The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Richmond

The OpenTable Team

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 the Tastemaker 19. 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!

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
924 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
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 exceptioRead more
97% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Virginia

The Stables

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
619 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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 checkiRead more
96% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Virginia

The Boathouse at Sunday Park

$$$$·Seafood·
Midlothian
2,213 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
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 Read more
88% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Virginia

Helen's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
372 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Cozy
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 menuRead more
92% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Virginia

Tarrant's Cafe

$$$$·American·
Richmond
2,625 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 creatRead more
93% recommended
Great for Brunch in Richmond

Millie's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
446 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
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,Read more
86% recommended
Great for Brunch in Virginia
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Stella's - Richmond

$$$$·Greek·
Richmond
1,734 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 bRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Virginia
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Chez Foushee

$$$$·French American·
Richmond
1,098 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Chez Foushee brings a taste of Paris elegance to the heart of Richmond. Stop in on the Sunday brunch for a tried-and-true combination of classic French flavors with Southern cuisinRead more
98% recommended
Best Ambiance in Virginia

Metzger Bar and Butchery

$$$$·Contemporary German·
Richmond
545 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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 DRead more
89% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Virginia

Maggiano's - Richmond

$$$$·Italian·
Richmond
5,838 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
This location of the national chain favorite serves up some of the best breakfast in Richmond. Stop into this outpost of the venerable Maggianos in Short Pump Town Center for classRead more
88% recommended
Most Booked in Virginia
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SaltBox Oyster Co.

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
242 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The SaltBox Oyster Co is a celebrated seafood-forward restaurant on the Square at Willow Lawn. This welcoming, family-friendly spot with a relaxed vibe also features some of the beRead more
Seafood in Richmond

Saison

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
627 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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 cheRead more
90% recommended
Best Overall in Richmond

The Hard Shell - Downtown

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,260 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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 toRead more
Outdoor Dining in Richmond

Max's on Broad

$$$$·French·
Richmond
2,107 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 creativRead more
85% recommended

East Coast Provisions

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
959 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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 featureRead more
88% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Richmond

LuLu's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
1,358 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Great for Lunch
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 BloodRead more
85% recommended
Great for Brunch in Virginia
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The Daily Kitchen and Bar - Short Pump

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Henrico
160 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
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” locatioRead more
94% recommended
Healthy in Virginia

Les Crepes - Carytown

$$$$·Creperie·
Richmond
20 reviews
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Great for Brunch
This French-styled creperie is the place to go in Richmond to get these delicious, sweet or savory breakfast treats. They're great for a group meal with friends or just a quiet weeRead more
90% recommended
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Hondos

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Glen Allen
1,915 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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 sRead more
94% recommended
Great for Lunch in Virginia