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19 of Houston’s Most Brunch-Worthy Spots

Traveler’s Table and Harry’s offer some of the city’s best brunch options

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Mo’ Better Brews serves up a mean vegan chik’n and waffles.
| Arnea Williams

The launchpad of an enjoyable weekend and the key to Sunday Funday, brunch has always been an important Houston institution where the best of breakfast and lunch converge. And just like Space City, the options are diverse.

This list has been updated to include noteworthy brunch spots, like Harry’s, which earned a visit from Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi for its chilaquiles, and Traveler’s Table, which offers a variety of different cuisines at brunch, hosted Friday through Sunday. And there are plenty more essential brunch spots offering festive beverages, decadent egg-topped dishes, sharable bites, and breakfast toasters and pastries to cement your week.

Whether on the hunt for a healthy light bite, a savory Southern brunch, or a hangover-curing huevos rancheros, these 19 Houston brunch destinations can chase away even the worst of Sunday scaries.

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1. Dish Society

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12525 Memorial Dr #145
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 467-3474
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With five locations around the Houston area that each offer all-day brunch, fulfilling your breakfast and lunch cravings at Dish Society is an easy task. Decide between tacos, pancakes, a variety of egg scrambles, sandwiches, or some of its more creative options. The Southern skillet breakfast, with its pork sausage, potatoes, gruyere, and sauteed peppers and onions, is topped with gravy and sunny side eggs for a combination of the best of breakfast possibilities. Its impressive drink menu, featuring fresh-squeezed juices, creative elixirs, coffees, craft beers, and wine, is also full of options.

2. The Annie

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1800 Post Oak Blvd Suite 6170
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 804-1800
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With a picturesque backdrop of Houston and a five-star feel, The Annie is the perfect place to unwind and treat yourself. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends, brunch service boasts items like filet benedict, egg and chorizo enchiladas, mushroom rigatoni, and a fried quail served with scrambled eggs, venison sausage, and a biscuit, If looking for classics, the brioche french toast, seasonal muffins and the fried chicken sandwich with blue cheese slaw will not disappoint.

3. Bosscat Kitchen & Libations

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4310 Westheimer Rd #150
Houston, TX 77027
(281) 501-1187
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At Bosscat, brunch can be adventurous as you decide. Go for flavorful options like the banana pancakes, overnight oats, and short rib chilaquiles, or spring for more exciting concoctions like the “Fruity Pebbles” french toast, made with a condensed milk glaze, or the donut burger, topped with bacon and a fried duck egg with a side of tater tots. Mimosas, available by the glass or carafe, are a classic choice, but the “breakfast in bed” shot is a surefire way to get your weekend off to an interesting start.

4. Tiny Boxwoods

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3614 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 622-4224
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Start your day early at this River Oaks oasis, where lunch, breakfast and creative drinks combine for an experience that’s far from small. Go light with chia seed pudding, a pastry board, or the Tiny’s Summer Salad, or dig into more filling dishes, like the migas, the chicken enchiladas, or Lucky Burger with a homemade special sauce. If drinks are the focus, the White wine mojito or red sangria are perfect for a buzz of flavor, or opt for the “Weekend warrior” green smoothie or “Orange Julia” for a frothy and festive virgin option. Brunch runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

5. Pondicheri

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2800 Kirby Dr b132
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 522-2022
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Pondi offers a fun array of essential breakfast bites, including an “everything but the kitchen sink” Railway omelet, pumpkin chai oats, and a french toast with Nutella and cardamom. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Pondi’s Bake Lab also offers up delicious breakfast items, like a Bombay Benedict with pickled hollandaise sauce and pav bhaji masala on brioche buns, or the Mumbai toaster sandwich, served with eggs, cilantro chutney and cheese on house-made bread.

6. a'Bouzy

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2300 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 722-6899
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The champagne-focused menu at a’Bouzy includes plenty of small bites and shareable that go perfectly with a glass of bubbles. Try the heirloom tomato galette, topped with honey goat cheese and basil on a creme fraiche crust; the pomme frites, roasted in duck fat and covered with sunnyside eggs and aioli; or the seafood pot pie, loaded with a mix of redfish, crawfish, and shrimp. Feeling simple? Dabble in the assortment of fresh-baked pastries.

