Ultimate Guide to Brunch in the Philadelphia Area | Philadelphia Caller

PHILADELPHIA, Pa - For many of us, brunch is a much-anticipated staple in our weekly routine and often the most treasured part of our weekend. Luckily, Philadelphia and the 'burbs have an abundance of fabulous brunches from the legendary Sabrina's Café with five locations to Stella of New Hope; brunch is an event celebrated far and wide in and around the City of Brotherly Love.

Where to Get The Best Brunch Around Philly

We've rounded up a list of our fave brunch spots, including Devil's Den, The Twisted Tail, Silk City Diner, Bar & Lounge, and the highly-anticipated return of brunch service at Old City's Royal Boucherie.

Royal Boucherie

Old City's atmospheric and lively neighborhood restaurant and bar are relaunching the über-popular brunch service starting this Sunday, November 7. Back by popular demand, Sunday brunch from 10 am – 3 pm will feature a robust menu of all-new fare courtesy of Chef Matt Buehler and team, including Poached Eggs with 'nduja, kale, and hollandaise, Leek and Gruyère Potato Pancakes, and Classic French Omelet.

In addition, guests can sip on Mimosas and Bloody Mary's, peruse the ever-evolving craft cocktail and French wine list, or enjoy simple and easy three-steps to sipping bliss with the brand-new, seasonal Negroni Bar. Hours of operation: Tuesday through Sunday from 4 – 10 pm, Sunday from 4 – 9 pm, and brunch service Sunday from 10 am – 3 pm. 52 S. 2nd Street | 267.606.6313

Seaview Hotel's

legendary and award-winning brunch will make its triumphant return on Thanksgiving weekend, Sunday, November 28, following a pandemic hiatus. The plated brunch served in the sprawling, and stunning Main Dining Room overlooking the historic Bay Golf Course will be bookended by Executive Chef Rodolfo Correa's family-style appetizer and dessert platters. Reservations for the Sunday brunches will be available on OpenTable in the coming weeks. Seaview Hotel, the Jersey shore's most iconic seaside resort, is conveniently located 15 minutes from Atlantic City and only 50 minutes from Center City, Philadelphia. 401 S New York Rd., Galloway, NJ | 609.652.1800

Devil's Den

Philadelphia's best craft beer bar is no stranger to executing one delightful brunch for foodies and imbibers to enjoy each weekend. Seasonal fare includes Butternut Squash Pancakes ($11) topped with mixed fruit, maple syrup, and whipped cream, and Omelet Du Jour ($13) crafted with ham, peppers, onions, and Colby jack cheese, served with home fries, in addition to signature dishes such as Huevos Rancheros ($13) prepared with chorizo, tomatoes, black beans, jalapeños, pepper jack cheese, eggs sunny side up, and tortillas, and French Toast ($10) served with whiskey caramel sauce.

Brunch-goers can join in on the fun every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 2 pm and sip on classic cocktails, including Mimosas and Bloody Marys, for just $5 during brunch.

Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday 4 – 9 pm, Saturday from 11 am – 9 pm, and Sunday from 11 am – 9 pm, with brunch service on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 2 pm. 1148 South 11th Street | 215.339.0855

Silk City Diner Bar & Lounge

The eclectic Northern Liberties diner and lounge is a noted destination for brunch-lovers with an extensive selection of starters, sandwiches, large plates, and so on. Fan-favorite dishes include Vanilla Vegan Pancakes ($12) served with seasonal berry compote and powdered sugar, Bananas Foster French Toast ($13) prepared with thick-cut challah, caramelized bananas, brown sugar, cinnamon, and dark rum, Shorty Omelet ($14) composed of braised short rib, arugula, caramelized onions, sharp cooper cheese, and served with homefries, and Biscuits and Gravy ($14) crafted with roasted chicken gravy, scratch-made buttermilk biscuits, and over-easy eggs.

Imbibers attending a brunch outing at Silk City can choose from a bevy of craft cocktails, including seasonal sippers Hot Mulled Cider ($12) composed of Bacardi Spiced Rum, apple cider, chai, autumn spices, ginger, and lemon, and a Fall Fashioned ($11) with Maker's Mark Whiskey, autumn spices, and orange. Weekend brunch service runs Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm. 435 Spring Garden Street | 215.592.8838

Square 1682

The modern American kitchen located at the intersection of 17 and Sansom streets provides an experience ideal for foodies and imbibers alike with the crowd-pleasing Bubbles, Buckets, and Biscuits, a brunch-only offering where each bottle of Cinzano Prosecco purchased for $44, comes with a bucket brimming with Chef Mackenson Horebe's Fried Jumbo Chicken Wings and housemade rosemary biscuits, served with pickles, hot sauce, and scratch-made pepper jelly.

