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Everything here has its own rhythm and cadence that can transform any activity into an experience— and brunch is no exception.
Being on Island Time is less of an expression and more of a way of existence that takes over the moment you cross over the causeway. So consider sleeping in, taking your time and allowing yourself the indulgence of great food and a sense of community with these Galveston brunches.
pictured: Brunch at Riondo's Ristorante
You would never know this high-end, chef-driven restaurant used to be a filling station. BLVD’s Sunday brunch is everything you want out of a Gulf destination with delicious seafood-inspired breakfast fare. Their over-the-top DLUX Bloody Mary is a meal within itself! It comes garnished with a strip of bacon, shrimp kiss, green beans and more. Their wide array of mimosa options include strawberry basil and creamsicle.
This laid-back Mediterranean-style restaurant is new to the brunch scene in Galveston. It is kind of a local secret as the menu can’t be found online, but their ocean-view terrace makes for the perfect backdrop for the occasion. We recommend the lamb chops and eggs or the Mediterranean omelet for a Greek-inspired meal. They also offer $5 mimosas and Bloody Marys along with a great selection of wine and beer. Their brunch menu is offered on Saturdays and Sundays until 3 p.m.
Looking for more of a local vibe? An unassuming and delicious brunch experience with a wide range of menu options awaits you at Mario’s Seawall Italian & Pizzeria. On Sundays only, this Italian restaurant turns into a happening brunch spot. They have everything from breakfast classics to brunch staples. You can’t go wrong with an avocado toast or huevos rancheros.
A favorite of tourists and locals alike, at Miller’s everyday can be a brunch day. Breakfast is served all day! Highlights include the shrimp and grits and the lump crab Benedict. Their red wine sangria is a refreshing choice, but they still have the classics—mimosas and Bloody Marys. Located right on the Seawall it is the perfect location to pair with a beach day or wandering the boardwalk.
This Italian bistro is a brunch mood no matter where you’re sat. Their outdoor seating comes with shaded umbrellas and a front-row seat to the happenings on the Historic Strand while their indoor dining gives off romantic Tuscan vibes. Looking for an over-the-top brunch experience? Reserve their vault room and invite up to 16 of your closest friends to dine in decadence with you. They also offer $5 Bloody Marys and $3 mimosas and Bellinis. Their brunch menu is available Sundays only from 11AM - 3PM.
Major island vibes can be found at Yaga’s Café, as well as one of the most reasonably priced brunches in Galveston. The bananas Foster French toast is indeed bananas and the boudin Benedict with its Cajun hollandaise sauce is a must-try. They offer $12 mimosa carafes, and their Sangria Blanca is the perfect refreshment for a beautiful day out on the patio. Their menu is offered Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sometimes brunch is all about the aesthetics and nowhere offers a better one than Hearsay on the Strand. Their patented chic antique décor is the perfect backdrop for any brunch photo. With dozens of Edison bulbs dripping from the ceiling, an extravagant chandelier and their beautiful wood-adorned walls—there is not a seat in the house that isn’t Insta-worthy. The chicken fried Texas ribeye and eggs is a step above your average steak and eggs offering and the Aperol spritz is a delicious and unique addition to a brunch menu. Their brunch is available Friday-Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
This spot is one of the most sought-after brunch places in town and for good reason. Sunflower Bakery has a reputation of being one of the best eateries in town and serves up all of the classics- waffles, pancakes, Migas and some unique Gulf Coast pairings….oysters Benedict anyone? Avoid the weekend fanfare and visit mid-week -- their everyday brunch menu is available until 3 p.m.
Another brunch darling on the Island, this place has some of the best eggs Benny in Galveston—the crabby Mosquito is a must-try for fans of crab eggs Benedict and their corned beef hash tacos are a savory surprise. This spot has a large following so if you want to avoid the crowds and have the time, Sunday’s menu is offered all day long. If you are here during the week, their breakfast menu is offered Tuesday- Friday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Located in Galveston’s beautiful Beachtown neighborhood, its intimate porch seating and understated whitewashed décor is Southern dining at its very finest. For fans of shrimp and grits, their jalapeno Gouda grits are the perfect consistency and rich in flavor. Their salmon lox is perfect for bagel lovers and can be paired with a crisp white wine sangria or mimosa. Brunch is offered Friday- Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where the Texas Coast begins.
by Visit Galveston
by Mary Beth Bassett