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Steel Magnolias

132 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31601-5516
+1 229-259-0010
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“deviled eggs” (42 reviews)
“pork belly” (17 reviews)
“wontons” (18 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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132 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31601-5516
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My son and I had a great tour of Valdosta State University today. We decided to try something downtown for lunch. Steel Magnolias was a wonderful surprise. The food was fresh and tasty, the atmosphere was fun and our waitress was awesome. Hoping my son...More

Thank kellyhubner
SM132, Owner at Steel Magnolias, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your kind words, and for coming to visit our downtown!! Valdosta State is a great school, we're glad you all enjoyed your visit and maybe we'll see you in the upcoming years of the next chapter of your sons life. Go Blazers!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I am basing this on one dining experience, but unfortunately it will be my last also. I had high expectations for this restaurant and in general they were not met. I had the duck confit with grits and a blackberry marmalade. The blackberry marmalade was...More

Thank tsbjoe
SM132, Owner at Steel Magnolias, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there, I'm very sorry to hear about your experience and you didn't like your meal. We would really appreciate the opportunity to make it right, we don't see very many poor reviews but we also realize that we may not get it right all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Blackened Grouper sandwich with Sweet Potato fires. My wife had a wrap. Bothe were really special, the fries were especially sweet. The service was excellant and the restaurant building itself was nicely restored. We'll be back!!

Thank 621perryw
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best food. Most creative food. Best named cocktails. Must try the awesome rooftop bar / deck!!!! Staff are awesome too!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great restaurant and it far exceeded my expectations. Good service and exceptionally good food. The pulled pork deviled eggs were an excellent appetizer. Our group all loved the fried chicken sandwich with truffle fries, the tuna on a wedge salad, the Philly...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was attentive. All the food looked so interesting. I wound up having seafood which was terrific. Treated ourselves to dessert as well. You could go there everyday for a week and have something different each day...I found it hard to decide.

Thank Jay F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a business lunch here and can definitely say that I will be back for lunch and to try dinner. They are located right downtown and are on point with the decorations and building restoration. The service and the food were on point. I had...More

Thank southernfoodiegirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quaint eatery in downtown Valdosta with a unique menu offering a variety of entrees, sides, salads, sandwiches and appetizers. We started out with their fried green tomatoes and they were fabulous. My friend had the kale salad with poached pears, blackened chicken,...More

1  Thank Vickisuttle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love the rooftop patio especially! Food is always amazing. I recommend making a reservation because they can fill up on weekends.

Thank Stephieeb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'd never seen pulled pork on a deviled egg before, but I have now, and can attest that this is a wonderful flavor combination. Shrimp & Grits was also very good with grits that were ground much coarser than I'm used to. Still they tasted...More

Thank Regomatic
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Do you have an on-line menu available?
4 May 2016|
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Response from lever8651 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I dont know.
Carrie M
do I have to make reservations
5 November 2015|
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Response from calliesmommy | Reviewed this property |
I'm not actually sure if they take reservations. It shouldn't be necessary. I wouldn't worry about making a reservation unless I wanted to make sure I got a particular table, such as a streetview table on the roof, or had a... More
Libby D
I can't seem to find a menu? Where would I find this? I thought they served brunch?
3 November 2015|
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Response from LawrenceC501 | Reviewed this property |
I am unaware of a brunch that they serve. I have only eaten lunch there, so unfortunately I don't have an answer regarding brunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31601-5516
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Valdosta
  • Phone Number: +1 229-259-0010
  • E-mail
At Steel Magnolias in Valdosta, GA our food base is urban Southern, taking the roots of classic Southern cuisine and showing a new way of looking at them. We serve our fare with an old familiar smile, where our patrons are surprised by a new approach, yet still know the secret handshake. We prepare the best quality ingredients at the freshest possible point and allow them to speak for themselves. We support local farmers and Artesian producers in an effort to become a supporting element in the community and drive our “eat local, be local” philosophy.
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