For foodies, travelers and locals alike, brunch is something to be cherished. The spectacular Sunday morning spreads found in restaurants across the country speak to this tradition. In Charleston, with all its culinary talent, ripe flavors and cosmopolitan craft, many brunches celebrate Southern food culture and these four certainly do not fail to live up to expectation.
Mercantile and Mash
Why We Love It: The team at Mash pride themselves on local, gourmet food offerings, and brunch is no exception, featuring favorites like the fried boudin with farm-fresh eggs, Creolaise and pickles on a biscuit.
Dishes to Try: Stone-ground white grits with cheddar and bacon; toasted oats with brown sugar and pecans; huevos rancheros wrap with chorizo and black beans.
When: Sunday 8 am to 3 pm
Why We Love It: James Beard Award-winning chef Robert Stehling highlights Lowcountry flavors for a singularly Southern brunch experience. And the must-have plate: Charleston Nasty Biscuit.
Dishes to Try: Housemade ginger-pumpkin bread; Lowcountry omelet with shrimp gravy and home fries; fried-green-tomato BLT.
When: Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 3 pm
Why We Love It: At Husk, if it’s not from the South, it doesn’t make it onto the menu (which, by the way, changes by the day). Patrons can expect everything from the eggs used in the omelet to the shrimp used in the grits to be local, fresh and expertly crafted.
Dishes to Try: Wood-fired French toast with peanut butter and marshmallow; brioche-stuffed quail; potato hash with duck confit.
When: Sunday 10 am to 2:30 pm
Butcher & Bee
Why We Love It: Diners flock to this local favorite for an Israeli spin on brunch staples. Such inspired dishes include the morning hummus of poached eggs, marinated chickpeas and pita bread.
Dishes to Try: Grits and greens with mushroom jus; whipped feta with fermented honey and cracked black pepper; banana bread French toast with berries.
When: Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 2:30 pm