Hominy Grill

★★★★☆
  • 207 Rutledge Ave

    Charleston, SC 29403

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  • 843-937-0930

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  • Brunch
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  • Local Favorite
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Hominy Grill is everything you wish for in Southern eats. Food prepared fresh and authentic. Great hospitality and table service. The price is fair and well worth it. And, available parking is an extra bonus.

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★★★★★

Hominy Grill is everything you wish for in Southern eats. Food prepared fresh and authentic. Great hospitality and table service. The price is fair and well worth it. And, available parking is an extra bonus.

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Good food and service.

3
★★★★★

Good food and service.

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Awesome place for brunch. This is my go to spot when I have friends and family in town. There is often a line but its worth it.

4
★★★★☆

Awesome place for brunch. This is my go to spot when I have friends and family in town. There is often a line but its worth it.

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I love this place! It has that comfortable at home feeling that I desire. The grits are amazing and did I mention the biscuits...yummy?! The wait can be a bit long but it is well worth it!

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★★★★☆

I love this place! It has that comfortable at home feeling that I desire. The grits are amazing and did I mention the biscuits...yummy?! The wait can be a bit long but it is well worth it!

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Hominy Grill has it all... great food, great atmosphere, great prices and a friendly staff. HG is off the beaten path which makes it feel more "small town" than tourist attraction like restaurants on Market/King/Broad. The food is an excellent, the banana /pumpkin bread is delicious and the biscuits and gravy was a nice departure from the normal. The coffee was better than you get at Starbucks and had a nice bold, rich flavor. Not normally a grits fan...I ate them without adding a single thing and I didn??t leave a single hominy in the cup! The staff was also friendly and completed the total dining experience. All this for the same/less than you would pay at an IHOP or Cracker Barrel. When I think of Charleston breakfast, Hominy Grill is the first on my list!

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★★★★★

Hominy Grill has it all... great food, great atmosphere, great prices and a friendly staff. HG is off the beaten path which makes it feel more "small town" than tourist attraction like restaurants on Market/King/Broad. The food is an excellent, the banana /pumpkin bread is delicious and the biscuits and gravy was a nice departure from the normal. The coffee was better than you get at Starbucks and had a nice bold, rich flavor. Not normally a grits fan...I ate them without adding a single thing and I didn??t leave a single hominy in the cup! The staff was also friendly and completed the total dining experience. All this for the same/less than you would pay at an IHOP or Cracker Barrel. When I think of Charleston breakfast, Hominy Grill is the first on my list!

Pros: Perfect Southern Breakfast

Cons: None

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Another restaurant that I have to go back to multiple times to enjoy the variety of choices on the menu. This is a great example of Charleston neighborhood dining.

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★★★★★

Another restaurant that I have to go back to multiple times to enjoy the variety of choices on the menu. This is a great example of Charleston neighborhood dining.

Pros: Excellent food

Cons: Atmosphere is not plush, not romantic

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I have only been here for breakfast but, the food is pretty good. You can choose from eggs to pancakes. Recommended by many locals. Get there early!

2
★★★★☆

I have only been here for breakfast but, the food is pretty good. You can choose from eggs to pancakes. Recommended by many locals. Get there early!

Pros: A Charleston Gem.

Cons: Sometimes the wait is long.

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Hominy Grill is great! This is a local restaurant on the edge of Downtown (I would suggest driving) We have been for the brunch and that place is booming with people! If you go when the weather is nice be sure to grab a table outside on the patio!

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★★★★☆

Hominy Grill is great! This is a local restaurant on the edge of Downtown (I would suggest driving) We have been for the brunch and that place is booming with people! If you go when the weather is nice be sure to grab a table outside on the patio!

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Just ate there this afternoon. Food and service was great. Selection was limited for brunch, yet choices were spectacular! We had the Shrimp and Grits and the "BIG NASTY fried chicken bisket" . The coffee was excellent as well!

2
★★★★★

Just ate there this afternoon. Food and service was great. Selection was limited for brunch, yet choices were spectacular! We had the Shrimp and Grits and the "BIG NASTY fried chicken bisket" . The coffee was excellent as well!

