The Glass Onion

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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–3:00 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

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Foursquare Tips
Mac n' Cheese is AMAZING...They don't always have it but if they do...GET IT!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 11:58
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]
Monday, July 30, 2012 - 11:19
The fried quail and house made pickles are the best!
Southern Eagle
Monday, December 19, 2011 - 13:27
Great food - most locally grown. Open for lunch and dinner. Very casual atmosphere
Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 04:14
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!
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 08:25
Fried chicken dinner and $15 pitcher of Coast Brewing HopArt with free bernaise fries on Tuesdays.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 16:40
Shells and cheese are the best!!!!
Friday, February 11, 2011 - 15:24
You have to have reservations for Tuesday's fried chicken. We showed up at 715 and they were sold out'
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 14:26
Crispy chicken leg with mashed taters & braised collards. Mmm! Get the homemade pickles & make friends w/ Crystal sauce.
Southern Eagle
Monday, September 26, 2011 - 10:24
The creamed corn has bacon in it. You should eat it.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 09:46
Roast Beef PoBoy when they have it...
Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 07:35
Excellent chicken salad.
Saturday, September 4, 2010 - 11:06
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!
Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 10:50
Shells & Cheese + Catfish! Yum!!! Way too much, but can there ever be too much deliciousness?! Must do!
Monday, May 27, 2013 - 10:06
Shells and cheese is AMAZING!
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 14:25
Get the quail!
Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 08:25
Try the cheesy pasta
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 15:18
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.
Food Network
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 07:52
Anna Jo
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 22:44
The oyster gumbo is fantastic'
Mary Catherine
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 21:07