From decadent meals and stunning views to bottomless bubbles and Bloody Marys, there’s no shortage of great places to enjoy brunch in Bradenton. Whether you’re up early to get a jump on the day or you’re still recovering from the night before, you can’t go wrong with a visit to one of these five awesome area restaurants.
Sage Biscuit Cafe: 1401 Manatee Ave. W. & 6656 Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton
Ask any local who’s in the know about the best brunch in Bradenton, and you’re more likely than not to hear the words “Sage Biscuit.” The locations on Cortez Rd. W. and Downtown Bradenton are always packed on the weekends, but the experience is well worth the wait.
We love the Key West Omelette made with shrimp, peppers and onions, and hollandaise sauce, and the Hunter’s Skillet with ham, bacon, sausage, and eggs. You also can’t go wrong with the giant Pastrami Sandwich, and Classic Eggs Benedict served on a signature sage biscuit.
The restaurant is open from 7 am until 3 pm every day of the week. They serve beer, wine, mimosas, and Bloody Marys made with sake or wine-based vodka. Both locations also offer pet-friendly dining on the outdoor patios.
O’Bricks Irish Pub & Martini Bar: 427 12th St. W, Bradenton
Located at the end of Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton, O’Bricks Irish Pub and Martini Bar is the perfect place to go when you’re in the mood for a classy brunch. From 11 am until 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday, enjoy a special brunch menu with $4 mimosas (classic orange, mango, peach, grapefruit, cranberry or pineapple). You can also indulge in $4 Build-Your-Own Bloody Marys with a checklist of options including a seasoned rim, horseradish, bacon, pepperoni, pickled Brussel sprouts, blue cheese stuffed olives, and more.
Some of the best brunch items include the traditional breakfast sandwich made with maple bacon and French toast and the Eggs Mexicali topped with chorizo sausage, melted cheese, and salsa. You are also welcome to order from the regular menu, which features a ton of great signature items like Eggplant Roulade, Tommy O’Brian’s Strawberry Blue Salad, and the Shrimp Fiesta Wrap.
For the perfect end to your meal, order one of O’Brick’s famous Espresso Martinis or deliciously decadent Snickers Martini (it’s served with a chocolate and crushed-peanut rim!)
Pier 22 Restaurant: 1200 1st St. W., Bradenton
When the weather is nice, you can’t beat the view and atmosphere on the outdoor patio at Pier 22. Come by on Sunday for their award-winning brunch, served from 11 am until 3 pm. During brunch, they also offer oysters by the dozen for $10 and $4 mimosas and Bloody Marys.
Some of our favorite menu items include the Smoked Salmon Crepes with caramelized onions and spinach, Steak Omelet made with shaved prime rib, mushrooms, and fried onions, and the Soft Shell Crab Sandwich topped with jalapeno tartar sauce. You also can’t go wrong with the mojitos, house-made sangria, and signature martinis.
Bonefish Grill: 7456 Cortez Rd. W. Bradenton
Brunch probably isn’t the first thing you think of when you hear about Bonefish Grill, but if you haven’t been there for bottomless bubbles yet, you’re missing out. Brunch is served from 11 am until 2 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 2 pm on Sundays. The best part about this brunch is the ability to upgrade to bottomless mimosas, bellinis, or Bloody Marys for a single upcharge.
Some of our favorite menu items include the Filet Mignon and Lobster Eggs Benedict, the Oscar Omelet with crab, asparagus, and basil lemon-butter sauce, and the half-pound Wagyu Burger topped a fried egg and special sauce.
Anna Maria Oyster Bar (AMOB) on the Pier: 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach
UPDATE: As of June 2019, the Anna Maria Oyster Bar is no longer serving brunch. However, they open at 11 a.m. every day, so it’s still a great location for lunch and bubbles!
An early lunch at the Anna Maria Oyster Bar (AMOB) on Bradenton Beach is the perfect way to start your weekend. Located on the pier overlooking the Intercoastal Waterway, this location offers a spectacular view and plenty of delicious menu items. The raw oysters, fried portobello mushrooms, and grouper sandwich are all great choices.
Make lunch feel like brunch by adding a delicious Mimosa or Bloody Mary to your meal. Feeling feisty? Kick off your day with the “Bridge Street Viagra Shot” made with Bloody Mary mix, vodka, and a gulf oyster.
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