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Magnolias

4.7
8858 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
Igniting a culinary renaissance upon opening in 1990, Charleston's most popular restaurant is located at the site of the city's original Customs House (circa 1739). Led by chefs Don Drake and Kelly Franz, Magnolias remains a forerunner in upscale Southern cuisine, blending traditional ingredients and cooking techniques with a modern flair for artful presentations.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern, Low Country, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday starts at 11:30am
Dinner starts at 4:00 pm daily
Sunday Brunch starts at 10:00am
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Phone number
(843) 577-7771
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kelly Franz
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Cross street
between Cumberland & Queen Streets
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Public transit
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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Magnolia's private upper level dining rooms can be reserved for parties of 16 to 140 guests.

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What 8858 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBevN (Naples)
5.0  Dined 7 hours ago

We had a delicious Sunday brunch today. Scott was a terrific waiter. I had the parmesan crusted flounder - delicious! We were a table of four and were seated in the back area which proved to be quieter, although next time I may request the front room. It had a great energy and vibe. We all ordered seafood dishes and loved both the presentation as well as the flavors of each dish. I can see why locals return to Magnolia’s, and every visitor should try it at least once.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined a day ago

It was perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined a day ago

Great southern style cuisine with some exotic items on the menu. The fried green tomatoes are a must.

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GlenC70 
4.0  Dined a day ago

Awesome food just like the magazines say. Must try chicken livers

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 2 days ago

At their price point, the food nor the service came close to their price point.

The daily special; flounder, was 1/2 the side of your palm at $35.
The salad was warm and was not served in a chilled bowl.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Cane in to experience true Southern flavors and Magnolias charm (our waiter, Ed, made our dining experience ,A+) menu and platings did not disappoint. Great start to our 1st Charleston foodie weekend!

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Dennis (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful food + excellent service + warm and comfortable surroundings = a great visit!

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great food and great service. Great location and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

This was my third visit but first review. I’ve been here for a family get together, lunch with friends and finally a visit for drinks and appetizers. Magnolia’s never fails to be great. The homemade chips are delicious and the southern spring rolls a tasty surprise. No one does fried chicken as good as Magnolia’s. The sandwiches are wonderful,the fried green tomato BLT is my favorite. The bar has extensive liquor and wine choices. The staff has always been attentive but not annoyingly attentive. Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Had an out of town guest - she loved it

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