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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” (180 reviews)
“shellfish” (311 reviews)
“grits” (811 reviews)
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American, Soups, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
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Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Quality food , great service, and relaxing ambiance makes Magnolias our favorite Charleston restaurant ! It was my wife's birthday and we were greeted at the desk with a Happy Birthday... Got a neat romantic table for 2 in the corner .. Had an awesome...More

Thank JayBugMC
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

The staff was awesome. The ambiance was excellent. The food was delicious. I had the short ribs and my cousin had the fried chicken. We shared the red velvet trifle for dessert as suggested by Edward our waiter. It was an excellent choice. We had...More

Thank JN1018
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Came here with a group on a bachelorette party, everything was excellent and we all enjoyed the food and service.

Thank Nicole K
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

The service was amazing! My friends and I lucked unto being in town for Restaurant Week. All the food was just amazing. This is one of my favorite restaurants on the planet.

Thank Basilsegro
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Oh My Goodness! Oh My Gooodness! Son!! You have to try the Banana Pudding Stuffed French Toast with Peanut butter syrup and Applewood Smoked Bacon Not too sweet but packed with flavor (and just a few carbs). I'll have to try the Lump Crab Cakes...More

Thank ThatSeventiesGuy
Reviewed 15 January 2016

The four of us dropped in for lunch on our visit to Charleston. Started with a few local draft beers and the Pimento and Egg roll appetizer. The Egg rolls were amazing. I love the idea of all those wonderful ingredients in an egg roll...More

Thank Denver7889
Reviewed 15 January 2016

We had dinner here after getting engaged and what an experience. Elegant but not over the top, food was incredible as was the service.

Thank TnBB
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Excellent meal from the fried green tomatoes app to the southern caesar salad to the seafood over grits meal, every plate exceeded my expectations. One of the best meals I have had in awhile. Others at the table had the salmon and filet which was...More

Thank TravelGuy401
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Food was fresh and delicious! Service was excellent! I would highly recommend visiting East Bay Street for the Southern servings at Magnolias!

Thank FamilyVacationer2014
Reviewed 14 January 2016

What a perfect way to complete our Charleston stay. Delicious shrimp and grits, great service and a pleasant atmosphere.

Thank ndcr2015
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Where do you park?
5 June 2017|
Response from Dave F | Reviewed this property |
There's a number of parking decks near the restaurant
Cheryl Jones L
Do you need to make reservations more than a day in advance??
27 March 2017|
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Response from Dreyfus01 | Reviewed this property |
We have usually made reservations the day before and gotten a time that was favorable. Exceptions could be on holidays or prime weekend evenings when one may want to plan ahead by securing reservations a bit more in advance.
DoSea D
Is there a dress code?
6 March 2017|
Response from Dreyfus01 | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code that I know of. I would not go there in shorts and a tee shirt but that is me. You would be comfortable in nice casual. The feel of the restaurant is definitely casual and friendly. Patrons are... More
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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, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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