Brunch Bunch: Top Spots for Folly Beach Brunch
Sunday brunch is a great way to start your week on Folly Beach. Highlighted here are some of the most popular brunch spots and a few featured menu items to tempt your tummy. Pair them with a freshly-made mimosa or Bloody Mary and let the Sunday Funday festivities commence!
Lost Dog Café
A cozy and inviting spot serving breakfast all day until close, Lost Dog Café dishes up big breakfast burritos and bagel sandwiches. Try specialties such as their “best international eggs Benedict,” topped with fried green tomatoes, Canadian bacon and two poached eggs covered in Hollandaise. Or sample the “Lost Dog’s very own huevos rancheros,” which you can make a grande for $2 extra and smother it in Colorado pork green chile and jalapenos. Satisfy your sweeter side with French toast or pancakes. Come check out their dog wall of fame and don’t forget to bring your pup to join you on their outside patio.
Loggerhead’s Beach Grill
Loggerhead’s offers Lowcountry brunch standards such as shrimp and grits, crab cakes Benedict and a seafood omelet to satisfy your hunger. But you can also step outside the conventional brunch box and order more unique items like the colossal waffle, a tater tot waffle topped with eggs, cheese, peppers, onions and salsa—it’s basically like huevos rancheros on a waffle. Or you can Jamaica up your meal with the Rasta breakfast tacos, stuffed with eggs, bacon, pepper jack cheese, jerk aioli and salsa verde.
Rita’s Seaside Grille
Rita’s offers weekend brunch just steps away from the beach and the Folly Pier. Get your sweet and savory fix with some pancakes with fried chicken; order a Lowcountry favorite like shrimp and grits; or maybe some biscuits and gravy if you have time for a power nap later. If you are in recovery mode, why not go ‘hair of the dog’ and try one of their Bloody Marys such as their signature seafood bloody with an Old Bay rim and a shrimp and bacon garnish. And speaking of dogs, Rita’s outdoor patio is dog-friendly should you want to bring along your canine companion.
You don’t have to wait for the weekend to eat brunch at Lowlife Bar, where America’s favorite breakfast/lunch mash-up is served every day from 10 am-3 pm. Start your meal off with some crispy Old Bay seasoned waffle fries with spicy ketchup, caramelized onion and chive crème fraiche. Try their version of chicken & waffles, featuring Cholula-honey fried chicken with shredded slaw and buttermilk-Scallion dressing. Or go full-on Millennial and order the avocado toast which comes topped with basil salsa verde, watermelon radish, toasted pine nuts and pickled shallots. Pair your food with a beer or one of their fantastic cocktail selections.
If you are looking to nosh on delicious brunch dishes at an oceanfront restaurant and bar, then as the name implies, Pier 101 is a great place to go. Situated right on the Folly Pier, they offer great views and a fun atmosphere. There are plenty of seafood staples on which to indulge including crab cakes, shrimp and grits and she-crab soup.