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Apr 4, 2008 07:11 AM

Any good Sunday Brunch Buffets in Bmore?

My wife and I went to Copra this past Sunday for their Brunch Buffet. Wow, it was terrible. The food out was bad, and there wasn't much of it to chose from because half the stations were empty. The promised Chocolate fountain which brought us in to check it out, was absent. We've had a couple of decent dinner experiences there, but I'm not heading back for Brunch.

I found a bunch of good sit down Brunch spots on the archive (Morning Edition, etc....), but not much in the way of Buffets. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. Gecko's on Fleet has a buffet as does Hull Street Blues I believe... Not sure how they are but perhaps someone reading can comment.

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    1. re: BaltoPhilFood

      Try Ms. Shirley's or Abacrombie- not buffets, but who cares?

    2. miss shirley's used to be great, but the last time we were there it was beyond disappointing. it's like they are just going thru the motions now; we ordered our standard favorites and they were pale imitations of when the place first opened. it seemed like a gradual decline: every time we went, after they moved across the street, it was a little less good than the time before. don't plan on going back any time soon.

      hull street, on the other hand, is great. interesting buffet with house smoked fish and maryland dishes, plus they make pancakes and french toast to order.

      for baltimore brunch buffets, not much comes to mind except the over-the-top extravaganza at the hyatt. comes with all you can drink mimosas/champagne plus raw bar. plus after grazing the various buffets you order an entree from the menu...plan to spend the day!


      1. Alas, I, too, have been on the prowl for years for a good brunch buffet in Balto. Haven't found much.

        The Rusty Scupper is the best in terms of breadth of selection (carving stations, breakfast and lunch foods, raw seafood, sweet table) and ambiance (jazz band and waterview). They also have all-you-can-throw-down mimosas (not sure about the bloodies) that the staff are generous with. It is not top quality, however, and the good stuff (rare roast beef) runs out early. But it's still a good value.

        I went to Hull Street Blues years ago and found it very small. Aside from your typical eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles breakfast items, it didn't have much. Although Lulubijou mentions smoked fish.

        There's a place that's also on the water in Annapolis (the Chart House, maybe?) that has a large buffet brunch. Great salads with mesclun greens and other lunch-y type stuff, but I think I only remember smoked salmon and not a lot of raw bar.

        Anyone try Della Notte's jazz brunch? Their menu looked good, but I would love to hear from someone who has been.

        All in all, I feel that Baltimore is sorely lacking in good buffet brunches with a wide variety (including raw bar and interesting vegatable/salad options) and bottomless bloodis/mimosas. Those places were on every other corner in DC, and I miss spending three hours going through the Post, getting buzzed, and doing the crossword while hanging out at a bar or table, nibbling away on a variety of yummy brunch stuff.

        1. Do Hullstreet and Geckos still do brunch buffets?

          1. It's been a while since I've been, but the Marriott Waterfront in Harbor East used to have a pretty nice brunch buffett. Worth looking into.