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8 Essential Biscuits to Butter Up in Charleston

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When in the South, eat biscuits. Find doughy, pillowy, mountains of flakey dough for breakfast, lunch, or dinner all around the Lowcountry. Charleston restaurants pile biscuits with fried chicken, eggs, gravy, jam, and more. Here’s the top contenders for best biscuit in the city.

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1. The Daily

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652 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 619-0151
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North Central cafe the Daily keeps it simple with Keegan Filion pork sausage, a fried egg, and red pepper jam for its signature biscuit. It’s hard to resist the Daily’s avocado toast, but the biscuit is worth a look.

2. Vicious Biscuit

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409 W Coleman Blvd
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 388-7362
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The creations at Vicious Biscuit are massive — it’s a wonder that these stacked sandwiches don’t topple over. At this Mount Pleasant diner, the kitchen stacks fluffy biscuits with any ingredient imaginable, from hot chicken to pulled pork to shrimp and grits.

3. Page's Okra Grill

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302 Coleman Blvd
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 881-3333
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Casual Southern restaurant Page’s Okra Grill dedicates a section of the menu to its breakfast creations. Sure, there’s gravy-soaked creations, but there’s also a country fried steak option for the extra hungry. And don’t skip the most famous menu item, T.J.’s Hot Mess, which is Southern-fried chicken breast topped with scrambled eggs, pepper jack cheese, diced jalapeños, and smothered in sausage gravy — all on a biscuit.

4. Callie's Hot Little Biscuit

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476 1/2 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 737-5159
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Petite shop Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit gathers lines out the door most mornings. Visitors and locals know to stop in for almost every variation imaginable. From country ham to classic buttermilk to cinnamon, there’s something for every biscuit lover. Try a few, as the doughy treats come at three for $5.

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All the biscuit choices at Callie’s.
Callie’s Charleston Biscuits

5. Early Bird Diner

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1644 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 277-2353
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Funky West Ashley hangout Early Bird Diner offers delectable dough bombs with almost every breakfast (served all day) plate. If patrons want to make them a main meal, they can add sausage gravy, fried chicken, or a pork cutlet.

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Biscuit at Early Bird
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6. Handy + Hot

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68 Wentworth St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 534-9032
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Hotel cafe Handy + Hot comes from celebrity chef Vivian Howard, so there’s definitely some Southern favorites to be found, including buttery biscuits. Look for sweet and savory combinations like a country ham and apple preserve biscuit with cheddar cheese or the peach and brie choice.

7. Poogan's Porch

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72 Queen St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-2337
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Southern staple Poogan’s Porch has perfected the art of biscuit making since 1976. Stop in for a warm plate of buttermilk biscuits and gravy. The restaurant credits prep cook Isaac Vanderhorst for the addition of the doughy delights to the menu.

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A pile of biscuits at Poogan’s.
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8. Millers All Day

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120 King St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 501-7342
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From ham biscuits with fig jam to fried chicken biscuits to tomato biscuits, Millers All Day can satisfy all dough needs. Add a mimosa and make it a brunch — any day of the week.

Pimento cheese and ham biscuit at Millers.
Pimento cheese and ham biscuit at Millers.
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1. The Daily

652 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

North Central cafe the Daily keeps it simple with Keegan Filion pork sausage, a fried egg, and red pepper jam for its signature biscuit. It’s hard to resist the Daily’s avocado toast, but the biscuit is worth a look.

652 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

2. Vicious Biscuit

409 W Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

The creations at Vicious Biscuit are massive — it’s a wonder that these stacked sandwiches don’t topple over. At this Mount Pleasant diner, the kitchen stacks fluffy biscuits with any ingredient imaginable, from hot chicken to pulled pork to shrimp and grits.

409 W Coleman Blvd
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

3. Page's Okra Grill

302 Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

Casual Southern restaurant Page’s Okra Grill dedicates a section of the menu to its breakfast creations. Sure, there’s gravy-soaked creations, but there’s also a country fried steak option for the extra hungry. And don’t skip the most famous menu item, T.J.’s Hot Mess, which is Southern-fried chicken breast topped with scrambled eggs, pepper jack cheese, diced jalapeños, and smothered in sausage gravy — all on a biscuit.

302 Coleman Blvd
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

4. Callie's Hot Little Biscuit

476 1/2 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
biscuits on a baking table
All the biscuit choices at Callie’s.
Callie’s Charleston Biscuits

Petite shop Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit gathers lines out the door most mornings. Visitors and locals know to stop in for almost every variation imaginable. From country ham to classic buttermilk to cinnamon, there’s something for every biscuit lover. Try a few, as the doughy treats come at three for $5.

476 1/2 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

5. Early Bird Diner

1644 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407
biscuit with jam
Biscuit at Early Bird
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Funky West Ashley hangout Early Bird Diner offers delectable dough bombs with almost every breakfast (served all day) plate. If patrons want to make them a main meal, they can add sausage gravy, fried chicken, or a pork cutlet.

1644 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

6. Handy + Hot

68 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401

Hotel cafe Handy + Hot comes from celebrity chef Vivian Howard, so there’s definitely some Southern favorites to be found, including buttery biscuits. Look for sweet and savory combinations like a country ham and apple preserve biscuit with cheddar cheese or the peach and brie choice.

68 Wentworth St
Charleston, SC 29401

7. Poogan's Porch

72 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401
a pile of biscuits on a plate
A pile of biscuits at Poogan’s.
Poogan’s Porch/Facebook

Southern staple Poogan’s Porch has perfected the art of biscuit making since 1976. Stop in for a warm plate of buttermilk biscuits and gravy. The restaurant credits prep cook Isaac Vanderhorst for the addition of the doughy delights to the menu.

72 Queen St
Charleston, SC 29401

8. Millers All Day

120 King St, Charleston, SC 29401
Pimento cheese and ham biscuit at Millers.
Pimento cheese and ham biscuit at Millers.
Millers All Day/Facebook

From ham biscuits with fig jam to fried chicken biscuits to tomato biscuits, Millers All Day can satisfy all dough needs. Add a mimosa and make it a brunch — any day of the week.

120 King St
Charleston, SC 29401

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