Mar 282009

This guide is a reference to Restaurants around the Twin Cities that offer a regular weekly, all-you-can-eat Sunday Brunch. Please contact individual restaurants about Holiday Brunches, as they may differ from the regular weekly Sunday Brunches listed below.


Afton House Inn3291 St Croix Trail S. Afton, MN 55001 (651) 436-8883

  • $17.95/Adults      $11.95/Kids 6-11      $6.50/ Kids 5 and under
  • 10am-1pm
  • Coffee, Orange Juice 
    Fresh Popovers brought to your table, Classic Eggs Benedict, Made to Order Omelettes, Scrambled Eggs, Apple Stuffed Pancakes, Potatoes O’Brien, Seasonal Vegetables, Sausage Links, Ham, Kielbasa Sausage, Prime Rib of Beef, Chicken Entrée, 3 Chef’s Featured Entrees, Peel and Eat Shrimp, 4 Pasta Salads and 2 Green Salads, Fresh Fruits, Assorted Cheeses, Vegetable Tray, Olives & Relish Tray, Elegant Dessert Station, Assorted Mini bars and desserts
    Chocolate Fountain with fruit

Al Vento– 5001 34th Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55417 (612) 724-3009

  • $14 for adults, $7 for kids.
  • 10am to 2pm.  Reservations accepted.
  • European-style buffet featuring fresh fruit, salads, pastries, meats,  cheeses, smoked salmon, waffles, house made sausage, eggs benedict,  breakfast potatoes, a chocolate fondue fountain with strawberries and  more that rotates from week to week,.

Axels Char House– Locations in Chanhassen, Loretto, Mendotta, Roseville, Woodbury

  • $15.95/Adults      $8.95/Kids 10 and Under
  • Roseville(11am-2pm), Woodbury (10am-2pm), Mendota (10am-2pm), Loretto (10am-3pm) and Chanhassen (10am-3pm)
  • Spread of Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Jumbo Caramel Rolls drizzled with Caramel Sauce,  Yogurt Parfait,  Made to Order Scrambled Eggs (regular, cheesy or “Denver Style”), an array of breakfast meats including Canadian Bacon, Smoked Ham and Sausage along with piping hot Cheesy Hash Browns.

Billy’s Bar & Grill-214 Jackson St Anoka, MN 55303 (763) 421-3570

  • $8.99/ Adults    $4.99/Kids 10 and Under
  • 9am-2pm
  • Eggs, Bacon, Ham, Hashbrowns, Au Gratin Potatoes, Waffles, Broasted Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Biscuits and Gravy, Caramel Rolls, Pudding, Muffins, Fresh Fruit

Boca Chica 11 Cesar Chavez St St Paul, MN 55107 (651) 222-8499

  • $11.50/ Adults        $5.50/Kids 11 and Under
  • 10am-2pm
  • Eggs, Sausage or Bacon, Pancakes or French Toast, Enchiladas, Mexican Entrees, Rice, Fruit in Summer

Chatterbox Pub800 Cleveland Ave S St Paul, MN 55116 (651)699-1154

  • $9.95
  • 8am-2pm
  • All you can eat Back Ribs, Buttermilk Biscuits and Gravy, Spinach and Artichoke Frittatas, Mile High Frittatas, Au Gratin Hash Browns, Cinnamon French Toast, Bacon, Sausage, Granola and Yogurt, Fresh Fruit, Pasta Salad, Salad Greens, Banana Bread, Coffee Cake, Corn Muffins, Carrot Cake, Rum Cake, Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake.
  • Highland Park Location

Cherokee Sirloin Room– 4625 Nichols Rd. Eagan, MN (651) 454-6744

  • $11.95/Adults  $5.95/Kids 4-11  Free/Kids Under 4
  • 10am-2pm
  • Carved Roast Beef, Eggs Benedict,Scrambled Eggs,sausage Links and Kielbasa, Pancake Rollups,Barbecued Pork Ribs, Baked Fish,Chicken Pot Pie, Potatoes O’Brien. Fresh Fruit, Assorted Cheeses and Crackers, Our Famous Steak Vegetable, Soup, Bagels, Muffins and Danish, Dessert Table

Cianti Grill– Roseville 2050 North Snelling Ave Roseville, MN (651) 644-2808
Burnsville- 12496 Plymouth Ave Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 892-7555

  • $12.95/Adults $6.95/ Kids 4-11  Free/ Kids 3 and under
  • 10am-2pm
  • a variety of homemade pastas, fresh fruit, pastries, salads, an omelet bar, traditional breakfast items and delicious desserts.

