The Best Brunch Spots Across America
Move over, breakfast! For endless mimosas and hearty egg dishes, here are the best brunch spots in the country.
Alaska: Snow City Cafe, Anchorage
This Anchorage restaurant might serve more poached eggs than anywhere else in Alaska. In fact, some people say Snow City Cafe poaches an average of 100 eggs per day! Eat like the locals by ordering a Kodiak Benedict made with King Crab Cake.
Arizona: Tanzy, Scottsdale
Scottsdale takes its brunch very, very seriously. Case in point: Tanzy. This brunch spot was created by three-time James Beard Award winner Sherry Yard. Everything’s good here, but we recommend ordering a “Brunch Box.” It’s one entree plus your choice of coffee, tea, juice or breakfast cocktail. While you’re on your taste-cation to the best brunch spots the nation around, be sure to stay at the most charming small-town bed and breakfasts in each state.
Arkansas: Eleven At Crystal Bridges, Bentonville
Located in the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, this restaurant topped OpenTable’s best brunch list in 2017. Try one of its signature dishes like the Lafayette, which consists of butter-toasted ciabatta bread with layers of country ham, Swiss cheese, and cheddar sauce.
California: République, Los Angeles
Walter and Margarita Manzke are some of the brightest culinary stars on the West Coast. On the weekend, you can enjoy a savory brunch at their Los Angeles restaurant, République. Sample the Kimchi Fried Rice, which is served with beef short rib, pickled radish, sesame seeds, and soft poached eggs. When you’re done with brunch, be sure to check out the best ice cream shop in each state, too!
Colorado: Denver Biscuit Co., Denver
This Denver spot has appeared on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and other Food Network shows. It took Drew Shader and his team six months to perfect the biscuits, so brunch here won’t disappoint.
Connecticut: Elm City Social, New Haven
Family style’s the name of the game at Elm City Social. It doesn’t get better than the Early Nachos: homemade potato chips, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs and a gooey layer of cheese. While you’re having food fun, check out what each state would look like designed out of food!
Delaware: Deerfield Golf Club, Newark
On Sundays, the golf course and wedding venue turn into a bruncher’s paradise. Dubbed “Delaware’s Best Brunch Experience,” Deerfield boasts a table of fresh seafood along with crisp, chili-infused bacon, and an Instagram-worthy doughnut wall.
Hawaii: Hau Tree Lanai, Honolulu
Located in the Kaimana Beach Hotel, this spot offers sweeping waterfront views and a delicious brunch al fresco. Order the Loco Moco, Hau Tree Lanai‘s unique blend of ground chuck, pork sausage, and corned beef hash. Line up your brunch reservation with the best festival in every state for a truly wonderful trip.
Idaho: Fork, Boise
For anyone who’s in Boise, you need to check out this farm-to-table favorite. Guests can make a custom Bloody Mary and/or mimosa before chowing down on the Dungeness crab scramble.
Illinois: Longman & Eagle, Chicago
Spending a long weekend in Chicago? Head out to the trendy Logan Square neighborhood and dine to the nines at Longman & Eagle. This Michelin-starred gem has a duck hash that’s love at first bite. Planning a special trip to one of these brunch spots? Here’s the best weekend getaway in every state to inspire your trip!
Indiana: Eggshell Bistro, Carmel
You can get a pipin’ hot cup of joe at any brunch spot, but Eggshell Bistro‘s blends are special. The restaurant partners up with Four Barrel Coffee, which is consistently one of the country’s top ten coffee roasters.
Kansas: Urban Table, Prairie Village
Torn between sweet and savory for brunch? At Urban Table in Kansas, you can have both! Its Waffle Sliders are a unique blend of cheddar cheese, over-easy eggs, morning potatoes, and bacon-praline syrup.
Louisiana: Brennan’s, New Orleans
You can’t go to the stylish French Quarter in New Orleans without checking out Brennan’s. A local institution since 1946, Brennan’s is famous for inventing the beloved Bananas Foster.
Maine: Eventide Oyster Co., Portland
You can never have too many lobster rolls in Maine. Eventide has a Lobster Roll Benedict that gives diners a brunch-worthy take on the classic dish. Before you book your trip to Eventide, be sure to book a stay at the best hotel in Maine (and every other state) according to customers.
Massachusetts: Saltie Girl, Boston
As the winner of the Boston Globe‘s 2018 “Munch Madness” competition, Saltie Girl is a no-brainer. You might never have plain toast again once you’ve had a helping of Snow Crab toast, complete with pistachios, stracciatella and, of course, avocado. While you’re traveling to all these brunch spots, be sure to check out the best free tourist attractions in every state.
Minnesota: Spoon and Stable, Minneapolis
There’s a reason why Thrillist named Spoon and Stable one of the best restaurants in the country in 2015. From red wine-poached eggs to mushroom tartine, this Minneapolis spot is packed with brunchy options. Oh—did we mention it has a crepe cake? It’s a gorgeous dessert made of (what else?) layers upon layers of crepes. While you’re traveling for the best brunch spot, stop in the most charming small-town destination in every state.
