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Where to have Sunday brunch in downtown Harrisburg

Weekends are meant for brunch in Harrisburg.

In the past couple of years the Sunday brunch scene in the city has grown. It's a great way to cure a hangover and meet with friends over
bloody marys and eggs Benedict.

The BBQ pork belly Benedict at The Sturges Speakeasy on Forster Street in Harrisburg.
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Here's a list of some hot brunch spots around town.

1500 N. Sixth St., Harrisburg, 717-232-7374
New Orleans southern-style restaurant serving sweet potato pancakes, crispy catfish and breakfast po-boys for brunch. The restaurant now has a liquor license so you can order bloody marys and mimosas. Or, stick to the house favorite, Du Monde coffee. Serving brunch 11am - 2pm Sundays.

Cafe 1500
1500 N. Sixth St., Harrisburg, 717-831-8322
Newest brunch spot with chorizo omelets honey caramelized French toast and grilled croissant with Nutella and bananas. Serving brunch 10:30am -1:30pm Saturday and 9am – 2pm Sunday.

Dodge City Restaurant
1037 Paxton St., Harrisburg, 717-236-2719.
This steakhouse, known for its appearance on "Restaurant Impossible" serves up Reese's Peanut Butter Cup pancakes along with baked oatmeal, cream chipped beef and strawberry Belgian waffle towers. Brunch is served 11am – 2pm Sundays.

Hilton Harrisburg
Hilton Harrisburg, 1 N. Second St., Harrisburg, 717-233-6000.
Raspberries, long known for its brunch buffet, is being renovated so diners can still patronize the restaurant and order off the menu. The restaurant serves cocktails along with sticky bun waffles, steak and egg skillet and lox and bagel sliders. Brunch is served 11am – 2pm Sunday.

Home 231
231 North St., Harrisburg, 717- 232-4663
Farm-to-table restaurant serving pan scrambled eggs, buttermilk pancakes, country fried chicken and quiche of the day. Open for brunch 9am – 2pm Sunday.

The Federal Taphouse
234 N. Second St., Harrisburg, 717-525-8077
Known for its 100 beers on tap but also an active brunch spot. Chef Robert Dacko and his staff crank out breakfast pizzas and huevos rancheros with homemade sausage among other foods. Serving brunch 10:30am – 2pm Sunday.

El Sol Mexican Restaurant
18 S. Third St., Harrisburg, 717-901-5050
Mexican fare such as fajita omelets, huevos rancheros and a Mexican French toast made with cocoa. A big draw is the make-your-own bloody mary bar. Serving brunch 10am – 3pm Sunday.

Mangia Qui
272 North St., Harrisburg, 717-233-7358
Popular longtime brunch spot with chef/owner Qui Qui Musarra at the helm making asparagus and tomato timbale, El Benedicto and eggs Benedict. Serving brunch 10am – 2pm Sunday.

The Sturges Speakeasy
400 Forster St., Harrisburg, 717-412-0931
Neighborhood tavern and gathering spot with BLT Benedict and the house special BBQ Pork Belly Benedict along with house-made pancakes with honey almond butter. Serving brunch 10am – 2pm Sunday.