Pros: Indoor and outdoor seating! Service was excellent and food was awesome!

Cons: Nothing at all. Outdoor seating may have insects and birds around... but thats no problem!!!

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Amazing shrimp and grits, a true charleston favorite, a little off the beaten path but well worth the drive over. It is the type of place you find yourself again and again. The cornbread is also amazing, as are the biscuits, the experiance as a whole is simply divine!

2
★★★★★

Amazing shrimp and grits, a true charleston favorite, a little off the beaten path but well worth the drive over. It is the type of place you find yourself again and again. The cornbread is also amazing, as are the biscuits, the experiance as a whole is simply divine!

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Reading other reviews on this site and chowhound and roadfood, I thought that eating here would like going to heaven. It was good, but not 'five-star good.'

It is a busy place popular with both locals and tourists. No waiting inside, so we got to wait in the 90 degree steamy Charleston heat. Once inside, it is fairly noisy due to the wood floors and stamped tin ceiling. Our food arrived fairly quickly after our order was taken. The service was very friendly, but could have been better (we were never offered refills on our drinks.)

I had the juevos rancheros (we ate on a Saturday and ordered from the brunch menu.) They were quite tasty. Other folks at my table ordered the eggplant sandwich, smothered eggs and chicken salad sandwich. Everyone thought the food was good.

I would suggest you go, but go at an off-hour to avoid the wait.

2
★★★★☆

Reading other reviews on this site and chowhound and roadfood, I thought that eating here would like going to heaven. It was good, but not 'five-star good.'

It is a busy place popular with both locals and tourists. No waiting inside, so we got to wait in the 90 degree steamy Charleston heat. Once inside, it is fairly noisy due to the wood floors and stamped tin ceiling. Our food arrived fairly quickly after our order was taken. The service was very friendly, but could have been better (we were never offered refills on our drinks.)

I had the juevos rancheros (we ate on a Saturday and ordered from the brunch menu.) They were quite tasty. Other folks at my table ordered the eggplant sandwich, smothered eggs and chicken salad sandwich. Everyone thought the food was good.

I would suggest you go, but go at an off-hour to avoid the wait.

Pros: good food

Cons: wait outside, a little touristy

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Great Place, but really noisy on the inside. They have the best shrimp and grits (without gravy) in Charleston. My favorite dessert is the buttermilk pie.

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★★★★★

Great Place, but really noisy on the inside. They have the best shrimp and grits (without gravy) in Charleston. My favorite dessert is the buttermilk pie.

Pros: free but limited parking, great food

Cons: noisy, small parking lot

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Non-pretentious atmosphere on the edge of downtown Charleston. Server was perky, informed and very helpful. Food excellent, wine list good, service timely. A bit noisy, but a great value.

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★★★★★

Non-pretentious atmosphere on the edge of downtown Charleston. Server was perky, informed and very helpful. Food excellent, wine list good, service timely. A bit noisy, but a great value.

Pros: Informed service and great food

Cons: A bit noisy

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Hey Ya'll. OMG the corn bread is lip-smacking good!! Delicious soups and specials! I love this place...yum yum in my tum tum.

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★★★★★

Hey Ya'll. OMG the corn bread is lip-smacking good!! Delicious soups and specials! I love this place...yum yum in my tum tum.

Pros: Cornbread

Cons: if you want to set & talk private like gossiping...the tables are a little close so MarthaMae might hear you. So Be Sweet!!!

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I love Hominy! This is the one place I make sure to take guests when they visit. The food is amazing--high class southern food. You MUST try the grits when you go. My favorite is the shrimp and grits. My girlfriends are fans of their double-cut bacon. My guy friends are known to have ordered two dishes each because they can't make up their minds. Everything there is delicious. This is one place not to miss, but be ready for a wait before sitting at a table!

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★★★★★

I love Hominy! This is the one place I make sure to take guests when they visit. The food is amazing--high class southern food. You MUST try the grits when you go. My favorite is the shrimp and grits. My girlfriends are fans of their double-cut bacon. My guy friends are known to have ordered two dishes each because they can't make up their minds. Everything there is delicious. This is one place not to miss, but be ready for a wait before sitting at a table!