Dangerfield’s1583 East First Avenue (Highway 101) Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-2245

  • $15.99
  • 10am-2pm
  • Eggs, Meats, Eggs Benedict, Made-to-Order Omelets, Lasagna, Waffle Station, Fruits, Desserts

Dixie’s On Grand – 695 Grand Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105 651-222-7345

  • $/ Adults     $/ Kids 12 and Under
  • 10am-1:30pm
  • Bottomless Champagne Flute, Made-to-Order Omelets and Egg Benedict, Fresh Fruits, Salads, Hot Biscuits, Brunch Potatoes, Red Beans & Rice, Country Scrambled Eggs, Specialty Entrees and Homemade Desserts.
  • Live Jazz Music (check calendar)

Enjoy!- 15435 Founders Lane Apple Valley, MN 55124  952-891-6569

  • 10am-3pm
  • Adults/ $21.95   Kids 3-11/ $11.95
  • Assorted Muffins and Pastries, Yogurt Parfait Bar, Fresh Fruits, Antipasti, Shrimp Cocktail, Enjoy! Salad, SunDried Tomato Pesto Salad, Scrambled Eggs, Eggs Benedict, Bacon, Sausage, Parmesan Leek Hash Brown Potatoes, Sausage Penne, Chicken Rigatoni, Tilapia, Eggs and Omeletes (cooked to order), French Toast, Belgian Waffle, Carved Beef, and Chocolate Fountain.
  • Includes Orange Juice, Coffee, Champagne or Mimosa.

Fabulous Ferns400 Selby Ave.  St. Paul,  MN 55102 (651) 225.9414

  • $13.95/Adults     $11.95/Seniors     $6.95/Kids 12 and Under
  • 10am-2pm
  • Waffle Bar, French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Biscuits and Gravy, Assorted Salads, Bars & Cakes.  The following items are always on the Buffet but vary weekly: Pasta, Quiche, Rice Dish, and Soup.

Famous Daves BBQ & Blues3001 Hennepin Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55408 (612) 822-9900

  • 10am
  • Lip smackin’ Rib Tips, Double-Smoked Ham, Made-to-Order Omelets, and award-winning Pancakes, all while listening to Famous Live Blues.
  • Calhoun Square

Fatboys Bar & Grill– 21383 Ulysses St East Bethel, MN 55011 (763) 434-8181

  • $14/ Adults      $12/ Seniors     $6/ Kids 12 and Under
  • 10am-1pm
  • Prime Rib, Omelet Station, Waffles, Eggs Benedict, Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Hashbrowns, Pasta Salad, Fruit Salad, Desserts

Girvan Grille- 8700 Edinbrook Crossing – Brooklyn Park – 763.315.8535

  • $9.95/Adults      $4.95/ Kids 10 and Under
  • 10am-1pm
  • French Belgian Waffle Station, Thick Cut Bacon, Specialty Egg Dishes, Biscuits with Gravy, Two Potato Hash, Carved Ham, Stuffed French Toast, Soup du Jour, Specialty Salad, Fresh Baked Pastries, Caramel Rolls, and Fresh Fruit.  Eggs Benedict, Made-to-Order Omelets and Bloody Mary Bar also available at additional $1-2 charge.
  • My review of Brunch at Girvan Grille

Granite City

  • Eagan, Maple Grove, Roseville, St Cloud, Saint Louis Park
  • 10am-2pm
  • Fresh Carved Roast Beef, Eggs Benedict, Weekly Chef’s Entree Special, Baked Reggiano Hash Browns, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Caramel Rolls, Thick Hickory Smoked Bacon, Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Links, Special Scrambled Eggs, Assorted Fresh Fruit, Assorted Muffins.

Green Mill– 1000 Gramise Road · Shoreview, MN 55126 (651) 482-1600

  • $13.95/ Adults     $11.95/ Seniors   $5.95/ Kids 12 and Under
  • 10am-2pm
  • Sliced Roast Beef, Made-to-Order Omelets, Cheesy Scrambled Eggs, Parmesan Hashbrowns, French Toast, Desert Fire Pasta, Biscuits & Gravy, Sausage, Smoked Bacon, Pizza Slices, Fresh Fruit and Veggies, House and Caesar Salad, Pasta Salad, Spinach Dip, Desserts, Hot Popovers with Honey Butter, Mini Muffins, Caramel Rolls.  Includes Coffee and Juice.  Bloody Mary available for $3.99

