Trying to please a palate craving both breakfast and lunch? If you haven't heard there's a solution for that called brunch! Lucky for you we have rounded up some of the best eateries around Monterey County serving up quite possibly the best meal of the day. Please note that some of these menus are only available on certain days of the week.

Big Sur

Kick start your morning at the Big Sur River Inn Restaurant with hearty home-cooked dishes like huevos rancheros, banana walnut pancakes and a redwood camp omelet. Want to drink your brunch instead? Order one of their famous Bloody Mary's and lounge in an Adirondack chair in the nearby Big Sur River.

Carmel

Sunday Brunch at the Restaurant at Mission Ranch in Carmel is a weekly event not to be missed! The full brunch buffet is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters with a wide range of offerings including a build-your-own-omelet-station, prime rib, a variety of salads and a dessert table with over a dozen sweet treats.

Sunday can only mean one thing at The Forge, brunch-time! Starting at 11am guests can choose from items like classic eggs benedict, chef's omelet and quiche Lorraine.

Marina

New to the brunch scene is Salt Wood Kitchen and Oysterette in Marina. Located at the Sanctuary Beach Resort, this scrumptious weekend brunch menu is available from 10:30am to 2:30pm and features seasonal oysters, various egg selections, shrimp + grits and much more.

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Monterey

The Club Room in the Portola Hotel & Spa does not take brunch lightly. Choose from their expansive daily breakfast buffet with bottomless mimosas for just $19.95! Specialty weekend brunch menu items include omelets to order, cinnamon swirl French toast, apple wood bacon and more.

Jump start your morning at racing themed restaurant Turn 12 Bar & Grill in downtown Monterey. On weekends from 11am-2pm you can order off of their brunch menu with tantalizing items like a bacon egg pizza, ground beef scramble, and house-made waffles. Don't forget to wash it all down with a mimosa and/or meat-lover's bloody Mary!

Pacific Grove

Get treated like a part of the family during Crema's spectacular brunch served every day from 8am-2pm. Here you can order cozy classics and a few specials like bacon cheddar biscuits served with spicy sausage gravy and waffles served with ice cream. Did we mention they have bottomless mimosas for $17?

Overlook the scenic Pacific Grove Golf Links while dining on hearty breakfast dishes at the Point Pinos Grill. Breakfast is offered daily and is prepared with the freshest and most sustainable ingredients with everything from chicken fried steak, omelets to pancakes.

Pebble Beach

Sunday at Stillwater Bar & Grill should be recognized as a weekly holiday. The extensive brunch buffet not only includes a plethora of fresh and tasty options but overlooks the iconic 18th hole at the Pebble Beach Golf Links. A daily breakfast menu is also available from 7am to 11am. 

Pebble Beach's newest addition to the dining scene is Porters in the Forest which overlooks the Poppy Hills Golf Course. The breakfast and lunch haven is open daily at 6am with tantalizing breakfast options like corned beef and hash, breakfast burritos and ricotta pancakes.

Seaside

Googie Grill takes the most important meal of the day seriously! The cozy diner across from the Embassy Suites in Seaside serves breakfast every day starting at 8am. It will be hard to choose between their sweet brioche French toast served with caramelized bananas and savory country fired steak and eggs.

Salinas

Giorgio's at 201 Main in Salinas is the place to be on Sundays from 10am-3pm. Their extensive brunch buffet offers an array of delights including stations for sope, omelets, chicken + waffles and pozole.