King Street Historic District
Virginia's on King
Classic Southern cuisine with heavy low country influences
Named after a sweet local woman known for her fantastic Southern cooking, Virginia’s on King keeps that rich tradition alive during their popular weekend brunch. The menu is chock full of Southern-inspired dishes, like tomato pie, fried chicken livers, and fried chicken. The real star of their brunch menu is the shrimp and grits Benedict, which marries Charleston’s quintessential dish, shrimp and grits, with everyone’s favorite brunch item, eggs Benedict and features fried grit cakes and Tabasco hollandaise. Talk about Lowcountry flair!
An old-school steakhouse with a gospel brunch and Southern entrees
By night, Halls Chophouse is a typical steakhouse with dim lighting and family-style portions, but on Sunday mornings the restaurant transforms into a Southern sanctuary for their Gospel brunch, complete with a live (and local) gospel choir. The menu consists of Southern brunch favorites -- like shrimp & grits, crab cake eggs Eggs Benedict, and sweet potato pancakes -- as well as mimosas, Bloody Marys, and Bellinis to wash it all down. Who could ask for more?
A bright, airy cafe with fresh and inventive brunch selections
Parcel 32 might only be celebrating its one-year anniversary in Charleston, but it looks like they’ll be here to stay. The atmosphere is gorgeous -- from the plant wall as you walk in, to the unique tile floor, to the framed historical posters and trinkets on the walls, it’s basically a Pinterest board come to life. The menu consists of fresh, local ingredients prepared with modern techniques. Favorites include the chicken and buttermilk waffles with scallion cream cheese and benne seeds, and the duck confit hash with sofrito and charred spring onion. Their drinks are equally unique, and you would be remiss to pass up the Parcel Spritz, made with Champagne, Aperol, grapefruit-elderflower Cannonborough Soda.