Gulden’s Restaurant 2999  Highway 61 North  Maplewood, MN 55109 (651)482.0384

  • $12.95/ Adults   $9.95/Seniors  $6.95/ Kids 5-12    Free/ Kids 4 and Under
  • 10am-2pm
  • 2 kinds of Scrambled Eggs , Homemade Bread Pudding, Eggs Benedict, Roast Turkey,
    Sausage, Baked Ham, Bacon, Chefs Choice Entrée, Smoked Sausage , Au Gratin Potatoes, French Toast, Mashed Potatoes, Hashbrowns, Stuffing, Homemade Carmel Rolls , Hot Vegetable, Fresh Fruit, 20 Item Salad Bar, Pies/Bars/and all the other goodies

Jake’s City Grill (Eagan, Eden Prairie, Maplewood, Plymouth)

  • $14/ Adults
  • 10am-2pm
  • Mesquite
    Beef Brisket, Peel-N-Eat Shrimp, Eggs Benedict, Huevos Rancheros,
    Scrambled Eggs, Jumbo Sausages, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Smoked Gouda,
    Au Gratins, Southern Fried Chicken, Made-to-Order
    Omelets, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Pan Gravy, Ciabatta French Toast,
    House Smoked Salmon, Fresh Fruit, Bagels and Cream Cheese, Caramel
    Rolls, Cinnamon Roll

Jax Cafe– 1928 University Ave NE  Minneapolis, MN 55418 (612) 789 – 7297

  • $19.95/Adults   $9.95/ Kids 4-10  Free/ Kids 3 and under
  • 10am-3pm (last seating at 1:30pm)
  • Fresh Fruits, Caesar Salad, Chicken Salad, Pasta Salad, Potato Salad, Spinach Salad, Assorted Cheeses, Marinated Vegetables & Antipasta, Assorted Muffins and Danish, Croissants, Fresh Baked Caramel Rolls, Made-to Order Omelets, Italian Sausage & Asparagus Strata, Eggs Benedict, Breakfast Sausage, Bacon, French Toast, Pancakes, Waffles & Toppings, Potato of the Day, Fresh Fish of the Day, Entree of the Day, Fresh Vegetable of the Day, Two Craved Meats, Homemade Desserts.    *Items Vary Weekly

Lake Elmo Inn– 3442 Lake Elmo Avenue N  Lake Elmo, MN  55042 (651) 777.8495

  • $21/Adults   $10.50/ Kids ages 3-11
  • 10am-2pm
  • Eggs Benedict, Waffles, Sausage, Carved Ham, Carved Beef, Special Feature Entree, Special Feature Starch, Special Feature Vegetable, Six Salads, Fresh Fruits, Peel and Eat Shrimp, Smoked Salmon, Domestic and Imported Cheeses, Bagels and Cream Cheese, Famous Mini Desserts, Non-Alcoholic Champagne, Fresh Caramel Rolls, Made-to-order Omelettes

Lowell Inn102 North 2nd Street Stillwater, MN  55082 (651) 439-1100

  • $13.95/ Adults         $8.95/ Kids aged 4-10       Free/ Kids 3 and Under
  • 10am-2pm
  • Assortment of Salads, Breads, Eggs Benedict, Bacon, Sausage, Cheese Blintz with Cranberry Sauce, Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Fresh Fruit Tray, a variety of other items every week, and Assortment of Desserts

Maynards– Rogers- 21415 136th Ave. N.     Rogers, MN 55374  763.428.0700

Excelsior- 685 Excelsior Blvd     Excelsior, MN 55331 952.470.1800

  • $14.95/ Adults
  • 10am-2pm
  • Caramel Rolls, Eggs Benedict, Bacon, Smoked Sausage, Biscuits, Hash Browns, Waffles, Apple Crisp, Shrimp Creole, Swedish Meatballs, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Chicken Stir Fry, Grilled Atlantic Salmon, Smoked Salmon, Cheesy Scalloped potatoes, Pasta Salad, Fresh Fruit, Fresh Veggies, Szechuan Green Beans, Chicken Wild Rice Soup, Pickled Herring, Omelet Bar and Assorted Desserts.
  • My review of Brunch at Maynard’s


Nicollet Island Inn: 95 Merriam St. – Minneapolis, MN 55401 (612) 331-1800

  • $36 ~ Five Course Champagne Sunday Brunch
  • First Course: Breakfast Pastries
  • Second Course: Eggs Benedict, Duck Confit and Hash, Creme Brulee French Toast, Quiche
  • Third Course: Eggplant Caprese, Cured Salmon, Roasted Beets, Petit Croque Monsieur
  • Fourth Course: Corn Crusted Walleye, Sweet Potato Fries, Gnocchi a la Romaine,and Bouillabaise
  • Fifth Course: Mocha Cake, Apple Crisp, and Key Lime Cheesecake

