The Glass Onion

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant$$$$
Parkwood - Farmfield, Charleston
  • The experts at Food Network and Travel + Leisure recommend this place
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  • Southern Eagle S.
    "The fried quail and house made pickles are the best!"(5 Tips)
    Susan M.
    "Get the shells and cheese if it's available."(4 Tips)
    Travel + Leisure
    "Get the shrimp and grits with fries and béarnaise."(8 Tips)
    Jenny A.
    "bread pudding with whiskey sauce!"(2 Tips)
59 Tips and reviews
  • Southern food
  • shells and cheese
  • fried quail
  • grits
  • seafood
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  • Food Network
    Food NetworkNovember 20, 2014
    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
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 30, 2012
    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]
  • Anne B.
    Anne BannisterAugust 14, 2012
    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!
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PareskyMarch 8, 2013
    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!
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 4, 2014
    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
  • cammie
    cammieMay 16, 2014
    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.
  • Foodie P.
    Foodie PrincessMay 17, 2012
    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!
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureOctober 7, 2014
    A local favorite for lunch in the West Ashley district. Get the shrimp and grits with fries and béarnaise.
  • Marsha A.
    Come and get the fried chicken! They can do no wrong here...from drinks to dessert. Very simple on the outside- goodness on the inside
  • Jarrod D.
    Jarrod DaughtryAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • Amy N.
    Amy NortonJuly 13, 2014
    Saturday brunch rocks! Fries with bearnaise and watermelon feta salad. (And of course a mimosa to finish it off!)
  • Frank
    FrankApril 22, 2013
    The smoked chicken with sweet potatoes and grits were a flavor explosion in my mouth. I definitely recommend it.
  • Zoey C.
    Zoey ColeMarch 8, 2012
    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!
  • Lanyip G.
    Lanyip GiggleDecember 26, 2012
    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.
  • Foodie P.
    Foodie PrincessMay 17, 2012
    Try the Side Salad - Basic local greens and veggies. Love their incorporation of pickled okra and haricot vert.
  • Southern Eagle S.
    Southern Eagle SCSeptember 26, 2011
    Crispy chicken leg with mashed taters & braised collards. Mmm! Get the homemade pickles & make friends w/ Crystal sauce.
  • Foodie P.
    Foodie PrincessMay 17, 2012
    Try the Caramel Pie - The crust was the best part, IMHO. The pie itself was the second best.
  • Foodie P.
    Foodie PrincessMay 17, 2012
    Try the Fried Green Tomatoes - The chèvre and pepper relish really added to this dish!
  • Melanie W.
    Melanie W.August 13, 2016
    The catfish po-boy is delish! Also check out the shrimp and grits.
  • Cherie R.
    Cherie RushOctober 11, 2011
    If you are a pimento cheese person, get it! Mmmm. So cheesy, toasty, and comfy on a cool rainy day.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WestonJune 29, 2013
    The biscuits are like eating cloud bread. Oh, and the sweet potato hash is amazing!
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SmithDecember 14, 2011
    You have to have reservations for Tuesday's fried chicken. We showed up at 715 and they were sold out'
  • Sara D.
    Shells & Cheese + Catfish! Yum!!! Way too much, but can there ever be too much deliciousness?! Must do!
  • Foodie P.
    Foodie PrincessMay 17, 2012
    Try the Braised Greens - Amazing flavor! Simple, not bogged down with spices.
  • Susan M.
    Susan MimsOctober 6, 2013
    Get the shells and cheese if it's available. You won't regret it.
  • Jenny A.
    Jenny AldersonAugust 19, 2011
    Save room for peach cobbler a la mode and bread pudding with whiskey sauce! Ps-1/2 price bottles of wine on Monday!
  • Lauren C.
    Lauren CorbettMarch 29, 2012
    We've never been disappointed . . . except for they are always out of banana pudding which we hear is unbelievable!
  • Kim V.
    Kim Van TuylAugust 20, 2014
    Fried Chicken dinner night, call ahead - it's amazing!
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly CooperMay 25, 2012
    Best restaurant in Charleston - hands down! Get the quail!
  • Lauren C.
    Lauren CurlerApril 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried chicken dinner and $15 pitcher of Coast Brewing HopArt with free bernaise fries on Tuesdays.
    CITY GRITAugust 9, 2014
    Cross your fingers that the Chicken Liver Po Boy is a special!
  • Mary Catherine J.
    Mary Catherine JamesOctober 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The pork chops, duck liver dirty rice with pickled peppers is delish!!
  • Southern Eagle S.
    Southern Eagle SCDecember 19, 2011
    The fried quail and house made pickles are the best!
  • 007
    007March 30, 2016
    Fried quail was ok as a curiosity item but to greasy to get it again. Cheesy grits on the other hand are addictive.
  • Grace C.
    Grace CostelloJuly 7, 2012
    Biscuits and gravy are delicious. Go for it.
  • Mary Catherine J.
    Mary Catherine JamesOctober 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The oyster gumbo is fantastic'
  • Foodie P.
    Foodie PrincessMay 17, 2012
    Try the Homemade Peppermint Ice Cream - Loved the bits of candy! A bowl of heaven!
  • Outaboutsc
    OutaboutscAugust 28, 2013
    Catfish and cornbread is great
  • Meaghan B.
    Meaghan BryceJanuary 13, 2013
    Great food. Great table cards.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CurlerMay 31, 2011
    The creamed corn has bacon in it. You should eat it.
  • Liz D.
    Liz DeLoachApril 3, 2010
    Great food - most locally grown. Open for lunch and dinner. Very casual atmosphere
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 1, 2014
    Check out The Glass Onion as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Read more
  • Foodie P.
    Foodie PrincessMay 17, 2012
    Try the Pimiento Cheese - Hearty & delicate! Wonderful!
  • Emily C.
    Emily CJune 22, 2010
    Mac n' Cheese is AMAZING...They don't always have it but if they do...GET IT! Read more
  • Rose C.
    Grits and shrimp. But I thought it was expensive for the portion.
  • Jared C.
    Jared CudaJuly 5, 2016
    Bread pudding with whiskey sauce!
  • Autumn C.
    Autumn CoxeAugust 2, 2015
    3 words: Fried chicken Tuesday!
  • Kelsey M.
    Kelsey McCuskerMarch 16, 2010
    Go to The Glass Onion. Get the grits with Catfish, enjoy
  • John S.
    John SwartzJanuary 14, 2015
    Try the cheesy pasta
  • William H.
    William HamiltonDecember 15, 2011
    Wonderful local ingredients.
  • Lauren W.
    Lauren WilliamsFebruary 29, 2012
    Shells and cheese is AMAZING!
  • Anna S.
    Anna StokkebyeJuly 13, 2013
    Shells&cheese. Get it.
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen Lobrano, Jr.September 9, 2010
    Roast Beef PoBoy when they have it...
  • G W.
    G WrightJune 7, 2012
    Awesome gumbo
  • Jenna B.
    Jenna BrownFebruary 12, 2011
    Shells and cheese are the best!!!!
  • quatro z.
    quatro zApril 13, 2012
    always great
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly CooperAugust 6, 2011
    Get the quail!
  • Greg C.
    Greg CohoonSeptember 4, 2010
    Excellent chicken salad.
  • Alex H.
    Alex HattonApril 6, 2013
    Fries + bearnaise
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