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I was passing through 7 points yesterday and notice a new Cafe that looks like it just opened. It had a sign out front "NOW OPEN" called the Magnolia Cafe. Its on the corner of Wood and Royal, across from McDonalds.

Has anyone else seen it and maybe tried it? If I hadn't just had a good Chicago Dog from Mobile St. I would have stopped and tried it out.

So if you tried it, let us know how it is.
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Originally posted by Jesse Duke or Better Known as Bo's Uncle:
I'm not making a reservation for a sandwich


Maybe you won't, but the fact that it's recommended should tell you something. I ate there once and it was wonderful. A bit on the pricey side but well worth it for the added nice touches like real linen. I'll be going back, I haven't tried dinner yet. I really hope it makes it.
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Originally posted by lawguy07:
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Originally posted by Jesse Duke or Better Known as Bo's Uncle:
I'm not making a reservation for a sandwich


Maybe you won't, but the fact that it's recommended should tell you something. I ate there once and it was wonderful. A bit on the pricey side but well worth it for the added nice touches like real linen. I'll be going back, I haven't tried dinner yet. I really hope it makes it.


Thank You! Business has been fantastic. To clear things up, reservations are not required (for a sandwich, or anything else on the menu) But, we do recommend them, due to the limited amount of seating in the restaurant.
It's not so bad when the weather is fit to eat on the patio but that's certainly not the case right now. And the traffic noise is sort of distracting also. Perhaps the patio could be sort of enclosed with the roll-up plastic windows like they have at some other restaurants with patio seating. They could put portable heaters out there and it would probably be tolerable except in the harshest weather.
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Originally posted by jasonborden:
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Originally posted by lawguy07:
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Originally posted by Jesse Duke or Better Known as Bo's Uncle:
I'm not making a reservation for a sandwich


Maybe you won't, but the fact that it's recommended should tell you something. I ate there once and it was wonderful. A bit on the pricey side but well worth it for the added nice touches like real linen. I'll be going back, I haven't tried dinner yet. I really hope it makes it.


Thank You! Business has been fantastic. To clear things up, reservations are not required (for a sandwich, or anything else on the menu) But, we do recommend them, due to the limited amount of seating in the restaurant.



aren't you the guy that came on here singing the praises of crocodile ed's? i take it you no longer work there.
I've eaten there many times- love it!! The Portobello Panini is to die for. If you've ever eaten at any great little sidewalk cafe in NYC or Paris, the seating is similar- cozy, intimate, candlelit at night with fantastic jazz to set the mood.

The prices are very reasonable and similar to the chain restaurants like Ruby Tuesday or Chili's. I'd much rather spend my money at a local establishment with the flavor of our community than send it to some generic, bland Chain restaurant.

It helps that they have an easy-on-the-eyes wait staff (yes, I'm talking to you, Jason) and Ken, one of the owners, is a sweetheart.

I do wish they would either:

1. Offer a seasonal menu or
2. Offer more choices of entrees (a nice Filet or rib-eye would be great!).

I realize space is THE issue here and maybe this is a matter that will resolve itself as the Cafe ages and evolves, like most businesses do.

Overall, this is a great addition to the small, original culinary offerings that our wonderful city has.
I am hearing very strange things about their personnel. The best server is no longer there - don't know what happened to him but he was excellent. I am now told if you get the right server, he will serve you wine all night and not charge you. Bet that won't last too long after management finds out. Some of the food has been very good but the Velvet Shrimp dish is one of the worst things I have ever been served. I actually prefer the lunch menu to the dinner offerings.

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