Dallas' Five Best Brunch Spots

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Sara Kerens
Dallas is without a doubt a brunching town. Every Saturday and Sunday, early in the afternoon, those with matted hair, stale breath and perhaps questionable bed mates drag themselves from shades-pulled comfort and into the harsh, bright world, descending upon the city's restaurants en masse. It seems as if every restaurant in town has a brunch menu and specials on one or both days, most touting salty bloody marys and saccharine mimosas.

These are City of Ate's five favorites, including our recent Best of Dallas winner for Best Brunch. Get more of Dallas' best with our Best Of app, available for the Droid and the iPhone.

5. Jonathon's Oak Cliff
Jonathon Erdeljac and his wife Christine built their first restaurant in the space that used to house the Beckley Brewhouse. Jonathon's sports a fresh look and a massive patio perfect for brunching in nicer weather. Erdeljac's chicken and waffles (pictured above) are a must-order, and the place gets busy on weekends. For those who prefer something other than oatmeal in the morning, Jonathon's serves up an affordable breakfast during the week as well.

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4. Za Za

What can you say? Catholic school outfits on the staff. DJ music. Champagne. Sunday School brunch is as much an event as a meal, and it's the one brunch I didn't even think about sharing with my mom when she was in town. ZaZa always serves brunch, but every third Sunday of the month things get slightly more sinister. October's will have a Halloween theme.

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3. Bolsa
Bolsa's long had a reputation for a well-executed, farm to table brunch menu. Things can only get better with Jeff Harris at the pass. Boasting a simple but decadent egg sandwich, steak and eggs, and an Evan's Farm Brunch Burger, brunch mainstays are all represented. One of the city's best cocktail lists will keep the lushes entertained as well.


Location Info

Venue

Map

Bolsa

614 W. Davis St., Dallas, TX

Category: Music

Smoke

901 Fort Worth Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Music

The Grape

2808 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

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46 comments
Shawn Spiker
Shawn Spiker

Ya, old news, Sundown has the coolest brunch.

Ian Saint
Ian Saint

Seriously. No mention of anywhere in Deep Ellum? Not even Maracas, with $1 fresh squeezed mimosas?

Veronica Delgado
Veronica Delgado

This article is dated Oct 6, 2011. Are these still the 5 best brunch spot rankings?

jenn martin spera
jenn martin spera

OK, so you all know @ColemanDC:disqus  is trolling you, don't you?  and hitting up brunch at 2 pm is one of the ingredients for an awesome sundsy funday, can't disagree with that...

JJ
JJ

Observer is a gay dope smoking crowd, what the fuck!

Lee
Lee

Am not a breakfast food/brunch person, but the bubble & squeak at Jonathon's is my favorite new thing.  I crave it everyday.  With the brisket hash at Smoke, and the cocktails at Bolsa, the list is pretty good.  I would include Parigi in place of Za Za.

NewsDog
NewsDog

My place. But that tends to be invitation only.  

Rawlins
Rawlins

David Hickmott makes eating at Jonathon's twice the value.  His attitude makes the atmosphere twice as good & it virtually guarantees that the food will be ideal & you'll squeal with delight all the way home like those piggies in that story.  Ask for David & tip accordingly.  This guy's a talented musician & we need to support the arts & make Dallas their affordable home town. 

primi timpano
primi timpano

Waffle House has excellent and consistent chili and eggs.

primi timpano
primi timpano

Menudo? Huevos Rancheros? Caldo? Barbacoa tacos?  Breakfast tacos? These are the real deal for a sat/sun brunch. 

Annie Williams
Annie Williams

Dish (Dragqueen Brunch), Blue Mesa (Mimosa's!), Sneaky Pete's (okay, it's in Lewsville, but still, it's awesome), Cafe Brazil - I would add those to The Grape as my top 5.

Coleman
Coleman

Henk's European Deli has a really simple but great brunch on sundays. Best to go after 1pm though, to let the old people fresh out of church get finished stinking the place up with the smell of death.

Sybils_Beaver
Sybils_Beaver

worst.list.ever  and i mean worse than any list whitt put together, yes even that damn QB list.  Ozona and libertine for sure, and yes the londoner as Mcdoom stated on saturday mornings as well

McDoom
McDoom

Libertine for best value brunch. Londoner for best morning Premier league watching brunch.

Coleman
Coleman

no trolling here, just disgusted at the autistic sports crowd that has invaded this blog.

