20 Best Brunch Spots in Charleston

July 25, 2021

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 20 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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Edmund’s Oast

This brewpub is the perfect Sunday brunch spot for beer and meat lovers to unite. The menu at Edmund’s Oast is elevated yet approachable and features popular dishes like a shaved pork sandwich, lamb ham on toast, and a key lime doughnut.

  • Neighborhood: Downtown | NoMo
  • Brunch Days & Times: Sunday: 10:00am – 2:30pm
  • What to Order: Charcuterie and peanut butter and jelly beer

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The Park Cafe

Enjoy brunch in one of Charleston’s prettiest neighborhood restaurants. Greenery-lined walls and farm-to-fork food are one of the many reasons to check out The Park Cafe.

  • Neighborhood: Downtown | North Central
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • What to Order: Walk in the Park

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Parcel 32

If you’re looking to explore past the traditional brunch options, add Parcel 32 to your list. The restaurant offers a Sunday brunch featuring a variety of hearty, unique dishes.

  • Neighborhood: Downtown | Upper King
  • Brunch Days & Times: Sunday: 10:30am – 2:00pm
  • What to Order: Johnny cake + blue crab

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Millers All Day

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

  • Neighborhood: Downtown | Lower King
  • Brunch Days & Times:
    Monday through Friday: 7:00am – 3:00pm
    Saturday and Sunday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
  • What to Order: Fried chicken biscuits

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One Broad Street

Enjoy delicious brunch at One Broad Street, located in one of the finest Italian Renaissance Revival-style buildings in the country. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays, but you may want to hold out for the live jams every Sunday starting at 10:00am.

  • Neighborhood: Downtown | French Quarter
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday: 9:00am – 4:00pm | Sunday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • What to Order: Omelette Tamagoyaki

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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 Moroccan carrots.

Neighborhood: Downtown | NoMo

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

What to Order: Whipped feta

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Husk

Have your next Sunday 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: Sunday: 10:00am – 2:30pm

What to Order: Dish of the week

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82 Queen

Enjoy iconic lowcountry brunch cuisine at 82 Queen. Try southern classic dishes like the fried green tomatoes and a basket of buttermilk biscuits.

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 Bluegrass Brunch offered only on the weekend. Enjoy tasty dishes while The Ol’ 55s perform live.

Neighborhood: Downtown | Upper King

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

What to Order: Stuffed French toast

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Herd Provisions

Herd Provisions is a farm-to-table restaurant that proudly serves meat raised from their own Virginia farm. The weekend brunch features tasty options like the White Park burger and poutine.

Neighborhood: Downtown | North Central

Brunch Days & Times: Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm

What to Order: Frittata

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Basic Kitchen

Basic Kitchen, located in the heart of downtown Charleston, offers flavorful, seasonal, and colorful brunch options like the Rainbow Bowl made up of mung bean noodles, rainbow vegetables, snap peas herbs, and a Thai peanut sauce.

Neighborhood: Downtown | Lower King

Brunch Days & Times: Sunday: 9:00am – 3:00pm

What to Order: Surfer’s Delight

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Best Brunch Spots in Other Neighborhoods

Nico

This French-inspired bistro offers a Sunday brunch featuring seafood options like a lobster roll and fire-roasted fish as well as plenty of non-seafood options. Make sure to try one of Nico’s brunch-centric cocktails like the Coastal Red Eye and Shem Creek Sunrise.

  • Neighborhood: Shem Creek
  • Brunch Days & Times: Sunday: 10:30am – 2:30pm
  • What to Order: smoked salmon Benedict

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The Obstinate Daughter

The Obstinate Daughter is claimed to have one 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 Mexican-inspired brunch dishes like the Mexican hash and huevos rancheros. 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: Mexican Veggie Hash

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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, jalapeno cheddar, and truffle.

  • Neighborhood: Mount Pleasant
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • What to Order: Grit Flight

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Butcher & The Boar

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Butcher & The Boar provides communal dining experiences and features meat-focused meals with vegetarian options available. The menu includes personal meals, a la carte, and family-style servings.

  • Neighborhood: Mount Pleasant
  • Brunch Days & Times: Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • What to Order: Biscuits and gravy

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