Mid Morning Meals: Brunch in JXN
From classics like biscuits and gravy to uniquely sweet and savory chicken and waffles, here are brunch spots to check out in the City With Soul.
Hal & Mal's - 200 South Commerce Street
The newest entry into Jackson's brunch bunch, Hal & Mal's - known for their evening hours and entertainment offerings - is fast becoming a Saturday and Sunday morning favorite. The stars here are the tamale burrito, fried oyster Benedict, sweet potato pancakes and the pitcher (yes, pitcher) of tater tots. See the full menu here.
Estelle – 407 South Congress Street
Located at The Westin Jackson, Estelle's brunch dishes include everything from flatbreads to Benedicts, an omelet station or a burger. Estelle offers bottomless cocktails - a classic Mimosa, Kir Royale, Bloody Mary or the Sweet Estelle – made with wine, pomegranate and strawberry. Visit their website at estellejackson.com.
Crazy Cat Eat Up - 1491 Canton Mart Road
Served Saturday and Sunday, Crazy Cat's brunch menu has that elevated, yet down-home, "grandma's kitchen" sort of feeling. Menu items include classics like biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls and grits. But the menu goes beyond: look for country ham and gouda quiche and short rib hash topped with a fried egg. Mimosas? Crazy Cat is BYOB and can provide OJ to top you off. See the menu at crazycateatup.com.
The Bean – 2914 North State Street
Evolving from a "coffee shop with Saturday breakfast" to a full menu daily, Saturday brunch at The Bean includes classics such as steel-cut oatmeal, avocado toast and a sausage, egg and cheese biscuit sandwich. The café also offers a unique breakfast bowl, made with breakfast potatoes or gouda cheese grits, scrambled egg, green onions, shredded cheddar and Country-Pleasin sausage. Learn more at thebeanjackson.com.
Iron Horse Grill – 320 West Pearl Street
At Iron Horse on Sundays, the dining room is lined with chef stations set up for your made-to-order omelets and waffles. Choose from a combination of meats, cheeses and veggies. Or, opt for a fluffy, Belgian waffle topped with maple syrup, fruit and nuts - or all of the above. Iron Horse also offers bottomless Bloody Marys and Mimosas for just $14.95 as part of the brunch menu. Visit theironhorsegrill.com.
CHAR- 4500 I-55 North
Start Saturday and Sunday brunch at Char with crab cakes or custard-fried French toast or chicken and waffles for your main dish. Seafood and fish options are available as well, such as pan-seared Atlantic salmon and the crawfish, lump crab, and Andouille sausage creole sauté. Salads and burgers are also available along with daily specials. There's even a roving jazz trio that plays on Sunday mornings. Check out the brunch menu at Char.
LA COUR KITCHEN AND BAR - 4500 I-55 NORTH
Inspired by the brasseries of Paris, influences of French, Continental, and New American cuisines show up in weekend brunch at La Cour. Brunch chops, a croque monsieur and shrimp and grits are offered along with lox and bagel, a brunch burger and classic French toast. See the menu and learn more at lacourkitchenandbar.com.
SALTINE RESTAURANT - 622 Duling Avenue
Saltine's classics like pancakes and biscuits and gravy are available, but the brunch menu also offers goat cheese grits, chicken biscuits, smoked salmon tartine, and a giant homemade cinnamon roll that might be bigger than your head. Of course, oysters are also available for brunch, and they include citrus butter, bacon, and quail eggs. Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and French 75s are also available. Check out the brunch menu at Saltine.
BRAVO! Italian Bar & Restaurant - 4500 I-55 North
Enjoy New Orleans style shrimp and grits, blackened redfish Benedict, crab cakes, or the breakfast pizza, which includes bechamel white sauce, mozzarella, bacon, Italian sausage, caramelized onions, and scrambled eggs to top it off. Classic brunch drinks are available, as well as signature BRAVO! drinks, such as the Mississippi Red Dress, made with Cathead Vodka, fresh muddled strawberries, lemon juice, simple syrup, and a splash of soda. Check out the brunch menu at BRAVO!
THE MANSHIP - 1200 North State Street
Saturday and Sunday are brunch days at The Manship with biscuits and gravy, chicken biscuits, and fried French toast, or enjoy the Belhaven Breakfast to get a little bit of everything. It includes two eggs, sausage or bacon, and smashed hashbrowns. Or, you could opt for Huevos Rancheros, fish and grits or breakfast tacos. Check out the menu at The Manship.