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Steel Magnolias

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132 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31601-5516
+1 229-259-0010
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Tue - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Live Oak, Florida
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Steel Magnolias is a person favorite. With its ever-changing menu and each dish more impressive than the last, this should be on your list to visit if in the downtown Valdosta area.

Thank Baser_Creatures
Valdosta, Georgia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We heard so much about this restaurant we thought we would give it a try. Unfortunately it was close to closing time and the food was not fresh and tasted a bit leftover. My suggestion....don't go close to closing time.

Thank deraldjones
Greenville, North Carolina
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a quiet Friday night after Thanksgiving. Shrimp and grits with andui sausage very good. My husband loved the pork loin with mashed potatoes. The grilled romaine salad best we have been served. Serivce exclellent. Wine a bit pricey for a house glass. Interesting local beer seletion

Thank Kathy K
Albany, Georgia
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158 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friday at 12;30 pm and it was packed, and should be because of the menu and care in preparation of the food. We were visiting friends and they suggested we eat at Steel Magnolias. It is in a wonderfully renovated downtown storefront. Menu reflects all rhe new trends in eating, we had a Blackened Grouper in Hoagie with home made... More 

Thank John K
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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114 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Research before our visit to Valdosta suggested that this was the place to eat. It's reputation for hospitality, ambience and not-your-standard menu are thoroughly deserved. We were made welcome from the moment we walked in, a house cocktail moved things along nicely before the food arrived. Each plate was well thought out, nicely presented, well seasoned, the right size -... More 

Thank Steveprattnz
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is by far the best restaurant in Valdosta! The food and service are excellent. After dinner enjoy the rooftop bar, especially on the weekend where they have music. It is a wonderful way to spend a beautiful summer evening!

Thank Jim M
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

When you walk into a place, you often know in a second if you're going to like it, love it or hate it. I loved it. The kitchen is at the FRONT of the restaurant in full view of diners. The owner, we found out later, checked us in and a server showed us to our table. The seats against... More 

Thank Michael M E W
Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant while traveling by using Trip Advisor. Finding the restaurant was a small challenge even with the use of our phones. Parking on the street was ample and we enjoyed our visit. The fried green tomato appetizer was excellent. The arugula and feta cheese added to the flavor. The chicken confit with fried okra... More 

Thank Going49
Fort Myers, Florida
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121 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We were invited to go to Steel Magnolias with friends for dinner. What an amazing hidden treat. While located in the center of downtown Valdosta the store front does not do it justice. When you enter the location you come into the open kitchen where you can see the care used in preparing your meal. The first floor is a... More 

Thank Ryan G
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The best fried green tomatoes I've ever had in my life. Very fancy prep- but priced very reasonably! The blackened grouper and all it came with was incredible! My wife had the fish and chips and it was too much for her, so I gladly ate one of the pieces of cod (not cod pieces...haha). Delicious. Some of the best... More 

Thank Chris G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31601-5516
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Valdosta
  • Phone Number: +1 229-259-0010
At Steel Magnolias in Valdosta, GA our food base is urban Southern, taking the roots of classic Southern cuisine and showing a new way of looking at them. We serve our fare with an old familiar smile, where our patrons are surprised by a new approach, yet still know the secret handshake. We prepare the best quality ingredients at the freshest possible point and allow them to speak for themselves. We support local farmers and Artesian producers in an effort to become a supporting element in the community and drive our “eat local, be local” philosophy.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?