Sunday-morning church going, newspaper reading and lounging around can work up an appetite, and many Wichita restaurants are waiting every weekend to feed the famished.
Wichita Eagle reader Ralph Decker recently posted a question to Curious Wichita, asking me if I could occasionally publish a list of restaurants in Wichita that offer Sunday brunch buffets, noting that the scene changes quickly.
Decker is right. Restaurants often suddenly decide to add a Sunday brunch buffet to their list of offerings, and they also sometimes decide their Sunday brunches aren’t working and eliminate them.
Every Easter, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas, I publish in the Go! section and on Dining with Denise a list of restaurants offering holiday brunch buffets. But Sundays are a good day to test run where you might like to go on a holiday because the buffet on a regular Sunday is usually much less expensive than on a special occasion. Some restaurants charge nearly $10 less a head on a non-holiday Sunday. (Though to be fair, the spreads are more lavish on holidays.)
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I think Decker is referring to restaurants that don’t serve buffets as a practice, so I’m not including buffet restaurants like Golden Corral, Bishop’s Family Dining and Ourr’s Family Dining. There are several local restaurants that offer brunches only on special holidays, and I’m not listing those, either.
Here’s a guide to restaurants that offer regular Sunday brunches.
Doo-Dah Diner, 206 E. Kellogg, 316-265-7011: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Buffet is $19.99 adults, $9.99 ages 7-12, free for 6 and under. Call ahead to be placed on a waiting list for seating.
Granite City Food & Brewery, 2244 N. Webb Road, 316-636-5050; and 2661 N. Maize Road, 316-721-8500: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Buffet is $14.95, $5.95 for ages 7-12, free for ages 6 and younger. Reservations accepted.
Hereford House, 1400 Terradyne, Andover, 316-733-7800: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Buffet is $18.95, $9.95 for ages 4-11, free for ages 3 and younger. Reservations recommended.
Jerseys Grill and Bar, 3213 N. Toben, 316-636-5000: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Brunch buffet is $17.95 adults, $10 ages 12 and under. Reservations available.
Legends, inside the DoubleTree by Hilton, 2098 Airport Road, 316-945-1966: Served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Buffet is $21.95 for adults, $19.95 for ages 60 and older, $9.95 for ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger. Reservations recommended.
Newport Grill, 1900 N. Rock Road, 316-636-9555: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Buffet is $21.95, $7.95 for ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and younger. Reservations accepted.
Scotch & Sirloin, 5325 E. Kellogg, 316-685-8701: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. From 10-11 a.m., buffet is $14.95 for adults, $6.95 for children ages 5-11. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., it’s $16.95 for adults, $8.95 for children 5-11. It’s free for ages 4 and under. Reservations accepted.
Siena Tuscan Steakhouse, inside the Ambassador Hotel, 104 S. Broadway, 316-440-5300: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Buffet is $23, $11 for ages 12 and under. Reservations accepted.
Sweet Basil, 2424 N. Woodlawn, 316-651-0123: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Brunch is $13.95 adults, half-price for ages 2-10. Reservations accepted.
Twelve, 12111 W. Maple, 316-440-2812: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Buffet is $15.95, $6.95 for ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger. Reservations accepted.
Two Olives, 2949 N. Rock Road, 316-681-1100: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Brunch buffet in the Olive Tree Banquet Hall is $17 adults, $15 seniors, $9 ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and under. Reservations recommended for groups of 10 or more.
Taste & See, 255 N. Washington, 316-260-4233: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Buffet is $20 for adults or $12 if you bring a church bulletin. Reservations accepted.
Wichita Marriott, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive, 316-651-0333: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Buffet is $16.95, $13.56 for seniors 62 and older, $9.95 for ages 4-12, free for ages 3 and younger. Reservations accepted.
YaYa’s EuroBistro, 8115 E. 21st St., 316-634-1000: Served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Buffet is $17.95 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and $19.95 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s $7.95 for ages 6-12 and free for 5 and under. Reservations accepted.
Zaytun, 2020 N. Woodlawn, 316-613-2474: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Traditional Indian brunch is $15.95, $9.95 for ages 5-9, free for ages 4 and younger. Seniors get 10 percent off regular price. Reservations accepted.
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