A delicious brunch starts the day right and allows you to make the best of both breakfast and lunch in preparation for the day ahead on the water. Finding delicious dishes, you’ll remember throughout the day is a treat. Thankfully, the West Valley has an abundance of restaurants when you’re ready to indulge.
Check out our list of the best places to brunch in the West Valley:
1. Scorpion Bay Grill
Refuel your boat and your stomach at Scorpion Bay Grill’s all-day brunch, available on Saturday, opening at 11 a.m. The restaurant at Pleasant Harbor provides a spectacular view of mountains and water, with a super casual atmosphere that lets you enjoy your day on the water. Try the Breakfast Tacos, featuring blackened scramble, cheddar, lettuce, Pico de Gallo, chipotle ranch and cilantro, served with tots. Fresh food, local brews and cocktails will make your day.
Plus, a fantastic selection of dinners, salads and snacks are also available at the grill. How about some Dam Good Fish Tacos or their Weekend F.O.D., the specialty of the day, cooked by top-notch chefs! Treat yourself to cheesecake to sweeten the deal. What are you waiting for?
Stop in for a delicious omelet with potatoes, fresh fruit, toast or homemade biscuit. Fill up further on pancakes, French toast, waffles, or an all-American breakfast. Try the bacon burrito or yummy pulled pork skillet and finish up with an orange glazed cinnamon roll. Breakfast served all day, open daily at 7 a.m. Plus, try the quality burgers made from 100 percent angus chuck. Family owned and home style recipes. They also boast the best whiskey selection anywhere in Phoenix!
Known as the go-to eatery for locals and a culinary destination for visitors, start the day with eggs benedict, breakfast cannelloni, avocado toast—hash style, short rib breakfast burrito, plus the regulars of pancakes, scramblers, waffles and frittatas, with maybe a breakfast Bloody Mary drink? The possibilities are endless, and regulars live for “The Brunch Life.”
The delicious food here is sourced from local farmers. Weekend brunch is 10 a.m.—2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, featuring Brunch Bruschetta, loaded breakfast hash, pastry strudel and fantastic blueberry buttermilk pancakes. Don’t miss it!
5. First Watch
First Watch brunch has health-minded options such as omelets, salads and soups, with a creative flair. Try the Chile Chorizo Omelet or the Floridian French toast, with fruit piled on top. The Chickichanga has all-natural chicken breast meat with fresh fruit or try the healthy Farm Stand Breakfast Taco plate. And it’s good to know their coffee program benefits a female-led organization in Huila, Columbia.
6. The Place
All time classics served daily, from chicken fried steak smothered with country gravy, to a ham and egg sandwich with hash browns, or a veggie skillet with mushrooms, broccoli and feta cheese. Just the right food to start an active day.
American comfort food at its best, open daily at 6 a.m., serving hearty skillet dishes, Belgian waffles, pancakes, crepes and a good variety of sandwiches and salads. Don’t leave without trying one of Barbara’s homemade desserts, we love the cheesecake! They also offer a Banquet Hall for special occasions.
Specializes in biscuits and gravy, pancakes, omelets and tasty gourmet hamburgers in a comfortable, cozy atmosphere. Treat yourself to the yummy chocolate chip pancakes or the Southwest Delight with spicy chorizo sausage, salsa and avocado slices.
The Black Bear opens at 6 a.m. daily to stop the growling in your stomach! Try the GRIZZ, featuring pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage and ham steak (phew!) or the Bigfoot Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served. Don’t miss the decadent desserts such as the Dreamy Cream Pies or the blackberry Bear Claw. The diner gives back to the Nicaraguan people who grow the coffee beans used at Black Bear.
Diners at Kiss the Cook give the Eggs Benedict dish rave reviews. The restaurant is coxy and serves food that has a southern touch, featuring Country Breakfast with Grandma’s Potatoes, Crepes with powdered sugar, breakfast burritos with your choice of fillings, and a tempting Pecan Cinnamon Roll smothered with caramel pecan sauce. Good selection of sandwiches and burgers, the K.T.C. Cheeseburger is a popular item.
Scorpion Bay is Arizona’s premier floating playground, offering everything from daily pontoon and ski boat rentals to slips for harboring your yacht (or dinghy). Come for the fishing or come for the frolicking—either way, incredible mountain views, fantastic dining and world-class marina services await less than an hour out of Phoenix. https://www.scorpionbayaz.com/