Classic dishes from First Watch. (Source: First Watch)

BEST OF DAYTON: The three best stops for a delicious weekend brunch

Dayton’s brunch game is strong. 

No doubt brunch will be top of mind this Mother’s Day weekend, with tons of restaurants offering special menus, deals and buffets.

But if you’re looking for the tried-and-true destinations for a great brunch anytime, these are the three top winners in Dayton.com’s Best of 2018 contest.

The awards for Best Brunch go to ...

WINNER: First Watch 

First Watch serves breakfast and lunch classics, such as Eggs Benedict. (Contributed by First Watch)
Photo: Contributed by First Watch

First Watch is one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the U.S., and there’s good reason for that. This daytime restaurant specializes in breakfast, lunch and that meal in between. 

The menu offers a lot of standbys, but also mixes it up with seasonal dishes. 

Two of the most popular dishes include The Traditional (two fresh cage-free eggs any style with your choice of bacon, smoked ham, savory chicken sausage patties, turkey or pork sausage links. Served with whole grain artisan toast, all-natural house preserves and fresh, seasoned potatoes) and the Tri-fecta (Two fresh cage-free eggs any style with either a light and airy Belgian waffle or a multigrain pancake. Plus your choice of bacon, savory chicken sausage patty, turkey or pork sausage link).

The menu has something for everyone. You can opt for healthy choices like avocado toast or a superfoods bowl. You can splurge on fruit-topped waffles, pancakes or French toast or tasty omelets or frittatas.

View the full menu here.

Want to go?

4105 W. Town & Country Road, Kettering | 937-643-4077

5245 Cornerstone North Blvd., Centerville | 937-732-9013

2614-A Colonel Glen Highway, Fairborn | 937-431-9150

2824 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Miami Twp. | 937-435-3127

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SECOND PLACE: Dublin Pub

Sunday brunch at the Dublin Pub in Dayton. (Source: Dublin Pub)

The Dub Pub may be most famous for St. Patrick’s Day, Pub Fries and Guinness. But it also has a brunch worth trying. On Sundays, the Dub Pub offers a delicious brunch buffet with farm fresh scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, fresh fruit, biscuits, house made sausage gravy, made to order omelettes, carving station with assorted entrees, salads, side items and desserts. The cost is $19.95 per person or $7.99 for kids 12 and under. Kids under 5 are free. View menu here.

Want to go?

300 Wayne Ave., Dayton | 937-224-7822 Website Facebook 

THIRD PLACE: Another Broken Egg Cafe 

The Floridian Omelette at Another Broken Egg Cafe at Harbourside Place.

Another Broken Egg Cafe, which has operated a restaurant in Austin Landing since late 2014, opened its second Dayton-area location earlier this year in Beavercreek. Another Broken Egg serves breakfast, brunch and lunch with a Southern-inspired menu that includes cocktails.

Some brunch menu highlights include Crab Cake Benedict, Crab Cake and Fried Green Tomatoes, Louisiana Crawfish Bowl, a lobster and brie omelette, chicken and waffles and shrimp and grits. View the full menu here.

Want to go?

3450 Rigby Road, Austin Landing, Miamisburg | 937-866-4510 | WebsiteFacebook

2453 Esquire Drive in Beavercreek | (937) 912-5074 | WebsiteFacebook

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