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Thanksgiving Weekend Brunch Guide

You’re stuffed from all the turkey, but your family is sticking around for the long weekend. Where to take them? Here are our picks for the top Thanksgiving Weekend brunch spots with the ‘rents.

For the Young’un Nieces and Nephews
Ted’s Bulletin is the perfect diner for messy fun with the kids. Not only will their eyes get huge from the amazing pastries, doughnuts, and pop tarts on display, but there are milkshakes, films projected on the wall, and plenty of fun to be had (even hats!). This week, Ted’s is serving up Thanksgiving pop tarts, made with turkey, stuffing, and gravy topped with a cranberry glaze. Read the review here.

Ted's Bulletin Brunch

For the Fancy Pants Family
Does Grandma need her brunch with a silver spoon? Head to the Four Seasons in Georgetown for a brunch buffet that’ll knock her stockings off. The Four Seasons is perfect for pinkies out, and with more than a dozen stations (waffles, omelets, salads, tacos, raw bar, oh my!) there’s something to please everyone in the Fancy Pants Family. Read the review here.

For Mom
Mom likes a little romance after her turkey, so head to the cozy, dimly lit Italian spot, Lavagna, in Barracks Row, for bottomless mimosas (for you) and gorgeous Italian brunch dishes (for mom). She’ll love the locally sourced ingredients, especially dishes like the mascarpone pancakes and eggs florentine with truffled potatoes. Read our review here.


For Dad
Palena is a great spot for reliable, high-quality food that is delicious yet unpretentious and won’t break the bank. Because Dad’s always encouraging you to make wise choices and smart investments. He’ll love dishes like the buckwheat crepes and the wild forrest mushroom butternut squash soup. Read our review here.


For the Family Who Can’t Decide
If everyone prefers a different cuisine and the arguments are ensuing, head to Union Market, where there’s an option for everyone. Plus, the shops and stalls of the market will be enough distraction to keep you all occupied. Snag a table for the family, and then all disperse to forage for your own brunch of choice. Plus, Union Market always has plenty of activities, performances, and events for the family. Read the review here.

Union Market Brunch

For the Adventurous Family
Grew up globe trotting? Perhaps your parents would prefer something with a little flavor for brunch this weekend. Head to Ambar, which is actually serving brunch on Thanksgiving Day, as well. The Balkan restaurant offers a $35 bottomless/endless deal, and plenty of Balkan delights. Read the review here.


For a Friendsgiving Brunch
Some of us are flying solo this weekend and celebrating the holiday with our D.C. family–our friends. Make it a great Friendsgiving by getting boozy at one of the Jaleo locations. The restaurant is offering Spanish-influenced Thanksgiving specials, like a turkey and blood sausage fritter with cranberry alioli. Read the review here.


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