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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Charleston

The OpenTable Team

As one of the oldest cities in the country, you could also call Charleston one of the most charming. Walk down cobblestone streets or ride along in a horse-drawn carriage while learning about the city’s history through the architecture, museums and notable landmarks. Charleston shines with natural beauty, with its picturesque river views, Spanish moss, and sandy beaches. The culinary scene has also put this South Carolina city on the map. In addition to delectable low country cooking, Charleston has become famous for its unforgettable breakfast! But where are the smartest, savviest diners breaking the fast? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. If you’re wondering where to have your morning meal, check out our Tastemaker List of where to find the best breakfast in Charleston.

Restaurants:Page's Okra Grill, Ms. Rose's, Bistro Toulouse
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Southern, French
Neighborhoods:Mount Pleasant, West Ashley
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Page's Okra Grill

$$$$·Southern·
Mount Pleasant
395 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Page’s Okra Grill of Mount Pleasant is a casual, Southern eatery with a bright and lively vibe. Owned and operated by the Page Family, they strive to maintain a professional and coRead more
97% recommended
Southern in South Carolina
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Ms. Rose's

$$$$·Southern·
West Ashley
558 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
Ms. Rose’s, located on Sam Rittenberg Blvd in West Ashley, is an excellent choice for casual Southern American breakfast in Charleston. It’s a beautiful space to enjoy fine food, cRead more
Great for Brunch in South Carolina

Bistro Toulouse

$$$$·French·
Mount Pleasant
850 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
Bistro Toulouse is a lovely breakfast option if you’re in the mood for upscale French cuisine. Located in a newly renovated space in the Sea Island Shopping Center, it features a cRead more
100% recommended
Best Value in South Carolina

Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown Charleston
4,953 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Fleet Landing offers gorgeous waterfront dining and some of the best breakfast in Charleston. They focus on local and sustainable produce and seafood with a southern twist. Housed Read more
94% recommended
Outdoor Dining in South Carolina
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Virginia's on King

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown Charleston
974 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
Virginia’s on King is one of the best breakfast spots Charleston has to offer. Located on King Street, in the heart of Downtown, it’s an upscale and chic dining spot that blends thRead more
84% recommended
Great for Brunch in South Carolina
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Rutledge Cab Co.

$$$$·American·
Downtown Charleston
766 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
For a delicious Low Country Southern breakfast, head to Rutledge Company. Located in Charleston’s Wagener Terrace neighborhood at the intersection of Rutledge Ave and Mt. Pleasant Read more
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in Charleston

Crave Kitchen & Cocktails

$$$$·American·
Mount Pleasant
1,337 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Located just over the bridge from Isle of Palms, Crave is a casually elegant restaurant serving American and Low Country cuisine with a focus on fresh seafood. They are a proud memRead more
91% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Charleston

The Refuge

$$$$·American·
Isle of Palms
177 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
The Refuge is a restaurant, coffee bar and gathering spot with a coastal location on Isle of Palms. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Charleston, it makes a great Read more
88% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in South Carolina
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Water's Edge - Charleston

$$$$·Seafood·
Mount Pleasant
2,008 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Located on the banks of scenic Shem Creek, Water’s Edge is the perfect respite from those looking for a relaxing breakfast setting. Just minutes from historic Downtown Charleston, Read more
92% recommended
Scenic View in South Carolina
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Parcel 32

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Downtown Charleston
401 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
For what many locals consider the best breakfast in Charleston, head to Parcel 32 on Upper King Street. The locale is a wonderfully quaint and charming historic home dating back toRead more
91% recommended

Morgan Creek Grill

$$$$·American·
Isle of Palms
1,718 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Casual
For a laid-back but beautiful restaurant where you can enjoy some of the best breakfast in Charleston, head to the Morgan Creek Grill. Located in the Isle of Palms Marina, it boastRead more
Scenic View in South Carolina
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Husk - Charleston

$$$$·American·
Downtown Charleston
11,044 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Located in historic downtown Charleston, Husk offers a reinterpretation of Southern cuisine, combining forgotten ingredients and recipes with a modern approach. They describe it asRead more
84% recommended
Fit for Foodies in South Carolina
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Prohibition

$$$$·American·
Downtown Charleston
1,174 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Live Music
Prohibition, located on King Street in the heart of the historic district, offers a nod to the classic 1920s Speakeasy and offers one of the best breakfasts in Charleston! Come enjRead more
94% recommended
Hot Spot in South Carolina

Tavern & Table

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mount Pleasant
1,310 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
Tavern and Table, located on Church Street in Mount Pleasant, looks and feels like an old-school neighborhood tavern. Locals love the cozy, welcoming vibe of the little gathering sRead more
Outdoor Dining in Charleston

Butcher & Bee - Charleston

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown Charleston
265 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
Butcher and Bee moved from a dark, tiny space on Upper King Street to a bright, sunny building on Morrison Drive and locals love the lively new space. It went from hipster hangout Read more
100% recommended
Fit for Foodies in South Carolina