Oak City– Bloomington- 5001 American  Blvd (952) 746-8887

Brooklyn Center- 2590 Freeway Blvd (763) 503-3561

  • $10.95/ Adults   $5.95 Kids 5-12   Free/ Kids 4 and Under
  • 10am-2pm
  • Scrambled Eggs with Cheese, French Toast, Bacon, Sausage, Cheesy Hashbrowns, Mashed Potatoes, Pecan-Crusted Walleye, Tilapia, Shrimp Alfredo,
    BBQ ribs, Swedish Meatballs, Steamed Broccoli, Pork Tenderloin, Clam Chowder, Pasta Salad, Lettuce Salad, Cakes, Pies, Cheesecake, Chocolate Mousse

Pepitos- 4820 Chicago Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55 612-822-2104

  • $13.95/ Adults        $6.95/ Kids
  • 10am-3pm
  • Full Taco Bar, Eggs, Fruit, Desserts

Running Aces Harness Park– 15201 Zurich St NE  Columbus, MN  55025 (Forest Lake) (651) 925-4600

  • $16.95/ Adults        $8.95/ Kids 4-12    Free/ Kids 3 and Under
  • 9:30am-2pm
  • All Your Favorite Breakfast Items, Made to order Omelets and Waffles, Prime Rib, Shrimp, and a Full Dessert table
  • My review of Brunch at Running Aces

Sarna’s Classic Grill– 3939 University Ave NE Columbia Heights, MN 55421 (763) 788-3939

  • $13.99/ Adults     $7.99/ Kids
  • 10am-2pm
  • Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Cheesy Hashbrowns, French Toast, Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Adouille Sausage and Chicken Jambalaya, Quiche Florentine, Eggs Benedict, Roast beef in Gravy, Bacon, Cinnamon and Caramel Rolls, Fresh Fruit, Pasta Salad, Huevos Rancheros Quesadillas, Bluberry Muffins, Chocolate Banana Bread, Banana Cream Pie

Sunsets- 700 East Lake Wayzata, MN 55391  (952) 473-5253

  • $15.95/ Adults   $7.95/ Kids 5-11   Free/ Kids 4 and Under
  • 9:30-2pm
  • Eggs Benedict,  Sausage, Bacon, Hashbrowns, Au Gratin Potatoes,
    Beef Burgundy, Shrimp Creole, Fried Chicken, Sweet n Sour Chicken,
    Corn, Tortellini, Fresh Salmon, Blackened Pork Loin, Belgian Waffles,
    Chicken & Wild Rice Soup, Assorted Desserts, Fresh Fruits, Fresh
    Vegetables, Pastries, Dinner Rolls, Specialty Salads, Garden Salad

Sunsets- 700 Commons Drive  Woodbury, MN 55125 (651) 735-1997

  • $14.95/ Adults   $6.95/ Kids 5-12   Free/ Kids 4 and Under
  • 10am-2pm
  • Eggs Benedict,  Sausage, Bacon, Hashbrowns, Au Gratin Potatoes, Beef Burgundy, Shrimp Creole, Fried Chicken, Sweet n Sour Chicken, Corn, Tortellini, Fresh Salmon, Blackened Pork Loin, Belgian Waffles, Chicken & Wild Rice Soup, Assorted Desserts, Fresh Fruits, Fresh Vegetables, Pastries, Dinner Rolls, Specialty Salads, Garden Salad

The Independent (at Calhoun Square)- 3001 Hennepin Ave #A201  Minneapolis, MN 55408 (612)378-1905

  • $11.99/ Adults   $8/ Kids Under 12
  • 10am-3pm
  • Omelets, Eggs, Prime Rib, Ham, Sausage, Bacon, Biscuits and Gravy, Weekly Entree Special, Chicken Wings, Waffle Station, Salads, Pasta Salad, Desserts

The Liffey Irish Pub– 175 West 7th Street  St Paul, MN 55102 (651) 556-1420

  • $8.95/ Adults      $4.95/ Kids 12 and Under
  • 11am-2pm
  • Served Family Style
  • Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Hashbrowns, Fruit and Toast

The Local Irish Pub– 931 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55402 (612) 904-1000

  • $11.99/ Adults
  • 9am-2pm
  • Included in Buffet are Scrambled Eggs, Creamy Hashbrowns, Sausage,
    Bacon, Seasonal Fruit, Pastries, and choice of either Bloody Mary,
    Mimosa, Coffee or Juice.  Other Brunch items that can be ordered off
    menu include Rashers & bangers, Pancakes, Breakfast Shepherd’s Pie,
    Button Mushrooms, Corned Beef Hash, Local Salad etc.

