There's nothing better than treating yourself to a good brunch with friends. It caters to the breakfast people AND the lunch people. Something for everyone!
But where do you find the best ones? We asked Yelp for the most popular brunch spots in every state — which they measured using an algorithm that looked at the number of reviews plus the star rating for every brunch spot on Yelp.
So here are 51 (Washington, DC, we love you too!) of the best places to grab brunch in the US. Get your share of savory egg dishes, mouthwatering pastries, and excellent drinks — straight from Yelp users who love brunchin' just as much as you do.
1. Snow City Cafe in Anchorage, Alaska
What keeps people coming back: The coffee.
“Coffee was just perfect. Don’t know how to describe coffee but let’s say I know it when I taste it.” —Trisha C.
“Everything tastes like your mom made it for you, and is served on colorful plates with kitschy mismatched mugs.” —Chelsea M.
2. Five Bar in Birmingham, Alabama
What keeps people coming back: The Bloody Mary bar.
“The brunch is outstanding as many have noted, and who wouldn’t agree when they see the array of options on the Bloody Mary bar?” —Matthew M.
“I believe the most popular brunch menu item is the chicken and waffles. The dark-meat chicken is some of the best in town. Each bite is filled with flavor and that awesome crunch. The walnut waffles complement the chicken perfectly.” —Henry M.
3. The Root Cafe in Little Rock, Arkansas
What keeps people coming back: Vegan food that tastes better than non-vegan food. (It’s true.)
“We’ve tried all of the vegan options over dozens of visits and never had a bad meal. ” —Brad B.
“After leaving, it’s all I could think about for the rest of the day! My omelette — dear God, my omelette — was to die for! Fried onions and peppers, the freshest-tasting eggs and cheese ever, and I added sausage. Envy me! It was the kitty’s titties! ” —Juliet H.
4. Prep & Pastry in Tucson, Arizona
What keeps people coming back: The mimosas.
“I got coffee, which was great, but the star drink of the show is, very clearly, the mimosa. I ordered both the Prickly Pear and the Prep Royale but preferred the Prickly Pear even though both were great!” —Jasmine S.
"The food is amazing. I had the Classic French Toast and the poutine (without the eggs) and sausage gravy. EVERY BITE WAS GLORIOUS." —Mike L.
5. Beach Break Cafe in Oceanside, California
What keeps people coming back: The coffee cake.
“The coffee cake is the best thing here. It is so freaking good, and I usually would never get coffee cake anywhere else. It is seriously to die for. I dream about it, lol. I have been here a couple times and it is the same quality every time.” —Katie S.
“If you want to experience that nostalgic, old-fashioned cafe with great food and service, then stop on by.” —John K.
6. Snooze in Denver, Colorado
What keeps people coming back: The breakfast tacos.
“Simple concept, executed well. Why aren’t all breakfast tacos this good?” —Guy S.
“The pancakes are glorious, and there is always a special pancake for the day. Most of the pancakes don’t even need syrup.” —Brian N.
7. The Corner Restaurant in Milford, Connecticut
What keeps people coming back: Malaysian pork and eggs.
“I would recommend this place for people who are willing to be a little food adventurous and try a creative breakfast dish.” —Courtney D.
“The best breakfast I’ve had anywhere in the world. I had the Malaysian pork and eggs. Well, OMG, it was perfect. Sunny-side-up eggs on tasty shredded pork on a crispy rice cracker with an amazingly flavorful sauce.” —Stephen P.
8. Le Diplomate in Washington, DC
What keeps people coming back: Poached eggs basquaise.
“Got the poached eggs basquaise, and it was super interesting and delicious! The polenta was very creamy. The prosciutto paired well with it, and the eggs were poached perfectly.” —Tiffany H.
“Le Diplomate is one of the rare A+ food AND service locations.” —Katarina S.
9. Blue Moon in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
What keeps people coming back: The fried green tomatoes.
“We started with the fried green tomatoes. They are stacked with pesto, goat cheese, and topped with onion jam. GONE in 5 seconds. Pesto + goat cheese = do I need to say more? So good.” —Antonia M.
