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Readers Vote: 18 Best Under the Radar Brunches

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On Friday, Eater opened up a comments thread and the tipline (and Facebook and Twitter) asking readers to name their favorite under the radar brunch spots in Seattle. The jury is still out on whether or not some of the suggestions are actually under the radar (Lola, Ma'ono), which is why you won't see those popular kids on this list. Speaking of, here now is the reader recommended in-alphabetical-order-map of 18 brunch destinations where the food is good, day drunkeness is welcome, and long lines are not. In addition, quotes supporting the nominations. If your favorite is missing, please feel free to add it to the comments. There's no such thing as too many brunch suggestions.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Ba Bar

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"Fantastic brunch and no lines (yet)!"
Breakfast: Wed-Sun, 8 to 1130 am
Menu: bit.ly/RLL8zL

"Never disappoints. The great vibe lifts you up in the morning. And if it's on the menu, order the pork belly benedict!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 3 pm
Menu: bit.ly/lWnYd0

Cafe Parco

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"Cafe Parco in Madison Park for decadent brunch, French press and cocktails."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 3 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/V2GA8Z

Cafe Madison

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"It's nothing trendy, but a classic diner with no wait, an attentive staff, lots of consistently good breakfast standards and cheap mimosas served all day every day."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 7 am to 4 pm

The Coterie Room

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"While the dinner isn't under the radar, Coterie Room has a great brunch menu that is still catching on. Hurry before the word gets (totally) out!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 2 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/10Av5MJ

Grim’s Provisions & Spirits

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"Amazing food, yummy choices of drinks, great atmosphere and a wide variety."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 3 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/Xu4Wcb

The Harvest Vine

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"The Harvest Vine has an interesting, off from the norm menu and a mellow vibe. Best brunch in town!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 2 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/WRTq9T

Jak's Grill

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"Jak's in Laurelhurst does good work and is almost never crowded."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 9 am to 2 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/SsO9c6

Manhattan

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"Manhattan has way better brunch than dinner. Great eggs Benny and amazing chicken and waffles. Also mimosas by the carafe."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 3 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/SsOqMj
(half-off brunch items ordered before 11a)

Marché

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"Marche in the Pike Place Market. Mimosa bar!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 11 am to 330 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/vNpMGZ

Original Pancake House

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"Original Pancake House consistently cranks out a bevy of breakfast and brunch items that far surpass the offerings of its trendier bretheren."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 730 am to 230 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/dU4Gnp

Rookies Sports Bar & Grill

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"Rookies Sports Bar and Grill has a mean brunch with $5 Bloodys and Mimosas! They also have a partial breakfast menu on weekdays!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 9 am to 2 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/Xw9mhT

Row House Cafe

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"They do damned tasty food. Only grits available (I think), no hash browns, but really interesting specials and delicious looking pastries and cakes in the case. Kinda funky and sweet. And lots of different rooms, which is fun."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 9 am to 3 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/ibLqWE

Saint John's Bar & Eatery

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"The steak and eggs are probably my favorite in the city. Good Bloody Marys and cute waitstaff as well."Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 3 pmMenu: http://bit.ly/WiQwLP

Schooner Exact Brewing

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"If you like beer, Schooner EXACT in SODO has a small but tasty menu, heavy on the waffle combinations. So good!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 11 am to 2 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/UN6vn1

Sun Liquor Distillery

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"Great atmosphere, plenty of veggie options, and cocktails."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 11 am to 3 pm

A Terrible Beauty

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"A Terrible Beauty on South Lake Union. No lines, good brunch menu, and great Irish coffee!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 9 am to 3 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/WntNiH

Tilikum Place Café

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"I'm still bewildered how many people have never heard of this place. True, the Dutch babies are the signature items here, but really, everything on the brunch menu is pretty fabulous. And the space was made for easy breezy brunches."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 8 am to 3 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/13Y2GjI

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Ba Bar

"Fantastic brunch and no lines (yet)!"
Breakfast: Wed-Sun, 8 to 1130 am
Menu: bit.ly/RLL8zL

Barrio

"Never disappoints. The great vibe lifts you up in the morning. And if it's on the menu, order the pork belly benedict!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 3 pm
Menu: bit.ly/lWnYd0

Cafe Parco

"Cafe Parco in Madison Park for decadent brunch, French press and cocktails."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 3 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/V2GA8Z

Cafe Madison

"It's nothing trendy, but a classic diner with no wait, an attentive staff, lots of consistently good breakfast standards and cheap mimosas served all day every day."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 7 am to 4 pm

The Coterie Room

"While the dinner isn't under the radar, Coterie Room has a great brunch menu that is still catching on. Hurry before the word gets (totally) out!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 2 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/10Av5MJ

Grim’s Provisions & Spirits

"Amazing food, yummy choices of drinks, great atmosphere and a wide variety."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 3 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/Xu4Wcb

The Harvest Vine

"The Harvest Vine has an interesting, off from the norm menu and a mellow vibe. Best brunch in town!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 2 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/WRTq9T

Jak's Grill

"Jak's in Laurelhurst does good work and is almost never crowded."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 9 am to 2 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/SsO9c6

Manhattan

"Manhattan has way better brunch than dinner. Great eggs Benny and amazing chicken and waffles. Also mimosas by the carafe."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 3 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/SsOqMj
(half-off brunch items ordered before 11a)

Marché

"Marche in the Pike Place Market. Mimosa bar!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 11 am to 330 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/vNpMGZ

Original Pancake House

"Original Pancake House consistently cranks out a bevy of breakfast and brunch items that far surpass the offerings of its trendier bretheren."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 730 am to 230 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/dU4Gnp

Rookies Sports Bar & Grill

"Rookies Sports Bar and Grill has a mean brunch with $5 Bloodys and Mimosas! They also have a partial breakfast menu on weekdays!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 9 am to 2 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/Xw9mhT

Row House Cafe

"They do damned tasty food. Only grits available (I think), no hash browns, but really interesting specials and delicious looking pastries and cakes in the case. Kinda funky and sweet. And lots of different rooms, which is fun."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 9 am to 3 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/ibLqWE

Saint John's Bar & Eatery

"The steak and eggs are probably my favorite in the city. Good Bloody Marys and cute waitstaff as well."Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 3 pmMenu: http://bit.ly/WiQwLP

Schooner Exact Brewing

"If you like beer, Schooner EXACT in SODO has a small but tasty menu, heavy on the waffle combinations. So good!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 11 am to 2 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/UN6vn1