Localvore, ethnic, sophisticated or festive: the Baltimore area has brunch ready for you

Because the Baltimore metro area is blessed with such a bounty of gorgeous produce, fresh seafood, a long history of welcoming different cultures and was traditionally a Southern state, we excel at the fine feasts that have become the American brunch scene.

Are you in the mood to try all kinds of things, a little bit (or a lot!) at a time? Restaurants like Donna's have well-curated buffets, mixing traditional bagels and fixings with some of their unique menu offerings.

Perhaps you're gathering with friends for brunch. Sampling some of the authentic ethnic food in the region can be extra fun in a big group, with each person getting a taste of something different! True Chinese dim sum served on carts rolled past diners is a weekend favorite at Ellicott City's Asian Court. Elegantly classic – but farm to fork – French cuisine in a beautiful setting makes for a special brunch at Tersiguel's.

For a brunch that's tasty and rowdy fun, Fell's Point's Slainte is the place to watch soccer and rugby with an Irish twist.

Alexandra's at Turf Valley
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With beautiful vistas of Turf Valley, the ability in good weather to head right out to one of two golf courses and a family-friendly brunch buffet, every Sunday feels like a special occasion here. That's why so many birthday parties, weddings...  Read More

East Baltimore
Bonjour Bakery
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The little purple house on Falls Road has seating inside and out, for the authentic French cafe experience. Start your morning shopping with a hazelnut coffee with extra buzz. If you come early enough in the morning, you'll have a chance to snag...  Read More

Neopol Savory Smokery
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The now very popular Belvedere Square Market – it's like a party in there day and night, all year long! – is home to Neopol Savory Smokery. The market has a limited number of tables and chairs in the market or just have everything packed up...  Read More

Donna's - Cross Keys
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Donna's feels like a restaurant you'd actually see in Italy. It's not frozen in time, but has evolved to incorporate neighboring Mediterranean countries' recipes, as well.

Thus, you'll see ingredients like lamb, feta, hummus and other outside...  Read More

Petit Louis Bistro
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Brunch at Petit Louis opens with fresh croissants, fruit preserves, unsalted French butter with sea salt served on the side in a little dish. For a change from Mimosas, try their house cocktail with sparkling wine and elderflower or go with...  Read More

Cardinal Tavern
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From the outside, Cardinal Tavern looks like what would have been dozens of little corner bars that dotted the once-working class neighborhood of Canton, catering to the shift workers of the canning companies.

Step inside and the atmosphere is...  Read More



Some in your party may be craving creamy and mild, while other seek savory and sophisticated for brunch. Tersiguel's prepares a wide range of French (and even French-Canadian!) delights.

For an impressive dish not likely to be tasted elsewhere...  Read More

Ellicott City
Asian Court
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Dim Sum is an ancient Cantonese-Southern Chinese style of morning/early afternoon eating. A collection of small plates designed to be paired with tea drinking first originated in the tea houses hosting weary travelers along the Silk Road.

Dim...  Read More

Slainte Irish Pub & Restaurant
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This is where you can always find an international sports fan-filled atmosphere, every day, starting at 7 am! And the party keeps rolling on, until noon on weekdays and 3 pm on weekends. Get things started with $13 bottomless Mimosas,...  Read More

North Baltimore
Miss Shirley's
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Miss Shirley's has three locations: the Inner Harbor, Annapolis, and Alonzoville – a neighborhood of Baltimore. Though fans have been begging them to serve dinner for years, perhaps they excel at brunch because they concentrate on daytime...  Read More