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185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
+1 843-577-7771
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“shellfish” (339 reviews)
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185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

My wife and I had lunch here, mostly because all of the higher rated places on Trip Advisor were booked unless we wanted to eat after 2:00 PM. It made me wonder why I could get a last minute reservation at any time I wanted....More

Thank JimboTheWary
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We fortunately live close enough to Charleston, SC to travel their monthly to pick up and supplies and have lunch at one of their delightful restaurants…..so many to choose from. But, we keep going back to Magnolias…..it's elegant and refreshing after a morning of hitting...More

Thank ScarboroughFair
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Recommended by friends who live near Charleston we weren't disappointed. This is fine dining with a Southern twist. Expect grits and Crawfish amongst other Southern specialties on the menu, along with a good choice of steaks and fish. My catfish was expertly cooked and attentive...More

Thank PaulSomewhere
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We ate here on Sunday night, very impressive looking restaurant. A little crowded but didn't spoil our night. The food was very good, the menue extensive. Wasn't crazy about our waitress, spoke in a whisper, couldn't hear the specials, but all in all a nice...More

1  Thank Steve N
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Lovely restaurant, w/ innovative Southern menu. Lunch was excellent. A group,dinner was less so, but that is to be expected. The Southern Egg Roll was a delightful appetizer & the spicy Green tomato BLT a most unusual & creative dish. I recommend this restaurant.

Thank HistoryTraveler216
Reviewed 18 May 2016

First and only time I have had fried green tomatoes, but I’m pretty sure these are the best. So good! I went twice while in Charleston and everything I had was really tasty, but the fried green tomatoes will be what I remember!

Thank Christel H
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

So I found this place on Foursquare and I was definitely not disappointed! It was definitely a little fancier than I expected so my friend had to change his shirt but they treated us great even tho we didn't look the part. Our server Heather...More

Thank lailam92
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

This was the perfect place for dinner in downtown Charleston especially after enjoying a history tour/carriage ride. Had one of our best restaurant meals ever here. If you have kids in tow they will enjoy too.

Thank BdiddyMacnizzle
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Magnolias is a must when visiting Charleston! All three of us ordered the Shellfish and Grits and no one was disappointed -- they were the best I have ever eaten!! Make sure to make reservations and they have a great parking location right next to...More

Thank lybggwen
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent restaurant, very attentive wait staff and delicious food. Their Seafood selections were outstanding and their wine list is very extensive. More expensive than the average lunch, but worth every penny.

Thank Rex K
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23 August 2017|
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Response from Daniel B | Reviewed this property |
Beer, I guess wine too
Peggy S
6 August 2017|
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Response from 008Menlogirl | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know if its open Christmas but you could check their website.
6 June 2017|
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Response from Dreyfus01 | Reviewed this property |
Large 4 level parking garage directly across the street.
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, 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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