A delicious hot breakfast is the perfect way to start your day, and when you're on vacation, it’s time to treat yourself.

There are some fantastic restaurants in Virginia's Blue Ridge serving up hot breakfast choices to get your Blue Ridge Day started.

With so many options for things to do, including outstanding museums, outdoor adventures, and other popular attractions, getting a good breakfast is key to keeping you fueled for the rest of your exciting day.

We hope you're hungry! Here are our choices for the best hot breakfasts in Virginia's Blue Ridge!

The Roanoker Restaurant


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Don't miss the restaurant that has been recognized by Southern Living as one of the best breakfast spots in the South and by NBC’s TODAY for having some of the best biscuits in America! The Roanoker Restaurant has been a breakfast favorite for locals and visitors alike for years. It's hard to describe the delicious flavors of country ham with red-eye gravy when topped with sweet fried apples and made-from-scratch biscuits. You'll just have to experience it for yourself!

Dogwood Restaurant


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Great prices, delicious food, and a down-home atmosphere are why Dogwood Restaurant has thrived in its original location since it opened in Vinton in 1948. The Dogwood Omelet features a little of everything and how can you not love a place that offers three types of gravy? If you can't decide between sausage, tenderloin & chipped beef, try all three!

Mac & Bob's Restaurant


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Mac & Bob's Restaurant is regularly awarded as one of the best restaurants in the region for breakfast. Go gourmet with an order of eggs benedict with smoked salmon and stuffed french toast, or enjoy classic options like a western omelet, biscuits & gravy, and sweet potato pancakes.

Famous Anthony's


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With multiple locations in Virginia's Blue Ridge, Famous Anthony's has long been a breakfast favorite in the region. An extensive menu features a fantastic selection of breakfast specials, sandwiches, wraps, and omelets, as well as heartier options, such as steak & eggs, corned beef hash, or country ham & pancakes.



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A tasty hot breakfast is always on the menu at Scrambled, located in the City Market Building across the street from the Historic Roanoke City Farmers Market. Scrambled's Famous Vanilla French Toast is perfect for the breakfast lover with a sweet tooth, and try one of the restaurant's signature "Scambled Style" combinations for some delicious mix-ins with your eggs.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store


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Isn't it a requirement that every road trip includes at least one breakfast at Cracker Barrel? This iconic restaurant is located off Exit 150 on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County and you can always count on home-style country cooking and breakfast served all day. From the hashbrown casserole to country-fried steak and blueberry pancakes, Cracker Barrel features all the breakfast favorites.

The Swinging Bridge Restaurant


The restaurant warns you that you may be prepared to "slap your Mama 'cause she don't cook like this no more!" Get ready to feast on crispy bacon, authentic Southern style grits, fried taters & onions, "lighter than air" pancakes, and more! The Swinging Bridge Restaurant also features a cozy atmosphere with lodge-style decor.

Thelma's Chicken & Waffles


Is chicken & waffles considered breakfast? Regardless of the time of day, it's always delicious at Thelma's Chicken & Waffles! This family owned restaurant in Downtown Roanoke serves classic comfort food with a big side of Southern hospitality that welcomes you into the family. And the combination of fried chicken with a fluffy waffle will have you feeling right at home.

To learn more about other great dining options in Virginia's Blue Ridge, check out our Dining section and feel free to reach out to us on Twitter and Instagram at @visitvbr for more restaurant recommendations!