If you’ve been to Coastal Flats for lunch or dinner, add brunch to your must-try list — this is when this Virginia chain really shines. With locations in Gaithersburg, Fairfax and McLean, Coastal Flats kicks off each brunch meal with complimentary beignet-like rolls, served with whipped butter. Regulars call them “addictive,” so make sure not to eat too many, because you won’t want to miss out on the rest of your meal!
The most buzzworthy dish on Coastal Flats’ brunch menu is the blue crab and rock shrimp fritter appetizer, which comes with grilled corn salsa and lobster ginger butter. Move on to the brunch plates, which include popular dishes like the broiled crab cakes and eggs, brioche French toast, and chicken and waffles. If you have any room for dessert, go for the warm flourless chocolate waffle, topped with vanilla ice cream, cherries and almonds. And don’t miss out on the brunch cocktails, like the Grand Mimosa, with OJ, Prosecco and Grand Marinier, or the Bacon Bloody Mary, with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, smoky chipotle and a slice of bacon.