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. Here's a list of some hot brunch spots around town from local columnist Sue Gleiter.


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 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays.

1500 N. Sixth St., Harrisburg, 717-232-7374

Cafe 1500

Newest brunch spot with chorizo omelets, honey caramelized French toast and grilled croissant with Nutella and bananas.

Serving brunch 10:30 a.m.-1: 30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.

1500 N. Sixth St., Harrisburg, 717-831-8322

Dodge City Restaurant

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 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays.

1037 Paxton St., Harrisburg, 717-236-2719.

Hilton Harrisburg

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 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.

Hilton Harrisburg, 1 N. Second St., Harrisburg, 717-233-6000.

Home 231

Farm-to-table restaurant serving pan scrambled eggs, buttermilk pancakes, country fried chicken and quiche of the day.

Open for brunch 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.

231 North St., Harrisburg, 717- 232-4663

The Federal Taphouse

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 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.

234 N. Second St., Harrisburg, 717-525-8077

El Sol Mexican Restaurant

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 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.

18 S. Third St., Harrisburg, 717-901-5050

Mangia Qui

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 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.

272 North St., Harrisburg, 717-233-7358

The Sturges Speakeasy

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 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.

400 Forster St., Harrisburg, 717-412-0931