Mother's Day was this past weekend, but you don't have to wait for a holiday to celebrate Mom! On your next trip to Destin, treat Mom to a delicious brunch at a nationally ranked restaurant!
For Mother's Day, Yelp put together a list of the top 100 restaurants for Mother's Day brunch. To assemble their list, they looked at restaurants in the breakfast and brunch category, compared the concentrations of reviews mentioning "brunch," and then ranked relevant restaurants based on factors such as total volume and ratings of reviews that specifically discuss brunch. Yelp only included up to 10 businesses per state for geographical diversity, and eligibility required that the business was marked open and had a passing health score as of April 6, 2023.
One restaurant in Destin made the top 5! Crackings is an immensely popular spot that serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch. The owners have been in the business for about 25 years, but Crackings has been open (and winning award after award after award) for five years.
Crackings is known for their family-friendly atmosphere and scratch-made dishes. They're best known for their smoked lobster gouda grits, Crawfish Eggs-Toufee (a specialty eggs benedict), bananas foster French toast, and crab cake benedict.
A handful of other Florida restaurants made the list. In the Panhandle, George Bistro + Bar in Pensacola and Mama Clemenza’s in Miramar Beach (ranking 18th and 48th respectively) joined Crackings in earning recognition.
Next time you're in Destin, come grab brunch! It is sure to be delicious!