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20 Essential Breakfast Sandwiches in Charleston

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Oatmeal and coffee are fine and all, but sometimes you need a super substantial breakfast — perhaps you were out drinking yesterday or skipped dinner the night before, that's when the only answer is the almighty breakfast sandwich.

This daytime delight comes in all forms, but it's usually carb-y, hearty, and dripping with egg — cheese, bacon, and sausage often come along for the ride. From Folly Beach to Sullivan's Island, we've selected a sampling of sandwiches to try around the Lowcountry. All of these choices are offered during the week, so you won't have to wait for brunch to indulge. Many times you can find these specimens after normal breakfast hours, which is good for those of us who like to sleep in.

Presented in geographical order. Didn't see your favorite sandwich? Let us know in the comments, and we'll check them out for our next breakfast sandwich update.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Baguette Magic

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792 Folly Rd
Charleston, SC 29412
Stop by French-style bakery Baguette Magic for the Recovery Baguette. It's two large eggs, bacon, ham, cheddar, lettuce, and tomato. If you're not in need of recovery, perhaps try the blue cheese, bacon, and arugula version.

2. Callie's Hot Little Biscuit

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476 1/2 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
There's a plethora of biscuit flavors and toppings to choose from at this King Street shop, so just decide how many you can handle — they're all delicious.

3. Caviar & Bananas

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51 George St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-7757
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All day eatery Caviar & Bananas does a brisk breakfast business, and can get you out quick with a lox bagel or healthy egg white and apple sausage sandwich.

4. Collective Coffee Co.

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766 S Shelmore Blvd
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Hungry commuters in Mount Pleasant should grab a Taylor ham, egg, and cheese sandwich from Collective Coffee. The breakfast item will keep you full far past lunchtime. They also serve a cream cheese bagel with house-cured lox if you're eschewing meat that day.

5. Early Bird Diner

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1644 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 277-2353
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Go all in at West Ashley's Early Bird Diner and order the Early Burger. This hearty sandwich is a beef patty melt with bacon, egg, and cheddar cheese on Texas toast.

6. Hominy Grill

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207 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 937-0930
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Hominy Grill's fried chicken, sandwiched between flaky biscuits, and drenched with sausage gravy and cheese may no longer be called the "Big Nasty," but it's still the only way we recommend starting the day if you're dealing with a terrible hangover or voracious hunger.

7. Lost Dog Cafe

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106 W Huron St
Folly Beach, SC 29439
(843) 588-9669
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The bagel sandwich choices are classic at Folly Beach's Lost Dog Cafe. Try the egg and cheese (add bacon, ham, or sausage) or the cream cheese and lox, capers, and tomato.

8. Marina Variety Store Restaurant

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17 Lockwood Dr
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-6325
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For just $3.50, Marina Variety Store will serve you a "Famous Breakfast Sandwich" with egg and cheese while you stare at the harbor. It's $5.59 if you're looking for a bacon addition.

9. Mixson Market

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4338 McCarthy Street
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 766-2467
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This quaint market features a spicy version of the beloved breakfast sandwich. The menu item is constructed with two fried eggs on toasted ciabatta with Barber's cheddar, arugula and Sriracha mayonnaise (or a balsalmic reduction). It's sure to awaken you and your taste buds.

10. Queen Street Grocery

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133 Queen St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-4121
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It's your choice at corner store Queen Street Grocery. Choose your bread (croissant, bagel, toast) meats, eggs, and cheese. The turkey on croissant with bacon and goat cheese is a favorite.

11. Artisan Meat Share

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33 Spring St
Charleston, SC
Artisan Meat Share doesn't open until 11 a.m. during the week, but if you can wait, the breakfast sandwich there is a masterpiece of fried egg, sausage, "government cheese," bacon mayo, watercress, and a sesame bun.

12. Kitchen 208

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208 King St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 725-7208
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One of the few breakfast choices on Lower King, Kitchen 208 offers a wealth of sandwich options. The Colonial has maple sausage, while the Cobblestone boasts candied bacon.

