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120 Laurens St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-3888
+1 803-643-3086
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“raspberry pie” (28 reviews)
“steak salad” (16 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
120 Laurens St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-3888
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time I have eaten here I have expected it to be amazing. The food is good but it’s not amazing. The wait staff are hit or miss. I personally find some of the food very rich.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far one of the best restaurants I've been to. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They went above an beyond to accommodate our dietary concerns. I highly recommend you stop in if you're in Aiken.

Thank horserider2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best bang for your buck, excellent food, and even better service. Will be back for more! Thank y'all!

Thank TJLLaw100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are not sure why this restaurant gets rave reviews. My husband and I had a very mediocre experience. We did get a nice table along the wall but the food was disappointing. My husband had a pork dish which he said was so-so. I...More

Thank Jamie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Malia's is a very nice upscale yet home town kinda restaurant. You feel like a regular with very friendly staff. Cozy atmosphere and my favourite dish is shrimp and grits. although I haven't had a bad meal there yet. If your visiting Aiken Malia's is...More

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Malia's servers exquisite cuisine, on the pricey side, but worth it. It seems to be crowded most of the time, and can be a little noisy, depending on where you are seated. If you get a table alongside one of the walls it is nice....More

Thank Catherine R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is amazing - I’d say almost no matter what you get. The staff is also great and very willing to help if you aren’t sure what to order. A little pricey but worth it!

Thank Virginia B
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Best Lunch & Dinner in Aiken,the atmosphere is great too. Also the service was very good.I would highly recommed this Restaurant.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Had dinner during Aiken’s night of 1000 lights. A very neat event. We were greeted warmly and seated promptly. The appetizers (deviled eggs and fried green tomatoes) are delicious! I had the lamb chops. I asked for medium well. I would have called the finish...More

Thank baseplate
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Dinner was great services was great. I had the Deviled eggs for an app great flavor. I had the Braised Beef Short Ribs for dinner they where cooked perfectly. My old fashion was also great mixed perfectly.

Thank Jared H
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Questions & Answers
8 May 2015|
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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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Response from Matt C | Property representative |
Yes. Gift Certificates are available through the website or in person.
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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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