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 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!

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

The Boathouse at City Point

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,273 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
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
86% recommended
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The Stables

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
728 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
97% recommended
Best Overall in Virginia

The Boathouse at Sunday Park

$$$$·Seafood·
Midlothian
2,784 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
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
86% recommended
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Helen's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
379 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • 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
100% recommended
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Tarrant's Cafe

$$$$·American·
Richmond
2,690 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
  • Good for a Date
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
92% recommended

Millie's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
492 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
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
100% recommended
Great for Brunch in Virginia
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Stella's - Richmond

$$$$·Greek·
Richmond
1,904 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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
99% recommended
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Chez Foushee

$$$$·French American·
Richmond
1,103 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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
83% recommended
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Metzger Bar and Butchery

$$$$·Contemporary German·
Richmond
583 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
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
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Virginia
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Maggiano's - Richmond

$$$$·Italian·
Richmond
5,840 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Romantic
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
94% recommended
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SaltBox Oyster Co.

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
244 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
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
87% recommended
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Saison

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
685 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
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
91% recommended
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The Hard Shell - Downtown

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,336 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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
92% recommended
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Max's on Broad

$$$$·French·
Richmond
2,204 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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
92% recommended
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East Coast Provisions

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,060 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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
96% recommended
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LuLu's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
1,540 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
94% recommended
Great for Brunch in Virginia
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The Daily Kitchen and Bar - Short Pump

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Henrico
271 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
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
96% recommended
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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
2,177 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Great for Lunch
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
95% recommended
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