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Good Brunch, between/equidistant to DC/Baltimore?

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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  1. Clyde's in Columbia would be my guess.

    1. 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. 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.

          1. re: hon

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

          2. 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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            1. re: little audrey

              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 :)

              1. re: little audrey

                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.

                1. re: elgringoviejo

                  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.

              2. 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.