The Best Brunch Spots In Every State

The Best Brunch Spots In Every State

Oh the divisiveness of brunch. Scorned by some as a symbol of opulence, a vulgar display of excess in an increasingly inequitable world, this hearty late breakfast is adored by its devotees and has become increasingly popular across America. Often heavy with eggs and sauces, meats one would never think to deep fry, waffles invisible under piles of toppings, brunch is that single meal that holds one over until dinner.

More than just a meal, brunch is an experience; a license to wake up late and celebrate that tardiness with other late-risers. Many bars and dinner restaurants offer a weekend brunch menu of fare perfectly suited to ease the pains of a long night out, often serving bloody marys and mimosas on the side. Sunday mornings in cities everywhere, friends and families gather together to enjoy this most soothing of feasts. (Looking for a less pretentious breakfast? Here is the best diner in every state.)

24/7 Tempo has compiled the best brunch spots in every state, using reviews and rankings from a wide range of websites, including Yelp, Eater, Open Table, Time Out, The Infatuation, Thrillist, Thrillist, Food Network, Spoon University, and The Daily Meal, as well as numerous local and regional sites. Some places on the list don’t serve “brunch” per se, but offer hearty brunch-style breakfast menus on weekend mornings, and in some cases all day long every day.

Eggs Benedict appears on many of the menus, often with specialty additions like smoked brisket, avocados, or grilled asparagus. Local takes on chicken and waffles or biscuits and gravy are also common. New York City’s famous Balthazar brasserie offers pan-seared halibut and grilled trout along with french pastries and more traditional breakfast fare. Fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits can be seen on multiple brunch menus around the South. (Here are the 35 best restaurants in the South.)

Source: Courtesy of The Noble South

Alabama: The Noble South
> Location: Mobile

Source: Courtesy of Snow City Cafe

Alaska: Snow City Cafe
> Location: Anchorage

Source: Courtesy of Indian Gardens Cafe & Market

Arizona: Indian Gardens Cafe & Market
> Location: Sedona

Source: Courtesy of The Buttered Biscuit Moberly

Arkansas: The Buttered Biscuit Moberly
> Location: Bentonville

Source: Courtesy of MeeMa's

California: MeeMa’s
> Location: Long Beach

Source: Courtesy of Cafe Miriam At City Park

Colorado: Cafe Miriam
> Location: Denver

Source: Courtesy of The Engine Room

Connecticut: The Engine Room
> Location: Mystic

Delaware: Legal Grounds Cafe
> Location: Wilmington

Source: Courtesy of Max's Table

Florida: Max’s Table
> Location: Osprey

Source: Courtesy of South City Kitchen Midtown

Georgia: South City Kitchen Midtown
> Location: Atlanta

Source: Photo by Danielle B. via Yelp

Hawaii: Hawaiian Island Cafe
> Location: Waimanalo

Source: Courtesy of Fork

Idaho: Fork
> Location: Boise

Source: Courtesy of Brunch Cafe Fox River Grove

Illinois: Brunch Cafe Fox River Grove
> Location: Fox River Grove

Source: Photo by Ken N. via Yelp

Indiana: Runcible Spoon Cafe & Restaurant
> Location: Bloomington

Source: Photo by Timmy T. via Yelp

Iowa: Americana
> Location: Des Moines

Source: Courtesy of Doo-Dah Diner

Kansas: Doo-Dah
> Location: Wichita

Source: Courtesy of DV8 Kitchen

Kentucky: DV8 Kitchen
> Location: Lexington

Source: Courtesy of Commander's Palace

Louisiana: Commander’s Palace
> Location: New Orleans

Source: Courtesy of Coffee ME Up

Maine: Coffee ME Up
> Location: Portland

Source: Courtesy of Iron Rooster Annapolis

Maryland: Iron Rooster
> Location: Annapolis

Source: Courtesy of Ellana's Kitchen & More

Massachusetts: Ellana’s Kitchen & More
> Location: Newton

Source: Courtesy of Rochester Brunch House

Michigan: Rochester Brunch House
> Location: Rochester

Source: Courtesy of Icehouse MPLS

Minnesota: Icehouse
> Location: Minneapolis

Source: Courtesy of The Chimneys

Mississippi: The Chimneys
> Location: Gulfport

Source: Courtesy of Hungry Hunter Restaurant

Missouri: Hungry Hunter Restaurant
> Location: Branson

Source: Courtesy of Jam

Montana: Jam!
> Location: Bozeman

Source: Courtesy of Railcar Modern American Kitchen

Nebraska: Railcar Modern American Kitchen
> Location: Omaha

Source: Courtesy of Zenaida's Cafe

Nevada: Zenaida’s Cafe
> Location: Las Vegas

Source: Photo by Conrad J. via Yelp

New Hampshire: The Bacon Barn
> Location: Londonderry

Source: Photo by Yunique C. via Yelp

New Jersey: JJ’s Diner
> Location: Egg Harbor Township

Source: Courtesy of Vick's Vittles Country Kitchen

New Mexico: Vick’s Vittles Country Kitchen
> Location: Albuquerque

Source: Photo by Wai-Yee L. via Yelp

New York: Balthazar
> Location: New York City

Source: Photo by Abby L. via Yelp

North Carolina: The Workman’s Friend
> Location: Charlotte

Source: Photo by Michael U. via Yelp

North Dakota: Darcy’s Cafe
> Location: Grand Forks

Source: Courtesy of The Blueberry Cafe

Ohio: Blueberry Cafe
> Location: Bellbrook

Source: Courtesy of Kitchen No. 324

Oklahoma: Kitchen No. 324
> Location: Oklahoma City

Source: Courtesy of Kingsland Kitchen

Oregon: Kingsland Kitchen
> Location: Portland

Source: Courtesy of Brunch - Conshy

Pennsylvania: Brunch
> Location: Conshohocken

Source: Photo by Victoria K. via Yelp

Rhode Island: The Rhody Hen Cafe
> Location: Pawtucket

Source: Courtesy of Long Island Cafe

South Carolina: Long Island Cafe
> Location: Isle of Palms

Source: Courtesy of Josiah's Coffeehouse & Cafe

South Dakota: Josiah’s Coffeehouse & Cafe
> Location: Sioux Falls

Source: Courtesy of Monell's Germantown

Tennessee: Monell’s Germantown
> Location: Nashville

Source: Courtesy of Lamberts

Texas: Lamberts
> Location: Austin

Source: Courtesy of Bambara

Utah: Bambara
> Location: Salt Lake City

Source: Courtesy of Butler's Pantry Breakfast

Vermont: Butler’s Pantry Breakfast
> Location: Stowe

Source: Courtesy of BRUNCH

Virginia: Brunch…
> Location: Richmond

Source: Photo by Kathy D. via Yelp

Washington: Tibbitts @ Fern Hill
> Location: Tacoma

Source: Courtesy of Terra Cafe

West Virginia: Terra Cafe
> Location: Morgantown

Source: Courtesy of Blue's Egg

Wisconsin: Blue’s Egg
> Location: Milwaukee

Source: Photo by Ana G. via Yelp

Wyoming: Eggington’s
> Location: Casper

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