Brunch in Charleston reflects an eclectic cultural fusion and runs the gamut of casual walk-in fare to the stylized and reservation required. You’ll find the usual offerings of pancakes, french toast, waffles, omelets, and mimosas, but brace yourself for that southern twist that is unique to Charleston. Among other epicurean delights, you can expect to find biscuits with sausage gravy, shrimp and grits, fried okra and … boiled peanuts! I know, … boiled peanuts don’t sound appealing, but they’re surprisingly good and are often rolled into dishes served for Brunch.
Here are a few restaurants in downtown Charleston that offer Sunday brunch:
The Darling Oyster
If you’re a seafood lover, you need to be front and center for the Darling’s Pure Seafood Brunch. From a tuna poke bowl, to geechie boy grits and a bloody mary accessorized by a lobster claw, you’ll find yourself in Seafood Heaven!
Brunch is served on Sunday from 11a to 2p
A premier steakhouse offering the finest and freshest USDA prime steaks and meat for burgers. Halls caters to vegan/vegetarian diners and provides gluten-free menu options along with fresh sustainable local seafood dishes. Halls Sunday Brunch Menu will not disappoint; from she-crab soup to eggs benedict, fried green tomatoes and the house bloody mary, all with a side of lively gospel music courtesy The Plantation Singers. If brunch at Hall’s is on your itinerary, you need to make reservations early!
Brunch is served on Sunday from 10a to 3p
Sister restaurant to Halls Chophouse, High Cotton serves brunch with a side of live music. In this instance – jazz. With a brunch menu offering buttermilk fried oysters, lavender french toast and other decadent dishes, it’s a boon that Waterfront Park is just a block away, so you can walk off some of that indulgence.
Brunch is served on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
A lively farm-to-table American eatery and bar with a menu that changes daily. The deckle, bone marrow bread pudding and the Mac burger have quickly become go-to favorites of the Macintosh’s loyal patrons. A unique seafood charcuterie program showcases fresh items like wreckfish head rillettes, grouper bologna, and triggerfish brandade. The bar program complements the cuisine with local and specialized beers, seasonally driven cocktails, and a big wine list that spans both old world and new.
Brunch at The Macintosh is served on Sunday from 10:30a to 2:30p
Dubbed an eclectic Lowcountry bistro where the dining room is a natural extension of the kitchen. SNOB’s brunch menu does not disappoint, and if you love mimosas, their Mimosa Juice Trios served at brunch time are not to be missed!
Brunch is served on Sunday from 10:30a to 2p
Virginia’s on King
Known for serving a collection of family recipes and comfort foods, Virginia’s brunch menu embraces tomato pie, pimento cheese, sawmill gravy and of course, fried chicken.
Brunch is served on Sunday from 10a to 3p.
* * For a more comprehensive look at brunch in Charleston, have a look at Charleston Visitors Bureau Brunch Venues. * *