Sunday brunch is one of our favorite meals in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia’s Blue Ridge!
With so many great local restaurants featuring Sunday brunch menus and specials, it has to be part of your weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Bloody Marys and Eggs Benedict? Please and thank you!
Here are the best restaurants for your next Sunday brunch in Virginia’s Blue Ridge! If you're looking for variety, you can also book a spot on a Sunday Brunch Tour through Tour Roanoke.
Note - Restaurants are listed in alphabetical order. This isn’t a ranking.
For an impressive craft beer selection, great outdoor patio seating, and a brunch menu that includes items like French Toast Pancakes, Sweet Potato & Chorizo Hash, and a Crab Cake Benedict, head to Beamer’s 25 in Downtown Roanoke. If you’re still recovering from a big Saturday night, we recommend the Chili Moco Loco - a delicious dish of Beamer’s chili & fried potatoes served over a 7 oz. burger with two sunny side eggs.
Will you be having the five egg omelette or one of the amazing benedicts on the brunch menu at Billy’s? Perhaps you’ll bring a friend and order both so you can share! There are also many other unique options such as the Breakfast Nachos or Fried Chicken Biscuits & Gravy, as well as the classic Steak & Eggs, featuring Billy’s signature Prime Rib.
The weekend brunch specials at this artisanal bakery in Downtown Roanoke were so popular that Bread Craft created a permanent Sunday brunch menu! Now, any Sunday visit provides the opportunity to enjoy things like the decadent Chocolate French Toast or the Chorizo Skillet, made with Spanish sausage, peppers, onions, potatoes, and two fried eggs.
Take a relaxing Sunday drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway and plan your day around a delicious brunch at Chateau Morrisette Winery & Restaurant. How can you resist the French Toast made with challah bread and topped with Virginia maple syrup and house-made Morrisette Farms wine jelly?! After brunch, visit the winery’s tasting room and take a tour of the cellar.
If farm-to-table is your thing, Local Roots is your place. The restaurant was highlighted by USA Today in its list of “10 Best Slow Food Restaurants that are Sustainable and Scrumptious.” Begin your meal with oysters on the half shell and then dive into something scrumptious like the buttermilk biscuit with pork belly.
Mac and Bob’s Restaurant in Downtown Salem is the quintessential neighborhood spot that’s popular with both locals and visitors. Brunch is served from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sundays and the menu features tasty options like Chicken & Waffles or the Sourdough French Toast, which is made with sourdough bread from the nearby Salem Farmers Market.
Originally started in Blacksburg, Our Daily Bread Bakery & Bistro has expanded its presence in Virginia’s Blue Ridge with locations in Roanoke and Salem, and both spots are terrific options for Sunday brunch. There are a variety of omelettes made with cage free eggs, along with other unique dishes such as Prosciutto & Brie crepes.
Brunch with a view is part of the experience at the Lake View Restaurant in the Peaks of Otter Lodge. Located at Milepost 86 on the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway, the restaurant offers a Sunday Brunch Buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. that includes a made-to-order omelette station, waffle station, a chef’s choice of desserts, and an assortment of other dishes. Following your meal, take in the beauty of Peaks of Otter and enjoy a leisurely stroll around Abbott Lake.
Preston’s Restaurant - The Inn at Virginia Tech
Spend a Blue Ridge Day on the beautiful campus of Virginia Tech and check out the Champagne Sunday Brunch at Preston’s Restaurant in The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. The buffet features a Prime Rib carving station, omelette station, smoked salmon with assorted toppings, and other classic breakfast dishes and pastries.
Sunday brunch at The Regency Room in the historic Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center in Downtown Roanoke is an elegant setting with delicious food. The Grand Sunday Buffet has received numerous local awards and features a carving station, made-to-order omelette bar, and many breakfast favorites. There’s also live entertainment and an atmosphere that has helped create special memories for friends and families for years.
We can’t tell you what to order for brunch at The River and Rail because it’s all so good! In the mood for something sweet? Try the Brioche French Toast. Have a craving for meat? Go with the Hanger Steak & Eggs or the classic River & Rail Burger. You’ll want to start any meal with a variety of tasty apps like the Pimento Cheese Board or Jar of Pickles. The award-winning restaurant also features its own blend of locally-sourced Red Rooster Coffee.
Rockfish Food & Wine offers an impressive wine list and a Sunday brunch menu with all kinds of great seafood dishes. Popular options include the Crab Cake Benedict, Shrimp & Grits, and omelette with blackened shrimp, bleu cheese and fresh basil. The restaurant is located in Roanoke’s Historic Grandin Village, a perfect spot for a Sunday afternoon stroll.
Pass the Prosecco for brunch at Tizzone in Botetourt County! This Italian restaurant and wine bar serves up some delicious Sunday brunch cocktails that feature Prosecco, including the Bellini Meanie Martini, The Hummingbird, and The Kir Royale. You’ll also find some tasty food, such as the wood-fired Potato & Egg Skillet or the Dorito Burrito, a breakfast burrito that includes crushed Nacho Cheese Doritos. Yep. Not a typo. Nacho. Cheese. Doritos.
No need to go south of the border for Sunday brunch when you can have delicious tacos, breakfast burritos, chilaquiles, margaritas and other specialty items at Tuco's Taqueria Garaje in Downtown Roanoke. If you have a sweet tooth, try the Mexican Waffle - three cinnamon sugar waffles drizzled with agave and served with fresh fruit and whipped cream.
Ready for some day drinking? Grab a seat on the patio at Wall Street Tavern and fill your glass with all kinds of deliciousness at the Bloody Mary Bar where you can build your own cocktail. You can also order a Mimosa carafe because this party is about to be #LIT. You’re sure to work up an appetite, so order a Brunch Burger or try the Corned Beef Hash.
31 beers on tap and a brunch menu with items like the Carnitas Omelette, Sweet Potato Pancakes, and Huevos Rancheros? The Wasena City Tap Room is making us hungry! The restaurant also serves its popular burgers and pizzas, which are available all the time. For more Sunday fun, head next door to Roanoke Mountain Adventures for bike rentals or to River Rock Climbing for some indoor rock climbing.
Wildflour Cafe at Towers is the sister restaurant of On the Rise Bread Company, a local bakery in Downtown Roanoke, so many of the Sunday brunch specials include fresh-baked bread, such as the French Toast, Croque Madame, Eggs Benedict, and Biscuits & Gravy. The restaurant is located inside the upper level of the Towers Shopping Center.
Map of Locations
Cheers to your next delicious Sunday brunch in Virginia’s Blue Ridge! Will you be taking pictures of your food? Remember to tag @visitvbr on Instagram and use our #BlueRidgeDay hashtag.