“We both got the salmon eggs Benedict which came with sausage and potato hash. So. Damn. Good. Bravo! Brunch that is done right! I would definitely come back for another meal.” —Lana S.
10. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in Miami Beach, Florida
What keeps people coming back: Shrimp 'n' grits.
“The shrimp 'n grits — HOLY MOLY!!!!! This is THE dish to order. It has it all, presentation, color, and the taste was phenomenal!!! This is the dish I will order every time I come here!” —Ericka G.
“The fried chicken is to die for. I specifically get the gluten-free fried chicken, which seriously tastes exactly the same!!!! I can literally eat an entire portion on my own, and it’s A LOT. ” —Suley T.
11. Egg Harbor Café in Atlanta, Georgia
What keeps people coming back: The skillets.
“Everything on this menu is a delicious choice. Their eggs Benedict, yes. But their SKILLETS: They have changed the way I see breakfast forever. I essentially combine the Meaty Skillet with the Ultimate Skillet; you can customize what goes on your skillet of potatoes. Thank me later.” —Svetlana J.
“INCREDIBLE brunch! So many delicious, customizable, and healthy options.” —Megan S.
What keeps people coming back: Crepes.
“Found this spot on Yelp, and I don’t write reviews often, but after having a wonderful savory galette and a sweet Polynesian crepe, I knew I had to give it a full five stars!” —Christina W.
“This little cafe tucked off the main road is an absolute must if you want great coffee and AMAZING crepes.” —Mary C.
13. Pullman Bar & Diner in Iowa City, Iowa
What keeps people coming back: The croque madame.
“The Croque Madame was beautiful. There’s a reason it’s on Pullman’s website large. It tasted amazing! The mornay sauce was a creamy savory complement to the nutty gruyere and salty ham. ORDER THIS SANDWICH.” —Mike P.
14. Brick 29 in Nampa, Idaho
What keeps people coming back: The beef brisket.
“The food was amazing, the atmosphere was great, and the waitstaff went above and beyond! I can’t wait to go back!!!” —Kimberlee K.
“The beef brisket was cooked for 12 hours, so it melted in my mouth. Amazing.” —Lisa N.
15. HQ Howard Quintero in Chicago, Illinois
What keeps people coming back: The Green-Eyed Monster.
“Had brunch with the family and every dish was better than the first! The biggest hit was the Green-Eyed Monster.” —Angela S.
"The Green-Eyed Monster on the brunch menu is my favorite breakfast combination of all time.” —Tashika S.
16. Milktooth in Indianapolis, Indiana
What keeps people coming back: The walnut and Caerphilly cheddar grilled cheese.
“Every dish is obviously intricately crafted and executed flawlessly, then served on endearingly mismatched dinnerware. I had the walnut and Caerphilly cheddar grilled cheese, topped with a duck egg and black truffle honey. I can’t even. SO. GOOD.” —Lisal F.
"Full of perfect flavor and taste, your mouth and belly will not only thank you for the experience, but they will be eternally grateful. If you enjoy feeling good about what you eat and the experience of eating, do yourself a favor and find yourself here. ” —Herb Vincent P.
17. Doo-Dah Diner in Wichita, Kansas
What keeps people coming back: The Sunday brunch special.
“We did the Sunday brunch for $19.99 and it was outstanding. The buffet has all kinds of food and since that isn’t enough for Doo Dah, they also offer to make you about 7 different dishes. Get out! I had them make a crab cake Benedict and my son went with Monkey Bread. (We only picked 2 items, but you could have them make more.) Both were very good and the Monkey Bread was on another level altogether. ” —Brian B.
“We’ve been here several times for the Sunday brunch, which is the best I’ve ever had.” —Angie H.
18. Harvest Restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky
What keeps people coming back: The biscuit and gravy.
“You simply can’t go wrong here. Everything is delicious, fresh, and well made. I had the big ol' biscuit and gravy with a side of bacon, and I also tried the burger with the pretzel bun. Rich and incredible combo!” —James C.
“My goodness. We needed to try a new place for a wedding anniversary this year and took a gamble on Harvest. Best food gamble we ever made." —Glene M.
