The Glass Onion

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 4:30 PM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.5/10

Based on 93 votes

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  • Southern food
  • shells and cheese
  • fried quail
  • grits
  • caramel pie
  • collard greens
  • seafood
  • po' boys
  • gumbo
  • catfish
  • french fries
  • sweet potato hash
  • good for a quick meal
  • peppermint ice cream
  • cornbread
  • bread pudding
  • great value
  • oysters
  • local produce
  • fried green tomatoes
  • John S.

    Try the cheesy pasta

    John Swartz · January 14
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  • Food Network

    Fresh food grown by local producers and a seasonally updated menu make The Glass Onion a true farm-to-table experience. Order the crispy chicken leg. Read more

    Food Network · November 20, 2014
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  • Anna Jo V.

    Everything

    Anna Jo Vollmer · November 7, 2014
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  • Mary Catherine J.

    The oyster gumbo is fantastic'

    Mary Catherine James · October 18, 2014
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  • Mary Catherine J.

    The pork chops, duck liver dirty rice with pickled peppers is delish!!

    Mary Catherine James · October 18, 2014
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  • Travel + Leisure

    A local favorite for lunch in the West Ashley district. Get the shrimp and grits with fries and béarnaise.

    Travel + Leisure · October 7, 2014
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out The Glass Onion as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Read more

    TV Food Maps · September 1, 2014
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  • Kim V.

    Fried Chicken dinner night, call ahead - it's amazing!

    Kim Van Tuyl · August 20, 2014
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  • CITY GRIT

    Cross your fingers that the Chicken Liver Po Boy is a special!

    CITY GRIT · August 9, 2014
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  • Jarrod D.

    I've always had great experiences at the Glass Onion. One of my favorite things is their Fried Quail with collard greens and cheese grits. #GoodEats!

    Jarrod D. · August 7, 2014
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  • Food Network

    Instead of the typical frying method, The Glass Onion's chicken is baked in a pan of hot oil. The confit technique leaves the chicken leg thoroughly cooked before being seared on both sides. Read more

    Food Network · August 4, 2014
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  • Amy N.

    Saturday brunch rocks! Fries with bearnaise and watermelon feta salad. (And of course a mimosa to finish it off!)

    Amy Norton · July 13, 2014
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  • cammie

    Our party of four coworkers decided it was the best meal of our life. We live in Michigan. If e are able to choose out last meal it would be at the glass onion. OMG. Best. Meal. Ever.

    cammie · May 16, 2014
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  • Susan M.

    Get the shells and cheese if it's available. You won't regret it.

    Susan Mims · October 6, 2013
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  • Outaboutsc

    Catfish and cornbread is great

    Outaboutsc · August 28, 2013
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  • Timothy W.

    Get the braised beef ragout with grits! WOW!!

    Timothy Williams · July 28, 2013
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  • Anna S.

    Shells&cheese. Get it.

    Anna Stokkebye · July 13, 2013
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  • Josh W.

    The biscuits are like eating cloud bread. Oh, and the sweet potato hash is amazing!

    Josh Weston · June 29, 2013
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  • Sara D.

    Shells & Cheese + Catfish! Yum!!! Way too much, but can there ever be too much deliciousness?! Must do!

    Sara D'Alto (Cappelli) · May 27, 2013
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  • Frank

    The smoked chicken with sweet potatoes and grits were a flavor explosion in my mouth. I definitely recommend it.

    Frank · April 22, 2013
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  • Alex H.

    Fries + bearnaise

    Alex Hatton · April 6, 2013
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  • Matthew P.

    Another Diners, Drive-ins and Dives restaurant off my list. Awesome food. I ate all of mine plus whatever the wife didn't finish. Salted Caramel pie and banana pudding is awesome!

    Matthew Paresky · March 8, 2013
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  • Meaghan B.

    Great food. Great table cards.

    Meaghan Bryce · January 13, 2013
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  • Lanyip G.

    Pork loin po boy was more of a trumped up ham sandwich. Tasty enough but not nearly as good as the fried quail - that's a definite winner.

