This one's for all the fathers out there.
Sunday is Fathers Day, which usually means grilling and barbecues. But it's Sunday, so it's also a day for brunch.
If you're looking to treat Pops this weekend, here are some spots that should do the trick.
Note that many don't take reservations.
Beasley's Chicken & Honey
237 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh
919-322-0127 or ac-restaurants.com/beasleys
Some call the churros at this Ashley Christensen-owned spot the best in the Triangle, but the crowd lined up on Wilmington Street is there for chicken and waffles and great brunch cocktails served in mason jars.
4351 The Circle at North Hills, Raleigh
919-789-0606 or coquetteraleigh.com
This North Hills brasserie serves all the French favorites.
413 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh
919-342-8277 or cortezraleigh.com
Specializing in seafood, this sister restaurant of Jose & Sons serves shrimp and grits for brunch, two kinds of ceviche and fries topped with clam chowder for a poutine of the sea. (More on the Jose & Sons brunch below.)
100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary
919-447-4000 or the umstead.com/dining
Every meal is a showstopper at this Cary resort, and brunch is no exception.
Jose and Sons
327 West Davie St., Raleigh
919-755-0556 or joseandsons.com
Claiming Raleigh's best bloody Mary, this upscale Mexican spot serves corn masa waffles with jam and fusion brilliance in huevos bennys.
2519 Fairview Road, Raleigh
919-322-0365 or mandolinraleigh.com
Order bloody marys by the pitcher and consider refined versions of brunch classics, like eggs benedicts with Johnston County ham, oatmeal sweetened with local honey and shrimp and grits.
426 S. McDowell St., Raleigh
919-832-4477 or ac-restaurants.com/pooles
Raleigh's most famous diner only serves one of its most famous dishes on Sundays: the Royale, a burger atop brioche, covered with jus.
14 E. Hargett St., Raleigh
919-833-0999 or raleightimesbar.com
One of downtown Raleigh's dining pioneers offers a wide ranging menu for just about every taste.
Sullivan's Steakhouse Raleigh
410 Glenwood Ave., Suite 100, Raleigh.
919-833-2888 or sullivanssteakhouse.com/raleigh
Serving specials for Father’s Day, including a 14-ounce bone-in filet, 12-ounce hand-carved prime rib with horseradish sauce and au jus, and a 26-ounce dry-aged long bone ribeye.
223 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh
919-322-0359 or strochraleigh.com
313 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham
919-768-8830 or thedurham.com
This lobby restaurant in the Durham Hotel is a far cry from room service, serving latkes and scrapple as sides, shrimp sticky rice and steak and eggs as entrees and a brunch cocktail list a dozen drinks deep.
Cure Delicatessen and CafeCure Delicatessen and Cafe
245 East NC Hwy. 54, Suite 105, Durham
Bagels are just one option for the breakfast sandwich lineup at this house-cured meat specialist. You can opt instead for a croissant or house-baked biscuit. Once you’ve made the bread decision, you’ll face the far more difficult dilemma posed by fillings ranging from the Number One (smoked salmon "bacon", baked egg, pickled onion, herb cream cheese) to the Number Five (fried smoked chicken thigh, baked egg, pimento cheese).
1200 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham
919-973-3636 or grubdurham.com
This modern diner is all about dining outdoors, boasting a large patio and an even larger rooftop. The breakfast menu is served until 3 p.m.
2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham
919-401-2600 or guglhupf.com
Serving weekend brunch starting at 9 a.m., the menu at this beloved German bakery and cafe includes buttermilk pancakes with fresh berries, a basket of pastries and mushroom omelettes.
Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant
3003 Guess Road, Durham
919-479-8339 or hongkongdimsumindurham.com
Dim sum carts full of dumplings, rolls and buns pass through this Durham dining room that's often full on Saturdays and Sundays.
2022 Chapel Hill Road, Durham
919-402-8059 or thelakewooddurham.com
Brunch here begins with a perfect two-bite biscuit slathered with as much butter and jam as one can fit within their own moral or religious guidelines. Entrees include sourdough pancakes, a strong case for fancy avocado toast and with James Beard-nominated baker Phoebe Lawless as the owner, perhaps an even stronger case for pie for breakfast.
345 Blackwell St., Durham
919-282-1183 or nanasteak.com
This steakhouse next to the Durham Performing Arts Center serves Saturday and Sunday brunch in one of Durham's handsomest dining rooms.
2010 Hillsborough Road, Durham
919-416-0466 or vinrougerestaurant.com
One of Durham's most popular brunch spots focuses on the French classics: omelettes, eggs benedicts and French 75s.
1116 Broad St., Durham
919-416-5040 or wattsgrocery.com
Serving Southern farm to table brunch of fried chicken and sausage gravy and county ham eggs benedict, along with Shrimp and Grits from Bill Neal's recipe and Huevos Rancheros.
610 West Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-929-7643 or crookscorner.com
Serving one of the most famous shrimp and grits in the South.
2000 Fearrington Village, Pittsboro
919-542-4000 or fearrington.com
The Belted Goat at Fearrington serves a breakfast and lunch in the middle of North Carolina's farm resort.
Greg Cox contributed to this story.