Lots of restaurants serve Sunday brunch. But sometimes you want to go out for eggs, mimosas and Bloody Marys on Saturday, too. In fact, “Where can I get Saturday brunch?” is one of the questions friends and readers ask me most frequently. So, here you go. I have a list of Richmond restaurants where I’ve snagged Saturday brunch, as well as a list of Richmond Saturday brunch restaurants I haven’t tried yet. Cheers!
At Brunch, you can always get brunch during business hours, which include Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Your best bet on a weekend might be an off hour as Brunch is definitely one of Richmond’s hot new spots. The menu includes all the sweet and savory brunch options you can imagine along with an impressive cocktail menu featuring shareable swills. With selections like waffle flights, breakfast charcuterie, poutine, it’s no wonder this place is always packed!
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@brunchrva opened at 7 a.m. this morning! I stopped in for the #softopening yesterday and there’s a lot to love here! Inventive cocktails, a HUGE menu of sweet and savory dishes—cannoli French toast or sweet potato pulled pork poutine anyone? The environment is lovely and bright. The restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Who wants to go back with me for the app that includes 6 pieces of fried chicken & 6 cans of prosecco?! 🍾🍗 #rvadine #marcostyle #sipsavorstyle
The Continental Westhampton
Brunch at The Continental is served Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Upcycled diner fare and retro Americana cuisine dominates the menu. Brunch choices span popovers Benedict, cast iron skillets, and breakfast pizzas. Don’t miss the Lamb Cast Iron, which consists of herb-roasted lamb, sautéed onions, black kale, feta, and goat cheese topped with two fried eggs and served with toast. In the mood to indulge? Try the Breakfast of Champions—breakfast nachos with black beans, onions, scrambled eggs, cheddar and jack cheeses, avocado cream, enchilada sauce, and cilantro. Of course you can also add chorizo, chicken or brisket.
East Coast Provisions
Brunch at ECP is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The menu runs from house-made donuts to crab cakes benedict. There are also vegetarian-friendly options like ECP Hash, which includes over easy eggs, roasted sweet potatoes, butternut squash, black-eyed peas, corn, bell peppers, pearl onions, and chimichurri sauce (if you don’t want meatless, you can also add pork belly pastrami, yum).
Galley Go To
Galley Go To, the more casual side of Galley, serves brunch Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m. Along with the pizzas, which are delicious any time of day, I highly recommend the breakfast tacos. Eggs, jack cheese, and pico de gallo are loaded into two tortillas. I always add bacon and ask for the house-made hot sauce. Another of my brunch favorites is the Lemay omelette, which features smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers.
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#tbt… can someone bring me these breakfast tacos from @galley_go_to right now? When @sarahchoi.rocks ordered them, I had no idea this packed pile of amazingness would appear. Of course, we added #bacon. #rvadine
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Kuba Kuba’s Fan location opens at 9 a.m. daily and the West End location opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Both menus include a selection of “huevos” or eggs that are available all day long. My favorite dish any time is the California Huevos, which consists of two eggs served over red beans and Cuban bread topped with Monterey jack cheese, enchilada sauce, lime sour cream, and sliced avocado. Other selections include tortillas (omelets/frittatas), a morning quesadilla, a breakfast burrito, and other distinctive creations. Coffee fans also shouldn’t miss traditional café con leche.
Millie’s and Lulu’s
Richmond’s sister brunch standbys Millie’s and Lulu’s each open at 9 a.m. on Saturday and I’d suggest stopping by early or making reservations because both spots are popular! At Lulu’s don’t miss the Bacon Bloody Mary, especially if there’s a wait and you want a combination drink and snack to tide you over. At Millie’s the Devil’s Mess—an open-faced omelet of spicy sausage, green peppers, onions, garlic, tomatoes and mild curry finished with melted white cheddar and avocado—is always worth the wait.
Brunch at Lucy’s is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Don’t miss starting your meal with the house-made bacon donut holes that arrive toasty with a sweet, melty glaze. One of my favorite egg dishes is the Iron Eggs, which is basically a beautiful egg soufflé cooked in a cast-iron skilled with spinach, and red pepper flakes, paired with sides of herb-roasted potatoes, pan-seared tomatoes, and toast. The mimosas also always look extra fresh and beautiful at Lucy’s.
Lunch and Supper
Both Lunch and Supper serves Southern-inspired breakfast until 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Serious brunchers (or those seriously in need of redemption from the night before) shouldn’t miss the Train Wreck: a house-made buttermilk biscuit topped with sausage, scrambled eggs, American cheese, and smothered in breakfast gravy. In addition, there are plenty of omelets, breakfast sandwiches, pancake and waffle concoctions to choose from.
At Perly’s, breakfast is served until 3 p.m. daily. The selections take creative spins on Jewish deli-type food. One of my favorite brunch dishes is The Benny Goodman made from two potato latkes topped with smoked salmon, poached eggs, dill Hollandaise, and salmon roe. Sweet fans should order the Cinnamon Babka French Toast topped with maple syrup, stewed apples, golden raisins and pecans. The appetizers are also flavor-packed, including potato and duck pierogies in mushroom-onion sauce and Schlubby Fries, which are thick-cut and topped with Havarti-dill cheese, pastrami, Russian dressing, and chopped pickled peppers and onions. Smoked fish fans shouldn’t miss the platter, which includes your choice of three smoked fishes, capers, red onions, radish sprouts, two bagels, and a pickle assortment. I’ll join you and split it!
Tarrant’s and Tarrent’s West
Brunch is available until 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Tarrant’s and Tarrant’s West. Tarrant’s is one of my favorite places to bring friends whose tastes I’m not sure of because the menu is huge. Select from the brunch menu, which features waffles, seafood crepes, benedicts galore, and omelets, along with the full lunch/dinner menu of sandwiches, appetizers and entrees. I often select the white pizza and/or the she crab soup at Tarrant’s no matter the time of day! I also continue to hear rave reviews of the seafood crepes at brunch.
Other Spots for Saturday Brunch in Richmond, Virginia
I haven’t necessarily dined at these establishments for brunch, but Saturday brunch is available. Have a favorite Richmond Saturday brunch spot? Leave it in the comments.
Billy Jack’s Shack
Bingo Beer Co.
23rd & Main
Kreggers Tap & Table
The Mill on MacArthur
The Liberty Public House
The Shaved Duck