Brunch in Charleston: The Ultimate Guide

Charleston is brimming with delicious brunch restaurants. You’ll find everything from gourmet farm-to-table brunches to shrimp & grits, oysters and even a dim sum brunch.

There are so many fantastic brunch options in Charleston that it’s easy to get overwhelmed. This is especially true if you are visiting for a weekend and have limited time to try it all.

Husk | Poogan’s Porch | Miller’s All Day | Felix

To help you in your decision-making, we have compiled a list of the restaurants in Charleston that offer a fantastic brunch. Some of these eateries have a daily breakfast/brunch offering, while others stick to weekend specials.

Where To Have Brunch In Charleston

Below is a map of all of the brunch restaurants highlighted in our guide. We love the map view because it helps you quickly see nearby restaurants. While most are in the downtown Charleston area, there are a few in nearby Mount Pleasant and Sullivan’s Island worth a visit.

Brunch In CHarleston: Our Top Picks

This guide to brunch in Charleston shares the type of food each restaurant offers, what makes the restaurant so special and even what to order for brunch. Happy brunching!

550 King Street | Downtown Charleston

French-inspired restaurant with a weekend brunch

Located on King Street in downtown Charleston, Felix is an excellent spot for a gourmet brunch.

Start with the lobster deviled eggs or the tartine Basque. For entrees we love their benedict, croque madame and the quiche of the day. They also have petit steak-frites and eggs if you are feeling fancy. Oh, and try their candied bacon for a real treat!

Felix is the perfect for an upscale and gourmet brunch in Charleston. It would be a great destination for a celebratory meal, like perhaps brunch after you boogied all night at a wedding!

434 King Street | Downtown Charleston

Top-notch hospitality and Sunday brunch downtown

Halls Chophouse in downtown Charleston is the perfect spot for a delicious and upscale brunch. You can expect superb food and service from the moment you walk in.

Kick off your brunch with Oysters Rockefeller from Halls Chophouse if you want a really memorable meal! Or opt for the 8oz brunch filet if you want a taste for what makes Halls such a gem. The bacon-wrapped filet comes with three eggs and your choice of grits or hashbrowns.

They also have a malted Belgian waffle, sweet potato pancakes and fried green tomatoes with crab, shrimp and bacon succotash on the brunch menu. All of their dishes are mind-blowingly good!

Brunch is available at Halls on Sundays from 10am to 2pm. Be sure to make reservations for Halls Chophouse in advance.

4628 Spruill Avenue | North Charleston

Dim Sum brunch near Circle Park

You can expect delicious New Chinese American cuisine in a fun, friendly neighborhood environment at Jackrabbit Filly. It’s located just by Park Circle and has great outdoor seating.

Jackrabbit Filly is a great also have a dim sum brunch on Sundays from 11am to 2pm. In addition to spicy wontons and egg foo young, you’ll also find a chocolate chip banana bread on the brunch menu. But don’t expect a plain jane banana bread! This one is made with tapioca and coconut sweetened condensed milk.

Jackrabbit Filly offers dinner Monday through Saturday with dishes ranging from a Sichuan stir fry to pork & cabbage dumplings. You can make reservations here.

76 Queen Street | Downtown Charleston

Gourmet farm-to-table brunch

Husk is a crown jewel in Charleston’s restaurant scene. Since opening its doors in 2010, Husk has helped cement the city of Charleston as a a foodie paradise for southern cuisine.

You won’t find more care and creativity in the creation of a menu with locally sourced ingredients. And that stays true for their weekend brunch offered 10am to 2pm Saturdays and Sundays.

Like all of Husk’s offerings, their brunch menu is seasonal and changes by the week. You can expect menu items like a cinnamon roll with cream cheese frosting, savory shrimp & grits, an omelet, a cheeseburger and even peppered bacon.

Be sure to make reservations at Husk if you want to dine there. You can reserve up to three months in advance, so plan accordingly!

2063 Middle Street | Sullivan’s Island

Local go-to for brunch on Sullivan’s Island

Obstinate Daughter on Sullivan’s Island is one of our top recommendations for brunch in Charleston. Whether you are looking to celebrate something or maybe you just need to recover from last night, it’s a great spot to enjoy a mimosa and meal.

Brunch at Obstinate Daughter is available Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 3pm. The menu includes a sweet roll, quiche, scone platter and a breakfast sandwich. You’ll also find seafood brunch items like Frogmore chowder, peel & eat shrimp and even a few pasta options.

Obstinate Daughter has a beachy vibe and an upscale feel. The space is gorgeous and the food is absolutely delicious!

120 King Street | Downtown Charleston

Daily southern breakfast and morning cocktails

Millers All Day is a great spot for a daily breakfast that doubles as a brunch. Their menu includes everything from shrimp & grits with local mushrooms and toasted benne seeds, to braised okra & tomatoes and even a pimento cheese grits bowl.

They also have several breakfast cocktails on the menu that are perfect for a lazy brunch. We especially love their prickly pear prosecco drink!

Of course, you can also enjoy a cup of coffee, a latte, nitro cold brew and other drinks that are sure to wake you up.

It’s a pretty casual spot, so it’s not our top recommendation if you are looking for a fancy brunch. BUT! It’s absolutely wonderful if your goal is a delicious and filling meal.

