Shelter Harbor Inn
A most gracious brunch is served here every Sunday from 11:30am to 2:30pm in a renovated farmhouse that dates back to the early 1800s. The dining areas are charming, and the stone patio with its blue market umbrellas beckons as the weather turns warmer. There are but seven items on the brunch menu, and each one is a winner, ranging in price from $9 to $14. Cinnamon apple hot cakes are served with your choice of bacon, sausage or Canadian bacon, as is the banana walnut French toast. If three cheeses in your omelet aren’t enough, you can add peppers, mushrooms, onions and roasted tomatoes. The corned beef hash and the eggs benedict come with poached eggs and appropriate sauces. You can also get crab cake benedict topped with an herb hollandaise sauce. On the side of the quiche du jour is a salad of field greens with lemon vinaigrette.
Oak Street B&B
The B&B in Oak Street B&B does not stand for “bed and breakfast” but rather “burgers and breakfast.” They are open on Sundays from 8am to 1pm, serving a half-dozen creative burgers (the perfect cure for a hangover) and unique breakfasts with a southern twang. They are known for their “proper hash browns” and fluffy baked omelets – try the one filled with fresh soupy, onions, peppers and provolone ($7.95). The hearty offerings include Portuguese toast battered with cinnamon, vanilla and cornflakes and served with warm syrup ($5.95, and for another $2 they’ll “stuff it” with bacon and cream cheese). Their breakfast burrito ($5.95) is a grilled tortilla generously filled with hash browns, cheese, eggs and your choice of meat. This is one of the few places where you can get jonnycakes, a stack of three drizzled with clover honey ($4.95). Their claim to fame is that their specialty platters ($7.95) – country fried steak, corned beef and cabbage hash, pork chops with bacon hollandaise, to name just three – call for a steak knife, and they proudly proclaim they offer “gourmet food at greasy spoon prices.”