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Five Great Sarasota Brunches


Sunday brunch has undergone a total makeover. What used to be a giant ballroom filled with dessert tables, omelets to order and chafing dishes of potatoes and various leftovers from the restaurant has transformed (thanks to a younger demographic) into à la carte menus and all-you-drink rosés and bloody Marys.

Here are my favs for the one meal of the week you need before a two-hour nap on your pool float:

Max’s Table

115 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, (941) 220-7463
Between the lemon curd and blueberry pancakes and the corned beef hash, I might never give up my seat here. The place is spotless, serving a farm-style breakfast with outdoor seating and some of the friendliest service around. Go early, as they tend to fill up quickly and for good reason. Caramelized onions and peppers with over-easy eggs put its corned beef hash up there with the best.

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