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Charleston's Cafe

1039 Johnnie Dobbs Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC - (843) 856-7796
Posted By Michael Stern on 4/16/2015 7:08:00 AM
House motto: "Where Brunch Is Not Just On Sundays." The morning meal that is valid well after noon here includes eggs and grits, biscuits with sausage gravy, buttermilk pancakes, apple oatmeal pancakes, shrimp and grits, and eggs atop fried green tomatoes.

What attracts our attention are "Island Potato Casseroles." These are big meals built upon a bed of semi-crisp fried potatoes – here known as chippers. The toppings can include grilled chicken with cheese and hot peppers, spinach and bacon with Swiss cheese and hollandaise, and a vegetable medley. We loved our "Kiawah Casserole," in which the potato bed is heaped with sausage gravy and melted jack and cheddar cheeses. An excellent biscuit was served alongside.

Charleston's Café is also proud of its hash; and as hash devotees, we must say that the spicy tasso ham hash we ordered was terrific: rugged and chunky, at once spicy and sweet, topped with buttery fried eggs. Also on the menu are traditional corned beef hash, sweet potato / chicken hash, and salmon / red potato hash.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Island Potato Casserole
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This is the Kiawah Island Potato Casserole. At the left and right of the plate you can see the fried potatoes peeking out from under the blanket of sausage gravy.
"This is the Kiawah Island Potato Casserole. At the left and right of the plate you can see the fried potatoes peeking out from under the blanket of sausage gravy."
Michael Stern





Tasso ham is rare outside of Cajun Louisiana. It has a powerful flavor that makes wonderful hash well-accompanied by a drift of creamy grits (and a sweet poato biscuit in the background). The hash itself is mostly buried beneath the over-easy eggs. See the next picture for a detail of what it looks like.
"Tasso ham is rare outside of Cajun Louisiana. It has a powerful flavor that makes wonderful hash well-accompanied by a drift of creamy grits (and a sweet poato biscuit in the background). The hash itself is mostly buried beneath the over-easy eggs. See the next picture for a detail of what it looks like."
Michael Stern


A detailed view of the tasso ham hash. Spicy stuff!
"A detailed view of the tasso ham hash. Spicy stuff!"
Michael Stern


With the egg out of the way, you can see the shrimp, kielbasa, mushrooms, and potato chippers, all sitting in a spicy red cream sauce.
"With the egg out of the way, you can see the shrimp, kielbasa, mushrooms, and potato chippers, all sitting in a spicy red cream sauce."
Cliff Strutz


Charleston's Cafe's strip mall location doesn't inspire thoughts of great eating, but all that will change with your first bite of the food.
"Charleston's Cafe's strip mall location doesn't inspire thoughts of great eating, but all that will change with your first bite of the food."
Cliff Strutz



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