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120 Laurens St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-3888
+1 803-643-3086
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
120 Laurens St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-3888
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a cold rainy night I took friends who were visiting from California to Malia's and it turned out to be a wonderful evening inside. We all ordered a pasta dish with fresh seafood in a pink sauce and it was delicious. The food and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Beverly A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly servers, menu changes regularly and we’ve never had a bad meal here. Food is always excellent and made fresh with healthy options. Great desserts-treat yourself. Atmosphere is mellow, love the brick walls and hip decor.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rkmaine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch recently here. Food was very good but not over the top. Service was average and the side room we sat in was loud for 3 tables. It appears dinner is the time to dine here.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Judy S
Reviewed 8 November 2018

I have eaten here many times and the food is always good . This is one of the oldest restaurants in Aiken and the food and service remains excellent. This an upscale restaurant but not really formal .There is no one thing on the menu...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank FOODEY_10
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Super food and service. A bit pricey but worth it. A place for a special occasion. In the heart of a special small town.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank COSSN686
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Food, service, atmosphere are all great. Pricey but worth it. Hubby said the best Filet Mignon he's ever had.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank luckeyedie
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Malias is my”go to” restaurant when I want a good meal or want to take friends for a special treat. Centrally located in downtown it’s convenient when shopping , painting (art center right next door). Or just want to have a nice dinner. Very nice...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Lois29801
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Food was ok. Presentation was just so-so. Maybe other items on the menu would be better. We had salads.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank gaillorene
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Left the restaurant after waiting 11/2 hours for our food. People who came in after us were served first. It was a disaster. In the past have enjoyed the restaurant but not yesterday. There were 4 people who were going to enter the restaurant as...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Donald H
Malia K, Owner at Malia's, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Donald I would like to sincerely apologize for your disastrous dinner experience at Malias. We do take pride in the product and service we provide and I realize we did not by any means meet your expectations that night. We unfortunately had some extensive staffing...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Fresh local ingredients expertly prepared make Malia’s the best restaurant in Aiken. It’s my favorite place to eat in the area.

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank AikenStud
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Response from Matt C | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
The seating at the bar is first come, first served. Courtyard seating is available weather depending. If you'd like to eat in the dining room, I'd strongly recommend making a reservation. Call 8036433086 to make one.
Barbara K
27 December 2014|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 32
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:15 pm
11:30 am - 2:15 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:15 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:15 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:15 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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