7. Superica

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1801 N Shepherd Dr #B
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 955-3215
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Tex Mex import Superica is a haven for brunch aficionados with traditional breakfast plates featuring eggs, crispy tortillas strips, chorizo, potatoes, and steak served in a variety of ways. The huevos Mexicanos, made with fluffy scrambled eggs, jalapenos, onions, tomatoes, cheese, and frijoles, and the wood-grilled skirt steak and eggs are standout items on the menu — with fulfilling sides like applewood smoked bacon, fresh tortillas, hotcakes with whipped butter, tropical fruit salad, and refried beans. Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

8. Kin Dee

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1533 N Shepherd Dr Suite 160
Houston, TX 77008
(281) 826-2655
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From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends, Kin Dee’s new brunch service brings Bangkok to Bayou City with crispy pancakes served with red curry and sunny-side-up eggs; Salapao Moo Yang, a sweet soy sauce-marinated pork belly in a steamed bun; and the alluring Panang curry omelet served with sweet cucumber and jasmine rice. The picturesque drinks, many of which are made with a version of Mekhong, Thailand’s national golden liquor, are just as captivating.

A brunch spread of Thai food at Heights’ restaurant Kin Dee.
Kin Dee’s newest brunch service offers five unique Thai dishes, including a Panang omelet.
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9. Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

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718 W 18th St
Houston, TX 77008
(346) 237-9150
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No matter the day of the week, this Colorado franchise promises variations of all the brunch staples, along with cold-pressed juices, boozy cafe cocktails, and the “morning margs.” Choose between eight different benedicts, including a habanero pork belly benny, and its extensive assortment of sweet breakfast options, including a featured pancake of the week. Can’t choose? Order the signature breakfast flight with a sample of three different pancake flavors.

10. Squable

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632 W 19th St
Houston, TX 77008
(832) 834-7362
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This restaurant by Bobby Heugel and Justin Yu offers a creative, extra-hearty brunch, with dishes like the oyster mushroom hash topped with poached eggs and jalapeño cream, or the brunch burger, smothered in raclette cheese, crispy lardons, an egg, and fries on the side. For something smaller, try the ‘Oaxacan green’ polenta served with crawfish and pickled relish, or the bacon fat hashbrowns with pepper hollandaise and smoked trout roe. Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

11. Brasserie 19

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1962 W Gray St
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 524-1919
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Undoubtedly a Houston institution, this French eatery serves a variety of classic brunch dishes, from eggs benedict and quiches, alongside assorted pastries including danishes, scones, croissants, and muffins. Try the seafood croissant, which is layered with butter lettuce and heirloom tomato, is loaded with poached lobster and shrimp. Pair items with a bottle of Veuve, if you’re feeling fancy. Brunch is available Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

12. Hugo's

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1600 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 524-7744
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The huranche de puerco at Hugo’s — a large masa cake topped with slow-cooked, juicy pork, poblano rajas, beans, tomatillo salsa, and a fried egg — is a brunch standout and worth the visit alone. For something lighter, go for the ceviche of the day, or the watermelon salad, topped with blue cheese and mint-tajin dressing. Add a margarita or tequila cocktail on the side. 

13. Traveler's Table

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520 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 409-5785
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For the indecisive bruncher, Traveler’s Table is a perfect choice. The restaurant, which hosts brunch Friday through Sunday, offers a smorgasbord of fare inspired by cuisines around the world. There’s Vietnamese steak and eggs, flaky crab curry samosas and Indian masala eggs, lamb shakshuka, kimchi egg fried rice, churros, Hawaiian pancakes, and Louisiana fried chicken. Start with a drink — ordering a flight of its bloody marys, creative coffee cocktails, mimosas, or Old Fashioneds so you don’t have to choose. Leave room for dessert, which boasts a dessert bread pudding, a mango lassi panna cotta, and a decadent Mexican flourless chocolate cake. And don’t forget to make a reservation — this three-day brunch gets packed.

14. Mo' Better Brews

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1201 Southmore Blvd
Houston, TX 77004
(832) 740-4297
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At this vegan restaurant, coffee, vinyl records, and breakfast are always on the menu — drawing in meat-eaters and vegans alike, including author Tabitha Brown. Waffles and pancakes come layered with your choice of pecan pie, strawberry “cheezecake,” or peach cobbler toppings, and the chik’n shrooms and grits — a crowd favorite — is drizzled in either a hot and honey glaze or a “Trill” remoulade sauce over a creamy bed of grits. The choice is yours. Sandwiches, pizzas, acai bowls, and light bites ensure there’s something for everyone.

