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Enjoy the elegance of a restored Victorian mansion and a family-style brunch featuring hickory-smoked ham, scrambled eggs, biscuits and sausage gravy, house-made doughnuts, fresh fruit and more. $19.95 adults, $10.95 children ages 12 and under.
276 S. Exchange St., St. Paul, 651-224-5606, www.forepaughs.com
HAZELLEWOOD GRILL AND TAP ROOM
A giant buffet is the order of the day at this attractive restaurant, featuring breakfast and brunch items, carved meats and a separate dessert buffet. $25 adults, $13 children ages 6 to 12, $6 children age 5 and under.
5635 Manitou Rd., Tonka Bay, 952-401-0066, www.hazellewoodgrill.com
Dinkytown's casual, moderately priced charmer is putting up a lengthy a la carte brunch: strata, eggs Benedict, quiche and crêpes on the breakfast side, pastas, roast meats and sandwiches on the lunch half of the menu, with average prices in the mid-teens.
421 14th Av. SE., Mpls., 612-623-4900, www.kafe421.com
PEARSON'S EDINA RESTAURANT
Tradition reigns at this landmark for families of all ages. Enjoy fruit-glazed ham, candied yams, potatoes and a dinner salad or soup for $18.75; roast turkey, stuffing and the works for $16.75; and salmon with a Bearnaise sauce and all the usual sides for $19.95. The kitchen's full menu is also available.
3808 W. 50th St., Mpls., 612-927-4464, www.pearsonsedinarestaurant.org
SPILL THE WINE
The buffet menu at this stylish downtowner includes design-your-own omelets, scrambled eggs, cinnamon French toast, grilled salmon, bacon and sausage, pastries and more. Grown-ups will enjoy the $5 build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. $22 adults, $11 children ages 5 to 12, free for children age 4 and under.
1101 Washington Av. S., Mpls., 612-339-3388, www.spillthewinerestaurant.com