Looking for a special spot for brunch in HoCo? It can be hard to choose with so many great dining options, so we've rounded up some of our favorite brunch spots. Discover spots to find a the brunch menu item you're looking for, from breakfast staples like eggs benedict, mimosas, and French toast, to out-of-the-box hidden gems featuring an Italian twist on the classic American brunch, to Korean-inspired breakfast and lunch dishes. Keep reading for the best HoCo has to offer for the second most important meal of the day.

Ranazul Brunch

Eggs Benedict

Brunch in Maple Lawn

Galliano Italian Restaurant

We Recommend : Polenta Bowl, Avocado Bruschetta
Galliano Italian Restaurant offers classic Italian entrees, including brick oven pizzas and salads, as well as a full brunch menu featuring omelettes, pancakes & french toast, eggs benedict, & bellinis.

 Galliano's Brunch

Eggs Benedict


We Recommend: Pisto Manchego, Eggs Benedict
Ranazul is known for their amazing tapas and selection of wine, but their brunch is also not to be missed. Offered every Saturday and Sunday 12:00 - 2:30, enjoy a variety of omelettes, eggs benedict, chicken and waffles and more. The Pisto Manchego is a standout: a ratatouille of zucchini, onion, tomato, and red pepper topped with one egg over easy, Manchego cheese.

Lib's Grill

We Recommend : Tater Tot Casserole, Monkey Bread
Libs Grill is the charming neighborhood bar and grill of Maple Lawn. They offer bottomless Mimosa and Orange Crush and a diverse menu of contemporary comfort food like Nutella French Toast, Chicken & Waffles, and The Hangover Burger : A roseda farm beef patty, caramelized onions, fried egg, BBQ aioli, cheddar, bacon, toasted everything bagel.

Libs' Grill Brunch

Brunch in Columbia

Food Market

We Recommend : French Toast Dippers, Beets by Chad, Jammin Good Sandwich
In the short time The Food Market has been opened in Downtown Columbia, it has quickly become one of Howard County's most popular weekend brunch destinations. Great options for sharing like the french toast dippers served with maple cream cheese fondue and soft pretzels with beer cheese make Food Market a great spot for group dining. Open for brunch every Saturday & Sunday 10am - 2:30pm

Brunch in Savage

Dive Bar & Grille

Dive Bar & Grille serves up a hearty brunch menu with breakfast sammies, burritos, and morning mac & cheese with chorizo and fried egg. Dine al fresco with a view of the Little Patuxent River.

Roggenart Bistro & Cafe

Roggenart Bistro & Cafe opened its third location in Howard County at Savage Mill, and offers classic european pastry, coffee, breads and more. 

Brunch in Greater Ellicott City & Koreatown

Alexandra's American Fusion

We Recommend : Crab Benedict, Cinnamon French Toast
Every Sunday, Alexandra's American Fusion serves up brunch from 11am-2pm. Enjoy classics like eggs benedict, cinnamon french toast, omelettes, and bottomless mimosas, bloody marys, or sparkling wine. 

Alexandra's Brunch

White Oak Tavern

We Recommend : Country Benedict, White Oak Burger
The menu at the White Oak Tavern showcases the best local, seasonal, and sustainable meats & produce. Be sure to try the award winning White Oak Burger, a dry aged, grass fed porter - glazed caramelized onions, White Oak Special Sauce, arugula, aged white cheddar on a brioche bun. 

White Oak Tavern Burger

White Oak Tavern Burger

Grille 620

We Recommend : Brioche French Toast, Belgian Waffles, 620 Omelette
A stylish and cozy wood trimmed raw bar and grille in Ellicott City. Brunch options include Brioche French Toast, Steak and Eggs, and a raw bar featuring Shrimp Cocktail and Oysters. 

grille 620

Brunch at Grille 620

Cafe EZ

We Recommend : Kimchi Fries, Grilled Cheese Benny, Bibim Burger
Cafe EZ has been one of Ellicott City’s most popular brunch spots for years. Tucked just off Rt 40 in Koreatown Maryland, Cafe EZ serves up fresh and homemade brunch dishes, crepes, rice bowls, sandwiches and more. Kimchi Fries are a standout on the menu. Caramelized Kimchi & Bulgogi. Sprinkled with shredded cheese and a squeeze on chili mayonnaise. Topped with chili sauce, sesame seeds, onions and cilantro.

Cafe EZ Kimchi Fries

Kimchi Fries

Brunch in Historic Ellicott City

There's no shortage of amazing brunch spots in Historic Ellicott City.

Manor Hill Tavern

We Recommend : Bagel & Lox Salad.

Manor Hill Tavern features an omelette du jour and housemade Bloody Marys.

Manor Hill Tavern Lunch

Manor Hill Tavern Brunch

La Palapa

We Recommend: Taco Salad

 For an early lunch try La Palapa which has a variety of mexican dishes and, most importantly, ice cold margaritas to help take the edge off a day spent shopping in Historic Ellicott City. 

Little Market Cafe

We Recommend9 Mile Circle Sandwich & Rice Krispy Treats
Little Market Cafe is a favorite spot for the EC locals, with great breakfast options and speedy service. 

Brunch in Elkridge

Elkridge Furnace Inn

We Recommend : Monte Cristo, Granny’s Sky High Biscuits, New Jersey Crab Cakes
The award winning Elkridge Furnace Inn & Garden House showcases refinement and flair with a new and innovative approach to the classic American brunch.  Weekly specials include Bottomless Mimosa and Marys, quiche of the day, and a full menu including favorites like chicken and pumpkin spice waffles with warm apples, monte cristo, and creamed chipped venison, an elevated take on the Maryland classic.

EFI Brunch

Monte Cristo

Make sure to check out all our restaurants in HoCo, as many offer special brunch, breakfast, and lunch menus. 

If you are headed for Howard County for brunch, why not make it an overnight stay? Many of our hotels have great on site restaurants offering brunch of their own.