Additionally, the popular weekend brunch menu features Sweet Potato Hash ($17) with bacon, onions, sweet peppers, and a sunny-side-up egg, Duck Wings and Waffles ($18) composed of a buttermilk waffle, fried wings, honey, sambal, lime zest, and maple syrup. The famed Waygu Burger ($18) consisted of a seared double patty, hickory bacon, sharp cooper cheese, and French fries.

Hours of operation: breakfast and lunch served Tuesday – Friday from 9 am – 2 pm, dinner served from 5 – 10 pm, weekend brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 9 am – 2 pm, and dinner served on Saturday from 5 – 11 pm. Closed for dinner service on Sunday and all-day Monday. 121 South 17th Street | 215.563.5008

Red Owl Tavern

The modern American tavern on Independence Mall offers locals and visitors a satiating, delicious meal to kick-start weekend activities and exploration in Old City. On Saturday and Sunday from 9 am – 3 pm, foodies can expect a jam-packed line-up of traditional and inventive fare, including Tavern Omelet ($15) prepared with mushrooms, squash, spinach, tomatoes, and served alongside breakfast potatoes, Chicken, and Waffles ($17) composed of buttermilk fried chicken thigh, hot honey, and prepared atop a Belgium waffle, and an elevated Avocado Toast ($14) crafted with avocado mousse, black bean sofrito, sunny-side egg, Fresno chili, and cotija cheese.

Pair with the Mimosa Brunch available for dine-in only. For $22, enjoy a bottle of Wyclif Prosecco and a choice of freshly squeezed orange or cranberry juice. Hours of operation are Monday from 8 am - 9 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 am – 3 pm, Thursday and Friday from 8 am - 10 pm, Saturday from 9 am - 10 pm, Sunday from 9 am - 3 pm. 433 Chestnut St | 215.923.2267

Stella of New Hope

located in the heart of bustling Main Street overlooking the Delaware River, boasts an elaborate, carefully curated brunch menu courtesy of Executive Chef Michael O'Halloran. Offerings include Pickled Beet & Strawberry Salad ($12) prepared with fresh goat's cheese and arugula greens, Buttermilk Biscuit Eggs Benedict ($13) served with hollandaise and choice of pork roll, bbq beef brisket, smoked salmon, and roasted heirloom tomato, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes ($14) served with pure maple syrup, and Roast Leg of Lamb Sandwich ($16) composed of tapenade aioli, wild watercress, red onion relish, on ciabatta with a side of house-made rosemary potato chips.

In addition, the brand-new cocktail menu includes a housemade Stella Bloody Mary ($12), an autumnal riff on the mimosa with As It Should Be ($15) composed of pomegranate, prosecco, and rosemary, and pick-me-up morning tipple Not For The Faint Of Heart ($14) crafted with bourbon, hazelnut, and cold brew. Enjoy weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm indoors or al fresco on the impressive and sweeping patio overlooking the waterfront and adjacent, the quaint small town of Lambertville, New Jersey. Hours of operation: Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 4 – 9 pm, Friday and Saturday from 4 – 10 pm and weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 2 pm 50 S Main Street | 267.740.2691

The Twisted Tail

Headhouse Square's popular Southern-inspired restaurant and bar offers a hearty yet elevated spread for brunch-enthusiasts to indulge in. On Saturdays starting at 11 am, and Sundays beginning at 10 am, guests can look forward to a sweet and savory brunch menu including Wagyu Beef Tartare ($12) composed of capers, cornichons, served alongside grilled bread, Whipped Ricotta ($11) prepared with sunflower seed puree, bourbon maple, with grilled bread, Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict ($17) crafted with poached egg, crab cake, and mustard hollandaise, Banana Pancakes ($14), and more. Weekend brunch service is Saturday from 11 am – 4 pm and Sunday from 10 am – 4 pm. 509 S. 2nd Street | 215.558.2471

Urban Farmer

Logan Square's modern American steakhouse is not only known for its locally-sourced and grass-fed steaks but also its robust and mouthwatering brunch offerings, including Short Rib Hash ($18) prepared with potato, Kennet Square mushrooms, Mama Lil's peppers, spinach, béarnaise, and a sunny-side-up egg, Shrimp and Grits ($24) composed of Castle Valley grits, poached egg, and housemade tasso ham, Crab Omelet ($19) crafted with grilled onions, local mushrooms, and béarnaise, and Lobster and Avocado Eggs Benedict ($24) served on a housemade English muffin.

Imbibers can sip on brunch cocktails, including the Bellini ($13), housemade Bloody Mary ($14), and Farmermosa ($14) composed of Aperol, orange juice, Peychaud's bitters, and sparkling wine. Hours of operation:  Tuesday through Saturday from 8 am – 9 pm, Sunday from 8 am – 3 pm, and weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 8 am – 3 pm. 1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788

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