Weekends were made for sleeping in, and nothing tops off a late morning like brunch with the family. RedTri.com asked Seattle moms and friends to share with us their favorite and most beloved brunch restaurants, and we've got all the juicy, mouthwatering details below, from gluten-free pancakes to biscuits and gravy, these places are so much more than green eggs and ham!
Breakfast served everyday from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
From Buckwheat Quinoa Pancakes to Seafood Omelets, this brunch spot is stacked with delicious options, and get this – most are gluten-free, and there are alternative vegan/vegetarian and gluten-free menus, if so desired. Red Tricycle Seattle writer and mom, Allison Ellis, tells us: “I really like this spot. It's a fairly new restaurant so it's not yet crowded, and the parking is plentiful. We met another family a few weeks ago for brunch and it was great. They put us in a big booth and were very accommodating to the kids.”
5001 25th Avenue NE, Suite 100
Brunch is available Sat., 7:30 am – 11:30 am and Sun., 7:30 am – 1:30 pm.
Chinooks at Fisherman's Terminal is a casual, highly energized seafood restaurant located at the base of the North Pacific fishing fleet (since 1913!) with over 700 commercial fishing vessels calling it home. Your little ones will love looking out at the boats and seeing them sail off in the distance. There is even a “to go” style service available at Little Chinook’s in the plaza next door. “Chinooks is a fave,” says Red Tricycle Seattle writer and mom, Katie Kavulla. “The scones that you get when you sit down are so yummy, and the kids can run around outside after or walk down to check out the boats afterwards.”
1900 West Nickerson Street
Gilbert's Main Street Bagel Deli
Open Mon.-Fri., 7:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sat.-Sun., 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
This place may be a little expensive, but the plate sizes are enormous and can feed two or three people. Try splitting a scramble with a delicious bagel and tons of tots! They have plenty of breakfast options, bagels galore, sandwiches with mouthwatering meats, and even matzo ball soup! Not cheap, but a lovely atmosphere and interesting options. Red Tricycle sales guru, Laura Rodde, loves this place!
10024 Main Street
Brunch begins at 9:30 am on Sat. and Sun.
Brunch at the pub? Sounds crazy, but this just may be the best breakfast spot in the city. The restaurant is super family-friendly, with high chairs, kids’ menus, and a large changing area in the women’s restroom. Allison Ellis says “The food is A-mazing, with the best bloody Mary in Seattle, too. And prices are great!”
4301 Leary Way NW
High Spot Café
Open daily from 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
This is a wonderful neighborhood spot in Madrona, both warm and super friendly. From French Brioche Toast to Tofu Scramble to Mexi-Fries, all will be satisfied here. Allison Ellis says they have “delicious baked goods and pastries!” But, “It's a fairly small spot so the wait can be long if you don't time it right.”
1410 34th Avenue
Brunch and lunch is served Sat. and Sun., 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
This restaurant is known for delicious steaks, but do not underestimate their brunch menu. Stacked with hardy breakfast options, from biscuits and gravy to crab eggs Benedict and many traditional plates, this place does not let any customer go hungry. Red Tricycle Seattle writer and calendar editor, Kristina Moy, gives it her stamp of approval!
4548 California Avenue SW
Luna Park Café
Open everyday, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
This local favorite is swarming with history. Taking after a 1950’s diner, it’s become a museum of sorts for West Seattle signage. On the walls, you can see the original Granada Theater sign, the original Admiral Fountain Cafe sign, a sign from the Luna Tavern, the Beach Drive Market sign, and many more. There is even a Jukebox from 1958. Besides this rockin’ ambiance, it’s got a delicious assortment of brunch foods from the traditional to the more complex, such as the Elvis Waffle with peanut butter, banana, and 2 pieces of bacon. Kristina Moy loves this diner feel.
2918 SW Avalon Way
Brunch is served Sun., 9:30 am – 2:00 pm.
Serving delicious Crab Eggs Benedict, Garlic Roasted Jumbo Pacific Tiger Prawns, Thick-Cut Vanilla French Toast, among so much more, this place is a must for Seattle brunch-goers. For $27, all entrees include a trip to the Griddlecake Grill, which features their famous pancakes, and the Luau Bar, with fresh seafood, fruit, salads, desserts, and baked pastries. You will also be served coffee and tea. Allison Ellis says, “It's definitely a higher-priced ‘fancy brunch’ option, and the buffet is a feast for the eyes (and tummies). Three words: macadamia nut pancakes!”
Elliott Bay Marina
2601 West Marina Place
Brunch runs Sat.-Sun., 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Poquitos is a family favorite, with Mexican-inspired cuisine made with local and fresh foods. From handmade tortillas rolled and pressed from fresh masa to delicious egg dishes (heuvos rancheros and a chorizo and egg sandwich), it’s an authentic Mexican brunch. Sara Billups gives this restaurant two thumbs up!
1000 East Pike Street
Portage Bay Café
Brunch served Mon.-Fri., 7:30 am – 11:00 am and Sat.-Sun., 7:30 am – 2:30 pm.
Portage Bay Café is a great brunch spot for local, organic, and sustainable foods and ingredients. Now with three locations, Portage Bay Café is a favorite around town. Their dining room is light and airy with a great proximity to Ballard Locks. With all the classics from pancakes to omelets, you’ll all leave full and content. “Their pancakes with fresh fruit are to die for!” says Red Tricycle Seattle writer and mom, Kali Sakai, who loves to take out of town guests here with her 2-year old daughter.
4130 Roosevelt Way NE
South Lake Union
391 Terry Avenue North
2821 NW Market
Brunch available Sat., 9:30 am – 1:00 pm and Sun., 8:45 am – 1:30 pm
This quintessential Seattle brunch spot frequently wins in the "best brunch" categories with all the local magazines. Salty’s is known for its Northwest seafood and mouth-watering steak cuisine. With brightly colored fish and unique nautical accessories on the walls, this place has an energetic and friendly feel. Allison Ellis says it’s “high end but still very family-friendly. The place is usually swarming with families.”
1936 Harbor Avenue SW
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