Best Brunch Spots In Cleveland

Whoever invented the idea of Brunch has indeed brought forth a boon for modern civilization and should definitely be on your things to do list in Cleveland.  Combining 2 of the 3 major meals of the day on the weekend is the culmination of indulgence, revelry and decorum.  Steak and eggs, mimosas, sliders and waffles, sushi and pancakes, in Cleveland nothing is off limits when it comes to Brunch offerings.  If you can imagine it, somewhere in the 216, it is being served.  If you are a Brunch pro or a novice, Our list of Top Brunch destinations in the city will help you find a new place to go in your neighborhood, across town as well as ideas for brunch creations you can do at home. Either way, we are confident that you will be happy with our list.  If we left out your favorite place, please let us know and we will include them in our next edition.

Downtown Cleveland/West 25th/Tremont

Jack Flaps Luncheonette/ Jack Flaps Urban Breakfast Shoppe

If you are a Pancake fanatic, Jack Flaps is for you.  In addition to Flap Jack interpretations like the Lemon Curd, Tiramisi and the Lavender Creme’ Brulee’, Jack Flaps has great waffles and mouth-watering dishes like the Benedicto Mexicano and the Real F’ing Breakfast Burrito.  With locations Downtown and by West 25th,  Jack Flaps has you right in the center of the action of one of Cleveland’s most vibrant districts.

3900 Lorain Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113

530 Euclid Avenue Suite 10 Cleveland, OH 44115

TURN Bar and Kitchen

Located in the swank Ritz-Carlton, TURN Bar and Kitchen is rated by Zagat as one of Cleveland’s Best Restaurants.  Their Brunch Buffet has excellent selections that are as diverse as the people who live in Cleveland.  From sushi to scrambled eggs, TURN Bar has you covered.  Their dessert options are exquisite.

1515 West 3rd Street Cleveland, OH 44113


Urban Farmer Cleveland’s Steakhouse

Known citywide for their Browns and Bubbles Brunch Buffet, Urban Farmer has one of the biggest Brunches in the area.  During football season, this celebration of the Orange and Brown takes place every Sunday prior to Browns Home games.  Some of the offerings include Shrimp and Grits, Croque Madam and the Grilled Flat Iron Steak and Eggs. Other offerings are the Granola Waffle, The Avocado Benedict, Red Flannel Hash and Seasonal Smoked Fish.

1325 East 6th Street Cleveland, OH 44114



Located in the opulent Metropolitan The 9, Adega has an impressive list of brunch entrees that are a perfect fit for the upscale environment that permeates through The 9.  Some of these delectable treats include the CLE Frittata, Jumbo Lump Crab Benedict, the Lamb Burger and the sweet Berry Compote. Others include the Chorizo Benedict, Adega Morning Burger, Bulgur Shrimp and Local Honey Ricotta.  You can wash all of this down with a classic Mimosa, Vodka Latte, Irish Cappuccino or a Breakfast Negroni.

2017 East 9th Street Cleveland, OH 44115


Stone Town

For past few years, Stone Town has been one of Cleveland’s favorite Southern Style Restaurants.  If you want a Lousiana-inspired Brunch then this is the place for you.  The Yardbird and Red Velvet Waffles, Quiche Lousiana, Fried Green Tomato Breakfast and Catfish and Waffles will make you unbuckle your belt a few notches.  The Grand Mimosa and Bellini go great with any entree there.

627 Prospect Avenue East Cleveland, OH 44115


Parker’s Downtown

Located in the Historical Kim Schofield Building, Parker’s Brunch is one of the most frequented in the city.  They have many of your traditional American Brunch items but Parker’s added a world class flair to them. Examples of this is are the Korean Fried Chicken and Waffles,  Mac and Cheese which has smoked ham, gueyere cheese and veal jus,The Filet Benedict and the PEI Mussels.  Other entrees for consideration are the Ny Strip and Eggs, Parker’s Breakfast and Loaded Potato Pierogi.

2000 East 9th Street Cleveland, OH 44115


Cleveland Chop

One of the premier steakhouses in Cleveland, Cleveland Chop also has a top notch Brunch that has Cuyahoga County raving.  Oscar’s Omelet, Chicken and Waffles, The Clevelander Skillet,  The Avocado and Asparagus “Benny” area and Cleveland Tacos are a handful of meals that are recommended.  In addition, the Denver Skillet, Crabcake Benny, Hangover Burger and Steak Cobb hit the spot. Pitchers of Mimosas are only $7 so that defintely sweetens the deal.