19. Commander's Palace in New Orleans, Louisiana
What keeps people coming back: The jazz brunch!
"I would recommend the jazz brunch hands down. The food was divine, the drinks were delicious, and the service was impeccable. A jazz trio comes around table by table so have a jazz song in mind when you go, they always ask for your requests." —Kailee T.
"Let me give you a word of advice for the weekend brunches......FAST!!! Starve Yourself!! Brunch is pretty much a three-course affair. So worth it, though." —David G.
20. In House Café in Allston, Massachusetts
What keeps people coming back: The Le Maroc crepe!
"I order the Le Maroc crepe, which had kiwi and strawberries inside drizzled with honey and powdered sugar. It was so sweet and delicious I loved it! It was so satisfying." —Ijeoma O.
"Why haven't I been here earlier?! If you're looking for a place to eat a nice-looking brunch and to chill/study/talk as if you're in your cozy home, In House Cafe is the place to check out." —Karen V.
21. Cava Mezze in Baltimore, Maryland
What keeps people coming back: The street corn!
"Did I eat something other than street corn at Cava Mezze? You bet I did. Were those other dishes delicious? You bet they were. Did they blow my fucking mind like the street corn? I think you know the answer." —Mary Anne D.
"This place is awesome. I'm from Ohio and have now been twice. To give you an idea of how good the first time was, I moved my vacation fought schedule around to make sure we could make it to Sunday brunch here." —Jake G.
22. Bayside American Cafe in Portland, Maine
What keeps people coming back: The lobster Benedict.
“I had the lobster benedict. I opted to up the home fries to veggie home fries and was glad I did. I ended up with a beautiful plate of colors and flavors as the veggie home fries is really a veggie hash! The benedict was great; the lobster tasted fresh and was cooked perfectly!” —Mark K.
“Hyped for a reason. Came here for brunch on my first visit to Portland. Mango mimosa was large and refreshing, and the lemon blueberry French toast was dynamite.” —Emilie M.
23. Dime Store in Detroit, Michigan
What keeps people coming back: Duck Bop Hash.
“The Duck Bop Hash was a unique blend of Korean bulgogi and the traditional breakfast potatoes entree. It had marinated shredded duck with a perfectly fried egg over a bed of pickled carrots and radishes. This was all stacked onto diced potatoes. Drizzled with Sriracha on top, it was fantastic!!!” —Linda L.
“I got the sausage hash and my husband got the bacon and avocado omelet. The ingredients were fresh. I loved my hash. It had fresh peppers and onions mixed with sausage and 2 eggs on top. It didn’t have gravy or anything heavy mixed in. Just good fresh food served with an English muffin.” —Hannah B.
24. The Kenwood in Minneapolis, Minnesota
What keeps people coming back: The Kenwood Burger
“Thick slab of juicy beef with a delicious fried egg on top, melted gruyere cheese, smoked pork belly, butter lettuce. Crispy, amazing thick-cut French fries. This is the burger that Red Cow’s Manhattan 2.0 wants to be when it grows up. They’re both excellent but The Kenwood is something extra special.” —Catherine C.
“You might notice a lot of the reviews here talking about the mastery that is The Kenwood Burger, and I am going to add to that chorus because that thing is f’ing leeeeggiiitttt omg. Every bite was just an explosion of burger and pork belly and gruyere and egg done just the right amount of runny and I’m thinking about it and drooling all over again. That burger is dangerous!” —Elizabeth R.
25. Egg in Saint Louis, Missouri
What keeps people coming back: El Cerdo.
“My El Cerdo was carnitas, potatoes, spinach, corn and jalapeños all topped with two perfectly poached eggs. I’m a sucker for any entree that features jalapeños as one of its main ingredients. As I was ending to the bottom of my El Cerdo, they brought me a couple of housemate tortillas to soak up all the juices at the bottom of my dish. It was good to the last drop.” —Steven B.
“I absolutely love Egg. It’s my new favorite breakfast spot, by far. The menu isn’t huge, but it's different than the typical pancakes and eggs. My husband surprisingly loved the menu too, even though he is quite the picky eater.” —Audrey J.
