The Best Brunch Restaurants in Charleston

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.

The OpenTable Team
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
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Ms. Rose's

$$$$·Unspecified·
West Ashley
804 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups

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 facilitates maximum en...

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Great for Brunch in South Carolina

The Palmetto Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown Charleston
465 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion

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 a perfect place to fi...

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Page's Okra Grill

$$$$·Southern·
Mount Pleasant
819 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch

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 professional and courteo...

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The Refuge

$$$$·American·
Isle of Palms
309 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Great for Brunch

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 great choice for a lazy w...

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Great for Brunch in Charleston
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Barbadoes Room -The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Downtown Charleston
306 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

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 atmosphere with soar...

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Virginia's on King

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown Charleston
1,678 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 comforts of a traditional...

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Great for Brunch in South Carolina

Gabrielle Charleston in Hotel Bennett

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Downtown Charleston
538 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 out over Charleston’s ...

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Special Occasion in Charleston
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Water's Edge - Charleston

$$$$·Seafood·
Mount Pleasant
2,028 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • 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, Water’s Edge offers bot...

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Parcel 32

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Downtown Charleston
460 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine

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 dating back to the 1800s...

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Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown Charleston
6,023 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch

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 east side of the Charle...

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Scenic View in South Carolina
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Rutledge Cab Co.

$$$$·Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service·
Downtown Charleston
998 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • 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 St., it is easy to get ...

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Great for Lunch in South Carolina

5Church - Charleston

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown Charleston
5,038 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups

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 interior is swanky and...

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Most Booked in South Carolina
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The Swamp Fox at the Francis Marion Hotel

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown Charleston
1,077 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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 sits in the heart of dow...

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Southern in South Carolina

Bistro Toulouse - Permanently Closed

$$$$·French·
Mount Pleasant
888 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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 comfortable and invit...

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