Best brunches in town.

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These restaurants host a Sunday brunch; some feature spectacular waterfront, garden and other scenic surroundings. Please call ahead to confirm hours, menus and reservations needed:

Glen Restaurant, Virginia Crossings Resort

Virginia Center Parkway, Glen Allen

804-727-1480 or www.virginiacrossingsresort.com

Blue Talon Bistro

Prince George Street, Williamsburg

757-476-2583 or www.bluetalonbistro.com

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Comfort food brunch plates include homemade meatloaf, shrimp and grits, lamb and eggs and chicken and mushroom crepes, as well as pastries, French toast, omelets and salads. Al a carte menu, $6.95-$14.95.

Bray Bistro at Kingsmill

Route 60, James City County

757-253-1703 or www.kingsmill.com

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Buffet-style brunch includes assorted breads and pastries; cold foods like smoked fish, cheeses, fruits and salads; hot foods such as apple-smoked bacon and Surry sausage, sesame-seared chicken, poached eggs and beechwood-smoked salmon; omelets and waffles with Virginia ham; and desserts like spiced chocolate cake, truffle boats and cheesecake. $23.95 adults, $15.95 children.

Nick's Riverwalk Restaurant

Yorktown waterfront

757-875-1522 or www.riverwalkrestaurant.net

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Al a carte brunch menu features appetizers, salads and soups, egg plates, as well as entrees like chicken and dumplings and grilled tenderloin and pan-fried crabcake.$4-$14.50.

River's Inn

Yacht Haven Marina in Gloucester Point

804-642-9942 or www.riversinnrestaurant.com

11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. House-made seafood sausage, Old Bay & Cheddar cheese biscuits with country ham, omelets, surf and turf, oyster pot pie, sandwiches and salads. $5.95-$14.50. Specialty drinks, $6.50-$7.50.

Schlesinger's Chop House

Port Warwick in Newport News

757-599-4700 or www.schlesingerssteaks.com

11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Belgian waffle and omelet stations, egg dishes, Danish and muffins, seasonal fresh veggies and desserts. $20.95 adults, $9.95 ages 6-12.

Smithfield Inn

Main Street in Smithfield

757-357-1752 or www.smithfieldinn.com

11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Feast on Smithfield ham, she-crab soup and crab cakes. $7.95-$14.95.

Smithfield Station

On the Pagan River in Smithfield

757-357-7700 or www.smithfieldstation.com

8 a.m.-noon. Breakfast buffet includes waffles and omelet bars, breakfast fare with fruits and Southern-style grits. $12.

Swan Terrace, The Founder's Inn and Spa

Indian River Road in Virginia Beach

757-366-5830 or www.foundersinn.com

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sushi bar, carving station, omelet and waffle stations, salads, fruits, breakfast skillet, roasted chicken, salmon, beef and veggies. $26.95 adults, $13.95 ages 5-12.

The Trellis

Merchants Square, Williamsburg

757-229-8610 or www.thetrellis.com

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Al a carte salad plates with and without nutty tuna or chicken salad, grilled entrees, sandwiches and burgers and baked-daily cheesecake. Merchants Square in the Colonial Williamsburg area. $4.95-$16.95. www.thetrellis.com or 757-229-8610.

Vintage Tavern

Governors Pointe Drive, Route 17, Suffolk

757-238-8808 or www.vintagetavernvirginia.com

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dine on Southern-style foods such as sweet potato biscuits, Virginia apple butter, Joe's sage sausage, Southside Virginia Brunswick stew, Edwards Silver Label ham, deviled eggs. Al a carte pricing. $6.95-$28.95.

Williamsburg Inn Regency Room

Colonial Williamsburg

800-HISTORY (447-8679) or www.history.org

Noon-2 p.m. but 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Mother's Day. American-style crepes, pork tenderloin, beef short ribs, breakfast skillet, Chesapeake-style poached eggs, shrimp and scallops, seasonal fruits, pastries and tarts and beverages. $42. Bloody Mary and champagne cocktails, $10-$18. Colonial Williamsburg. Jackets required,

Williamsburg Lodge

Colonial Williamsburg

800-HISTORY (447-8679) or www.history.org

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