April 15

Brunch in South Lake Union

Make SLU your go-to weekend dining destination

Springtime is here, even if it hasn’t felt like it lately with our wild, chilly weather. That means Easter weekend and Mother’s Day are around the corner, and it’s time to make some brunch plans. A few SLU restaurants are marking these special occasions with weekend brunch. Duke’s Seafood, for example, puts together a fantastic spread for both holidays, which are the only times of the year it offers brunch.

Expect several seafood creations paired with eggs, griddle items, and fantastic cocktails like Duke’s Famous Bloody Mary (it comes with two jumbo prawns, of course). Dungeness crab makes its way onto a “BeneDuke”, or you can order the Wild Prawn Benedict Arnold, a classic preparation with Wild Mexican Pacific prawns, poached eggs, nitrite-free bacon, and rosemary hollandaise served over a toasted English muffin.

brunch at Duke's Seafood

Here are six other restaurants that offer brunch in South Lake Union every weekend:

The Victor Tavern, 2121 Sixth Ave.

On April 16, Ethan Stowell’s The Victor Tavern will launch its new “Brunch Treatment” service, which is $40 per person. It comes with a smattering of shareables (think fresh berry bowl, soft eggs with spicy aioli and breadcrumbs, and more delectables) and each guest selects an entrée like the Breakfast Smash Burger, eggs benedict, avocado toast, and the like. Entrées are available à la carte too.


LOCAL Public Eatery
, 404 Terry Ave. N.

This gastropub with Canadian roots is typically known for its taps and tasty apps, but delivers a stellar weekend lineup, too. Try the fried egg enchiladas (add some mole braised beef if you’re feeling fancy) and sip on an El Caesar (vodka, clamato, and signature seasonings), a Canadian cousin to the Bloody Mary.


Skillet
, 2050 Sixth Ave.

Many credit this Seattle modern diner with kickstarting the city’s brunch scene years ago, and the popular spot continues to deliver with chicken and waffles, sandwiches, and more. Don’t forget a side of signature bacon jam.


South Lake Kitchen + Bar
, 2125 Terry Ave.

Housed in the Pan Pacific Hotel, this restaurant proudly boasts a view of the Space Needle along with its daily brunch offerings. There’s something here for everyone, including a vegan rice porridge with jasmine rice, coconut milk, and blueberry orange compote.


The White Swan Public House
, 1001 Fairview Ave.

Known for its seafood pub fare, The White Swan Public House also offers a popular brunch every weekend. Look for shrimp and grits, baked eggs, and more.


Cactus
, 350 Terry Ave. N.

Come to Tex Mex mainstay Cactus for migas, huevos rancheros, tres leches French toast, churro waffles, and more, but definitely stay and take your time with $30 pitchers of mimosas.

Story by Ethan Chung. Photos by Ryan Carlson courtesy of Duke’s Seafood and Skillet.


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