15 Extra Lavish Brunch Buffets Across America

Loews Ventana Canyon, Tucson, Arizona

Loews Ventana Canyon

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Loews Ventana Canyon, Tucson, Arizona
Loews Ventana Canyon

Pace Yourself

Brunch isn't just for Mother's Day anymore. And while you can find delectable brunch options at restaurants across the country, for our money, splashing out on an indulgent brunch buffet is one of the best ways to go. These all-you-can-eat extravaganzas often win over even buffet skeptics with their wide array of breakfast and lunch favorites, elegant ambience, and glasses of bubbly. Ready to splurge this weekend? Here are 14 of the nation's best places to brunch in style. 

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Granite City Brewery, Fargo, North Dakota
Granite City Brewery

Granite City Brewery

  • City / Town: Fargo, North Dakota and other locations
  • Address:  1636 SW 42nd St.
  • Phone: (701) 293-3000 
  • Website: gcfb.com/location/fargo-north-dakota/
  • Price: $21 for adults; $8 for kids 6-12

If you're a bloody mary fan, head to Fargo's Granite City Brewery for the Sunday brunch of a lifetime. There are over 300 possible combos once you pick a vodka, heat level, chaser, and garnish. If mimosas are more your speed, don't worry — they're endless. As for food, that's not too shabby, either. There's a carving table with prime rib; made-to-order omelets, French toast and breakfast sandwiches; brunch classics like bacon, pancakes and fruit; and rotating chef's specials.  

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Granite City Brewery, Fargo
MK L./Yelp

Granite City Brewery: Reviewer Rave

"I have been to brunch buffets that were much bigger with wider selection but I cannot think of one that had better food. There was the usual breakfast selections ... but they also had a couple of great homemade salads, prime rib and pork loin carving station, delicious pasta with sausage, assorted veggies and such. The surprise was that everything I tried was absolutely delicious." — PaxvilleBoy on TripAdvisor

Breakers Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida
Breakers Palm Beach

Breakers Palm Beach

Sunday brunch at The Circle, inside The Breakers Palm Beach, doesn't come cheap. The price is a cool $195 per person, not including tax and a service charge. But if you decide to splash out on what The Daily Meal calls "the most stunning and opulent brunch in America," here's what to expect: An elegant '20s-era dining room, sweeping ocean views, limitless champagne and other alcoholic beverages, top-notch service, and the soothing sounds of a harpist. As for the food, pace yourself: Don't be surprised to find crab legs, sushi, shrimp cocktail, caviar, beef tenderloin, prime rib, smoked salmon, decadent pastas, traditional breakfast dishes and a dessert spread of at least 30 different selections.

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Breakers Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida
Alex T./Yelp

Breakers Palm Beach: Reviewer Rave

"The room is exquisite, the food is delectable, and the servers are on top of mimosas (careful though, you'll have no idea how many you've had because they are always refilling them for you)! ... They will not leave you wanting. One word of caution, if you have a dinner reservation for the same night, cancel it ... you won't need it, you'll be too full." — Snalps77 on TripAdvisor

Loews Ventana Canyon, Tucson, Arizona
Loews Ventana Canyon

Loews Ventana Canyon

  • City / Town: Tucson, Arizona
  • Address:  7000 N. Resort Drive
  • Phone: (520) 529-7856  
  • Website: loewshotels.com/ventana-canyon/dining  
  • Price: $64 for adults; $32 for kids 6-12; $16 for kids 5 and

For a brunch with a more relaxed feel, look no further than the Blues, Brews & BBQ Sunday Brunch at Loews Ventana Canyon. Kick back poolside with unlimited beer or mimosas, listen to the live band, and nosh on everything from breakfast favorites like eggs and pancakes to seafood, ribs, burgers, grilled fish and roasted veggies. Recently spotted at the dessert station: S'mores, churros, apple crisp, and a dizzying array of other sweet treats.

Loews Ventana Canyon, Tucson
Nicole D./Yelp

Loews Ventana Canyon: Reviewer Rave

"My husband and I arrived for vacation in Tucson early just to have brunch here after reading the reviews. First the great ... the service was exemplary! Every single waitstaff who walked by our table asked if we needed anything ... Now the greatest ... the food! So fresh, so plentiful and so delicious." — CentralValleyFull on TripAdvisor

Four Seasons, Washington, D.C.
Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C.

