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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Richmond

Richmond, the capital of Virginia, shines as one of the jewels of the American south. The vibrant city has a rich history, blossoming cultural scene, and exciting culinary atmosphere. The best breakfast in Richmond plays an integral part, delivering hearty meals of Southern-style classics. But where do Richmond's smartest, savviest diners head to when looking for a meal to start the day? Welcome to our Tastemakers List. Here, we've gathered information from in-the-know diners to put together a list of the Best Breakfast in Richmond. From local diners cooking down-home favorites to upscale downtown spots with creative fusion foods, the Best Breakfast in Richmond has something for everyone. Grab a table and start the day off right!

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15 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:The Boathouse at City Point, The Stables, The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Seafood, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Richmond, Midlothian
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The Boathouse at City Point

$$$$
Seafood
Richmond
4.2
1816 reviews

The Boathouse is a relaxed restaurant and event space. It features prime seafood, a welcoming atmosphere, and some of the best breakfast in Richmond. Stop in and enjoy the exceptional views and upscale charm at the Sunday brunch dinner, with a menu full of brunch favorites. The Boathouse "eye-openers" provide a jolt to start the day. Go for the "lobstah bloody," a traditional Bloody Mary drink with the meat of a whole Maine lobster. Pair those drinks with some of the Boathouse's roasted oysters. These include oysters Rockefeller, oyster casino, or a "Green Goddess" roasted oysters. For a Southern specialty, try the Southern custard bread pudding French toast. It comes with cinnamon-bourbon peaches and whipped cream.


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The Stables

$$$$
Contemporary American
Richmond
4.8
1038 reviews

The Stables is a laid-back spot in downtown Richmond. It features prime Southern-American cuisine and some of the city's best breakfast. It's the perfect spot to go to after checking out the nearby Virginia Museum of History and Culture or the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The brunch menu is one of The Stables' highlights. Go for the "Fruity Pebble" French toast made with the breakfast cereal favorite. Diners should also try the shrimp and grits with stone-ground pimento cheddar grits and rich gumbo gravy. The maple strawberry pain perdu comes with a cinnamon whip and a choice of side. Grilled lamb lollipops and eggs feature a selection of side and toast.


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The Boathouse at Sunday Park

$$$$
Seafood
Midlothian
4.0
3392 reviews

The Boathouse at Sunday Park features some of the best breakfast in Richmond alongside incredible views. Grab a seat and some breakfast and enjoy the striking lookout on the water alongside the classic Southern fare. Brunch specialties on Sunday feature Southern favorites like shrimp and grits and eggs diablos. There is also a Boathouse Benedict with Canadian bacon, hollandaise, asparagus, and home fries. Brunch diners can also grab the Chesapeake omelet, featuring crab meat, country ham, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese.


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Helen's

$$$$
Contemporary American
Richmond
4.7
452 reviews

This local favorite has been an institution in Richmond for decades. A warm and welcoming restaurant, Helen's features Southern fare and its superb Saturday and Sunday brunch menu. Diners on the weekend can enjoy a chicken biscuit sandwich with sharp white cheddar, bacon, and black pepper honey. For a modern taste, try avocado toast with olive oil, salt and pepper, tomato, and wheat toast. The "classics" menu includes braised corn beef hash, steak and eggs, shrimp and grits, pancakes, and biscuits with sausage gravy. Grab one of Helen's famous Irish coffees to go alongside brunch.


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Tarrant's Cafe

$$$$
American
Richmond
4.3
2802 reviews

A former pharmacy is the location for this acclaimed Southern cafe on Broad Street in the heart of Richmond. Tarrant's features some of the best breakfast in Richmond, with a creative menu of Southern-style classics. The cheesy stone-ground grits with fried eggs, sausage, bacon, and broccoli is a standout. Another highlight is French toast Foster dipped in cinnamon-egg batter, grilled, and covered with fruit. The seafood crepes with shrimp, crab, and scallops come topped with Mornay sauce and served with a side of fruit.


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Millie's

$$$$
Contemporary American
Richmond
4.7
680 reviews

One of the most intriguing spots in the city, this diner-style local favorite offers up some of the best breakfast in Richmond. Full of classic diner-style, memorabilia, and flair, Millie's is a brunch-worthy spot with an eclectic menu. The "Mess"-es are a must-get at Millie's. These egg dishes come with packed with flavorful Southern ingredients. Try the "Devil's Mess," an open-faced omelet with spicy sausage, onions, garlic, tomatoes, and mild curry with white cheddar. There's also the "Castro's Mess," with Cuban spiced pork, onions, black beans, and crispy tortilla strips. The brunch sandwiches are also standout. Go for the grilled chipotle marinated chicken sandwich on a Kaiser roll, or the smoked, cured BLT.


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Stella's - Richmond

$$$$
Greek
Richmond
4.9
2182 reviews

This Greek spot in the heart of Richmond features some of the city's most creative brunch and breakfast dishes. Head into this stylish spot on Sundays for Greek-inspired takes on brunch favorites, like the "Lafayette." This dish features phyllo cups with poached eggs, sausage, and manouri cheese topped with vegetables and sundried tomato hollandaise. The Athens-authentic stirifi spanakopita with poached eggs comes Greek spiral style and topped with poached eggs. Don't miss the lamb skillet, with roast leg of lamb, sauteed onions, and potato topped with fried eggs.


