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Sunday Brunch - casual dress - Charleston or Folly Island, SC

joez Aug 15, 2010 10:46 AM

I would appreciate any recs for a good Sunday brunch in a restaurant that does not require dressing up (to be more specific, shorts and a polo shirt for men, similar for women). We are staying on Folly Island and visiting Charleston. What we are looking for should include seafood and hopefully be around or under twenty dollars, although we wouldn't mind going a bit higher for something really good.

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    BlueHerons Aug 16, 2010 12:46 PM

    I eat Sunday Brunch in Charleston about once a month and my favorite two spots are Poogan's Porch and Jestine's Kitchen.

    Casual is fine in both places and I've been even less casual than that.

    Poogan's Porch
    72 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401

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      Littleman Aug 16, 2010 07:44 AM

      Cafe Suzanne in Folly Beach is casual and has outstanding Sunday brunch.

      Cafe Suzanne @ 4 Center St., Folly Beach, SC 843 - 588 - 2101.

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      1. re: Littleman
        joez Aug 16, 2010 08:37 AM

        FYI. According to the Urbanspoon website, that restaurant has closed. Thanks, though, for all the good information.

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          Littleman Aug 16, 2010 12:01 PM

          Lil Mama's and Lost Dog Cafe both serve breakfast and lunch. No brunch but you get to dress casual and have eggs, bacon, biscuits and coffee.

          Lil Mama's @ 106 West Hudson Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 843 - 588 - 2212.

          Lost Dog Cafe @ 106 West Huron Avenue, Folly Beach, SC 843 - 588 - 9669.

          Lost Dog Cafe
          106 W Huron Ave, Folly Beach, SC 29439

          1. re: Littleman
            BetsyinKY Aug 16, 2010 12:44 PM

            Mmmmm! Seconding Danna's recommendation of Fat Hen, with the caveat that I haven't been there for brunch, but I've eaten there several times for dinner and it is always plate lickin' good!

            Fat Hen
            3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455

            1. re: Littleman
              Mickey D Aug 17, 2010 06:35 AM

              Lil Mama's has closed too.
              I will say I just had brunch again at The Fat Hen last weekend.They do not do bottomless mimosas anymore (BOO), but they offer 10.00 carafes.We had the Creme Brulee stuffed French Toast (yum), Crab Crepe (loads of crab), Quiche special and the Duck Au Gratin.
              After 2 Mimosa carafes and a signature drink, our bill was around $95.00(excluding tip).Thought that was more than fair.Go online and get a reservation; they are always busy at brunch!

              Fat Hen
              3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455

        2. danna Aug 16, 2010 05:18 AM

          Fat Hen! I've only been there once, but the duck fat fries, grits (warning: bacon), and creme brulee french toast were all memorable. It's on Maybank Hwy, so a little closer to Folly than some other choices.

          Fat Hen
          3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455

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            Littleman Aug 15, 2010 01:41 PM

            Blossom, Carolina's, Fleet Landing, Poogan's Porch and Magnolia's each serve brunch on Saturday/Sunday. I have no idea about wearing shorts. Call and check on that. I would wear some light slacks and a polo and not worry about it. There's nothing on Folly's Island I would recommend. Blu Restaurant at the Holiday Inn is the best restaurant there but I don't know if they serve brunch. If so I'm sure shorts would be fine and I would imagine there's some kind of brunch since they are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call to be sure about shorts.

            Fleet Landing would be my suggestion in Charleston for brunch and shorts but again call and be sure. It's waterfront with outdoor dining. I can't imagine shorts not being allowed. Good luck Bon Appetit.

            Fleet Landing Restaurant @ 186 Concord St., Charleston, SC. 843 - 722 - 8100.
            Blossom @ 171 East Bay St., Charleston, SC. 843 - 722 - 9200.
            Carolina's Restaurant @ 10 Exchange St., Charleston, SC. 843 - 724 - 3800.
            Poogan's Porch @ 72 Queen St., Charleston, SC. 843 - 577 - 2337.
            Magnolia's @ 185 E Bay St., Charleston, SC. 843 - 577 - 7771.

            Blu Restaurant and Bar @ 1 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 843 - 588 - 6464.

            1. Sue in Mt P Aug 15, 2010 12:39 PM

              I love brunch at High Cotton. It's a little more upscale, but people are always casual in summer. A little farther away on Sullivan's is Atlanticville, another one of my favorites.

              I'm not as familiar with choices at Folly Beach.

              Atlanticville Restaurant
              2063 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

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