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120 Laurens St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-3888
+1 803-643-3086
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“raspberry pie” (32 reviews)
“pork scallopini” (11 reviews)
“steak salad” (18 reviews)
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120 Laurens St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-3888
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Reviewed yesterday

Had lunch recently here. Food was very good but not over the top. Service was average and the side room we sat in was loud for 3 tables. It appears dinner is the time to dine here.

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have eaten here many times and the food is always good . This is one of the oldest restaurants in Aiken and the food and service remains excellent. This an upscale restaurant but not really formal .There is no one thing on the menu...More

Thank FOODEY_10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super food and service. A bit pricey but worth it. A place for a special occasion. In the heart of a special small town.

Thank COSSN686
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food, service, atmosphere are all great. Pricey but worth it. Hubby said the best Filet Mignon he's ever had.

Thank luckeyedie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Malias is my”go to” restaurant when I want a good meal or want to take friends for a special treat. Centrally located in downtown it’s convenient when shopping , painting (art center right next door). Or just want to have a nice dinner. Very nice...More

Thank Lois29801
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok. Presentation was just so-so. Maybe other items on the menu would be better. We had salads.

Thank gaillorene
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Left the restaurant after waiting 11/2 hours for our food. People who came in after us were served first. It was a disaster. In the past have enjoyed the restaurant but not yesterday. There were 4 people who were going to enter the restaurant as...More

Thank Donald H
Malia K, Owner at Malia's, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Donald I would like to sincerely apologize for your disastrous dinner experience at Malias. We do take pride in the product and service we provide and I realize we did not by any means meet your expectations that night. We unfortunately had some extensive staffing...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Fresh local ingredients expertly prepared make Malia’s the best restaurant in Aiken. It’s my favorite place to eat in the area.

1  Thank AikenStud
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Dinner was wonderful. We love seafood. Fantastic menu and lovely presentation Not a menu for children

1  Thank Ellen0926
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Meeting good friends from Florida and Lexington left us all with happy stomachs and great memories. We all loved the idea of fresh tomato pie with the salad and the kitchen was willing to split two orders for the four of us to share. It...More

1  Thank boogieboybaxter
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robert a
17 August 2018|
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8 May 2015|
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Response from Matt C | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
The seating at the bar is first come, first served. Courtyard seating is available weather depending. If you'd like to eat in the dining room, I'd strongly recommend making a reservation. Call 8036433086 to make one.
Barbara K
26 December 2014|
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Response from Matt C | Property representative |
Yes. Gift Certificates are available through the website or in person.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:15
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Laurens St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-3888
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Aiken
  • Phone Number: +1 803-643-3086
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In our 30th year, we remain dedicated to the culinary excitement afforded by the finest, freshest and most ethically produced ingredients. We source locally whenever possible, befriending our farmers who are so vital to the kind of dining experience we’re known for. Then, sometimes it’s lamb from Australia or salmon from Scotland. We're dedicated to our loyal local following who are routinely joined by the international travelers drawn to “the good life” we all enjoy here in Aiken. Malia’s thrives on the friendly faces who, at the end of the experience, say, “Wow.”
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