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185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
+1 843-577-7771
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Soups, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Couldn’t get a table right away so we sat in the bar area which had high top tables for 2 and served a full menu. Attentive service. Ordered the scallops appetizer, the low country bouillabaisse and the Mac and cheese side. The Mac and cheese...More

Thank Heidi B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant served very good southern food - delicious fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, and lovely collard greens.

Thank CarmenSanDiego12345
Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful space, excellent food and terrific waitstaff. We had a great lunch experience and decided we really wanted to go back for a second time (in a city that certainly has many great restaurants).

Thank nancypH6606EN
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I enjoyed an absolutely delicious meal today at Magnolias. For an appetizer, we shared the fried green tomatoes, which were the best we've ever had. Then my wife had the market fish, which was a tasty Mahi Mahi, and I chose the...More

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant was recommended by Wilmer, our Uber driver born and raised in Charleston. We came across it by accident our first day walking around and decided on a late lunch at 3pm. Thankfully it was not crowded this warm fall day and we were...More

Thank Ivanarolex
Reviewed 4 days ago

We try to dine at Magnolias as often as we can when we are in Charleston. My son swears that their fried chicken is the best anywhere, while I am a fan of their shrimp and grits. We have always had excellent service, and the...More

Thank DisneyfanLongIsland
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent meal! We were worried it would be too touristy but it wasn’t, excellent food and ambiance.

Thank evan s
Reviewed 4 days ago

Everything we ordered was delicious. The fried green tomatoes and the grits were awesome! Huge portions, reasonably priced. Server was great. Make a reservation, they do get packed during prime dinner hours.

Thank Crisco55
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Walked into Magnolias tonight without booking to find a very busy restaurant. We were offered seats at the bar and told a table would be available within 10/15 mins. After 10 mins we were shown to our table and from there the experience was fabulous....More

Thank JohnHolmes153
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had our anniversary dinner at Magnolias, and couldn’t have anymore pleased. Friendly and professional staff, along with GREAT food.

Thank tracyarp
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14 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
5 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.
31 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
USD 31 - USD 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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
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