Years of waking up to just eggs, cereal and toast on the weekends are now over. Don't get me wrong, I love breakfast. But I REALLY LOVE brunch.
Whether brunch is now part of your late-Sunday morning routine, or if you are looking for a unique meal with a twist, Fort Wayne restaurants have caught on to the brunch craze.
Tucked inside Calhoun Street, the Dash In, otherwise known as "the Dash" has been winning over downtown meal-goers with savory plates with personality, notably the popular Eddy's Slop (eggs, sausage, veggies, potatoes) biscuits and gravy, and classic eggs and bacon.
9 AM to 2 PM on Saturday
814 South Calhoun St.
For an entire weekend, Ted's Market dishes out a sweet menu of sticky buns, cinnamon rolls, fruit, and a creative made-to-order omelet bar. Don't forget to try the coffee bar, which serves from local provider Utopian Coffee.
8 AM to 11 AM on Saturday
12628 Coldwater Rd.
Located in Southwood Park Neighborhood, the Friendly Fox offers a cozy atmosphere and a classic brunch meal of eggs and bacon, wraps and breakfast sandwiches. It's the perfect "ride your bike to brunch" spot.
8 AM to 11 AM on Saturday
4001 South Wayne Ave.
Popular for its lunch and dinner menus, JK O'Donnell's features a colorful brunch dish (all day!) called the "Irish Breakfast." It's properly named for its traditional Irish meal with an egg, vegetables, sausages and bread.
11 AM to Midnight on Saturday
121 W Wayne St.
What's better than brunch and wine slushies? After ordering your sweet drink, walk over to the Sol Kitchen Food Truck, who will serve its popular Mexican cuisine, featuring eggs and chorizo tacos, quesadillas and much more.
Noon to 3 PM on Saturday and Sunday
6808 N. US Highway 24
If you're craving a BIG brunch feast, you won't find a better option than Granite City. This huge brunch buffet dishes all the classics like biscuits and gravy, eggs, French toast and a prime rib carving station.
9 AM to 2 PM on Sunday
3809 Coldwater Rd.
One of newest brunch options in town, Main St. Bistro features upscale items like prime rib, chicken and waffles (my favorite), eggs benedict and salad. Get your day off to a spicy start with a colorful Bloody Mary too.
11 AM to 3 PM
200 E. Main St.
You won't leave Cebollas' brunch hungry, trust us. This big buffet-style setup offers a made-to-order omelet station, all the classic meats, and traditional Mexican burritos and salads.
11 AM to 2:30 PM
236 Fernhill Ave.
602 E. Dupont Rd.
5930 W. Jefferson Blvd.
The chefs at Green Frog were inspired to create a classic menu with a unique twist. The heavy eaters want to try the Incredible Hog Sandwich (sausage, egg, spinach), or the loaded potatoes with all the breakfast favorites. The egg benedict is a scrumptious choice too.
10 AM to 2 PM on Sunday
820 Spring St.
Since opening downtown last year, the Hoppy Gnome has focused solely on lunch and dinner, and recently added a brunch menu to the mix! The Huaranche will become a foodie favorite with eggs, crema, black beans, as well as the Steak n' Eggs and miguelito burittos.
11 AM to 4 PM
203 E. Berry St.
In pure millennial fashion, one of Fort Wayne's newest breweries brings together your favorite food items for a unique, tasty brunching experience. The Dad Bod is a tasty choice (fries with beer cheese, bacon and egg) as well as the Dumpster (fries with gravy, bacon, jalapenos, eggs).
11 AM to 2 PM on Sunday
2725 Broadway St.
Did someone say Bloody Mary bar? From homemade classics likes eggs and French toast an omelet bar and prime rib, Trolley Bar’s brunch features an amazing 75 tasty items. Add on a spicy Bloody Mary, fresh mimosa or cool wine slushie, and your brunch feast is complete.
10 AM to 2 PM
2898 E. Dupont Rd.
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For a list of Fort Wayne breakfast options, click here.