Where to Eat Brunch on the Fourth of July in Washington

Because what’s more American than bacon and Bloodys?

Founding Farmers serves up brunch on the Fourth. Photograph by Scott Suchman

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Sure, Independence Day is on a Thursday. But you can still assert your right to mimosas and eggs at several restaurants, which are throwing down like it’s Sunday Funday. Check back with us as more brunches become available.


One doesn’t automatically think Balkan cuisine for the Fourth, but why not? Feast on unlimited small plates such as prosciutto eggs Benedict and a B.E.L.T. and free-flowing cocktails before heading down to the Mall to stake out a spot for the fireworks ($35 per person).

Bar Pilar

Feel like pork for breakfast? The neighborhood bar hosts a barbecue starting at 11, with ribs, brisket, slaw, hot dogs, corn, and other summery treats.

Cafe Saint-Ex

Neighboring 14th Street eatery Cafe Saint-Ex is still finalizing its brunch plans, but look for eggy eats and mimosas.

Founding Farmers

Early birds can head to either the Foggy Bottom or Rockville location, which serve brunch from 7 to 2. Look for American classics such as steak and eggs and pastrami hash.

The Heights

Four brunches are better than one! Head over Thursday through Sunday between 9 and 4 for a very extended brunch at the Heights. You can even bring dogs to the outdoor patio for their own $2 breakfast treats.


Both DC locations of this family-operated Korean restaurant are serving brunch, and the K Street branch will remain open for dinner. Come for the soju Bloody Mary, stay for Korean-style omelets and marinated steak.

Masa 14

Festivities last all day at Masa, and a deejay will spin until 2 AM. Get a head start with unlimited small plates and bottomless brunch cocktails from 10 to 3 ($35 per person).

Pearl Dive

In addition to fried chicken picnic buckets and pies to go, Jeff and Barbara Black’s seafood spot offers brunch from 11 to 3. Stick around for extended happy hour through 7.

This post has been updated from a previous version.

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.