Top Choices for Brunch in St Petersburg/Clearwater

According to one theory, "brunch" was a term coined in Britain in 1895 by writer Guy Beringer to describe a Sunday meal for "Saturday-night carousers." Whether fact or fiction fortunately for us, people on this side of the "pond" seem to have run with it and have discovered that brunch affords a pleasant social gathering - as a group affair with friends and family, or simply as a quiet breakfast.

St Petersburg/Clearwater offers a host of options where you can "do" brunch. Iconic resorts such as Loews Don DeSar and Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club are logical places for combining elegance and class with bountiful brunch buffets in their signature restaurants, while cozy bistros like Frog Pond and Sweet Sage Café  (which even features a special menu for the dogs in your family) offer a blend of more home-style breakfast options.

The choices along these sunny shores are many. Whether you feel like dressing up - or down - you're sure to be satisfied with what you'll find. Fortunately, many of these eateries come with memorable ocean views!

St. Petersburg
O Bistro
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Tucked into a non-descript strip mall on Central Avenue, O'Bistro is a popular neighborhood eatery dishing up very tasty breakfast fare. The "signature breakfast collection," showcases several varieties of "Benedicts," such as Florentine, crab...  Read More

North Redington Beach
Sweet Sage Cafe
Photo courtesy of Sweet Sage Café

Deemed by locals and visitors alike as "beachy, but classy," a visit to the Sweet Sage Café would be worth it just for a chance to dip into the chocolate fondue fountain! Typical buffet selections include creamy scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon,...  Read More

Sea Salt St. Pete
Photo courtesy of Sea Salt

Situated in downtown St Petersburg's trendy Sundial Shopping Center, Sea Salt St Pete boasts a sophisticated vibe along with tasty cuisine. Brunch becomes an "event" thanks to a creative raw bar featuring fresh shrimp and oysters as well as...  Read More

Clearwater Beach
Sea Guini
Photo courtesy of Opal Sands Resort

Clearwater's newest resort is home to the chic Sea-Guini, where you can treat yourself to tempting palate-pleasers to kick-start your day. Popular basics include steel-cut oatmeal, stone-ground grits and a variety of cereals. For something more...  Read More

Rusty's Bistro
Photo courtesy of Sheraton Sand Key Resort

Attentive staff and good food pave the way for the popular weekend breakfast buffet experience at Rusty's Bistro, located in Clearwater's Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Heading up the varied menu is Executive Chef John Harris, who was recently...  Read More

Clearwater Beach
Caretta on the Gulf
Photo courtesy of Sandpearl Resort

Sunday brunch at this wonderful restaurant tucked into Sandpearl Resort is legendary. Sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico while you dine are just an added attraction. Whether you're craving a traditional breakfast or prefer to indulge in a...  Read More

St. Pete Beach
The Frog Pond
Photo courtesy of The Frog Pond

This St. Pete Beach favorite has been wowing locals and visitors alike since it opened in 1982. The family-friendly atmosphere and tasty food make it a good choice for brunch. While famous for its six-egg omelets and ample selection of eggs...  Read More

This popular Clearwater restaurant offers stunning harbor views along with tasty fresh seafood and a long list of local favorites. Sunday brunch is a "must" with an array of options including fresh seafood, sushi bar, oysters and fresh pasta, as...  Read More

Marchand's Bar & Grill
Photo courtesy of Marchand's

Located in the iconic Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, Marchand's Bar & Grill blends glimpses into the past with modern-day chic and a refined dining experience. The elegant setting with accents of marble and...  Read More

Sea Porch Café  - Don CeSar
Photo courtesy of Loews Don CeSar Hotel

Tucked into Loew's Don CeSar - one the area's venerable landmarks - Sea Porch Café offers a popular bountiful brunch on Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The champagne brunch buffet features traditional selections such as made-to-order omelets,...  Read More


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