Best Brunch Spots in Charleston

May 22, 2024

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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High Cotton

High Cotton offers a special Saturday and Sunday brunch menu featuring smoked salmon, oysters, and Crab Benedict. Pair your meal with a morning cocktail while enjoying a local live music performance.

  • Neighborhood: Downtown | French Quarter
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • What to Order: Beignets

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Félix

Félix is an inviting and chic all-day Parisian restaurant and cocktail bar on Upper King Street in Charleston, SC, and they serve a fantastic brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Félix serves some of the best cocktails in town so be sure to try out their espresso martini or American in Paris cocktail at your next brunch or visit.

  • Neighborhood: Downtown | Upper King
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • What to Order: Lobster Deviled Eggs

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Tempest

The Tempest serves a truly high-quality brunch on Saturdays and Sundays that can’t be missed. The Tempest is located walking distance from King Street and right across from The Charleston City Market and offers outdoor and indoor seating. The brunch menu includes a great baby gem salad for a light start as well as an avocado toast served with Yellowfin tuna, as well as poached eggs with steak, hashbrowns, shakshuka, a signature burger, mimosa, cocktails, coffee, and more.

  • Neighborhood: Downtown | Ansonborough
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • What to Order: Poached Eggs and Steak

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Stars

Stars Rooftop and Grill offers a fantastic brunch buffet every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 2:30pm. The buffet includes a choice from several stations, including an omelet and waffle station a carving Station with weekly rotating grilled meat, a dessert station featuring house-made granola, parfaits, and pastries, and each breakfast buffet purchase includes a complimentary glass of bubbles or a bloody mary.

  • Neighborhood: Downtown | Upper King
  • Brunch Days & Times: Sunday: 10:00am – 2:30pm
  • What to Order: Breakfast Buffet

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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 or on James Island.

  • Neighborhood: Downtown | Lower King | James Island 
  • 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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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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Brasserie La Banque

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Enjoy fine French Cuisine like Croque Madame, Quiche Lorraine, and Brioche French Toast for brunch at Brasserie La Banque. This beautiful restaurant is perfect for a slow morning in Downtown Charleston.

  • Neighborhood: Downtown | French Quarter
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • What to Order: Croque Madame

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Iron Rose

The Mill’s House

The beautiful Mills House Hotel offers a family-style brunch at their elegant restaurant and bar, Iron Rose. The menu includes Brioche French Toast, Surf and Turf Egg Benedict, and many more tasty bites and cocktails! Live music begins on Saturday and Sundays at 11:00am.

  • Neighborhood: Downtown | Upper King
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday and Sunday: 8:00am to 2:00pm
  • What to Order: Pork Belly Hash Browns or Wild Mushroom Frittata

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Basic Kitchen

Basic Kitchen, located in the heart of Downtown Charleston, offers flavorful and seasonal brunch options like the surfer’s delight made up of two scrambled eggs, citrus kale, sweet potatoes, avocado, and toast.

  • Neighborhood: Downtown | Lower King
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • What to Order: Basic Bowl

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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: 9:00am – 3:30pm
  • What to Order: Praline French Toast

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The Palmetto Cafe

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The Palmetto Cafe is located inside the beautiful Charleston Place hotel. Every Sunday, the cafe serves a buffet-styled brunch with Lowcountry and French-inspired cuisine. Brunch is $65 for adults, $35 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children under 3 years old.

  • Neighborhood: Downtown | Lower King
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • What to Order: The Brunch is Buffet Style

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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 – 2:30pm
  • What to Order: She Crab Soup

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Park and Grove

Park & Grove not only has excellent food and a stunning patio but this seasonal eatery consistently updates their menu to incorporate in-season produce and ingredients so each season that you visit, you can experience new flavors and takes on dishes. Be sure to ask about the seasonal drink specials!

  • Neighborhood: Downtown | North Central
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am – 2:30pm
  • What to Order: Crab Cake Benedict and a Seasonal Mimosa

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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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The Watch

The Watch

The Watch Rooftop Kitchen and Spirits is located on the rooftop of The Restoration Hotel just off of King Street. The Watch serves brunch every Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Guests can enjoy beautiful views of Charleston on their rooftop patio while enjoying brunch menu items such as Bread Pudding French Toast, Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Frittata, or The Watch Burger.

  • Neighborhood: Downtown | Lower King
  • Brunch Days & Times: Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • What to Order: Bread Pudding French Toast

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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: Friday through Sunday: 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • What to Order: Steak and Eggs

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Babas on Cannon & Babas on Meeting

Step inside European-inspired Baba’s cafes (located on Meeting & Cannon) for a light brunch. Babas has a selection of teas, matcha, and espresso drinks, as well as their heavenly avocado toast and pickled shrimp salad. Follow them on Instagram to keep up with their special menu items and offerings.

  • Neighborhood: Downtown | NOMO |Cannonborough/Elliotborough
  • Brunch Days & Times: Babas on Cannon: Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am – 8:00pm | Babas on Meeting: Saturday: 7:00am – 6:00pm
  • What to Order: Pickled Shrimp Salad & Soft Boiled Farm Eggs

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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 spicy paloma and front porch.

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

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Post House Inn

Post House Inn is a cozy and beautiful coastal tavern and inn in the Old Village in Mount Pleasant, SC. The Post House serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays and guest can dine inside in the dining room or bar area or out on the shaded patio. Be sure to make a reservation, spots fill up quickly!

  • Neighborhood: Mount Pleasant
  • Brunch Days & Times: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • What to Order: Fried Egg Sandwich and Coffee Cake

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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: Super Powers Bowl

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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 love grits, then Grace & Grit is your place. The gourmet grits are ordered a la carte and come in 13 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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