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Good Brunch, between/equidistant to DC/Baltimore?

meganoodle Sep 19, 2006 06:34 PM

A friend from Baltimore and I (in DC) are having brunch on Saturday and we agreed to meet in the middle. Does anyone have suggestions of good brunches/breakfasts to be had somewhere more or less in between DC and Baltimore, or anything that's about an equidistant drive from both cities? Thanks!

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    oldone RE: meganoodle Sep 19, 2006 08:28 PM

    Clyde's in Columbia would be my guess.

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      unicorn633 RE: meganoodle Sep 19, 2006 08:53 PM

      How about Eggspectations in Ellicott City. I would also run a search on Ellicott City on this board because I know there are a few more less chain places and it is a great place to walk around after.

      1. JonParker RE: meganoodle Sep 20, 2006 05:35 PM

        Eggspectations is inconsistent, not great at best, and faces huge lines on Saturday and Sunday mornings. A better bet is to across the street to Donna's, a local chain that serves a decent brunch.

        There's really no great brunch spots in the area, sorry.

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          hon RE: meganoodle Sep 20, 2006 05:56 PM

          The Iron Bridge Wine Company has brunch:


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            JonParker RE: hon Sep 20, 2006 06:37 PM

            So does Jordan's, but they specifically mentioned Saturday, and both of those are Sunday only.

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              hon RE: JonParker Sep 20, 2006 07:11 PM


          2. little audrey RE: meganoodle Sep 20, 2006 06:40 PM

            Frank's Diner on Route 1 just south of 175 has decent breakfasts. I really like their waffles and biscuits. They may have a line, but practically every place around here (even Bob Evans) has a line for breakfast on weekend mornings. No one seems to want to cook their own breakfast anymore.

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              meganoodle RE: little audrey Sep 20, 2006 07:37 PM

              Thanks everyone for the suggestions. It sounds like perhaps it's worth it for one or the other of us to drive all the way to B-more or DC. If I'm going to wait in line, I'd at least like it to be for something as delicious as the donuts at Colorado Kitchen :)

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                elgringoviejo RE: little audrey Sep 21, 2006 06:16 AM

                I second the recommndation for Frank's Diner and agree that the biscuits and blueberry waffles and pancakes are delicious. For the carnivorous folks I can testify that the chicken-fried steak is crispy and tender enough to cut with a fork. Best down home county cooking around.

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                  JonParker RE: elgringoviejo Sep 21, 2006 11:34 AM

                  I live pretty close to there and I'm definitely going to check it out this weekend. I've been searching for a decent chicken fried steak since I left Oklahoma 10 years ago. I'll report back.

                  Any idea when they open? I'm an early riser.

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                Jason1 RE: meganoodle Sep 20, 2006 07:34 PM

                Depending on your crowd, Jesse Wong's Hong Kong in Columbia for Dim Sum could be fun. They don't opem until 11 though, so I guess it depends on if you are looking for breakfast times or brunch times.

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