It’s considered the most important meal of the day, but maybe choosing where to take that first bite of breakfast or brunch is the most important decision of the
day. With so many great eateries to wake up your morning, Panama City Beach may make picking your place just a little bit harder... So set your alarms and get ready to dig in!
ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFÉ
Though it’s part of a mostly-Southeastern chain, Another Broken Egg Café isn’t just another eatery offering early morning meals. Born in the converted barn of a Louisiana chef, the ABE reputation now spans coast to coast for its flavorful menu of homestyle cooking, and that homegrown touch is working the skillets every morning right here on Panama City Beach. Choose from guest favorites such as the sweet cinnamon roll French toast or the perennially popular Floridian omelet filled with cream cheese and topped with fresh crabmeat and melted Monterey Jack. If waffles make you waffle, their fluffy Belgians can be ordered almost any way imaginable, from Fosters-style loaded with caramelized bananas and drizzled with rich bananas Foster sauce, whipped cream and chopped pecans to chicken and waffles served with a honey chipotle syrup.
Paired up with a mimosa, a bloody mary, or one of their seriously spiked lattes, Another Broken Egg has the perfect way to get your day crackin’.
DAT CAJUN PLACE
The Jazz Brunch at Dat Cajun Place lives up to its name, welcoming guests to start their Sunday morning on the perfect note with lively music played by a local jazz band. Serving Cajun and New Orleans-style favorites cooked up by Louisiana natives dedicated to bringing
the bayou to the beach, dis is definitely dat place you’ll add to your favorites. Scrambled eggs and pork sausage with fried red-skinned potatoes, sautéed onions and tomatoes topped off with melted cheese, the Scrambled Hash is a parade of flavor worthy of Bourbon Street. Love yourself some mudbugs? Dat Benedict adds a tender, golden fried crawfish cake to a classic breakfast, smothering it with spicy crawfish étouffée to bring on the heat. What brunch would be complete without a bloody mary? Mixing up the morning with their award-winning libation, Dat Cajun’s got everything you need to jazz up your day.
LIZA’S KITCHEN, CAFÉ & CATERING
Serving up home-cooked meals with traditional Southern fare, Liza’s Kitchen, Café & Catering is the perfect wake-up call, making everything daily from scratch, from their fresh-baked focaccia bread to their sandwich dressings. A go-to spot for breakfast and brunch dishes that will really hit your spot, Liza’s has a reputation for cooking up creativity on a plate, with bestsellers like their hippie hash. An artful jumble of roasted red peppers, seasoned potatoes, diced seasoned chicken, chopped onions, salty bacon bits and shredded cheese baked to gooey perfection and topped with two poached eggs slathered with fresh hollandaise
and chopped scallions, one bite of The Hippie Hash will knock your slippers off. Whether you make it in for the wee hours or shuffle in after hitting the snooze button, Liza’s has the perfect way to clear the sleep from your eyes. 7328 Thomas Drive, Suite L, (850) 233-9000, LoveLizas.com.
Serving up a side of waterfront views with their famous bagels and lox, Schooners is the perfect place to indulge in a beachside brunch as you wipe the sand out of your eyes and trade it out for some sand under your feet. Creating every dish from scratch, these chefs get the weekend off to a great start with creative signature dishes that put a twist on some old favorites. Stacking up deep fried sourdough bread with sliced ham, havarti cheese and the sweet and tangy combination of raspberry preserves and Dijon mustard, the Monte Cristo will definitely wake your taste buds right on up. For some rich and creamy Southern flavor with a punch of spice, the shrimp and grits tops off smoked Gouda and tasso grits with plump grilled shrimp and ladles on a luscious mushroom cream sauce. From first bite to last, Schooners will put the wind in your sails.
SISTERS OF THE SEA & THE DIVE BAR
If chowing down on brunch helps you dive into your day, Sisters of the Sea is sure to get you hooked, serving up brunch-time classics with twists so bizarre you’ll swear you’re seeing pirates and mermaids. Not that you’d be imagining things — their sparkling pool is populated by these sirens of the sea, and pirates do, indeed, roam the grounds. So while you enjoy the fun atmosphere of this unique eatery overlooking the lagoon, take a plunge into dishes like the not-to-be-missed
Mason-Dixon eggs Benedict topped with tender, juicy brisket or the Jezebel
Benedict, a Southern-style fried green tomato topped with hollandaise sauce and moist lump crabmeat. Not to be forgotten, their build-your-own bloody mary bar is a PCB favorite, allowing you the creativity to fully customize this concoction of spicy sinfulness. With legendary flavors to go with their legendary sites, Sisters of the Sea is one place that’ll definitely have you on the line.
Open since 1986 and one of the only original mom-and-pop restaurants left on Panama City Beach, the little pink house known as Sunnyside Grill is serving up eye-opening flavor in each of its sunny dishes, creating every item on the menu from scratch to achieve home-cooked goodness that’ll chase away the morning gloom. Serving up daily breakfast dishes that segue into the lunchtime hours, Sunnyside’s real claims to fame are bestsellers like their rib omelets, Western omelets, scratch made biscuits and gravy, eggs Benedict, and their gut-busting pancakes. Heralded as one of the top destinations to dine in the state, Sunnyside Grill is cracking the shell on the local restaurant scene to serve up home cooking so delicious it’ll tempt you away from your snooze button.
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