Where to Go for Brunch in Hanover and Columbia, Maryland
As the days become longer and temperatures rise, we’re reminded of an essential truth: there’s nothing better than a weekend brunch on a beautiful spring day. Who’s with us?
Hanover and the surrounding area boast delicious restaurants with spectacular brunch menus. Whether you’re looking for a quick, healthy bite, or you’re in it for the mimosas, you can’t go wrong with one of these choices. Here are the best places for brunch in Hanover and Columbia.
Brunch Spots in Hanover, MD
1. George Martin’s Grillfire
7793 Arundel Mills Blvd, Hanover, MD
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
George Martin’s Grillfire offers classic American cuisine with a modern flair and is one of our favorite restaurants in Hanover, MD. Conveniently located right inside The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, Grillfire is an easy stop on your way to Baltimore, D.C. or Live! for a day.
Start your morning with a fresh, crab-topped omelet or classic pull-apart monkey bread with cinnamon and caramel rum sauce. You could also go big and split the brunch box for two, which includes a healthy portion of eggs, breakfast potatoes, bacon and French toast. Open at 11 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, you won’t be disappointed when you visit Grillfire for brunch in Hanover, MD.
2. The Grill at Quarterfield Station
7704 Quarterfield Road, Glen Burnie, MD
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Don’t be fooled by the exterior of this unsuspecting, locally owned joint. The Grill at Quarterfield Station opens early for a delicious weekend brunch with a menu that features four types of eggs benedict, six omelet options, and of course breakfast classics like corned beef hash, cream chipped beef and huevos rancheros. And those who love a brunch cocktail will love their options. Try the classic bloody mary with an Old Bay rim or a mimosa made extra special with a splash of triple sec. Of all the places serving brunch on our list, The Grill at Quarterfield Station is the one most likely to surprise you.
3. Yard House
7000 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, MD
Lunch: Starts at 11 a.m. daily
Their menu might not scream “classic Sunday brunch,” but Maryland residents will tell you that you can still enjoy a perfect morning with classic brunch vibes at Yard House. With 100 American-style dishes made from scratch daily and the world’s largest selection of draft beer, this may very well be your new favorite spot, brunch or not. Their passion for great brews, great food and great music runs deep, and their menu offers something for everyone!
Brunch Spots in Columbia, MD
1. Victoria Gastro Pub
8201 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, MD
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Victoria Gastro Pub offers an inviting pub atmosphere with a sophisticated, yet unpretentious menu. The kitchen creates classic pub fare with innovative twists, and they insist on using fresh, quality ingredients in every recipe. In fact, many of the herbs and vegetables that wind up on your plate come from their very own garden at Manor Hill Farm.
You can’t go wrong with Victoria Gastro Pub for a Sunday brunch in Columbia, MD. The mimosas and bloody marys alone are worth the trip, but you’re sure to find something delicious to eat, as well. You could go for a classic like steak and eggs or change it up and try the breakfast egg rolls stuffed with scrambled eggs, bacon, cheese, sausage, jalapeno, onions and a special sauce. Yum!
2. Ale House Columbia
6480 Dobbin Center Way, Columbia, MD
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The brunch menu at Ale House Columbia leaves little to be desired. Think chicken and ham hash, Chesapeake eggs benedict, fried green tomatoes and French toast bites. The casual atmosphere is perfect for relaxing with family or catching up with friends before you get your weekend started.
But Ale House isn’t just known for Sunday brunch. Maryland sports fans can attest that their sister location, Pratt Street Ale House – located directly across from Oriole Stadium at Camden Yards, is also a favorite. Local sports are as integral a part of the culture at Ale House Columbia as they are at Pratt Street, offering the perfect opportunity to catch a game on the big screen while building your own bloody mary or sipping a brew from their wide selection of beers on tap. Could a springtime brunch get any better? We think not.
3. First Watch
6478 Dobbin Center Way, Suite 300, Columbia, MD
Brunch: Daily, 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
First Watch offers a different kind of brunch experience complete with a full pot of coffee, complimentary newspapers and Wi-Fi. As their name implies, they offer meals for the beginning of your day, which basically means they serve brunch till closing time. But don’t let their hours fool you. First Watch is no IHOP.
Chefs welcome each season by using ingredients and flavors inspired by nature. The scratch-made menu is full of vibrant greens in April, juicy pinks and reds in July, and sweet yellows in the fall. And trust us, you won’t even miss your mimosa once you get a look at the juice bar offerings which come in a full rainbow of colors, as well. First Watch offers the best brunch in Columbia, MD for anyone who wants a fresh, healthy meal without all the fanfare, which is exactly what you need to start a productive weekend off right.
4. The Iron Bridge Wine Company
10435 State Route 108, Columbia, MD
Brunch: Sunday, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
When you brunch at a restaurant that’s famous for their excellent wine selection and perfectly-paired menu items, you know you’re in for a fantastic meal. The menu at Iron Bridge Wine Company can be described as modern American cuisine finds international influence, and Sunday brunch in Columbia, MD doesn’t get any better than this. Their Sunday morning menu includes items like smoked salmon benedict, potato jamon croquets, and bourbon apple French toast. If you’re looking to treat yourself (and your tastebuds!) Iron Bridge is definitely where you need to be.
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