Did you know that “brunch” dates back to the late 1800’s? Originally a Sunday affair, it proved a good way to get some extra hours of sleep after an eventful, social Saturday and nurse those nasty hangovers with delicious food (and perhaps another drink or two). Since it combines two meals, brunch may typically run from 9am to 2pm. After some in depth research covering the top rated places in Yelp and Google Trends, we’ve compiled a list of the Best Brunch Spots Across America! Happy brunching!
Alabama – FIVE
744 29th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
FIVE Birmingham is an Alabama favorite when it comes to brunch. This brunch spot is an example of quality over quantity with only 5 main courses on the menu at a time hence the name FIVE. Sink your teeth into the chicken and waffles-a classic- and the breakfast burrito does not disappoint. The drinks and the atmosphere are top notch and we have heard you have to try their Bloody Mary. Its a very popular spot due to its delicious food and live jazz music during brunch so book a reservation ASAP.
Alaska – Snow City Cafe
1034 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
Warm up in the hottest brunch spot in town, Snow City Cafe. Check it out for any breakfast craving you have. The pancakes are as big as the plate and the stuffed french toast got us simping with the strawberry butter on the side. The green eggs and ham are as tasty as they took in the Dr. Seuss books! Perfect family friendly environment and vegetarian options as well!
Arizona – Snooze, an A.M Eatery
15054 N Scottsdale Rd #110 D1B, Phoenix, AZ 85254
Ya SNOOZE ya lose if you do not visit this Arizona brunch spot. The banana bread funky monkey french toast is a must have just based on the name alone. They have pancakes but not just any pancakes…the pineapple upside down pancake. They have the perfect brunch patio to catch some rays and take cute pics. Seasonal options are the reason people go back so check out their new menus each season to see what they offer!
Arkansas – Tusk & Trotter American Brasserie
110 SE A Street, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712
Which came first? The chicken or the egg? Believe it or not, that is a brunch dish offered at Tusk & Trotter with fried chicken over easy egg. The brunch vibes are immaculate with a rustic, hipster feel to it. Try the Arkansas fritters to really get the full Arkansas feel. They even have carrot cake flavored waffles, insane right!! Craving the food here at the moment, try out this popular place.
California – Breakfast Republic
7141 Santa Monica Blvd #500, West Hollywood, CA 90046
STOP what your doing and get the breakfast bacon Mac N Cheese omg. This place has awesome brunch and has many locations all throughout California. The options are endless when choosing pancake and french toast flavors including a smores flavor. The regulars enjoy the chilaquiles which is mexican style eggs. Theres something for everyone on this menu please go here it rocks.
Colorado – Bacon Social House
2434 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
A Classic brunch spot in Colorado with all the breakfast staples. Their famous dish of Boozy french toast is something you def need to sink your teeth into! They are also known for their wide selection of sizzling bacon including candied, chile lime and applewood bacon, I am speechless. You can not forget about the chicken waffles here as well.
Connecticut – Rooster Co
1076 Main Street, Newington, CT, 06111
Need some brunch shots??? Rooster Co got you covered with their pancake, jelly donut and cinnamon toast crunch shots. Besides drinks, they have amazing chicken and waffles that are crave-worthy. They have fun themed omelettes and amazing Eggs Benedict. They even have rotisserie brunch chicken.
Delaware – Governor’s Cafe
144 Kings Hwy SW Ste 1 Dover, DE 19901
A great brunch location opposite of the governors house, its a charming restaurant with that old house feel. You need to try the seafood omelette. The crab cake sandwich is so yummy and the french toast is to die for. Try the egg sandwich as well. A very satisfying brunch place with exceptional service.
Florida – Tap 42
1411 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Tap42 is the best place to get brunch in Florida with multiple locations. They have more brunch options including southern fried chicken and waffles, green eggs and the hangover egg sandwich. If you want more of a lunch item you have to get the hyped up Prohibition Burger and they also have oven baked shrimp mac n cheese. This place has it all and has a different food for whatever your palette is craving.