26. Cotton Blues in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
What keeps people coming back: Any dish with shrimp.
“Food was INSANE. I mean, really the best grub in town, hands down. We had the pimiento bacon cheeseburger with fries that came with a BBQ ketchup. Superb! But let me tell you, the NEW ORLEANS BBQ SHRIMP. BEST EVER!” —Haley T.
“My husband ordered the quail and I had shrimp and grits. Both were excellent! I really liked the greens my husband had as I ate half of them! The homemade bread was also delicious.” —Judy D.
27. Burns St. Bistro in Missoula, Montana
What keeps people coming back: Biscuits and sausage gravy.
“One of the best biscuits and gravy I’ve had, and I’ve ordered it across the south! The bacon is amazing, it’s like they found a way to convert pork into candy. Eggs were cooked perfectly. Portions were very generous, especially for such a good price!” —Mike H.
“This is our fourth visit and we’ve been yet to be disappointed. I had the Veggie Browns today and they were amazing! Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, squash, home fries, four cheeses and topped with an over-easy egg. I added a side of their to-die-for candied bacon. Great coffee!” —Beth D.
28. Sunny Point Café in Asheville, North Carolina
What keeps people coming back: Shrimp 'n' grits.
"This place encapsulates Asheville culture. Everything on the menu is absolutely outstanding and you can go wrong with nothing. Best shrimp and grits hands down. Try it!" —Kyle B.
"Shrimp 'n grits is always a go-to favorite and house speciality. The sauce is somewhat like a creole sauce, and the shrimp are decent size. This is definitely a must-try dish!" —Jenny B.
29. Lucky's 13 Pub in Fargo, North Dakota
What keeps people coming back: The Benedicts.
"This place is by far the best breakfast place in Fargo! My fiancé and I ordered the Walleye Benedict and the Breakfast Egg Sandwich and both were absolutely amazing. I also had the BLT Bloody Mary which was on point! Not only was the food delicious but the staff was also great!" —Sammi O.
"They have a huge burger selection to chose from. My wife had the regular burger and fries. I had the mushroom and Swiss with fries. Both were amazing!" —Ryan L.
30. Lot 2 Restaurant and Wine Bar in Omaha, Nebraska
What keeps people coming back: Chicken and waffles.
"I enjoyed the chicken and waffles. The chicken tenders were tender, cooked well, and very crispy the way I like it. They had a maple syrup that was great and a gravy that was to die for. Every bite had a punch to the taste buds, and I wish I could come back sooner!" —Long N.
"I go here almost every week for brunch. I have had the oatmeal, the poutine, the French toast, and the chicken and waffles. Their chicken and waffles are the best I've ever had." —Lauren G.
31. Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
What keeps people coming back: Bibimbap.
"I've had the bibimbap which is a wonderful combo of flavors and so well prepared. It can be a busy spot but well worth it. We love this place and go as often as we can when we're in Portsmouth." —Erica J.
"Great spot for brunch. Had the chicken bibimbap. Very good. Wife had the Iris Benedict, which was also very good. Good selection of breakfast cocktails and fun informal atmosphere." —Chris F.
What keeps people coming back: Chicken pesto omelet.
"They offer a complete brunch experience. No matter your food preference, they have options for everybody and a very detailed menu. You won't regret coming to this place, it might even become your favorite." —Erick S.
"We've been here before so we had to come back for breakfast. They have a very creative menu. The Chicken Pesto Omelette is unbelievable." —Frank M.
33. The Grove Cafe & Market in Albuquerque, New Mexico
What keeps people coming back: The jam.
"All the ingredients were fresh and delicious. The French crepe pancakes are the best I have ever tasted. Poached eggs on ham and sandwiches are a hit! Take some raspberry jam home with you!" —Nell C.
"I love that it's fresh and that they try and stay local as much as possible. Their eggs Benedict makes my stomach so happy, and the kale salad and strawberry jam are as close to perfect as I've ever tasted." —Morgan C.
What keeps people coming back: Chicken 'n' waffles.
"My all-time favorite item is their Jerkin Chicken and waffles. The waffles are crispy, and the spices of the crispy juicy jerk fried chicken smothered in the spicy syrup is unbelievable. If you've never tried it, it's a must." —Rick P.
