I am honestly a little disappointed in myself this was not my very first post. If there is one thing I love in life, it is waking up on a Sunday morning, going to church, eating a savory, southern comfort, meal and drowning in bubbly. All things that encompass brunch; the time, the day, the food, the drinks, that atmosphere and the people, are living for me.
Now I have been to A LOT of brunch places in Pensacola (it’s my favorite if you can’t tell #SundayFunday), and I cannot complain about a single one. I have never been to a bad place, but these three restaurants are on this list because I HAVE to go back religiously, not only once or twice, but I literally crave these meals. Like mouth-watering entrees that are to die for. I would honestly go multiple times a week if my bank account or boyfriend would let me. If you are from the area, you know exactly what I am talking about and if you are new to Pensacola, you landed in the right spot!
Jackson’s brunch menu is actually relatively new. It is only served on Saturdays and Sundays and by far, the most expensive of the three – still worth it! It is 11AM-2PM and $10 bottomless! My meal?
Classic Quiche Lorraine Bacon, caramelized onion, Gruyére, and savory custard baked in a deep dish pie crust, herb-roasted fingerling potatoes, and grilled asparagus.
This is the place I go most frequently, for a few reasons: I love the food, it is really affordable, it is on the water with a great view, the wait for brunch is never bad, and the staff is so incredibly personable and friendly. This is my go-to place when I have friends in town! They only serve brunch on Sundays from 11Am-3PM with $5 bottomless and $3 bloodys. I repeat $5 BOTTOMLESS – you’re welcome new comers. My meal?
Okay, pause. I sort of cheat here. The go-to local choice is…
World-Famous Grits à Ya Ya Our signature dish. Spiced Gulf jumbo shrimp top a sauté of spinach, portobello mushrooms, applewood-smoked bacon, garlic, shallots, and cream over a heaping bed of smoked Gouda cheese grits. Bon eats, y’all!
…which is phenomenal, but I usually get drinks and two appetizers (split between two people) which is a way better snag in my opinion!
Sautéed Crab Claws Sautéed in white wine, cream, butter, and garlic; or dusted in cracker crumbs and fried to golden perfection
Fried Grouper Bites Fresh-cut grouper bites, cracker fried and served with a creamy rémoulade
George’s is delicious. They are open every day for breakfast expect Mondays starting at 8AM, but only do brunch on the weekends. Every single item on their menu is good. I do not get to go very often because, like Jackson’s, it is a little pricey, but I swear to you… if I find a 20 on the ground, I am getting bread pudding. I could go on about this meal for days, but if you like everything good in the world that is breakfast, you must try this!
Savory Bread Pudding Benedict biscuit & baguette bread pudding made with bacon, leeks, thyme, gruyère cheese, poached eggs, chive cayenne hollandaise served with herb potatoes
That’s it! My absolute favorite places, and meals, to brunch in Pensacola. Are you from the area? Ever been? What are your favorite brunch spots or meals? I’d love to hear from you!
Be confidently you,
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