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Who among us has not rolled out of bed late on a Sunday and texted the one word question to the contact list "brunch?" The breakfast/lunch/mimosa meal isn't supposed to be complicated, so to reduce any and all work behind the decision, we present the first-ever Eater Charleston brunch map.

Depending on your company or your level of hangover, there's a perfect spot to grab a few daytime beverages or eggs before ending the weekend. Check the map for newcomers, old standbys, and undiscovered haunts.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. A C's Bar & Grill

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467 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-6742
At cavernous spot AC's Bar & Grill, the booths are plentiful, and no one will judge if you're slumped over trying to regain composure. This undergraduate watering hole has a festive theme each week. How could anyone resist a Steven Siegel brunch featuring the Under SauSeige Benedict? The food there is made for one reason and that's to soak up any alcohol left in your system. Or, if you need a little extra, mimosas come by the pitcher.

2. Butcher & Bee

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654 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
Brunch is BYOB at Butcher & Bee, so don't forget to pick up a bottle of bubbly to pour in your OJ. Try the signature sandwiches or switch it up with the bountiful French toast or shakshuka, a Tunisian dish of eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce

3. Early Bird Diner

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1644 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 277-2353
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Early Bird is an old school diner with funky art, comfortable booths, and an eclectic staff. They don't have mimosas, but you're going for the endless cups of coffee and the chicken and waffles. The honey mustard drizzle on the fried bird sets this dish apart from all the rest.

4. Edmund's Oast

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1081 Morrison Dr
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 727-1145
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Newcomer Edmund's Oast is quickly becoming the place to be on Sunday mornings. With a vast beer selection, creative cocktails, and a country pâté sandwich (among other tasty treats), this restaurant has something for everyone.

5. Fat Hen

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3140 Maybank Hwy
Johns Island, SC 29455
(843) 559-9090
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If you don't get to Fat Hen 30 minutes before they open, expect to wait. No worries though, as the bar will hook you up with a Mason jar bloody Mary or mimosa. Chef Fred Neuville's Lowcountry/French menu keeps the crowd coming back every weekend.

6. Hall's Chophouse

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434 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 727-0090
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Like your brunch with a side of live gospel music? Then head to Hall's Chophouse. Enjoy your meal while singer Christal Brown-Gibson entertains you. The steak and martini restaurant offers a Sunday morning menu that should impress the most discerning of carnivores—who else in Charleston offers a filet or ribs for breakfast?

7. High Cotton Restaurant

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199 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 724-3815
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If you need a place to take the parents after church, High Cotton is it. The menu is akin to the best country club brunch you've ever attended. It may sound a bit staunch, but would a place with bacon glazed doughnut holes steer you wrong?

8. Hominy Grill

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207 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 937-0930
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This Southern staple is featured on every travel show imaginable, so show up early if you hate lines. If you have to wait, there is an outdoor bar window, so you can bide your time with a mimosa or a Cheerwine Negroni. Order the Charleston Nasty Biscuit—it's a gluttonous construct of fried chicken, cheese, buttermilk biscuit, and sausage gravy.

9. Husk

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76 Queen St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-2500
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There's ham in the bloody Marys here—what other convincing do you need? Visit for super Southern dishes like shrimp and grits or a butchers’ omelette with cured meats.

10. Lost Dog

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106 W Huron St
Folly Beach, SC 29439
(843) 588-9669
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Before a day at Folly beach, hit up Lost Dog for brunch. The café has something for everyone on their menu, from huevos rancheros to fresh fruit parfaits. Relax with a Mason jar mimosa before hitting the waves and sand.

11. Marina Variety Store Restaurant

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17 Lockwood Dr
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-6325
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Marina Variety Store has the feeling of a roadside diner, but it happens to overlook the boats parked in the Ashley River. The coffee mugs are kitschy, the menus have facts about South Carolina, and they've served some of the same dishes since 1963. It's not avant-garde, but it is comfortable, like a favorite pair of boating shoes.

