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The Best Brunch Spot in Every State

Move over, breakfast! For endless mimosas and hearty egg dishes, here are the best brunch spots in the country.

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SpringHouseSpringHouse

Alabama

SpringHouse, Alexander City

Kicking off the best brunch list is Spring House, a rustic eatery led by James Beard semi-finalist Rob McDaniel. The menu is constantly changing, but you can always rely on its “simple and honest” Southern breakfast staples.

Here’s Joanna Gaines’ secret to a perfect Southern biscuit.

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Snow City CafeSnow City Cafe

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.

Learn how to make perfect poached eggs at home.

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Food at TanzyTanzy

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.

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Eleven At Crystal BridgesEleven At Crystal Bridges

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.

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Bakery counter at RepubliqueRepublique

California

République, Los Angeles

Walter and Margarita Manzke are some of the brightest culinary stars in 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.

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Denver Biscuit Co.Denver Biscuit Co.

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.

Learn all about DDD host Guy Fieri’s favorite foods (they’re off the hook).

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Elm City SocialElm City Social

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.

(Elm City Social is “nacho” only way to eat chips! Here are 20 nacho recipes for snack lovers.)

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Deerfield Golf ClubDeerfield Golf Club

Delaware

Deerfield Golf Club, Newark

On Sundays, the golf course and wedding venue turns into a bruncher’s paradise. Dubbed “Delaware’s Best Brunch Experience,” Deerfield boast a table of fresh seafood along with crisp, chili-infused bacon and an Instagram-worthy doughnut wall.

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S3S3

Florida

S3, Fort Lauderdale

Short for “Sun, Surf and Sand,” S3 serves up some scrumptious brunch. Indulge your sweet tooth with S3’s bacon-toffee monkey bread, which is served hazelnut fluff gelato.

Don’t miss our best recipes from the Sunshine State.

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Chicken and The EggChicken and The Egg

Georgia

Chicken and The Egg, Marietta

At Chicken and The Egg, brunch is not a one-course kind of meal. This Georgia gem offers plenty of pre-brunch bites, including pimento cheese fritters and black-eyed pea hummus.

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Hau Tree LanaiHau Tree Lanai

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.

Don’t have a trip to Hawaii on your calendar? Take a “taste-cation” instead.

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Brunch menu at ForkFork

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.

(Idaho also has one of America’s best farm tours.)

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Longman & EagleLongman & Eagle

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.

Ever wonder how a tire company (Michelin) got into the restaurant-rating game?

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Eggshell BistroEggshell Bistro

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 10 coffee roasters.

Find the best coffee shop in your home state.

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Americana sandwichAmericana

Iowa

Americana, Des Moines

There’s no shortage of options at Americana’s weekend Bombshell Brunch. Guests can choose from over 40 options, including a stop at the grilled cheese station and a mashed potato bar.

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Urban TableUrban Table

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.

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Eggs at HarvestHarvest

Kentucky

Harvest, Louisville

Travel + Leisure called Louisville one of the best brunch cities in the country. There are so many great brunch places to choose from, but we have a soft spot for Harvest. This award-winning spot has a helping of three-cheese grits that is the epitome of #FoodGoals.

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Brennan'sBrennan's

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. (Make your own Bananas Foster with this recipe.)

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Eventide Oyster Co.Eventide Oyster Co.

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.

To take on lobster at home, here’s our best recipe plus a step-by-step guide.

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Artifact CoffeeArtifact Coffee

Maryland

Artifact Coffee, Baltimore

Why limit brunch to the morning? Artifact Coffee lets you enjoy breakfast or brunch all day long! Order a boozy D.I.Y. Espresso and hearty cereal made with local grains.

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Saltie Girl interiorSaltie Girl

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.

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Gandy DancerGandy Dancer

Michigan

Gandy Dancer, Ann Arbor

Take brunch to the next level with Gandy Dancer’s Sunday buffet. Available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., you’ll have your choice of eggs, pastries and much, much more.

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Spoon and StableSpoon and Stable

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.

We wonder if they’ll ever have a breakfast hotdish special.

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Bravo! omeletBravo! Restaurant & Cafe

Mississippi

Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, Jackson

With a slew of accolades from TripAdvisor, OpenTable and Yelp, stopping by Bravo! is a no-brainer. For brunch, embrace the restaurant’s Italian roots with a cheesy and delicious breakfast pizza.

