CHARLESTON, SC - Brunch is a religion in the South, celebrated every weekend rain or shine. From Callie's bacon, egg and cheese biscuits to eggs Benedict or shrimp and grits from around the Lowcountry, Charleston is packed full of restaurants taking this Southern tradition to the next level.
Fat Hen - 3140 Maybank Highway, Johns Island
Serving Brunch: Sunday 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
This Johns Island favorite is putting a Southern spin on French cuisine with a farm-to-table mentality. That combination translates into a unique, must-try brunch menu. We recommend ordering the Duck & Apple Sausage Gratin, with layers of crepes filled with sausage, gruyere cheese, caramelized onions, and a fried egg.
Early Bird Diner - 1644 Savannah Highway, West Ashley
Serving Brunch: Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This tiny diner is serving big flavor. And while the breakfast menu is served daily open to close, you will find inventive brunch specials on Sunday. You can't go wrong with their famous Chicken & Waffles: Two large pieces of pecan encrusted fried chicken served with a cinnamon waffle, drizzled with honey mustard and syrup.
Black Magic Cafe - 103 W. Erie Avenue, Folly Beach
Serving Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You're going to want to get here early because this small cafe out on the beach fills up fast, and for good reason. With locally sourced ingredients and fresh baked breads, Black Magic is all about quality. For a truly Southern brunch, you'll want to try the Country Benedict: Two buttermilk biscuits topped with pimento cheese, grilled ham, and poached eggs, covered in fried onion straws and country sausage gravy.
Halls Chophouse - 434 King Street, downtown Charleston
Serving Brunch: Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Halls carries your morning church service over to brunch with their Sunday Gospel Brunch. Known for its high dollar succulent steaks, brunch at Halls features affordably priced favorites paired with live entertainment on the house. Enjoy the Shrimp and Grits: Sauteed shrimp, peppers, onions, Tasso ham gravy, and pepper jack grits.
There is no shortage of great brunch spots throughout Charleston. Tell us about some of your favorite places to dine!