12. Moe's Crosstown Tavern

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714 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 722-3287
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Old, reliable dive Moe's Crosstown Tavern is a little more grown-up than AC's, and their bar is as dark as it gets. With no windows to shine sun upon your face, you can eat your goat cheese omelette in peace as you zone out to whatever sporting event is on the televisions.

13. Prohibition

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547 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 793-2964
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This evening hotspot is quickly making a name as a place to visit on Sunday mornings. Chef Stephen Thompson sends out hearty standbys, like smokey shrimp and grits or a steak and egg dish that will fill you up all day. His creative takes on the classics will have you coming back.

14. Red Drum

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803 Coleman Blvd
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 849-0313
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The only place in Charleston for a Tex-Mex brunch, Red Drum is a favorite of migas seekers in Mount Pleasant. Other Southwest specialties include "knife & fork" tacos, quesadillas, and a shrimp and avocado salad.

15. The Lot

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1977 Maybank Hwy
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 225-0094
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When you're saddled next to music venue The Pour House, you can't help but be laid-back, but The Lot doesn't sleep on its food offerings. The farm friendly restaurant is putting out some of the most interesting combinations of local products around. Those in the know head to James Island for chef Alex Lira's innovative creations for brunch, like French toast with sorghum pumpkin syrup or porgy with a quinoa scuppernong salad.

16. The Macintosh

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479 King St
Charleston, SC
(843) 789-4299
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Prepare to be stuffed. Meat heavy restaurant The Macintosh packs some heavy hitters for brunch, such as a gravy-soaked poutine and the infamous Mac Attack with pork belly and bone marrow bread pudding. Don't worry, vegetarians and light eaters can seek solace in the omelette or salad options.

17. Three Little Birds Cafe

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65 Windermere Blvd
Charleston, SC
(843) 225-3065
This small café serves wholesome fare and fresh squeezed juices. They believe in "Peace, Love, and Pancakes," so you know it's a pretty laid-back place. When the weather is nice, the Three Little Birds porch is the spot to be.

18. Warehouse

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45 1/2 Spring Street
Charleston, SC
If you're super hungover and need to sleep past normal brunch time, no need to worry because Warehouse offers eggs and bacon all day long on Sundays. Go for the Sriracha tots, huevos rancheros, and their innovative takes on food to cure your pounding headache.

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1. A C's Bar & Grill

467 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
At cavernous spot AC's Bar & Grill, the booths are plentiful, and no one will judge if you're slumped over trying to regain composure. This undergraduate watering hole has a festive theme each week. How could anyone resist a Steven Siegel brunch featuring the Under SauSeige Benedict? The food there is made for one reason and that's to soak up any alcohol left in your system. Or, if you need a little extra, mimosas come by the pitcher.
467 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

2. Butcher & Bee

654 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Brunch is BYOB at Butcher & Bee, so don't forget to pick up a bottle of bubbly to pour in your OJ. Try the signature sandwiches or switch it up with the bountiful French toast or shakshuka, a Tunisian dish of eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce
654 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

3. Early Bird Diner

1644 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407
Early Bird is an old school diner with funky art, comfortable booths, and an eclectic staff. They don't have mimosas, but you're going for the endless cups of coffee and the chicken and waffles. The honey mustard drizzle on the fried bird sets this dish apart from all the rest.
1644 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

4. Edmund's Oast

1081 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403
Newcomer Edmund's Oast is quickly becoming the place to be on Sunday mornings. With a vast beer selection, creative cocktails, and a country pâté sandwich (among other tasty treats), this restaurant has something for everyone.
1081 Morrison Dr
Charleston, SC 29403

5. Fat Hen

3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455
If you don't get to Fat Hen 30 minutes before they open, expect to wait. No worries though, as the bar will hook you up with a Mason jar bloody Mary or mimosa. Chef Fred Neuville's Lowcountry/French menu keeps the crowd coming back every weekend.
3140 Maybank Hwy
Johns Island, SC 29455

6. Hall's Chophouse

434 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Like your brunch with a side of live gospel music? Then head to Hall's Chophouse. Enjoy your meal while singer Christal Brown-Gibson entertains you. The steak and martini restaurant offers a Sunday morning menu that should impress the most discerning of carnivores—who else in Charleston offers a filet or ribs for breakfast?
434 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

