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120 Laurens St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-3888
+1 803-643-3086
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“raspberry pie” (27 reviews)
“steak salad” (15 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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120 Laurens St SW, Aiken, SC 29801-3888
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was great. We were seated right away. Took our drink menus. Atmosphere was good. The food was great as always. You cannot go wrong by going there for lunch or dinner.

Thank rmitchell58
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the nicest places in Aiken for a fine dining experience. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is great, and the service is fine

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in Aiken's and Malia's if my favorite restaurant. It's just always a pleasant experience with a solid, varied menu. I have yet to have a bad meal there.

1  Thank Maureen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our first visit to Aiken, we were walking around downtown and happened upon this place. We looked around a bit in the walking mall area, and then returned there. I had the beef ribs and they were over the top. My wife had the...More

1  Thank Durwood N
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Whether it's lunch or dinner, you can always be sure of a good experience. The menu offers a nice variety of meat, fish, and vegetarian dishes. The service is attentive. One thing that I really appreciate about Malia's is the consistency. There are certain dishes...More

Thank tommY3476HV
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Simply the best Aiken has to offer. Will visit again and aafaim with all the family. I only wish it was open on Sunday

Thank teebeeab
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is a great place to eat in downtown Aiken. Service was courteous. The food was excellent (peach cold soup, veggie tempura, pork scallopini was eaten and loved at my table). Although I didn't try it, I heard the raspberry pie, is the best.

Thank ald3114
Reviewed 2 August 2017

There tomato pie, peach soup, and Silver Quen corn soup are not to be missed! Pie serving is so large my husband and I split it. The server was attentive and personable. For some reason it won't let me select a rating for service nor...More

Thank 723beckf
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Had dinner with friends at Malias. The food was superb. We were four and each had a different entrée and they were all delicious. We couldn't agree on a wine so we chose to have individual glasses and was it ever over-priced. I thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 22 July 2017

My wife and I visited Malia's for the first time last weekend. We had been given a gift certificate over a year ago, but had not used it, and unfortunately it had expired. We called the restaurant, and before I could even ask the young...More

Thank schoolinaiken
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1.39 km away
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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