Georgia – South City Kitchen (Atlanta)
3350 Peachtree Rd NE Suite 175, Atlanta, GA 30326
You have to try this brunch place in Atlanta known for their classic southern brunch and cute outdoor seating with live music and just a great atmosphere overall. Fried chicken is their speciality and it could be ordered alone or with a waffle for the classic chicken and waffles. The King Biscuit has an XL biscuit with eggs on it. They have many southern sides you can choose from. Make it a priority to go here to get that southern feel.
Hawaii – Koko Head Cafe
1145c 12th Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816
If your a local or even traveling to Hawaii, head over to Koko Head Cafe. People rave about their brunch skillets which really sets them a part from other brunch places. If you’re in a french toast mood get the cornflake french toast that will have you in love. The breakfast bruschetta is also awesome. Aloha!
Idaho – Abracadabras
2040 Channing Way, Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Abracadabras has stolen the hearts of locals with their tasteful menu of brunch foods. Their cereal captain crunch french toast is so unique and delicious. Bananas foster pancakes are another favorite here. Large portions that are 100% worth it. The omelette is great if your in an egg mood. Check it out!
Illinois – Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe
130 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
Order the signature berry bliss pancakes and the chocolate banana bread french toast. If you are in Chicago this is a must try spot! Try out the classic Eggs Benedict too and they offer brunch skillets as well. The windy city has all the brunch you could imagine at Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe. They even have smoothies and lemonades too
534 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203
Skillfully made brunch at Milktooth in Indianapolis. Their top brunch food on the menu is Sorghum Glazed Bacon. The Dutch Baby pancakes are also a fan favorite that is strawberry flavored with strawberry rose jam. The Sweet tea fried chicken is amazing with an egg on top.
1312 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Americana calls their brunch bombshell brunch and they are not kidding! Step One you choose 4 courses including eggs, various breakfast casseroles, pancakes, mac n cheese, french n toast sticks all the classics. Step Two is ordering as many additional courses that you want. They even offer a build your own Bloody Mary station. So if you like a variety of choices go to Americana for poppin brunch!
Kansas-The Brass Onion
5501 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66223
The Brass Onion brings a southern brunch feel in Kansas with their classic Mr Bs Fried Chicken, shrimp and grits and mac n cheese. Their Brass Onion Burger is an insane burger and it has the restaurants name in it thats how you know its bomb. They got chicken n biscuits, chicken n waffles and southern classic sides so delicious!
Kentucky – Le Moo
2300 Lexington Rd, Louisville, KY 40206
Tater Tot Casserole, yes please! Their pigs in a blanket and grit cakes are yummy as well. The brunch burger is delicious too. The brunch menu selection is excellent with excellent drinks on it as well. Get the chicken and waffles if you like to stick to the brunch staples.
Louisiana – Copeland’s
3851 Pecanland Mall Dr, Monroe, LA 71203
Copelands is a huge brunch chain in Louisiana you can’t miss! Their menu selection is huge so everyone will love something. There is fried chicken of course, all sorts of pasta, shrimp and grits, and brunch fries. The Big 3 is popular, which is any choice of meat, 3 eggs, and a biscuit the perfect breakfast. Bottomless mimosas are available too. So if you want breakfast food or if you want more of a lunch food, Copelands has a huge selection you can choose from.
703 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102
Get the Mother Cluker which is fried chicken, buttermilk biscuit, gravy and cheddar curds a power combo in Portland, Maine! The BBQ pulled pork eggs is another unique brunch option, so yummy! Moral of the story their brunch specialities are to die for!
Maryland – Moco’s Founding Farmers
12505 Park Potomac Ave, Potomac, MD 20854
French toast, biscuits and gravy, Eggs Benedict, southern fried chicken, crab cakes what more could you want?? The Glazed Bacon Lollis are so interesting and flavorful that you can share with a friend. Another shareable food is Uncle Buck’s Beignets which is fried dough filled with sauce and you can choose from raspberry, chocolate or caramel.
Massachusetts – Sonsie
327 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115
Located in Boston, The eggs benedict is all the rave at sonsie. They have avocado toast, banana french toast, pizza, breakfast sandwich, and so much more. They have great drink specials to order for a huge party too.