"The food is unique and the flavor is amazing! Everything was delicious! All the staff were very cordial." —David H.
35. Il Bambino in Astoria, New York
What keeps people coming back: Paninis.
"The best panini place in town! Had their chorizo with truffle panini! Perfection!" —Krissy T.
"Il Bambino. You beautiful, beautiful creation. In my opinion, nothing beats a perfectly crafted panini. And friends, Il Bambino take their panini crafting seriously." —Samantha F.
36. Maplewood Kitchen and Bar in Cincinnati, Ohio
What keeps people coming back: The hashes.
"The portions are huge! Everything tasted fresh. My favorite was probably the hash, but the berry syrup that comes with the pancakes is pretty bomb!" —Rachel D.
"I got the breakfast sandwich. This was the whole reason I had decided on the place. SIXTEEN BRICKS CIABATTA (aka the best), Goetta, egg, lightly dressed greens, cheddar, garlic aioli and a tomato jalapeño jam. Talk about a wonderful, beautiful, flavorful creation." —Samantha G.
37. Cafe Kacao in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
What keeps people coming back: The pancakes.
"Amazing brunch spot! A truly hidden gym in OKC. We ordered the Nutella banana pancakes which are out-of-this-world amazing." —Roy Y.
"I got the Creamy Cilantro Burrito with Chorizo and my husband and mom got the Cobanero Omelette. For me, the chorizo in the burrito was just the right amount of fiery, and was perfectly balanced by the herbaceous cilantro sauce." —Tanya G.
38. Screen Door in Portland, Oregon
What keeps people coming back: Cheese grits.
"Had the Oyster po'boy with a side of cheese grits. I LOVE cheese grits and these were bomb. I highly recommend getting this side! The po'boy was also very good. I loved the crispy onions that come with it and the oysters were fried well." —Christina C.
"Both the service and vibe of this place was endearing and fun. To be handed a plate of CANDIED BACON by the table next to us so we can try a piece was such a random act of kindness that we couldn't refuse no matter how bizarre it was. When in Rome, right? Sweet, salty, and really rich — one bacon was sinfully plenty." —Marissa S.
39. Café La Maude in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
What keeps people coming back: Parisian Za.
"One of the best brunches I've had in a while. I had the Parisian Za, which consisted of an open-face croissant (with ham, goat cheese, avocado, caramelized onions, and jalapeños), 2 eggs, potatoes with caramelized onions, and a petite salad with fresh fruit. It was presented beautifully, clean, and bright." —Sandy H.
"Cute place and amazing food! The GREEN SHAKSHUKA was AMAZING! Creamy, thick, and full of flavor. I'm surprised something with no meat at all could be this good!" —Neena J.
40. Nick's on Broadway in Providence, Rhode Island
What keeps people coming back: Eggs Benedict.
"Food was amazingly delicious and beautifully plated. I had the eggs Benedict and my son had an omelette; perfection! And the home fries...they have sweet potatoes mixed in. Mmm!" — Kristen A.
"First time here I got the eggs Benedict (my go-to) with chicken sausage. It was heavenly. My food literally melted in my mouth, and now it's watering just thinking about it." — Meg N.
41. Halls Chophouse in Charleston, South Carolina
What keeps people coming back: The lobster mac 'n' cheese.
“The lobster mac is the best I have ever had, and the bread pudding tops off an excellent meal.” —Brett N.
“I would travel to Charleston from San Diego just to eat here!” —Laura B.
42. Bros Brasserie in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
What keeps people coming back: The pork belly.
“The pork belly is singly the most amazing thing I’ve ever eaten in all my travels. I cannot overstate how amazing this dish is. If I could replicate this at home, I would probably never leave the house.” —Corey S.
“Wow, what an incredibly delicious place! Marcus was a terrific host, and the pork belly entree was like butter — soft and perfectly prepared.” —Greg W.
43. The Bitter Alibi in Chattanooga, Tennessee
What keeps people coming back: The fluffernutter.
"Amazing brunch. Check out the fluffernutter. Unique French toast with peanut fluff." —Mark N.
