We don’t often try to be controversial, but Brunch is hands down the ultimate vacation meal. Here’s our reasoning:
It’s so lazy – Whether you’re up and at em at 8 am or roll out of bed at 1 pm it’s always the right time to get some eggs and sausage.
It’s the perfect way to cure a hangover AND create one – Just choose between all you can eat waffles – or bottomless Mimosas, poinsettias, champagne, and bloody Mary’s.
It always feels luxurious – Whether you’re eating a simple just-like-mama’s blueberry pancake, or a massive lobster omelet topped with truffle sauce. Brunch makes you feel like a million bucks.
It’s the only meal reserved for special occasions – This isn’t a meal we have every day. We reserve it for our special moments: to celebrate birthdays, weddings, holidays, vacations, family, and all-around great friend groups.
Brunch is IMPORTANT. And that’s why we had to make sure you’re only having the best while you’re on Pensacola Beach. Welcome to the best of the beach -brunches!
Availability: Sundays 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
This restaurant is located in the lobby of the Hilton so a lucky few can roll out of bed and take an elevator ride to brunch heaven. If you’re not staying at the Hilton don’t worry, they open their doors to anyone with a good appetite.
H2O is for the folks who want to eat their heart out without worrying about the final check. One upfront payment is your ticket to a luxurious brunch buffet with everything you’d expect, plus a few extras like applewood smoked salmon, made-to-order omelets, and perfectly cooked prime rib. They also have an epic spread of shellfish: clams, mussels, shrimp, crab legs, and paella. Everyone agrees they’re serving up some exceptionally big shrimp.
If the buffet isn’t your thing, try their take on eggs benedict, poached cage-free egg, pork belly, spinach, tomato marmalade, english muffin, cajun hollandaise, or the steak and eggs, petite filet mignon, chimichurri, cage-free eggs, breakfast potatoes, asparagus, & hollandaise. Brunch wouldn’t be complete without bubbly. H2O offers $10 bottomless mimosas, poinsettias, and champagne. Their final way of surprising and delighting is letting you pack up to-go boxes for anything you couldn’t finish – we don’t need to tell you, but that’s not very common for buffets! Reservations are available on their website.
H2O loves locals! Show your ID to get a 15% discount
Availability: Tuesday through Sunday 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Native Café was founded by and for people who don’t believe brunch should be limited to the weekend. Pop in for a benedict and mimosa. You’ll find them sound side, on the quieter section of Pensacola Beach. Their kitchen serves up fun meals like the pancake-wich, regional classics like shrimp & grits, and decadent plates like their stuffed French toast.
The “bear cake” pancake on the kids menu is so cute we just know some adults are out there ordering it. If you eat a gluten-free diet you’ve found the place: they have gluten-free pancakes and toast on their menu. When planning your trip remember that it’s a small place with great food so it gets crowded pretty quickly.
Availability: Sundays 10:30 – 2:00 pm
Flounders is a very popular sound side restaurant and it’s impossible to miss: just look for the old timey fishing vessel built into the front of the building. Their small playground, sand volleyball courts and a busy sound side beach makes them very family friendly. Local Hint: Get a table right by the playground so you can enjoy your brunch while your kids have fun and play.
Flounders offers a lunchier brunch, serving a limited breakfast menu but leaving most of their regular menu available. Arrive with your sweet tooth ready, ALL brunch entrees at Flounders are served with the most mouthwatering French-style beignets. Bottomless champagne is available of course! You can also shake things up and have a glass of red or white sangria.
The Grand Marlin
Availability: Sundays 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Grand Marlin is an upscale seafood restaurant known for its raw bar and stunning view of Little Sabine Sound. Their menu is decadent. Entrees include crispy lobster fingers with vanilla bean honey mustard, steak & eggs, crab cake benedict, and of course their beloved oysters. Their cocktail menu is long for a brunch menu and everything has a little extra glamour to it. Indulge on drinks such as their Grand Mimosa, a mimosa with a splash of Grand Marnier; Hair of the Dog featuring coffee infused bourbon, vanilla and cream; or TGM Bloody Mary.