Nebraska: Le Bouillon, Omaha
Though Le Bouillon draws in crowds on any given night, its weekend brunch should not be missed. Order the kaiserschmarrn, a traditional Austrian pancake topped with berry butter, fresh fruit and whipped cream. Bring your whole family for brunch when you head to one of the best family travel destinations in every state.
Nevada: Giada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas is known for its unapologetic glitz—and brunch is no exception! Backed by celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis, Giada is home to great food and beautiful views of the Strip. To sample everything, order the brunch tasting menu. It gives you three starters, a choice of entree and dessert.
New Hampshire: Native Coffee + Kitchen, Rye
This relative newcomer gives brunch classics (like avocado toast and bagels with lox) an updated twist. Native also has nitro coffee and kombucha on tap. Rather stay in your own state for the best brunch instead of traveling for it? Make it an event with the best staycations in every state!
New York: Balthazar, New York
New York has delicious brunch spots in every neighborhood, but Balthazar is a favorite among tourists and locals alike. Tucked in Manhattan’s trendy SoHo neighborhood, Balthazar is a place to see and be seen—all while munching on a delectable homemade pastry.
Ohio: The Greenhouse Tavern, Cleveland
There’s no shortage of innovation at Greenhouse Tavern. The Tabasco-laden chicken and waffles would be a safe choice, but we encourage adventurous eaters to try the Face & Eggs, which is a roasted pig head with fried eggs. Taking a look at the best every state has to offer, why not check out the nicest places in every state?
Oklahoma: Museum Cafe, Oklahoma City
Located in Oklahoma City’s Museum of Art, the Museum Cafe is more than a tourist trap. This cafe landed a spot on OpenTable’s prestigious “100 Best Brunches in America” list for 2017. On Sundays, you can enjoy a plate of salmon lox tartine and bevy of boozy beverages.
Oregon: Tasty n Daughters, Portland
Who says you have to have waffles or eggs during brunch? Chef John Gorham’s menu at Tasty n Daughters has plenty of dishes inspired by his travels, but his cheeseburger is a favorite among the brunch crowd. Want to head out on a holiday? Find the best place to celebrate the Fourth of July in every state and make a weekend of it.
Pennsylvania: High Street on Market, Philadelphia
Who doesn’t love a good breakfast sandwich? With rave reviews from Zagat and Bon Appétit, this spot is known for its yummy breakfast sandwiches. Keep it classic with Bacon, Egg, and Cheese, or up the ante with the Hickory Town, a mouth-watering mix of bologna, mayo, fried onion, and Amish horseradish cheddar.
Rhode Island: The Grange, Providence
Vegetarians, this one is for you. The Grange is packed with a bunch of plant-based dishes. Even carnivores will love the Thai Shakshuka, which is eggs cooked in a flavorful tomato sauce topped with peanuts and cilantro. Want to make your brunch part of the perfect excursion? Find the most loved bookstore in your state and bring a new book with you.
South Carolina: Poogan’s Pooch, Charleston
Want a side of history with your brunch? Poogan’s Porch is located in a house that dates back to the 1800s and has been a hot spot for celebs and politicians for more than 40 years. You can’t go wrong with a Southern classic like waffles and fried chicken or shrimp and grits.
South Dakota: All Day Cafe, Sioux Falls
It doesn’t get any sweeter than Sioux Falls’ All Day Cafe. There’s one standout dish that’s coated in citrus rum caramel, vanilla bean whipped cream and fresh berries—no wonder it’s called OMG French Toast. Head out for a fun excursion after brunch and visit the best amusement park in your state.
Tennessee: Pinewood Social, Nashville
Pinewood Social serves up a cross between eggs Benedict and a Reuben sandwich. Many people call it the ultimate hangover cure!
Vermont: Rustic Roots, Shelburne
No trip to Vermont is complete without some maple syrup. At Rustic Roots, order yourself a plate of baked blueberry pancakes and pile on the Highland Sugarworks maple. Rustic Roots is only open Wednesday through Sunday, so plan ahead. Want something a bit heavier than brunch?
Washington: Palisade, Seattle
Talk about a meal with a view! OpenTable dubbed this a spot for the best brunch and the most scenic restaurant in America. Enjoy bottomless mimosas for $10 as you take in the stunning view of Elliott Bay. Just be sure you aren’t breaking the strangest food laws in every state while on your brunch extravaganza.
Wisconsin: Graze, Madison
The perfect brunch spot for cheese lovers. Start with an order of cheese curds, which get their gooey texture from being flash-fried in vodka, and then move onto a crispy breakfast sandwich made with gooey brick cheese. While you’re in Wisconsin, find out what frozen custard is, anyway, and why midwesterners love it so much.