The Breakfasts You Need to Eat in Each State in the U.S.

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Rebecca Johnson

As the great Ron Swanson once said, “There has never been a sadness that can’t be cured by breakfast food.” We definitely agree, so we’ve chosen our favorite breakfast and brunch joints in every state in the U.S.. Why not plan a road trip to fill that pancakes-and-eggs hole in your life?


Courtesy of Big Bad Breakfast

Big Bad Breakfast

You will have no trouble wolfing down this big bad breakfast.


Middle Way Cafe

Vegan or gluten-free, sweet or savory, there’s something for everyone here.


The Farm at South Mountain

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city at the peaceful and leafy Morning Glory Café, where you can enjoy fresh and wholesome ingredients.


Courtesy of Arsaga’s at the Depot

Arsaga’s at the Depot

Supreme coffee and quality food can be found at the Depot, as well as at four other locations.


Mayfield Bakery & Cafe

Their soft, flaky croissants will brighten up any morning.


Denver Biscuit Company

Biscuits, gravy, chicken, bacon, and cheese… what more could you want?

The Franklin, Courtesy of Denver Biscuit Company


Bella’s Cafe

Visiting New Haven? Fuel up with french toast.


Klondlike Kate’s Restaurant & Saloon

Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday in this beautifully furnished 1880’s building.


Breakfast Club, Courtesy of Se7enbites


Nostalgic southern comfort food and baked goods.


Canoe Restaurant

Savor the pancake stacks whilst enjoying views of the Chattahoochee River.


Koko Head Cafe

Specializing in udon, congee, and other Pan-Asian breakfast food.


Brunch, Courtesy of Fork


Fresh and locally sourced, brunch is served Saturday and Sunday.


Pork Belly Benedict, Courtesy of Longman Eagle

Longman & Eagle

Pig out on pork belly in this traditional Chicago inn.


Pastries, Courtesy of Milktooth


The freshly baked buns are the star of this Indy cafe.


The Cafe

The huge menu makes it difficult to decide, so why not just order everything!


Doo-Dah Diner

Your favorite comfort food with a special gourmet twist.


Loaded Potato Omelette, Courtesy of Lydia House

Lydia House

Breakfast how it should be: simple and filling.


Biscuits, Courtesy of The French Press

The French Press

Breakfast in style with dishes drawing from Cajun, French and Italian influences.


Poutine and Eggs with a Bloody Mary, Courtesy of Little Tap House

Little Tap House

The brunch you’ll want to clear the weekend for. If only we could start every day with poutine.


The Food Market

Delicious pancakes in bustling surroundings. Brunch is served Friday to Sunday.


Housemade Granola, Courtesy of BirchTree Bread Company

BirchTree Bread Company

Nothing beats freshly baked pastries and house-made granola.


Corned Beef Eggs Benedict, Courtesy of Dime Store

Dime Store

Breakfast, lunch, booze; brunch is this place’s specialty.


Hell’s Kitchen

Quirky restaurant serving heavenly breakfast and brunches.


Courtesy of High Biscuits

High Biscuits

Fluffy pancakes and crispy bacon, perfectly paired with tea and coffee.


Cafe Berlin

Hearty portions and a laid-back vibe.


Roadhouse Diner

American classics in a log cabin setting.


Crepe, Courtesy of Cultiva Espresso & Crepes

Cultiva Espresso & Crepes

Coffee and crepes, what more do you need?


Wet Hen Cafe

Family-run cafe serving up breakfast classics and home bakes.

New Hampshire

Red Arrow Diner

Comfort food served 24-hours. Make sure you add their famous Mug O’ Bacon to your order!

Stuffed French Toast, Courtesy of Red Arrow Diner

New Jersey

The Mad Batter

Fresh and tasty breakfasts in Cape May.

New Mexico

Frontier Restaurant

This student favorite serves breakfast every day from 5am to 1am.

New York


Some say they serve the best pancakes in New York. We’d say they’re probably right!

Nutella Pancakes, Courtesy of Bubbys

North Carolina

Angie’s Restaurant

Serving Southern classics, Angie’s is guaranteed to become your new favorite.

North Dakota

Scotch Egg, Courtesy of The Boiler Room

The Boiler Room

The Scotch Eggs are the brunch favorite here, providing the necessary fried meat and egg every morning needs.


The Angry Baker

Delectable pastries for your morning sugar rush, plus healthy and vegan options.

Red Velvet Croissant, Courtesy of The Angry Baker


Waffles, Courtesy of Syrup


Named after your favorite condiment and serving breakfast food all day long.


Pine State Biscuits

Buttery biscuits with all the fillings you could possibly desire.

Courtesy of Pine State Biscuits


Seasonal menu serving classic American pancakes and crepes.

Rhode Island

Nova Scotia Eggs Benedict, Courtesy of Julians


The brunchy-est brunch that ever brunched a brunch, plus great vegan options.

South Carolina

Big Nasty Biscuit, Courtesy of Hominy Grill and Robert Stehling

Hominy Grill

The best brunch for Lowcountry classics.

South Dakota

South Dakota

Philips Avenue Diner

All-American ’50s diner classics in a retro environment.


Steak and Biscuit Benedict, Courtesy of The Southern Steak and Oyster

The Southern Steak and Oyster

Get your daily protein fix with the steak and biscuit benedict.


Seven Mile Cafe

From french toast, to breakfast burritos and acai bowls, you’re bound to find something to your taste.


Guru’s Cafe

Start with one of the hearty Mexican dishes, finish with the Philly stuffed French toast.


Art House Cafe

For a gourmet twist on the American classics.

West Virginia

Later Alligator

Indulge in the breakfast croissant or bagels whilst chilling in their garden terrace.


Marigold Kitchen

The higher the stack the better!


The Albi Pub

Where they serve home-baked cruffins, need we say more?

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