Michigan-Rochester Brunch House
301 Walnut Blvd, Rochester, MI 48307
Welcome to the brunch house which has the most beautiful peanut butter french toast. Their specialties are cool and my favorite is the huevos rancheros which is mexican style eggs. As well as the cinnamon roll pancakes with icing on top. Their dishes are all beautiful looking you have to see it for yourselves and great tasting.
Minnesota – Hells Kitchen
80 S 9th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Hells kitchen is HOT for brunch and Lemon Ricotta Hotcakes are just a taste of it; they even won awards. They are that good. They have scrumptious waffles, tater tots, egg specials, hells chicken, mac n cheese. This place is fire for brunch.
4500 Interstate 55 North Frontage Rd, Jackson, MS 39211
Char is great for brunch known for their award winning crab, shrimp, and andouille gumbo. Main courses are custard fried french toast, classic chicken & waffle, sin city BBQ shrimp. It specializes in old favorites with their own twist for brunch.
Missouri – Summit Grill
520 W 75th St, Kansas City, MO 64114
The Farmhouse burger is one reason you should visit Summit Grill for Brunch. This place is perfect to get ready of the sunday scaries. They have nashville chicken but they also have breakfast items like biscuits and gravys, breakfast tacos, biscuits, you name it. They are generous with poritions and is an awesome brunch place.
Montana – Montana Club
4561 N Reserve St, Missoula, MT 59808
Montana Club is a gem for hungry foodies. Located in several locations across the treasure state, the restaurant offers a true taste of the Northwest sure to satisfy any palate! The Montana Club prides itself on enticing restaurant goers with classic American dishes elevated by a uniquely Montanan twist. For brunch, the options range from traditional mouthwatering staples like creamy Egg Benedicts and french toast to the Cattleman’s Club Special featuring choice angus sirloin and farm fresh eggs– a Montana Club exclusive. Whether you are looking to indulge in classic brunch staples or branch out and try some Montanan specials, Montana Club is the place for you.
Nebraska – Early Bird Brunch
3824 Farnam St Suite 120, Omaha, NE 68131
What’s better than a boozy brunch that packs a punch? Known for its lengthy list of exciting cocktails and unique take on traditional brunch essentials, the Early Bird is a favorite for Nebraska locals. The classic breakfast table brawl of savory vs sweet is a nonissue at Early Bird Bruch as there are over 50 entrees to choose from. From donut kabobs and tater-tot poutine to maple old fashioneds and bloody marys, this brunch spot is for adventurous eaters.
Nevada – Bacchanal Buffet
3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Eating with your eyes has never been so rewarding, in fact it is a crucial skill for diners of this Nevada brunch buffet. Bacchanal Buffet, located centrally within Las Vegas’s iconic Caesars Palace hotel, is the largest buffet in Las Vegas. The extraordinary buffet features dozens of international cuisines and 15 daily chef specials– the Bacchanal Buffet is truly a “buffet for all tastes”.
New Hampshire – Oak & Grain
853 Pleasant St suite d, New London, NH 03257
Oak and grain has influenced and inspired cuisine in New England cuisine. With seasonal and regional recipes this brunch spot features a menu with locally sourced and elevated options. Dishes at Oak and Grain are multi-layered with careful attention to the details that will keep foodies coming back for more. I mean how good does shaved prosciutto, brie cheese, portobello mushrooms served with roasted tomatoes and aged balsamic reduction sauce sound for an early moring culinary adventure? Give this place a try for a next level brunch!
New Jersey – Project Brunch
357 U.S. 9 South, Englishtown, NJ 07726
The Project Brunch is a New Jersey Favorite that takes comfort food to the next level. Project Brunch offers the classic brunch essentials like benedicts, omelettes, pancakes, and waffles but if you’re ever feeling extra they have got you covered with options like the Mac Daddy. The Mac Daddy features waffle stuffed with pulled pork filled with bacon mac n cheese and topped with jalapeño infused syrup! Are you kidding?! The restaurant offers variations of these waffle sandwiches including roast beef, buffalo chicken, and more. If you are looking for comfort food with a twist, add this place to your list!
