Evansville, Indiana, is home to a variety of restaurants that would make any foodie want to explore the city’s culinary options. While the city offers an excellent selection of bars and dinner favorites, it also has plenty of options for diners that want to eat out earlier in the day. Here are some of the hottest brunch spots in Evansville.

O’Charley’s Restaurant & Bar

This local favorite has two Evansville locations to choose from on either the west or east side of the city. O’Charley’s focuses on providing a warm, friendly atmosphere and delicious American style food with a Southern flair. O’Charley’s serves up brunch every Sunday with a motto of “Eggs, Bacon, and Lots of Love.” You can create your own waffle combo or choose from a variety of menu favorites that include strawberry & cream French toast, the deconstructed breakfast taco, and the classic eggs benedict. If you’re in the mood for something more similar to a lunch or dinner meal, then try the slow-roasted prime rib. Either way, you’ll want to top off brunch with one of O’Charley’s mimosas or bloody marys.

Merry-Go-Restaurant

This fun restaurant offers delicious brunch options and friendly service at a fair price. This 50s style octagonal shaped restaurant was opened in 1948 and has been a favorite sit down restaurant ever since with fast service and hot food. Stop in for brunch where you can order everything from the Triple Crown pancake special and fluffy omelets to corned beef sandwiches and pork chops. Be sure to save room for dessert. You’ll want to try their milkshakes and their seasonal selection of cobblers and pies before you leave.

The Pie Pan

The Pie Pan is an excellent choice for brunch. This homestyle restaurant serves up some favorite breakfast options in a welcoming atmosphere. Breakfast is served until eleven every day and there are always discounted specials available for children and seniors. You’ll find classic comfort food favorites such as breakfast sandwiches, biscuits and gravy, country fried steak, omelets, and pancake combos. Stop in for a tasty bite at the restaurant that was voted “best breakfast in town.”

Kite & Key Cafe

Located on the corner of Franklin Street this little cafe is the perfect brunch spot. The restaurant is owned by a mother and daughter pair that named the restaurant after Benjamin Franklin’s famous experiment with electricity. The decor of the restaurant is inspired by colonial America with a modern, rustic boutique feel. The cafe is decorated with pieces of the family’s old farmhouse that were collected and saved over the years. This family-owned cafe has some of the best corn beef hash around and prides itself on its tasty breakfast menu. You’ll find healthy options as well as traditional, comfort style breakfast foods at the Kite & Key Cafe. Their menu features omelets, griddle cakes, waffles, biscuits and gravy, crepes, and more. Lunch is served starting at eleven and features such local favorites as grilled chicken guacamole, chicken cordon bleu, fish taco wraps, French dip sandwiches, and roasted turkey clubs. Be sure to ask your server for the soup of the day.