13 of America's Favorite Brunches

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Waffles from Beaker and Gray
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Beaker and Gray

Miami's Beaker and Gray restaurant offers a diverse menu that has Floridians smiling from ear-to-ear every Saturday and Sunday. Guests can decide between the cold nova lox, the savory waffle Panini or the sweet sourdough French toast.

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Pumpkin pancakes
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Tupelo Honey Cafe

Ever hear of mason jar dip? Well you can try it from the award-winning chef at Tupelo Honey Cafe in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dip the Idaho potato chips in "apple tahini & hominy" dip; blue cheese and bacon; Creole-roasted eggplant or pimento cheese. Other must-try meals: "Carolina Steak & Eggs," "Tupelo Shrimp & Grits" and the "Shoo Mercy Sweet Potato Pancakes." 

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Brunch at Lacroix
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Lacroix Restaurant at The Rittenhouse

Lacroix, an award-winning upscale restaurant in Philadelphia, is one brunch lovers can't miss. The menu—only available on Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm—offers sushi, caviar, grilled pineapple, Spanish octopus, "Foie Gras S'mores" and more one-of-a-kind meals. 

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Swordfish BLT
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Occidental Grill & Seafood

Head to Washington D.C.'s Pennsylvania Ave. for crab cake sandwiches, Mediterranean quiche, "duck and waffles" and more dishes from the award-winning executive chef, Jake Addeo of Occidental Grill and Seafood.

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Chicken and waffles
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Sweet Chick

Brunch at NYC's Sweet Chick is no joke. The restaurant, co-owned by Nas, has gained an abundance of attention with visitors such as rapper Joey Bada$$, actor Michael K. Williams and even celebrity chef Guy Fieri. The "rustic but modern" American comfort restaurant had chicken and waffle that'll give Southern cuisine a run for its money. 


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Eggs benedict
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Orlando, Florida, is filled with delicious brunch restaurants, but Slate takes the cake. Southern cuisine fans can't get enough of the buttermilk biscuits, fried green tomatoes, chicken and waffle sandwich and the "everything bagel sammy." 

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French toast
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Fooq's is in Miami's "Arts & Entertainment District" snug between downtown and Wynwood. Brunch items include the Persian salad (complete with shaved veggies and Dijon lime vinaigrette), Buccatini Carbonara and baked French toast (covered in berries and pistachios). Plus, its elegant interior makes for romantic brunch date.

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Hazelnut's Creperie

Charlotte's Hazelnut's Creperie has all things crepes, as the name suggests. From "The Maple Dream," filled with egg, cheddar and bacon topped with powdered sugar and maple syrup to the "Catalina," filled with chicken, Swiss cheese, mushrooms, red onion, avocado and jalapeno cream.

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Egg Restaurant

Who says brunch is limited to the weekend? Egg Restaurant in St. Louis serves up breakfast tacos, corn bread benedicts and morning margaritas Tuesday through Friday from 7 am to 2 pm.

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Casa Komali

Most Mexican restaurants aren't open for breakfast, but Casa Komali proudly serves modern Mexican cuisine for brunch right in the heart of Dallas. Drink yummy mojitios and dig into Tejhas Nachos, Huevos Rancheros and Brunch Chile Relleno. 

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Eggs benedict
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The Ruby Slipper Cafe

New Orleans' Ruby's Slipper Cafe has no shortage of Southern charm, offering "Big Easy Mimosas," BBQ shrimp and grits, catfish and grits, various "eggs-traordinary" eggs benedict dishes and some sugary French toasts and pancakes for your sweet spot. 


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Salmon smoked bagel at Lure
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You may need a reservation to try Lure's roasted Georgia shrimp and smoked salmon dishes. The trendy contemporary restaurant located in Atlanta's midtown is often packed with seafood lovers.  

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Breakfast spread
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The Friendly Toast

For the "most creative breakfast around" head to Boston's The Friendly Toast with entertainingly named menu items like "Egg-In-A-Hole," "Monte Cristo," "Kiss My Grits," "Doughnut Stop Believin'" and "The Steak Out."

By Jasmyn Snipes Louis

Brunch; where breakfast and lunch intertwine to create something magical. It's the reason many Americans look forward to the weekend.

We can't say when or how brunch became one of America's favorite pastimes, but we can say that it just makes sense. This goes out to all the brunchies who like their options sweet or savory. The following restaurants have absolutely nailed the breakfast-lunch-mash up.

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