New Mexico – Tia B’s La Waffleria
3710 Campus Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
La Waffleria is a sweet and savory dream. The homemade waffles served at La Waffleria are experimental and full of flavors that pay homage to Albuquerque’s Native American and Spanish roots. One of the savory waffle options, the Tostada, features a waffle made from a base of corn masa and topped with black beans, calabacitas, chiles and guac meant to mimic the taste of the traditional Latin American tostada. Sweet waffle options include interesting flavor combinations like Blue Lavender, Bombay Coconut and Peach Cobbler! Needless to say, Tia B’s is must for mouthwatering waffles.
New York – Cantina Rooftop
605 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036
Modern Mexican dining with a view! Cantina Rooftop is located in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood on the west side of Manhattan. When visiting the rooftop make sure to save space for a little something sweet, because you are going to want to try the restaurant’s Tres Leches French toast! Brioche bread topped with mixed berries and mascarpone cheese and maple syrup– Whats not to love?
North Carolina – Famous Toastery
330 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Known for its hospitable dining experience fueled by southern charm, Famous Toastery is the perfect brunch spot for diners with any and all tastes. From sandwiches and omelettes to waffles and flapjacks, famous toastery has got it all. Stop by for all of your brunching needs!
North Dakota – Brew Bird
30 N University Dr Fargo, ND 58102
Nebraska’s home for funky fried chicken! Known for their chicken tenders and sandwiches, Brew Bird’s Brunch specials include chicken sandwiches, chicken and waffles, specialty burgers and more. The restaurant serves delicious vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, and nut free options to accommodate those with dietary restrictions.
Ohio – The Pearl
641 N High St Columbus, OH 43215
A seafood lover’s dream! The pearl offer’s seafood whichever way you like it. If you are in the mood for raw oysters and clams they have it or if you prefer parmesan baked clams and a low country shrimp boil that can also be arranged! They also offer exciting unique cocktails like their lifeline, which includes hennessy, chai liqueur, beedictine, fresh mint and velvet falernum. Set sail on average brunch restaurants and visit the Pearl– Your tastebuds will thank you later.
Oklahoma – Dilly Diner
402 E 2nd St, Tulsa, OK 74120
Oklahoma’s favorite diner! At Dilly’s breakfast is served all day and brunch every Saturday and Sunday featuring breakfast options with a home-cooked flair. Chicken Fried steak and eggs, breakfast sandwiches, waffles and “griddle cakes” (just to name a few).
Oregon – Salty’s on the Columbia River
3839 NE Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97211
Located on Columbia River, Salty’s is a city favorite. Known for its pristine variety and quality of seafood, Salty’s offers brunch staples such as egg benedicts, crab cakes, shrimp and grits and biscuits and gravy, but takes things up a notch with the addition of freshly sourced seafood! Salty’s is a sleek yet friendly environment with amazing food, if you are in the Portland area looking for the best of the best brunch– this is the place.
Pennsylvania – Grand Concourse
100 W Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
You are not going to want to miss Grand Concourse’s Sunday buffet brunch! The restaurant offers over ten different protein options ranging els to prime rib and pit smoked ham. The restaurant also offers waffles, pancakes, fresh donuts, and banana fosters! Thankfully, at Grand Concourse there is no shortage of variety making it a restaurant sure to please everyone!
Rhode Island – Chapel Grille
3000 Chapel View Blvd, Cranston, RI 02920
This is the FUN brunch spot you have always wanted to visit. With animated character inspired decor and exciting innovative bruch options, the self proclaimed “brunchy-est bruch that ever brunched a brunch”, located in Providence Rhode Island is a must stop! The restaurant offers a list of routinely updated daily specials. Benedicts, hashbrowns, waffles, french toast, egg wraps and more! You name it Julians has got it.
South Carolina – Soby’s
207 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
Craving the nostalgia of a home cooked meal this weekend? Soby’s is a true of the south and continuously elevating their dishes by reimagining southern cuisine. Stop by for brunch on saturdays to try Sob’s shrimp and grits, fried chicken and biscuits, deviled eggs, fried green tomato benedicts or any of their other dishes– you will not regret it!
