Best Places to Brunch in Charleston this Summer

Aug 09, 2019

Brunch is an especially important part of our weekend routine here in the Holy City. If you stick around long enough this summer, you’ll find that Charleston townies dedicate Saturday and Sunday mornings to social recaps with close friends over mimosa’s and homemade pancakes with a side of every southerner’s favorite dish – grits.

If this sounds like your kind of weekend, the folks at Holy City Hospitality have compiled a couple of their favorite brunch spots for you to bring your friends and family this weekend. Whether you are craving breakfast food or a dish that’s a little more traditional, our team has compiled a couple of their favorite brunch spots for you to bring your friends and family this weekend.


Virginia’s On King

If you are on the hunt for homestyle southern cookin’, Virginia’s On King is where you need to go for Sunday brunch. Known for their collection of family recipes and southern traditions, Virginia’s serves a wide variety of delicious brunch food on Saturdays from 8am-3pm and Sundays from 10am-3pm.

Arrive with an empty stomach, as this King Street hotspot serves traditional southern starters such as deviled eggs, fried green tomatoes and even fried pickled okra. Up next you can select from a variety of farm fresh eggs served with your choice of country ham or fried steak, as well as from a lengthy list of classic southern dishes.

Take your pick from homemade biscuits and gravy, buttermilk pancakes, fried chicken biscuits or their famous crab cake bene. If your stomach isn’t growling yet, take a look at their brunch menu to pick out your new go-to item.

39 Rue De Jean

A heavy southern brunch menu might not be quite up your alley, which is why 39 Rue De Jean is right around the corner from Virginia’s providing a perfect weekend lunch. Grab a spot on the outdoor patio and order a breakfast cocktail to kick off your Saturday or Sunday afternoon of fun.


Get your breakfast fix from French classics such as Duck Confit Hash, Petite Filet Mignon and Eggs as well as an Omelette with ham and cheese. Rue also includes items from their regular menu such as their traditional Onion Soup Gratinée, various sandwiches and light salads. Be sure to check out the rest of Rue de Jean’s brunch menu to pick out your favorites.

Come get a taste of Charleston’s favorite Parisian lunch spot at 39 Rue De Jean or make a reservation for a southerner’s dream brunch at Virginia’s on King. We hope to see you spending your Saturday or Sunday over mimosas and pancakes soon!