Hominy Grill

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Cannonborough - Elliottborough, Charleston
248 Tips and reviews
  • grits
  • biscuits
  • chocolate pudding
  • breakfast food
  • fried green tomatoes
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  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarJuly 6, 2015
    Grab a Bloody Mary from the takeout window and wait because you'll want to eat everything inside. Shrimp and grits, chicken biscuit, pancakes of the day! You can get a short stack of pancakes btw!
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 19, 2015
    Eater National 38 member: This is a place worth returning to again and again to savor creamy she-crab soup laced with sherry, chicken bog (a kin of jambalaya), and gossamer coconut layer cake. Read more
  • Christina C.
    Christina ChinDecember 23, 2014
    Got veggie plate which was good. Wasnt that busy but went on a tues around noon. The choc pudding is hands down ridic. Never had anything like it before...so rich and smooth
  • Ponyboy
    PonyboyJuly 27, 2014
    The pumpkin bread is AMAZING!!!! The mimosa & the sweet tea is very VERY GOOD!!! The Charleston Nasty Biscuit is AWESOME (The gravy on it makes it so) but the sleeper is the fried eggplant sandwich!!!
  • Jinet N.
    Jinet NooniumAugust 27, 2013
    Friendly wait staff, great food. I can vouch for the Shrimp étouffée, Big Nasty, Mac n cheese (extra delicious), shrimp n grits (so flavorful), mile high biscuit with jam. It was all so good
  • Kelly L.
    Kelly LMarch 18, 2014
    Adorable little place that has authentic southern food, served with modern flair. Great sandwiches, fried chix looked ridiculous and a nice selection of specialty beers & cocktails. Great service!
  • Aditi C.
    Aditi ChaturvediMay 24, 2016
    As everyone has said, the charleston nasty biscuit and chocolate pudding are awesome. Plan to share or you'll have to be rolled out of the restaurant.
  • Brian H.
    Brian HerschaftMarch 14, 2016
    The best shrimp and grits on the planet, pimento cheese on pretzel bread and the chocolate pudding will blow your mind. I'm still shaking my head 😎
  • Christopher J.
    Christopher JohnsonAugust 5, 2012
    The sweet tea was amazing as well as the Big Nasty. Man vs Food was here and it is well worth it. The side dishes were to die for including the squash, tomato pudding and mashed sweet.
  • Jenna O.
    Jenna OdettFebruary 1, 2015
    A great option for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Big nasty is worth it, but lighter options including fried green tomatoes solid too.
    Upvoted Feb 23
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BellinghamAugust 18, 2010
    The Big Nasty Biscuit and Gravy is awesome. Try the fried green tomatoes. The sweet tea is one of the best I've had. This place has been featured on all the big Food and Travel shows.
  • Sara N.
    Sara NicolesDecember 8, 2014
    Great grits, biscuits, home fries, and brunch cocktails. About a 20-30 min wait for Sunday brunch. But service was quick and drinks were readily available at the window bar while waiting.
  • Todd O.
    Todd OmmenSeptember 15, 2016
    Visited here twice this week and loved it. Shrimp and grits are awesome, country breakfast great, but most of all a very friendly relaxing atmosphere, tremendous staff. Will be back!
  • Ab
    AbApril 11, 2015
    A concise menu with delish breakfast options. Put their Huevos Racheros in your mouth. The dinner menu is another story altogether. Food was more salted than seasoned. If that's your pref, go for it
  • Jamie
    JamieNovember 10, 2012
    Wow, the big nasty is amazing true southern food! Also, get the chocolate pudding for dessert. Great dark chocolate taste. Love the ambience, worth the long walk from the market!
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy SmallJanuary 11, 2014
    Delicious! Definitely try the She-Crab Soup - it's worth the trip for! Also tried The Big Nasty & Shrimp & Grits. End it all with delicious & light Buttermilk Pie!!
  • Cassidy
    CassidyDecember 25, 2014
    classic southern cooking. get the fried green tomatoes followed by the fried chicken and rib plate with collards and cheese grits and split it with a lucky friend
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisOctober 4, 2015
    Try the Fried Green Tomatoes - From lunch on Friday in Charleston. Nicely crisp, not too battered and tart green tomatoes. I liked these. (via @Foodspotting)
  • Jess K.
    Jess KilgannonMay 1, 2012
    Vegetarians, be aware: many of the menu items that appear veg-friendly are cooked traditionally with bacon. That being said, the pinto cakes are totally safe and absolutely amazing!
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Have a fluffy biscuit with your meal—either on the side or in a "big nasty biscuit" stacked with a fried chicken breast, cheddar cheese and sausage gravy. Read more
  • Charles K.
    Charles KochFebruary 26, 2014
    The dark and stormy is remarkable. Made with local ginger ale that's nice and spicy. Great way to start a meal (with fries green tomatoes, of course).
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealFebruary 22, 2011
    What could make a BLT better? Keeping the T's green and frying 'em up real good! Don't be discouraged if their apple butter isn't in season - they always keep a little extra in the back (hush-hush!) Read more
  • Justin R.
