3 Brunch Spots that Will Knock Your Socks off Near IOP

Toronto-based chef Matt Basile once said, “Breakfast is a meal, but brunch is a culture.” Whether you prefer eating at a five-star restaurant or something a little more down-to-earth, we have a list of the best brunch spots near IOP. A Charleston brunch is highlighted by shrimp and grits (traditional, fried, or otherwise), but restaurants love to innovate with new dishes weekly.

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3 Brunch Spots Near Isle of Palms

The Refuge


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The Refuge is a popular brunch and lunch spot directly on Isle of Palms, SC. Boasting live music and a great atmosphere, the IOP standout offers one of the best brunches on the island. Enjoy Charleston classics like the local Refuge Shrimp and Grits and a Country Fried Steak Sandwich or something a bit different like the Bagel and Lox Pizza.

Local Recommendation: Refuge Shrimp and Grits

High Cotton

Sunday Brunch at High Cotton Charleston
Fried Pork Chop Breakfast Sandwich

A Charleston staple, High Cotton is a Sunday brunch destination. Found in downtown Charleston on lively E Bay Street, High Cotton is a brunch spot favored by locals and tourists alike. Known for its live jazz, upscale interior decorations, and bold flavors, High Cotton is a great destination if you are looking for a traditional Sunday Brunch and cocktail.

Local Recommendation: Eggs Benedict with a Havana Lemonade

Big Bad Breakfast


Another downtown Charleston choice, Big Bad Breakfast is new to the dining scene but nonetheless beloved. Go for the fried oyster scramble and stay for the fresh-squeezed screwdrivers. Located near the cities’ museums and historical sites, Big Bad Breakfast can be a great launching point for your adventures into the Holy City!

Local Recommendation: Huevos Ranceros Grit Bowl

A Luxury Stay on Isle of Palms

After you are positively stuffed from a scrumptious brunch, mosey on back to an oceanfront view! East Islands Rentals offers a wide selection of rental homes on Isle of Palms that have everything you need to sit back and relax. Whether you prefer sitting poolside in a lounge chair or right on the beach at 8 am, you don’t have to go far to experience the beauty of IOP! 

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