Best of: Brunch!

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Those who brunch know that it’s more than just a meal, it’s a way of life. If you’re looking for your next brunch hangout spot or want to explore the area to see who has the best mimosa, check out these Jackson restaurants. They all offer dishes unique to each kitchen, as well as classic breakfast and brunch dishes.

BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar

Loved by many, BRAVO! is a Jackson favorite when it comes to Italian food, but their brunch menu is just as fantastic as lunch and dinner. Enjoy New Orleans Style Shrimp and Grits, Blackened Redfish Benedict, Crab Cakes, or the Breakfast Pizza, which includes bechamel white sauce, mozzarella, bacon, Italian sausage, caramelized onions, and scrambled eggs to top it off. Classic brunch drinks are available, as well as signature BRAVO! drinks, such as the Mississippi Red Dress, made with Cathead vodka, fresh muddled strawberries, lemon juice, simple syrup, and a splash of soda. Start your weekend off right with brunch from BRAVO! Check out the brunch menu at BRAVO!

Cantina Laredo – Chorizo-con-Huevos

 Cantina Laredo

New to the Jackson brunch scene, Cantina Laredo is known for serving modern Mexican and top-shelf margaritas, and their brunch menu is full of classics and Mexican favorites alike. Enjoy a Chicken Fajita Omelette, Crab Cakes Benedict, or Chorizo Con Huevos for a delicious and filling Cantina Laredo brunch. Of course, no brunch is complete without libations, and each brunch dish comes with a complimentary mimosa, made with fresh-squeezed orange juice, or a Bloody Maria, made with Casa Noble tequila. Enjoy the modern indoor seating area, or relax on the covered porch and take in the views of the new District at Eastover. Check out the brunch menu at Cantina Laredo.

Char – Chicken and Waffles


Char is a Jackson staple when it comes to steakhouses, and they also offer a brunch menu on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Start off with Crab Cakes or the Daily Soup, and enjoy Custard-Fried French Toast, Country Fried Steak, or Chicken and Waffles for your main dish. Several seafood and fish options are available as well, such as Pan-Seared Atlantic Salmon and the Crawfish, Lump Crab, and Andouille Sausage Creole Saute. Daily specials are also available, as well as several different egg dishes for those that wish for a more classic breakfast dish. The brunch menu at Char is extensive and delicious, and it doesn’t limit itself to just breakfast food. Salads and burgers are also available, so there’s sure to be something for everyone at Char during brunch. Check out the brunch menu at Char.

The Manship – Breakfast

The Manship

Another Jackson favorite, The Manship offers breakfast during the weekdays, as well as breakfast and brunch on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Biscuits and Gravy, Chicken Biscuits, and Fried French Toast are classic options, or enjoy the Belhaven Breakfast to get a little bit of everything. It includes two eggs, sausage or bacon, and smashed hashbrowns. Check out the menu at The Manship.

Saltine – Cinnamon Roll


Known for the oysters and Monday night ramen bowls, Saltine also offers weekend brunch. Classic dishes such as pancakes and biscuits and gravy are available, but the brunch menu also offers Goat Cheese Grits, Chicken Biscuits, Smoked Salmon Tartine, and a giant Homemade Cinnamon Roll that might be bigger than your head. Of course, oysters are also available for brunch, and they include citrus butter, bacon, and quail eggs. Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and French 75s are also available to wash down your cinnamon roll and chicken biscuits. Check out the brunch menu at Saltine.


Paige McKay

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