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, Indiana restaurants have caught on to the brunch craze.
The Best Brunch in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Junk Ditch Brewing Company
Junk Ditch Brewing Company offers brunch each Sunday on Main Street. Packed with a delicious menu featuring chicken and waffles, biscuits and gravy, and eggs benedict, the star of Junk Ditch’s brunch may be the large, fluffy, and sweet cinnamon roll!
1825 W. Main St.
Sundays 10 AM to 2 PM
Since opening downtown, 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.
Saturday and Sundays 10 AM to 4 PM
203 E. Berry St.
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.
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.
When you think Eddie Merlot's you may be thinking anniversary dinners and fine dining, but Eddie Merlot's also hosts a fantastic Sunday Brunch featuring starters, salads and sandwiches, and entrees like smoked salmon benedict, Eddie's tenderloin hash, and much more!
10 AM to 2:00 PM Sundays
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.
Granite City Food & Brewery
If you're craving a BIG brunch feast, you won't find a better option than Granite City Food & Brewery. 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.
Bill's Smokehouse, a popular steakhouse, will be serving up a delicious breakfast buffet on Sundays.
10:30 AM to 2 PM on Sunday
305 E Washington Center Rd. (inside Ramada Plaza Hotel)
In pure millennial fashion, Trubble Brewing 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 3:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday
Three Rivers Distilling - Tasting Room
Fort Wayne's first distillery since Prohibition is now serving brunch on Sundays! Three Rivers Distilling will feature classics waffles, pastries, eggs benedict and sandwiches. Plus, don't forget to try one of their cocktails featuring their signature spirits.
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Sundays
21 and older
224 E Wallace
Trolley Steaks and Seafood
Did someone say Bloody Mary bar? From homemade classics likes eggs and French toast an omelet bar and prime rib, Trolley Steaks and Seafood's brunch buffet 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 on Sunday
2898 E. Dupont Rd.
Ted's Market serves a delicious brunch on Sundays with a rotating menu for maximum meal variety. Brunch cocktails are available as well.
10 AM to 2 PM on Sunday
12628 Coldwater Road
Chop's Steaks & Seafood
Offered on Sundays only, enjoy a full menu of brunch at Chop's Steaks & Seafood including traditional offerings like pancakes, sausage and combos to wraps and quesadillas, Chop's lunch classics and more.
Sundays 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
6421 W Jefferson Blvd.
Don Hall's Guesthouse
This classic Fort Wayne family of restaurants offers an exclusive brunch buffet at the Guesthouse Grille every Sunday! Enjoy all of the classic brunch fares.
Sundays 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
1313 W. Washington Center Rd.
Bird and Cleaver
Think farm-fresh rolled oats, Lentils with house labneh, and the classic steak and eggs with a twist! Bird and Cleaver is the cutest family-owned restaurant offering classic menu items each with a little Bird and Cleaver twist. Who wouldn't want a homemade pop tart!
Brunch Served Sundays 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
1603 N. Wells St.
Although Proximo does not have a classic brunch menu, any diner can enjoy their outstanding breakfast menu throughout the day. If you’re looking for a lite breakfast enjoy the oatmeal or opt for a crowd favorite including their Dulce de Leche French Toast or the Carnita Benedict.
Breakfast served daily, and the breakfast menu is offered throughout the day - just ask your server.
898 S. Harrison St.
Pull up a seat for churro doughnuts, death by brunch burrito, skillets, tamales, and more at Solbird every Sunday.
Sundays 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
1824 W Dupont Road
One of Fort Wayne's finest farm to fork restaurants, Tolon is the perfect location for dining and drinks, is now offering a regular brunch.
Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
614 S. Harrison St.
Conner's Kitchen + Bar
Browsing around downtown Fort Wayne. Or just craving brunch, book a table at Conner's for their brunch on Saturdays and Sundays!
Saturdays and Sundays 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
1150 S. Harrison St.
Seasonal Brunch Options – Call for Details
What's better than brunch and TWO-EE's Winery 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
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This post was originally published in February 2017 and has been updated.