72 Queen Street | Downtown Charleston

Daily Southern brunch in a historic house

A cornerstone of Charleston’s culinary establishment since 1976, Poogan’s Porch is the epitome of a southern restaurant. Housed in a historic residential building in Charleston’s French Quarter, Poogan’s Porch serves a daily brunch and dinner you won’t forget anytime soon.

Their brunch menu includes breakfast options like their downhome breakfast and chicken and waffles. They also have lunch entrees for brunch — try their shrimp and grits! We like starting with their fried green tomatoes and the she-crab soup for an especially memorable meal.

Poogan’s breakfast cocktails include a Bailey’s + Kahlua iced coffee, a classic mimosa and their Poogan’s Bloody Mary.

Poogan’s Porch

We recommend making reservations for brunch at Poogan’s to avoid a wait. Brunch is served every day from 9am to 3pm.

181 Church Street | Downtown Charleston

Italian restaurant with a weekend brunch

Located on the ground floor of Charleston’s Emeline Boutique Hotel, Frannie & the Fox is just a block from Charleston’s famous city market. 

Frannie & Fox is a great spot for breakfast any day, but their brunch menu is where they really shine! You’ll find blue crab fritters, a peach sticky bun and even nutella crepes on the menu.

They also have a classic ‘clock in breakfast’ with eggs, toast, bacon and hash browns. And we can’t leave out their Bolognese and grits!

Frannie & Fox has a gorgeous courtyard with outdoor seating and a giant fire place. You’ll find lounge-style seating inside.

Be sure to make reservations for Frannie & Fox brunch in advance. You can choose between the courtyard and dining room when you select at ime.

730 Rutledge Avenue | Downtown Charleston

Casual cafe with a weekend brunch

Located north of the main downtown area near Hampton Park, the beloved Park & Grove eatery is a great spot for an easy weekend brunch.

We love their fried chicken biscuit, house-made yeast donut and the croque madame. The brunch burger is also a fun meal and the crab benedict is perfect if you’re feeling a fancy brunch.

You can enjoy brunch at Park & Grove on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00am to 2:30pm.

82 Wentworth Street | Downtown Charleston

Sunday brunch near College of Charleston’s campus

Basic Kitchen is fresh, local eatery in downtown Charleston with a trendy upbeat atmosphere and deliciously ‘clean’ food. 

Their brunch menu is full of fresh options like breakfast sandwiches, bites and brunch bowls. We especially love their surfer’s delight bowl with eggs, kale, sweet potato, avocado and toast. If you are looking for a heavier brunch option, check out their grass-fed burger with onions, dijonnaise and bread + butter pickles.

While the food is stellar, our actual favorite thing about Basic Kitchen is their amazing space. The tall ceilings and big windows make for an airy and inviting atmosphere.

185 East Bay Street | Downtown Charleston

Upscale Southern brunch in downtown Charleston

If you are looking to experience true Southern hospitality and a great meal, head to Magnolias in downtown Charleston.

Start with their pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes or dill pickled deviled eggs. Try all three if you are dining with a group! The house-made potato chips with blue cheese are also divine.

For entrees, try the shellfish over grits for a true southern meal. Their country fried steak with caramelized onion grits is also a fan-favorite. And the strawberry cream cheese stuffed french toast is perfect for anyone with has a sweet tooth. It comes with a side of applewood bacon.

Brunch is served at Magnolias on Sundays from 11am to 3:30pm. Be sure to make a brunch reservation at Magnolias in advance.

280 Ashley Avenue | Downtown Charleston

Fun eatery in Charleston with hash, pancakes and even breakfast bahn mi

If the name alone doesn’t sell you, perhaps Daps’ laidback vibe and fun breakfast menu will. Whether you are after a breakfast bahn mi, bulgogi, or maybe fruity pebble pancakes, you’ll find it at Daps. It sounds weird, but it works!

The menu is pretty loaded but it’s easy to sift through. It’s a funky little neighborhood spot with huge portions and absolutely insane food. They have three different types of hash and you can make it a half order if needed.

And now for the imbibe part, you’ll find coffee, espresso, mimosas and even a sake bloody mary on the menu. They also have a spiked latte with a shot of cardamero! You’ll find a cooler with craft beer, wine and juice, too.

They don’t take reservations but you can order online for pickup. They have the same menu every day from 8am to 2pm.

701 East Bay Street | Downtown Charleston

Cafe, market and bakery in an impressive space

Located in The Cigar Factory on East Bay Street, Mercantile and Mash offers an artisan market, coffee shop, butcher, bakery, and cafe all rolled into one. It’s a great spot to enjoy a cup of coffee with a pastry or a hearty all-day breakfast or lunch.

The space is impressive with massive posts and beams from the original factory and the open kitchen spaces add to the ambience. There is plenty of seating inside and several picnic tables outside on the sidewalk.

Though Mercantile & Mash may not scream brunch, we wanted to include them anyway because it’s a go-to for us on the weekends. You can get something basic like an avocado toast or go brunchier with their bread pudding french toast.

It’s an order at the counter spot, so you can’t make reservations. You can order online from Mercantile & Mash, though.

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