21 Places to Do Brunch in Arlington
So. Many. Options. Go ahead—order that Bloody Mary.
Known for its menu of “anti-inflammatory” fare, True Food has a variety of gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options on its weekend brunch menu. Its rendition of avocado toast comes with organic eggs and smoked gouda, while banana pancakes are made with quinoa and topped with Greek yogurt. The restaurant has an extensive fresh juice and smoothie list, including its bestselling, dairy-free banana and date smoothie, made with almond milk and almond butter. // 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Ballston)
This sprawling Shirlington sports bar stages an all-day weekend brunch (served from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) with a generous drink menu, including $5 bottles of sparkling wine and the 22-ounce Hail Mary, a turbo Bloody festooned with a fried chicken thigh, a chunk of Monterey jack cheese, a dill pickle spear, sweet pepper, celery and spices—waffle optional. In warmer months, head to the rooftop and take in some sun. The Crab Cake Benny, made with jumbo lump crab and Aleppo pepper hollandaise, is a savory bestseller. // 2766 S. Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington (Shirlington)
If you want to pair your Brioche French Toast or a plate of beignets with a microbrew, we won’t judge. This Dominion Hills newcomer, which owner John Andrade transplanted from D.C.’s Columbia Heights neighborhood in May, serves brunch until 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Families are welcome, with a special brunch menu for kids featuring pancakes, bacon and eggs, plus a breakfast burrito served with breakfast potatoes and fresh fruit. // 6035 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Dominion Hills)