Four Seasons

Long considered the pinnacle of D.C.'s thriving brunch scene, Sunday's buffet brunch at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown is definitely worthy of a splurge for special occasions, with service that inspires reviewer accolades usually not associated with a buffet. The spread is nothing to sneeze at, either, with everything from rack of lamb, oysters on the half shell and seared scallops to grilled octopus, creative salads, and an entire room of desserts. Better still, you may even rub elbows with some of the Washington's power players.

Four Seasons, Washington, D.C.
Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C.

Four Seasons: Reviewer Rave

"From the front of the house staff to the servers, the service is wonderful. Everyone is attentive and your champagne glass is filled before it is even empty! Come on ... unlimited mimosas! Plates are removed promptly and the food is replenished constantly so it is always fresh!" — LD on TripAdvisor

Ocean House, Watch Hill, Rhode Island
Ocean House

Ocean House

This notable seaside resort goes all out for Sunday Jazz Brunch, where patrons can choose a plated main course like eggs Benedict, sweet potato pancakes or a brunch burger to round out their selections from a crepe station, seafood-packed raw bar, cheese and charcuterie table, and dessert display. Unlimited sparkling wine, ocean views, and entertainment from an experienced jazz, blues and soul musician come standard.

Ocean House, Watch Hill
Ocean House

Ocean House: Reviewer Rave

"The raw bar is outstanding. Order a crepe made especially to your wants. Champagne pouring as much as you need by excellent servers. Salads, charcuterie, desserts and then an array of entrees to choose from. Never rushed to leave, we stayed for a couple of hours then just hung in the lobby for couple of more." — 408frankk on TripAdvisor

Harraseeket Inn, Freeport, Maine
Harraseeket Inn

Harraseeket Inn

Just down the street from L.L.Bean headquarters, cozy Harraseeket Inn serves a daily breakfast and lunch buffet. We recommend you save your visit for a Sunday, though, when the indulgent brunch buffet is available. Menus have included mouth-watering selections like lobster halves, organic prime rib, roasted chicken, lobster fritters, baked brie, short rib mac and cheese, and braised beef and egg quesadillas.

Harraseeket Inn, Freeport
Buggy Z./Yelp

Harraseeket Inn: Reviewer Rave

"I was blown away by the total experience. First the food: lobster, game pates, fresh cinnamon rolls, salads galore, five-star prime rib, fresh crepes, and lots more. The desserts were imaginative and delicious (I had to sample several). The staff, to a person, were extremely concerned that we enjoy ourselves. The location is convenient and the ambiance is first class." — Gary C on TripAdvisor

The Court of Two Sisters, New Orleans
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The Court of Two Sisters

What could be more N'awlins than brunching in a French Quarter courtyard while a jazz trio provides even more ambience? The Court of Two Sisters' Jazz Brunch, held daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is the spot to kick back and enjoy a Southern feast for the senses. Selections include gumbo and other soups, eggs and omelets, pastas, hand-carved roast beef, shrimp etouffee, chicken-and-sausage gumbo, pork ribs, homemade biscuits, fresh fruit, and desserts like bananas foster and pecan pie.

The Court of Two Sisters, New Orleans
Kamille P./Yelp

The Court of Two Sisters: Reviewer Rave

"Wonderful experience. The courtyard table with the jazz playing in the background was inviting and pleasant. Service was outstanding and left nothing to desire. Brunch was excellent with the bread pudding to die for. The historic surroundings, music, helpful staff and fantastic food makes this restaurant a place you don't want to pass up." — John C on TripAdvisor

Freemont, Chicago
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If the idea of a swanky hotel brunch is a bit of a snooze fest, try out the well-known Saturday and Sunday "boozy brunch" for adults 21 and older at the massive Fremont in River North, which the restaurant review site The Infatuation says, "The only thing that makes a bottomless brunch feel even more ridiculously excessive is when it comes with a buffet. That’s what you’ll find at The Fremont in River North, along with a DJ, donut wall, and a retractable roof." The package also includes two hours of unlimited mimosas.

