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.Read More
8 Essential Biscuits to Butter Up in Charleston
Or just add gravy
1. The Daily
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
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
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
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.
5. Early Bird Diner
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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6. Handy + Hot
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.
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7. Poogan's Porch
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.
8. Millers All Day
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.