Pros: Food, ambiance

Cons: You will have to wait for a table

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While visiting Charleston last spring my family and I were hopping around doing the tourist stuff, before we knew it lunch hour was almost over. We headed over to Hominy and were pleasantly greeted, seated and treated to the best food and southern hospitality there is. We all ordered lunch and then of course, dessert. DO NOT SKIP DESSERT HERE!! Everything was wonderful, so much that I bought the cookbook and make the Buttermilk Pie at home. The staff was exellent, the food was unforgettable and the atmosphere relaxing. If you are visiting Charleston, you must go. It is one of those places that the locals do not skip just because there are tourists around. Who in their right mind would skip out on this place??
Go! You will love every crumb.

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★★★★★

While visiting Charleston last spring my family and I were hopping around doing the tourist stuff, before we knew it lunch hour was almost over. We headed over to Hominy and were pleasantly greeted, seated and treated to the best food and southern hospitality there is. We all ordered lunch and then of course, dessert. DO NOT SKIP DESSERT HERE!! Everything was wonderful, so much that I bought the cookbook and make the Buttermilk Pie at home. The staff was exellent, the food was unforgettable and the atmosphere relaxing. If you are visiting Charleston, you must go. It is one of those places that the locals do not skip just because there are tourists around. Who in their right mind would skip out on this place??
Go! You will love every crumb.

Pros: DESSERTS

Cons: none, zip

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On a quiet afternoon in early December, my fiance and I stopped by for our last lunch before driving back to DC. The place was empty aside from 2 tables that were on dessert, so we took our time perusing the menu and the waitress sensing our apprehension and the obvious signs of an "out-of-towner" came over and explained some of the specials that I had been straining my neck sideways to read. I went for the Shrimp creole with okra, peppers & ham in a rich tomato sauce over grits with a side of fried okra (can't get enough of it) and my fiance had the Fried green tomato BLT - we both ordered Sweet tea (which was just perfectly sweetened and not sugar with tea flavoring like some other places). No sooner did we order then the place just filled up - both in the inside and the patio outiside (it was in the 60's - got to love Charleston weather). The meals came out and I don't think I ever wolfed down food like that before - tears came to my eyes with every bite - brillantly seasoned, just a hint of heated spice and the side of okra was a meal in itself. I kept picking at the fried tomato in my fiance's sandwich, the remoulade on it was tasty. We had to order dessert after all that - finally after much pomp, I had my piece of Buttermilk Pie, which oddly reminded me of DC's Vidalia's reknown Lemon Chess Pie but way creamier. We also got the Hot Bread Pudding and I've got to tell you that short of the Gumbo Shop in New Orleans, that it was the real deal. The place might be a converted barbershop but they know what they're doing in there. The service was supreme and the atmosphere had no airs about it. We'll be back when we move down there in 3 weeks...yes we will.

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★★★★★

On a quiet afternoon in early December, my fiance and I stopped by for our last lunch before driving back to DC. The place was empty aside from 2 tables that were on dessert, so we took our time perusing the menu and the waitress sensing our apprehension and the obvious signs of an "out-of-towner" came over and explained some of the specials that I had been straining my neck sideways to read. I went for the Shrimp creole with okra, peppers & ham in a rich tomato sauce over grits with a side of fried okra (can't get enough of it) and my fiance had the Fried green tomato BLT - we both ordered Sweet tea (which was just perfectly sweetened and not sugar with tea flavoring like some other places). No sooner did we order then the place just filled up - both in the inside and the patio outiside (it was in the 60's - got to love Charleston weather). The meals came out and I don't think I ever wolfed down food like that before - tears came to my eyes with every bite - brillantly seasoned, just a hint of heated spice and the side of okra was a meal in itself. I kept picking at the fried tomato in my fiance's sandwich, the remoulade on it was tasty. We had to order dessert after all that - finally after much pomp, I had my piece of Buttermilk Pie, which oddly reminded me of DC's Vidalia's reknown Lemon Chess Pie but way creamier. We also got the Hot Bread Pudding and I've got to tell you that short of the Gumbo Shop in New Orleans, that it was the real deal. The place might be a converted barbershop but they know what they're doing in there. The service was supreme and the atmosphere had no airs about it. We'll be back when we move down there in 3 weeks...yes we will.

