Finding Eggs Benny

The Duck Dive Turkey Bacon Avocado Eggs Benedict (courtesy photo)

National Eggs Benedict Day, which falls on April 16th, is the perfect excuse to dive into a tasty breakfast of eggs, meat and sauce all atop a crunchy English Muffin. Treat yourself to one of the many delicious eggs benedict dishes across San Diego. We’ve pulled our favorites below:

With seven locations across the city, Breakfast Republic is not only a delicious breakfast joint, it’s convenient as well! After a morning surf session, stop by the Pacific Beach or Ocean Beach spots or swing by their North Park location on your way in to work. On April 16th, order the Mushroom ‘n Pesto made with button and oyster mushrooms, red bell peppers and spinach, and smothered in a hollandaise and pesto sauce. Upgrade by adding asiago-fennel sausage or shrimp!

The Rail is a Hillcrest-iconic bar and nightclub where guests can also stop in for brunch or lunch. To appropriately celebrate National Eggs Benedict Day, give the Cajun Shrimp Benedict a try. The Rail put a slight spin on the classic benedict by topping two warm, cornbread waffles with grilled shrimp, poached egg and a Cajun pork gravy. And if your mouth isn’t already watering, you can sip on any one of The Rail’s signature cocktails while brunching. The Morning Jitters is a perfect blend of Fugu Horchata Vodka, Crème de Cacao and coffee to help wake you right up.

Looking for a benedict with some island-inspired flare? Miss B’s Coconut Club, a laid-back Mission Beach restaurant and bar specializing in flavors of the Caribbean, offers a mighty-tasty Cubano Benedict with garlic buttered kolache toast, Duroc ham, pulled pork, house spiced mustard, poached eggs and jerk hollandaise sauce. The dish comes even with a side of hearty house potatoes. And since Miss B’s sticks to serving brunch on the weekends, celebrate one day early by coming in for breakfast the Sunday before National Eggs Benedict Day. Kick-off the holiday the right way by ordering a Watermelon or Kale-Ribbean Mimosa – cheers!

Bite into a Turkey Bacon Benny at Pacific Beach’s premier lounge and eatery, The Duck Dive. Located just steps from the sand, this beach bar boasts a menu compiled of takes on classic American dishes as well as coastal favorites. Their extensive brunch menu has many appetizing plates to choose from, but you can’t go wrong with the benny! Turkey and Applewood-smoked bacon comes served on a spilt English muffin topped with two poached eggs and house-made orange zest hollandaise sauce. The orange zest makes for a flavorful and unique take on a classically delicious breakfast item.

The Gaslamp District’s go-to breakfast spot, Lazy Hippo, features exotic, modern and traditional dishes with plenty of variety. Whether brunching with you friends or treating your family to breakfast, everyone in your party is sure to find something they will love here. From waffles to omelets, healthy options like oatmeal to egg benedicts, the possibilities for a tasty meal are endless. On National Eggs Benedict Day, celebrate by selecting between five appetizing styles; ham, turkey, bacon, smoked salmon or veggie, served on Portobello mushrooms with sautéed spinach and tomato. Each benedict option comes with two poached eggs covered in a hollandaise or chipotle-hollandaise sauce on an English muffin, with a side of fruit and country potatoes. Make your benedict even yummier by adding avocado for a few extra bucks.

Nothing beats breakfast with a view and PB Shore Club has just that. Grab a seat on the iconic Pacific Beach bar’s open-air patio and fulfill all your cravings with their Smoked Salmon Benny. Savor the taste of smoked salmon and scallions doused in hollandaise sauce, served with a side of house potatoes and fruit to keep it fresh. Wet your whistle by pairing your meal with a Bloody Mary or Mimosa, after all it’s never too early have a drink!