824 St. Clair Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113


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Dante Next Door

One of Tremont’s top spots,  Dante Next Door has one of the most mutlifaceted Brunch menus anywhere.  With diverse dishes such as Tiger Shrimp and Polenta, The “Everything Bagel and Lox” Pizza, Braised Beef Crossaint, Blueberry Sausage Links and an Angus Cheeseburger, Dante Next Door is a festival for your mouth. Dante’s Inferno, The Breakfast Calzone, Occhio di Blue and the Cinnamon Waffle makes your visit a guilty pleasure.

2247 Professor Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113


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The Southside

Another Tremont favorite, The Southside’s Saturday and Sunday Brunch is a must if you consider yourself a serious Brunch connoisseur.  They are the only place on earth that I know of that serves Cornbread Pancakes or a Bleigel(They have a McDad Bleigel that is superb).  In addition to this rarity, they have plenty of your usual brunch choices like French Toast, Belgian Waffles, Bloody Marys and Mimosas.

2207 West 11th Street Cleveland, OH 44113


Fat Cats

Tremont has become a haven of excellent restaurants. Fat Cats is one of them.  Their brunch has plenty of fresh selections that are heterogeneous as well as familiar.  Some exemplications of this are Stewed Octopus, Vegan Tacos, Eggs Norwegian, Pancit and Estuardo’s Steak and Eggs.

2061 West 10th Street Cleveland, OH 44113


Flying Fig

Nestled off West 25th Street, The Flying Fig is another popular Brunch option for Clevelanders.  Many of its entrees are comfort food and brunch standards such as Quiche, Chicken Ecnhiladas, House Cured Ham Benedict and Soft Scrambled Eggs and Chorizo. For Downtown Brunch, it is relatively inexpensive. The Carrot and Olive Oil Cake are outstanding sweets selections.

2523 Market Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113


Grumpy’s Cafe

Known for its “Cleveland Feel Good Food”, Grumpy’s Brunch is jam-packed with entrees that are easy on your wallet while filling your tummy.  Some of the area favorites include the Eggs Florentine, The Carminator,  The West 14th Special,  Tremont’s Favorite, Walker Hash and the Grumpy’s Special.  Other Brunch options are the Jambalaya Omelet,  Grumpy’s Meatloaf and the Chorizo Burrito.

2621 West 14th Street Cleveland, OH 44113


Shaker Heights/Cleveland Heights/University Heights/South Euclid/University Circle

Fire Food And Drink

If you are in the Shaker Heights area on a Saturday or Sunday, Fire has an outstanding Brunch.  It is an added bonus if it is a nice summer day as you can enjoy the Fire Benedict, Shrimp Fried Rice, Breakfast Pizza, the Vegan Chick Pea Fritters or the Lemon Souffle Pancakes outside on the patio while catching one of the many festivals that occur during the summer and fall months.

13220 Shaker Square Cleveland, OH 44120


Sweet Melissa

One of the most beloved Brunch locales in the area, Sweet Melissa has an extensive list of meals for the entire family.  Some include Kendra’s Bagel, Naila’s Wrap, Shrimp and Grits, crab and Eggs, and the South of the Border Omelet. You can also enjoy Brunch classisc like Steak and Eggs and a Greek Omelet.

20630 John Carroll Blvd University Heights, OH 44118


Gigi’s on Fairmount

Gigi’s on Fairmount has an impressive menu for Brunch.  It has many of your favorites such as Bloody Marys and Mimosas in a staggering variety of these signature brunch beverages.   A few entrees to consider include the Morning in Paris,  the Croque Monsieur and the Challah French Toast.

3477 Fairmount Blvd Cleveland Heights, OH 44118


Zanzibar Soul Fusion

One of the A List Restaurants in The Plain Dealer in 2011, Zanzibar is one of the most popular restaurants in the entire region with visitors from all over Ohio.  In addition to their soul food dominated menu with new Cleveland legendary treats like their Soul Rolls, Soulful Pizza, Zanzibar Ultimate Feast and Orange Roughy, also added Belgian Waffles, Omelets, Bacon and other Breakfast foods for its weekend brunch crowd.

