Best Brunch Spots in Charleston

April 21, 2022

There’s nothing like a savory brunch to cure last night’s shenanigans. Brunch has become the celebrated meal of the week—and it’s easy to see why at these Best Brunch Spots in Charleston. We’ve included the top options downtown as well as brunch destinations in other neighborhoods. Scroll down to see where to eat and what to order.


The Best Brunch Spots in Charleston

Best Brunch Spots Downtown

Halls Chophouse

If you like brunch and love gospel music, then add Halls Chophouse to your list. Every Sunday they host a Gospel Brunch with live music from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Enjoy the band while sipping on brunch cocktails and eating delicious food.

  • Neighborhood: Downtown | Upper King
  • Brunch Days & Times: Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • What to Order: Prime Rib Eye Steak Benedict

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Millers All Day

Brunch served all day, every day? Yes, please! Start your morning off with a Bloody Mary and biscuits at Millers All Day off of King Street.

  • Neighborhood: Downtown | Lower King
  • Brunch Days & Times:
    Monday through Friday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
    Saturday and Sunday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • What to Order: Fried Chicken Biscuits

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Butcher & Bee

Expand past the traditional brunch menu and try Butcher & Bee for Middle Eastern-inspired plates like the morning hummus and Shakshuka.

Neighborhood: Downtown | NoMo

Brunch Days & Times: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

What to Order: Whipped Feta

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Husk

Have your next weekend brunch at Husk. The menu changes frequently so enjoy the dish of the week. Previous brunch options have been shrimp and grits, wood-fired pancakes, and cornmeal-dusted catfish.

Neighborhood: Downtown | Lower King

Brunch Days & Times: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

What to Order: Dish of The Week

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Bistronomy

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Enjoy Sunday brunch at Bistronomy, a favorite brunch spot among locals! Guests can expect a cozy atmosphere with modern and classic French dishes.

Neighborhood: Downtown | Cannonborough/Elliotborough

Brunch Days & Times: Sunday: 10:30am – 2:30pm

What to Order: Goat Cheese Spring Rolls

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82 Queen

Enjoy iconic Lowcountry brunch cuisine at 82 Queen. Try southern classic dishes like the fried green tomatoes and Lowcountry gumbo.

Neighborhood: Downtown | Lower King

Brunch Days & Times: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

What to Order: She Crab Soup

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The Darling Oyster Bar

In need of a hangover cure? Stop by The Darling Oyster Bar and order an Instagram-worthy Bloody Mary. This cocktail includes a lobster claw, king crab leg, shrimp, and a hush puppy.

Neighborhood: Downtown | Upper King

Brunch Days & Times: Sunday: 11:00am – 2:00pm

What to Order: Crab Cake Benedict

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Prohibition

Join Prohibition for a delicious brunch only offered on the weekends. Enjoy tasty dishes with a refreshing Bloody Mary.

Neighborhood: Downtown | Upper King

Brunch Days & Times: Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am – 2:00pm

What to Order: Steak and Eggs

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Basic Kitchen

Basic Kitchen, located in the heart of Downtown Charleston, offers flavorful and seasonal brunch options like the Salmon Bowl made up of grilled salmon, Charleston Gold rice, marinated cabbage, seaweed, carrot ginger salad, and cucumber.

Neighborhood: Downtown | Lower King

Brunch Days & Times: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

What to Order: Basic Bowl

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High Cotton

High Cotton offers a special Sunday brunch menu featuring she crab soup, oysters, and Crab Benedict. Pair your meal with a specialty morning cocktail while enjoying a local live music performance.

Neighborhood: Downtown | French Quarter

Brunch Days & Times: Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

What to Order: Beignets

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Church & Union

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Enjoy weekend brunch in a former church at Church & Union. Popular morning dishes include the local farm breakfast sandwich and fried chicken BLT.

Neighborhood: Downtown | Ansonborough

Brunch Days & Times: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am – 3:30pm

What to Order: Praline French Toast

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Best Brunch Spots in Other Neighborhoods

Nico

This French-inspired bistro offers a Sunday brunch featuring seafood options like lobster rolls and fire-roasted fish as well as plenty of non-seafood dishes. Make sure to try one of Nico’s creative cocktails like the smokey paloma and front porch.

  • Neighborhood: Shem Creek
  • Brunch Days & Times: Sunday: 11:00am – 2:30pm
  • What to Order: Nico “Cheeseburger”

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The Obstinate Daughter

The Obstinate Daughter is claimed to have one of the best brunches by the beach. Looking for sweet and savory options? They have you covered.

  • Neighborhood: Sullivan’s Island 
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • What to Order: OD Skillet

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The Junction Kitchen & Provisions

Stop by this rustic-chic kitchen for brunch options like the portobello hash and avocado toast. The Junction Kitchen & Provisions is busy regardless of the time, but brunch is their most popular. Arrive early!

  • Neighborhood: Park Circle
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • What to Order: Chicken and Croissant French Toast

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Lost Dog Cafe

Enjoy brunch with your pup at this dog-friendly cafe! Sip on a mason jar mimosa while you wait for a table because the Lost Dog Cafe is perpetually busy.

  • Neighborhood: Folly Beach
  • Brunch Days & Times:
    Monday through Saturday: 6:30am – 3:00pm
    Sunday: 6:30am – 2:00pm
  • What to Order: Biscuits and Homemade Sausage Gravy

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Grace & Grit

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If you’re a lover of grits, then Grace & Grit is the place for you. The gourmet grits are ordered a la carte and come in 16 different flavors like coconut cream, jalapeño cheddar, and truffle.

  • Neighborhood: Mount Pleasant
  • Brunch Days & Times: Sunday: 9:30am – 2:30pm
  • What to Order: Grit Flight

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