Big Daddy’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar
An old school fish camp delivering much more than average fried seafood
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These are the dishes diners are missing out on from restaurants around town
by Ebony L. Morman
A brunch experience means you get the best of both worlds — a menu filled with both sweet and savory options. Whether it’s a roasted chicken crepe or a smoked salmon board, there’s usually something for everyone. While you may have your signature brunch order that always satisfies your cravings, it’s time to be adventurous and try something new. Before you head to brunch, check out this list of the most underrated brunch orders in Charlotte, according to the people that serve them.
Most underrated brunch item: Smoked salmon board
What’s on it/in it: Smoked salmon (lox), cream cheese, slivered onions, capers, lemon, and slices of crusty bread
Most underrated brunch item: Okonomiyaki
What’s on it/in it: Cabbage pancake, sunny egg, braised bacon, sriracha aioli, and yakiniku sauce
Most underrated brunch item: Brunch burger
What’s on it/in it: Mushroom patty, shiitake bacon, JUST egg, lettuce, tomato, and a pickle with a choice of side salad or country potatoes
Most underrated brunch item: Eggs Benton
What’s on it/in it: Over easy local farm eggs, Benton’s 24-month aged country ham, Johnny cake (made with Farm & Sparrow cornmeal), creamed collard greens, and Appalachian tomato gravy
Most underrated brunch item: Chilaquilas
What’s on it/in it: Corn tortillas, salsa de arbol, braised chicken, fried egg, and cilantro.
Most underrated brunch item: Lamb burger
What’s on it/in it: Sun-dried tomato jam, white onion, smoked gouda, tzatziki, and served with fries
Most underrated brunch item: Deviled eggs
What’s on it/in it: Cream cheese, cheddar cheese, farm fresh spicy jalapeño, Hellmann’s real mayonnaise, and crispy bacon
Most underrated brunch item: That’s How I Bowl
What’s on it/in it: Scrambled egg white, house chorizo spice, avocado, roasted sweet potato, chipotle aioli, cilantro, roasted poblano bone broth, and toasted quinoa