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I had the Grouper with baked cheese grits and greens for Dinner. Great lemon buttery sauce with the grits. Nice cozy atomosphere. A little pricey for dinner, maybe try lunch.

Stay away from the chocolate cake. Hmm the frosting was good but the cake itself kept crumbling off that I couln't get a nice grip with my fork. Not enjoyable.Very average, nothing spectacular at all about it.

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★★★★☆

I had the Grouper with baked cheese grits and greens for Dinner. Great lemon buttery sauce with the grits. Nice cozy atomosphere. A little pricey for dinner, maybe try lunch.

Stay away from the chocolate cake. Hmm the frosting was good but the cake itself kept crumbling off that I couln't get a nice grip with my fork. Not enjoyable.Very average, nothing spectacular at all about it.

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We live a block away from this highly touted restaurant and have been several times because our guests have always heard of it and want to try. Honestly, I'm not a big fan. The food is only average, there are better southern restaurants and at a lower price, unfortunately most aren't downtown. My biggest gripe is that there's nothing on the menu to really get excited about, everything is just kind of plain. With that being said the service has always been friendly and the atmosphere is just what you would expect. If you're craving southern food, Boulevard Diner, Gullah Cuisine, and Salt and Pepper in Mount Pleasant all have better food.

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★★★☆☆

We live a block away from this highly touted restaurant and have been several times because our guests have always heard of it and want to try. Honestly, I'm not a big fan. The food is only average, there are better southern restaurants and at a lower price, unfortunately most aren't downtown. My biggest gripe is that there's nothing on the menu to really get excited about, everything is just kind of plain. With that being said the service has always been friendly and the atmosphere is just what you would expect. If you're craving southern food, Boulevard Diner, Gullah Cuisine, and Salt and Pepper in Mount Pleasant all have better food.

Pros: location, atmosphere

Cons: overrated, dry biscuits, boring menu

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On a recent visit to Charleston, my husband, daughter and I decided to try out Hominy Grill. While a number of friends had recommended it, I had no idea how great it would be truly the best meal of the trip. What a relief to finally find a restaurant that offered the best of low country cooking without the pretentiousness of so many Charleston restaurants: shrimp and grits, shad roe, collard greens.and even fried chicken and some pretty incredible chocolate pudding for my two year old. Our waitress could not have been sweeter, sharing must see local sights/activities and making sure our daughter had plenty of toys to keep her entertained. I give Hominy Grill a big thumbs up!

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★★★★★

On a recent visit to Charleston, my husband, daughter and I decided to try out Hominy Grill. While a number of friends had recommended it, I had no idea how great it would be truly the best meal of the trip. What a relief to finally find a restaurant that offered the best of low country cooking without the pretentiousness of so many Charleston restaurants: shrimp and grits, shad roe, collard greens.and even fried chicken and some pretty incredible chocolate pudding for my two year old. Our waitress could not have been sweeter, sharing must see local sights/activities and making sure our daughter had plenty of toys to keep her entertained. I give Hominy Grill a big thumbs up!

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This morning was my last visit to the Hominy Grill. While the food was edible, Ive been much happier with breakfast at a Waffle House. Two slices of bacon, $2.95, nothing special, dry and barely warm. The two egg breakfast with grits. Grits tasted like instant grits, were running on the plate, and only about ? cup. Toast was stuck in the grits. Even more disappointing was the fact that a restaurant with their reputation did not address my complaint. I brought it to the waitresss attention as well as the hostess. Neither one felt it important enough to address my dissatisfaction with the breakfast. I realize that when you have customers waiting in line on a regular basis that they may not care if one customer is unhappy. If that is the case, then shame on them. There are too many other good restaurants in the Charleston areas.