13225 Shaker Square Cleveland, OH 44120



Pier W

One of the most upscale establishments in Cleveland, Pier W’s Brunch is a smorgabord of everything that is great in the world.  For $40 a person you can enjoy Prime Sirloin, Leg of Lamb, Oysters on the Half Shell, Eggs Benedict, Sushi, Classic Pier W Bouillabaise and many other faboulus entrees.  Arguably the best Brunch in the city.

12700 Lake Avenue Winton Place Lakewood, OH 44107


Deagan’s Kitchen and Bar

Deagan’s Brunch is one of the best attended in Lakewood.  Alot of the usual suspects are on the menu such as Lox benedict,  Chicken Fried Steak and the Brunch Burger.  The Spicy Chicken and Waffle are some more fan favorites.  If you want to have something light, the Chicken Drumsticks and Autumn Panzella will suffice.  Bloody Marys and Mimosas are also available.

14810 Detroit Avenue Lakewood, OH 44107


Jammy Buggars

Known for some of the best steak in the area, Jammy Buggars  Burgers & Brunch is substantial.  The Chicken and Waffle Burger, Their Skillets, various “Bennys” such as the Banger Benny, Shrimp Oscar Benny and BBQ Pork Belly Benny along with Handheld’s like The Susan(Ex Wife), Chili Relleno Sliders and Sausage Sammy keep their place packed every weekend.

15625 Detroit Avenue Lakewood, OH 44107


Willoughby/Eastlake/Mentor/Mayfield Heights

Brim Kitchen and Brewery

One of the newest restaurants in Willoughby, Brim has been gaining plenty of fans with its weekend Brunch.  Plenty of Brunch favorites such as the Monte Cristo, Steak and Eggs, Pancakes and Chicken And Waffles to choose from along with classic beverages such as Mimosas, Bloody Marys and new drinks like the Angry Mule,  French 75 and Champagne Margarita.

3941 Erie Street Wiloughby, OH 44094



Another popular establishment in Downtown Willoughby, Sol’s Brunch has a Spanish flair that sets it apart from other Brunches in the Greater Cleveland Area.  Its Spanish Sunrise Flatbread,  Avocado and Egg Enchiladas, Spanish Tortilla and Cubano distracts you from the fact they also Have Peanut Butter and Jelly Stuffed French Toast and Chicken and Waffles.

38257 Glenn Ave Willoughby, OH 44094



One of America’s favorite Italian Restaurant Chains, Bravo! Is also well known for its Brunch.  Entrees like the Sicilian Omelet, Sausage Crepes and Prosciutto Frittata have been some of Mentor’s favorites for a while now.

7787 Reynolds Rd Mentor, OH 44060


First Watch

First Watch’s focus on healthy food does NOT mean they do not appreciate Brunch.  They have a full slate of offerings that will suffice the soul of the health conscious as well as traditional indulgent brunch lovers.  Their Omelets, Power Bowls, along with tradition favorites such as Steak and eggs, Pancakes and Belgian Waffles can please any palate.

1431 SOM Center Rd Mayfield Hts, OH 44124


Burntwood Tavern

The Burntwood Tavern has a warm environment that is evident as soon as you walk through the doors.  In addition to their marquee dinner options, Burntwood has an outstanding Brunch. The Salmon Eggs Benedict, Nashville Chicken Biscuit, and the Prime Rib Eggs Benedict are a few to go along with their large Bloody Mary Bar that lets you choose which vodka, tomato juice and hot sauces to go with your brunch potion.

5835 Landerbrook Drive Lyndhurst, OH 44124


Solon/Bedford Heights

The Rusty Bucket

One of Solon’s top family restaurants, The Rusty Bucket has an awesome Brunch that has many of your favorites along with some new entrees that are sure to peak your curiosity. Classics such as Chicken and Waffles and Today’s 4 Egg Omelet along with the Braised Short Rib Hash and Triple Decker Breakfast Sandwich are sure to please.

6025 Kruse Drive Suite 18 Solon, OH 44139



Mike & Abby Sweeney


Mike & Abby Sweeney are our resident foodies. Their thought process on food is "to give everything a chance." Matt loves craft beers, Italian food, and any play on bar bites. Abby is into wine, cheese, and anything Asian. Together they form a dynamic duo eager to weigh in on any new restaurant!


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Mike & Abby Sweeney

Mike & Abby Sweeney are our resident foodies. Their thought process on food is "to give everything a chance." Matt loves craft beers, Italian food, and any play on bar bites. Abby is into wine, cheese, and anything Asian. Together they form a dynamic duo eager to weigh in on any new restaurant!

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