- On January 31, 2017
There is no better feeling in the world then waking up on a Sunday morning and knowing you are going to go have a fantastic brunch at a great local restaurant in good company. If you are ready to expand your Jacksonville brunch horizon, here are a few of our favorites.
photo cred: Jensen Hande Photography.
If you are in the mood for a classic American brunch with a dash of elegance, then Black Sheep has got what you are looking for. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients, hand-crafted dishes, and rooftop dining make this a standout in the Jacksonville dining scene.
Favorite Dish: Fresh Bacon and Eggs
A twist on the classic dish: thick pork belly, poached eggs, grits, Black Sheep beurre rouge.
Favorite Cocktail: Heaven’s Gate
Blueberry and cucumber infused St. Germain, Prosecco, cucumber slices makes for a perfect refreshing addition to your brunch.
Hours: 9:30am to 3:00pm Saturday & Sunday
Location: 5 Points
A trendy atmosphere, to-die-for parmesan grits, and 140+ whiskeys on hand make Whiskey Jax a no-brainer for the perfect weekend brunch spot.
Favorite Dish: Shrimp and Grits
Sautéed large shrimp atop a mass of parmesan grits along with veggies and tomatoes.
Favorite Cocktail: Bottomless Mimosas and Poinsettias
Why choose? Have both!
Hours: 10:00am to 2:00pm, Saturday & Sunday
Locations: Southside & Jacksonville Beach
Known for its fully stocked whiskey bar and beautifully hand-crafted burgers, Blind Rabbit locally sources its ingredients to bring you unique brunch items you can’t possibly resist.
Favorite Dish: Sunrise Poutine
Hand cut fries, cheese curds, crispy pork belly, tasso ham, perfectly poached eggs and a house-made peach habanero hollandaise
Favorite Cocktail: Bacon Bourbon Bloody Mary
Bacon & Bourbon together, what more could you ask for?
Hours: 11:30am to 3:00pm Saturday & 10:30am to 3:00pm Sunday
Locations: Riverside and Jacksonville Beach
Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails
A true highlight of the Towncenter area of Jacksonville, this local brunch spot is not only place for delicious food, but also a place you can feel good about eating at. Moxie is committed to sustainable sourcing and local produce, and major eco-friendly practices.
Favorite dish: Sloppy Joe + Fries
Open faced brisket + short rib, provolone, farm bread. We like to add a farm-fresh egg to round it out breakfast style!
Favorite Cocktail: French 75
Local St. Augustine Distillery Gin, topped with Prosecco, a light and refreshing compliment to your meal.
Hours: 10:00am to 2:30pm Sunday
Location: St. John’s Towncenter
Not only can you enjoy a fantastic meal at Zeta, but you can also enjoy it with live music and craft beer brewed right inside. Best part, it’s right next to the beach!
Favorite Dish: Chicken & waffle sliders with home fries
Crispy fried chicken wrapped in a Belgian style waffle with syrup for pouring or dipping.
Favorite Cocktail: Bottomless Mimosas
Because, who doesn’t love mimosas?
Hours: 10:00am Monday to Saturday and 9:00am Sunday
Location: Jacksonville Beach
Derby on Park
A staple in the trendy 5 Points area of Riverside, Derby on Park is an upscale, yet affordable brunch option.
Favorite Dish: Green Eggs and Ham Benedict
Lightly fried green tomatoes served on a buttermilk biscuit with house smoked ham, poached eggs, and hollandaise with cafe potatoes.
Favorite Cocktail: Bloody Mary
Complete with olives, celery stalks, plus we love to add lots of extra spice.
Hours: 9:00am to 12:00pm Saturday, & 9:00 am to 3:00pm Sunday
Location: 5 Points
No matter where you end up, we know you will be impressed and happy you supported local Jacksonville businesses like these!