13. The Daily

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654 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
Stop by The Daily for Stumptown coffee, a sausage biscuit, avocado toast, or a breakfast pita — perhaps the only breakfast pita in town.

14. The Park Cafe

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730 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 410-1070
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The Park Cafe's fried egg sandwich has a loyal following of breakfast enthusiasts. The avocado, egg, cheddar, and bacon stack makes more appearances on Instagram feeds than Kim Kardashian. And, why not, the natural lighting in the restaurant is perfect for food photos.

15. Gnome Cafe

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109 President St
Charleston, SC 29403
Vegan newcomer Gnome Cafe makes a hearty bagel sandwich with tofu scramble and portobello "bacon." The sunny space also offers a hemp "sausage" biscuit served with pepper jelly.

16. Mercantile And Mash

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701 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 793-2636
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Line up at Mercantile and Mash if you're in need of a fried boudin biscuit or shaved ham and egg on an English muffin. These hearty morning offerings may require a napkin and a nap afterwards.

17. The Junction Kitchen & Provisions

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4438 Spruill Ave
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 745-9189
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Park Circle's Junction Kitchen and Provisions serves an elevated breakfast menu all day (Tuesday - Sunday), so you can sleep in and still order a bacon, egg, and Swiss sandwich for $4.75.

18. Vintage Coffee Cafe

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219 Simmons St
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Quaint stop Vintage Coffee Cafe offers a farm egg sandwich with scrambled egg, cheddar, and tomato. The restaurant also boasts a toast bar.

19. North Central Deli

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396 Huger St
Charleston, SC 29403
Huger Street newcomer North Central Deli has a reputation amongst New York/New Jersey expats as the most authentic northern-style deli in Charleston. In the mornings, order a Taylor pork roll with American cheese and scrambled egg for $5.50.

20. The CO-OP

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2019 Middle St
Sullivans Island, SC 29482
(843) 882-8088
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Sunny spot The Co-Op serves hearty egg sandwiches just steps away from the beach. Try the Meat Lover's version with two fried eggs, bacon, and cheddar, served on a kaiser roll.

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1. Baguette Magic

792 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412
Stop by French-style bakery Baguette Magic for the Recovery Baguette. It's two large eggs, bacon, ham, cheddar, lettuce, and tomato. If you're not in need of recovery, perhaps try the blue cheese, bacon, and arugula version.
792 Folly Rd
Charleston, SC 29412

2. Callie's Hot Little Biscuit

476 1/2 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
There's a plethora of biscuit flavors and toppings to choose from at this King Street shop, so just decide how many you can handle — they're all delicious.
476 1/2 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

3. Caviar & Bananas

51 George St, Charleston, SC 29401
All day eatery Caviar & Bananas does a brisk breakfast business, and can get you out quick with a lox bagel or healthy egg white and apple sausage sandwich.
51 George St
Charleston, SC 29401

4. Collective Coffee Co.

766 S Shelmore Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Hungry commuters in Mount Pleasant should grab a Taylor ham, egg, and cheese sandwich from Collective Coffee. The breakfast item will keep you full far past lunchtime. They also serve a cream cheese bagel with house-cured lox if you're eschewing meat that day.
766 S Shelmore Blvd
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

5. Early Bird Diner

1644 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407
Go all in at West Ashley's Early Bird Diner and order the Early Burger. This hearty sandwich is a beef patty melt with bacon, egg, and cheddar cheese on Texas toast.
1644 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

6. Hominy Grill

207 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
Hominy Grill's fried chicken, sandwiched between flaky biscuits, and drenched with sausage gravy and cheese may no longer be called the "Big Nasty," but it's still the only way we recommend starting the day if you're dealing with a terrible hangover or voracious hunger.
207 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403

7. Lost Dog Cafe

106 W Huron St, Folly Beach, SC 29439
The bagel sandwich choices are classic at Folly Beach's Lost Dog Cafe. Try the egg and cheese (add bacon, ham, or sausage) or the cream cheese and lox, capers, and tomato.
106 W Huron St
Folly Beach, SC 29439