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Metzger Bar and Butchery

$$$$
Contemporary German
Richmond
4.8
792 reviews

The upscale and authentic Metzger Bar and Butchery in the Union Hill neighborhood is the place to go in Richmond for authentic German food. Their acclaimed brunch menu delivers a Deutschland-inspired twist on American brunch favorites. Go for the Fuhstruck Brett, with charcuterie and cheese along with a pretzel roll, soft egg, fruit, and mustard. A pastrami sandwich features dill mayo, pickled peppers, and a pretzel roll alongside hand-cut fries. There is also the creative "Pretzel Benedict," with speck, kale, mustard beer cheese, and a soft egg. Pair your brunch selection with an imported German beer for the full experience.


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Saison

$$$$
Contemporary American
Richmond
4.7
795 reviews

This inspired downtown restaurant with an ever-changing and creative menu has some of the best breakfast in Richmond. Stop in for the Saturday and Sunday brunch to see what the chefs at this inspired bistro come up with. Highlights include small-plates dishes like charred eggplant, fried pork belly, scallop crudo, and chicken liver mousse. Try the lamb tartare, with za'atar bead, shallot, chive, mint, chili, and egg yolk. Pair your brunch selection with one of Saison's superb craft beers, like The Veil's Cat Cat Nap Nap double-hopped dry IPA.


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The Hard Shell - Downtown

$$$$
Seafood
Richmond
4.7
1436 reviews

One of the best seafood restaurants in Richmond, The Hard Shell is a sleek and upscale restaurant perfect for an excellent brunch meal. Pick from the raw bar for a seafood start to Saturdays and Sundays. The raw bar features Chesapeake, Big Island, and Chincoteague oysters and much more. There are also several seafood sandwich specials. These include the blackened tuna sandwich with pickled carrots, radishes, and cilantro. For a special brunch entree, try the fish tacos with fried grouper, pickled red cabbage, pickled pineapple, and jalapeno.


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Max's on Broad

$$$$
French
Richmond
4.5
2488 reviews

Max's on Broad is the perfect place for a Belgian and French-inspired meal before a day strolling Richmond's lush arts district. This luxurious modern-flavored bistro has a creative menu of Western European favorites. Those tastes combine with a southern Icon for the "Elvis Waffle," a traditional Belgian waffle with the King's favorites. The waffle features peanut butter, bacon crumbles, banana, and rum butter. Max's also boasts biscuits and gravy with house buttermilk biscuits, bananas Foster "pain perdu." For seafood, there is a Chesapeake omelet with lump crab.


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East Coast Provisions

$$$$
Seafood
Richmond
4.7
1388 reviews

A comfortable, upscale seafood bistro, East Coast Provisions offers some of the best breakfast in Richmond. Stop in on the weekend for the restaurant's acclaimed brunch. It features some modern twists on classic Southern comfort food. Try the "morning basket" for pastry brunch meal, with blueberry muffins, sweet potato biscuits, and honey butter. For some of the restaurant's celebrated seafood, go for the crispy fried Virginia oysters with grilled corn.


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LuLu's

$$$$
Contemporary American
Richmond
4.6
1841 reviews

A trendy, industrial-style spot in the city's Shockhoe Bottom neighborhood, LuLul's is a brunch-forward restaurant with a creative menu of breakfast favorites. The house-made Bloody Mary is a must-get. Try the "Bacon Bloody Mary" with a bacon stir stick, or the "Bloody Maria" made with tequila. The brunch menu's highlights include a fried chicken and red velvet waffle made with chicken breast, sausage gravy and two eggs. An Atlantic omelette comes with lobster, crab meat, cheddar, and hollandaise sauce. For a seafood taste of the south, go for the shrimp and stone-milled pimento grits with poached eggs, grilled asparagus, and ranchero sauce.


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The Daily Kitchen and Bar - Short Pump

$$$$
Contemporary American
Henrico
4.6
547 reviews

The Daily is an American bistro and restaurant with a focus on local Virginia and Chesapeake produce, fish, and meat. Head out to nearby Henrico to The Daily's "Short Pump" location for an extensive and varied brunch menu. Try some of the daily brunch pizza specials, like the mushroom and kale, "Fig & Pig," and barbecue chicken pies. There's also a health-forward "Power Breakfast." It boasts scrambled egg whites, chicken sausage, buckwheat pancakes, and berries.


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Hondos

$$$$
Steakhouse
Glen Allen
4.5
2388 reviews

This prime steakhouse in nearby Glens Falls also serves up some of the best breakfast in Richmond. Head out to the upscale Innsbrook Shoppes and dine at Hondos before a day spent shopping. Brunch favorites at the Hondos brunch include hickory bacon and traditional seafood Newberg. Hondos also features a carving station with prime rib and an omelette and egg station with all the fixings.


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