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The Hottest Brunch Spots in Charleston, January 2017

If you’ve made your way through the essential brunch restaurants in Charleston and still yearn for another mimosa in a different setting, we present this list of the hot newspots servicing the early crowds. To be on the Brunch Heatmap, these establishments must be less than a year old (with some consideration for those barely over the mark or changes in the kitchen). Since brunch is pretty much religion in Charleston, these places will give you a new address to worship at — or cure your hangover from the night before. Stop by one of these selections for mimosas, bloody marys, pancakes, shrimp and grits, burgers, and much, much, more. Go forth and brunch.

(These locations are not listed in order of rank)

1. Butcher & Bee

Butcher & Bee is back with a bigger and better space in the NoMo neighborhood. The restaurant recently added brunch to the rotation, so stop in for shakshuka, chilaquiles, and other interesting takes on everyone’s favorite weekend meal.

1085 Morrison Dr
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 619-0202


2. Harold’s Cabin

Westside cafe Harold’s Cabin opens at 9:00 a.m. on weekends, so you can start your brunching early. Relax in the cabin-like atmosphere and add a few mimosas to your fluffy biscuits and savory grits. The menu constantly updates to reflect the produce of the season – right now, you can order a plate of cucumber, peas, strawberries, radish, and local head-on shrimp — it doesn’t get any more seasonal than that.

247 Congress St
Charleston, SC 29403


3. Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ

The downtown outpost of smoked meats emporium Home Team BBQ recently added brunch items to its Sunday menu. Look for a barbecue Benedict with a choice of pulled pork, chicken, brisket, or smoked turkey, heuvos rancheros, frozen Irish coffee, and more.

126 Williman St
Charleston, SC 29403


4. 492

Former Two Boroughs Larder chef Josh Keeler recently joined the kitchen at 492 and brought his famous double patty burger with him. From soft scramble with trout roe to an omelette with potatoes aligot, some of the new brunch items are familiar to fans of Keeler’s work at TBL, but a few differ. When asked about the distinctions, Keeler explained that he thinks there will always be overlap, but now he has the backing of a pastry department, which can offer danishes and fluffy biscuits. Oh, and there’s a Belgian waffle with coffee ice cream.

Leslie McKellar
492 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 203-6338


5. Feathertop

Newcomer Feathertop offers brunch on Saturday and Sunday, which means you have double the chances to sample the delicate rosemary doughnuts on the menu. Seriously, you want to try these doughnuts. The menu from chef Raymond England allows for different levels of brunch. Guests can stay light with kombucha and a watermelon salad, or patrons can go deep with rum and sherry cocktails followed lamb hash and rabbit sausage.

23 Ann St
Charleston, SC 29403


6. Henrietta’s

Posh spot Henrietta’s recently added brunch to its repertoire. The menu ranges from classic Southern, like country captain, to more French, like the confit canard with pommes paillason, sautéed greens, hollandaise, and duck egg. The restaurant also offers creative morning cocktails like the Drunk in Love with prosecco, pineapple, and watermelon.

334 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29403


7. Le Farfalle

Beaufain Street eatery Le Farfalle offers Italian classics like lasagna verde and fettuccine carbonara, as well as a few Southern adaptions like the Tuscan-fried chicken atop a waffle with crispy sage and prosciutto maple syrup. Also of interest is chef Michael Toscano’s take on a burger with house-ground ribeye, rosemary garlic cheese, grilled onion, and porcini mustard.

15 Beaufain St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 212-0920

8. McCrady’s Tavern

Brunch at chef Sean Brock’s latest concept McCrady’s Tavern offers Kentucky-favorite hot browns, made-to-order quiches with perfect crusts from pastry chef Katy Keefe, French omelettes with dressed lettuces, and even more egg-filled items. The menu also pulls some of the greatest hits from the dinner service, like the caviar presentation and the escargot stuffed marrow bone. Brock even promises Van Halen at brunch, so you know it will be lively.

2 Unity Aly
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-0025


9. Blind Tiger Pub

Blind Tiger is back with more booze, cleaned-up interiors, and a better brunch menu. The Broad Street staple offers bottomless mimosas, pub burgers, bananas foster waffles, avocado toast, and more in a spiffy new settings.

38 Broad St
Charleston, SC 29401


10. The ‘Wich Doctor

Folly Beach hangout The ‘Wich Doctor hosts the only Vietnamese brunch in Charleston. The menu includes a steamed omelet, mini crab cakes and brisket pho with non-Vietnamese items too — chicken and waffles, the pork belly sandwich, and carbonara and white pizza options.

106 W Hudson Avenue
Folly Beach, SC 29439
(843) 588-6666


Source: Charleston Eater

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