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185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
+1 843-577-7771
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (296 reviews)
“shellfish” (384 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00 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 today via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with exceptional service . Beautifully presented meals. Crab cake with filet mignon was very good. Seafood was also exceptional -don’t miss this treat !

Thank eatouts
Reviewed today

I can't imagine we could have picked a better local place than this. The environment inside was just perfect. It was a southern charm. Really makes you feel like you're in Charleston. The food is simply spectacular. Each of us thoroughly enjoyed our plates and...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Group of 5 friends visiting Charleston. We made reservations and sat right down when we arrived. It took longer than I thought was necessary for a waiter to come to our table, but he was great once he did. He was very knowledgeable of the...More

Thank Heatherloveroftravel
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I know people would call us crazy for not eating full meal there. But we stopped in for a quick drink with some apps and really enjoyed. The bar tender Charlie was very friendly and upbeat giving us a ton of insight on Charleston history....More

Thank carlholt43
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Magnolias came highly recommended and it did not disappoint. Our waiter was top notch. His knowledge of the menu and wine list was much appreciated. The fried green tomatoes appetizer was the best I have ever had....its texture accompanied by the grits and butternut squash...More

Thank Matthew K
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When visiting Charleston on a business trip, the group i was with had dinner at Magnolias. Because our group was so large, we had a preplanned menu with our choice of meat/fish. I chose the salmon and it was great!!! The decor of the restaurant...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago

Be prepared for meaty and high flavor fatty food with a French inspiration...all in a good way. I left lunch feeling full for the entire day after the Fried Green Tomatoes BLT. Great service from a knowledgeable young man. Flavor in some dishes could have...More

Thank keithpieper
Reviewed 2 days ago

Charleston is a great place to eat and Magnolia's should be at the top of your list. My husband and I roamed around, checked out posted menus, inquired about waiting time to be seated and decided on Magnolia's for lunch on our first day in...More

Thank Brn0ze
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A sure shot while visiting Charleston. The menu is quite varied with a full list of wines to compliment every dish.

Thank Dario M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went for lunch and I had the fried chicken breast with potatoes, corn and collards. Absolutely perfect. We had 10 people in our party and everyone agreed it was amazing- by far the best food we had eaten in Charleston. I cannot recommend highly...More

Thank Cindy J
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13 June 2018|
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Response from Scott W | Reviewed this property |
Easy to walk to.. or take a bike taxi if you like.. and I wear whatever. Normally shorts and a polo, exactly what I wear to everything and everywhere every day. Comfort lifestyle
4 June 2018|
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Response from patriziat926 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure if they were gluten free . Sorry, but they do have a menu listed on their website.
30 January 2018|
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Response from Dreyfus01 | Reviewed this property |
One half block directly opposit Magnolias and up a short drive way is a very large and inexpensive city parking lot. The lot directly next to Magnolias is chained during certian hours and my be open at the end of the... 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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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