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137 Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-3131
+1 843-821-9101
Today
07:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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Dexter, Michigan
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355 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for lunch or late breakfast. The service was average. My pancakes tasted like hamburger. The eggs were poached nicely. The coffee ok. nothing outstanding

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Thank pen1
Dunedin, Florida, United States
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolutely loved this place. Great atmosphere, killer service by Jerry, and the food was the crown of it all. Ordered the crab, bacon and spinach omelette with a side of creamy grits. Almost licked the plate, so good! Recommend everything about this place.

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Thank Valerie D
Florida
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Prices here are more reasonable than a few of the other breakfast/lunch places in the area. I had a basic breakfast, eggs, grits, bacon; and it was perfect. The grits were nice and tasted like they may have had a bit of cream in them. Boyfriend had a tuna melt which was very generous and looked great. Will definitely eat... More 

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Thank FLCrabCakes
Seattle, Washington
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my fried green tomatoes and cheese omelet with a side of yummy grits. Friendly service in a diner-ish setting.

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Thank nancy r
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of locals so you know it's good. The Low Country Eggs Benny was delicious- so much sausage gravy they serve it in a bowl and include a spoon!

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Thank CSBN
New York City, New York
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134 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for a quick lunch and it was very good. I had the banana nut pancakes and my husband loved his shrimp po boy with fired okra. The service was fast and the waiter was efficient.

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Thank prekteacher1214
Wading River, New York
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great breakfast and lunch when you on the go, southern hospitality, priced right. Conveniently located.

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Thank John H
Indianapolis, Indiana
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No frills, basic sit-down diner atmosphere with great breakfast. Shrimp and Grits with the Brown Gravy is AWESOME ! While looking for breakfast and heading to the spot next door for coffee, we discovered what we had passed several times. Conveniently located between Meeting and King streets off of Market Street. Waiter was on top of refills and had a... More 

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Thank 4u2kn0w
Avon, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Great food for the whole family at excellent prices. Casual atmosphere with local feel. Had the best fried shrimp Po-Boy sandwich I've ever had!!!

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Thank JimmyTrip1006
Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Charleston. We love the food here and the waiters are so great. It is not expensive. Located close to downtown and easy to get around.

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Thank dwilkes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-3131
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-821-9101

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?