Very disappointed. Reserved online more than a month ago, seated in back room while many tables open in the main dining room. . Food mediocre and mushy. Will not go back. Many far superior dining establishments in this city.
Service was spectacular as was the menu of traditional Southern fare. We really enjoyed the beautiful room with magnolia paintings and old Charleston architecture.
Gluten free options were delicious!!!
The green tomatoes were absolutely the best I have ever had !!!!!! Service was phenomenal as well :)
Food was delicious. Very busy, must make reservations ahead.
Have been going every time we visit to Charleston. Great food. Great service. Make a reservation if you can. Best to go for lunch/brunch.
This restaurant is great! The boiled peanut hummus is incredible, the service was magnificent, and the entrees were to die for! Wonderful environment and all around amazing experience!
Get the fried chicken entree as a shared app and the pecan pie to share for dessert- out of this world!!!
Went for a girls weekend night out. Great service, amazing food and friendly guests.
Our experience was wonderful. Alice made our time very special. No rush. Relaxing. We had the Pimento Cheese w/ flatbread appetizer and enjoyed it. One order of Fried Chicken that was delish and one order Blue Crab Bisque and Sea Scallops ... would recommend all of the above.
We were visiting for the day and ‘Ms Alice’ our tour guide said Magnolia was a must. So we had lunch there and for this foodie couple she was correct! The cocktails at the bar were mixed with fresh ingredients. For lunch we decided to split the fried chicken and so glad we did - it was huge! I grew up in the south and love collard greens, but this was the absolute best I’ve ever had - hands down! Everything was cooked perfectly and I will recommend to others what a great place to dine. AND if you want the best tour in town, I highly recommended Ms Alice who is actively involved in the history of Charlston AND an excellent story teller!
Great food, great drinks and great service. There were 6 of us and although one couple in our party was delayed in arriving we never felt rushed. Highly recommended.
Food was AMAZING!!
will come back again when in the area!
This was recommended to me by a gal I sat next to on the plane ride over. My wife and I were very pleased with our meal and the service. I would highly suggest this restaurant anyone who asks.
Food was wonderful. Service was excellent. It was a little noisy but not too bad. It was a little crowded at our table when they seated the table next to us especially when their waiter was talking to them. We will definitely will return next time we are in Charleston!
Great Southern cooking! Everything we ordered was wonderful.
Be sure to try the Deep South Egg Rolls. The Tuna and the Market Catch were outstanding as well
My husbands steak came out under cooked and we had to send it back to be heated to temperature. It happens. Otherwise everything was great!
We researched many restaurants in Charleston and asked many friends for recommendations. Magnolias was the one we chose and we were not disappointed. Our reservation was later in the evening, but our waiter was gracious and did not rush us at any point.
Others have said, “When you go to Charleston you must eat at Magnolias” and do we did. We did order the fried green tomatoes and they were AMAZING! It stopped there however. My husband did enjoy his shrimp and grits. I ordered a steak and it was mediocre. Perhaps it is my fault for ordering beef in a seafood town but I don’t favor seafood. No one was overly wecoming or warm which was so disappointing! I’ve always heard such charming compliments about Southern charm and hoped of all places food and beverage servers would offer that, unfortunately no.
Great lunch spot in downtown Charleston. Nice atmosphere and friendly service. Food was terribly good - nicely seasoned and beautifully presented. No Complaints! Would love to return one day...
Great food,and ambiance. We had the shrimp and grits. It was delicious. Our server was very informative of the menu and very attentive.
Fine dining with great food and attentive service.
As expected, excellent service, delicious food.
Food was nothing compared to my last visit. The duck was fatty and not very flavorful. Shared my comments with the waiter. The three of us took one bite to taste the meal. I didn't eat it and was charged anyway.
We were celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary. Magnolias is special to us as we held our wedding luncheon here. Always excellent food and service. Please do not change!
THIS RESTAURANT IS OUTSTANDING! THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS AND SEASONED PERFECTLY.
We had requested a table for 3 at the front windows as we had a guest from Houston and chose Magnolias to be with her. Our request was totally ignored and the staff even sat a couple at a four-top moments before we arrived. We understood them to be a walk-in.
We were seated in the middle of the restaurant in the path of all the servers.
As local residents, we will opt to other restaurants that listen to their customer’s requests.
Steve did a great job assisting us with everything. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with you. We enjoyed the meal and the service!
Wish we had taken a photo. Thanks and blessings!
This place was amazing! The good was out of this world with flavor!
This was the best restaurant we ate in Charleston not only was the food amazing but the service was definitely fabulous!!! True southern hospitality . I ordered the Parmesan crusted mahi-mahi and my husband had the short ribs and both were cooked above perfection. I’m typically A red wine girl, but went out on a limb and tried their lavender/ vanilla ginger beer handcrafted cocktails and I will have to say I’ve never tasted anything so delicious.. My husband and I wished we had eaten there more than once on our on our trip . Can’t wait to come back .
Reservation was ready when when walked in
Drinks were good
Collard green egg roll appetizer was very good
Vegetable plate very good
Black drum special delicious
Buttermilk fried chicken was closest to my grandmother’s I’ve had.
Steak and crab cake was well prepared as well.
Very nice meal. Throughly enjoyed by all.
Welcomed the moment we walked in. Our server was extremely helpful and had suggestions if wanted.
The food was very fresh and flavored well. The wait staff was courteous and water was refilled without being annoying.
Awesome food and service. The fried Mac and cheese is amazing.
We had a male waiter, he was exellsnt
My husband took me to Magnolia's for Mother's Day. We enjoyed the atmosphere at the bar, the bartender made great cocktails! Our waiter, Brian was on target, with assisting us with the menu choices. The food was excellent and we look forward to returning with friends.
Had mother day brunch here, very elegant ambience and great atmosphere. Food was excellent, this is a Charleston gem!
Great place and have enjoyed many meals at this favorite restaurant!
Very nice; food and service was good but it took about 35-40 min to get our food.
Both of our dishes were not very good. This is the first place I have been to where I left over half of my plate and did not want to take it with me.
Service was good. Atmostphere was good too.
Maybe it was just an off day but with all of the incredible food we have had in Charleston we will not be back here soon if at all.
Went here for Mother's Day brunch while on vacation. It was fabulous, service and food were outstanding. Highly recommed.