Hummmmmdinger
Hummmmmdinger

You're right buddy! I don't know of many places other than WH where you might actually find one of the staff member's "toofs" in your gravy. Bonu...snack for later!  LOL!

primi timpano
primi timpano

I especially recommend the Waffle House on NW Highway for after 2:00AM brunches.

Sybils_Beaver
Sybils_Beaver

brunch after 1 pm, isnt brunch at all, thats just plain ole lunchand boy you sure do paint your self into a very tiny demo.  You hate old people and people that like sports, must be a pretty dull life you lead.  How much did you pay that hooker to dress up in star wars garb emo boy

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Tap the breaks. The QB list was terrrrrrible. Just about any list Scott can concoct will be better.

Sybils_Beaver
Sybils_Beaver

and we are disgusted with your poor use of handicap terms towards people you have never met.  

GusMitchem
GusMitchem

Old people do suck, and for that matter kids are even worse. Pro sports fans are the biggest idiots on the planet but brunch after 1PM better be your second meal so therefore its not brunch

Coleman
Coleman

When you wake up at noon on sundays, 1pm is brunch time. And It's not that I hate old people and people that like sports, so much as I hate stuffy old people right out of church and douchebag fratboy morons who like sports and spread their unfunny shit to unrelated blogs.

Double Douche
Double Douche

Die. Please. Do us, the world, a favor and die.

DOUBLE DOUCHE!!!

Coleman
Coleman

you're right, I'm a land whale! and you're not a moron!

Double Douche
Double Douche

I'm only going by what I do see on his Twiiter account that he has linked up to this account, but our dear snippy friend with the over inflated ego appears to be that of a hipster with his ears gauged to a ridiculous number. If I may stereotype, he appears to also be one of those who is a firm believer in the fact that he thinks he knows it all. Also, that his idea of a good time is more than likely sitting in a closet, lit only by candle, reading philosophy books. I would assume that when he drinks a bottled beer, he holds his pinky finger out because he is fact a woman.

SPLASH, COLEMAN!!!!!!!!!!! YOU'LL BE DOUBLE DOUCHED UNTIL YOU STEP OFF OF YOUR HIGH HORSE AND LOSE THE HOLIER THAN THOU ATTITUDE.

Chuck G.
Chuck G.

Coleman, you must eat 6 meals a day. All you talk about is brunch this, buffet that. You're obviously morbidly obese.

Double Douche
Double Douche

You can learn a lot from our elderly population. Sports fans are idiots? Good job at being small minded and labeling all sports fans as idiots. Just for that.....

SPLASH!!!!! YOU, SIR HAVE BEEN DOUBLE DOUCHED!!!!!!!!

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Figured somebody of your ilk would want to look at my butt.

Coleman
Coleman

better see a proctologist for that mean case of butthurt.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

I thought your disorder was hipster douchebagism? Dick.

Coleman
Coleman

I'm got this disorder, you see...it's called Post-Saturday Night Sleepy Time Blues, which prohibits me from waking up before noon on sundays.

Coleman
Coleman

god, you people are idiots.

Double Douche
Double Douche

How did one application of douche not work?

SPLASH!!!!!! YOU'VE JUST BEEN DOUBLE DOUCHED!!!!!!

Get off the high horse you're on. It's a god forsaken blog. Nobody cares about your entitled little snippy opinions, just like you don't care for any.

Coleman
Coleman

Gosh, you're so angry. Is it because you're not getting enough attention?

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Talk about being butthurt, you elitist hypocrite.

Coleman
Coleman

How did 1pm become 3pm all of a sudden?

Sybils_Beaver
Sybils_Beaver

eating brunch at 3 means you are eting hardened shit turd brunch items from 4 hrs ago.  Enjoy

Coleman
Coleman

look bud, I don't know what shit-turd suburban brunch location you go to, but I'm afraid we're going to have to agree to disagree.

Sybils_Beaver
Sybils_Beaver

no not really, most are served till 1, maybe 2 at the latest. 

GusMitchem
GusMitchem

You post on DO and you like church folk?

Coleman
Coleman

Brunch menus are usually served until 3pm. Your argument is invalid.

Sybils_Beaver
Sybils_Beaver

hating on church folk too, you are on a roll. 

Sybils_Beaver
Sybils_Beaver

whatever, but we deal in facts and here is a fact

Time of dayA meal is not usually considered brunch if it is started before 11 am; such meals would still be considered breakfast. Typically brunch is had between 11 am and 1 pm, close to lunch time but still before. Brunch is usually eaten in the late morning.[8]

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