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 Charleston and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Hominy Grill thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Saffron Café & Bakery, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Brunch.

Practically any Charlestonian can attest to the fact that this restaurant is a local favorite. The Boathouse offers casual dining and one of the most spectacular sunset views imaginable. The food is special, too, with an emphasis, of course, on...  Read More

Frank Lee prepares the best regional fare in the open kitchen of this local favorite. Casual yet sophisticated, the restaurant has earned accolades from just about every regional and national gourmet publication. Select a premium vintage from...  Read More


Once the site of the Charleston's original Customs House, Magnolias is a downtown restaurant intent on showcasing its deep Southern roots. Chef Don Drake's commitment to adding worldly spice to old Southern flavors sets Magnolias apart from all...  Read More

Hominy Grill
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Hominy Grill, at home in a historic 19th century house, features a giant wall mural of waitress "Rosie" serving up a steaming bowl of grits. James Beard Award winning chef Robert Stehling serves up classic southern staples for lunch, dinner, and...  Read More

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Enjoy Lowcountry cuisine in a historic area. Menu offerings include award-winning she-crab soup laced with sherry, charcoal-grilled spicy oysters with sesame and soy sauce, a traditional Carolina bouillabaisse, New Orleans-style...  Read More

Located in the historic Mills House Hotel, the Barbadoes Room offers an upscale dining experience . Enjoy Southern specialties such as pan-fried Lowcountry crab cakes, grilled salmon glazed with honey jalapeño sauce, pork tenderloin with...  Read More

This East Bay bakery is one of many cultural ties and talents. Here at Saffron Cafe and Bakery, there are Mediterranean dishes and Middle Eastern plates to enjoy, as well as a "global foods market" section full of takeaway goods, but we'll just...  Read More

Dine on inventive Nouvelle cuisine in a place that really gives you the Charleston feel with its potted palms, ceiling fans and mahogany shutters. Starters such as buttermilk-fried oysters with arugula and Green Goddess dressing are sure to...  Read More

Johns Island

Perennially busy, this casual cafe offers a host of delicious dishes any time of day. Sunday morning is an especially good time to stop by for a brunch that features omelets, créme brûlée french toast and crab cake benedict.

This appealing brasserie practically recreates Paris in the Lowcountry. Its warm decor, zinc bar, and even an outdoor terrace speak of Gallic comforts, and the food follows suit beautifully. Traditional – and affordable! – fare includes such...  Read More