4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 25 ratings

185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

(843) 577-7771
$$$$ Over $25 per entree
Delight GF Magazine Approved
94% of 17 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    5 ratingJanuary 12, 2016

    dinner was delicious!! the chef was amazing. the server made certain to communicate ALL of our allergies. excellent experience!

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    1 ratingSeptember 27, 2015

    They had fries listed on their gluten free menu but they were fried with other things. Not celiac friendly.

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    5 ratingJuly 19, 2015

    Blossom (owned by Magnolias) had a separate gluten free menu with many great options. The staff was very knowledgeable and concerned for my allergy and went and told the chef and general manager immediately. I also have a dairy allergy and the chef made me a whole new sauce to go with my Carolina Mountain Trout. They were exceptional and the food was delicious. I would definitely go back for more.

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    5 ratingApril 01, 2015

    Magnolia's is a top rated restaurant where a line usually forms outside before it opens for lunch. There is a gluten-free menu offered and thankfully, some of their most popular dishes are on it. The shrimp and grits are made with a white sauce instead of a tomato broth. The salad selections were fresh and locally sourced cheeses are used when available.

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    1 ratingNovember 18, 2014

    Yes they are gluten free but they cost an arm and a leg. I seriously suggest that they need to lower their prices so middle class people can eat there. I am very disappointed as their menu sounded delicious but I just can't afford to spend 65 to 70 dollars on one meal...

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    4 ratingOctober 18, 2014

    Excellent GF menu upon request... Ordered the tuna melt sandwich! Yes, a sandwich with amazing gluten free bread. They even brought me a basket of warm gluten free bread for $2 extra. Great atmosphere and service. Highly recommend!

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    3 ratingSeptember 09, 2014

    Not very good, but safe. I won't eat here again. The girls had chicken which was very over-cooked and my shrimp wraps were revoltingly sweet.

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    5 ratingSeptember 04, 2014

    Fantastic dining experience! This was our first trip to Charleston and I have celiac disease, so I relied on the reviews here on FMGF. I was not disappointed--in fact, I was overjoyed. The waiter was very knowledgeable, attentive and courteous and the drinks were generous pours. The place is lovely inside and the GF menu is extensive. The GF bread was very good (and we all know that can be a disappointment) and I appreciated the fact that the waiter said to us"please slice the bread yourself as we are not supposed to handle it. "(good training in avoiding cross contamination!) Our salads were crisp and dressed perfectly. The hubs had the pulled pork dinner (delicious!) and I had the parmesan flounder. Mine was a bit overcooked, truth be told, but it did not take away from my enjoyment. So many delicious flavors in that dish and the veggies are locally sourced. And the creme brulee was fabulous. HIGHLY recommend treating yourselves to this wonderful restaurant. It's truly a celiac's dream--excellent food, vast menu, respectful staff and no worries while dining. Worth every penny.

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    5 ratingJuly 22, 2014

    Wonderful experience from start to finish. Very large gluten free menu (almost as big as regular menu). They have gluten free bread which you can purchase to begin your meal. Had the shellfish over grits which was delicious. Wait staff very knowledgeable and restate what you can and cannot have as they bring it to the table. Manager actually brought out my meal and explained how it was gluten free. Spoke with the manager and he has worked very hard to develop the wonderful gluten free menu. Such a nice meal.

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    5 ratingJuly 05, 2014

    With an extensive GF menu, it was difficult to make decisions about what to order! I finally settled on the asparagus salad and shellfish over grits and both we're delicious. At first I was a little concerned because our server confused my GF inquiries with a food allergy at another table and he recommended the fried green tomatoes, which are not GF. However, with a reminder, he was very careful and when my food was delivered, I was assured it was GF. I'm very sensitive and it was definitely safe. It was a great meal!

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    5 ratingMay 24, 2014

    Excellent menu, delicious good. Highly recommended.

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    5 ratingMay 11, 2014

    We were hoping for much more Southern Hospitality from the hostesses at the door but once we got to the bar and when we were sat down, the great food and drinks just kept on coming. Our meal was excellent. The tuna was cooked rare just as we asked for. The dirty rice was unforgettable. The lamb chop special, also rare/medium rare, was very good with the rhubarb and roasted elephant garlic. And the gluten free menu was extensive. The manager personally brought out my wife's duck dish that was gluten free and it was great that he reassured us that it was done very carefully as my wife is very sensitive. Am looking forward to coming back here again!

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    5 ratingApril 07, 2014

    Awesome! I felt completely safe ordering, got the Parmesan Crusted Flounder and it was amazing. They offer g-free bread, which was a wonderful surprise (it's an extra $2). Overall experience couldn't have been better!

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    4 ratingJune 29, 2013

    Everyone raves about this restaurant so we thought we should try it. The food was very good. The GF bread was a bit disappointing since it was 1/3 of the size of the regular bread, and they charged extra for it, where the regular was at no charge. We had to send our salmon back (2 different orders) to have them remake it. It was sushi grade, so we wanted it rare. We rarely eat salmon at restaurants Bc it is not sushi grade and they overcook it Bc of that. If I wanted overcooked salmon, I would eat canned, thanks. However, they did have lots of GF options - not just 2 or 3, and the food, when they got it right, was outstanding.

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    5 ratingJune 25, 2013

    The staff is very knowledgable & attentive. They happened to have GF bread & it was so good I was nervous it was not GF! The menu is great & both the shrimp & grits and trout we ordered were delicious! Save room for dessert... the creme brûlée is heavenly! Great wine & cocktail menu as well.

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    5 ratingJune 22, 2013

    Started with the summer melon salad. Absolutely amazing. I am also dairy free and they left the feta off for me. As has been stats by others, the bread is amazing. So nice to have bread with everyone else at the table. I then had the low country bouillabaisse, incredible. The waiter was very attentive to my needs and made sure everything was handled separately. Ended the meal with the peach sorbet. Amazing meal, highly recommend.

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    5 ratingMay 14, 2013

    Thanks to all the previous helpful reviews. Went to Magnolias last night and had a fabulous gluten free experience. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable about GF. Their GF menu also had indication of vinegar in items. The bread was awesome as was the blue crab stuffed rainbow trout! Not being a fan of creme brûlée I opted for scoop of white chocolate ice cream and port for dessert. I would definitely go back!

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    5 ratingMay 08, 2013

    Dedicated gluten free menu, knowledgeable staff, fantastic food, and delightful ambiance

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    5 ratingApril 23, 2013

    Excellent! Extensive menu, knowledgeable about GF, excellent service, beautiful meal! Thoroughly enjoyed. Even had a delightful loaf of hot crusty GF bread. I was so excited! I rarely get to indulge in bread while eating out. Go! You won't be disappointed.

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    5 ratingJanuary 05, 2013

    An amazing meal! Ask for Steven as your server; he makes excellent gluten-free recommendations. The atmosphere is wonderful, and the chef has developed many, many gfree options that are truly gourmet. The manager hand-delivers all gfree orders to guarantee there is no cross-contamination. Don't leave Charleston without eating here!

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    5 ratingAugust 04, 2012

    Very good Gf options! Wonderful GF rolls! Knowledgable staff. Delicious!

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