    Lanyip Giggle · December 26, 2012
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  • Anne B.

    Everything was fantastic. Shells and cheese. Fried quail with buttermilk and honey. Salmon and butter bean salad. Chocolate and pecan tart served with local ice cream ( wholly cow? ). Wow. Thanks!

    Anne Bannister · August 14, 2012
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  • Eater

    The menu features local, seasonal specials but the standards like Deviled Eggs, Gumbo and the decadent Fries with Béarnaise are always great choices. [Eater 18 Member]

    Eater · July 30, 2012
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  • Grace C.

    Biscuits and gravy are delicious. Go for it.

    Grace Costello · July 7, 2012
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  • G W.

    Awesome gumbo

    G Wright · June 7, 2012
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  • Kelly C.

    Best restaurant in Charleston - hands down! Get the quail!

    Kelly Cooper · May 25, 2012
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  • Foodie P.

    Try the Side Salad - Basic local greens and veggies. Love their incorporation of pickled okra and haricot vert.

    Foodie Princess · May 17, 2012
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  • Foodie P.

    Try the Homemade Peppermint Ice Cream - Loved the bits of candy! A bowl of heaven!

    Foodie Princess · May 17, 2012
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  • Foodie P.

    Try the Caramel Pie - The crust was the best part, IMHO. The pie itself was the second best.

    Foodie Princess · May 17, 2012
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  • Foodie P.

    Try the Creamy Anson Mills Corn Grits - Having lived in the South my entire life, I've never tasted anything like this ever before. Highly recommend!

    Foodie Princess · May 17, 2012
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  • Foodie P.

    Try the Pimiento Cheese - Hearty & delicate! Wonderful!

    Foodie Princess · May 17, 2012
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  • Foodie P.

    Try the Braised Greens - Amazing flavor! Simple, not bogged down with spices.

    Foodie Princess · May 17, 2012
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  • Foodie P.

    Try the Fried Green Tomatoes - The chèvre and pepper relish really added to this dish!

    Foodie Princess · May 17, 2012
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  • quatro z.

    always great

    quatro z · April 13, 2012
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  • Lauren C.

    We've never been disappointed . . . except for they are always out of banana pudding which we hear is unbelievable!

    Lauren Corbett · March 29, 2012
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  • Zoey C.

    Doing the pick 4 on the sides is more than enough of a meal for most people, but don't pass on a deviled egg or two beforehand!

    Zoey Cole · March 8, 2012
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  • Lauren W.

    Shells and cheese is AMAZING!

    Lauren Williams · February 29, 2012
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  • Southern Eagle S.

    The fried quail and house made pickles are the best!

    Southern Eagle SC · December 19, 2011
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  • William H.

    Wonderful local ingredients.

    William Hamilton · December 15, 2011
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  • Ricky S.

    You have to have reservations for Tuesday's fried chicken. We showed up at 715 and they were sold out'

    Ricky Smith · December 14, 2011
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  • Cherie R.

    If you are a pimento cheese person, get it! Mmmm. So cheesy, toasty, and comfy on a cool rainy day.

    Cherie Rush · October 11, 2011
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  • Southern Eagle S.

    Crispy chicken leg with mashed taters & braised collards. Mmm! Get the homemade pickles & make friends w/ Crystal sauce.

    Southern Eagle SC · September 26, 2011
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  • Jenny A.

    Save room for peach cobbler a la mode and bread pudding with whiskey sauce! Ps-1/2 price bottles of wine on Monday!

    Jenny Alderson · August 19, 2011
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  • Kelly C.

    Get the quail!

    Kelly Cooper · August 6, 2011
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  • Kevin C.

    The creamed corn has bacon in it. You should eat it.

    Kevin Curler · May 31, 2011
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  • Lauren C.

    Fried chicken dinner and $15 pitcher of Coast Brewing HopArt with free bernaise fries on Tuesdays.

    Lauren Curler · April 6, 2011
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  • Jenna B.

    Shells and cheese are the best!!!!

    Jenna Brown · February 12, 2011
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