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, Ida B's Table, Iron Rooster - Canton
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Seafood, Southern, Breakfast
Neighborhoods:Essex, Downtown, Canton

By The Docks

$$$$·Seafood·
Essex
1,049 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
  • 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 Read more
95% recommended

Ida B's Table

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
833 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
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 wateRead more
95% recommended
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Iron Rooster - Canton

$$$$·Breakfast·
Canton
439 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Sunday Lunch
  • 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 plenRead more
93% recommended
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Backfin Blues

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Port Deposit
494 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • 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 MRead more
98% recommended
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Gertrude's - Baltimore

$$$$·American·
Charles Village
5,970 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
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 towRead more
97% recommended
Great for Brunch in Baltimore / Maryland

Iron Rooster

$$$$·Breakfast·
Annapolis
671 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
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 queRead more
92% recommended

The Light House Bistro

$$$$·American·
Annapolis
349 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 thRead more
100% recommended
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Iron Rooster - Hunt Valley

$$$$·Breakfast·
Hunt Valley
510 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
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 favRead more
89% recommended
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Mountain Branch Grille & Pub

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Joppa
882 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Scenic View
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 oRead more
90% recommended
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Twist Fells Point BYOB

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Fells Point
500 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
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 ofRead more
94% recommended

The Elkridge Furnace Inn

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Elkridge
2,284 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 andRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Baltimore / Maryland

Blackwall Hitch - Annapolis

$$$$·American·
Annapolis
1,415 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • 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 sightseRead more
89% recommended
Most Booked in Baltimore / Maryland

Cava Mezze - Baltimore

$$$$·Greek·
Harbor East
663 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Tapas
  • Casual
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 MRead more
92% recommended
Great for Brunch in Baltimore / Maryland
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SoBo Cafe

$$$$·American·
Federal Hill
844 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
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 aRead more
100% recommended
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Black Eyed Suzie's

$$$$·American·
Bel Air
259 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Birthdays
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 Read more
90% recommended
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Severn Inn

$$$$·Seafood·
Annapolis
2,445 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • 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 andRead more
91% recommended
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The Tilted Row

$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon
155 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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 bRead more
96% recommended
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The Blackwall Barn and Lodge

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Gambrills
415 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 Read more
94% recommended
Great for Brunch in Baltimore Suburbs

State Fare

$$$$·American·
Catonsville
444 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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 MarRead more
95% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Baltimore / Maryland

Creole de Graw

$$$$·Creole·
Havre De Grace
267 reviews
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Worth the Drive
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. GrabRead more
92% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Baltimore Suburbs
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