Freemont, Chicago
Allie B./Yelp

Fremont: Reviewer Rave

"The food options in the brunch were incredible — from oysters and shrimp to beef sliders and mac and cheese, there were plenty of food options. ... The refills on our drinks were immediate and plenty. Round off this experience with an amazing DJ and a great rooftop lounge after brunch — I don't think you can get better than this as far as weekend brunches go." — Chantini D on TripAdvisor

V's Italiano Ristorante, Independence
V's Italiano Ristorante/Yelp

V's Italiano Ristorante

  • City / Town: Independence, Missouri
  • Address:  10819 E. U.S. Highway 40
  • Phone: (816) 353-1241  
  • Website: vsrestaurant.com/menu#menu=sunday-brunch
  • Price: $26 for adults; $12 for kids 5-12; $7 for kids under 5

If you'd rather load up on carbs than the seafood often featured at other brunch buffets, V's, just outside Kansas City, has your back. At its Sunday Champagne Brunch, the usual eggs, bacon and French toast are accompanied by a pasta station where you can choose your own pastas, sauces and toppings; stuffed shells, chicken pomodori, salmon, carved ham and beef, and garlic breadsticks are also on offer. Rum cake, cinnamon rolls, pecan pie and more offer a sweet ending.

V's Italiano Ristorante, Independence, Missouri
Erica G./Yelp

V's Italiano Ristorante: Reviewer Rave

"The food is carefully prepared, fresh, and attractively presented. A pasta station with plenty of options is a feature although there were wonderful eggs benedict, fresh vegetables, and meats. The dessert table featured lots of fruit and two baked desserts — bread pudding and chocolate cake. As always, the service was excellent with frequent refills on mimosas, coffee, and juice." — Baldy47 on TripAdvisor

The Old Salt, Hampton, New Hampshire
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The Old Salt

  • City / Town: Hampton, New Hampshire
  • Address:  490 Lafayette Road
  • Phone: (603) 926-0330 
  • Website: oldsaltnh.com/sunday-brunch/
  • Price: $30 for adults; $20 for kids 6-12

The buffet-style Sunday brunch spread at The Old Salt, the restaurant at historic Lamie's Inn, will inspire even the sleepiest souls to get out of bed. They'll find eye-popping fruit arrangements, cheese platters, muffins, pastries, sausage, bacon, eggs Benedict, made-to-order omelets and Belgian waffles. If brunch is closer to lunch, there's also poached salmon, pastas, hand-carved turkey, roast beef, and other heartier fare. There's also a lavish dessert table to round out the meal. 

The Old Salt, Hampton, New Hampshire
Maria L./Yelp

The Old Salt: Reviewer Rave

"All the food trays were full with fresh food. Everything was excellent from the gouda mac and cheese to the haddock in lobster sauce. The waitstaff kept the plates cleared and the glasses full. The keyboard player entertained us with his humor and played 'Our Funny Valentine' and Happy Birthday requests. The chocolate fountain and our special birthday dessert were great." — The R on TripAdvisor

The Biltmore, Miami
Raisa G./Yelp

The Biltmore

  • City / Town: Coral Gables, Florida
  • Address:  1200 Anastasia Ave. 
  • Phone: (305) 445-1926           
  • Website:  biltmorehotel.com/dining/brunch/  
  • Price: $120 per person; $55 per child, ages 5-11

The Biltmore battles it out with The Breakers for South Florida brunch supremacy. The ambience inside is undeniably elegant, but for a truly special experience, try to snag a spot in the lush fountain courtyard. The first-class food may even blast away your stereotypes of buffets, with selections including herb-rubbed leg of lamb with mint sauce, eggs Benedict with black truffle hollandaise, white fish and lime ceviche, chocolate bonbons and homemade marshmallows. Of course, endless champagne and live music round out the experience.

