Whaley’s is Raising the Bar for Brunch

Now maybe I’m being a diva, but I am getting so sick of bottomless brunches with horrible quality food. If I’m going to eat out, I don’t want it to be an absolute waste of my money. So let’s make a pact to eat GOOD brunches from now on, ok? And no better place to start at than Whaley’s.

I had heard for months about Whaley’s and their plethora of seafood options, thinking I need to hit them up for dinner. Then the Bitches Who Brunch gave rave reviews for none other than brunch. Turns out I can still get all their seafood towers for brunch, so I said, let’s do it! And I got to dine with none other than fellow Hungry Lobbyist writer, Hill Betch.

While everything we had was exceptional, we of course had to choose some favorites. My personal standout was the chicken fried oysters dish with CHORIZO gravy – now that’s a combo you don’t see too often. Savory and spicy gravy atops giant, succulent oysters. Hill Betch, who agrees with Bitches Who Brunch, LOVED the pancakes. And I must agree, they really melt in your mouth. You can’t go wrong with any sides either, as I was obsessed with the cauliflower and scallop crudo. It all just depends what you are in the mood for!

So let’s start this weekend (or whenever you go next) and eat AWESOME brunch food, not cheap, bottomless s**t.

Cauliflower with goat cheese fonduta, honeycrisp apple, and benne seeds
Cauliflower soup with bouchot mussels, coconut, apple, and garam masala
Variety of fresh oysters
Day boat scallops crudo with ginger pear vinaigrette, sea beans, and pink peppercorn
Sparkling rose, St. Germaine, Cana Brava Rum, and grapefruit
Scallops and Red Corn Grits with sea island red peas, cipollinis, sea urchin, and pickled chili
Chicken Fried Oysters with sunny side up eggs, buttermilk biscuit, and chorizo gravy
Buttermilk pancakes with poached pears, hazelnuts, and maple mascarpone

Whaley’s is open Sundays from 11:00am-9:00pm, Monday-Thursday from 5:00-9:30pm, Fridays 5:00-11:00pm, and Saturdays from 11:00am-11:00pm. Brunch is from 11:00am-3:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

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