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Charlie’s Studio in Murrells Inlet is great for breakfast, lunch | Kicks Quicks

Charlie's Studio Cafe American Club
Charlie's Studio Cafe American Club

In the seafood capital of South Carolina, not everything has to be about seafood.

Charlie’s Studio Café celebrates breakfast and art in a charming atmosphere. Paintings by local artists cover the walls down to the tables, causing every glance to discover something new.

Charlie’s is known for their breakfast foods, but also has some great lunch options. This restaurant is definitely a local favorite with guests and employees chatting in-between runs to the kitchen. Being popular with locals doesn’t stop new arrivals either, with the occasional couple coming in and immediately commenting on the art that makes up the décor.

Depending on the time of day, the restaurant can be buzzing with activity or relaxed and laid-back. When they aren’t too busy, guests are often encouraged to choose a table they like best, either location-wise or if they’ve seen a table top they’re most drawn to.

Drinks will be quickly provided for those who know what they want, and some regulars can even place their orders right away. Their breakfast menu consists of all the good stuff, from omelets to grits, and even French toast. The café also cooks up some breakfast wraps, like the California that is filled with delicious fresh vegetables and feta cheese.

Guests can mix things up if they’d like, with all sides available at individual prices. The grits here are often talked about, but the home fries are also wonderful and crispy. It’s easy to tell that here at Charlie’s they work hard to use fresh ingredients and cook meals upon order.

Lunch options are mostly sandwiches and burgers, along with homemade soup and chili. The soup options change daily, a warm bowl of tomato soup with basil and parmesan one day and a broth-based soup the next.

The sandwiches can come on different breads such as white or rye, and with them, customers can enjoy fries or a bag of chips with their meal. The sandwiches, like the American club, are plenty to eat on their own though, with lots of filling stuffed in between the slices of bread.

Charlie’s also makes sure to cater to certain dietary needs, which means there are vegetarian options and even vegan choices. The servers will be happy to address any questions or concerns, so don’t be afraid to speak up.

This charming café has been around for quite a few years and has a nice local following. It’s also gathered a reputation for being a lovely place for the older generation, although there’s no way younger guests aren’t welcome. Anyone who enjoys beautiful art plus natural and delicious food will find something to love about Charlie’s Studio Café.

If you eat

What | Charlie’s Studio Café

Where | 5341 U.S. 17, Murrells Inlet

Hours | 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday

Info | café; 843-651- 7877