Brunch

Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Brunch restaurants in Greenville and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at The Bohemian thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat High Cotton, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Brunch.

9 Soby's
This Main Street staple is one of Greenville's favorites. The new-south cuisine includes such tempting entrees as New Orleans BBQ shrimp and grits, grilled smoked pork loin, and crab cake remoulade. The desserts are sumptuous, especially the banana cream pie. Soby's also offers a lively bar scene which attracts Greenville's after-business crowd with its extensive wine list and after dinner drink options. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. (864-232-7007)

8 Stax's Omega
Stax's Omega is part of the venerable string of Stax restaurants that have been serving Greenville for decades. A relaxed ambiance and a diverse crowd of locals make you feel right at home any time of day. Excellent service and fresh coffee provide a fitting complement to the hearty breakfasts. Huge, light pancakes, great French toast and fluffy omelets are particularly good. For lunch and dinner, a meat and veggie plate highlights the menu. This casual diner is also known for its bakery. A local tradition. (864-297-6639)

7 Café Verdae
For a relaxing Southern Sunday brunch, choose Café Verdae located in the Embassy Suites. The brunch buffet offers a varied selection of items such as fresh fruit, tasty salmon and carved-to-order meats. A live pianist sets an elegant, relaxed mood, and the spacious dining area, many windows and high ceilings are the perfect backdrop on a sunny day. (864-676-9090)

6 The Bohemian
Run by a husband-and-wife team, this funky cafe is a deeply personal enterprise, energized by music, travel, and the occasional off-beat impulse. As a result, the menu is a treasure trove of worldly things. While lunch brings gourmet salads and sandwiches, and dinner is known for its international fare and grilled meats (spiced as you choose), brunch is a comfort-food haven. It provides omelets, breakfast burritos, French toast, shrimp and grits, eggs Benedict and more. Best of all, patrons can craft their own Bloody Marys and mimosas while they wait! Adjacent Horizon Records grants great browsing, and The Bohemian offers a laid-back, coffeehouse vibe throughout the day. (864-233-0006)

5 High Cotton
When news broke that this Charleston standout was planning to open a Greenville location, the public rejoiced — and for good reason. It's widely known that the folks behind High Cotton know how to impress, and that's just what this multilevel dining room does with its soaring glass walls and cool, contemporary space. Take in the view of the Reedy River as you savor an appetizer of seared Hudson Valley foie gras or jumbo lump crab Oscar. From there, main courses like sliced venison medallions, butternut squash, buttermilk-brined free range chicken or cornbread-crusted flounder should (and do) warrant your undivided attention. Outstanding wine list. (864-335-4200)

4 Brick City Grille
Started in nearby Anderson, this restaurant boasts an awesome bar scene. DJs and live bands entertain several nights a week, and you'll often see folks struttin' their stuff, thanks to great music and killer martinis. Daily happy hour specials are a hit, as is Sunday brunch. The menu features steaks, ribs, chicken, pastas, seafood, and brick-oven pizzas, along with lighter fare. (864-232-6100)

3 Liberty Taproom
Located near West End Field, this bar and restaurant is a popular post-game hangout. You're likely to find crowds of 20-somethings here, watching sports and chatting it up over beer. Tasty appetizers, burgers, steaks and several appealing chicken and seafood dishes line the menu, and there's a wide variety of beer, including microbrews, on tap. (864-770-7777)

2 Mary Beth's
This friendly, casual cafe has an upscale vibe while it stays down-to-earth in its appeal. Enjoy a great breakfast of scrambled eggs, crepes, benedicts, pancakes, muffins, or omelets, enlivened with fresh herbs and other tasty add-ins, or take advantage of soups, salads, and sandwiches at lunch. They're pleasantly familiar but offer a great twist on the usual standards. You'll also find fish dishes, along with a selection of proteins to dress up salads, not to mention excellent teas and coffees. Dinner includes steaks, grilled lamb, and Scottish salmon. Great service too. (864-242-2535)

1 Spoonbread Restaurant
Soaring windows, honey-hued woodwork, and a palpable graciousness distinguish this appealing hotel restaurant, which finds popularity as a downtown breakfast and lunch place. In the morning, a buffet of good things draws hungry patrons, and at midday, light cafe fare is the selling point. The restaurant's evocative name recalls the cornmeal-based, casserole-like dish that is spooned out as a Southern classic. (864-421-9700)

Maps and Directions

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Soby's 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Continental, Southern
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Disabled Accessible, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms
Neighborhood: Downtown
COST: $$
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Stax's Omega 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Neighborhood: HAYWOOD ROAD
COST: $
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Café Verdae 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Southern
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Group Friendly, Live Music, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Neighborhood: LAURENS ROAD
COST: $$
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The Bohemian 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Eclectic, New American
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Catering, Disabled Accessible, Live Music, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms
Neighborhood: NORTH MAIN
COST: $$
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High Cotton 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, New American, Southern
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Group Friendly, Live Music, Parties / Private Rooms
COST: $$
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Brick City Grille 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Live Music
Neighborhood: PELHAM ROAD
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Liberty Taproom 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge
Neighborhood: WEST END
COST: $
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Mary Beth's 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, New American
Dining Options: Counter Seating, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Neighborhood: Downtown
COST: $$
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Spoonbread Restaurant 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Group Friendly
Neighborhood: Downtown