Brunch has become big business with families and friends often choosing to forgo a lazy weekend lounging in bed for a social meal out on the town. If you’re ready to get your weekend started right, here are the best spots to brunch in Beaumont. Because you know what they say – brunch without booze is just a sad late breakfast.
For the Best Bloody Mary – Luke’s Icehouse
Billed as a hangover brunch that goes all the way until 4 p.m., you should have no problem converting to a liquid lunch or linner when your drink is topped with a juicy hamburger, chicken, or pulled pork slider. The menu standout is French toast sandwiches if you’re craving a little salty-sweet mix to get you going. Not sayin’, just sayin’.
For the Most Creative Bites – J.Wilson’s
Can I get a heck yeah for oyster nachos and man candy (candied bacon)? The root beer glazed sticky chicken is also a house favorite along with a Southern-style pecan waffle. Brunch is also served until 4 p.m. on weekends so roll on in whenever you pull yourself out of bed. Beers on tap are changed weekly because you know what they say - you can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning.
For the Big Town To-Do – Katharine and Company
With brunch only offered the second Sunday of every month, people definitely plan ahead for a date at Katharine’s. A casual downtown spot known for their pastries, at brunch the Tex-Mex entrees are house favorites but it’s the shrimp and grits that’s the talk of the town.
Best Hangover Food – Madison’s on Dowlen
Doubling as a rowdy nighttime spot, Madison’s understands the need for a hair of the dog. To whet your whistle, they have bacon, jalapeno, or basil infused bloodys, Manmosas, and regular mimosas available by the glass or pitcher. Wash that down a greasy breakfast burger or tacos, chicken and waffles, or a more creative take on the classics like fruity pebble waffles and raisin loaf French toast.
For the Family – Neches River Wheelhouse
Right on the river, watch the ships from an open-air tiki bar. The food is an interesting mix of fusion cuisines with everything from “eggchiladas” to General Tso’s Chinese Chicken and Waffles and bacon pancake dippers, mini corn dogs, and PBJ stuffed French toast for the little ones. If the kiddos aren’t amused by oil tankers cruising by, there are free frisbees to keep them at bay.