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, Unspecified, French
Neighborhoods:Mount Pleasant, West Ashley

Page's Okra Grill

$$$$·Southern·
Mount Pleasant
813 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Lunch
  • 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
96% recommended
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Ms. Rose's

$$$$·Unspecified·
West Ashley
639 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • 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
100% recommended
Best Service in South Carolina

Bistro Toulouse

$$$$·French·
Mount Pleasant
886 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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
96% recommended
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Virginia's on King

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown Charleston
1,180 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
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
89% recommended
Great for Brunch in South Carolina
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Rutledge Cab Co.

$$$$·Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service·
Downtown Charleston
842 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
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
Kid Friendly in South Carolina

Crave Kitchen & Cocktails

$$$$·American·
Mount Pleasant
1,636 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
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
Great for Brunch in Charleston

The Refuge

$$$$·American·
Isle of Palms
227 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
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
82% recommended
Great for Brunch in South Carolina

Water's Edge - Charleston

$$$$·Seafood·
Mount Pleasant
2,058 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • 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
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Husk - Charleston

$$$$·American·
Downtown Charleston
11,986 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
89% recommended
Most Booked in South Carolina

Prohibition

$$$$·American·
Downtown Charleston
1,366 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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
96% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in South Carolina

Tavern & Table

$$$$·Unspecified·
Mount Pleasant
1,379 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
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
95% recommended

Butcher & Bee - Charleston

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown Charleston
285 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
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
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