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Brunch Dining & Restaurants in Connecticut

Sunday Hunt Breakfast 500x250 - Griswold Inn - Essex, CT
The Griswold Inn

36 Main Street Essex, CT, 06426 Phone: 860-767-1776

Brunch in this beautiful historic inn features thoroughly modern array of delights

An impressive brunch in an impressive inn: That’s the famous Hunt Breakfast, served Sundays at the remarkable Griswold Inn. This sumptuous buffet offers an array of breakfast and lunch entrees, including made-to-order Belgian waffles, fresh salads and desserts. And, there’s live music. Called the most famous brunch in Connecticut by The New York Times, the tradition for this bountiful spread began when the British commandeered the inn during the War of 1812. The charms of days gone by are evident throughout the inn, which opened in 1776, from its collection of maritime art to its wood floors and beams. (Check the inn’s website for changes and updates and the inn navigates new health and safety guidelines.)
Outdoor Dining Saybrook Point Inn & Spa Old Saybrook Connecticut
Saybrook Point Resort & Marina

Two Bridge Street Old Saybrook, CT, 06475 Phone: 860-395-2000 Toll-Free: 800-243-0212

Award-winning brunch in a scenic waterside setting a classic combination

Want to get a taste of what Yankee Magazine has called the Best Sunday Brunch? Call the Fresh Salt restaurant at the Saybrook Point Resort & Marina, and prepare to be amazed. Fresh pastries, local seafood, bountiful salads and decadent desserts are just part of what awaits you. There are also stations upon stations: carving, pasta – and waffles! (It’s a judgment-free zone for those who want both breakfast and lunch.) Fresh and seasonal ingredients are key to the many offerings, since Fresh Salt is committed to local farmers and food artisans. And the restaurant’s setting is as delightful as its menus, with breathtaking views of Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River. It’s an absolutely lovely place to spend your Sunday.