15. Lucille's

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5512 La Branch St
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 568-2505
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Stop by Lucille’s for a decadent Southern brunch, including dishes like fried green tomatoes, lobster Benedict, oxtail omelets, shrimp and grits, and of course, its signature chili biscuits. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Lucille’s chili biscuits on a plate.
Lucille’s chili biscuits, a family recipe, are made with the restaurant’s house chili and harissa cream.
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16. Brennan's of Houston

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3300 Smith St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-9711
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Head to Brennan’s for a weekend brunch experience with live jazz music and classic offerings like the snapping turtle soup, the NOLA BBQ shrimp, crawfish cakes, and the truffle-roasted chicken. Score a deal with its three-course 55th-anniversary package for $55, and be sure to hang out in the courtyard for a mini getaway. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p..m. Sunday.

Turtle soup at Brennan’s of Houston.
Brennan’s snapping turtle soup is a classic.
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17. Harry's Restaurant

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318 Tuam St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 528-0198
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At Harry’s, you’ll find classic combinations of pancakes, french toast, waffles, and biscuits to satisfy your breakfast cravings — plus more adventurous concoctions, like the “divorced” eggs benedict, made with a cheese-poblano tamale, poached eggs, salsa verde, and a ranchero sauce, plus a delicious sage omelet, served with sage sausage, green onions, seasoned potatoes, mozzarella, and rosemary gravy. Make brunch boozy with frozen cocktails, micheladas, bellinis, mimosas, and more.

18. The Breakfast Klub

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3711 Travis St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 528-8561
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Though dining at TBK on any day means lining up early, it’s well worth the wait for brunch on the weekend. Signature dishes, like “katfish” and grits, and the wings and waffles, featuring a heavenly waffle topped with six flavorful crispy wings, are the perfect place to start. The lunch menu’s variety of sandwiches won’t disappoint.

The Breakfast Klub’s chicken and waffles with strawberries.
The Breakfast Klub’s wings and waffles are a fan-favorite.
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19. Monkey's Tail

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5802 Fulton St
Houston, TX 77009
(713) 842-7188
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At this fun Lindale Park bar, brunch equates to menudo; pizza topped with huevos rancheros; sopes piled high with refried beans, chorizo, and gravy; a delicious quesabirria hash; and a Mexican version of chicken and waffles. Opt for their Bloody Marys, mimosas, micheladas, or the frozen margaritas for a festive pairing. Brunch here runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends.

1. Dish Society

12525 Memorial Dr #145, Houston, TX 77024

With five locations around the Houston area that each offer all-day brunch, fulfilling your breakfast and lunch cravings at Dish Society is an easy task. Decide between tacos, pancakes, a variety of egg scrambles, sandwiches, or some of its more creative options. The Southern skillet breakfast, with its pork sausage, potatoes, gruyere, and sauteed peppers and onions, is topped with gravy and sunny side eggs for a combination of the best of breakfast possibilities. Its impressive drink menu, featuring fresh-squeezed juices, creative elixirs, coffees, craft beers, and wine, is also full of options.

12525 Memorial Dr #145
Houston, TX 77024

2. The Annie

1800 Post Oak Blvd Suite 6170, Houston, TX 77056

With a picturesque backdrop of Houston and a five-star feel, The Annie is the perfect place to unwind and treat yourself. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends, brunch service boasts items like filet benedict, egg and chorizo enchiladas, mushroom rigatoni, and a fried quail served with scrambled eggs, venison sausage, and a biscuit, If looking for classics, the brioche french toast, seasonal muffins and the fried chicken sandwich with blue cheese slaw will not disappoint.

1800 Post Oak Blvd Suite 6170
Houston, TX 77056

3. Bosscat Kitchen & Libations

4310 Westheimer Rd #150, Houston, TX 77027

At Bosscat, brunch can be adventurous as you decide. Go for flavorful options like the banana pancakes, overnight oats, and short rib chilaquiles, or spring for more exciting concoctions like the “Fruity Pebbles” french toast, made with a condensed milk glaze, or the donut burger, topped with bacon and a fried duck egg with a side of tater tots. Mimosas, available by the glass or carafe, are a classic choice, but the “breakfast in bed” shot is a surefire way to get your weekend off to an interesting start.

