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185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
+1 843-577-7771
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:00 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 22 September 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here as part of restaurant week. The starters were a highlight - a beautiful spicy creamy tomato and pepper soup and some mac n cheese pulled pork bites which my husband described as the best starter he had ever had! Mains...More

Thank gherkin1985
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Magnolias was hopping, and we were so pleased to have made dining reservations way in advance of our trip to Charleston. Coincicentally our dining experience was during Restaurant Week. My husband and I were seated at a romantic table in the back room of the...More

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Dined on a busy Saturday evening in September (two couples). We took advantage of the special restaurant week menu. Our starters included a Brussels sprouts salad, fried mac and cheese, and deviled eggs w/salmon. All were excellent! We then enjoyed the short ribs, blackened salmon...More

Thank Hoyaken
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend Magnolia's. I grew up going to this restaurant so I wasn't sure how it was going to be after so many years. It was a fantastic place with great service, food and plenty of great selections. My friends chose the vegetarian special...More

Thank Robin F
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We came here as recommended and really enjoyed the meal and experience. The food was very tasty and the staff and service was really positive. It's emphasis on heavy southern cooking. It felt like an old school Charleston restaurant and I would recommend to anyone...More

Thank Clare S
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We were just passing through Charleston and I didn't want to leave the south without having a piece of pecan pie, so we stopped in at Magnolia's. We only had pie and coffee and both were amazing. There were lots of people having meals there...More

Thank WendySue56
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We were in town for a convention and ate here the first night. This by far was the best meal I had the whole week. We shared the fried green tomatoes, and the scallop appetizers. Both were phenomenal. Between 3 girls, we had steak, tuna...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Put the fried green tomatoes on your bucket list! I cannot even describe how amazing this dish is. Hands down - THE most amazing appetizer we have ever eaten. You MUST try.

Thank frankie2324
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick lunch. We just happened to be walking by and it was time for lunch. After viewing many other restaurant menus we decided on magnolias. It appeared a bit formal with white crisp table cloths and formally dressed servers. What...More

Thank 531debb
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I recall enjoying Magnolias, but forgot how amazing it was. our lunch was outstanding, topped off by exceptional, personal service. don't miss Magnolias

Thank brian f
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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