The Best Brunch Restaurants in Charleston

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Charleston is one of the oldest cities in the country and one of the wealthiest until the Civil War broke out. Now you can learn about the city’s history through architecture, museums and notable landmarks. It’s a beautiful city on the river with the ambiance of the brick-walked, Spanish-mossed downtown, Historic Homes like the Nathaniel Russell House, and even the sandy shores of Folly Beach and Isle of Palms in close proximity! It’s no secret that Charleston is also one of the best foodie cities in the USA. And, in addition to delectable low country cuisine, this part of the South is also famous for its celebrated brunches! If you’re wondering where to have your weekend feast, check out our Tastemaker List of where to find the best brunch Charleston has to offer.

Restaurants:Ms. Rose's, The Palmetto Cafe, Page's Okra Grill
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Unspecified, Contemporary American, Southern
Neighborhoods:West Ashley, Downtown Charleston, Mount Pleasant

Ms. Rose's

$$$$·Unspecified·
West Ashley
627 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Brunch
Ms. Rose’s, located on Sam Rittenberg Blvd in West Ashley, is an excellent choice for casual Southern American food in Charleston. The owners here set out to design a space that faRead more
98% recommended
Best Service in South Carolina

The Palmetto Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown Charleston
465 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Great for Brunch
The Palmetto Cafe, located on Meeting Street in Downtown Charleston, offers a garden-like setting with live green walls, rich mahogany furniture, and an adjoining courtyard. It’s aRead more
100% recommended
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Page's Okra Grill

$$$$·Southern·
Mount Pleasant
811 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
Page’s Okra Grill of Mount Pleasant is a casual, Southern eatery with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It’s owned and operated by the Page Family and they strive to maintain a profRead more
96% recommended
Great for Brunch in South Carolina
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Bistro Toulouse

$$$$·French·
Mount Pleasant
886 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
Bistro Toulouse is a fantastic brunch option for those in the mood for upscale French cuisine. Located in a newly renovated space in the Sea Island Shopping Center, it features a cRead more
88% recommended
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The Refuge

$$$$·American·
Isle of Palms
222 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
The Refuge is a restaurant, coffee bar and nighttime gathering spot with a coastal location on Isle of Palms. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Charleston, it makes a greatRead more
85% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in South Carolina

Barbadoes Room -The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Downtown Charleston
306 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
The Barbadoes Room, located at The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel, is a lovely spot for an elegant weekend brunch. Set in the heart of the French Quarter, it has a warm, intimate Read more
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Virginia's on King

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown Charleston
1,148 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
Virginia’s on King is one of the best brunch spots Charleston has to offer. Located on King Street, in the heart of Downtown, it’s a sophisticated dining spot that blends the comfoRead more
83% recommended
Great for Brunch in South Carolina
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Gabrielle Charleston in Hotel Bennett

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Downtown Charleston
321 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Gabrielle Charleston is the perfect blend of Old-World allure and friendly Southern hospitality and character. The restaurant features an elegant and inviting atmosphere looking ouRead more
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Water's Edge - Charleston

$$$$·Seafood·
Mount Pleasant
2,058 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 brunch setting. Just minutes from historic Downtown Charleston, WatRead more
83% recommended
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Parcel 32

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Downtown Charleston
459 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
For what many locals consider the best brunch Charleston has right now, head to Parcel 32 on Upper King Street. The locale is a refreshingly quaint and charming historic home datinRead more
91% recommended
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Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown Charleston
5,428 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Fleet Landing serves up a fusion of classic and contemporary Southern seafood fare in a prime location on the Charleston Harbor. Housed in a 1940s retired naval building on the easRead more
97% recommended
Scenic View in South Carolina

Rutledge Cab Co.

$$$$·American·
Downtown Charleston
826 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for Groups
For a delicious Low Country Southern Brunch, head to Rutledge Company. Located in Charleston’s Wagener Terrace neighborhood at the intersection of Rutledge Ave and Mt. Pleasant StRead more
96% recommended
Best Value in South Carolina

5Church - Charleston

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown Charleston
3,380 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
5Church Charleston is the place to go for an upbeat brunch of delicious New American cuisine. Located in a 100-year-old church on North Market Street in Downtown Charleston, the inRead more
91% recommended
Contemporary American in South Carolina

The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown Charleston
781 reviews
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
Named for General Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox” of the American Revolution, the Francis Marion Hotel was the largest and grandest in the Carolinas when it opened in 1924. It sitsRead more
94% recommended
Healthy in South Carolina

Blind Tiger - Permanently Closed

$$$$·American·
Downtown Charleston
172 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great Beer
The Blind Tiger Pub is a great choice for those seeking a taste of Charleston’s storied past. The history dates back to pre-Prohibition days when the bar allowed entry to those whoRead more
83% recommended
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