Great Maple Featured in OpenTable’s Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America

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OpenTable is the leading provider of online restaurant reservations, and this year they’ve put together comprehensive listings of the top restaurants in the country, with several San Diego spots making their lists. In 2018, lists released so far include the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America and the 100 Best Restaurants in America for a Big Night Out. San Diego restaurants made both lists.

The list of Best Restaurants in America for a Big Night highlights restaurants that not only feature delicious food and drink, but also vibrant bar scenes and lively atmospheres. The list of honorees is based on an analysis of 12,000,000+ reviews, canvassing more than 27,000 restaurants across the country — all submitted by verified diners.

In the Brunch category, qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of reviews for which “great for brunch” was selected as a special feature. And San Diego’s very own Great Maple made the list. Great Maple is located on the border of Hillcrest and University Heights (1451 Washington St.). They also recently opened up shop at Westfield UTC, and have locations in Pasadena and Newport Beach.

This top brunch spot packs flavor into all its dishes to satisfy any discerning diner. From fresh scones, maple bacon donuts and beignets, the bakery pumps out delicious treats that are great to share with the table.

Looking to indulge? Try the pancakes with salted caramel, chocolate bacon or even fruity pebbles.

They’ve also got scramples, and savory popovers (try the Fried Goat Cheese Squash Blossom with roasted tomato, mushrooms, spinach and a strawberry balsamic drizzle for something truly unique). You can also go a more traditional route with Brisket Hash or a standard breakfast with potatoes, fruit and toast.

As with any brunch, they’ve got sandwiches, burgers, and some health options as well. And we can’t forget about the cocktails. Because what brunch is complete without a mimosa, bloody marry or cocktail to start your day off right? With six bloody mary options and numerous delicious cocktails (try the Cucumber Collins or Pimm’s Cup for a refreshing and delicious and refreshing start to your day), you won’t leave hungry or thirsty.


San Diego resident for over 10 years, I now call this beautiful city home. Originally from the Bay Area, I'm a California girl at heart. I love the outdoors, fitness, food, and a good craft beer (from San Diego of course).

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