By Kathleen Mest
It’s a relaxing morning… no rushing around. You might have slept in (wondrous!) and you’re craving breakfast and lunch! Thank goodness there is brunch… possibly the best meal ever. Long Beach loves brunch and thankfully, we have many options. But what could make brunch even better? Let’s have Brunch with a View.
Acapulco at Marina Pacifica | acapulcorestaurants.com/location/long-beach | @acapulcomarinapacifica
Two morning options while gazing at boats in the marina: 1) a special Saturday breakfast menu including Churro Pancakes and Steak a la Diabla & Eggs, and 2) their long-standing AYCE Sunday brunch with traditional favorites and bottomless mimosas.
Ballast Point | ballastpoint.com/location/longbeach |
Bask in the sun with views of bay and beach. The weekend brunch menu is small but mighty with items such as Chicken N’ Waffles, Ballast Point Burger, Green Grunion Chilaquiles, beer (duh) and specialty cocktails.
Belmont Brewing Company | belmontbrewing.com | @belmontbrewingcompany
Adjacent to Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier, the menu offers a diverse range of dishes from Fish & Chips, Killer Breakfast Burrito, Fig Bacon Goat Cheese Flatbread and of course, beer.
Berth 55 | berth55seafood.com
It’s not exactly a brunch menu but it IS brunch time! Open at 10am, enjoy ALL the seafood in ALL the ways - grilled, fried, smoked, and raw while sitting on picnic benches overlooking a wharf and harbor.
Claire’s at the Museum | lbma.org/claires | @clairesatthemuseum
Enjoy “crowd favorites” like Smoked Salmon Benedict, Crème Brûlée French Toast, Fried Chicken Sandwich and champagne cocktails while sitting by an amazing water sculpture and soaking in one of the best panoramic ocean views in Long Beach (pictured).
Fuego at the Maya | hotelmayalongbeach.com/fuego-restaurant | @fuegolb
Sit on the waterfront and enjoy views of Queensway Bay and Downtown Long Beach while dining on a “spirited menu” highlighting seafood and Latin flavors.
Malainey’s Grill | malaineysgrill.com | @malaineysgrilllongbeach
Bring an appetite and feast on an AYCE Sunday Brunch at “One hell of an Irish Bar” while listening to live entertainment and enjoying views of Alamitos Bay.
Plunge at 1900 Ocean | plungelbc.com | @plungelbc
Stay cool indoors (and not wind-blown) with beach views through the nearly floor-to-ceiling windows. Menu sources fresh, local, and sustainable ingredients.
San Pedro Fish Market | sanpedrofish.com / @sanpedrofish
With views of Alamitos Bay Marina, their menu specializes in… seafood! But be sure to check out the Soft Shell Bene, Camarones Chilaquiles, Lobsta Poutine, and Avo Crab Toast.
Schooner or Later | schoonerorlater.com | @schoonerorlaterlb
Definitely something for everyone to chow on in their large menu - omelets, benedicts, burritos, pancakes, burgers, and salads - while overlooking the Alamitos Bay Marina.
Shenanigans Irish Pub & Grille | shenaniganslb.com | @shenanigans_pub
Check out the action in Rainbow Harbor while enjoying Irish pub fare including Ma’s Corned Beef Hash & Egg, Banger Breakfast, Overburger and Loaded Tots.
The Boathouse on the Bay | boathouseonthebay.com | @boathouseonthebay
An upscale dining experience with Alamitos Bay views, the breakfast menu includes brioche French toast, avocado toast, and a breakfast burrito.
The Bungalow Kitchen | bungalowkitchen.com/belmont-shore | bungalowkitchenbelmontshore
Located on the 2nd floor of 2nd & PCH, you can watch the boats bobbing in the marina while feasting on their Brunch Prix Fixe menu with optional raw bar, cheese board, and Gusto bread add-ons.
Visit each restaurant’s website or Instagram to view the latest menus and operating times.