7. High Cotton Restaurant

199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
If you need a place to take the parents after church, High Cotton is it. The menu is akin to the best country club brunch you've ever attended. It may sound a bit staunch, but would a place with bacon glazed doughnut holes steer you wrong?
199 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401

8. Hominy Grill

207 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
This Southern staple is featured on every travel show imaginable, so show up early if you hate lines. If you have to wait, there is an outdoor bar window, so you can bide your time with a mimosa or a Cheerwine Negroni. Order the Charleston Nasty Biscuit—it's a gluttonous construct of fried chicken, cheese, buttermilk biscuit, and sausage gravy.
207 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403

9. Husk

76 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401
There's ham in the bloody Marys here—what other convincing do you need? Visit for super Southern dishes like shrimp and grits or a butchers’ omelette with cured meats.
76 Queen St
Charleston, SC 29401

10. Lost Dog

106 W Huron St, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Before a day at Folly beach, hit up Lost Dog for brunch. The café has something for everyone on their menu, from huevos rancheros to fresh fruit parfaits. Relax with a Mason jar mimosa before hitting the waves and sand.
106 W Huron St
Folly Beach, SC 29439

11. Marina Variety Store Restaurant

17 Lockwood Dr, Charleston, SC 29401
Marina Variety Store has the feeling of a roadside diner, but it happens to overlook the boats parked in the Ashley River. The coffee mugs are kitschy, the menus have facts about South Carolina, and they've served some of the same dishes since 1963. It's not avant-garde, but it is comfortable, like a favorite pair of boating shoes.
17 Lockwood Dr
Charleston, SC 29401

12. Moe's Crosstown Tavern

714 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
Old, reliable dive Moe's Crosstown Tavern is a little more grown-up than AC's, and their bar is as dark as it gets. With no windows to shine sun upon your face, you can eat your goat cheese omelette in peace as you zone out to whatever sporting event is on the televisions.
714 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403

13. Prohibition

547 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
This evening hotspot is quickly making a name as a place to visit on Sunday mornings. Chef Stephen Thompson sends out hearty standbys, like smokey shrimp and grits or a steak and egg dish that will fill you up all day. His creative takes on the classics will have you coming back.
547 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

14. Red Drum

803 Coleman Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
The only place in Charleston for a Tex-Mex brunch, Red Drum is a favorite of migas seekers in Mount Pleasant. Other Southwest specialties include "knife & fork" tacos, quesadillas, and a shrimp and avocado salad.
803 Coleman Blvd
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

15. The Lot

1977 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412
When you're saddled next to music venue The Pour House, you can't help but be laid-back, but The Lot doesn't sleep on its food offerings. The farm friendly restaurant is putting out some of the most interesting combinations of local products around. Those in the know head to James Island for chef Alex Lira's innovative creations for brunch, like French toast with sorghum pumpkin syrup or porgy with a quinoa scuppernong salad.
1977 Maybank Hwy
Charleston, SC 29412

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16. The Macintosh

479 King St, Charleston, SC
Prepare to be stuffed. Meat heavy restaurant The Macintosh packs some heavy hitters for brunch, such as a gravy-soaked poutine and the infamous Mac Attack with pork belly and bone marrow bread pudding. Don't worry, vegetarians and light eaters can seek solace in the omelette or salad options.
479 King St
Charleston, SC

17. Three Little Birds Cafe

65 Windermere Blvd, Charleston, SC
This small café serves wholesome fare and fresh squeezed juices. They believe in "Peace, Love, and Pancakes," so you know it's a pretty laid-back place. When the weather is nice, the Three Little Birds porch is the spot to be.
65 Windermere Blvd
Charleston, SC

18. Warehouse

45 1/2 Spring Street, Charleston, SC
If you're super hungover and need to sleep past normal brunch time, no need to worry because Warehouse offers eggs and bacon all day long on Sundays. Go for the Sriracha tots, huevos rancheros, and their innovative takes on food to cure your pounding headache.
45 1/2 Spring Street
Charleston, SC

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