    Justin RowlandDecember 31, 2013
    Came for lunch. Grits were nothing special. Grouper special was good. Sweet potatoes were solid. Swordfish and sauce was terrific. They were out of their famous chocolate pudding. Great service!
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 30, 2012
    Hominy Grill is about as southern as southern can get. It’s a must stop for tourists and locals alike, which is a rare achievement for a restaurant. [Eater 18 Member]
  • Wanna See It All
    Wanna See It AllNovember 7, 2011
    Try the specials. (The strawberry pancakes were awesome.) or try the Big Nasty Make sure to check in with host or hostess before standing in line. Parking could be an issue. Read more
  • Jen P.
    Jen PMay 23, 2015
    The grits were nice and light. Fried chicken wasn't out of this world. Skip the jalepano poppers if you like spicy. Definitely get the shrimp and okra beignets.
  • Heidi C.
    Heidi CoghlanOctober 29, 2012
    A couple great vegetarian choices including these delicious pinto beam cakes served with a tangy relish. Try them!
  • Lily
    LilyJanuary 18, 2015
    Nasty biscuit is dope as are the hominy (as one might expect). Grab a bloody from the walk up window while you wait (there will be a wait).
  • Caroline B.
    Caroline B.February 18, 2013
    So yummy for brunch, but seriously packed most of the time. Call ahead or at least don't come famished! On Saturday and Sunday the wait is often an hour. Totally worth it though!
  • Joe C.
    Joe CJuly 25, 2015
    Holy crap. The biscuits and gravy here are amazing! Grits are, as expected, fantastic. Get the bloody Mary's!!!!
  • Kim B.
    Kim BuppMay 5, 2013
    The Big Nasty. The chocolate pudding. You'll be in a food coma with a giant smile on your face. Hominy is a local must! Definitely worth the wait.
  • The Tastes that Make the City
    The Maverick shrimp and grits are the best grits in Charleston, which is why it’s on our list of The Tastes That Make the City: Charleston. Read more
  • Michael D.
    Michael DollfusSeptember 1, 2013
    The previous recommendations to get the Big Nasty biscuit are dead on. It's fantastic. Add fresh ground black pepper rather than Tabasco, it compliments the sausage gravy better.
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 3, 2014
    Come hungry enough to order the Hominy Grill veggie plate, which means you get to pick four of the sides on offer that day. Read more
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisOctober 4, 2015
    Try the The Charleston Nasty - Fried chicken breast on a biscuit with cheddar cheese and sausage gravy. How can you go wrong? (via @Foodspotting)
  • WannaSee I.
    WannaSee ItAllMay 8, 2011
    Make sure to check in with host or hostess before standing in line. Parking could be an issue. The food was good, just the right amount of portion. The Big Nasty looks bigger on tv. Wannaseeitall.com
  • Athynia J.
    Shrimp and grits did NOT disappoint! Low country omelet was also great, as well as the she crab soup.
  • Odo
    OdoOctober 18, 2012
    Great Souther cuisine, love the shrimp and grits, the big nasty is the perfect breakfast, a must if you're in Charleston. Full review... Read more
  • Chris H.
    Chris HouckNovember 13, 2014
    The ginger pumpkin bread was perfect, the she crab had clean basic flavors however I got shelled. The Charleston nasty biscuit is definitely hang over worthy. Don't bother with the shrimp and grits
  • Carmen M.
    Carmen MagarSeptember 5, 2011
    The chocolate pudding should be called dark chocolate pudding. It's enough for four people, but you'll eat for two. A few hazelnut pieces on top would perfect it
  • Alex H.
    Alex HennesseyNovember 24, 2015
    The shrimp and grits, while more simple in preparation, are absolutely delicious. I stand by them!
  • Paula L.
    Paula LeeDecember 12, 2015
    Come with a friend for brunch and go splitsies on the Shrimp and Grits and the Charleston Nasty Biscuit.
  • Peter K.
    Peter KoepkeAugust 21, 2014
    Its famous for its brunch, be prepared to stand in line for a while on the weekend. Dinner here is one of my favorites in town.
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RuizMarch 9, 2014
    The food is amazing. Bog Shrimp, Big Nasty, shrimp grits, and 4 veggie platter.
  • Annie J.
    Annie JengJuly 7, 2013
    Whats all this hype about the chocolate pudding?? The hot fudge brownie is truly amazing!! Also, shrimp and grits is fabulous!
  • Lola O.
    Lola ODecember 6, 2014
    Their nasty biscuit is too delicious for words. Perfect serving of everything they put in there.
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisOctober 4, 2015
    Try the Picnic Sampler - Loved this! Shaved country ham, pickled okra, pimento cheese, garlic toasts. (via @Foodspotting)
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah G.May 27, 2013
    Deep friend cheese grits are a must. The chocolate pudding is super tasty, but plan to split it with someone!
  • Alejandra 🌻
    Alejandra 🌻December 6, 2015
    The pork belly sandwich is the most delicious thing is ever had. Best brunch ever
  • David H.
    David HinnantMarch 24, 2013
    Neither very big nor at all nasty, The Big Nasty was a knife and fork-worthy biscuit. The chocolate pudding is indeed what all the reviews say. Very much all-home-made and very tasty.
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