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★☆☆☆☆

This morning was my last visit to the Hominy Grill. While the food was edible, Ive been much happier with breakfast at a Waffle House. Two slices of bacon, $2.95, nothing special, dry and barely warm. The two egg breakfast with grits. Grits tasted like instant grits, were running on the plate, and only about ? cup. Toast was stuck in the grits. Even more disappointing was the fact that a restaurant with their reputation did not address my complaint. I brought it to the waitresss attention as well as the hostess. Neither one felt it important enough to address my dissatisfaction with the breakfast. I realize that when you have customers waiting in line on a regular basis that they may not care if one customer is unhappy. If that is the case, then shame on them. There are too many other good restaurants in the Charleston areas.

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Southern chic, for those who like such things. Uninteresting space, uncomfortably crowded seating, and lots of posturing. Expensive and mediocre wine offering. Contrary to some reviews below, good food, but quite boring. The first course was cheaply done, and the entree decidedly lacking in flavor. On the whole, the food is comparable with what one might get from most any restaurant with a passing interest in freshness and presentation. To the establishment's credit, the service is attentive.

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★★★☆☆

Southern chic, for those who like such things. Uninteresting space, uncomfortably crowded seating, and lots of posturing. Expensive and mediocre wine offering. Contrary to some reviews below, good food, but quite boring. The first course was cheaply done, and the entree decidedly lacking in flavor. On the whole, the food is comparable with what one might get from most any restaurant with a passing interest in freshness and presentation. To the establishment's credit, the service is attentive.

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if you want some true southern breakfast, go to this place. their shrimp and grits are wonderful. i have only eaten here for brunch, but the meals are always great and they dont take too long to be served. it is a home like place with great southern hospitality. hard to park though, but only because everyone is there.

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★★★★☆

if you want some true southern breakfast, go to this place. their shrimp and grits are wonderful. i have only eaten here for brunch, but the meals are always great and they dont take too long to be served. it is a home like place with great southern hospitality. hard to park though, but only because everyone is there.

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We had a great dinner just before "Charlie" visited. The staff was attentive and the ambience outstanding. The patio was "old Charleston" and the food "Southern Comfort". We enjoyed this restaurant thoroughly and came highly recommended by our historic B&B the Cannonboro Inn.

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★★★★★

We had a great dinner just before "Charlie" visited. The staff was attentive and the ambience outstanding. The patio was "old Charleston" and the food "Southern Comfort". We enjoyed this restaurant thoroughly and came highly recommended by our historic B&B the Cannonboro Inn.

Pros: Great Southern Food, Great Staff, Ambience

Cons: , Dinner is pricey

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Banana and pumpkin bread good. Biscuits and gravy bland. Bottom layer of buttermilk pie had funny after taste. Bread and pie expensive. 2 slices of bread = $3.

2
★★★★☆

Banana and pumpkin bread good. Biscuits and gravy bland. Bottom layer of buttermilk pie had funny after taste. Bread and pie expensive. 2 slices of bread = $3.

Pros: Inexpensive, Good parking

Cons: , Some items expensive

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As a former resident of Charleston, I must highly recommend The Hominy Grill - especially for a WONDERFUL weekend breakfast!

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★★★★★

As a former resident of Charleston, I must highly recommend The Hominy Grill - especially for a WONDERFUL weekend breakfast!

Pros: value, service, quality of food

Cons: tables are close

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Try their sunday brunch, 'Shrimp a grits' a Charleston must. Also the eggplant sandwitch was a dlight.

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★★★★☆

Try their sunday brunch, 'Shrimp a grits' a Charleston must. Also the eggplant sandwitch was a dlight.

Pros: Outdoor seating, great food

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My wife and I are former residents of Charleston and The Hominy Grill is the best in town. Best bisquits and Sweet Tea in the Low Country, and the Shrimp and Grits are best in the South.

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★★★★★

My wife and I are former residents of Charleston and The Hominy Grill is the best in town. Best bisquits and Sweet Tea in the Low Country, and the Shrimp and Grits are best in the South.

Pros: Bisquits, Sweet Tea, Shrimp and Grits

Cons: Small, Long Wait on some day

 

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