Beautiful Brunches on the Emerald Coast


By Gabriele Walkow

Start your day in paradise with an ample breakfast or memorable brunch. Home to a range of cuisines from Southern to seafood, this important morning meal on the Emerald Coast will fuel your body for the day ahead.

Mama Clemenza’s Homemade Eggs Benedict


With two locations, Mama’s Uptown Station in Fort Walton Beach and Mama’s Miramar Beach, celebrate breakfast and brunch at Mama Clemenza’s European Breakfast. Offering such delectable fare as the Italian Breakfast Panini, with prosciutto, eggs and Gruyere cheese, and the house specialty New Orleans White Chocolate French Toast, everything is homemade with tender loving care. Savor Mama Clemenza’s European Breakfast at Uptown Station on Sunday from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. and on Miramar Beach Wednesday to Sunday from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Buon appetito!

Harbor Docks’ delicious Fisherman’s Special


For breakfast/brunch with a twist, visit Harbor Docks in Destin where they offer breakfast daily from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. and a Bloody Mary bar on Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Choose your vodka and then visit the Bloody Mary Bar to customize the classic cocktail with garnishes from The Local Market. Pair your cocktail with a breakfast plate such as the Fisherman’s Special (two eggs with your choice of bacon, sausage, or Conecuh sausage, and a side of either grits, cheese grits or hash browns, and a biscuit) or the Biscuits & Gravy with black pepper sausage gravy.


This upscale Fort Walton Beach wine bar serving fusion tapas and varieties of wine now offers brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Starters include delightful Bacon Bruschetta and House Crepes. Then, try the Southern Breakfast Bowl, with seasoned home fries, crumbled sausage and house gravy over medium fried eggs and cheddar cheese, or opt for the unique Lobster Cake Benedict. Partake in Bottomless Mimosas for $5 with the purchase of a meal!

The delectable Crab Cake Benny at Asiago’s Skillet


With two locations, Asiago’s Skillet offers a mouthwatering breakfast/brunch menu daily from midnight until noon. These unique hours make Asiago’s the go-to spot for breakfast in Destin and Okaloosa Island. Treat yourself to the cheesy Southern Asiago’s Shrimp and Grits; savor the Crab Cake Benny; or indulge in the King of the Biscuits. This big daddy of the biscuit world comes with two biscuits topped with gravy, ham, sausage, bacon, two scrambled eggs and cheddar cheese. Locally owned and operated, Asiago’s Skillet offers breakfast at its best!


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