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“Highly recommend for a great experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Magnolias

Magnolias
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Ranked #20 of 894 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 31 - US$ 35
Cuisines: American, Soups, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Cross street: located between Cumberland & Queen Streets
Transit: 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.
Boston, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
“Highly recommend for a great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

Had dinner with 6 - mint julep and sweet tea vodka drinks were fantastic. Service was as impeccable as the food. Two of is had the flounder, two had the seafood and grits. My boyfriend's mother had the duck and his sister had the app of scallops in a dinner portion. All were phenomenal. We live in Boston and try new restaurants a lot- this was better than many up there- the desserts were great as well. Recommend the blackberry peach crisp. Also the fried green tomatoes and the shrimp for apps, as well as the field greens.

Well, well worth the reservations, cost and trip!

  • Visited July 2012
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Charleston, South Carolina
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18 reviews
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“Delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

We visited this establishment during restaurant week and were not disappointed in our decision. The food was delicious and the service was attentive; however, I don't think I would have enjoyed the experience had we not be receiving a discounted price. We will try this one again, but maybe next Restaurant Week.

Visited October 2011
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Newark, Delaware
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“Best Shrimp and Grits”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

We live in DE and have the privilege of enjoying Magnolia's Shrimp and Grits each year at a charity event here in Wilmington. When we decided to come to Charleston on vacation we knew that we had to go to Magnolia's for dinner. I ordered the small plate of Shrimp and Sausage for dinner and it was so wonderful. The gravy is so flavorful and they have the creamiest grits ever! The restaurant itself is very nice and located in a beautiful part of Charleston. Our waiter was great and offered wonderful recommendations, definitely a must try restaurant when visiting Charleston!

Visited July 2012
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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“In Charleston? Do Not Miss this Gem!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012

From the moment you walk in Magnolia's offers a true first class experience! Everyone (hostess, ALL servers, management) are Extremely polite and very accommodating. Oh yes, and the food is Exceptional! Will definitely be back!

  • Visited July 2012
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Charlotte
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“Love magnolias.....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012

Love everything about this restraunt!!!!!!!
Try the fried green tomatoes. Also love the signature fried chicken with collard greens!!!!! Mmmmmmm!!!!!

Visited January 2012
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