The Glass Onion

Row 1

1219 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 225-1717
Southern / Soul
$ $
Mon–Thu: 11:00 AM–9:00 PM Fri: 11:00 AM–10:00 PM Sat: 10:00 AM–10:00 PM


it’s all the best of Southern food done well. In the sandwich department, the specialty is po’ boys, including the quite interesting fried pig ear variety. For a thrilling adventure, go for the buttermilk fried quail: you won’t be disappointed, unless you really, really don’t like gamey birds. In addition, Tuesday nights are fried chicken nights, and are definitely worth it for The Glass Onion’s exceptional brined chicken. And the drinks are not to be ignored, as the restaurant features a wine list of sustainable, organic, or biodynamic choices.

Chefs Chris Stewart and Sarah O’Kelley have succeeded in their intent to make The Glass Onion a “soulful” addition to Charlesotn’s comfort food scene. It’s never been totally clear to me why it’s called The Glass Onion, but hey, an Onion by any other name would taste as good. -- Arthur Newbould

Foursquare Tips

  • Mac n' Cheese is AMAZING...They don't always have it but if they do...GET IT!
  • The fried quail and house made pickles are the best!
  • Great food - most locally grown. Open for lunch and dinner. Very casual atmosphere
  • 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!
  • The menu features local, seasonal specials but the standards like Deviled Eggs, Gumbo and the decadent Fries with Barnaise are always great choices. [Eater 18 Member]
  • Shells and cheese are the best!!!!
  • You have to have reservations for Tuesday's fried chicken. We showed up at 715 and they were sold out'
  • The creamed corn has bacon in it. You should eat it.
  • Roast Beef PoBoy when they have it...
  • Excellent chicken salad.
  • 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!
  • Shells & Cheese + Catfish! Yum!!! Way too much, but can there ever be too much deliciousness?! Must do!
  • Shells and cheese is AMAZING!
  • Crispy chicken leg with mashed taters & braised collards. Mmm! Get the homemade pickles & make friends w/ Crystal sauce.
  • Get the quail!
  • Fried chicken dinner and $15 pitcher of Coast Brewing HopArt with free bernaise fries on Tuesdays.
  • Fried quail was ok as a curiosity item but to greasy to get it again. Cheesy grits on the other hand are addictive.
  • 3 words: Fried chicken Tuesday!
  • Try the cheesy pasta
  • 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.