3 Best Brunches in Wilmington
A leisurely, late morning brunch signals the weekend has finally arrived. It’s a lingering meal that lets you combine your favorite sweet and savory dishes while providing the perfect excuse to enjoy a mimosa or Bloody Mary before noon. One of the great aspects of a Sunday brunch in Wilmington is that absolutely zero planning is required.
You can sleep as late as you’d like, roll out of bed and down to your favorite eatery for a mountain of soul-satisfying food – whether you’re into skillet scrambles, French toast or the variety of a bottomless buffet.
This weekend, why not indulge your cravings at one of our best brunch picks in Wilmington – where chefs are whipping up tasty interpretations of your favorite comfort foods, promising a wonderfully lazy feast.
Wilmington brunches not to be missed
Here’s a round-up of three great spots to enjoy brunch in Wilmington, listed in no particular order.
- Kid Shelleen’s – What’s not to love about a heaping basket of homemade sticky buns after a long night on the town? Voted one of Delaware’s top brunch spots last year, Kid Shelleen’s never disappoints with an eclectic menu that includes buttermilk biscuits smothered in sausage gravy, insanely delicious nachos piled high with black bean chili and cheddar jack cheese, and a fine selection of tacos, sandwiches and burgers. Their brunch menu is available Saturdays from 11:00AM to 2:30PM and Sundays from 10:00AM to 2:30PM. And let’s not forget about their Build your own Bloody Mary bar – need we say more?
- Columbus Inn – Located on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Columbus Inn does an amazing Sunday brunch buffet. For $26, you can eat your way through fresh seafood, assorted pastries and slow roasted meats (prime rib and tender turkey), not to mention made-to-order omelets and grilled cheese paninis. Carving and steam tables are overflowing with the best in sweet and savory dishes, and brunch cocktails include pitchers of seasonal sangria. Head down between 10AM and 2PM for a casual meal with friends.
- Hotel du Pont – Sometimes it’s nice to spruce up for a sumptuous Sunday spread, and there’s no better place than the landmark Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The opulent Green Room (AAA Four-Diamond Award recipient for the last 30 years!) is a benchmark of fine dining in the city, and features a to-die-for buffet with brioche French toast, mini-crème brûlees, smoked salmon and other tempting offerings. Every month the brunch menu changes. This Valentine’s Day, the Green Room is offering a special Rose Petal Brunch. Be sure to call soon to make a reservation – the 10AM seating is already sold out.
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Wilmington’s culinary scene offers no shortage of places to satisfy a healthy brunch appetite, whether you’re visiting for some weekend tax-free shopping or are fortunate enough to call it home.
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