The Best Brunch Restaurants in Baltimore

The "Charm City" of Baltimore stands out as one of America's most engaging and entertaining cities, mixing its long, colonial history with a growing economy, thriving cultural scene, and ocean-inspired cuisine. Many eateries contend for the coveted title of best brunch in Baltimore, an integral part of the local lifestyle. Hungry morning diners can take advantage of Baltimore's trademark seafood combined with regional, coastal flavors (Old Bay seasoning anyone?). But where do Baltimore's savviest diners head to for the best brunch in town? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We've gathered information from in-the-know diners throughout the city to create this list of the best brunches in Baltimore. From harbor-side breakfast joints with pancakes and bacon to downtown, upscale establishments with plates of eggs Benedict, the best brunch in Baltimore has something for everyone.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:By The Docks, Iron Rooster - Canton, Backfin Blues
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Seafood, Breakfast, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Essex, Canton, Port Deposit
Party Size
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Date
Time
7:00 PM

By The Docks

$$$$·Seafood·
Essex
1,365 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch

This Middle River local favorite offers a weekend special that takes its place among the best brunch in Baltimore. Grab some of the restaurant's bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys and pair them with s...

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Iron Rooster - Canton

$$$$·Breakfast·
Canton
487 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual

In the heart of The Shops at Canton Crossing, Iron Rooster delivers some of the best brunch in Baltimore. This local hot spot provides a creative “breakfast all day” menu with plenty of hearty dishes...

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Kid Friendly in Baltimore / Maryland
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Backfin Blues

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Port Deposit
690 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine

This Port Deposit restaurant is a seafood-special local favorite with some of the Best Brunch in Baltimore. Grab a table in the intimate dining room and enjoy a full selection of Maryland-driven Chesa...

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Contemporary American in Baltimore / Maryland

Gertrude's - Baltimore

$$$$·American·
Charles Village
6,268 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch

Pair a trip to the Baltimore Museum of Art with one of the best brunches in the city with a visit to Gertrude's. This classic Baltimore favorite is one of the top places in the town for prime Chesapea...

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Great for Brunch in Baltimore

Iron Rooster

$$$$·Breakfast·
Annapolis
832 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem

The Annapolis installment of this Baltimore-area favorite delivers a creative “breakfast all day” menu full of Southern- and Mexican-inspired cuisine. The house-specialty “iron queso” is a must-get, m...

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Great for Brunch in Baltimore / Maryland

The Light House Bistro

$$$$·American·
Annapolis
350 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch

An intimate spot on Light Street in the heart of Baltimore, this neighborhood gem is the place to go for all-day breakfast and some of the city's best brunch. Stop in for one of the Bistro's famous Be...

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Iron Rooster - Hunt Valley

$$$$·Breakfast·
Hunt Valley
547 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Comfort Food

Trek out to Hunt Valley for some of the best brunch in Baltimore at the local outpost of the Iron Rooster. This Baltimore-area favorite has an eclectic menu of Southern/Mexican favorites. Go for the r...

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Great for Brunch in Baltimore / Maryland
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Mountain Branch Grille & Pub

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Joppa
839 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Grab some brunch and some lovely views at Mountain Branch, a relaxing spot on the Mountain Branch Golf Club. Relax in the dining room with the greens of the course and enjoy some of the best brunch op...

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Twist Fells Point BYOB

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Fells Point
539 reviews
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
  • Afternoon Tea

Right in the middle of the lively Baltimore section called Fells Point, Twist is a creative and intimate spot with a Mediterranean-American combo menu. It's also a spot for some of the best brunch in ...

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Great for Lunch in Baltimore / Maryland

The Elkridge Furnace Inn

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Elkridge
2,491 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

This exquisite 18th-century manor home is an upscale spot for some of the best brunch in Baltimore. Right on the waterfront, the Elkridge Furnace Inn is a prime spot for events and an excellent place ...

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Contemporary American in Baltimore / Maryland

Blackwall Hitch - Annapolis

$$$$·American·
Annapolis
1,846 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups

A longtime Inner Harbor Baltimore favorite, the Blackwall Hitch is a relaxing place for a meal in the heart of Baltimore's trendiest district. Stop in before or after a day sightseeing around the Inne...

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SoBo Cafe

$$$$·American·
Federal Hill
908 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
  • Special Occasion

Trek to Federal Hill in the middle of Baltimore for the acclaimed brunch at SoBo cafe. Drinks are one of the brunch specialties at SoBo. Try the “Near Royale” with sparkling wine and grape syrup, or a...

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Neighborhood Gem in Baltimore

Black Eyed Suzie's

$$$$·American·
Bel Air
259 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups

The cuisine of the state of Maryland is on full display at Black Eyed Suzie's. Take a seat on the patio in this Bel Air establishment for some of the best brunch in Baltimore. The menu features a mixt...

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Severn Inn

$$$$·Seafood·
Annapolis
2,332 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

A local favorite in the middle of Annapolis, The Severn Inn offers some of the best views in this region of Maryland. Grab a table on Sundays for the Inn's fabled brunch buffet and take in views of th...

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The Tilted Row

$$$$·American·
Bolton Hill
155 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

New American cuisine comes to the fast-rising neighborhood of Madison Park at The Tilted Row. This sleek breakfast spot draws a hip crowd for drinks, dinner, and some of the best brunch in Baltimore. ...

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The Blackwall Barn and Lodge

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Gambrills
1,081 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Groups

A rustic restaurant and event space in the upscale suburb of Gambrills, The Blackwall is an excellent venue for brunch in a lush setting. Head in on Saturdays to try the acclaimed brunch menu. The Bla...

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State Fare

$$$$·American·
Catonsville
658 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch

The State Fare restaurant in Catonsville is an exciting sports bar in the heart of town with some of the best brunch in Maryland. The locally-driven menu takes immense pride in Maryland-style creation...

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Great for Brunch in Baltimore Suburbs

Creole de Graw

$$$$·Creole·
Havre De Grace
419 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date

The Havre de Grace favorite called Creole de Graw brings authentic Cajun tastes to Maryland. This lively and colorful restaurant features some of the best brunch in Baltimore. Grab a reservation and t...

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Great for Brunch in Baltimore / Maryland

Ida B's Table

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
836 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch

One of the most famous restaurants in Baltimore, Ida B's table is an acclaimed soul food restaurant with a hearty brunch. Grab a table at the prime location near the Baltimore waterfront in an upscale...

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Cava Mezze - Baltimore - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Greek·
Harbor East
664 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Tapas

The Baltimore location of this local-favorite chain is a neighborhood hot spot for good brunch and great times. In the Harbor East neighborhood of the city, Cava Mezze delivers a Mediterranean-style b...

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