30 great brunch restaurants to try in Charleston

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In this town, brunchin’ ain’t easy — but it’s necessary. Whether you’re on the hunt for fluffy eggs, chicken and waffles, or mind-blowing bloody marys, the options can get as overwhelming as the lines. 🍳

Luckily, you have us to scout things out. We listed a whole bunch of brunch options (30 total), along with menu recs, pro tips, and an interactive map to track ‘em. Plan your weekend and pour those mimosas.

Price estimates are based on general entrees, and don’t include drinks, tax, or tip.

$ ~ $20 or less per person
$$ ~ $20-40 per person
$$$ ~ $40+ per person

Weekend musts

Church & Union, 32b N. Market St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | American restaurant | $$ | Enjoy the ambiance of this unique restaurant while you chow down on the fried chicken BLT.

Jackrabbit Filly, 4628 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | New Chinese American restaurant | $ | Reserve your table and head to this neighborhood spot serving heritage-driven bites.

Grace & Grit, 320 Wingo Way, Ste. 100, Mt. Pleasant | Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Southern seafood restaurant | $$ | Don’t sleep on the grit flight and mimosa flight.

Early Bird Diner, 1644 Savannah Hwy. | Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Diner | $ | Indulge in some of the best chicken and waffles in Charleston.

Page’s Okra Grill, 302 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant | Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Breakfast restaurant | $$ | Order the fried green tomatoes and The Coleman with breakfast sausage.

Weekday wonders

Queen Street Grocery, 133 Queen St. | Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (call ahead, this spot may close early) | Corner store | $ | Make room for sweet and savory crepes and breakfast sandwiches and snag outdoor seating by the front door.

Vicious Biscuit, 409 W. Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant + 206 Front St., Summerville | Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Breakfast and lunch spot | $ | Go classic with The Vicious — a cheddar and jalapeño fried chicken biscuit with maple sausage gravy.

Sea Biscuit Cafe, 21 J C Long Blvd., Isle of Palms | Daily, 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m. | Cafe | $ | Head out to IOP for breakfast staples like eggs Benedict, biscuits, and omelets.

Kiss Cafe, 1802 Crowne Commons Way, #C1 | Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-3p.m. | Cafe | $ | Pick three toppings for your Sloppy KISS Grit Bowl to go with your mimosa carafe.

DAPS Breakfast and Imbibe, 280 Ashley Ave. | Thursday-Tuesday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Diner | $ | Cereal lovers, dig into the berry French toast topped with a cereal milk glaze.

For a special occasion

Poogan’s Porch, 72 Queen St. | Daily, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Southern restaurant | $$ | Named after a neighborhood dog, this long-time staple does French toast right.

Halls Chophouse, 434 King St. | Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | American fine dining | $$$ | Sip on a Bellini and enjoy the gospel music during Gospel Brunch.

Husk, 76 Queen St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Southern restaurant | $$$ | Make a reservation for this downtown spot with a dynamic menu of seasonal Southern eats.

The Darling Oyster Bar, 513 King St. | Sunday, 11-2 p.m. | Oyster bar | $$ | Do an oyster shooter and then devour the lobster and king crab roll.

Obstinate Daughter, 2063 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Southern restaurant | $$ | Try a brunch pizza like The Old Danger with pancetta and a farm egg.

Pastry paradises

Vintage Coffee Cafe, 219 Simmons St., Mount Pleasant | Daily, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cafe | $ | Grab a croissant, apple cider doughnut, or French toast stick and enjoy it at a picnic table outside.

Baguette Magic, 792 Folly Rd., Unit A + 73 Spring St., Ste. A | Wednesday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Bakery | $ | The pain au chocolat will pair perfectly with a crème brûlée latte.

Ruby Sunshine, 171 E. Bay St. + 835 Savannah Hwy., Ste. A | Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | Brunch restaurant | $ | The New Orleans-style Holy Cannoli seasonal beignets with whiskey cream sauce will hit the spot.

The Harbinger Cafe & Bakery, 1107 King St. | Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. | Cafe | $ | Load up on scones and biscuits early before they sell out.

The Daily, 652 B King St. | Daily, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | Coffee shop | $ | Breads, pastries, and sweets plus a cup of Joe are the perfect way to start to your day.

For the fam

The Junction Kitchen & Provisions, 4438 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Breakfast restaurant | $ | Kids can enjoy bites like a grilled cheese while you tuck into huevos rancheros at this Park Circle spot.

Low Country Fish Camp, 903 Central Ave., Summerville | Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Seafood restaurant | $ | Enjoy brunch specials every week like steak + eggs along with a kids menu.

Acme Lowcountry Kitchen, 31 J.C. Long Blvd., Isle of Palms | Daily, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Seafood restaurant | $$ | Kids can browse their own brunch menu featuring French toast and omelets + while you snack on the Charleston shrimp + grits.

Three Little Birds Cafe, 65 Windermere Blvd. | Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Cafe | $ | The sweet potato Benedict will do the trick while the kids eat fun-shaped pancakes with fresh fruit.

Community Table, 148 Civitas St., Mount Pleasant | Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Modern comfort food | $$ | The menu features bites like the bacon, egg + cheese sandwich for kids and The I’On burger for you.

Great outdoors

82 Queen, 82 Queen St. | Saturday-Sunday,10 a.m.-last seating at 2:30 p.m. | Southern restaurant | $$ | Request to sit on the scenic patio and enjoy the eatery’s famous she-crab soup.

Blind Tiger, 36-38 Broad St. | Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Pub | $$ | Find a spot on the patio of this speakeasy-style bar and order the BT Breakfast Sandwich with a side of truffle fries.

MOMO Riverfront Park, 1049 Everglades Ave., North Charleston
| Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | American restaurant | $$ | Savor the shrimp and grits with pulled pork while you enjoy riverfront views.

Edmund’s Oast, 1081 Morrison Dr. | Daily, 11a.m.-10 p.m. | Restaurant and brewpub | $ | Sit outside and enjoy the sunshine with an Edmunds Oast cheeseburger and an old fashioned.

Lost Dog Cafe, 106 W. Huron Ave., Folly Beach | Monday-Saturday, 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | Cafe | $ | Hang out on the porch with your pup while you snack on a bagel sandwich.

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