Glimpses’ favorite spot for breakfast, especially during the week when it is mainly just locals, is the Marina Variety Store Restaurant. General ly known by the shorthand, “The Marina,” its menu spans the range from traditional eggs and bacon, pancakes and waffles, to the much more special “Low Country Hashbrowns” or the “Famous Fried Green Tomatoes and Shrimp over Salty Mike’s Creamy Grits with 2 Eggs.” You’ll also find crabcakes, gator, pork chops and country fried steak.
They also make wonderful biscuits and have some of the creamiest grits around.
My favorite breakfast is a pretty simple cheese omelet, with extra-well done hash browns and rye toast. Just ask Bambi, a long time Marina waitress — all I have to say is that I want “the usual.” If I feel like tripping Bambi up, I go for the Lowcountry Hashbrowns or a sausage biscuit with a side of grits.
Check out the menu and see what you’d like. But also remember to peruse the daily specials, as they get pretty inventive!
No matter what you order, the Marina is a great spot. Despite it being the favorite spot for many a Charleston power broker, it’s super casual and one of the few restaurants that actually sits on the water. This was our view one morning:
What’s your favorite breakfast spot in Charleston?