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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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Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll 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 1 May 2016 via mobile

Southern cooking in a nice restaurant Been going here on trips for 15-20 years. We have used other places but have to say hands down this our favorite I am not sure that you can get a bad meal in this city .

Thank steverA8718SU
Reviewed 30 April 2016

You bet your bottom dollar you better order the "fried chicken". It was outstanding along with fresh mash potatoes and corn. Great service alittle louder atmosphere. But I believe a lot of locals here and to me that's always a good sign. Enjoy! You will.

Thank furniture97
Reviewed 29 April 2016

While walking around & admiring all the beautiful Charleston houses & gardens, we stumbled across this wonderful restaurant. We were there for lunch but would have come back for dinner too if it hadn't been our last day. We had the best fried green tomatoes...More

Thank Ruby246
Reviewed 29 April 2016

The ton of great reviews for Magnolia speak for themselves. I wanted to add another as a couple who never had fried green tomatoes and absolutely loved them especially the way they were cooked here. I realize the way they are served are they more...More

Thank ChrisOBB
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

In town for a wedding, we stopped here for a late lunch based on referrals from the Marriott staff. Certainly glad we listened. There was a short wait at the bar; which was actually enjoyable. Once seated, the server was efficient and informative. Appetizers were...More

Thank TahoegpSA
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

We were looking for another restaurant that had been recommended to us but unfortunately it was full. Or should I say fortunately since we came across Magnolias by pure chance. Food was good, service excellent with a great atmosphere. Prices were very reasonable.

Thank Geo88
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We eat here on a brief stop in Charleston. We initially sat at the bar while waiting for our table and had two of their imaginative drinks. Once seated our server was very entertaining in explaining all the specialty items on the menu. The fried...More

Thank Deryck60
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Very good food. Atmosphere could be found in any city - not Charleston like. Very professional service team.

Thank Dana Y
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

We were 4 family members and had a great dinner, the food was sooo good, our waiter was terrific. We all agreed that we would return on our next visit. Do try the crab stuffed rainbow trout!

Thank jennam0529
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

My daughter is a foody. Magnolia's was on top of her list. We walked from The Harborview and we were seated right away. We had a great waiter and was very helpful about our questions concerning certain entrees. My husband had a seafood dish that...More

Thank susangD4731UH
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23 August 2017|
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Response from Daniel B | Reviewed this property |
Beer, I guess wine too
Peggy S
5 August 2017|
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Response from kcscb | Reviewed this property |
Do not know. Suggest contacting Magnolia's directly.
5 June 2017|
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Response from Dreyfus01 | Reviewed this property |
Large 4 level parking garage directly across the street.
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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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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