I’m a firm believer in brunch, especially on a lazy weekend day. To me, there’s nothing better than a good brunch spread – freshly made waffles and omelets, pastries, bacon, scrapple, chicken, and of course mimosas and bloody marys! Luckily, Delaware feels the same way that I do about brunch, and it’s no surprise that there is an incredible selection of brunch in Delaware. These places really go over the top with their brunch offerings and service. Check them all out, and plan your next weekend indulgence in your home state.
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1. Deerfield, Newark
Sunday Brunch starts at 10am at Deerfields in Newark, the longstanding "Best Brunch in Delaware". They take their title seriously - offering 111 feet of delicious Brunch fare! Call 302-368-6640 for reservations, because they are always busy.
507 Thompson Station Rd
2. The Green Room, Hotel DuPont, Wilmington
Feel fancy eating brunch in Delaware at the Green Room in the Hotel DuPont, where the architechture and decor of the place will make you feel like you've stepped back into the past. They offer waffles with a chocolate buttercream topping that I dream about... Brunch in the Green Room was one of the best meals I've ever had, and one of the best meals you can get in Delaware.
11th & Market Streets
3. Home Grown Cafe, Newark
Weekend brunch runs every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm at this little cafe on Main Street in Newark. When it comes to brunch in Delaware, the students at UD have one of the best ones available to them, and they so take advantage of it. Home Grown's ingredients are so fresh that you'll feel like you're eating on one of southern Delaware's farms. They always have some unique offerings available, so try this place out next time you're looking for a brunch in Delaware that will WOW you.
126 E Main St
4. Columbus Inn, Wilmington
You'll have to wait until fall to enjoy Brunch at the Columbus Inn, when they re-open for their brunch season. However, this made the list because it's so worth the wait! Live carving stations for prime rib and roast turkey, panini, unbelievably crepes and of course omelettes make this a must-have for brunch in Delaware. Mimosas and Bloody Marys are accompanied by seasonal sangria on the drink menu, and the seafood bar lets you enjoy shrimp, crab and oysters along with traditional brunch staples.
2216 Pennsylvania Ave
5. Abbott's on Broad Creek, Laurel
You'll have to wait for it to cool down to enjoy Abbott's brunch, too. If you're looking for a waterfront brunch in Delaware, though, Abbott's is top of the line. As always, their food is fresh and creative, and you'll be so happy with the spread of seasonal offerings, you'll be sure to return. Fresh seafood is a staple of a Sunday brunch at Abbott's.
300 Delaware Ave
6. Chelsea Tavern, Wilmington
Chelsea Tavern has one of the most expansive Bloody Mary bars in Delaware - need we say more? Make your drink as mild or as spicy as you want it, and add in every possible mix-in you could think of. Or, you can keep it traditional - there's no judgement here. Their brunch spread is modern with a pub twist, and everything they serve is absolutely delicious.
821 N Market St
7. La Fia, Wilmington
Step into this quaint bistro on Market St and step into a European cafe - you'll feel like you're on vacation! And.. what's better than brunch on vacation? Well, brunch in Delaware, for one. You'll have to look at their schedule to find out when they offer brunch, but be sure to not miss this place. Lump crab poached egs, Steak Frites, and Pesto Shrimp Salad are just some of the indulgent offerings you'll choose from at La Fia.
421 N Market St
8. Victoria's, Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, Rehoboth Beach
Victoria's is a must for anyone looking for brunch in Rehoboth Beach. They offer a selection unlike any other I've seen - the $5 brunch bites that include oysters on the half, pancakes, eggs en croute, eggs benedict and more are the highlight of a trip to Victoria's. They also have an a la carte menu separated into teirs - at the $10 level, you can enjoy Maple Banana Walnut French toast and 8 other choices. If you spring for the $15 menu, Crap Scrapple Benedict is what I really recommend. Each tiered menu has plenty of selection to fit your tastes. Oh, and mimosas, bloody marys or screwdrivers are just $3. Can't beat that! Brunch in Delaware just got taken to another level at Victoria's.
2 Olive Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE
9. Bethany Blues, Bethany Beach
Another top Bloody Mary bar in Delaware can be found at Bethany Blues. Their brunch spread is incredible, too. The Cheese Station is unique to Bethany Blues, so load your plate up and try them all. They also offer homemade jams, a DIY omelete station, tons of toppings for fresh pancakes and waffles, and they change up traditional brunch meats by offering their famous ribs and pulled pork. Bethany Blues is my favorite brunch in Bethany Beach.
6 N Pennsylvania Ave
Bethany Beach, DE
10. The Brick Hotel on the Circle, Georgetown
You'll find a great brunch in the heart of Georgetown, Delaware, in the Brick Hotel on the Circle. Their $12 brunch buffet is the best deal on brunch in Delaware, and that makes it a can't miss meal. Oh, hey, that includes a mimosa, too! French toast, scrambled eggs, and sauage and biscuits are constants on the menu, and the chef changes up salads, pastas and more.
18 The Cir
11. Fork and Flask at Nage
You can tell that Fork and Flask is the place to go for brunch in Delaware just based on their name. And, with small plates like lobster cobb salad and large plates like sourdough waffle & eggs, they live up to their name. Their ultimate bloody mary is one of the best brunch drinks you can get anywhere.
19730 Coastal Hwy
Rehoboth Beach, DE
12. The Purple Parrot, Rehoboth Beach
This quirky Rehoboth Beach establishment has been serving up great food and great brunch in Delaware for years. Their drink specials ($3 mimosas and bloody marys, $5 grapefruit crushes and $3 lager) will keep you happy while you stuff your face with their traditional brunch spread of freshly made breakfast and lunch offerings. Round out your vacation in Rehoboth Beach with a trip to this place - it's an incredible experience.
134 Rehoboth Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to go track down some champagne and orange juice. For… research.