Photo Credit: Zeke’s Island Cafe (Davenport, IA)

Unique Brunch on the Great River Road!

Good news for hungry brunchers! The Great River Road offers local food joints that make brunch a one-of-a-kind experience.


Psycho Suzi’s (Minneapolis, MN)

The interior is covered in leopard print and the location has a great view of the Mississippi! Great River Road travelers should stop by Saturdays and Sundays to try their wicked brunch menu.

Granite City Brewery (St. Cloud, MN)

The brewery’s Home of The Lawless Brunch allows hungry brunchers to create their own donut, omelet, benedict or breakfast sandwich! Thirsts can be quenched by their mimosas and bloody marys.


Photo Credit: Explore La Crosse

Captain’s Sunday Brunch (La Crosse, WI) 

Cruise the Mississippi waters while brunching! The two-hour excursion showcases wildlife and the history of “Ol’ Man River”.

Villa Bellezza (Pepin, WI)

Great River Road travelers can turn a wine tasting into a brunch outing! The Villa Bellezza hosts a brunch every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the beautiful Mediterranean style winery.


Zeke’s Island Express (Davenport, IA)

A chill café for Hawaiian, Asian, & Caribbean inspired plates, with vegetarian options & cocktails.

Milty’s  (Lansing, IA)

A home cooked buffet welcomes Great River Travelers in Lansing! This spot is great for non-locals looking for genuine local service.


Longbranch Cafe & Bakery (Carbondale, IL)

A vegetarian restaurant that is open daily. The café strives to source local and organic ingredients whenever possible.

Garden Gate Tea Room (Granite City, IL)

The tea room resides in a turn of the century cottage that was once used to house immigrants. Outside of the cottage, gardens surround the premise.


Mark Twain Dinette (Hannibal, MO)

The dinette is inspired by Mark Twain’s Hannibal when he was a boy. Besides the name, the homemade root beer can also attract a crowd!

Boardwalk Waffles and Ice Cream (Maplewood, MO)

All waffles, all the time! Stop in for brunch on weekends from 9am to 2pm with both savory and sweet waffle variations and bottomless mimosas or boozy milkshakes.


Hugo’s Mexican Restaurant (Paducah, KY)

If Great River Road travelers have a taste for Mexican, then Hugo’s Mexican Restaurant is waiting! Try their margaritas and tacos.


Bus Stop Cafe (Dyersburg, TN)

As the name suggests, the cafe was once a major bus stop in Dyersburg! Their menu is inspired by “unique, clean, and simple flavors”.

The Beauty Shop Restaurant (Memphis, TN)

“Look Good. Eat Good.” Inspired by a 50’s style beauty parlor, the restaurant is a trendy spot for newcomers and regulars.


Eudora Grill and Chill (Eudora, AR)

Hamburgers, wings, plus traditional southern cooking including catfish sandwiches, hush puppies, fried okra, and more.


Blue and White Restaurant (Tunica, MS)

Enjoy southern comfort food in a former gas stop! Reviewers rave about their lunch buffet.

Bella’s Bakery & Cafe (Vicksburg, MS)

Have brunch inside a casino hotel! Bella’s Bakery & Cafe offers fast and delicious brunch meals for those wanting to test their luck.


The Kolache Kitchen (Baton Rouge & New Orleans, LA)

A Kolache is a baked pastry originating from Central Europe. The restaurant specializes in kolaches with a range of fillings.

Tacos Del Cartel (New Orleans, LA)

Great River Road Travelers can experience a dining vacation while on vacation! Tacos Del Cartel provides $15 bottomless mimosas to accompany the traditional Mexican brunch offerings.