Whether you get up when the rooster crows or snooze until 9 a.m., it’s hard to resist the savory smells of tasty breakfast food. And while no one really wants to leave their warm cozy beds behind, some sizzling eggs and bacon, fluffy buttermilk biscuits, or soft flaky pastries could make getting out of bed worthwhile. So, start your day off right at one of these 10 breakfast hot spots in South Carolina.
A Seneca tradition for over 30 years and counting, Betty’s is known for their homemade biscuits and “meat-and-three” plates. In addition to good ol’ fashioned country cooking, you can expect a heaping helping of Southern hospitality to compliment your meal.
Don’t let the “Omega” fool you, because this cuisine is far from last place! Part of a local family of Stax restaurants, Stax Omega sources local, fresh ingredients to create a delicious breakfast variety. And don’t worry if you can’t make it there bright and early—their breakfast is so popular that they serve it all day!
If you’ve ever wondered what a seafood breakfast joint would be like, here’s your chance. Dino’s is serving up a large variety of classic breakfast favorites, along with a few beachy concoctions, like Salmon Benny or Crab Cake Benedict. You might want to wake up a bit early for this one—they’re only open for breakfast and brunch!
It says a lot about a restaurant that has survived over six decades of economic changes, hurricanes, and floods, and has still maintained its high level of service, quality, and community. Mammy’s Kitchen has been a landmark staple of the Grand Strand since 1953, and continues to delight generations of families with its home-style atmosphere and breakfast buffet. You won’t find a better breakfast this close to the beach.
Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin is actually a seven-location eatery, but only one of those tasty seven resides in South Carolina. Once you step inside the log cabin-esque building, you can delight in made-from-scratch comfort food, including their multi award-winning pancakes. If pancakes aren’t your thing, go for the chicken and waffles—they’re incredible!
It’s soul food at its absolute finest at Kiki’s Chicken and Waffles. You might it hard to resist a steaming hot plate of their signature dish, but there are plenty of other options for the non-waffle fans. And if you just can’t get enough of Kiki’s, invite them—and their food truck—to your next event.
Despite the malnourished name, there’s no way you can walk away hungry from here! Perhaps one of the most unique eateries in the Upstate, the folks at the Starving Artist Café take pride in sourcing local ingredients and making all their offerings in house. In addition, they combine clean eating with dining out by offering vegan macrobiotic options, plenty of fresh seasonal vegetables, and other healthy options. By the way, food isn’t the only thing that’s locally sourced here—while you wait on your meal, check out some of the local art in the gallery.
If you’ve ever wondered about a farm-to-table experience, you owe it to yourself to stop by The Farmer’s Table. You can rely on locally sourced ingredients that are fresh as though you went out to the fields and collected them yourself.
If you want real, honest-to-goodness Southern breakfast, one trip to Toast! will make you raise your glass. With three Lowcountry locations to choose from, guests can sate their morning cravings with classic offerings like omelets, French toast (of course!), and shrimp and grits. Or, go bold and try the corned beef hash and eggs or a breakfast style Surf and Turf. But if you really want to go all Southern, try the Eggs Meeting Street—a fried green tomato topped with crab cake and poached egg, with all the fixings.
It’s not hard to find a place that can serve up delicious eggs and bacon, but finding genuine crepes presents quite a challenge. Unless, of course, you find yourself in Charleston during breakfast hours—then it’s quite easy. You don’t need to know how to pronounce Breizh to enjoy their sweet, light crepes or other authentic French dishes. You won’t find any better crepes this side of the Atlantic!