sherry T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to sit at the bar because we didn’t have reservations but it worked out fine. The bartender was really friendly. Loved everything we had - Blue crab bisque, fried green tomatoes, seafood and grits and seafood bouillabaisse. Definitely worth a try and we...More

Thank dbgsmm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there on a Monday night and it was packed! We were able to get seats at the bar and enjoyed amazing food ( fried Brie/bouillabaisse/Tuna) The service was great and it was a really fun environment!

Thank Jroseok
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever in Charleston we try to stop in Magnolias for one meal. Lunch was today. As always service is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Food is prepared as ordered and is fantastic. Good basic southern cuisine in an upscale way. Restaurant ambience and decor is very...More

Thank Dennis J
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30 January 2018|
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Response from Dreyfus01 | Reviewed this property |
One half block directly opposit Magnolias and up a short drive way is a very large and inexpensive city parking lot. The lot directly next to Magnolias is chained during certian hours and my be open at the end of the... More
30 January 2018|
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Response from nightcrawlr | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t see any parking near Magnolia’s when I visited in January 2018. All of the downtown parking was seemingly paid parking only.
23 August 2017|
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Response from Daniel B | Reviewed this property |
Beer, I guess wine too
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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