The Seasons at Bunker Hills12800 Bunker Prairie Rd NW, Coon Rapids, MN‎ 55448 763-755-4444

  • 10am-1pm
  • Made-to-order Omeletes, Waffle Station, 2-3 Chef’s Choice Entrees, Bacon, Sausage, Eggs, Soups, Salads, Breads, Desserts.  Includes Juice or Champagne.

Tipi Restaurant– 2354 Sioux Trail NW (Old Little Six Casino)Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-445-6000(#6440)

  • $9.95/ Adults     $5.95/ Children
  • 9am-1pm
  • Scrambled Eggs, Cheesy Hashbrowns, Sausage Patties, Bacon, French Toast or Waffles, Assorted Fruits, Assorted Desserts & Pastries.  There are additional buffet items that change weekly and may include Corned Beef Hash, Italian Hash, etc.

Tria– 5959 Centerville Road North Oaks, MN 55127 (651)426-9222

  • $15.95/Adults       $ 7.95/ Kids Under 13
  • 10am-2pm
  • Family Style Breakfast Served at the Table
  • Sweets Table, Family Style Platters of Three Cheese Scrambled Eggs, Home Fried Potatoes, Maple Glazed Ham, Fruits

  21 Responses to “Twin Cities Sunday Brunch Buffet ~ A Comprehensive Guide”

  1. Unfortunately Girvan Grille in Brooklyn Park no longer offers the weekend brunch buffet.

  2. Thanks a Brunch!😀

  3. We went to Moe’s – Mounds View – last Sunday expecting their wonderful buffet. They no longer have it – you have to order off their menu. The food was terrible!

  4. The Afton House Inn has Holiday Brunches on Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Thanksgiving. The information is incorrect on this blog and we have had customers complain that we advertise unlimited mimosas when in fact we do not. We do offer a brunch every Sumday in CURRENT Restaurant. Please contact me so we can get this updated.
    thank you!

  5. Went to Dixies on Grand. Non alcohol drink and mimosas are included in the price of the buffet. We were a bit surprised when the bill for four was $107. This seemed quite overpriced for the quality/selection on the brunch. Service was very good. We will be looking elsewhere next time.

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    • The Nicollet Island Inn — very good brunch, great location on the river. Only a few minutes from the Basilica — follow Hennepin Avenue to the river; turn right on the island — easy. Afterwards — lovely walking area in St. Anthony (old Minneapolis) directly across the Mississippi from downtown Minneapolis — beautiful views, classic sights (and sites) of the city and the falls.

  9. Others that are missing from this list (which shouldn’t be) are “Al’s Breakfast”, “Joe’s Garage”, “Hell’s Kitchen”, and “the Uptown Cafeteria and Support Center”.

    I would also suggest “the Square Peg”.

    • I think that this post is just for Sunday brunch buffets… some of the places you listed are menu order brunches only, unless I’m mistaken…

  10. My husband and I have travel over an hour to Maynards for their Sunday brunch for years, it is wonderful! This list is great, I think we will try a couple places closer to home! The Afton House looks good.

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  12. Does any know of a good place for Sunday brunch in Forest Lake?

    • I’ve heard the brunch at Running Aces (Forest Lake Area) is good, but I haven’t experienced it as of yet.

  13. what a great list I didn’t know there were so many places in the metro area. Great job whomever compiled this

  14. Al Bakers in Eagan also offers a fine
    Breakfast Buffet served 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
    Featuring an “All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet”

  15. Thanks so much for this list. I visit Minnesota regularly to visit my sister. I will bookmark this page and make sure I try your suggestions when I go there. Thank you for this comprehensive restaurant list.

  16. Enjoy! Restaurant in Apple Valley is also wonderful. They have a large selection of breakfast items, prime rib, made to order omelets, chocolate fountain and mimosas are included. It’s also set in a beautiful Tuscan style building!

  17. A belated thanks for this. Time to start sampling!
    Another great brunch option my wife and I found is Dixie’s on Grand. They offer free mimosas with the brunch, have several great food choices, and the desserts are to die for!

  18. We’ve been looking for a place to go for brunch. This gives us tons of choices!

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