To some, brunch is just another meal. To others, it’s the most important meal of the day. Especially on weekends and after long nights. Nothing beats waking up late, rolling out of bed, and heading to a fun spot to drink good coffee and eat great food. Here are the seven best brunch spots in Maryland, as ranked by Travel Magazine.
1. Moco’s Founding Farmers – Potomac
MoCo’s Founding Farmers in Potomac is owned by more than 47,000 farmers and is supplied by hundreds of family farms everywhere. The dishes are made with pure ingredients that honor the hard-working farmers that supply them. Try the Uncle Buck’s beignets, they come with raspberry, chocolate, and caramel sauces.
2. Gertrude’s – Baltimore
Gertrude’s in Baltimore does brunch on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and it’s definitely some of the best in the state. The menu is eclectic, with items like a Middle Eastern Platter with hummus and tabbouleh and the Back Creek Crab Quiche which is chock-full of crabmeat and fresh herbs.
3. The Food Market – Baltimore
The dishes at Baltimore’s The Food Market are drool-worthy, with a menu that features the likes of bruleed whole grapefruit, duck fat pancakes, avocado toast with pepper smoked salmon and whipped goat cheese, a fried oyster omelet, turkey sausage tacos, and tiramisu french toast. It’s comfort food taken up a notch.
4. Clyde’s – Chevy Chase
Clyde’s in Chevy Chase does brunch every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Their famous American Farmhouse Cheese Sampler comes with apple compote, honey walnuts, pecan-raisin bread. They also have a selection of eggs benedict to choose from, fresh salads, classic breakfast staples, and fun starters.
5. Iron Rooster – Annapolis
Iron Rooster in Annapolis is a favorite of many due to their fun take on American fare. The Waffle Burger is a beef patty on a waffle bun with lettuce, tomato, bacon, cheese, pickle chips, and garlic aioli. Their all-day breakfast includes a crab hash with asparagus and roasted red peppers and hot buttermilk pancakes with spiced maple bourbon butter.
6. Family Meal – Frederick
Breakfast at Frederick’s Family Meal is sure to hit the spot, with classic dishes like french toast with strawberries, a goat cheese omelet with caramelized onions and rosemary and garlic home fries, a breakfast sandwich, biscuits and gravy, and buttermilk pancakes with cinnamon apples. Their chicken pot pie fritters are made with Ritz cracker crumbs.
7. Woodberry Kitchen – Baltimore
The beautiful Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore has it all. Their delectable menu includes hot cross buns with raisins and blackcurrant jam, Chesapeake oysters, eggs in purgatory, and a vegetable flatbread with mushrooms, sweet potato, farm cheddar, and charred scallion cream cheese.