8. Marina Variety Store Restaurant

17 Lockwood Dr, Charleston, SC 29401
For just $3.50, Marina Variety Store will serve you a "Famous Breakfast Sandwich" with egg and cheese while you stare at the harbor. It's $5.59 if you're looking for a bacon addition.
17 Lockwood Dr
Charleston, SC 29401

9. Mixson Market

4338 McCarthy Street, North Charleston, SC 29405
This quaint market features a spicy version of the beloved breakfast sandwich. The menu item is constructed with two fried eggs on toasted ciabatta with Barber's cheddar, arugula and Sriracha mayonnaise (or a balsalmic reduction). It's sure to awaken you and your taste buds.
4338 McCarthy Street
North Charleston, SC 29405

10. Queen Street Grocery

133 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401
It's your choice at corner store Queen Street Grocery. Choose your bread (croissant, bagel, toast) meats, eggs, and cheese. The turkey on croissant with bacon and goat cheese is a favorite.
133 Queen St
Charleston, SC 29401

11. Artisan Meat Share

33 Spring St, Charleston, SC
Artisan Meat Share doesn't open until 11 a.m. during the week, but if you can wait, the breakfast sandwich there is a masterpiece of fried egg, sausage, "government cheese," bacon mayo, watercress, and a sesame bun.
33 Spring St
Charleston, SC

12. Kitchen 208

208 King St, Charleston, SC 29401
One of the few breakfast choices on Lower King, Kitchen 208 offers a wealth of sandwich options. The Colonial has maple sausage, while the Cobblestone boasts candied bacon.
208 King St
Charleston, SC 29401

13. The Daily

654 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Stop by The Daily for Stumptown coffee, a sausage biscuit, avocado toast, or a breakfast pita — perhaps the only breakfast pita in town.
654 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

14. The Park Cafe

730 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
The Park Cafe's fried egg sandwich has a loyal following of breakfast enthusiasts. The avocado, egg, cheddar, and bacon stack makes more appearances on Instagram feeds than Kim Kardashian. And, why not, the natural lighting in the restaurant is perfect for food photos.
730 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403

15. Gnome Cafe

109 President St, Charleston, SC 29403
Vegan newcomer Gnome Cafe makes a hearty bagel sandwich with tofu scramble and portobello "bacon." The sunny space also offers a hemp "sausage" biscuit served with pepper jelly.
109 President St
Charleston, SC 29403

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16. Mercantile And Mash

701 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29403
Line up at Mercantile and Mash if you're in need of a fried boudin biscuit or shaved ham and egg on an English muffin. These hearty morning offerings may require a napkin and a nap afterwards.
701 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29403

17. The Junction Kitchen & Provisions

4438 Spruill Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405
Park Circle's Junction Kitchen and Provisions serves an elevated breakfast menu all day (Tuesday - Sunday), so you can sleep in and still order a bacon, egg, and Swiss sandwich for $4.75.
4438 Spruill Ave
North Charleston, SC 29405

18. Vintage Coffee Cafe

219 Simmons St, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Quaint stop Vintage Coffee Cafe offers a farm egg sandwich with scrambled egg, cheddar, and tomato. The restaurant also boasts a toast bar.
219 Simmons St
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

19. North Central Deli

396 Huger St, Charleston, SC 29403
Huger Street newcomer North Central Deli has a reputation amongst New York/New Jersey expats as the most authentic northern-style deli in Charleston. In the mornings, order a Taylor pork roll with American cheese and scrambled egg for $5.50.
396 Huger St
Charleston, SC 29403

20. The CO-OP

2019 Middle St, Sullivans Island, SC 29482
Sunny spot The Co-Op serves hearty egg sandwiches just steps away from the beach. Try the Meat Lover's version with two fried eggs, bacon, and cheddar, served on a kaiser roll.
2019 Middle St
Sullivans Island, SC 29482

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