Mags Today

Thank you to Rod Murphy of 614 Films for producing this video.

Local and Independent

Magnolias is one of the few remaining privately owned, non-franchised restaurants in Asheville, NC.  It was bought and built by two local Ashevillians in 1987 and over 20 years later continues to provide good food, fun and entertainment.  The building and site have been in existence for over 130 years – starting out as a humble livery stable, becoming a tire shop and finally the site of a florist shop until it became Magnolias. Remants of its past are seen throughout the building (Click here to read Our Story)

Casual Lunches to Fine Dining

Magnolias is well known for it’s business lunch crowd, fine dining dinners and after hours casual bar atmosphere.  We offer lunch and dinner in over 4,000 square feet of space that includes a fine dining room overlooking the only remaining original brick street, Market Street, an all season patio and a casual full-service bar.

Convenient and Downtown

We are conveniently located across the street from the Asheville Community Theatre, within walking distance to all downtown historic sites and less than five minutes from I-240.  Free parking is available on the street after 6 or in the parking lot beside Magnolias after 5pm. Getting here is easy…leaving here is hard!

Private Parties and Large Groups

Magnolias is one of the few downtown restaurants able to accommodate group events for 20, 50, 100 or more.  Magnolias hosts private parties, fundraisers, corporate or group lunch meetings, wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners and after hours parties for all kinds of celebrations.

After Hours: Live Band & Danceclub

After hours we relax and enjoy a good time with family, friends and colleagues.  Since it’s opening in 1988, Magnolias has had a live band every weekend.  Adjoining the restaurant is a danceclub, Cinjades, that offers those with a bit more groove a chance to really let loose.  Our house band, A Social Function, is almost as old as we are! They play covermusic, original hits and any genre of music you could request.