2801 S Louise Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Fresh Mexican influenced brunches made from scratch daily?! Say no more– Chevy’s Fresh Mex offers the works. Papaya-marinated steak, shrimp and crab eggs covered topped with avocados and habanero and churro pancakes. To add to the excitement, Chevy’s also offers bottomless mimosas and bloody mary’s for under $15! Drop by this weekend to get yours.
Tennessee – Biscuit Love
316 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Biscuit Love, is keeping spirits high with their extensive list of options savory biscuits. Whether you are in the mood for a spicy fried chicken biscuit or a biscuit filled with eggs, gravy and country ham. For a biscuit love twist on a patisserie classic the bonuts are a a must! Biscuit dough fried to perfection, tossed in sugar and topped with mascarpone whats not to love?
Texas- Barney’s Brunch House
5480 FM 423 #700, Frisco, TX 75034
In brunch they trust!! Voted the best brunch in downtown Fort Worth, Barney’s adds their own twists to brunch staples like benedicts and pancakes. Feeling adventurous? Make sure to try the pancake sample, where diners can choose three signature pancakes to indulge in! There is something for everyone at Barney’s and that includes drinks. If you are feeling like breaking outside of the norm Rose champagne lemonades are in order!
Utah – Piper Down Pub
1492 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
On the weekends we brunch pub style! Stop by the piper down pub in Salt Lake City for brunch classics and $1.50 mimosas! This Irish pub has a host of options with both classic and vegan brunch menus. To make the most of this uniquely Irish brunch experience make sure to try the Henry The VIII! The Henry the VIII feature eggs, grilled bangers, bacon, tomatoes, baked beans, scotch eggs and more!
Vermont – The Friendly Toast
86 St Paul St, Burlington, VT 05401
Brunch tacos, donuts, quiche and much more– we can toast to that! One of the many the Friendly Toast’s signatures is the Avo Toast featuring two pieces of toast topped with arugula and everything bagel aioli on one and tomato, cheese, pickled onions and Chimichurri on the other. The Brunch spot also features an abundance of specialty bloody marys and mimosas.
Virginia – Lulu’s American Restaurant
21 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219
Serving brunch Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm Lulu’s is the place to visit for a classic brunch in Virginia! This spot offers everything from florentine’s and benedict’s to french toast and waffles. If a sweet treat for brunch is your thing, make sure to try Lulu’s re velvet waffles, topped with pecan cream cheese and strawberries!
Washington – Sterling’s
890 George Washington Way, Richland, WA 99352
With over 100 variations to choose from Sterling’s in Washington is a brunch-goers dream. The menu features elevated versions of the classic bacon and eggs with various available meat selections, several twists on biscuits and gravy, crepes, wraps and more. Sterlings allows visitors to step outside of the Seattle brunch scene and try themed dishes inspired from cuisines across the country with their omelette-bases wraps. Sterlings is open for reservations monday- friday with varying hours!
West Virginia – Table 9
40 Donley St, Morgantown, WV 26501
Stop by Table 9 in West Virginia for a traditional brunch! This spot offers the brunch staples such as eggs, homefries, benedicts and more. Make sure to visit Table nine for brunch and libations on sunday’s from 10am to 2 pm.
Wisconsin- Bassett Street Brunch Club
444 W Johnson St, Madison, WI 53716
The Bassett Street Bruch Club is the place to stop for all thighs brunch in Wisconsin. They have all the classics and more! For the best of both sweet and savory options on their menu give the fried chicken and a donut a try. The chicken and a donut features a fresh made from scratch glazed donut topped with buttermilk-fried chicken and coated with a honey and scratch glaze– a recipe sure not to disappoint.
Wyoming- Montana’s Rib and Chop House
2415 Grand Ave, Laramie, WY 82070
Montana’s Rib and Chop House has got the meats! They offer the classics but the real game changer is the restaurants’s house specials often featuring a selection of premium steaks! If you are in the area, make sure to try the steak and eggs or chicken fried steak for a real taste of Wyoming’s twist on classics where the best of the best in terms of quality elevates these brunch staples.