The Biltmore, Miami
Alexis R./Yelp

The Biltmore: Reviewer Rave

"This is our fifth time there and love it each time more and more. The food is excellent, the service is excellent. The place is so beautiful, we always eat outside because the charm the music just makes your day. It's a must to see, the champagne is poured freely all you can drink and the food never stops. It is hard to say what is the best because each section was better than the last." — SATRAT2013 on TripAdvisor

Bacchanal Buffet, Las Vegas
Ken L./Yelp

Bacchanal Buffet

Bacchanal at Caesars Palace is "the standard against which all Las Vegas buffets are judged," according to Thrillist. With brunch hours every day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., a meal here should be on the agenda of every Vegas visitor. This might be one of the biggest brunch spreads in the nation. Reviewers rave about the insane variety, and a video tour showcases what you might expect. Specialties noted on the website include truffle deviled eggs, lump crab avocado toast and red velvet pancakes.

Bacchanal Buffet, Las Vegas
Ann S./Yelp

Bacchanal Buffet: Reviewer Rave

"If you are hesitant, just go. You will not regret it. Also every food and cuisine imaginable is here. There are so many different things to try. If you don't like one thing that's okay because there are 50 others to try from. Our server was very nice. We did have mimosas at brunch, which was fun. It held us over for pretty much the whole day. It was excellent. We cannot recommend this enough." — DisneyTraveler21 on TripAdvisor

The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Broadmoor/Yelp

The Broadmoor

Soak in all the ambience of a first-class Sunday brunch at The Broadmoor's Lake Terrace Dining Room, where chefs decked out in tall white hats will happily help serve you more than 150 selections as diverse as smoked salmon; prime rib; made-to-order sushi; French toast with apple butter; and cheese blintzes. Champagne, ice carvings, and live piano music nudge the experience over the top. And if you're not done splurging, the hotel also hosts the five-star Penrose Room, one of the nation's top fine dining restaurants.

The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs
Armando L./Yelp

The Broadmoor: Reviewer Rave

"Sunday Brunch here is one of the best that I have ever experienced, and it is definitely the very best that I have experienced in Colorado Springs! The food spread is quite extensive, the service is first-rate, where the waitstaff knows when to be present and when not to hover at one's table. The food choices have something for everyone, from vegan to the far other end of the food chain; no one should leave without having a great gustatory experience!" — Bruce H on TripAdvisor

Greenbrier Main Dining Room, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

Greenbrier Main Dining Room

White Sulphur Springs
For a buffet experience that's more high society than stuff-yourself-silly (though that's certainly still an option), put on your best resort attire and try out the breakfast buffet in the elegantly old school Greenbrier Resort Main Dining Room. You'll be treated to a huge variety of delectable options including made-to-order omelets; pancakes; Greenbrier bread pudding; cheese blintzes; quiche; and a huge array of fruit, breads, and pastries. 

Greenbrier Main Dining Room Buffet, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Gerald H./Yelp.com

Greenbrier Main Dining Room: Reviewer Rave

"The breakfast buffet in the main dining room is the ultimate way to start your day. A fabulous and delicious selection of foods that will delight your eyes and palate. The buffet is displayed so beautifully in such an elegant setting with the most gorgeous crystal green chandeliers. You will not be disappointed!" — Mimiwv on TripAdvisor.

The Queen Mary, Long Beach, California
The Queen Mary

The Queen Mary

  • City / Town: Long Beach, California
  • Address:  1126 Queens Highway
  • Phone: (562) 435-3510  
  • Website: queenmary.com

All aboard for a lavish brunch on The Queen Mary, flagship of the Cunard Line from the 1930s through the 1960s. Now permanently docked in California, The Queen Mary serves as a floating hotel and has been home to one of the most eye-popping brunches in the country. Though the brunch is temporarily suspended, it is expected to return in the first quarter of 2024. Bountiful seafood is a given, but past diners have also found prime rib and beef brisket, a street taco station, sushi and sashimi, pasta, and elegant desserts like petits fours. Endless glasses of champagne and classical music just added to the Art Deco ambience of the ship's Grand Salon. 

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The Queen Mary, Long Beach, California
The Queen Mary

The Queen Mary: Reviewer Rave

"We went for a Sunday brunch and what a pleasure. The surroundings are amazing, the food was beyond dreams, and the staff were absolutely wonderful. And they keep pouring that champagne. Yes, maybe you might think that the price is a bit high — but it's worth every cent. And after the brunch you can go explore the fantastic ship." — Missbr1 on TripAdvisor