You deserve to celebrate your graduation and chances are your parents, grandparents, aunt and uncle, or whoever want to take you out for that obligatory celebratory brunch. But where do you want to go? There are now almost too many options around for brunch. These local restaurants serve up the good stuff and will take great care of you on the one day you truly deserve to relax.
Dixie’s On Grand
695 Grand Ave.
St Paul, MN 55105
This place is best if you have a big group. Everyone wants to celebrate this chapter of your life. Not only can Dixie’s accommodate large groups with ease, the buffet-style, done in classic New Orlean’s fashion, brunch will make it easy for everyone to get what they want without hassle. Excellent Eggs Benedict and omelets can be ordered from the table. Kids under three eat free, so the smallest of the group will be taken care of as well.
Three metro locations including:
3624 W. 50th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55410
This restaurant is perfect for those who truly can’t decide if they want breakfast or lunch. Brunch at Red Cow offers both fantastic pancakes, omelets, and other classic breakfast meals, as well as most of their amazing burgers, sandwiches, soups, and delicious shrimp tacos. The diverse menu caters also to fussy eaters that can’t decide on what they’d like to have.
410 St Peter St.
St Paul, MN 55102
This is the brunch you want if you really want to celebrate in style. The decadent deliciousness of the various menu items, from steak and eggs like you’ve never had them before, to a soft scramble with lobster, an upscale take on the classic bagel and lox, or the omelet du jour that is never overdone and always features interesting ingredients like white asparagus and Gruyere cheese. It’s not fancy to the point of being stuffy however and there will be something for everyone. If people are old enough, the breakfast cocktails are an awesome addition to the celebration.
The Bachelor Farmer
50 2nd Ave N.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Minnesota’s Scandinavian roots are proudly on display at this lauded North Loop restaurant. Want to wow the grandparents from out of town who are in town for graduation? Brunch here is not like brunch you’ll find at a regular diner. The selection of Smørrebrød, an open faced sandwich are a must order, but anything from this brunch cart is sure to please.
12690 Arbor Lakes Pkwy. N.
Maple Grove, MN 55369
After all the studying, the tests, the papers, the formulas, you may just want some good old fashioned comfort food. You’ve earned some relaxation time to kick back, eat too much, and let your friends and family congratulate you on a job well done. The patio at 3 Squares in Maple Grove not only has a great menu to suit your classic, savory brunch needs, but they have the perfect patio for you to enjoy them on. You can get your eggs, pancakes, waffles, and a meatloaf hash that is one of the best breakfast items in the metro area. One thing is for sure, you’re going to get full.
Adrian Schramm is a resident Saint Paul writer with a passion for all things local. Through his work with Saint Paul Almanac and Minneapolis Examiner at Examiner.com, as well as in the kitchens of bars and restaurants around town, he has discovered what truly makes the Twin Cities tick.