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30+ great brunch restaurants to try in Charleston

Who’s hungry? (It’s us.)

sunny side up eggs from Church and Union

We’re egg-cited for brunch this weekend.

Photo provided by @churchandunion

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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, along with menu recs, pro tips, and more. Plan your weekend and pour those mimosas. Note: All times listed are brunch-only.

Weekend musts

Church & Union, 32B N. Market St. | Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | American restaurant | Enjoy the ambiance of this unique restaurant while you chow down on the fried chicken sandwich.

Five Loaves Cafe, 1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Suite 100, Mount Pleasant + 214 N. Cedar St., Summerville | Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cafe | Give the cornmeal pancakes a try; they have whipped ricotta and blueberry hot honey on top.

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. Pro Tip: Saturday brunch is coming soon on March 30.

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 + 142 Brighton Park Blvd., Summerville | Saturday + Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Southern restaurant | Order the fried green tomatoes and The Coleman with breakfast sausage.

Vicious biscui tablespread

Biscuits anyone?

Photo provided by @viciousbiscuits

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, Johns Island | Tuesday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.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 | In the mood for something sweet? Dig into the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Sticky Bun.

Poogan's Porch

Poogan’s is always a CHS favorite.

Photo by @thecoastalsouth

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., Charleston + 300 Nexton Square Dr., Summerville | Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 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 a.m.-2 p.m. | Oyster bar| Do an oyster shooter and then devour the lobster roll and the hushpuppies.

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.

The Daily tablespread

The Daily is always a good idea.

Photo provided by the CHStoday team.

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., Ste. A + 1028 Wappoo Rd., Charleston | Sunday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (James Island location), Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (West Ashley location)| 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 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 7 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 your day.

A picture of the new brunch menu items at Middleton Place.

Mimosa, yes please.

Photo provided by Middleton Place Foundation

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.

Middleton Place Restaurant, 4300 Ashley River Rd. | Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | American restaurant | Start your meal with some fried green tomatoes and enjoy an entree of biscuits and gravy.

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.

Poogan’s Southern Kitchen, 101 Nexton Square Dr., Summerville | Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Southern restaurant | Get the party started with the buttermilk fried calamari.

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.

Two drinks from Momo

City Editor Erika here — I love the fun drinks at Momo

Photo provided by the CHStoday team.

Great outdoors

82 Queen, 82 Queen St. | Saturday-Sunday,10 a.m.-3 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, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | Restaurant and brewpub | Sit outside and enjoy the sunshine with an Edmund’s 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.

DIY brunch

Prefer to stay in? Host your own brunch with crowd-pleasing spreads + supplies good enough for a chef.

Clear drinking glasses with bamboo lids | Iced coffee can now be served at your brunch, thanks to cute and convenient drinking glasses.

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