The Hominy Grill


Just about any Chatleston local will gladly give you tips on where to eat in the Holy City.  There are many tasty options, but my favorite go to spot is The Hominy Grill, a historic house in the Elliotborough area of Downtown Charleston. 

This charming single house opened in 1996. It’s since expanded to accommodate it’s loyal local following and the plethora of visiting tourists wanting to eat some of the best Low Country cooking the city has to offer.

The Hominy Grill is vey popular for weekend brunch and offers a rotating menu of specials.  The portions are hearty and the service is top notch; southern hospitality as you would expect.

They are best known for their large high rise biscuits ($2 a piece) which comes with butter and house made berry jam.

Local Stone Ground White Grits served with a smattering of cheese are also a popular item.


But the most popular menu item is their signature dish, “The Nasty Biscuit” a piece of perfectly fried chicken breast sandwiched between a high rise biscuit swimming in a bowl of delicious sausage gravy. 


If you’d rather enjoy their chicken without the bells and whistles, you can do that too. It’s just as yummy on its own.


If you venture into the restaurant after the breakfast hours, you’ll be treated to some tasty salty boiled peanuts. 


And if you are still hungry, enough to try dessert, order the house made Buttermilk Pie along with  a bottomless cup of coffee.


When the weather is nice (almost all the time in Charleston) the outdoor patio is perfect for enjoying a southern cocktail. And if you’re in a hurry, you can take your meal to go at the takeout window.

The Hominy Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and weekend brunch.  They are closed Sunday evenings for dinner.

One extra tip… If you happen to venture out to the Upper King area, check out Chicks Fry House, for the same yummy chicken but with a kick.  They serve it spicy, similar to Nashville hot chicken.  

The Hominy Grill is located at 207 Rutledge Ave in Charleston, South Carolina

You can find Chicks Fry House at 1011 King Street in Charleston, South Carolina

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