4310 Westheimer Rd #150
Houston, TX 77027

4. Tiny Boxwoods

3614 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77027

Start your day early at this River Oaks oasis, where lunch, breakfast and creative drinks combine for an experience that’s far from small. Go light with chia seed pudding, a pastry board, or the Tiny’s Summer Salad, or dig into more filling dishes, like the migas, the chicken enchiladas, or Lucky Burger with a homemade special sauce. If drinks are the focus, the White wine mojito or red sangria are perfect for a buzz of flavor, or opt for the “Weekend warrior” green smoothie or “Orange Julia” for a frothy and festive virgin option. Brunch runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

3614 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77027

5. Pondicheri

2800 Kirby Dr b132, Houston, TX 77098

Pondi offers a fun array of essential breakfast bites, including an “everything but the kitchen sink” Railway omelet, pumpkin chai oats, and a french toast with Nutella and cardamom. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Pondi’s Bake Lab also offers up delicious breakfast items, like a Bombay Benedict with pickled hollandaise sauce and pav bhaji masala on brioche buns, or the Mumbai toaster sandwich, served with eggs, cilantro chutney and cheese on house-made bread.

2800 Kirby Dr b132
Houston, TX 77098

6. a'Bouzy

2300 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098

The champagne-focused menu at a’Bouzy includes plenty of small bites and shareable that go perfectly with a glass of bubbles. Try the heirloom tomato galette, topped with honey goat cheese and basil on a creme fraiche crust; the pomme frites, roasted in duck fat and covered with sunnyside eggs and aioli; or the seafood pot pie, loaded with a mix of redfish, crawfish, and shrimp. Feeling simple? Dabble in the assortment of fresh-baked pastries.

2300 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098

7. Superica

1801 N Shepherd Dr #B, Houston, TX 77008

Tex Mex import Superica is a haven for brunch aficionados with traditional breakfast plates featuring eggs, crispy tortillas strips, chorizo, potatoes, and steak served in a variety of ways. The huevos Mexicanos, made with fluffy scrambled eggs, jalapenos, onions, tomatoes, cheese, and frijoles, and the wood-grilled skirt steak and eggs are standout items on the menu — with fulfilling sides like applewood smoked bacon, fresh tortillas, hotcakes with whipped butter, tropical fruit salad, and refried beans. Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

1801 N Shepherd Dr #B
Houston, TX 77008

8. Kin Dee

1533 N Shepherd Dr Suite 160, Houston, TX 77008
A brunch spread of Thai food at Heights’ restaurant Kin Dee.
Kin Dee’s newest brunch service offers five unique Thai dishes, including a Panang omelet.
Alex Montoya

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends, Kin Dee’s new brunch service brings Bangkok to Bayou City with crispy pancakes served with red curry and sunny-side-up eggs; Salapao Moo Yang, a sweet soy sauce-marinated pork belly in a steamed bun; and the alluring Panang curry omelet served with sweet cucumber and jasmine rice. The picturesque drinks, many of which are made with a version of Mekhong, Thailand’s national golden liquor, are just as captivating.

1533 N Shepherd Dr Suite 160
Houston, TX 77008

9. Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

718 W 18th St, Houston, TX 77008

No matter the day of the week, this Colorado franchise promises variations of all the brunch staples, along with cold-pressed juices, boozy cafe cocktails, and the “morning margs.” Choose between eight different benedicts, including a habanero pork belly benny, and its extensive assortment of sweet breakfast options, including a featured pancake of the week. Can’t choose? Order the signature breakfast flight with a sample of three different pancake flavors.

718 W 18th St
Houston, TX 77008

10. Squable

632 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008

This restaurant by Bobby Heugel and Justin Yu offers a creative, extra-hearty brunch, with dishes like the oyster mushroom hash topped with poached eggs and jalapeño cream, or the brunch burger, smothered in raclette cheese, crispy lardons, an egg, and fries on the side. For something smaller, try the ‘Oaxacan green’ polenta served with crawfish and pickled relish, or the bacon fat hashbrowns with pepper hollandaise and smoked trout roe. Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

632 W 19th St
Houston, TX 77008

11. Brasserie 19

1962 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019

Undoubtedly a Houston institution, this French eatery serves a variety of classic brunch dishes, from eggs benedict and quiches, alongside assorted pastries including danishes, scones, croissants, and muffins. Try the seafood croissant, which is layered with butter lettuce and heirloom tomato, is loaded with poached lobster and shrimp. Pair items with a bottle of Veuve, if you’re feeling fancy. Brunch is available Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

1962 W Gray St
Houston, TX 77019

12. Hugo's

1600 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

The huranche de puerco at Hugo’s — a large masa cake topped with slow-cooked, juicy pork, poblano rajas, beans, tomatillo salsa, and a fried egg — is a brunch standout and worth the visit alone. For something lighter, go for the ceviche of the day, or the watermelon salad, topped with blue cheese and mint-tajin dressing. Add a margarita or tequila cocktail on the side. 

