The Best Brunch Restaurants in Baltimore

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:By The Docks, Iron Rooster - Canton, Backfin Blues
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Seafood, Breakfast, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Essex, Canton, Port Deposit

By The Docks

$$$$·Seafood·
Essex
1,283 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

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 ...

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94% recommended

Iron Rooster - Canton

$$$$·Breakfast·
Canton
466 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly

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 plen...

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Great for Brunch in Baltimore / Maryland
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Backfin Blues

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Port Deposit
626 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Worth the Drive

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 M...

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92% recommended
Contemporary American in Baltimore / Maryland
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Gertrude's - Baltimore

$$$$·American·
Charles Village
6,275 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 tow...

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96% recommended
Great for Lunch in Baltimore / Maryland
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Iron Rooster

$$$$·Breakfast·
Annapolis
779 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 que...

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87% recommended
Great for Brunch in Baltimore / Maryland

Iron Rooster - Hunt Valley

$$$$·Breakfast·
Hunt Valley
518 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • 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 fav...

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87% recommended
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Mountain Branch Grille & Pub

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Joppa
877 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 o...

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94% recommended
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Twist Fells Point BYOB

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Fells Point
532 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Kid-friendly

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...

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100% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Baltimore / Maryland

The Elkridge Furnace Inn

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Elkridge
2,469 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

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...

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92% recommended
Healthy in Baltimore / Maryland

Blackwall Hitch - Annapolis

$$$$·American·
Annapolis
1,740 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date

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 sightse...

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86% recommended
Good for Groups in Greater Annapolis

SoBo Cafe

$$$$·American·
Federal Hill
870 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

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 a...

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100% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Baltimore / Maryland

The Blackwall Barn and Lodge

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Gambrills
894 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

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 ...

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94% recommended

State Fare

$$$$·American·
Catonsville
601 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups

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 Mar...

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Kid Friendly in Baltimore Suburbs

Creole de Graw

$$$$·Creole·
Havre De Grace
367 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion

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...

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100% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Baltimore Suburbs

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 wate...

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93% recommended
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