Spend five minutes in Maryland or Washington, D.C. over a weekend – and you’ll soon realize brunching here is serious business! Brunch spreads are often more elaborate than dinners, and there are never shortages of specialty cocktails and drinks to be had.
Offering a wide variety of flavors, bottomless brunches are also a fantastic option to sample new cuisine, without the worry of committing to one dish.
The Ft. Meade area is home to some great brunch options – but these bottomless brunches are all-star favorites. From Maryland blue crab to Chesapeake-plucked oysters and Southern-inspired favorites to international cuisine, the following brunch spots serve up some of the best dishes in the area – many from award-winning chefs and kitchens.
No matter which one you choose, it’s always smart to make a reservation.
David’s, Arundel Mills
Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, fine wines and a fantastic fusion brunch at David’s. Located in the Live! Casino and Hotel, David’s offers a sleek experience, but in a very inviting, non-pretentious way.
Mrs. K’s Toll House, Silver Spring
Opened in 1930, brunch at Mrs. K’s is like going to your grandmother’s home for breakfast. This quaint eatery is surrounded by lovely gardens, white wood-paned windows and filled with charming antiques. And, with custom omelets, freshly made waffles, biscuits, grits, oysters, shrimp, crab legs and more – Mrs. K’s offers some of the best bottomless brunching in the area.
La Malinche, Silver Spring
Brunch at La Malinche is just plain good, offering nearly 20 unlimited tapas – like patatas bravas, mussels, croquettes, meatballs, empanadas and more. The ‘bebidas’ are equally stellar, with four varieties of sangria, mimosas, and Bloody Marys available.
McGinty’s Public House, Silver Spring
Explore the summer farmer’s markets in downtown Silver Spring and grab brunch at McGinty’s while you there. Options include corn beef hash, smoked salmon eggs benedict, brioche bread pudding – along with complimentary Bloody Marys, champagne, and mimosas.
Black’s Bar & Kitchen, Bethesda
If you find yourself craving some good Southern cooking, head to Black’s in Bethesda. The buffet is loaded with cheddar grits, biscuits and gravy, eggs Pontchartrain, crawfish specialties and more. And they add a touch of Southern class with unlimited champagne cocktails and bellinis.
Blackwall Hitch, Annapolis and Baltimore
With two great locations, brunch at Blackwall’s is spectacular. Enjoy seafood and crab dishes, omelets and waffles, fried chicken and more.
El Centro DF
With two prime locations (Georgetown and Logan Circle), El Centro offers a fantastic hearty brunch, along with spectacular drinks. Enjoy options like huevos rancheros, breakfast enchiladas, shrimp tacos and more – and wash it all down with endless Bloody Marias, mimosas, margaritas, micheladas, and seasonal drinks.
Enjoy Havana-inspired cuisine with a twist, at Cuba Libre. Highlights include; brunch paellas, sweet plantains, Latin pastries and more. And of course, delicious drinks such as agua frescas.
Boqueria has endless tapas, sangrias, and sweets. Plus you can people watch! It’s hard to beat this Dupont Circle favorite.
For something truly unique, head to the Balkan-inspired cuisine of ambar. This down-to-earth Michelin-lauded restaurant offers a complete mezze platter option, the “Balkan Experience” – allowing you to try tons of new dishes and flavors, for one great price!
Describing itself as a ‘kitchen of the world’, diners who reserve under the ‘Bedouin Tent’ brunch option will be treated to cuisine flavors from across the globe. The menu is seasonal and draws on a variety of succulent ingredients.
Drawing inspiration from Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese cuisines, nationally celebrated Chef José Andrés offers truly mouthwatering mezze menus at Zaytinya. Enjoy a tour of the Mediterranean, as you sip delightful specialty cocktails.
Try one, or try them all while you’re staying at our Ft. Meade Crashpad. These top bottomless brunch spots are sure to delight the palate!
Written by: Kristi Adams