1600 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

13. Traveler's Table

520 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

For the indecisive bruncher, Traveler’s Table is a perfect choice. The restaurant, which hosts brunch Friday through Sunday, offers a smorgasbord of fare inspired by cuisines around the world. There’s Vietnamese steak and eggs, flaky crab curry samosas and Indian masala eggs, lamb shakshuka, kimchi egg fried rice, churros, Hawaiian pancakes, and Louisiana fried chicken. Start with a drink — ordering a flight of its bloody marys, creative coffee cocktails, mimosas, or Old Fashioneds so you don’t have to choose. Leave room for dessert, which boasts a dessert bread pudding, a mango lassi panna cotta, and a decadent Mexican flourless chocolate cake. And don’t forget to make a reservation — this three-day brunch gets packed.

520 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

14. Mo' Better Brews

1201 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004

At this vegan restaurant, coffee, vinyl records, and breakfast are always on the menu — drawing in meat-eaters and vegans alike, including author Tabitha Brown. Waffles and pancakes come layered with your choice of pecan pie, strawberry “cheezecake,” or peach cobbler toppings, and the chik’n shrooms and grits — a crowd favorite — is drizzled in either a hot and honey glaze or a “Trill” remoulade sauce over a creamy bed of grits. The choice is yours. Sandwiches, pizzas, acai bowls, and light bites ensure there’s something for everyone.

1201 Southmore Blvd
Houston, TX 77004

15. Lucille's

5512 La Branch St, Houston, TX 77004
Lucille’s chili biscuits on a plate.
Lucille’s chili biscuits, a family recipe, are made with the restaurant’s house chili and harissa cream.
Antonio Diaz

Stop by Lucille’s for a decadent Southern brunch, including dishes like fried green tomatoes, lobster Benedict, oxtail omelets, shrimp and grits, and of course, its signature chili biscuits. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

5512 La Branch St
Houston, TX 77004

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16. Brennan's of Houston

3300 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006
Turtle soup at Brennan’s of Houston.
Brennan’s snapping turtle soup is a classic.
Brennan’s

Head to Brennan’s for a weekend brunch experience with live jazz music and classic offerings like the snapping turtle soup, the NOLA BBQ shrimp, crawfish cakes, and the truffle-roasted chicken. Score a deal with its three-course 55th-anniversary package for $55, and be sure to hang out in the courtyard for a mini getaway. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p..m. Sunday.

3300 Smith St
Houston, TX 77006

17. Harry's Restaurant

318 Tuam St, Houston, TX 77006

At Harry’s, you’ll find classic combinations of pancakes, french toast, waffles, and biscuits to satisfy your breakfast cravings — plus more adventurous concoctions, like the “divorced” eggs benedict, made with a cheese-poblano tamale, poached eggs, salsa verde, and a ranchero sauce, plus a delicious sage omelet, served with sage sausage, green onions, seasoned potatoes, mozzarella, and rosemary gravy. Make brunch boozy with frozen cocktails, micheladas, bellinis, mimosas, and more.

318 Tuam St
Houston, TX 77006

18. The Breakfast Klub

3711 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002
The Breakfast Klub’s chicken and waffles with strawberries.
The Breakfast Klub’s wings and waffles are a fan-favorite.
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Though dining at TBK on any day means lining up early, it’s well worth the wait for brunch on the weekend. Signature dishes, like “katfish” and grits, and the wings and waffles, featuring a heavenly waffle topped with six flavorful crispy wings, are the perfect place to start. The lunch menu’s variety of sandwiches won’t disappoint.

3711 Travis St
Houston, TX 77002

19. Monkey's Tail

5802 Fulton St, Houston, TX 77009

At this fun Lindale Park bar, brunch equates to menudo; pizza topped with huevos rancheros; sopes piled high with refried beans, chorizo, and gravy; a delicious quesabirria hash; and a Mexican version of chicken and waffles. Opt for their Bloody Marys, mimosas, micheladas, or the frozen margaritas for a festive pairing. Brunch here runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends.

5802 Fulton St
Houston, TX 77009

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