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4 Places for the Best Brunch or Breakfast Del Mar, CA

Looking for spots for the Best Brunch or Breakfast Del Mar – whether you are looking for a quick breakfast fix, pancakes, waffles or a more relaxed brunch, we have a list of suggestions for the best brunch or breakfast in Del Mar.




Brigantine is San Diego’s gathering spot for fresh, flavorful surf and turf.  Brunch classics include dishes like NEW YORK STEAK & EGGS (Fire-grilled 8oz New York steak, charred asparagus, two eggs & red wine demi, served with breakfast potatoes – Gluten free), AVOCADO TOAST (Toasted squaw bread, crushed avocado spread, poached eggs, pickled red onion, cherry tomatoes & micro greens), COCONUT-MACADAMIA CRUSTED FRENCH TOAST (Maple syrup, mixed berries, two eggs any style, choice of bacon or sausage; breakfast potatoes) and CLASSIC EGGS BENEDICT (English muffin, Canadian bacon, poached eggs, hollandaise; breakfast potatoes – can be modified gluten free).  For something a bit different you could try their LOBSTER TEMPURA TACOS (Marinated cucumber-jicama salad & cilantro remoulade on blue corn tortillas, garlic truffle fries & house vegetables), GRILLED SONORAN SPICED SWORDFISH TACOS (Cabbage, salsa fresca, cheddar, ranch dressing, corn tortillas – Gluten free) or even choose 3 GRILLED OYSTERS (Shallot-shoyu butter & wonton crunch – can be modified gluten free) from their Oyster Bar.

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Richard Walker’s Pancake House

2670 Via De La Valle Del Mar, CA 92014

Who loves pancakes?  What about Richard Walker’s Pancake House?  “Since 1948, the Walker family name has become synonymous with quality family dining. The family has since perfected its reputation for outstanding gourmet pancakes and breakfasts.”  At Richard Walker’s you can expect dishes such as Blueberry And Sour Crème Crepes (Juicy blueberries mixed with sour cream and a dash of Triple Sec makes this a true berry delight; sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with a side of blueberry compote), Chocolate Explosion (Smooth imported chocolate wrapped delicately in a warm crepe and topped with thick whipped cream and fresh strawberries on top), or Cherry Kijafa Crepes (Tart Montmorency cherries are simmered in sweet Danish Kijafa wine and stuffed inside crepes; more cherries Kijafa on top and dusted with powdered sugar).  Or what about San Diego French Toast (Grilled until golden brown and garnished with the freshest sliced bananas, strawberries, and blueberries; real whipped cream on the side) or the quirkily named Pigs In A New Car (By any other name, it’s still three sausage links rolled up in three pancakes and sprinkled with powdered sugar; tropical sauce and whipped butter on the side).

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Richard Walker’s Pancake House


3435 Del Mar Heights Rd D3, San Diego, CA 92130

Snooze promises creative twists on breakfast.  They have a large selection of Eggs Benedict and offer a Ham Benedict, Chili Verde Benedict and even a Steak and Eggs Benedict.  Or you could go for French Toast, Blueberry Danish Pancakes, Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes or Sweet Potato Pancakes.  They also have a range of plant based, light options, breakfast burritos and Shashuka.  If you are looking for a Boozy Brunch then they have a great selection of Mimosas and Bloody Marys.

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Denny’s has always been a brunch favourite.  They have a seriously huge breakfast/brunch selection.  You can go all in with a ‘Slam’ like the LUMBERJACK SLAM® (Buttermilk pancakes, grilled ham, bacon strips, sausage links, eggs*, hash browns and choice of bread), ALL-AMERICAN SLAM® (Three scrambled eggs with Cheddar cheese, bacon strips, sausage links, hash browns and choice of bread), or the FIT SLAM® (Egg whites scrambled together with fresh spinach and grape tomatoes, plus turkey bacon strips, an English muffin and seasonal fruit.) which can be made gluten-free.  For those with a sweet tooth you could opt for pancakes like the DOUBLE BERRY BANANA PANCAKE BREAKFAST (Buttermilk pancakes cooked with blueberries and topped with fresh seasonal berries, bananas and whipped cream) or SALTED CARAMEL & BANANA CREAM PANCAKE BREAKFAST (Buttermilk pancakes cooked with shortbread pieces and topped with vanilla cream, bananas and more shortbread pieces. Served with a pitcher of warm salted caramel for drizzling).  There are some fabulous Crepe choices too such as BANANA CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT (One crepe folded with vanilla cream and topped with fresh seasonal berries, strawberry sauce and powdered sugar) or what about the vegetarian option of the LOADED VEGGIE OMELETTE (Fresh spinach, sautéed mushrooms, sautéed zucchini & squash, tomatoes and Swiss cheese).


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Also check out our post on breakfast or brunch in the rest of San Diego.


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