The French toast at Lincoln Tavern.

The French toast at Lincoln Tavern.

We’re excited to be launching Bridj in Southie on September 15th, and in celebration, here is a list of some great brunch spots in the area. (Because, well, who doesn’t love brunch?)

Amrheins during opening day.

Amrheins during opening day.

Amrheins: For South Boston history enthusiasts, it doesn’t get much better than Amrheins, which first opened its doors more than a century ago. The restaurant also boasts America’s oldest hand carved bar and Boston’s first draft beer pump. If that’s not enough to woo you to this Southie institution, go for the generous Sunday brunch buffet.

The Franklin Southie: Had a little too much fun on Friday night? Get thee to The Franklin Southie. This joint puts an especially decadent twist on classic American diner food, such as loaded home fries with chives, sour cream and sausage gravy. Don’t forget to order some Boston cream pie donut holes for dessert!

The dining room at Lincoln.

The dining room at Lincoln.

Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant: Housed in a building that once boasted the area’s only department store, The Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant in South Boston isn’t short on ambience, with a nostalgic charm all its own. The Lincoln’s spacious open dining room, with high, pressed-tin ceilings and brick walls, is a stylish, inviting space to catch up with friends over midday Bloody Marys. The extensive menu has something for everyone, with options ranging from classic breakfast fare to salads and wood-fired pizza.

Muls: A Southie landmark and classic Boston diner, Muls is a must! The counter service, homey atmosphere and black and white checkerboard floors evoke a simpler time. As for the food? Four words: Creme brulee French toast. (If you go, say hello to our marketing manager – he’s a regular here.)

My Diner: If you’re looking for all-American eats on a budget, you can’t do better than unpretentious neighborhood favorite My Diner on A Street. The Eggs Benedict and Turkey Hash are available on weekends only, and breakfast is served all day. Be sure to try the home fries!

The Paramount: Made famous by its Beacon Hill location, The Paramount has since opened a Southie spot that’s proved wildly popular with weekenders-who-brunch. Don’t miss the caramel banana French toast and the fresh squeezed orange juice.

Stephi’s in Southie: Those who frequent Back Bay have likely dined at Stephanie Sokolove’s flagship restaurant, the famed Stephanie’s on Newbury, a fixture on the Boston food scene since 1994. Now South Boston residents can also enjoy Sokolove’s upscale comfort food at Stephi’s in Southie. With creative dishes like Arepa con Chorizo (a Colombian style corn cake with chorizo sausage, eggs and pico de gallo) and a Build-Your-Own-Bloody-Mary, you really can’t go wrong.

The plethora of options for a Bloody Mary at Stephis.

The plethora of options for a Bloody Mary at Stephis.

The Bridj team is always looking for great dining spots, so tell us – did we miss any South Boston gems? What’s your favorite brunch destination?

We hope to see you sipping a leisurely mimosa in Southie this weekend! And remember, if you live in Southie be sure to cast your vote for what route we start service with at southie.bridj.com.

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