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Café SebastienneCafé Sebastienne

Missouri

Café Sebastienne, Kansas City

For a meal and a show, head over to Café Sebastienne. Nestled in the Kemper Art Museum, you can enjoy the currant scones and au courant art all in one visit.

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Cat coffee mugThe Fieldhouse

Montana

The Fieldhouse, Billings

There’s something for everyone at Ben Harman’s family-friendly restaurant. The young ones will love Loaded Tater Tots, covered in bacon and egg yolks, and adults can unwind with a mimosa bucket.

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Le BouillonLe Bouillon

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.

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GiadaGiada

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.

Here’s where to find Giada’s other restaurant.

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Native Coffee + KitchenNative Coffee + Kitchen

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.

(You should be drinking kombucha. Here’s why!)

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Tops DinerTops Diner

New Jersey

Tops Diner, East Newark

Established in 1942, Tops Diner is known for its comfort food breakfast. To try a little bit of everything, order George’s Combo Special, which features two eggs, smoked applewood bacon, home fries, sausage and pancakes.

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Tune-Up CafeTune-Up Cafe

New Mexico

Tune-Up Cafe, Santa Fe

At first glance, Tune-Up Cafe looks like any other restaurant, but Time Out has called this a brunch spot to watch. So what’s good here? The huevos rancheros are severed with chile sauce and a melted layer of Jack cheese. Yum!

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Balthazar interiorBalthazar

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.

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Print Works BistroPrint Works Bistro

North Carolina

Print Works Bistro, Greensboro

OpenTable named Print Works Bistro one of the best brunch spots of 2018. We’re already craving the sausage and roasted tomato omelet, made with goat cheese, potatoes and fresh basil.

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Kroll's DinerKroll's Diner

North Dakota

Kroll’s Diner, Bismarck

North Dakota draws a lot of its food inspiration from German culture—so it’s no surprise the hearty menu at Kroll’s Diner is a crowd favorite.

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The Greenhouse TavernThe Greenhouse Tavern

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.

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Museum CafeMuseum Cafe

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.

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Tasty n SonsTasty n Sons

Oregon

Tasty n Sons, Portland

Who says you have to have waffles or eggs during brunch? Chef John Gorham’s menu has plenty of dishes inspired by his travels, but his cheeseburger is a favorite among the brunch crowd.

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High Street on Market breadHigh Street on Market

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.

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Blueberry waffleThe Grange

Rhode Island

The Grange, Providence

Vegetarians, this one’s 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.

Never heard of shakshuka? Here’s the classic version.

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Poogan's PoochPoogan's Pooch

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 than40 years. You can’t go wrong with a Southern classic like waffles and fried chicken or shrimp and grits.

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All Day CafeAll Day Cafe

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.

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Pinewood SocialPinewood Social

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!

Here are the best hangover cures to try if you can’t make it to Pinewood Social in a time of need.

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La CondesaLa Condesa

Texas

La Condesa, Austin

At La Condesa, Chef Rick Lopez marries Mexican street food with brunch. Favorites include duck fat braised potatoes and huevos Condesa, complete with a homemade tortilla, fried egg and poblano chiles.

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Brunch at Oasis CafeOasis Cafe

Utah

Oasis Cafe, Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City’s Oasis Cafe uses fresh ingredients to whip up some brunch classics, like coffee cake and fluffy buttermilk pancakes. Eat on the flower-laden patio when you have the chance!

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Rustic Roots brunchRustic Roots

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.

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French toast at Lulu'sLulu's

Virginia

Lulu’s, Richmond

Lulu’s is known to be packed on the weekends but trust us: It’s well worth the wait. Once you’re seated, get the best brunch ever started with a round of homemade bloody Marys.

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PalisadePalisade

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.

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Bluegrass KitchenBluegrass Kitchen

West Virginia

Bluegrass Kitchen, Charleston

A mimosa is a mimosa, right? Not at Bluegrass Kitchen. This Charleston spot makes its drinks with bubbly Cava. Go ahead, pair it with a deep-dish quiche (made with local eggs).

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Close-up of bakery itemsGraze

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.

Is Wisconsin cheese really the best?

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The Busy Bee CafeThe Busy Bee Cafe

Wyoming

The Busy Bee Cafe, Buffalo

Tucked in Buffalo’s Occidental Hotel, the Busy Bee Cafe has been a local gem since 1927. If you’re looking for a dish that will keep you full until dinner, try the Occidental French Toast, which Thrillist says is a big as a prairie dog. Now that’s a meal!

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