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Magnolias Asheville

catsailor Apr 19, 2007 07:53 AM

First time for dinner at Magnolias last night and we were pleasantly surprised. Well prepared food, great fish, the prime rib was a little on the rare side but okayand a very large and delicious bourbon pecan pie. Only complaint was the waiter who obviously rushed us through the meal. Immediately came to table for our order then came back 2 other times within five minutes (it was only7:30pm). The place was not very crowded our entrees were out in about 10 minutes. Wondering if this is not the place to go if you want to linger?

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    leahinsc RE: catsailor Apr 19, 2007 08:14 AM

    seems strange, especially as it wasn't busy. Maybe just an inexperienced waiter?

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      bethd127 RE: catsailor Apr 19, 2007 08:34 AM

      I haven't been to magnolia's in years. I used to go there strictly for their oysters, but now Asheville has other options in that arena. Now for some reason it kinda gives me the heebie-jeebies. Sounds like your waiter used to work at a place like olive garden (turn and burn style dining).

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        jsb23nc RE: bethd127 Apr 20, 2007 01:27 PM

        Magnolia's was one of my favorites in Asheville about 6 or 7 years ago. However, BOTH the food quality and the service have fallen sadly behind. As a result, there are few customers remaining. I expect the restaurant will close within a year or two.

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          catsailor RE: jsb23nc Apr 21, 2007 06:51 AM

          By the looks of the crowd when we were there, I'd agree. They had a large group from some corporation but other than that only two other tables and a few people in the bar area.

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