Where To Enjoy Brunch On The Isle Of Palms, SC

This article shares details on brunch in Isle of Palms, including restaurant ambiance, what to order, brunch availability and more.

If you are overwhelmed by the sheer amount of brunch restaurants in Charleston, you may be happy to hear that there are only a handful on the nearby island Isle of Palms. After all, there are only a limited number of restaurants on the island and just five with dedicated brunch menus. It goes hand-in-hand with the slower pace of island life.

Whether you are visiting Isle of Palms for a beach vacation or perhaps a local looking for a new eatery, this list will point you in the right direction for a memorable brunch.

Where to Get Brunch On Isle Of Palms

As you’ll see in this map of IOP brunch restaurants, most are in the same area and you can easily walk between them. The Refuge and Long Island Cafe are neighbors in the same shopping center and are about a 10 minute walk to the other eateries.

This article shares where to get brunch on Isle of Palms. If you are looking for a daily breakfast spot, make sure to check out our guide to Isle of Palms breakfast. And if you want a quick cup of coffee, check our guide to coffee shops on Isle of Palms.

Isle Of Palms Brunch: Our Top Picks

31 J C Long Boulevard | Isle Of Palms

Brunch cocktails, shrimp & grits and a casual beach feel

Acme Lowcountry Kitchen is the perfect spot for an enjoyable brunch on Isle of Palms. It’s located just over the connector and offers a daily breakfast and brunch full of southern deliciousness.

Breakfast is served daily from 8am to 11am and then Acme switches to the brunch menu until 3pm. Both menus include a variety of omelets, eggs benedicts and grit bowls. They also have shrimp & grits.

If you get there for breakfast you can even order a breakfast version with a fried egg. If they are already serving brunch, try the Southern Hospitality with fried shrimp, pimento cheese grits and collards.

They also have brunch cocktails, including a mimosa, a Charleston Bloody Mary, a Zing Zang Bloody Mary and a local pickled vodka version. It’s a fun place to enjoy a cocktail or cup of coffee over a southern breakfast.

21 J C Long Boulevard | Isle Of Palms

Breakfast all-day with excellent french toast and biscuits

Sea Biscuit Cafe is a cash only casual breakfast and lunch eatery on Isle of Palms. It’s a breakfast all day kind of place with excellent banana bread!

Their breakfast menu includes several types of omelets, including a blue crab omelet! They also have buttermilk pancakes, homemade granola and, of course, biscuits!

One thing that we especially love about Sea Biscuit is that the kiddy pancake is shaped like a bear and served with fruit to make a smiley face. They also have excellent french toast— you can choose from challah, brown sugar cinnamon bread or blueberry walnut bread.

Though you can order from their breakfast menu all day, they also have a dedicated brunch menu Monday through Friday starting at 11am. It’s more lunch-leaning, with a few salads on the menu and several types of sandwiches. The Reuben is a great option as well as the crab cake sandwich if you are in the mood for seafood.

One thing to note is that Sea Biscuit Cafe does not have brunch cocktails. Drinks include coffee, tea, soft drinks and a few juices.

Sea Biscuit Cafe

1515 Palm Boulevard | Isle Of Palms

Charming seafood restaurant with a Sunday brunch on IOP

Long Island Cafe is an excellent option for brunch. It’s only offered on Sundays, though, so plan accordingly!

Their brunch menu includes a few omelets, their famous she crab soup, fried seafood and several varieties of eggs benedict. Try the crab cake benedict for something fun! It comes with two jumbo lump crab cakes and a side.

We love the charming atmosphere at Long Island Cafe– it’s coastal and cozy. Be sure to make a reservation in advance because they seem to stay busy!

1517 Palm Boulevard | Isle Of Palms

Daily breakfast and brunch eatery with a coffee shop in Isle of Palms

The Refuge is a restaurant in Isle of Palms open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s a casual coffee and breakfast stop in the morning and makes for a nicer evening out for dinner. There’s actually a dedicated coffee area where you order at the counter.

The Refuge’s breakfast menu is heavy on brunch-like dishes. They have french toast, bagel + lox pizza, Belgian chicken and waffles, a monte cristo sandwich and shrimp + grits with local Shem Creek shrimp. They also have omelets and a classic breakfast entree with eggs, home fries, bacon and toast.

If you are looking for a grab & go breakfast, check out the Refuge’s coffee bar! It has a dedicated entrance and serves a variety of coffee and tea drinks.

Despite its unassuming location next to the island’s only grocery store, The Refuge offers a welcome escape. Whether it’s just for a quick coffee and pastry in the morning or a fun date night out, you are certain to enjoy your visit.

The Refuge

1120 Ocean Boulevard | Isle Of Palms

Oceanfront restaurant on IOP with a weekend brunch

If you are feeling brunch by the sea, Coconut Joe’s is the perfect destination for you. It’s in the main area of Isle of Palms near the pier and shops.

Though Coconut Joe’s brunch menu isn’t too robust, it covers the bases. You’ll find french toast sticks, fried green tomatoes + pimento cheese and loaded hash browns on the appetizer section. For entrees, they have a brunch burger, steak + eggs, and a classic breakfast plate.

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