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Charleston Says Farewell to Iconic Hominy Grill

No more brunch lines on Rutledge

The Charleston Nasty
Leslie Ryann McKellar
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas, covering the food and restaurant scene across North and South Carolina.

Southern breakfast legend Hominy Grill served its last brunch yesterday to long lines of crowds anxious to order one last Charleston Nasty or plate of fried green tomatoes. Folks were happy to wait an hour to grab a seat and say goodbye to the Rutledge Avenue classic.

After almost 24 years in business, chef Robert Stehling decided it was time to close up shop. When Eater asked him what he wanted the restaurant’s legacy to be, he said, “The legacy of Hominy Grill is about place and identity. An identity that is tied in many ways to the unique history of Charleston and of the low country. The restaurant was not opened as a concept but rather an ideal - a blend of culture, food and a welcoming setting where people would feel at home.”

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RIP in peace @hominygrill

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Farewell Hominy Grill

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Hominy Grill

207 Rutledge Avenue, , SC 29403 (843) 937-0930 Visit Website