"My husband and I went here for brunch one Sunday a few weekends ago. We were HIGHLY impressed, to say the least. I got the breakfast burrito and mimosa, and it was so delicious!" —Laice L.
44. Jack Allen's Kitchen in Round Rock, Texas
What keeps people coming back: The chicken-fried chicken and beef rib.
"The food was delicious and fresh. We had the red chili fries for 1/2 off during happy hour, I had the chicken-fried beef rib, and hubby had chicken-fried chicken. We ended up sharing dessert too, and have no regrets as the Blondie pie was to die for. We will definitely be back!" —Kristina R.
"Speaking of food — woah! The menu is creative and funky...not your mother's cooking (in a good way). We have ordered from the menu as well as specials and have not been disappointed!" —Mary O.
45. Bake 360 in Draper, Utah
What keeps people coming back: The kouign-amann.
"Finally this morning I got a chance to go, and man, this place is really good. I got a morning bun and a kouign amann and they were both amazing. Perfectly flakey and crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside." —Samantha W.
"YUMMYYYYYYY!! My boyfriend and I LOVE this place, and it has now become one of my favorite breakfast places. We have tried a few items in the breakfast menu now and loved every single one of them." —Olivia K.
46. Perly's in Richmond, Virginia
What keeps people coming back: The Benny Goodman.
"The menu isn't humongous, but it was filled with mouthwatering options. I opted for the Benny Goodman. Our food came out pretty quick despite how busy it was. OMG, SO GOOD! My dish tasted amaaaazing from the potato latkes down to the dill hollandaise. It should be renamed to Benny Goodness! Bahaha cheesy, I know." —Jenni P.
"This restaurant is a hidden gem! I have eaten here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and each time I have been very impressed with the food!!! And I can tell that others enjoy this place too because usually it's a full house! I highly recommend this place to everyone!" —Olivia B.
47. Penny Cluse Cafe in Burlington, Vermont
What keeps people coming back: The gingerbread pancakes.
"What really stood out were the pancakes. Gingerbread pancakes. Made with love, I could tell. And real Vermont maple syrup. Holy shoot. I'm not from Burlington, or the east coast. I wish I was so I could have these all the time. Go! And wait if there is a line! And order the gingerbread pancakes! Truly a remarkable meal." —Danielle M.
"Best place I've eaten in Burlington so far! No wonder locals highly recommend it." —Pamela R.
48. Tilikum Place Cafe in Seattle, Washington
What keeps people coming back: The Dutch baby.
"I wanted to order something I've never tried before so I ordered the Savory Dutch Babies and I do not regret it one bit." —Andrea T.
"It's like a family. Guests are welcomed so warmly. I am not accustomed to returning to the same restaurant two nights in a row...but I could not resist it this time." —Sheila L.
49. Blue's Egg in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
What keeps people coming back: The monkey bread.
"Where to start!? The monkey bread you see everyone else raving about is really that darn good. Make sure you get the crunk it sauce with it!" —Nicole S.
"This place rocks! BEST hash browns I've ever had, today tried the Stuffed Mushroom with Leeks and ohh how delish!!!" —John S.
50. Black Sheep Burrito and Brews in Charleston, West Virginia
What keeps people coming back: The huevos rancheros!
"My Huevos Rancheros were so good, I recently tried to replicate the dish at home. Outstanding!" —Mark C.
"Holy moly sooo freakin good!!! My mom and I were driving from Florida up to West Virginia and still had 2 hours to go so we stopped to grab lunch. I got the two kinds of vegetarian tacos to go. Supper yummy food and will come back again on another trip!!" —Rachel W.
51. Persephone Bakery in Jackson, Wyoming
What keeps people coming back: The croque madame!
"The Croque Madame did not disappoint. It was an open-faced breakfast sandwich with a perfectly fried egg on top. The bread was fresh, thick, and crusty. I have a high appreciation for great bread and really enjoyed the bread used for the Croque Madame." — Kelly D.
"The lavender lemon loaf was refreshing but their double chocolate chip cookies are heavenly. I would order them by the dozen the next time i'm in town." —Tangerine G.
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