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120 Laurens St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-3888
+1 803-643-3086
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:15
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best soup and salad in town. Dinners can't be beaten either! Lovely and very popular dining spot in Aiken. Very nice menu and service.

Thank Kathy P
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The menu, atmosphere and staff will not disappoint you. Everything was delicious and on point. It was a New Years Eve dinner...so the menu will probably differ. I personally had lamb chops and they were great. Everything was great and cooked to perfection

Thank Bellagelato
Aiken, South Carolina
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and service. However very tight and noisy inside. Dining outside is beautiful. I would only go there if I could dine in the gardens outside.

Thank jgrados
Aiken, South Carolina
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

EXCELLENT service... meal was wonderful..our waiter was there to help at all stages!! Even when there was a glitch with the reservation they kept us informed and worked thru the kinks..

Thank bepling
Aiken, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always consistent with an inventive menu. The waitstaff is very attentive, informative and professional. They make delicious soups and salads for a lighter fare or add to your entree choice. I do not often have room for dessert but they look delicious from what I've seen. A full bar and wine is offered.

Thank Anne B
South Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Presentation wad excellent and the drinks were great. We ordered multiple items and multiple entrees from the fixed menu. No flavor at all. Again, lovely presentation, just was not very good. No flavors to talk about or savory sauces to remember. Not good for the price.

Thank mrspr0
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, who is a salmon aficionado, said his crab-encrusted salmon (fresh and wild) was the best he'd ever had, and the herbed rice was also the best rice he'd ever had. The salads were fresh and delicious, too. This is a place to go for a slow, expensive big-splurge meal.

Thank happyretireeAtlanta
Bluffton, South Carolina
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161 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we were returning to our hotel from dinner, we met two ladies who had just left this restaurant so we asked them how they liked their dinner. Their answers were enough to make me go in and make a reservation for the following night. This restaurant has been in Aiken for many years and one of the local favorites.... More 

Thank boogieboybaxter
Los Angeles, California
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242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in Aiken on our way across S. Carolina and happened upon Malia's for lunch. We began with a chilled peach soup that was delicious and perfect for a warm day. We followed that with their Honey Dijon Chicken Salad, served with very fresh greens, fruit and walnuts, absolutely delicious. Service was very nice and prompt, and the dining... More 

Thank ECrowther
Little River, South Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their menu is very interesting and enticing. There features of the day as well as the regular menu. Great!

Thank fun4nmb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:15
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Laurens St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-3888
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Aiken
  • Phone Number: +1 803-643-3086
In our 30th year, we remain dedicated to the culinary excitement afforded by the finest, freshest and most ethically produced ingredients. We source locally whenever possible, befriending our farmers who are so vital to the kind of dining experience we’re known for. Then, sometimes it’s lamb from Australia or salmon from Scotland. We're dedicated to our loyal local following who are routinely joined by the international travelers drawn to “the good life” we all enjoy here in Aiken. Malia’s thrives on the friendly faces who, at the end of the experience, say, “Wow.”

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Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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