Seven Tasty Ways to Brunch (or Breakfast) in Navarre Beach

Hungry is no way to start a relaxing day in Navarre Beach. Ya gotta eat. Here are a few suggestions for the ideal late-morning meal. (Okay, early afternoon, if you’re really relaxed).

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Creekside Southern Grill

Wake up to a thoughtfully curated brunch spread. Located at the Club at Hidden Creek in Navarre, Creekside features floor-to-ceiling windows that provide a stunning view of the golf course. Try the New Orleans-style beignets and jumbo crab cake Benedict. Accompany your meal with bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys. (Sunday brunch, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
www.theclubathiddencreek.com/creekside-southern-grill

Blackwater Bistro

From southern classics like shrimp-&-grits and chicken-&-waffles to omelets, sandwiches and salads, get your Sunday underway in this quaint period house that offers an intimate dining experience. The place is located in downtown Milton two blocks from the scenic Blackwater River. (Sunday brunch, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
www.blackwaterbistro.com

TC’s Front Porch

If you’re more of an early eater, this rustic café near gorgeous Santa Rosa Sound offers a hearty menu of morning eats. The omelet lineup has some cool offerings: lobster, nacho and Philly cheese steak. TC’s calls its brunch…breakfast. Imagine that. (7-11 a.m.)
www.blackwaterbistro.com

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Alphy’s Family Restaurant

A no-frills eatery just a couple miles off the beach in Navarre, Alphy’s (aka Alphy’s Catfish House) specializes in hearty, affordable Southern fare. That means biscuits and gravy, country-fried steak and hotcakes (the cinammon roll version gets raves), and also omelets, French toast and just about any other breakfast grub you can imagine. You can even get a breakfast side of catfish. (Saturdays and Sundays are breakfast only, 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)
www.alphysfamilyrestaurant.com

JJ Chago’s

Look for the little building painted a vibrant blue on Navarre Parkway. JJ Chago’s cuisine is Mexican-American, and the breakfast menu reflects it. The Avocado Breakfast and the Breakfast Brisket tacos and burritos get high marks. (Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m.-1 p.m.)
www.facebook.com/JJCHAGOS

Shark Bite

A funky, ramshackle place with a walk-up window, Shark Bite sits right on Navarre Beach. Breakfast items ($6 to $7) include three-egg feasts like Chorito, Campfire and Cajun Country. This is the ideal place to fuel up before a day at the shore. (breakfast Tues.-Fri., 6 a.m.-11 a.m.; Sat.-Sun., 7 a.m.-11 a.m.)
www.sharkbitenavarre.com

Juana’s Pagodas

Navarre Beach’s prime hot spot has a whole lot going on — and one of them is breakfast. Sailor’s Grill serves an array of omelets, biscuits-and-gravy, pancakes, French Toast and breakfast bowls (including shrimp & grits). (Mon.-Sat., 8-11 a.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-noon)
www.juanaspagodas.com