Thursday, February 3, 2011

YUM! Charleston Breakfast/Brunch ideas

Charleston, South Carolina~The Culinary Capital of the South. 

So many restaurant choices, what's a person to do?  Make a *to-eat* list and start eatin' your way through that list!

Below is my latest breakfast/brunch list complete with must eat items and tips to make your eating more enjoyable:

Hominy Grill
(843) 937-0930
207 Rutledge Avenue
Breakfast-Monday-Friday 7:30 AM-11:30 AM;
Saturday Brunch 9:00 AM-9 PM;
Sunday Brunch 9:00 AM-3 PM
Must Eats:   The Big Nasty (biscuit with pan fried chicken breast covered in sausage gravy); Shrimp and Grits; Banana bread; Buttermilk pie.
Tip: Patio seating-perfect to enjoy Charleston's spring weather
Bonus:  Rachael Ray 's $40 a Day, Adam Richman's Man vs. Food, and Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations have all visited Hominy Grill.

High Cotton Charleston
(843) 724-3815
199 E Bay St
Sunday Brunch 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Must Eats: Crab cakes benedict; Buttermilk fried oysters; Fried chicken; Cornbread; French toast
Must Drink: High Cotton Bloody Mary
Tip: Dress up of this Sunday Jazz Brunch.  You might not feel comfortable in your every day jeans.

Poogan's Porch
(843) 577-2337
72 Queen St
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Must Eats: Fried green tomatoes; Hot biscuits served with sweet honey butter
Tip: Outdoor seating

82 Queen
(843) 723-7591
82 Queen Street
Sunday Brunch 11:00 AM-3:00 PM 
Must Eats:  Award winning she-crab soup; Here's the Menu  for your viewing pleasure.
Tip:  Outdoor seating

Joseph's Restaurant 
(843) 958-8500
129 Meeting St.
Breakfast is served from 8:00 AM-10:45 AM Monday through Saturday and from 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM on Sundays.
Must Eats: Sweet potato pancakes with toasted pecan butter

Virgina's on King
(843) 735-5800 
412 King Street
Breakfast Monday-Friday 7:00 AM-11:00 AM;
Saturday Brunch 11:00 AM-3:00 PM;
Sunday Brunch 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Must Eats: Fried green tomatoes and homemade pimento cheese.  Need I say more?


Glass Onion West Ashley
(843) 225-1717 
1219 Savannah Hwy
Saturday Brunch 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Must Eats:  Saturday brunch brings on the  crisp pork belly, local eggs, and fluffy buttermilk biscuits. The menu changes often to provide patrons with the freshest goods of the Lowcountry
Tip: Go early.  Popular dishes sell out quickly.

Three Little Birds Cafe and Catering West Ashley
(843) 225-3065
65 Windermere Boulevard
Tuesday - Friday 7:30 - 3:00
Saturday 9:00 - 3:00
Sunday Brunch 9:00 - 2:00
Must Eats: Sweet potato biscuit; Greek Omelet; Stuffed challah french toast (stuffed with goat cheese and strawberries) and topped with whipped cream.
Tip: This place is small and unassuming.  Keep your eyes peeled for it or you might drive right past it!


The Fat Hen
(843) 559-9090
3140 Maybank Highway
Sunday Brunch 10:00 AM-2:30 PM
Must Eats: Creme Brulee French Toast
Tip: The Fat Hen is popular with locals and visitors alike.  Come early or be prepared for a wait.

**2016 Update--Golden Cup is closed**

Golden Cup Cafe--John's Island Shopping Center
(843) 559-2727
3575 Maybank Highway
Monday-Friday 7:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday Brunch
Must Eats: A quick place to get a breakfast sandwich.  View the menu.  You may want to come back for lunch.
Tip:  If you're staying out on Kiawah or Seabrook Island, this makes a good breakfast stop before heading into Charleston.

I'm starving and my mouth is watering!  How about you?

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